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University of Nottingham: Critical Theory and Cultural Studies

Institution University of Nottingham
Department Department of Cultural, Visual and Media Studies
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Research


Develop your own original research in an environment with a strong transnational and transcultural perspective. These perspectives produce a stimulating and vibrant community with debate encouraged between staff and students.

Our staff are experienced supervisors who will guide and support you both academically and personally.

Staff expertise We have particular strengths in: - modern theory

  • political philosophy and politics

  • aesthetics

  • feminist, queer and gender studies

  • cultural, literary, media and visual studies

  • psychoanalysis

  • art history

  • postcolonial, sensory, science and technology studies

Research centres The Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies is home to two research centres where much of the Critical Theory and Cultural Studies research activity takes place. You will be encouraged to get involved and contribute. - Centre for Research in Critical Theory

  • Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies

Recent PhD subjects - Network Experiments and Control: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

  • The Challenge of Aesthetic Modernity in India: a Postcolonial Reading

  • Digital Technology and Documentary Photography in Britain and France

  • Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the Global Queer Film Festival Circuit

  • Political Corporeality in Walter Benjamin and Wilhelm Reich

  • The Media and Social Protests Against Austerity

  • Radical Art Practice: Copyright and the Future of Public Collections

Find out more about our research and environment -

Additional support and training is provided by the Researcher Academy - Midlands4Cities funded students receive extended support including training -

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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