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Can I Get a Witness?: The Hidden Syllabus of Reference and Recommendation Letters

When: Friday, April 5, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: University Library, Forum Room, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Steve Adams  

Group: Northwestern Libraries

Category: Lectures & Meetings


This panel workshop, led by three Northwestern Professors, is geared towards writers and requesters of letters of reference, support, and recommendation. These letters play a consistent role in our lives, as essential elements of applications to graduate programs, research grants, fellowships, and jobs inside and outside of the academy. Please join us for lunch on Friday, April 5th to learn more about what goes into successful recommendation letters, including how requesters can choose recommenders wisely and support their letter writers in this important process.


Joshua Chambers-Letson, Ph.D., Professor of Performance Studies and Asian American Studies

Miriam J. Petty, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Programs, The Graduate School, and Associate Professor in the Department of Radio/Television/Film

Ariel Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Radio/Television/Film

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