Working Groups Related to Cultural Studies

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The Japan Studies Working Group offers UC Berkeley graduate students a forum for intellectual exchange and collaboration centered on the study of Japan's past, present and future.

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The Consulting Other Oracles and Trends: Machine Listening and Improvisation in Music working group produces statistical frameworks for generative music and synthesizes recent work in cognitive science, machine learning, and computer music.

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The Filipino & Philippine Studies working group discusses critical and emerging scholarship to unite the distinct fields of Filipino Studies and Philippine...

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The Participatory Urbanisms working group brings together graduate students from diverse fields to examine the triangulation of urban participation, aesthetics, and politics.

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The Berkeley Translation Studies working group brings together members of the UC Berkeley community who share an interest in Translation Studies, an...

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The Performance in the Americas working group aims to build a network of scholars, practitioners, and activists of the UC Berkeley campus community who are working in the...

French and Francophone Film

The French and Francophone Film working group provides a forum for students and faculty of all departments to view and discuss films and texts related to all periods and genres of French and Francophone cinema. Its overall intellectual aim is to...

Thinking Post45

The Thinking Post45 working group considers political, social, technological, intellectual, and aesthetic paradigms that arose shortly after World War II.


The Transdisciplinary Rhetorics working group aims to cultivate a community of intellectuals to discuss inquiry that extends across disciplines....

African Diaspora

The African Diasporaworking group serves as a space to articulate research questions about issues that face Black people globally.