Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters

seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.

Environmental Humanities

The Environmental Humanities are a scholarly pursuit concerned with the interpretation of human records (library and archival sources), artistic documents (literature, art works, films, musical scores, etc.), forms of cultural exp

Histories and Futures of Reading

Histories and Futures of Reading is an interdisciplinary lecture and colloquium series in manuscript, print, and digital cultures organized in conjunction with the Textual Studies Program's three-year plan for curricular revision

Performance Studies Research Group

The Performance Studies Research Group draws together scholars from various disciplines to read and discuss foundational and new work in Performance Studies. We also host quarterly talks by leading scholars from US and international universities.

Returning to Stuart Hall: Dialogue, Critique, Practice

WIRED (Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity, and Difference) has planned a series of events in 2014-15 to honor the life and work of Stuart Hall (1932-2014), a public intellectual whose commitments to interdisciplinary dialogue and social justice resonate with our mission.

Palestine and the Public Sphere

This research cluster brings together faculty and graduate students for critical and cross-disciplinary conversations and activities concerning the cultural, political, and economic situation of Palestine and its framing in U.S.

Affect & Audience in the Digital Age

Affect & Audience in the Digital Age explores emergent modes of creative public scholarship.

The Postcolonial Animal: Nature/Culture/Empire

Following scholarship on intersectionality, a particularly powerful analytic tool for understanding identity formation and experience, we argue that species can be added to—and can intersect with—gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality, to better understand how vectors of power and privilege are formed and how we might start to shift them in the direction of greater social justice.

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