“The BDPs are the most supporting, structured, and above all, rewarding when it comes to making undergraduate academics an in-depth experience, an experience that will not only help you expand your horizons, but will add value to your degree.”
One of the biggest benefits of being in the Cultural Studies BDP is that you have access to individualized advising services. Christine Anderson, the BDP advisor and connecting experiences advisor for Cultural Studies, specializes in:
Students in the Cultural Studies BDP should plan to come in for coursework advising with Christine Anderson once each long semester during registration.
Cultural Studies students must complete at least two connecting experiences as part of the BDP. Christine can help you through the entire process, from brainstorming research and internship possibilities to helping you get course credit for the experience. Remember that it can take time to find the right connecting experience for you, so contact Christine the semester before you want to be in a connecting experience.
Christine Anderson has been working with the Bridging Disciplines Programs since March 2008. She is the advisor for the Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Human Rights & Social Justice; Public Policy; and Social Inequality, Health & Policy programs. Christine also serves as the coordinator for the Archer Program at UT Austin. She received her B.A. in history and M.A. in Middle Eastern studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Along with her academic achievements, Christine brings her experience in nonprofit program coordination and event planning.