MA in Cultural Studies
The faculty of the Cultural Studies Department at Claremont Graduate University stands in solidarity with all the protests in defense of Black Lives. The mission of our program is to arm our students with the critical skills to expose the ideological dimension of culture and to explore its radical potential, and the stakes have never been higher.
This year we have watched COVID-19 exacerbate health and economic disparities as poor and working class and communities of color have been increasingly placed on the pandemic front lines as first responders, health care providers and victims of the disease. We have watched as vulnerable communities are made more vulnerable through neglect, fear or the deliberate use of crisis as a cover for state violence. The pandemic has led to increased incidents of gender-based violence. People in jails, prisons, detention centers, Native American reservations and unhoused people face greater risks of illness and death. The government is continuing deportations, including of unaccompanied children, while banning asylum for refugees and immigrants. Anti-Asian discrimination and violence is being stoked by rhetoric at the highest levels of government.
And the recent murders of Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery, George Floyd and many others have reminded us all that the United States, which is founded upon the exploitation, disregard and murder of Black lives, continues this legacy in old and new forms every day.
The teachings of our field remind us that all of these issues are interlocking and that resistance to it is our legacy and our charge. We stand with all activists and victims’ family members who are protesting in love and anger. We denounce the criminalization of protest and demand a rebalancing of public funding away from a militarized police force and prisons towards human needs like schools, housing, and health care.
Black Lives Matter.
Cultural Studies Department, Claremont Graduate University
Chair: Eve Oishi
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue • Claremont, CA 91711 • 909-621-8612 • Fax 909-607-9587
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies
Media historiography and theory, postcolonial and new empire studies, environmental humanities, media and the Anthropocene, visual studies, media anthropology, media and materiality, nontheatrical film, studies in Global Asia, Southeast Asian film and media, cultural studies.
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History
Chair, History Department
Modern Spain, 19th- and 20th-century Europe, Genocide and racial thought, Museums and commemoration, Memory
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and English
Director, Africana Studies Program
Hemispheric Americas studies, Latino/a/x studies, Black diaspora studies, American literature and culture
Visiting Associate Professor of Cultural Studies
Philosophy Teachout Coordinator
Aesthetics, Africana Intellectual Thought, Critical Theory, Continental Philosophy
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies
Chair, Cultural Studies Department
Cultural studies, Media studies, Feminist and queer theory, Asian American studies
Spectatorship, Fandom, Branding, Technology, Architecture, Moving image media art, Reality television
Media: digital media, popular culture, reality TV; Surveillance: drones, data mining/big data; Criticism: critical theory
Gender and women’s studies
African diaspora with specialization in its literature
Feminist and queer of color approaches to media representations of public health issues
Cultural ecology, Ecological design, Ecology of expressive culture, Aboriginal Australias
Cultural studies, Contemporary art controversies, Film theory, Psychoanalytic theory
Community, gangs, and environment
The intersections of biblical interpretation and political philosophies, with their multiple impacts on political subjectivity, gender, sexuality, U.S. national sovereignty, and biopolitics
Harvey Mudd College