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Indigenous Studies Ph.D.

Manulani Meyer from the Indigenous Studies PhD Indigenous Knowledge Conference 2010
Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies Ph.D.

Doctoral Cotutelle

The PhD Program in Indigenous Studies offers an exciting opportunity for international research collaboration between partner universities. A successful PhD Candidate will be awarded two doctorate degrees (one from Trent University and one from a partner institution) with one dissertation overseen by a committee with members from both institutions. 

Trent graduate students who wish to pursue a Doctoral Cotutelle would locate a faculty member at a partner university and may be required to take one or more courses at the partner university. Graduate candidates from partner institutions who would like to pursue a Cotutelle opportunity with the Indigenous Studies PhD Program should contact the Program Director about required courses and faculty supervision.  

Benefits of a Dual PhD

The Cotutelle is an exceptional way to explore Indigenous Knowledge and scholarship on a global scale. The oldest Indigenous Studies Program in Canada, Trent offers exceptional opportunities to apprentice with Elders and Knowledge Holders, and ground PhD Research in Indigenous contexts and methodologies.

Whether or not an individual starts their Cotutelle at Trent, candidates have a significant opportunity through this option to establish professional relationships and networks that can increase domestic and international career prospects.