Research Groups

Support of research groups is a core activity of the Center for the Humanities.  The program aims to provide financial and logistical support and space for sharing interests across disciplines and programs and to foster collaboration.  Activities of research groups might be to plan and implement collaborative research projects, read and discuss texts and current scholarship, share work-in-progress, or to develop programs and infrastructure that support innovative scholarly activity.  Groups must include individuals from at least two departments/programs, include both faculty and graduate students, and meet three times per quarter.  Support will be granted on an annual basis.

The 2015-16 Call for Proposals can be found here. If you are interested in starting a research group or are a renewing convener, you may also wish to look at our Research Group Best Practices page.

2014 – 2015 Center for the Humanities Research Groups:

Black Internationalism/ Transnationalism and the African Diaspora

Comic Studies

Critical Immigration and Refugee Studies

Interdisciplinary Forum for Environmental Research

The Fundamental Nature of Time and Change

Medical Humanities

Mobile Knowledge and the Cultures of the Commons

Piracy and Transnational Mobility

Production of Subjectivity from Financial Capitalism through the Anthropocene

Rethinking the Third World

Signs and Society Workshop

Socialism in Contexts: Antecedents, Realities, Legacies

Studio for Ethnographic Design

Theories of Material Culture

Translat(e)ability: Borders, Disability, and Crip Collaboratives


Current research group conveners please click here to access forms and the FAQs page.