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Areas of Specialization

Areas of Specialization

Our designated areas of specialization are:

Other scholarly areas of interest among our faculty and graduate students include: 

  • Asian American Studies and Global Asias 
  • Bioethics 
  • Disability Studies and Disability Justice 
  • Environmental and Blue Humanities 
  • Irish Studies 
  • Poetry and Poetics 
  • Postcolonial, Decolonial, and Caribbean Studies 
  • Science, Technology, and Health Humanities 
  • Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction 

We do not offer an MA or a PhD specialization in creative writing, although MA and PhD students may petition to take a creative writing course. We do offer an integrated BA/MA degree for Penn State undergraduates specializing in creative writing.

English PhD students may earn a dual-title degree in partnership with one of three programs: the Department of African American Studies; the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and the Visual Studies program.