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 Dean of Humanities and Dean of Social Sciences and the UCLA Departments of Comparative Literature and Political Science.
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.
Professors Zrinka Stahuljak of the Departments of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Transcultural Studies and Giulia Sissa of the Departments of Political Science, Comparative Literature and Classics will co-direct the Program in Experimental Critical Theory for a three-year term dedicated to epistemic comparison, narrative thinking, and ecologies of the world.
Applications for the 2023 ECT winter-spring seminar are now being accepted. Please visit the ECT website for more information or apply at the link above.