Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

An Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Minor and Graduate Certificate

The Ph.D. Minor and Graduate Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory provide an interdisciplinary graduate curriculum based upon theoretical synergies among disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, arts, professions, and natural sciences. The Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Ph.D. Minor and Graduate Certificate train students in important twentieth-century theoretical traditions that have had an impact across multiple disciplines, such as historical materialism, feminism, postmodernism, phenomenology, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, critical legal studies, the Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. SCCT encourages exploration of—and cultivate future contributors to—new movements and directions in social, cultural, and critical theory such as actor-network theory, affect theory, anthropocene studies, biopolitics, critical area studies, border theory, critical finance studies, critical science studies, mediated geographies, new materialisms, object-oriented ontology, posthumanism, post-secular theory, critical race studies, somatechnics, trans* theory, and game studies, among others.