• Before and After Queer: Sexualities in Theory, History, and Performance (2012-14)
  • Frames of the Beautiful, the Criminal, and the Mad: The Art and the Science of Excess (2012-14)
  • Mapping Death: Religious Preparations for the Afterlife Journey (2010-11)
  • The Quantified Self: A Techno-Human Experiment (2015-16)
  • Dickens in the 1860's: Pollution, Violence, Empire, and Authorship (2010-11)
  • Environment, Culture, Limits: Thinking Through the Long Anthropocene in the United States (2016-17)

These two-semester weekly seminars promote research at the highest level of collaboration between faculty and graduate students. Students are invited to become fellow researchers, challenging and redefining the core project by posing new questions from their own disciplinary perspectives and expanding the project’s horizon into areas of interest to the students. Student selection is competitive, and the faculty should consider students from across different departments.

This initiative is made possible by the  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.