Dean of the Graduate School Scott Adler has named Tiffany Beechy program coordinator of the PhD Consortium of Literatures and Cultures effective Nov. 1.
“I’m excited to welcome Tiffany to this position,” said Adler. “Her interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and research, and her familiarity with graduate programs in the humanities will be critical to advancing the agenda of the consortium.”
The consortium, comprised of six departments within the College of Arts and Sciences—Asian Languages and Civilizations, Classics, English, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Spanish and Portuguese—funds and provides cross-departmental mentoring, and opportunities for collaborative research, event planning, and professional development to participating PhD students.
“I am particularly excited to develop an interdisciplinary course for consortium students to collaborate as they refine their first publications, present new work and explore the full range of professional options for a PhD in the humanities,” said Beechy. “I believe in the importance of new research by emerging scholars and have a deep commitment to good mentorship.”
Beechy is an associate professor of English and a CU Boulder faculty member since 2011. Her current work focuses on what she calls “unconventional theology” in early medieval Britain and its connection to experimental form in literature and art. She received her PhD in English from the University of Oregon, after completing an MFA in poetry at Columbia and an AB in Linguistics and English at Harvard.
The program coordinator position for the consortium is a nine-month appointment and reports to the director of the Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA). The appointment length is three years.
“I look forward to working with Tiffany,“ said Jennifer Ho, newly appointed director of the CHA. Together, we have the potential for creating a community of humanities scholars who can support and empower one another on their path to the PhD.”