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Christopher Robertson

Christopher Robertson
Major: 
Sociology
BDP Certificate: 
Cultural Studies
Graduation: 
Fall 2013

I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University.

Location: Evanston, IL

“My experience in the BDPs continues to shape my research, where I draw from history, political science, and philosophy, among other fields.”

Discuss your general career path since graduating from UT.

My academic career is a little different from many of my peers. I did not start my undergraduate education until I was 25, and entered UT knowing I eventually wanted to get a Ph.D. in sociology. As such, I proceeded straight to my graduate studies after completing my bachelor’s degree at UT in spring 2013. I am currently a full-time doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University.

How did your BDP experience influence your career path and interests?

My research interests have always been interdisciplinary, which is what initially drew me to the Bridging Disciplines Programs. My time with the BDPs only strengthened this cross-disciplinary commitment. When it was time to apply for graduate school, I wanted to be in a department that provided opportunities for continued interdisciplinary work. My experience in the BDPs continues to shape my research, where I draw from history, political science, and philosophy, among other fields.

What do you value most about your BDP experience?

I most value the program’s