CGS has around 45 PhD students in the department’s two research training programmes Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies and Culture and Global Studies. These PhD students are investigating various fields of research from perspectives of discourse and culture studies, as well as transnational, cultural, political and economic processes.
Doctoral Programmes at Culture and Global Studies
Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies
The doctoral programme Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies (InterDisc) welcomes doctoral students who are interested in studying discourses in contemporary societies in the broadest sense from interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and post-disciplinary perspectives. The concept discourse includes the many ways in which language is used, such as writing, speech, silence, visuals, bodily gestures, materialities and music. It also entails a socially constructed perspective, where social actors and actions negotiate and constitute meaning, relations and identities. Doctoral students are trained in a stimulating local and international research and learning milieu where research ideas and problems are shared, following the principles of Problem Based Learning. The InterDisc programme is an inter-departmental collaboration in the Faculty of Humanities, combining selected research areas from the Department of Communication and Psychology and the Department of Culture and Global Studies.
Culture and Global Studies
The doctoral programme Culture and Global Studies is an interdisciplinary research training programme for PhD fellows who conduct research within the frame of culture and globalisation, in a contemporary as well as historical perspective. The programme includes humanities and social science approaches to the research area of culture and global studies covering cultural, political and socio-economic processes on local, national, transnational and global level. PhD projects at the CGS programme study topics which are essential for the understanding of historical and contemporary processes in which their origin, contexts, conflicts and consequences are investigated. Research themes range from transnational phenomena and international affairs, intercultural and intraregional issues to changeable identities and everyday life experience.