Graduate Student Success Program

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THI’s Graduate Student Success (GSS) program supports first and second-year graduate students who were eligible for a Cota-Robles award at UC Santa Cruz. The GSS program offers students fellowships, workshops, mentorship opportunities, and cohort building activities.

The GSS program is oriented towards fostering graduate success in the Humanities, especially among students who have confronted structural barriers to higher education and intend to use their degree toward addressing social inequalities. The two-year program helps doctoral students navigate the challenges of graduate coursework, negotiate productive relationships with advisors, handle classroom and teaching duties, and envision pathways through departmental milestones. GSS activities also build new communities at UC Santa Cruz and create supportive networks of peers, faculty, and staff.

  • Mario Alberto Gómez-Zamora — Latin American and Latino Studies

    Leslie Lodwick — History of Arts and Visual Culture (HAVC)

    Krizia Puig — Feminist Studies

    Melody Nixon — History of Consciousness

    Jose Antonio Villarán — Literature Creative-Critical Concentration, with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies

    Ka-eul Yoo — Literature

  • Applications Due September 8th

    The Humanities Institute (THI) is seeking applications from advanced PhD students in the Humanities Division to serve as Peer Mentors for our Graduate Student Success (GSS) Program. Peer Mentor positions are an opportunity to gain professional development experience while supporting new cohorts of Humanities scholars.

    Learn more and apply here by Tuesday, September 8th: Peer Mentor Application

The Graduate Student Success Program is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the THI Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics project.