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Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH)


The Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH): a Transdisciplinary Initiative at the University of Leeds was founded during the first round of Research Centres competitively funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (then Board).

Founded to draw into a new collaboration two existing Centres (Cultural Studies and Jewish Studies) and the traditions of critical, social and feminist histories and practices of art developed in Leeds, CentreCATH aims to produce theoretically informed but historically framed analyses of cultural practices that deterritorialize the current boundaries of interdisciplinary studies (cultural, Jewish, postcolonial, queer and gender studies) in the arts (acoustic, visual, cinematic and material culture) by both forging new dialogues (black/Jewish, sound/image, voice/gaze, gender/race) and shaping mutually challenging research projects that realign philosophy, the arts, history, cultural anthropology, psychoanalysis and aesthetics.

Who Are We?

Director: Professor Griselda Pollock
Co-Director: Dr Barbara Engh
Co-Director: Dr Eva Frojmovic

Website: CentreCATH

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