Research Clusters

Social Text research clusters are interdisciplinary investigative groups led by collective members. They include both collective members and non-members engaged in collaborative research, editing, writing, and thinking. Research clusters develop issues of the journal, organize conferences, and solicit Social Text Online contributions. Past research clusters have included Cultural Logics of Contemporary Capitalism, which put together a conference and edited a special issue; Being With, which produced a special issue on José Esteban Muñoz’s life and work; and the After Globalism Writing Group, which held a five-day collaborative writing session and wrote the Here and Now issue of Social Text.

Current Research Clusters

After Globalism Writing Group (led by Michael Mandiberg)

Contingency Working Group (led by Marie Buck and Alex Pittman)

Ecologies of Black Life Working Group (led by Vanessa Agard-Jones, Jayna Brown, and Aimee Meredith Cox)

Cultures of the Contemporary African Diaspora (led by Herman Bennett, Jennifer L. Morgan, and Robert Reid-Pharr)

State Socialism and Global South Aesthetics (led by Macarena Gómez-Barris and Hentyle Yapp)

System Acts: Improper Actors in Contemporary Systems (led by Tavia Nyong’o and Michael Wang)