The Cultural Studies Program is committed to
addressing the critical relations between culture,
power, and history through multi-disciplinary
engagement, innovative research, methodological openness,
and critical pedagogical practice. It brings together
an interdisciplinary group of scholars with a commitment
to fostering new ways of analyzing and participating in
contemporary cultural dynamics in Turkey
and the world at large.
The program covers a wide range of topics and theories,
but is particularly strong in gender and sexuality,
nationalism and transnationalism, globalization,
violence and trauma, memory, law, popular culture, and
new media technologies.
Since the program's inception, Cultural Studies at
Sabanci University has been at once an intellectual
endeavor and a medium of public involvement
and engagement, occasioning various opportunities
for faculty and students to participate in social
and political debates both on- and off-campus. The
program's unique focus on critical pedagogical
practice affords students the opportunity to carry out
original research/writing projects.