There are various ways of enhancing your experience as a graduate student in Comparative Literature at UCSB.
The Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR) which aims to enrich and enhance the experience of graduate students and faculty involved in literary studies, by promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and encounters at various levels. Students can join the board, take part in round tables, organize the annual conference, attend the Harvard IWL, and more.
Our doctoral program is affiliated with the Harvard Institute for World Literature, an international research program created "to explore the study of literature in a globalizing world”. Each July, an international group of students and faculty gather in a different city to study world literature.
Research Focus Group
The IHC African Studies Research Focus Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students with diverse research interests in African studies.
The Disability Studies Initiative engages with the Medical Humanities and brings together faculty, students, and community members to explore Disability Studies as an interdisciplinary and intersectional field of scholarship and support grassroots projects on campus and beyond.
The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is an association of faculty and students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) that promotes the study of music across academic disciplines.