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Our general programming is open to all students, and fellows regularly engage with both college and graduate students through collaboration and pedagogy. We teach courses related to the intellectual mission of the center, including an annual 3CT college capstone course in critical theory. Fellows also organize teach-ins on emergent social issues. Additionally, 3CT supports and encourages student-led initiatives.


Upcoming Student Events

Quarter Course Instructor
Winter 2022 Paris: Social Sciences—Critical Theory Kaushik Sunder Rajan and Lisa Wedeen
Fall 2020 Topics in Critical Theory: Constitutionalism and Rights Kaushik Sunder Rajan
Winter 2020 Topics in Critical Theory: Repurposing “Ideology” for the Present Lisa Wedeen
Spring 2019 Topics in Critical Theory: Populism and its Discontents William Mazzarella
Spring 2017 Trump 101 William Mazzarella and Kaushik Sunder Rajan
Fall 2016 Experimental Grad Seminar on Conspiracy/Theory Joseph P. Masco

Student Programming


3CT offers opportunities for students to take the lead in initiating and organizing programming for the center, from conferences to small group discussions.

One such series, Future Café, is an experimental forum that encourages undergraduates to collectively imagine utopian possibilities and multi-generational futures. Students select topics and lead conversations about subjects such as climate change, post-capitalism, transportation, urbanism, and the future of intimacy.

View all upcoming and past student-led events on our Events page


3CT has a long history of hosting teach-ins, both originated by the center and co-sponsored with campus partners. These discussion-based events are aimed at students of all levels and areas of study, and offer opportunities to critically reflect on events impacting contemporary life. Topics have included free speech, elections in India, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

View all upcoming and past teach-ins on our Events page


3CT regularly offers our space to CAS workshops, interdisciplinary platforms that bring together graduate students and faculty for ongoing and collaborative exchange of ideas around particular areas of interest. From 2004 to 2018, 3CT hosted the Social Theory workshop, whose faculty sponsors were former 3CT co-director Moishe Postone and fellow William H. Sewell, Jr. Other workshops with a connection to 3CT have included Historical Capitalisms, Comparative Politics, and African Studies.