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Research Working Groups

Interested in Working with Others in Research Groups?

The College is coordinating Research Working Groups for faculty to work together on contemporary and historical topics that are relevant in the arts and humanities today. The groups are open to any faculty member (TTK and PTK) interested in the following goals and activities.

Goals of the Research Working Groups:

  • To generate engagement, scholarship and creativity focused on key topics of current interest
  • To create outputs that further professional development of faculty, such as grant application, manuscript proposal, conference idea, etc.
  • To generate possibilities for mentorship by bringing senior and junior faculty together across disciplines and departments working on common goals

Initially the groups will be for faculty within the College, but once the groups meet to decide on their own goals and activities, the College will help the groups reach out across campus or across UMD system for others to join as appropriate.

“Pilot” Topics for Research Working Groups

  • Religious Studies
  • Immigration and Migration
  • Medical Humanities

Examples of Other Possible Topics:

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Public Humanities, Advocacy, Social Movements
  • LGBT Studies
  • Intersectionality
  • Visual Culture Studies

Email Ashley Richerson Miller at arichers@umd.edu with your interest in joining one of the groups above, or if you wish to start your own!