Cultural Studies Program

Due to globalization, technological innovations and other factors that directly affect our life interdisciplinary programs are on the rise in institutions of higher learning. Villanova is also moving in this direction by  introducing a new major in CULTURAL STUDIES applicable to any geographical area or cultural phenomena, national or transnational in scope.

A versatile interdisciplinary major that complements a disciplinary study giving students an edge to compete in an increasingly tight market for graduate programs, employment, or other forms of intellectual engagement.

Recent News

Would you like to know more about Cultural Studies? Talk to CST majors and faculty! Stop by the CST table at the Major's Fair in the Villanova room on Friday, Oct. 3rd from 1-4pm.

Wishing good luck to Laura Bulman and Savannah Trifiro, two of our Cultural Studies majors who applied for a Fulbright award.

Cultural Studies Week is coming! It will celebrate Food Justice
Mark you calendars: October 20-23, 2014

CST Week

Congratulations to  our CST major, Karolina Wolnicki, the recipient of the prestigious Boren scholarship for international study and spent the year (2013-14) in Brazil and she obtained an extension for one more semester. She is now in Salvador de Bahía (Brazil) studying at the Universidade Católica do Salvador


Contact Information

Dr. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi
SAC 341
Phone: (610) 519-3069

Associate Director:
Dr. Karyn Hollis
SAC 458
Phone: (610) 519-7872

Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Joyce Harden
Villanova University
Office: SAC 277

Phone: (610) 519-4640

Welcome from the Director

Silvia Nagy Zekmi

"[These new programs] will give our students an edge to compete in an increasingly tight market for graduate programs and other forms of intellectual engagements or employment."

Silvia Nagy-Zekmi
Director - Cultural Studies Department


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What is Cultural Studies

Stuart Hall

“What [do] cultural changes amount to? [Are] there new emergent cultural forces and tendencies? Above all, how [are] these historical processes to be qualitatively undestood and assessed?

Cultural Studies [is] a set of disciplines addressing relevant issues about contemporary society.”

Stuart Hall, cultural theorist, 
founding figure of British Cultural Studies.