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Cultural Studies

Students gain advanced knowledge of the study of culture and society that highlights how sexuality, race, ability, citizenship, gender, nationality, class and language organize embodied identities, social relations and cultural objects, and emphasizes the linked analyses of these factors in relation to local community formations, transnationalism, (post)(neo)colonialism, and globalization. Students graduate with the interdisciplinary research skills necessary to carry out research and teaching within an individualized specialization.


Program Address

Graduate Group in Cultural Studies
2201 Hart Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1548
(530) 752-2079

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan I
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements

While an M.A. degree may be obtained while pursuing a Ph.D. degree, only Ph.D. applications will be accepted.


QE Exception: No outside member needed


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Chicano Studies
  • 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • History
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Anthropology
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Asian American
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Womens Studies
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/30/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Asian American
  • 07/01/2013 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • History
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2020

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies