Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
University of Arizona
The Ph.D. Minor in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory provides 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 trains students in important twentieth-century theoretical traditions that have had an impact across multiple disciplines, including historical materialism, feminism, postmodernism, phenomenology, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, critical legal studies, the Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. It also encourages exploration of—and cultivates future contributors to—new movements and directions in social, cultural, and critical theory, including 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.
The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Social, Cultural and Critical Theory has over eighty affiliated faculty across the University or Arizona. A graduate certificate for non-doctoral students is currently under development.