Students in the MLS program have several options for publicizing the work they are completing as part of the courses they take or their thesis projects. Students are encouraged to take advantage of one or all of these methods for gaining a wider audience for their achievements.

IU Southeast Student Conference

Graduate students typical present their work as either a paper or a poster on the first day of the annual conference: Thursday afternoon between 4:00 & 8:00pm

IU Southeast Graduate Research Journal

Graduate students in all three graduate schools at IU Southeast (business, education, and liberal studies) are invited to submit papers to the GRJ. Submission deadline is always December 20. All types of papers are considered (research, literature reviews, case studies, etc.) and submissions are limited to 5000 words including references. Submit paper or questions to Title page should include author’s name, program, preferred contact information, course for which the paper was written, and name of course professor.

  1. Graduate Research Journal: Volume I
  2. Graduate Research Journal: Volume II
  3. Graduate Research Journal: Volume III
  4. Graduate Research Journal: Volume IV
Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

Each year the graduate liberal studies programs of Indiana University invite MLS students from the Midwestern region to participate in the MGLSC. The conference is designed to allow both formal and informal interactions among students and faculty from graduate liberal studies program in the Midwest. Students from graduate liberal studies programs in the Midwest region are invited to present their work at the MGLSC. All types of work will be considered: empirical research, literature reviews, case studies, works of fiction, multimedia works, etc.


Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of scholarly works by students, faculty, and graduates of the Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) programs. Confluence is published biannually and features nonfiction, fiction, poetry and other creative work from students, faculty and alumni of graduate liberal studies programs. The journal also publishes reviews of books of special interest to the GLS community. Submission information can be found at their webpage


Zeteo, the journal of interdisciplinary writing published by the City University of New York, is on the lookout for intellectual essays and research papers that offer the fruits of interdisciplinary scholarship to well-educated, reflective readers.Zeteo welcomes exploratory pieces by established scholars, essays and papers by independent scholars and writers, and promising student work. While most interested in work that takes a generalist approach and spans more than one discipline, they are also open to papers that advance scholarship in a given field. They admit to a particular weakness for vigorous prose, and for essays combining the political, personal, and intellectual.


Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal of student research housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies department. At Palaver, we challenge and embrace the vintage definition of “an often prolonged parley usually between persons of different levels of culture and sophistication.” A palaver then encourages a dialogue of multiple perspectives. We showcase the distinct intellectual pursuits of contributors while merging those diverse academic endeavors into a forum that will give rise to a new dialogue born out of those individual parts.