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Nomad is a…mentorship program, journal of undergraduate writing, speaker seriesconference, a prize, and more…

The year-long Nomad Mentorship Program offers undergraduates from all majors the opportunity to develop their skills of research, writing, and conference presentation as they work toward publication of an article in the journal of the same name.


The program is comprehensive. It pairs undergraduate participants with faculty and graduate student mentors, who provide them with one-on-one guidance in developing advanced research skills in the literary humanities. Students are supported through the process of conceiving, refining, writing, and editing an essay related to the annual theme over a nine month period. Additionally, the program organizes a speaker series designed to teach participants how to present their own work to the public, skills they will demonstrate during Nomad’s annual undergraduate conference.

The resulting essay is then published in the Comparative Literature Department’s journal of undergraduate writing, nomad. This year’s research theme is “Outlaw.”