Humanities

Assistant professor of gender & sexuality studies awarded 2017-18 Hellman Fellowship

Emily Thuma, assistant professor of gender & sexuality studies in the School of Humanities, has been awarded a Hellman Fellowship for 2017-18 to support the completion of her book manuscript. The working title is No More Cages: Gendered Violence, Feminist Mobilization & the U.S. Carceral State. “The book traces the intertwined histories of feminist political […]

Assistant professor of sociology wins Hellman Fellowship to complete book

Sabrina Strings, assistant professor of sociology, has received a 2017-18 Hellman Fellowship to complete her book, Thin, White & Saved: Fat Stigma and the Fear of the Big Black Body, a historiography of fat-phobia in the West. “My research examines the historical development of fat stigma in the United States and its potential contribution to […]

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Ngugi wa Thiong’o awarded honorary degree from Yale

Writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of comparative literature and English at UCI and perennial Nobel candidate, recently received an honorary degree from Yale University in recognition of his distinctive achievements in the humanities. Yale President Peter Salovey said, “Brave wordsmith, for breaking down barriers, for showing us the potential of literature to incite change […]

UCI is 30th in granting arts, humanities Ph.D.s

UCI is No. 30 among the top 50 universities in the country for awarding Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities, according to a recent analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For the 2014-15 academic year, UCI conferred 51 doctoral degrees in humanities and two in the arts. “For decades now, we have been a primary international destination for the […]

UCI professor emerita wins UC award for post-retirement achievements and service

Margot Norris, Chancellor’s Professor emerita of English and comparative literature, has been honored with the 2016-17 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, which recognizes scholarly work or educational service since retirement by University of California professors emeriti in the humanities or social sciences. A world-renowned expert on James Joyce and 20th-century modernist literature, she has won […]

Historian awarded NEH summer stipend to finish book

David Fedman, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a $6,000 National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to support the completion of his manuscript The Saw & the Seed: Forestry & the Politics of Conservation in Colonial Korea (under contract with the University of Washington Press). “I’m absolutely thrilled to have received this grant from the NEH […]

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Art worth $4.7 million donated to School of Humanities by various sources over past 2 years

Historical maps, botanical illustrations, watercolors and prints valued at $4.7 million have been donated to UCI’s School of Humanities by various sources during the past two years. Pieces of the collection not only are on display but have been incorporated into art, history and art history classes. “Over my career, I have found that historic […]

Making their mark

For the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month, we take a look at some current UCI trailblazers