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School of Humanities
UC Irvine Graduate Division
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697
The PhD in Culture and Theory provides a strong theoretical & critical approach to race, gender & sexuality studies. Using the strengths of critical theory at UCI & the Inter-disciplinary programs & departments in African American, Chicano/Latino Studies, Asian American, Critical Theory & Women’s Studies, this is an interdisciplinary degree that uses a problem-oriented rather than a disciplinary approach to issues of race, gender & sexuality in relation to diasporas, transnational & post-colonial contexts, all of which are broadly based in the humanities, social sciences & arts.
Culture and Theory fits into the broad trend of new interdisciplinary programs that have emerged on the national & international scene, yet retains an important distinction that builds on the particular strength & reputation of the humanities. It has the distinct mission of setting into systematic dialogue critical theory & cultural studies, through gender, race, & sexuality studies. Our distinctiveness is that, unlike other interdisciplinary PhD in the humanities & social sciences, the goal is to examine the intersections of Critical Theory with race, sexuality & gender studies through a problem-oriented approach. The PhD is part of these new developments but also utilizes existing strengths at UCI.
In State Tuition (per year): 14944 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 30046 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans
Locale: Midsize City