Group Leaders: to begin planning an event, fill out the meeting planning form or large event planning form and email to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

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.

Affiliated Groups

Americanist Seminar

Affiliated with the Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA), the Americanist Seminar fosters...

EMRG @ RU: Early Modern Research Group at Rutgers

The purpose of the EMRG @ RU: Early Modern Research Group at Rutgers will be to provide a forum...

Modernism and Globalization Research Group

Modernism and Globalization Research Group (MGRG)

Seminar on Literature and Political Theory

Seminar on Literature and Political Theory (SLPT) The Seminar on Literature and Political Theory...

The Rutgers Book Initiative

The Rutgers Book Initiative provides a home for talks and workshops on the history of the book...

Working Groups

A Wider Conversation on Religion and the State

 The American scholarly conversation about the relationship between religion and state occupies...

Art and Aesthetics

This working group aims to initiate and sustain dialogue between philosophers, literary critics,...

Asian Studies Initiative

This working group brings together scholars across Rutgers in order to foster ongoing...

Cooperation Across Domains

Cooperation occurs at all levels of biological and social organization, from the genome to the...

Experiencing the Salon

  The CCA Salons Working Group brings together scholars from departments across Rutgers to explore...

Marxism and Materialism

This group aims to explore the contemporary uses across historical, humanistic, and social...

Pragmatism

  For the past several years, the Pragmatism working group has explored the background and...

Public Humanities

  This working group includes scholars from across the Rutgers campuses who are interested in the...

Race and the Early Modern World

This working group draws upon the strengths of scholars across the Rutgers campuses and across...

Religion in Public

The Religion in Public working group will explore critically the intersections of religion, race,...

Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group

This interdisciplinary Working Group brings together faculty across departments whose work engages...

Society&Design Lab

  The Society&Design Lab brings together scholars and practitioners from different disciplines to...

Sound Studies / Media Studies

Our working group considers a range of important intellectual and political questions emerging...

The Cliché

Toxic masculinity, generation X, the angry black woman, or the super rich who don´t pay taxes:...

Urban Humanities

In the wake of the so-called “urban turn” in the humanities and social sciences in recent years,...

Working Groups Archive

Atlantic Studies

The movement of persons, things, and ideas throughout the Atlantic world transformed the...

Book History & Media Studies

  Book History & Media Studies

Digital Humanities

 Digital Humanities Founded by Ann Fabian and Meredith McGill in 2012, the Digital Humanities...

Language, Imagination, and Meaning

 A collaborative research project between the Departments of English, Philosophy, and Computer...

Medical Humanities

Given Rutgers' planned merger with UMDNJ, the Medical Humanities Working Group is sponsoring a...

Neoliberalism: Past and Present

The three-year project Neoliberalism: Past and Present investigates the deep historical roots and...

Religion and Theology in the 21st Century

Religion and Theology in the 21st Century

Resilience: Places, Cultures, and Environments in Latin America

Resilience: Places, Cultures, and Environments in Latin America

The Arts and Aesthetics of Power Relations and Demography

The Arts and Aesthetics of Power Relations and Demography