Graduate students Arslan, Smith Oyekole named 2018 Humanities Without Walls fellows

Author: Erin Blasko

Without Walls Fellows Feature

University of Notre Dame graduate students Caitlin Smith Oyekole, fourth-year English, and Sevda Arslan, second-year anthropology, have been named 2018 Humanities Without Walls pre-doctoral workshop fellows.

Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of 15 Midwestern institutes that fosters cross-institutional collaboration in humanities-based research, teaching and scholarship.

This summer’s workshop will take place over a three-week period in Chicago and will focus on the theme of doctoral career diversity, exposing graduate students to career paths outside of the traditional tenure-track trajectory while providing enrichment for traditional academic scholarship.

“I’m thrilled to see students boost the versatility of their professional skill sets through opportunities such as the HWW workshop,” said Laura Carlson, vice president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. “It reinforces the idea that the best career outcomes are those that empower students to apply their research toward their passions in concrete, collaborative ways.”

Graduate students who are interested in this or other fellowships can contact the Office of Grants and Fellowships at

Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127,

Originally published by Erin Blasko at on April 06, 2018.