In the Cultural Studies Program, faculty and students study how meaning is produced and consumed in the process of constructing and inhabiting a culture. Cultural Studies programs cross disciplines in order to engage contexts like gender and sexuality, class, race and ethnicity, globalization, and national identity. This interdisciplinary approach utilizes the methods of inquiry of the humanities, social sciences, and critical cultural theory, as well as science, mathematics, economics, and health professions. The program brings together students and faculty who are committed to the notion that, in our increasingly global society, diversity reaches far beyond face value. Rather, diversity must be measured in the richness and complexity of ideas and experiences, a depth of understanding that the Cultural Studies Program aims to foster. In the spirit of the University's liberal arts tradition, the Cultural Studies Program creates a space in which students can be critically engaged, aware, and active in thought, in work, and in the community.
Acting Director, Cultural Studies Program