The Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory (CAT) is a dynamic transdisciplinary space for
the scholarly exchange of methods and concepts for analyzing complex social and cultural phenomena.
The Department is committed to the critical study of the transnational and transcultural flow of peoples,
capital, media, and ideas; the production, dispersion, and reception of literary,visual, digital, and
material cultures; and the theories and practices of social and political movements.  

CAT is home to: 

Undergraduate Programs:

Cinema and Cultural Studies

Comparative Literature

Humanities Interdisciplinary Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies

5-year Women's and Gender Studies BA/MA program in Public Health

Graduate Programs:

Comparative Literature

Cultural Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies


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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

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