Cultural Studies News

Congrats Grads!

Congratulationss to Cultural Studies 2017 Graduates: Maddie McCarthy (Stuart Hall Medallion winner), Kat Gowland, Margaret Cavenaugh, Breanna DiMaio and Jonathan Silva.   

Congratulations to Cultural Studies 2016 Graduates:  Erin Rosenberg, Grace Lassiter, Alina Guido, Blaire Fenniman, Mona Lisa Garcia, Alexa Causey! 


What Our Students Say

We asked two graduates why they chose to major in Cultural Studies:

Alina Guido--"The major in Cultural Studies is great for students with multiple interests. Because "Cultural Studies" can be so broad, the curriculum is very flexible. I love that I was able to take courses in political science, sociology, and even art history -- and it all counted toward my Cultural Studies major. The interdisciplinary approach has helped me in discerning my path for post-graduate studies in which I hope to research environmental and agricultural policy on an international spectrum."

Grace Lassiter--"Majoring in Cultural Studies at Villanova University provided me with the academic rigor and cultural diversity to achieve my goals both inside and outside the United States. This program offered an invaluable breadth of knowledge that encouraged me to study abroad and discover my passion for public health. Cultural Studies will continue to be a foundation that I can draw upon as I strive to ignite change in a global healthcare setting."


Student News


Congratulations to CST major, Karolina Wolnicki, the recipient of the prestigious Boren scholarship for international study. Karolina spent the year (2013-14) studying in Salvador de Bahía (Brazil) at the Universidade Católica do Salvador. She later extended the scholarship for one more semester. 



Congratulations to two CST majors awarded Fulbright fellowships. Savannah Trifiro will teach English in Indonesia and Brigid Connolly in Costa Rica.


Congratulations to Grace Lassiter who is working this summer with the World Health organization in Venice, Italy

Food Matters Week

Cultural Studies Week takes place every fall semester and lately has focused on Food Justice.

CST Week
Professor Masaka Hamado demonstrates the Japanese tea ceremony.

Welcome from the Director

Dr. Karyn Hollis

"[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


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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.