USC Professor to Discuss Diversity in Graduate Admissions

Julie Posselt
Julie Posselt

University of Southern California professor Julie Posselt will discuss “Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping” on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall.

During the talk, Posselt will draw on her ethnographic study of 10 top-ranked doctoral programs to discuss how the graduate admissions process functions. 

She will dissect and propose solutions to two key problems: shifting definitions of merit within the admissions process and the commitment to diversity by admissions committees.

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