Cultural Analysis and Theory Graduate Programs:

CAT, the Department of Cultural Analysis & Theory, administers three graduate degree tracks:

  • Comparative Literature (M.A. and Ph.D. degrees)
  • Cultural Studies (M.A. and Ph.D. degrees)
  • Women’s & Gender Studies (M.A. and Ph.D. degrees)
The M.A. and Ph.D. programs distinct, with different requirements, and applicants must specify to which program they are applying, but students in one program may include the other as one of their primary fields of study.
Full Information on Graduate admissions and M.A. and Ph.D. degree structure can be found in the Graduate Handbook (available as a PDF).

 Click link below for information on tracks:

  Comparative Literature

 Cultural Studies

 Women's &  Gender Studies

Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory
2048 Humanities Building 
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355

Phone:(631) 632-7460    Fax:(631) 632-5707


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CAT Colloquium Series

Graduate Student Colloquium

 26 March 2014 

Co-Sponsored Events

Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

23 April 2014

 Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"

23 April 2014 


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Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"


Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.


Kudos Newsletter 

February 2014

The Humanities Institute

Cultural Analysis and Theory • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355 • Phone: 631.632.7460 • Fax: 631.632.5707
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