Faculty of Arts
Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture
The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture (CISC) provides an active forum for scholars, researchers, and students to cultivate and promote the study of culture across academic disciplines.
The core CISC objectives are to:
- provide an environment for faculty and students to collaborate on research projects and public presentations.
- promote cultural research and facilitate connections between cultural institutions.
- create interactive spaces where insights from different disciplines can be brought to bear on specific cultural questions, challenges, or problems.
- foster alternative ways of knowing, thinking about, understanding, and participating in culture.
The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3
Dr. Madine VanderPlaat
Associate Dean of Arts - Research and Outreach
Co-Director of CISC
Professor of Sociology and Gender and Women Studies
Madine VanderPlaat's research interests focus on social inclusion, health equity and citizen participation particularly as these relate to women and families. She is the former Director of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre a consortium dedicated to pursuing policy relevant research related to migration, immigration and cultural diversity.