Humanities

UCI Podcast: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

The acclaimed writer shares the tale of his prison captivity and writing the influential novel, Devil on the Cross

Andrea Kristell Medrano is a first-gen third-year student who won the Hannah J. Caldwell Endowed Student Award for Undergraduate Studies and the Humanities Associates Endowment for the International Center for Writing and Translation award.

Bilingual booster

First-gen senior majoring in both education sciences and Spanish hopes to become an academic counselor in low-income communities

Visual studies Ph.D. student is named to 1804 List of Haitian American change-makers

Ella Turenne, a UCI Ph.D. student in visual studies, has been included among 26 change-makers on The Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 List for 2019. Named in honor of the year of that country’s independence, the list recognizes Haitian American leaders who have helped foster a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. A journalist, poet […]

David Fedman wins prize for best article on historical link between tech and environment

David Fedman, assistant professor of history, has received the 2019 Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize from the Society for the History of Technology’s Envirotech special interest group. His article, “The Ondol Problem and the Politics of Forest Conservation in Colonial Korea,” was published in The Journal of Korean Studies. It explores the ondol, a […]

Duncan Pritchard, Distinguished Professor of philosophy, and Chancellor’s Fellow Annalisa Coliva, professor and chair of philosophy

MOOCS with a message

UCI faculty create massive open online courses to counter extremism

Rena Beatrice Goldstein, who operates an “Ask a Philosopher” booth.
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Philosophy for the masses

Ph.D. student runs engaging kiosk at cafés and farmers market

UCI to present mock trial of Shylock from ‘The Merchant of Venice’

EVENT: In the wake of last year’s successful mock trial of Hamlet, the UCI Shakespeare Center and UCI School of Law will host a mock trial of Shylock from “The Merchant of Venice.” In Shakespeare’s controversial play, the Jewish moneylender takes the Christian merchant Antonio to court but is ruled against. In this staged appeal, […]

UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies to present Korean hip-hop conference, concert

EVENT:  Presented by the UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies and Hyundai Motor America, the Korean Hip-Hop and New Explorations of Afro-Asian Identity Conference will bring together the world’s foremost Korean, Korean American and African American studies scholars working on hip-hop. Enriching academic talks on campus will be accompanied by the first Afro-Korean Hip-Hop Festival, […]

Frederic Jameson

Fredric Jameson donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries

Collection details the scholar’s illustrious career in critical theory

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in history wins 2019 Native American 40 Under 40 award

Holly Guise, a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in history at UCI, has received a 2019 Native American 40 Under 40 award. The prestigious accolade from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development honors emerging Native American and Alaska Native leaders who have made significant contributions in their business, profession or community and demonstrated leadership, […]