This group will identify and discuss theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of Jewish history and culture in the modern period in its diverse intersections with European and global socio-cultural and historical trends.
This group proposes to study a theme across multiple chronological periods, namely that of empire, which arguably is the defining component of our companion term, modernity.
This group aims to foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars who work on issues of health, disease, disability, and medicine. The goal is to encourage exchange and collaboration across the humanities, social sciences, and health fields.
This group offers a cross-disciplinary platform for faculty and students interested in social movements, biodiversity, ecological activism, human rights, cultural heritage, environmental justice, and public humanities. It responds to a desire for engagement and collaboration with local communities in the global contexts of development.
This group focuses on the ways that racism and capitalism inform the logics and practices of the contemporary U.S. empire both within the U.S. and across the globe. Much of our scholarship revolves around two themes: the expansion of the security state and struggles against imperial racism.
Representation Working Group explores the broad and pertinent theme of representation in literary traditions and also in linguistics, political science, philosophy, religious studies, art history, and film. Activities include LCSL Forum on 15 presentations.
This group promotes shared contributions to thinking about the urban and cities in different parts of the world, exploring methodological and theoretical differences and commonalities among disciplines.