Cultural Studies at UCSD offers courses on topics such as affection and memory, critical theory, diaspora, empire, gender and queer discourse, film and multimedia, migrant subjects, postcolonial studies, religion and spirituality, science and technological imagination, Trans-Asian popular culture, visuality and identity, among others. Our faculty work together across cultures and disciplines. We link cultural theory to everyday practices, looking upon culture as a site of active engagement among structures of knowledge, power, and representation. Through taking seminars, students are to familiarize themselves with research methods and matters as advocated by thinkers ranging from Adorno to Zizek. They have plentiful choice in designing their concentrations and minor fields, in forging intellectual depth and in developing versatile, analytical skills.