Welcome to the Center for Cultural Analysis

CCA building v2 sqWelcome to the Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University’s hub for interdisciplinary research in the humanities and humanistically-oriented social sciences. 


Each year we run a biweekly seminar that draws faculty, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers into a sustained conversation on a topic of importance. In 2019-2020 the seminar theme is “The University and its Public Worlds.”  The seminar meets from 12:00-3:00pm on alternate Wednesday afternoons and ordinarily discusses scholarship that has been pre-circulated to members.  Approximately half of the meetings are devoted to discussing the work of distinguished visitors.  All are welcome to attend! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for access to the readings.


Working Groups – 

Each year, the Center for Cultural Analysis sponsors numerous Working Groups and provides administrative support to several Affiliated Groups as part of our commitment to critical inquiry and interdisciplinary research. Bringing together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, these groups meet regularly to explore common interests, discuss salient questions, and plan small- and large-scale events. Convened to support faculty and graduate student research, they are an integral part of our mission to enhance interdisciplinary scholarship across Rutgers University.


For 2019-20, the Center for Cultural Analysis will sponsor five fellowships for Rutgers faculty, five fellowships for Rutgers graduate students, and two Postdoctoral Associate positions for external scholars.  These 12 fellows make up the core of the yearly research seminar.


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09 Dec 2019, 04:30PM - 08:00PM
Seminar and Book Party for Brad Evans, Ephemeral Bibelots
11 Dec 2019, 12:00PM - 03:00PM
CCA Final Seminar of the Year and Holiday Party
29 Jan 2020, 12:00PM - 03:00PM
CCA Main Seminar Series on the University and its Public Worlds
  CCA Main Seminar series on the University and its Public Worlds. Open to the public. Lunch served beforehand; re...
07 Feb 2020, 12:00PM - 02:00PM
Winter meeting of the NYNJ Modernism Seminar
Professor Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University  Kinohi Nishikawa specializes in twentieth-century African Americ...