CHAT hosts several humanities-based independent gatherings on a semi-regular basis. These are hosted in our conference room at Fung House (48 Professors Row). 

The Faculty & Fellows Writing Group: 

This group meets on Fridays at the Fung House, 48 Professors Row, on Fridays from 9:30 to 12 p.m. throughout the semester. All Humanities faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome. This group is hosted by CHAT. If you would like to attend or if you have any questions, please reach out to us: 

The Educationist Reading Group: 

The Educationist Reading Group welcomes faculty from across the arts and humanities departments. We meet two to three times a semester to discuss philosophies of teaching and learning as crucial to scholarly practice and humanist inquiry. We are interested in these writings within their historical and intellectual frameworks as well as how they shape our approaches in the classroom. This group is hosted by Jennifer Minnen. If you would like to join or have any questions, please reach out to her:

The Graduate Humanities Circle

The Graduate Humanities Circle (GHC) is an interdisciplinary community space for graduate students in the humanities including (but not limited to) English, History, Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, and SMFA, etc. The Circle hosts bi-monthly member meetings at the Center for the Humanities to build communities, share research and pedagogy, and offer mutual support. If you are interested in joining the group, please fill out the interest form before September 30, 2023.


Surviving and thriving in the neoliberal academy as a minoritarian grad students teaching and researching in the under-supported fields of humanities, including critical ethnic studies, feminist, queer, and trans studies, decolonial and postcolonial studies.

Inviting faculty both at Tufts and in other universities, especially faculty of color, in the above fields to share their personal, pedagogical, professional, and organizing knowledge, and build cross-institutional alliances.

Cultivating a space of mutual support and collective care that may include: sharing research and creative projects within the circle, offering comments and feedback, sharing funding and conference resources, and writing and reading together. 

Community, friendship, safe-space conversation, a place to be.

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