Eighteen UC Berkeley Graduate Students Accepted into Critical Theory’s Designated Emphasis Program

The Program in Critical Theory welcomes eighteen new graduate students to the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. The incoming cohort includes students from ten different departments across campus, whose work in critical theory will add to the depth and range of the Program’s interdisciplinary approaches and conversations. We’re delighted that these individuals are joining our community of nearly 100 students and 60 faculty; we look forward to their participation in and contributions to the Program’s coursework and activities.

2016 Critical Theory Designated-Emphasis Students Joining the Program:
Andrew Barbour (English); Wendi Bootes (Comparative Literature); Jianqing Chen (Film & Media); Cheng Chai Chiang (English); Frederic Dulson (French); Aaron Eldridge (Anthropology); Ellen Feiss (History of Art); LiHe Han (Comparative Literature); Thiti Jamkajornkeiat (South & Southeast Asian Studies); Patrick Lyons (French); Jacob Raterman (French); Ricardo Rivera (Anthropology); Betty Rosen (Near Eastern Studies); Jessica Ruffin (German); Omi Salas-SantaCruz (Education); Kumars Salehi (German); Thomas Sliwowski (Comparative Literature); Saniya Taher (Comparative Literature)

The DE in Critical Theory promotes the interdisciplinary study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century notions of critique; of the Frankfurt School and other twentieth-century currents of critical theory and philosophy; and of contemporary forms and modes of critical theory. It enables graduate students already enrolled in UC Berkeley Ph.D. programs from across the social sciences, arts, and humanities to obtain certification of a Designated-Emphasis specialization in Critical Theory. Students admitted to the DE who complete its requirements will receive a parenthetical notation to that effect on their doctoral degrees. The Critical Theory Program offers graduate fellowships, hosts international scholars, and presents lectures, seminars, and other events for the wider campus community and local public. It also maintains important collaborative relations with other critical theory institutes and programs nationally and internationally.