UChicago Centers and Resources

The University of Chicago has many different resources to for students, faculty, and local educators interested in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. CEERES works in partnership with a number of similar area studies centers located across the university, as well as with other relevent institutes and offices. These resources may be useful for research funding, scholarly connections, outreach materials and resources, event planning and partnerships, and much more.


Area Studies Centers

Campus Partners

University Resources


Area Studies Centers:

  • Center for Middle Eastern Studies: The study of the region extending from Morocco to Kazakhstan since the rise of Islam is coordinated, encouraged, and stimulated at the University of Chicago by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). Established in 1965, the CMES has been supported by the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and by grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Mellon Foundation for more than forty years.


  • Center for East Asian Studies: The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and its three Committees - the Committee on Japanese Studies, the Committee on Chinese Studies, and the Committee on Korean Studies - work to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and abroad, and to foster communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the community of professors and students at the University of Chicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community.


  • Center for Latin American Studies: Established in 1968, the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) brings together faculty and students across the University in interdisciplinary and interdivisional research, teaching, scholarly events, and public engagement related to this vital region of the world.


  • Committee on Southern Asian Studies: The focus of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), which is supported through a University endowment, is to support and implement faculty and student academic and research projects that broadly encompass the study of South and Southeast Asia.


  • Committee on Central Eurasian Studies: The Committee draws from the multiple disciplines of its members in addressing the study of Central Eurasia, and seeks to contribute to the advancement and enrichment of scholarship on Central Eurasia at the University of Chicago and beyond.


  • Katz Center for Mexican Studies: The Katz Center for Mexican Studies promotes original research and informed international and interdisciplinary discussion on Mexican culture, history, arts, and politics. Its work seeks to engage and bring together the academic community of the University, the Mexican-origin populations in the city of Chicago, and our fellow scholars in Mexico and beyond.


  • Nicholson Center for British Studies: In 2003, the Robert Nicholson Center for British Studies was formed in order to bring together the university’s strength in things British. To further this mission of interdisciplinary study, the center funds student research in the UK, sponsors lectures and conferences in British Studies, and co-sponsors a variety of campus events.


  • Center for International Social Science Research: CISSR is an eclectic intellectual community devoted to nourishing empirical international research across the social sciences. We seek to spark and sustain critical discussions that traverse disciplinary, methodological, and geographic boundaries.


  • Chicago Center for Jewish Studies: The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies was created in 2009 as an inter-divisional center in the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Divinity School whose aim is to nurture dialogue among the many disciplines, scholars, and students engaged in Jewish Studies at the University.


Campus Partners:


  • Film Studies Center: The Film Studies Center serves as the support facility and research center for the Department of Cinema and Media Studies (CMS) at the University of Chicago. It provides an ideal site for students and faculty to explore film and other media and plays a vital role in fostering serious interdisciplinary film scholarship.


  • Summer Lanugage Institute: Earn up to a year's worth of university credit this summer in our intensive language sequences. Whether you need to acquire proficiency skills to prepare to study abroad, to gain reading skills in a  language for scholarly research, or learn to read ancient texts in the original, the Summer Language Institute has a course for you.


  • Franke Institute for the Humanities: The Institute represents the highest research and teaching ambitions of the University of Chicago, sponsoring creative and innovative work in established academic disciplines in the arts and humanities and encouraging new projects that cross traditional disciplinary and departmental lines.


  • Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality: Founded in 1996, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) at the University of Chicago is a major center for faculty and graduate research and pedagogical training and has developed an extensive undergraduate program in gender and sexuality studies.


  • Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory: Located in Wilder House, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) is an interdisciplinary space for sustained, comparative discussion of social and political processes in the contemporary world. 


  • Oriental Institute and Museum: The Oriental Institute was founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted with the financial support of John D. Rockefeller Jr., and was originally envisaged as a research laboratory for the investigation of the early human career that would trace humankind’s progress from the most ancient days of the Middle East.


  • Pozen Family Center for Human Rights: The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago supports innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives that critically explore the theory and practice of global human rights.


  • Institute of Politics: The University of Chicago Institute of Politics provides extracurricular opportunities, hosts visiting fellows, and presents programming in politics and policymaking.


  • Neighborhood Schools Program: The Neighborhood Schools Program was founded in 1976 to engage the community in impactful ways, mostly by facilitating partnerships between University of Chicago students and local schools to help them strengthen their ability to meet the needs of schoolchildren on the South Side.


  • Neubauer Collegium: Through faculty research projects, a global fellows initiative, and exhibitions, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society explores novel approaches to complex human questions at the University of Chicago and beyond.


University Resources:

  • International House: The mission of International House is to enable students and scholars from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse residential community that builds lifelong qualities of leadership, respect, and friendship.


  • UChicago GRAD: is a one-stop shop of integrated services to help graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers


  • Career Advising and Planning Services: UChicago Career Advancement empowers students and alumni to translate their academic foundation—regardless of major or background—into professional success, providing industry-specific training, global networking connections, and opportunities to put ingenuity into practice.


  • Office of International Affairs: The Office of International Affairs is a clearinghouse of resources for all international visitors to the University of Chicago, as well as for U of C faculty, staff and students intending to go abroad or administering any documentation for international scholars on campus.


  • The Graham School of General Studies: The Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is the home of a community of adult learners and seeks to extend the University’s academic values to as wide an audience as possible.


  • Chicago Language Center: The CLC provides innovative spaces and methods for teaching and research in the humanities. They offer a number of opportunities for professional development and training for language faculty and graduate student instructors each quarter at the University of Chicago.


  • Smart Museum of Art: As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of more than 15,000 objects, including modern masterpieces, millennia-old Chinese artworks, rich examples of European painting, and provocative works of contemporary art.


  • Study Abroad: The home office for information about study abroad programs and procedures for students wishing to receive institutional credit.


  • Global Engagement: A resource for faculty, students, and staff on the University of Chicago's many international programs. 


  • Office of Civil Engagement: As an anchor institution on the mid-South Side and a center for education, research, and innovation, the office partners within the city and surrounding communities to share talent, information, and resources to have a positive impact on Chicago’s well-being.