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Queen's University
 

Cultural Studies

"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.


About the Program

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Cultural Studies at Queen's University is a unique graduate program that offers opportunities for cultural production and community-activist fieldwork.

Faculty and Courses

panel2.png The faculty is composed of 84 scholars, drawn from 21 disciplines at Queen's University. The program offers courses specific to cultural studies and elective courses in each of the departments that our faculty represent.

How to Apply

panel3.png The program welcomes applicants who are interested in meaningful engagement with cultural issues relevant to local and global communities.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000