Center for Cultural Analysis

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Research Center

Founded in 1986, the Center for Cultural Analysis is Rutgers University’s hub for interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the humanities and social sciences.  A member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, the CCA supports an annual research seminar and a series of working groups that explore emerging areas of inquiry. 

Center for Women’s Global Leadership

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With feminist values, Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) strengthens and bridges voices for human rights towards social justice and self-determination. Working at the intersection of gender, labor, and human rights, CWGL utilizes an intersectional approach when implementing strategies to end systemic discrimination and gender-based violence in diverse spheres.

English Writing Program

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Instructional Center

The Rutgers Writing Program provides instruction to over 17,000 undergraduate students yearly. We offer required writing classes and advanced courses in Business & Technical Writing, all of which prepare students to succeed throughout their academic careers at Rutgers and beyond. To assist students in developing the critical thinking and writing skills most highly valued in the university, the Writing Program has developed a curriculum centered on student writing.

Institute for Research on Women

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IRW fosters feminist scholarship, activism, and community building. Our work incorporates critical, interdisciplinary perspectives on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, class, and nation. Our programs include a seminar, distinguished lecture series, and undergraduate learning community. We publish the online journal Rejoinder and the Rutgers University Press Feminist Bookshelf series. We also run the Rutgers Public Engagement Project, facilitate working groups, and host visiting scholars from around the world.

New Jersey Film Festival

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Cultural Project

The Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2021, showcases the best in independent film by featuring premiere screenings, special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, and cast/crew.

New Jersey Folk Festival

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Cultural Project

The New Jersey Folk Festival is dedicated to documenting and presenting the traditional arts and cultures of New Jersey, collaborating with cultural communities to advocate for the preservation of their heritage, and providing leadership and mentoring opportunities to students.

Philosophy Diversity Institute

Founded in 1996 by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Howard McGary, and now run by Henry Rutgers Professor Derrick Darby, this conference annually brings 15-20 undergraduates from underrepresented groups to Rutgers New Brunswick.  They engage in a week of intensive philosophy study with members of the Rutgers Department of Philosophy, as well as leading philosophers from elsewhere around the world.  Many alums go on to Ph.D. programs in philosophy.

Raritan Review

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Cultural Project

Raritan is a journal of wide-ranging inquiry publishing leading voices on history, literature, politics, and the arts. Founded in 1981 and now edited by Jackson Lears, BOG Distinguished Professor of History, Raritan offers writers and readers the opportunity for sustained reflection and aesthetic pleasure, uncluttered by academic jargon.

Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies

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We are an inter- and transdisciplinary institute with a focus on major concepts, questions, problems, and movements that are grounded on or strongly connected to the Caribbean and its multiple diasporas. Exploration of the global impact and contemporary relevance of modern colonialism, indigenous genocide, slavery, racial and gender formations, as well as anti-racist and decolonization struggles. 

Rutgers British Studies Center

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Research Center

The Rutgers British Studies Center (RBSC) supports a rich variety of programming—lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops, and roundtables—dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of British history and culture. Chronologically, we aim to investigate conventional boundaries between tradition and modernity, feudalism and capitalism, the imperial and the post-imperial, the neo-classical and the post-romantic, and the modern and the post-modern.

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis

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The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) was founded in 1988 by the Rutgers Department of History as a center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach. Each year, the Center welcomes several visiting senior and postdoctoral fellows, who join Rutgers faculty and graduate students in weekly seminar discussions and annual conferences around the project theme. In addition to its theme-driven projects, the Center also hosts an ongoing seminar and lecture series in Black Atlantic History.

Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion

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The Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion fosters the study of philosophical questions that arise within religious doctrine and practice.  The Center hosts post-doctoral fellows and senior fellows.  Activities include a weekly reading group, a lecture series, workshops, and conferences.

Rutgers English Diversity Institute

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Instructional Institute

This one-week summer program administered by the English department is designed for advanced college students and recent graduates whose cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds may contribute to diversity in the fields of English and American literary studies.

Rutgers English Language Institute

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Instructional Center

Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI) is a global community that supports undergraduate and graduate scholars who use English as an additional language. RELI collaborates with partnering offices such as Rutgers Global and the Language Engagement Project to create translingual and global programming at Rutgers- New Brunswick.

Rutgers Oral History Archives

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Research Project

The Language Center (includes World Language Institute)

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Instructional Center

The Language Center serves the faculty and students of SAS language departments via training and teaching programs, support for research, and language entrepreneurship. The Center focuses on five areas of activity: coordination, pedagogical support, MAT programs (World Languages Institute), entrepreneurial and outreach activities, and teaching of otherwise unavailable languages. 

Thomas A. Edison Papers

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The Thomas A. Edison Papers makes the documentary legacy of America’s most prolific inventor and innovator accessible through selective, annotated digital image and book editions. In addition, we disseminate our research through journal and book publications, conference papers, information on our website, media appearances, public lectures, museum collaborations, and educational programs.

Writers House

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Cultural Project

Writers House is an undergraduate learning community at Rutgers University-New Brunswick that provides a gateway to the experience of creativity and serves as a laboratory for developing expression in all the media of the twenty-first century. The goal of Writers House is to give students direct access to writing’s constructive and life-changing powers for personal and social good.