A multidisciplinary hub for the study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.
At the University of Chicago, faculty and students pursue advanced projects on American culture from within the departments of Anthropology, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Economics, English, History, Linguistics, Music, Romance Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Thought, Sociology, Visual Arts, as well as in the Divinity School and the Law School.
The Scherer Center helps coordinate the University’s rich and diverse scholarly interest in the study of American culture by sponsoring courses, seminars, and lunch-time discussions of new work; by bringing distinguished visitors to campus for lectures, symposia, and conferences; and by developing forums for meaningful interactions among scholars of different disciplines and the public.
The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture is pleased to sponsor a wide range of interdisciplinary conferences, lectures, workshops, and other events both on and off-campus.
Monday, April 15 – The Scherer Center teamed up with UChicago’s new Media Arts, Data, and Design (MADD) Center to welcome Professor Colin Milburn (Director of the… Read more “Colin Milburn • April 15 • HOW TO DO THINGS WITH SCIENCE FICTION • Hosted with the MADD Center”
The Scherer Center hosted Professor Racquel Gates, Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, who presented her talk Double Negative: Race, Popular Culture, and the… Read more “Racquel Gates • Thursday April 4, 4pm • Logan Center 201”
Presented in partnership with UChicago’s Disability Studies Workshop, the Scherer Center hosted SAIC Asoociate Professor Bess Williamson for our first public lecture of 2019. Professor Williamson discussed… Read more “Bess Williamson • Accessible America • Jan. 15”