News & Events

2017-18 Critical Theory Brochure

Check out the brochure for information about the cluster, courses, faculty, events, opportunities and much more!

Northwestern to focus on Critical Theory in the Global South

A new Mellon Foundation-funded grant will lead to global partnerships and new courses

Mellon Cluster Catalyst Grant

Congratulations to Critical Theory Cluster affiliate Miriam Piilonen for winning a Mellon Cluster Catalyst Grant. Catalyst Grants support innovative programs that benefit graduate students and further the goals of the clusters. Miriam's proposed dissertation workshop "What is the use of theory?" will bring graduate students from multiple institutions together to enact a timely debate about the use of theory in the humanities while workshopping their dissertations. Graduate students interested in applying for internal grants can learn more at the above link.

Cristina Lafont receives "Big Ideas" grant from The Buffett Institute

Professor Cristina Lafont (Director of the Critical Theory Cluster) with other NU faculty receives a 3-year "Big Ideas" grant from the Buffett Institute for establishing the new Global Capitalism and Law research group.

As part of Northwestern’s participation in the new International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (I.C.C.T.P.) the Critical Theory Cluster will hold an inaugural event for one of its Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported new initiatives focusing on Critical Theory in the Global South.