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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 here.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Funds Joint Project

In March of 2015, the Andrew W. Melon Foundation announced a grant to the University of California, Berkeley in conjunction with Northwestern University.

Cristina Lafont recieves "Big Ideas" grant from The Buffet 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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Revisiting Adorno and Black Expression

Tuesday, February 7, 12:30 PM
Dialogue on Adorno with Fumi Okiji (Black Arts Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Performance Studies and African American Studies, Northwestern) In conversation with Alex Weheliye (Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University) and Anna Parkinson (Associate Professor of German, Northwestern University)
This symposium brings Northwestern graduate students together with peers from other institutions to debate the use of theory in the humanities with their in-progress dissertations as the primary material for thought.
This symposium brings Northwestern graduate students together with peers from other institutions to debate the use of theory in the humanities with their in-progress dissertations as the primary material for thought.