Visualizing 21st Century Theory at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Using a survey of faculty specializations we conducted this spring, we have for the first time created a map of contemporary theory at UIUC. The results show that our 112 affiliates work in 10 colleges and 42 departments across campus. The top five theoretical subfields are race/gender/indigeneity and sexuality, globalization, aesthetics, biopolitics, and ethics/law and justice. We hope these groupings can help graduate students and faculty locate colleagues with shared theoretical interests across campus.

To search for Unit faculty by their research areas, see the Affiliated Faculty page.


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