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Critical Theory in the Global South Initiative Concludes Spring 2022

The Rutgers Program in Comparative Literature has been collaborating with the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM). This five-year partnership, which began in 2018-19 with funding provided by the Mellon Foundation’s Critical Theory in the Global South initiative, supported reciprocal graduate workshops in Mexico City and New Brunswick, as well as the creation of a new interdisciplinary seminar, to be taught concurrently in Spring 2022, on “The University and Its Publics: North, South, and In Between.”

Rutgers Comp Lit participates in this initiative as a member of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP), co-directed by Judith Butler (UC Berkeley) and Penelope Deutscher (Northwestern). For further information about the Rutgers-UNAM collaboration or the ICCTP, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the principal investigator for the Rutgers Mellon Grant, or go to