Our Vision

The Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies plays an integral role in promoting multilingual proficiency and intercultural understanding to prepare students for life and work as professionals in a global environment and as citizens in a multicultural society.

Work of Arts

Using language as a lens
MLCS Sociolinguist Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain
examines how Dutch and German youth
use English in online conversations and
what that can teach us about their national ideologies.
Read the article here!

Click here to checkout our Virtual Open House!
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MLCS invites applications for

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
in Cultural Studies

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding individuals who have recently completed a doctoral program. Appointments are for a period of two years and are tenable only at the University of Alberta. MLCS is particularly interested in hosting postdoctoral scholars in Cultural Studies, including in Latin American Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, New Media and Cultural Studies.

Each Fellowship includes a stipend of $44,000 per year and a one-time research allowance of $4,000.

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to excellent scholars who will receive significant income from another major fellowship. Honorary Fellows qualify for all the benefits afforded to Killam Postdoctoral Fellows. These benefits include the travel allowance, the research allowance and, if applicable, a top-up to the stipend of their other award to bring it to the current level of a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, chaired by the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, adjudicates and selects applicants for Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. The committee forwards its recommendations to the Killam Scholarship Committee for ratification.

For more information,
please contact the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.


  1. Labour Day - University Buildings Closed

    September 01

  2. MLCS Teaching Workshops

    September 02

    09:00 - 12:00 PM

    MLCS Teaching Workshops for MLCS Graduate Students. Where - 141 Arts Building

  3. MLCS Teaching Workshops

    September 02

    12:45 - 04:30 PM

    MLCS Graduate Students Language area workshops as planned by the various language program coordinators (specific times and locations TBA).

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