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Research Groups

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Each year, the Center for Cultural Analysis sponsors numerous Working Groups and 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.

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Call for Proposals: Seminar Topics and Working Groups

We invite you to propose topics for the annual research seminar at the Center for Cultural Analysis, or to propose a Working Group at the CCA. Please see the linked documents for details.  We must receive proposals no later than Friday, April 13, 2018 by 5:00 PM. 

CCA seminars may be convened on any topic, with the proviso that the work of the seminar focus on a problem of major importance to the academy that is situated at the intersections among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The research seminar is the primary focus of the CCA’s annual activity and is led by one or two faculty from within Rutgers, at least one of whom must be located on the New Brunswick campus. The seminar is constituted by five additional faculty fellows from any campus in the Rutgers system and by five graduate fellows, as well as by two postdoctoral associates chosen from an international application pool. Faculty leaders and fellows each receive a single course release from teaching, to be taken during the duration of the seminar. Graduate fellows receive a full year of funding, plus health insurance to support their dissertation work. 

Working Groups may be convened on any topic, with the expectation that the work of the group will be interdisciplinary in focus and at a preliminary stage of inquiry. Working Groups must be led by faculty, at least one of whom must be located at the New Brunswick campus; successful groups typically also include active graduate students, who may form part of the organizing leadership. Groups are supported for a period of one to three years. The CCA supports multiple Working Groups at any given time, providing funding for materials, speakers, and small-scale colloquia, as well as administrative support, publicity, and the use of CCA facilities.

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