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Welcome to Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue

What's Happening in IDIS?

IDIS graduate students receive awards

Comparative Literature Ph.D. student, Yuhan Huang, named April 2014 "5 Students Who Move the World Forward"

Delayne Graham named January 2014 "Momentum Maker"

American Studies Ph.D. student, Heather Moore, named September 2014 "5 Students Who Move the World Forward"

Interdisciplinary Programs Video

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS) provides administrative support for twelve interdisciplinary programs: American Studies, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Film/Video Studies, Global Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy and Literature Ph.D. Program, and Religious Studies.  The Office provides a graduate secretary for American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics.  IDIS works with African American Studies, Jewish Studies, and Women's Studies to facilitate communication and cooperation and to increase the visibility of all interdisciplinary endeavors in the College.  The Interdisciplinary Studies programs together represent an academic unit with its own resources and budgets, and representation on the Council of Department Heads. 

 INDURE: Indiana Database for University Research Expertise

PURE: Purdue University Research Expertise databaseSearch for Purdue faculty members and their research activities by keyword search or by browsing different fields of study. Now online!


Purdue e-giftIt is now even easier to donate to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program using Purdue-gift.  Purdue-gift makes it simple to make a gift by credit card to Purdue.

Go to the following web address:

Click on "Make a Gift," choose "Other" from a dropdown menu, then type "Interdisciplinary Studies-CLA" in the text box, enter some information about yourself, submit your payment information, and the transaction is completed through Purdue's secure server.  Make your gift now in three easy steps.  It takes just a few minutes.