Globalization and the emergence of new transnational dependencies and threats are challenging traditional interpretations of freedom and democracy and are transforming the role and function of the United States as an exemplary modern democratic society. The investigation of the historical foundations and possible future developments of the social, economic, and cultural changes facing North America at the beginning of the new century calls for a broadly designed cross-disciplinary analysis. The eight research areas of the Graduate School are designed to provide a comprehensive and systematic - but by no means exhaustive - framework for the analysis of developments and changes in post-9/11 American society.
Cultural Studies, Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics
Graduate School, funded by German Excellence Initiative
Freie Universität Berlin
10-12 scholarships per year. Participation with external funding is possible. Guest doctoral candidates for up to one year are welcome.
Required certification of English proficiency: TOEFL (100 points ibt / 250 points cbt / 600 points pbt) or equivalent like CAE (A and B), CPE (A,B,C), TOEIC (750) or IELTS (7.0)