School of Cultural & Critical Studies

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies includes four interdisciplinary units with distinct but complementary missions:  the American Culture Studies Program, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Popular Culture, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.  These units share a multidisciplinary approach, eclectic methodologies, a commitment to critical thinking and engagement, and an emphasis on how differences -- cultural, national, economic, racial, sexual, etc. -- are constructed and expressed.
 
Our undergraduate students engage in a dynamic core curriculum that includes service-learning, training in qualitative research, and a senior capstone project.

Graduate students in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies participate in a lively intellectual community. We offer a PhD or MA in American Culture Studies, an MA in Popular Culture, and graduate certificates in Ethnic Studies, Public History, and Women’s Studies.    


Adjunct Faculty Position(s) Announcement

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies at Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for part-time teaching assignments in the areas of: American Culture Studies, Ethnic Studies, Popular Culture, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Public History, and Cultural and Critical Studies. Starting date of employment is August 2017. 

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Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

“My time in the WS and ETHN programs have equipped me with the tools necessary to think critically about the world around me, and that has been invaluable to my work in nonprofits.” Read More

Dr. Jeff Brown Adresses the Trend of Exalted Superhero Status

Dr. Jeff Brown Adresses the Trend of Exalted Superhero Status

Superhero infatuation is at an all-time high. Superman and Batman are as well known as some of the most-beloved storybook characters. And more than 20 of the top 100 grossing films of all times are borne out of superhero comic book lore. 
Dr. Jeffrey A. Brown, a professor of popular culture at Bowling Green State University, addresses the trend of exalted superhero status in his book, “ The Modern Superhero in Film and Television.” 
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Dr. Kinney's Book Looks at Detroit Through the Lens of Popular Culture

Dr. Kinney's Book Looks at Detroit Through the Lens of Popular Culture

Detroit, once a mecca for those looking for a good job and a better life, is now seen by some as what Dr. Rebecca J. Kinney calls a “beautiful wasteland.”    Read More