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Empowering Interdisciplinarity Graduate Workshop

Interdisciplinarity, by its very nature, embodies inclusivity.

It undergirds excellence in scholarship. It highlights the essential breadth of knowledge creation through mentoring and teaching. Interdisciplinarity elicits the productivity of transgressing traditional boundaries. In this workshop, graduate students will learn core interdisciplinary pedagogical strategies for:

  • designing and teaching classes that will help students see connections in new ways
  • building critical thinking skills
  • laying the foundations for new perspectives.

Participation in this workshop will enhance a student’s own professional development, and provide opportunities to develop new interdisciplinary courses that will continue to enhance their ongoing trajectories.


Open to PhD students in any Laney Graduate School department or program who have completed TATTO.


Students will receive a $500 stipend for attending the workshop.

Graduate students who participate in this workshop will have the further opportunity to develop and teach team-taught courses through the ILA:

  • IDS 220 (What Does it Mean to be Human?) or
  • an IDS 290 crossroads course of their design, which is a one-credit course team-taught with two undergraduate IDEAS Fellows.

Teaching of these courses will be compensated.


The workshop will cover:

  • theory and method of interdisciplinary approaches to pedagogy and public scholarship
  • community-engaged interdisciplinarity
  • putting interdisciplinarity thinking into practice
  • finding common ground across the sciences and humanities
  • interdisciplinarity and inclusive excellence
  • designing an interdisciplinary syllabus


Application Deadline: March 15 ,2024 

Applications must be submitted online using the form below and must include:

  • a CV
  • a personal statement of interest (500 word max)
  • a brief letter of supporting your attending the workshop and the possibility of pursuing resulting teaching opportunities from DGS, faculty advisor, or PI

Submit your application.

Co-sponsored by: The Laney Graduate School, Emory College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for Mind, Brain and Culture, and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry