Culture and power, cultural poetics, political economy, hegemony and resistance, discourse theory, ethnicity, class, and feminist theory are all taught within the social program of UT Austin. In addition, certain geographic areas are strongly represented in the research and teaching program. Faculty members represent a wide area of specialization, which includes Latin America, the Caribbean Islands, North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania. There is particular interest in the native populations of North, Central, and South America, as well as special programs in the African Diaspora and in the Mexican American borderlands. There is ample opportunity for fieldwork and inter-departmental coursework is encouraged.