"[This new program] will give our students an edge to compete in an increasingly tight market for graduate programs and other forms of intellectual engagement or employment."
Karyn Hollis, Ph.D
Director - Cultural Studies Program
What is Cultural Studies
“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.
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges.