The Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory—known as 3CT—is a space for the critical discussion and reimagination of social, political, and cultural processes in the world today.

Lisa Wedeen, Cathy Cohen, Christopher Wild, and Tom Ginsburg speaking in front of an audience.
Tuesday February 13, 2024

Video: The Kalven Report and Freedom of Expression

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Greta LaFleurTuesday February 13, 2024

How Sex Became Good

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 5:00–6:30pm Theorizing the Present
Greta LaFleurTuesday February 13, 2024

Trans Feminine Histories, Piece by Piece

Friday, March 1, 2024, 12:30–2:00pm Theorizing the Present
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Tropical Marxism: Rethinking Marxism in the Shadow of Empire

Friday, March 1, 2024, 9:30am–6:15pm CET
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 9:30am–4:00pm CET
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Reimagining Cosmopolitanism

Principal Investigator(s): Dipesh Chakrabarty and Lisa Wedeen
Reimagining Cosmopolitanism
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Friday October 20, 2023

Gaza in Context: A Collaborative Teach-in Series

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Nouri GanaFriday October 20, 2023

Melancholy Acts

Monday, April 8, 2024, 6:00–7:00pm New Book Salon
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Friday October 20, 2023

Conspiracy/Theory Volume Now Available