Cultural Studies

About the Program

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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.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan I
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 15, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 15, 2022
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Kaitlin Dabdoub

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Rana Jaleel

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Wendy Ho
Asian American
(530) 758-5550 |

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Rana Jaleel
Gendersexuality Womensstudies

Advisor: General
Mark Jerng
(530) 752-1696 |

Advisor: General
Richard Kim
Asian American
(530) 752-2069 |

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 |

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia