The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory is an interdisciplinary program that, for many years, has been at the forefront of debates within the US academy about poststructuralism and cultural studies, Marxism and postcolonial theory, and the politics of disciplinarity and knowledge production. The Unit offers regular criticism seminars, monthly colloquia, visits to campus by distinguished scholars from other universities. It sponsors a series of activities, including a criticism seminar, that focuses in depth on a particular theme. Unit-affiliated students receive support for conference travel and invitations to participate in all Unit activities, including a yearly series of lectures on Modern Critical Theory.