Welcome to the PhD Program in Critical European Culture Studies. CECS is a selective, rigorous, and forward-thinking investigation of the various languages, literatures, and cultures of Europe with a foundational focus on the idea of Europe.
CECS is a graduate program that offers students both academic and professional outcomes. This unique brand will serve students in competition for external fellowships and honors and boost their standing as they enter the professional job market.
CECS offers a high-profile model of cross-departmental collaboration that fosters a diverse research program for participating faculty and students with a focus on the humanities and social sciences. This program will draw on the strengths of the University Center for International Studies: the European Studies Center and Russian and Eastern European Studies.