All students in the Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory (CAST) receive guaranteed funding for their studies. This funding comes in the form of a teaching assistantship in the amount of $14,000 to $16,000 per year. Additional funding is periodically available to enrolled students in the form of a research assistantship.
Teaching assistantships give MA in CAST students the opportunity to work with a faculty instructor of a course related to the student’s area of interest. Our teaching assistants typically work in such areas as Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Global Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and related fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Students hold their teaching assistantship for both the fall and the winter semesters.
Research assistantships are periodically available to CAST students. These research assistantships enable CAST students to work closely with a faculty mentor on a specific project. Recent research assistantships include constructing a digital memory map of Kitchener-Waterloo, curating an online art exhibition, and helping to organize a major international conference on biopolitics. Specific topics and the availability of research assistantships vary from year to year.
In addition to the funding opportunities listed above, students who enter the program with a SSHRC, an OGS or another external award are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship.
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