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Founded in 1952, Emory's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA) was one of the first interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in the United States. Today, the ILA provides a unique, intellectual environment for the pursuit of research projects that cut across conventional academic boundaries. The Institute has a tradition of fostering emergent fields of study and has encouraged the practice of new modes of inquiry at Emory and beyond. It provides a challenging space for both faculty and students to pursue theoretically sophisticated and methodologically innovative studies of history, culture and society. Read More

Spotlights & Events

Fahamu Pecou, a PhD candidate with the ILA, has recently had one of his paintings “But I’m Still Fly” (from GRAV•I•TY) acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Congrats Fahamu!
Pecou Still Fly

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