Cultural Studies Program

 

Cultural Studies

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  • Rethink Everything - photo by Zhu Xiaozhuli

    Rethink Everything - photo by Zhu Xiaozhuli

  • Breakfast with Mrs. A - photo by Pia Banzhaf

    Breakfast with Mrs. A - photo by Pia Banzhaf

  • Support Cultural Studies - photo by Mansoor Behnam

    Support Cultural Studies - photo by Mansoor Behnam

  • Hairlines Poster. June 11-13 7:30pm

    Hairlines Poster. June 11-13 7:30pm

  • Ban Righ Stained Glass - photo by Danielle Gugler

    Ban Righ Stained Glass - photo by Danielle Gugler

  • Feathers of Hope - First Nations Youth Action Plan

    Feathers of Hope - First Nations Youth Action Plan

  • Decolonization - photo by Jeffrey Barbeau

    Decolonization - photo by Jeffrey Barbeau

  • Cyclop Robot - creation of Pia Banzhaf

    Cyclop Robot - creation of Pia Banzhaf

  • Reflection - photo by Dorit Naaman

    Reflection - photo by Dorit Naaman

  • Pia Banzhaf

    Pia Banzhaf

Cultural Studies researchers investigate values, beliefs and belongings, cultural processes and cultural objects, economic and social relations, institutions and identities

Its researchers theorize the forces that shape the lived reality of people in the 21st century. Drawing on a range of practices, Cultural Studies researchers investigate values, beliefs and belongings, cultural processes and cultural objects, economic and social relations, institutions and identities.

Cultural Studies is an emphatically interdisciplinary area of inquiry that intersects the humanities, science studies, the social sciences and the arts.

What distinguishes Cultural Studies from other approaches to the study of culture is:

  1. its recognition that no single disciplinary approach can get at the complexity of cultural forms and
  2. its emphasis on power, social justice and social change.

Necessarily self-reflexive, Cultural Studies draws on a range of methods and critical theories. It offers opportunities to break down conventional divisions between academia and activism, between theoretical critique and cultural production.

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