The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies (HCS) is an interdisciplinary program that combines the study of literature in global contexts, film, rhetoric, and culture with cutting edge theory and innovative pedagogy to prepare students for a life of inquiry and a meaningful career in the twenty-first century. HCS equips students with humanities skills like critical thinking and analysis, oral and written communication, empirical and qualitative reasoning to effectively participate in, contribute to, and creatively and collaboratively respond to the grand challenges of our time.


Submissions from 2021

Credit Where Debit is Due: Finance and Consumer Credit in Popular Culture, Ralph Clare

Submissions from 2020

Mountain Biking, Writing, and Reckoning, Kyle Boggs

Submissions from 2018


Chicken Knowledge: Or, What Does the Nonhuman Want?, Gautam Basu Thakur and Jonathan Michael Dickstein