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The Right to Sex: Interview with Amia Srinivasan

Amia Srinivasan on the institution’s role in setting up our rights to desire.

Race, Contagion, and the Nation: A Dialogue with Pedro Valdez, Abril Saldaña-Tejeda, Jenny Reardon, and Felicity Amaya Schaeffer

Dialogue 3/4 on COVID-19 and Racism, by UCSC’s Theorizing Race after Race working group.

Posthumous Racisms

Ackbar Abbas explores the conundrum of anti-racism and racism as mirror images.

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UCHRI Welcomes Sara Černe, Research Grants Manager

Born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia, I was lured on a westward trajectory by my enthusiasm for humanistic inquiry as well as the fellowships I received to study abroad in Barcelona, on the East Coast, and in the Midwest. In 2020 I received my PhD in English from Northwestern University, where I then taught classes »


Since 1987, the UC Humanities Research Institute has been a centerpiece of University of California-wide investment in humanities research. Founded by UC President David Gardner, UCHRI has promoted innovation and leadership in the practice and sharing of collaborative humanistic research across all 10 campuses, nationally, and internationally. UCHRI has been directed by David Theo Goldberg »

UCHRI is Hiring: UCI Undergraduate Media Assistant

The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) seeks a UCI undergraduate student assistant to assist with editing photos, videos, and audio files; website content; audiovisual event needs at on-site or off-site locations (contingent on Covid-19 guidelines in place at time of employment); and generating communications materials. Applicants must be currently-enrolled undergraduate students at UCI »