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HumArts Clusters

The UC Davis Humanities Institute sponsored HumArts Research Clusters represent the range of work among faculty and graduate students in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. The research clusters provide a critical space for research and collaboration not easily accomplished in a single department or program. The DHI generally supports four-five Hum/Arts Clusters each year.

Clusters are meant to facilitate exchange among faculty and graduate students in workshops, symposia, or mini-conferences, to encourage experimentation with new forms of collaboration within and beyond UC Davis, and to broaden the aims of faculty research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. HumArts Clusters are awarded up to $5,000 annually. The call for applications is released in Spring Quarter.

2021-2022 New HumArts Research Clusters

Ongoing HumArts Research Clusters

See|Hear|Say: New Work with Voice, Bodies, Sound & Word 2022
Faculty Coordinator: Kurt Rohde

Migration and Aesthetics
Faculty Coordinators: Chunjie Zhang (German)

Racial Justice Policy Cluster
Faculty Coordinator: Robyn Rodriguez

Critical Militarization, Policing, and Security Studies
Faculty Coordinators: Javier Arbona (American Studies)

Disability and Social Justice
Faculty Coordinator: Ryan Cartwright

Technocultural Futures
Faculty Coordinator: Kris Fallon

Leaping with Ontological Terror
Faculty Coordinator: Marisol de la Cadena

Transdisciplinary Mesoamerican Connections
Faculty Coordinator: Ines Hernandez-Avila