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  1. Current graduate students, what would you say are the upsides and downsides of working with a professor who has the exact same specialty as you, versus a professor who maybe isn't exactly in the same niche but has a similar approach or outlook? For instance, as someone interested in microhistory/social history/gender in early modern Germany, would it strongly behoove me to find a faculty advisor with that exact same combination of specialties? Might that actually limit and hinder me? Might it be better to work under a faculty advisor with a slightly different geographic focus (say France or Holland), or with a slightly different subject focus (say religion or diplomacy), but who has a similar approach to social history? Would the latter option perhaps take me slightly out of my comfort zone and strengthen/enrich my work? Or would my work suffer because of my advisor's lack of knowledge about my preferred specialties? Thoughts?
  2. As a specialist in early modern German social history, I sometimes wonder how my subdisciplines are fairing in the history field right now. What would you say are some particularly "hot" specialties in history right now? How about some particularly "not hot" specialties? I've heard from some folks that history of mass incarceration is a burgeoning subject, while general American history is kind of oversaturated and dry right now. What are other people hearing?
  3. I am compiling a spreadsheet with the intended purpose of assisting those who are applying to PhD programs in statistics and/or biostatistics. At the moment, I am working on listing the specialties of each program. This can be as general as Theoretical vs. Applied or something more specific such as Longitudinal Data Analysis. I am going to do my own research on which schools have which specialties, but I would like to hear from this forum as well. Of course, when the spreadsheet is completed, I would be more than happy to share it with the forum. Here are the schools I am interested in: Statistics Stanford Berkeley Harvard University of Chicago University of Washington Carnegie Mellon Duke NC State Texas A&M University of Pennsylvania University of Wisconsin University of Michigan University of Minnesota Iowa State University Pennsylvania State Columbia University Cornell Purdue UNC Ohio State UCLA University of Florida UC Davis University of Illinois - Urbana University of Iowa Biostatistics Harvard University of Washington Johns Hopkins UNC University of Michigan Berkeley University of Minnesota University of Wisconsin UCLA Columbia University Thanks. Any help is appreciated.
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