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Houses into Homes

Sophie Lewis challenges the pandemic’s championing of the nuclear home.


Laleh Khalili links the logic and order of markets and movements.

You Stand Within His Danger

Gil Anidjar scrutinizes the power dynamics embedded in a designation of danger.

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UCHRI Awards 19 New Grants for 2020-21

UCHRI is pleased to announce over $165,000 in research grants for the coming academic year. From engaging with publics beyond the UC to sharing ideas and expertise across campuses, these awards will support both individual research projects and broader collaborative endeavors that represent cutting-edge thinking in the humanities. These projects expand humanistic thinking well beyond »

University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowships 2020-21

UCHRI is pleased to announce the six recipients of the University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship for 2020–21, a prestigious award which has supported the work of junior and senior UC faculty for over 30 years. Spanning in scale from the oceanic to the microbial, the nuclear, and the transnational, the work of these »

UCHRI Announces 2020-21 Graduate Student Dissertation Support Grants

Representing eight campuses and ten humanities disciplines, the 16 awardees for this year’s Graduate Student Dissertation Research grants will be digging into archives, conducting participant observation, attending theatrical performances, viewing rare films, and much more during the 2020-21 academic year. While current prospects for travel and research have been severely impacted by the global COVID-19 »