Working Groups Related to Cultural Studies

The Material Religion working group provides a space to think about religion in terms other than “belief.”

The Hagiography working group uses traditions of hagiography to think about the dimensions of the “sacred”.

The Brazil in Dialogue with Portuguese-Speaking Communities working group encourages conversations among scholars around topics related to Portuguese colonialism, race, gender, and class.

The Foundations of Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism group discusses texts foundational to contemporary theories of literature, culture, and identity politics.

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

The Berkeley Translation Studies working group brings together members of the UC Berkeley community who share an interest in this interdisciplinary field addressing issues of cultural, linguistic, socio-political, and creative...

The Performance in the Americas working group provides a support network and platform for the UC Berkeley campus community working in Performance research in Latin/o America.

French and Francophone Film working group meets to view and discuss French-language films.

The Mobilities and Materialities of the Early Modern World working group discusses the relationship between macroeconomics and materiality in the early modern world.

The Law and Contemporary Theory working group focuses on work on law in the broadest sense.