Crossdisciplinary Research Cluster

Group of Researchers in Special Collections

Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests. To propose crossdisciplinary research clusters, visit Apply for Support. To receive updates when we are open to accepting proposals, subscribe to our newsletter.

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. academic and public spheres.

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.