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Cultural Studies: Novel approaches to examine society

UC Davis’ graduate program in Cultural Studies is one of a few of its kind in the nation, offering students an innovative and interdisciplinary program that cuts across the humanities, social sciences, law, and the agricultural and environmental fields. 

With the close guidance of top faculty, students in the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies examine how sexuality, race, ability, citizenship, gender, nationality, class, language and other issues intersect in culture and society. Students have many opportunities to conduct intensive research and critical analyses in a cross-disciplinary field that ranges far and wide intellectually — thinking imaginatively is encouraged. The program also offers a robust colloquium series, as well as significant admissions resources and materials for students. 

Through graduate programs like Cultural Studies, UC Davis is producing truly interdisciplinary scholars and educators of the highest professional caliber, generating knowledge for the benefit of society — in California and around the world. Graduates of the program have forged successful careers in higher education, the non-profit industry and the public and private sectors.

Cultural Studies graduate students Diana Pardo, left, and Elisa Oceguera practice interviewing techniques with a classmate in preparation for a digital storytelling project about migrant farm workers. Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo

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