A list of Ph.D. dissertations about Star Trek

After reading a recent Slashdot article about a Star Trek Ph.D. thesis winning an academic prize, I wondered how many other theses involve Star Trek. According to Digital Dissertations, the answer is no less than fourteen! Here’s the list so far, from oldest to most recent:

And this list includes only Ph.D. dissertations in English that have the phrase “Star Trek” in the title. I’m sure there are many more theses that involve Star Trek in some peripheral way, not to mention journal articles, conference papers, and non-English publications.

As a Star Trek fan, I’m rather pleased that my favorite sci-fi franchise is considered worthy of serious academic study.

2 Responses to “A list of Ph.D. dissertations about Star Trek”

  1. […] Somebody else already did the research for me, so read their post for a list of PhD dissertations written on the topic of Star Trek. […]

  2. Doyle seward says:

    “The menagerie: stanislavski’s scenic truth as seen in two star trek episodes.”. Doyle adam seward. M.a. research problem. Pittsburg (KS) state university, 1984. At the tme, there was only the original series and two movies.

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