Department Chair: Robert Harvey
The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (CSCL) offers unique interdisciplinary programs in Cinema and Cultural Studies (CCS) and Comparative Literature (CLT), and graduate programs in Cultural Studies (CST) and Comparative Literature (CLT). Students in CSCL learn to engage with and analyse a diverse range of contemporary cultural forms and practices, including film, literature, and digital technologies from transnational, transhistorical, and transmedial perspectives. The department and its curriculum reflect the diverse backgrounds of its faculty, who bring unique training and skills across Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Comparative and World Literatures, Film Studies, Migration and Mobility Studies, and Postcolonial Studies. CSCL serves as a hub for the comparative study of contemporary cultures, literatures, film, and media at Stony Brook University, helping to prepare students to address global issues and local concerns in today’s world.