REDI Week will be held from June 4-10, 2022 - deadline to apply for 2021 REDI week is Feb 11, 2022

In 2023, REDI Week will be held from June 3 to June 9.

The Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI), founded by Professor Cheryl A. Wall, is a one-week summer program at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. REDI is designed for advanced college students and recent graduates whose cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds may contribute to diversity in the fields of English and American literary studies. The purpose of REDI is to encourage students to attend graduate school and to pursue careers as teachers and scholars in the field. At REDI, students will learn about traditional and nontraditional subfields and critical approaches in English and American literary studies from Rutgers University faculty. REDI activities will include seminars, lectures, workshops on applying for graduate school and on digital resources in literary studies, a trip to a research library, and a cultural excursion to New York City. Up to fifteen students, chosen from a national pool of applicants, will each receive a $750 stipend for participating in the program.

Faculty, Seminars, and Workshops for REDI 2023 are still being scheduled.
Please see the REDI 2022 Schedule and Seminars and Workshops to for examples of the REDI experience.

REDI alums have an amazing track record in gaining admission to prestigious English PhD programs!

Applications for REDI 2023 will open December 12, 2022.

Phone: 848.932.7424
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2022 REDI Faculty

  Evie ShockleyEvie Shockley
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  Maurice WallaceMaurice Wallace
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  Lynn FestaLynn Festa
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Ryan KernanRyan Kernan
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David KurnickDavid Kurnick
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Sarah NovacichSarah Novacich
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           Stephane RobolinStéphane Robolin
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