Based in BCMCR but with membership across the university, the cluster aims to explores Cultural Theory in relation to contemporary politics in order to understand its application to everyday realities and practices. The Cultural Theory cluster intersects with individual research interests to explore common themes and to formulate shared goals and interventions. Shared interests include: social movements; counter-hegemonic discourses; questions of gender, race, queer theory/politics; cultural labour and cultural work; the politics of space; the politics of education; art and activism; and practice-based research. The group is also connected to the Soundings journal, with a view to extend the journal’s reach to different geographical areas and consistencies. The cluster organises events, including reading/discussion groups, screenings, panel discussions and other events.