We foster critical engagement between domains of inquiry in the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. Our focus is interdisciplinary theoretical research.


We offer a Ph.D. in Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought(ASPECT) and the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought Graduate certificate at Virginia Tech. You will learn theoretical and empirical cross-disciplinary methodologies, concepts, salient issues, cultural studies, political economy, intellectual history, critical world order studies, and aesthetics, performance arts and visual studies. Our students and faculty work closely with other colleges, centers, and academic units at Virginia Tech. Faculty members from multiple fields of study and disciplines are ongoing participants in our curricular programs, day-to-day governance, intellectual life, and mentoring our students.