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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.

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Cultural Constructionism

Friday, April 14, 4:00 PM
Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Chike Jeffers, will present.
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The "Between the Law" of the Cunning State

Wednesday, April 19, 12:00 PM
A graduate workshop with Shalini Randeria, rofessor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute
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Race as Cultural Construction

Monday, April 24, 5:00 PM
Graduate students are invited to two discussions on Du Bois and Critical Philosophy of Race with Chike Jeffers, visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University.