Program in Experimental Critical Theory
The UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory is meant to galvanize, coordinate, and expand research and teaching in critical theory across departments and disciplines at UCLA. ECT is generously sponsored by the Deans of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Founded in 2008 by Kenneth Reinhard, Professor Emeritus of both the Departments of Comparative Literature and English, the Program offers the Graduate Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory, which is open to graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. or MFA program in any participating department at UCLA.
Beginning with the 2021-2022 seminar on “Comparative Thinking,” Professors Zrinka Stahuljak of the Departments of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Transcultural Studies and Giulia Sissa of the Departments of Political Science and Classics will co-direct the Program in Experimental Critical Theory for a three-year term.
2021-2022 Program Application
Applications have closed for the 2022 winter-spring seminar in Experimental Critical Theory. Please visit the ECT website later this fall for information on the 2023 seminar topic and application.