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.
At least 5 courses should be completed from FENS,
FASS and SOM Faculty Courses,
At least three of these courses must be from the pool
the pool of FASS Faculty Courses,
These five courses must be distributed over
at least three out of eight areas: the FENS and SOM pool of
faculty courses counting as seventh and
eighth area in addition to the six FASS areas (CULT,
ECON, HART, PSYCH, SPS/POLS/IR, VA)
These courses may have been taken while fulfilling the
other degree requirements for the program.
for general information about Faculty Courses.