About CSA

Founded in 2003, the CSA is largest network of Cultural Studies scholars, educators and practitioners in the United States. Its primary objectives are:

  • To create and promote an effective community of cultural studies practitioners and scholars
  • To represent the field and its committed practitioners everywhere
  • To advance cultural studies knowledges, projects, approaches, and methodologies throughout the world.

The CSA is a non-profit association for scholarly purposes in the field of Cultural Studies.


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Lateral: A Journal of the Cultural Studies Association

Lateral, an e-publishing platform of the association, is a digital journal and production site designed to foster experimentation and collaboration among cultural studies practitioners and researchers. It is committed to critical studies of culture that advance and extend the reach of cultural studies as a field and method of inquiry and as an intellectual/political project.