CFA (Graduate Program): University of California, Davis (Ph.D., M.A., almost always fully funded for at least five years)

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We would like to call your attention to the graduate program in German at UC Davis. We invite you to share this information with your undergraduate students and with M.A. students interested in pursuing the Ph.D.


Please note that Ph.D. students are almost always fully-funded -- via a combination of fellowships and teaching -- through at least five years of studies, with additional time also possible. M.A. are likewise usually funded through their degrees.


UC Davis is one of the ten campuses of the University of California (UC) system, located about under an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, 20 minutes west of state capital Sacramento, and two hours from scenic Lake Tahoe. The UC system offers numerous collaborative opportunities between and among its many campuses.


Our M.A. and doctoral students are trained in all major periods of German literature and culture from the early modern era to the present. Our departmental faculty strongly encourage interdisciplinary work and offer expertise in the following areas, among others:

18th-21st-century German literature

gender and sexuality studies

postcolonial and transcultural studies

film, television, and media studies

German-Jewish literature and thought

Holocaust studies

German-Chinese literary and cultural relations

German intellectual history, including Critical Theory

linguistics and secondary language acquisition

life writing: memory and memoir


We also offer students the opportunity to pursue a Designated Emphasis (graduate minor) in fields such as Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Studies in Performance and Practice, Feminist Theory and Research, Classics, and Human Rights.


Applications are reviewed through April 1, 2022. Fellowship priority will be given to applications submitted by January 15, 2022, see: or the website at graduate studies


Please do not hesitate to contact me (Jaimey Fisher) with further questions at