Administration and organization duties are currently handled by Kent Grayson at Northwestern University and Albert Muñiz at DePaul University. To get in touch, click here or email


The Chicago Consumer Culture Community (C4) first launched in 2007, and is for anyone living in or visiting the greater Chicago area who has an interest in research and insights about consumer culture and consumer culture theory (CCT).

We hold research presenta- tions 6 times a year, usually on the 1st Friday of the month from 12:00-1:30 PM. In 2018, we held our 60th event!  For more detailed information on upcoming events, click "this season's events" above

Our Events


Our events are held in downtown Chicago at the Marketing Department, DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Boulevard (at the corner of State and Jackson). For more detailed location information, click "FAQs" above.

Contacting C4

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