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The Cultural Studies major is a collaborative effort of a group of faculty members of different Humanities and Social Science departments at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Thanks to their dedication, a new interdisciplinary initiative has emerged in Cultural Studies which would further enrich programmatic offerings at Villanova.

The Cultural Studies program is directed by Dr. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, offers an interdisciplinary major and organizes cultural events. A graduate certificate in Cultural Studies will be forthcoming.

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.