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I'm hoping to transition from the humanities (I studied literature / liberal arts in undergrad) to economics. I only have a couple economics courses, some social sciences, and a few math courses including calculus on my transcript. I'm looking for a master's program as a step toward a PhD and prioritizing a heterodox curriculum. I've browsed through the Heterodox Economics Directory (http://heterodoxnews.com/hed/study-programs.html) but I'm wondering if anyone here has suggestions of programs that might not be included on that list, or any thoughts about the programs that are on that list. Thanks!
Hej! I'm an Australian student looking to study in the US, specifically around NYC (where my gf currently lives). I have an undergrad in philosophy at USYD and a Masters by Research in English at the University of New South Wales. My project was on the relationship between Hegel and Kierkegaard's respective modes of representation and the "ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry." It centred on questions of the exception and repetition, taking 1843's Gjentagelse as its primary focus. Along the road I've picked up a lot of interests and areas of study. I've written conference papers on Badiou, Media, Hegel, Benjamin. I've also worked on psychoanalysis, Marxism, communist history and deconstruction. Broadly speaking, my overall project is concerned with the construction of universals across the gulf of difference, and the way that language/analysis might accommodate this. Because of this pick-and-mix I've been looking at places like the New School, but won't be able to support myself without funding so that seems to cast doubt. I've also heard that people have reservations about UPenn At the moment I'm looking at 1. Media at Brown with Joan Copjec 2. Philosophy at Columbia with Honneth or maybe Lydia Goehr 3. Philosophy at CUNY, not sure who with 4. English at NYU, not sure who with 5. Religion at Princeton with Eric Gregory I've done the GRE and got V-170, AW- 5.5 and Q- 149 (lol). Does anyone have recommendations on other programs that might accommodate a project as confused and baroque as this? Cheers!
Hi, I think I am posting this question/concern in the right place? Also, I preemptively apologize for this long post ... here we go My background: graduated 5 years ago from undergrad and am 100% on going back to graduate school in the next year. I was not the best student in undergrad until I found sociology (which I minored in) my 3rd year. Cumulative GPA is 2.88 but counting only anthropology and sociology classes (5 classes total) it is more like 3.5. Why I want to attend grad school: Ideally I would like to teach sociology in some capacity at a community college. If that doesn’t work out I think that developing my skills in quantitative methodology would be useful in research for a non-profit, labor union, or government department. Having said that, I am much more interested in qualitative but don’t see how that is necessarily helpful in a career outside of academia. Current interests: Social justice and social stratification including race, class, and gender are main topics in my thinking but not necessarily the specific areas that I want to study. I do know that I have deep interest in Marxism and critical theory which I think will guide my thinking in many ways. Having said that – I am not really well versed in either topic. In addition to that I am interested in automation, radical politics, commodity chain valuation, labor politics, “work”, social movements, and the non-profit industrial complex. Current dilemma: Feeling a but lost in the entire process of finding the “right” graduate program as well as feeling like I am a bit behind in my academic “credibility”. It seems like everyone is very specialized in their areas and I am struggling to find a focus. I did recently get into Northeastern University Graduation program for sociology – but that was my undergrad and it feels like that played a major role in their decision to accept me. Questions: Does anyone have suggestions as to how to narrow their interests? How do you go about finding the program that is right for you when your interests are so broad? Will my undergraduate GPA make it more difficult for me to get into a reputable program? Basically I’m looking for any advice from someone who has been in my position. I know this is all rather vague – but any advice / support will be helpful. Thanks!