Department of Comparative Humanities

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Graduate Student Spotlight

Eric Shoemaker

Eric Shoemaker is a second-year student in the Humanities Ph.D. Program and a University Fellow. He is a poet, a translator of Federico García Lorca, and is working towards a dissertation focusing on magical poetics and the creation of community and lineage through writing.

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Ellen Shaikun

From a Humanities Alumna

“My Humanities major gave me the background and insight I tap into everyday to understand and interact successfully in all of my ‘worlds.’ It provided the necessary mindset I need to navigate successfully through my diverse professional community. Everyone should major in the humanities, but if not, the humanities should be a part of every major—it teaches us about where we came from and who we are and where we can go.”

—Ellen Shaikun, Berkshire Hathaway

Department of Comparative Humanities

Bingham Humanities 303
2216 South First Street
Louisville, KY 40292

Office Hours

M–F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


(502) 852-6805