703: Does the Department Have a Future?

12:00 PM–1:15 PM Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Acapulco

Session Information

Description: Panelists who direct interdisciplinary research clusters and chair departments of English, media studies, and women, gender, and sexuality studies engage a question urged by the proliferation of degree programs across departments, the role of soft money in research, and the administrative prominence of student services: What does (and doesn’t) and should (or shouldn’t) the academic department do?


John Marx, U of California, Davis


Peggy McCracken, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Mark Garrett Cooper, U of South Carolina, Columbia

Veronica Paredes, U of Illinois, Urbana

Roderick A. Ferguson, U of Illinois, Chicago