Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (Ph.D.)
Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought is often referred to as ASPECT. We are a scholarly alliance among various departments and programs and reside in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Our students and faculty work closely with other colleges, centers, and academic units at Virginia Tech. Faculty members from multiple fields of study and disciplines are ongoing participants in our curricular programs, day-to-day governance, intellectual life, and student mentoring.
Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, And Cultural Thought has a limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships available for students applying for full time study on the Blacksburg Campus. Entering students can apply for such funding as part of their admissions application. No separate application required.
- *Fall: February 1
- *Fall: February 1
*ASPECT accepts applications ONLY for Fall terms. We do not accept students in Spring, Summer I or Summer II terms.
- SPECTRA is an online, double blind reviewed, refereed scholarly journal established as part of the ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) program at Virginia Tech. The journal features work of an interdisciplinary nature and is designed to provide an academic forum to showcase research, explore controversial topics, and take intellectual risks. SPECTRA welcomes submissions for publication by way of articles, book reviews, interviews, and other works that operate within a problem centered, theory driven framework.
Publishing contemporary poetry and fiction as well as reviews, critical commentary, and interviews of leading intellectual figures, the Minnesota review curates smart yet accessible collections of progressive new work. This eclectic survey provides lively and sophisticated signposts to navigating current critical discourse. The review maintains its tradition of exploring the most exciting literary and critical developments for both specialists and a general audience.
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