Division of Social Sciences

  • Researchers find a new way to explain population differences in personality structure among humans

  • Innovative research website co-created by a UC Santa Barbara scholar is set to expand with an NEH digital humanities grant

  • Two UC Santa Barbara scholars receive grant to create “Rome: The Game,” an interactive, video game-based course

  • Social sciences research on mass shootings, gun culture selected as first project of new Pahl Initiative

  • Music scholar’s essay collection explores the nexus of environmental and cultural sustainability

  • Researcher blazes the way in our understanding of moral sensibilities

  • Sara Poot-Herrera receives multiple honors in Mexico for her contributions to literature in the country

  • ARC and UC LEADS programs give promising students a leg up in their efforts to get to graduate school

  • Abalone, unit, dig

    Excavation at La Purisima Mission unearths Chumash artifacts, provides field experience to aspiring archaeologists

  • The UC Santa Barbara Library becomes the new repository for La Casa de la Raza’s historical archive

  • International conference at UC Santa Barbara will examine the legacy of the Kingdom of Kush

  • Psychologist Brenda Major honored for 40 years of work on the effects of stigma and discrimination on identity

  • Five-year study in China shows monitoring of local governments by NGOs improves compliance with central rules

  • Simone Pulver, current Faculty Sustainability Champion, aims to grow change-makers with Environmental Leadership Incubator

  • Cross-campus collaboration gives student the means to pursue his dreams of being an independent filmmaker

  • At Economic Forecast Project 2019, speakers say data suggest recovery will continue — but with some caveats

  • Conference will examine how metrics are transforming higher education

  • UCSB’s Economic Forecast Project presents its 38th Annual Santa Barbara Economic Summits

  • Scholar Tine Sloan named to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, which she will lead as chair

  • Graduate Center for Literary Research interdisciplinary conference explores the interplay between memory and movement

  • Scholar explains how the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito resets the calendar on the world’s oldest monarchy

  • The 2019 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate will examine the U.S. immigration system and its impact on the nation

  • An interdisciplinary public conference on campus examines positive and negative implications of plastics

  • Roger McNamee, Silicon Valley investor and author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” comes to campus

  • In push for open access publishing, campus signs on to OA2020 Initiative as UC ends negotiation with Elsevier

  • Sociologist and historian are named fellows of the American Council of Learned Societies

  • Scholar's meticulous biography of Alain Locke earns the 2019 Pulitzer Prize

  • In her Badash Memorial Lecture, historian Audra J. Wolfe presents a political history of apolitical science

  • Initiative brings students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to campus for research, mentorship

  • Gamelan ensemble

    Ensemble helps preserve traditional music of ancient Indonesian kingdom

  • UC veterans in a writing workshop

    UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop coaches returning service members in the reparative practice of storytelling

  • Latin American and Iberian Studies undergraduate conference looks at themes of displacement

  • Colin Kahl, nuclear security, Neil Narang

    Distinguished experts introduce undergraduates to the reality of nuclear weapons and international security

  • Disneyland, Orange County, 1938

    UC Santa Barbara’s Library holds 2.5 million aerial photos, the largest collection of its kind in the world

  • Symposium will kick off a global public history project on migration and environmental justice

  • Anthropologists study the consequences of early marriage in Tanzania and the role of choice by young brides

  • El Plan de Santa Bárbara, catalyst for Chicano Studies departments across California, turns 50

  • Frederick Douglass

    An exhibition at the MCC highlights the role of Frederick Douglass’ family in the fight for freedom and justice

  • With major gift for social science research, Louise and Stephen Pahl aim to foster interdisciplinary solutions

  • New papers assess state of mentorship, harassment, opportunity in California archaeology community

  • A scholar’s book examines the extraordinary lives of the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker

  • The Center for Black Studies Research screens the powerful 10-part series that examines racial and economic diversity

  • In his new book, English scholar Alan Liu examines the sense of history in the digital age

  • 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill

    A symposium and a pair of exhibitions at UC Santa Barbara re-examine the 1969 oil spill off Santa Barbara

  • Religious studies professor William Elison’s new book examines contested sites of worship in Mumbai

  • A multi-campus symposium explores Asian American activism 50 years of Asian American studies

  • Graduate Fellows will have the opportunity to experience the impact of the humanities on individuals and communities

  • Marianne Mithun, acclaimed for her work with Native Americans, is elected to lead Linguistic Society of America

  • Think the holiday has become too commercialized? You’ve had company since the 19th century

  • Javiera Barandiarán, Chile

    Global studies scholar explores the interplay of science and the environment in neoliberal Chile

  • Understanding the migrant caravan requires an awareness of Central America's recent history, social scientists say

  • Unique combined program in actuarial science launches students into a competitive career

  • UCSB scholar and co-authors examine China’s drive to become the world leader in technological innovation

  • Colonial and Native American historian Ann Marie Plane discusses the genesis of the Thanksgiving holiday

  • A biography of Father Luis Olivares illuminates the birth of the sanctuary movement in Los Angeles

  • World War I

    UC Santa Barbara’s new carillonist to give a free public concert on the centenary of the end of World War I

  • Charles R. Hale, dean of social sciences, will deliver the campus’s annual Diversity Lecture

  • A new paper stresses the importance of ecological thinking and diverse study samples to improve psychological science

  • The American Presidency Project unveils an updated website with user-friendly features

  • Jane De Hart, history professor emerita, publishes first “full-life” biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • More attention to the wellbeing of the poor could make current projections of population growth in central Africa less dire

  • Leila Rupp cohosts a podcast about the history of sexual and gender identity in America

  • As part of a yearlong examination of the all-encompassing topic of energy justice, UC Santa Barbara’s Mellon Sawyer Seminar will present events throughout the fall and winter quarters.

  • A new book documents the political, cultural transformations brought by the 1911 Revolution in China

  • The North Hall Takeover 50 Years Later

    Conference explores issues of education, campus climate and features a talk by actor and humanitarian Danny Glover

  • The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center's 2018-2019 lecture series will examine concepts of human security

  • A scholar examines the jarring 18th-century transition from manuscript letters to print media

  • Partnership with UC Merced, CSUs, aims to boost numbers of underrepresented minorities among higher-ed faculty

  • Paper co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara scholar finds internally generated rewards promote cooperation

  • Black studies scholar and sociologist publishes 20th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book

  • The California Coastal Act increases property values, according to Bren School research

  • How negatively others will perceive them sets the level of shame people implicitly feel about a potential action

  • Gift from author T.A. Barron establishes endowed fund for environmental leadership in the humanities

  • Tombos, fortress

    In a new paper, anthropologist details the discovery of the fortifications of an Egyptian settlement

  • Graduate seminar students create a website that shines a light on the modern scourge of bogus “news”

  • Scholar’s book delves into the messy history of immigration and the law in the United States

  • Economist Rod Garratt discusses the future of digital currency

  • Psychology professor includes left-handers in research about how collectivistic cultures view “others”

  • The Anna S.C Blake Manual Training School

    Exhibition highlights the Anna S.C. Blake School, antecedent to the State Normal School that would become UCSB

  • The intensity of pride people feel for a given act or trait is set by an implicit mental map of what others value

  • UCSB scholars discuss the rise and what they see as the fall of the Voting Rights Act

  • UCSB scholars consider Mexico President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his ambitious agenda

  • Association for the Sociology of Religion presents lifetime achievement award to professor emeritus Wade Clark Roof

  • UCSB scholar says the resignation of top ministers roils the U.K.’s exit from the European Union and could cripple the process

  • In general, Democrats and Republicans agree about climate change — they just don’t realize it

  • History course lets students learn — and teach — about Europe’s interwar decades (1918-1939)

  • Norah Dunbar’s NSF-funded video game trains people to better discern truth from lies — and how to spot deceptive behavior

  • Jeffrey Hoelle, gold mining, Brazil, Amazon

    A photo exhibit in the library examines illegal gold mining in the Amazon — and the people and economic forces behind it

  • Scholars put the current political and social climate in some historical context

  • The UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop comes to UCSB, and its participants have stories to tell

  • Professor Charles Bazerman endows a fellowship fund for continuing lecturers in the UCSB Writing Program

  • UCSB scholars organize and will present research at a Mexico City conference on racial inequality in the Americas

  • Paper co-authored by a Bren School scholar details how SMS texts on corruption helped to empower Ugandan voters at the polls

  • Scholar Neil Narang discusses national security implications of President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un

  • Scholar explores the meaning of secularism by examining three lawsuits by non-religious groups

  • UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman to deliver Capps Center’s 2018 Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights

  • Three-day field training exercise gives ROTC cadets a taste of life in the Army

  • EFP 2018 panel

    Slow local recovery and uncertainty with international trade starred at the 2018 EFP Economic Summit

  • The Mark Morris Dance Group presents Pepperland, celebrating 50 years of The Beatles’ 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.'

  • Arts & Lectures presents the six-time Tony-winning soprano singing a mix of showtunes, film classics and original songs.

  • A new book examines the history and evolution of bathing in Mexico, from pre-Columbian times to the present

  • Delivering the annual Plous Lecture, historian Terence Keel will examine how Christianity haunts the biological sciences

  • Two UCSB anthropology graduate students publish papers in the prestigious journal American Antiquity

  • In his Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture, historian Alex Wellerstein discusses who has the authority to use nuclear weapons

  • The Economic Forecast Project presents its 37th Annual Santa Barbara Economic Summits

  • Papers of Shirley Kennedy, influential educator and activist, are gifted to UCSB Library Special Research Collections

  • Stuart Tyson Smith, Tombos, horse

    Archaeologist co-authors a paper detailing the discovery of a horse buried in Sudan nearly 3,000 years ago

  • Historian W. Patrick McCray awarded prestigious Smithsonian fellowship to advance his research

  • Unique correspondence course brings study of the humanities to incarcerated adults

  • Symposium at UCSB to blend the humanities and science to address the anxieties of tomorrow with today’s art and technology

  • Research symposium to explore the Black Radical Tradition, commemorate 50 years of Black studies at UCSB

  • UCSB Lalaie Ameeriar is named a Luce/ACLS Fellow, and will spend year researching “honor killings”

  • Scholars publish the first comprehensive study of China’s STEM research environment in higher education

  • UCSB historian gives a talk on the 4th-century legend of the true Cross

  • UCSB scholars who have studied school safety for decades, offer a plan to make campuses safe, secure and peaceful

  • Psychology professor's new research explores facial expressions as tools for social influence

  • A UCSB scholar says the president’s tariffs and the threat of trade wars are ill-advised and dangerous

  • UCSB Economic Forecast Project panel will examine the effects of recent natural disasters on Santa Barbara economy

  • Scholar Eileen Boris co-edits new book examining the place of women in global labor policies

  • Article co-authored by communication scholar Miriam Metzger calls for an interdisciplinary approach to addressing fake news

  • Unlearning the City book cover

    Professor Swati Chattopadhyay is honored for a lifetime of achievement in the study of architectural history

  • Automobile assembly line

    Research project highlights the impacts of the worldwide competition for manufacturing jobs

  • A UCSB scholar will explore the apparent falling out of seminal sociologists Max Weber and W.E.B Du Bois

  • Cheddar Man

    In a new book, a historian examines how Christian theology shaped scientific ideas about race

  • Belief that good health is beyond their control — not lack of education — deters some indigenous populations from seeking medical care

    Self-efficacy — not education — plays the greater role in indigenous people's decisions to access modern healthcare

  • New research reveals why Americans of both parties disapprove of Congress

  • Fourth annual Sal Castro Memorial conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of East L.A. Blowouts

  • Award-winning author Matthew Desmond will speak on “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

  • Political scientist John Woolley examines Twitter as a means of presidential communication

  • The Pacific Pride Foundation donates its archives to the UCSB Library to help preserve history of the local LGBTQ+ movement

  • A UCSB scholar co-leads a major new initiative to study the impact of emerging technologies on international security

  • The Critical Issues in America series, “Changing Faces of U.S. Citizenship,” debuts with talk followed by panel discussion

  • Lab immerses UCSB students in the open-access publishing business

  • Interest rate and wage increases factor into stock market volatility, says international political economist

  • Scholars honored by prestigious Chinese organization for their contributions to archaeology

  • A Ghanaian mother and daughter with a solar light

    Unite to Light, the nonprofit founded by UCSB’s John Bowers, is providing thousands of solar lights to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

  • UCSB experts examine the personal safety and data risks associated with in-home delivery service

  • Opinions about climate change are more varied among Republicans than political leaders suggest

  • New faculty in the English department bring vibrancy to Chicana/Chicano literature studies

  • Environmental economists predict big manufacturing losses in China by mid-21st century due to climate change

  • Historian’s new book examines how Japanese tourists helped to create and sustain the Japanese Empire

  • A UCSB symposium will examine the “fake news” phenomenon and what can be learned from it

  • Anthropologists examine the roles of games among ancient indigenous peoples of North America

  • Talk by Robert Reich will inaugurate new Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development

  • Scholar is lauded by the American Political Science Association for her book highlighting race, gender and political leadership

  • Communication professor Joseph Walther is named to the Bertelsen Presidential Chair

  • UCSB College of Creative Studies then and now

    The College of Creative Studies, UCSB’s little college that could, is in its 50th anniversary year

  • UCSB scholars develop a mathematical model to clarify how truth wins or loses in social groups

  • UCSB’s 2017 Argyropoulos Lecture examines authenticity in representations of Greek history and culture

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards prestigious grants to two UCSB research projects

  • UCSB professor joins elite group of linguistics scholars with prestigious award from the British Academy

  • A book edited by a UCSB scholar takes a fresh look at the emergence of Native American Mississippian civilization

  • Two UCSB scholars receive grants for studies on Mexico’s black population and on immigrants’ mental health

  • A UCSB scholar traces tea’s journey across the globe as a commodity and a tool of the British Empire

  • A UCSB scholar is awarded an NEH grant to research the metrics of scholarship and learning

  • Esteemed scholar of linguistics, who focuses on language varieties among African Americans, arrives at UCSB

  • UC Santa Barbara hosts a conference of U.S., Mexican scholars focusing on immigration, trade, international relations, policy

  • Hijabs for beginners; Secret Life of Muslims
    Hijabs for beginners; Secret Life of Muslims

    ‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ web series, co-produced by a UC Santa Barbara scholar, nominated for Emmy, Peabody awards

  • UCSB scholar’s book explores how Japan has long used children to validate war and sentimentalize peace

  • Aboard the E/V Nautilus, a UCSB graduate will bring scientific discoveries to internet viewers

  • Achieving the global temperature goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement is unlikely, according to economist Dick Startz

  • Victor Rios

    Inspired by his own turbulent childhood, professor Victor Rios runs a uniquely personal summer enrichment program

  • Koegel Autism Center director Ty Vernon, plans to broaden research, therapy and community engagement

  • UCSB joins a national project to study career pathways for Ph.D. students

  • Five graduate students receive prestigious fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies

  • Support for redistribution is a function of compassion, self-interest and envy — but not fairness

  • Hunger strike

    UCSB scholar’s book examines hunger strikes by Latino activists on three California campuses in the 1990s

  • Professor Neil Narang completes a prestigious fellowship at the Pentagon advising senior officials on nuclear proliferation

  • When advocating for renewable energy policies, context is king, says political scientist Leah Stokes

  • Environmental conference brings together academics and leaders

    Conference at UCSB brings together academics, activists to discuss the future of environmental activism

  • UCSB sociologist seeks to identify ways police officers can improve their communication skills to reduce conflicts

  • Keel will showcase his research when he delivers the annual Plous Lecture next spring

  • A three-minute meditation guided by Christina McMahon
    A three-minute meditation guided by Christina McMahon

    Three minutes may be all you need to reduce stress and get your mind under control

  • Paper co-authored by UCSB researcher finds gender stereotyping of jobs disadvantages both women and men

  • Video highlights from The Curie-osity Project at UCSB
    Video highlights from The Curie-osity Project at UCSB

    The Gevirtz School teams with Girls Inc. to help 4th – 6th graders find their inner Madame Curie

  • UCSB scholar Francisco Lomelí shepherds publication of two books and a magazine

  • Peter Rupert 2017 EFP North

    The UCSB Economic Forecast Project’s 2017 North County Economic Summit focuses on healthcare finance

  • Lecture series features education and psychology research from UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

  • Standing Rock

    Four days of events explore legacy and relevance of the Standing Rock camp to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline

  • The Economic Forecast Project’s 36th Annual Economic Summit takes a wide-ranging view of the economy

  • UCSB Spanish professor earns international award for her expertise in Mexican literature and culture

  • UCSB’s Economic Forecast Project North County Economic Summit focuses on the future of healthcare in Santa Barbara County

  • Science historian Erika Milam to deliver the annual Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture

  • Linda Yamane

    Native American basket weavers demonstrate the traditional craft and discuss its role in their communities

  • UCSB’s Economic Forecast Project presents its 36th Annual South County Economic Summit

  • Political scientist plays an important role in decoding American opinions about climate change

  • UCSB scholar to discuss resistance and protest in the age of President Trump

  • With a seemingly constant barrage of media messages asserting turmoil across the nation, today’s dominant political refrain is that America is in a state of decline. But is it?

  • University of California students to lead Global Poverty Action Day across the state

  • UCSB scholar’s book argues for a new approach to dealing with troubled Latino youths

  • Alicia Escalante, who led the fight for justice and dignity in the turbulent 1960s, has donated her papers to UCSB

  • U.S. and U.K. share a similar mindset when it comes to horizontal drilling for shale energy

  • History scholar discusses the bizarre plan that helped bring the United States into World War I

  • Goldweight-African

    UCSB class to analyze museum objects to create new display labels with updated information

  • UCSB scholars discuss the social and historical implications of the women’s movement, from Seneca Falls to the March on Washington

    From Seneca Falls to the March on Washington — scholars discuss the implications of the women’s movement

  • A UCSB scholar explores the plight of educated Pakistani women who emigrate to Canada and find unemployment and poverty

  • Politics editor at the Los Angeles Times will speak on the importance of journalism in a turbulent national climate

  • Symposium will examine the prevalence — or lack thereof — of women in academic and private archaeology

  • Annual Carl Snyder Lecture will examine the correlation between income, geography and upward mobility

  • UCSB sociologist Victor Rios to discuss how emotional support from authority figures impacts the lives of marginalized students

  • UCSB’s Early Academic Outreach Program hosts annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference for high school juniors

  • UCSB takes a top spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities

  • Columnist and scholar E.J. Dionne to speak on “Make America Empathetic Again” for the UCSB Capps Center

  • UCSB scholars will explore an elusive phenomenon: the prevalence of ghosts in Japanese culture

  • UCSB’s Nikkei Student Union is organizing Day of Remembrance to honor 75th anniversary of the Japanese-American internment

  • UCSB’s Public History Ph.D. program, the nation’s first, prepares students for careers outside academia

  • Confucius Institute’s conference on U.S.-China economic relations delves into a hot topic

  • Religious studies scholar Catherine Albanese explores the theological journey of New Thought pioneer Warren Felt Evans

  • Jonathan Malindine, halibut hooks

    A UCSB scholar examines the evolution of wooden halibut hooks carved by native people of the Northwest Coast

  • Humans correctly forecast the personal qualities valued in their local population and generate pride accordingly

  • Top cadet of UCSB's ROTC program opts for an Army combat role and hopes to inspire other women to break barriers

  • English scholar Swati Rana receives NEH grant to support writing of first book

  • Aida Hurtado is an invited speaker at the Women's March on Washington

    Chicana/o Studies scholar Aída Hurtado gives remarks at historic Women’s March on Washington

  • Lois Capps papers at UCSB Library

    Newly retired U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps donates her papers to UCSB Library Department of Special Research Collections

  • Exhibition at UCSB highlights 14 African Americans who became classics scholars in the 19th century

  • Symposium and lecture at UCSB honors the work of the late Black studies professor Cedric Robinson

  • UCSB celebrates pioneering Chinese scholar and emeritus professor Pai Hsien-yung

  • English scholar to discuss how the campus, one of the first hubs of the internet, led the humanities into the digital age

  • UCSB Greenhouse & Garden Project sign

    UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Edible Campus Project and Orfalea Family Children’s Center grow sustainability in kids

  • A UCSB scholar examines the role of newsletters in 17th-century England and the emergence of print media

  • UCSB historian's new book explores class and gender implications of the silk trade in medieval Paris

  • Scholar ann-elise lewallen examines how indigenous Ainu women use textile art to celebrate their identity

  • Slim gold mine Brazil

    Anthropologist Jeff Hoelle co-authors a photo essay on illegal gold mining in the Amazon

  • Political scientist Pei-te Lien provides a comprehensive survey of women, men of color elected to public office

  • UCSB professor of education receives a 2017 President’s Research Catalyst Award to lead nine-campus consortium

  • UCSB team prepares for the national finals of the intercollegiate Ethics Bowl after winning regional semifinals

  • Professor Francisco Lomelí is elected to the prestigious North American Academy of the Spanish Language

  • Scholar Elizabeth Peréz examines the key role of food preparation in Black Atlantic religions

  • South Asian countries

    Two UCSB professors who focus on the South Asian diaspora have won fellowships taking them to distant destinations

  • Educator Harry Boyte, in a visit to UCSB, will argue universities need to cultivate a spirit of civic engagement in students

  • UCSB Promise Scholar one of 10 college students nationwide named to inaugural class of Frederick Douglass Global Fellows

  • French Adrian helmet

    An exhibit of World War I helmets at UCSB highlights the birth of modern warfare

  • Applied coursework improves outcomes for high school students with learning disabilities

  • Center for Nanotechnology in Society reports offer recommendations for technology policymakers

  • Emory Douglas art

    Artists whose work helped define the Black Panther Party to discuss work at UCSB

  • 20th Mexican Literary Colloquium at UCSB takes its metaphorical cue from a missing 19th-century cannon

  • New book by UCSB scholar examines the impact of globalization on an indigenous group in Mexico

  • A UCSB scholar’s book examines the presidential election through the lens of psychoanalysis

  • Psychologist Brenda Major identifies what may be a key factor in many white Americans’ support for Donald Trump

  • A collaboration led by a UCSB scholar makes a breakthrough in quantifying belief system dynamics

  • UCSB anthropologist Danielle Kurin examines the effects of the abrupt and catastrophic demise of the Wari Empire 1,000 years ago

    Anthropologist Danielle Kurin examines the effects of the abrupt and catastrophic demise of the Wari Empire 1,000 years ago

  • A new book by a UCSB historian examines U.S. relations with Arabs and the Middle East in the 1970s

  • UCSB researchers study the effectiveness of an innovative program designed to help youth learn about mental health

  • UCSB’s Mario Garcia to be honored for distinguished contributions to the history of Latino activists

  • UC Santa Barbara professor and Nobel laureate Finn Kydland will share impressions from a recent visit to North Korea in upcoming talk

  • ‘Resilient Love in a Time of Hate,’ a new series at UCSB, aims to respond to a climate of discord with dialogue, creativity

  • Julia Chung, EAP

    Freeman Foundation grant to fund 36 student internships in Asia though UCSB’s Education Abroad Program

  • In a new paper, UCSB sociologist Thomas Scheff makes a case for emotional education in K-12 classrooms

  • 9/11 mourners

    A new book co-edited by a UCSB scholar examines the ancient tradition of laments for fallen cities

  • Sociologist Victor Rios is among four presenters in PBS series of TED Talks on innovative approaches to education

  • The UC Global Health Institute establishes a Center of Expertise on Planetary Health at UCSB and UC Davis

  • Study co-authored by a UCSB researcher reveals Latinos age slower, neutralizing higher health risks of obesity and diabetes

  • Grant will allow UCSB to explore ways to tweak graduate programs in the humanities for a changing job market

  • The Observatory, Chich'en Itza

    In a new paper, a UCSB scholar says ancient hieroglyphic texts reveal Mayans made major discovery in math and astronomy

  • UCSB global studies professor Alison Brysk is recognized for her accomplishments as a scholar and mentor

  • Infants learn about food preferences — what’s good, what’s bad and who will eat what — in a social context

  • With the 2016 Olympics set to begin in Brazil, UCSB scholars discuss the origins of the Games

  • UCSB researchers examine the uniquely human willingness to cooperate between social groups

  • Grover Cleveland

    UCSB scholars say today’s political polarization in the U.S. looks a lot like the bitter divisions of the 19th century

  • The viral online mobile game Pokémon Go engrosses the world, but who is catching whom?

  • Wade Clark Roof, professor of religious studies and program director for UCSB's SUSI, discusses the importance of tolerance
    Wade Clark Roof, professor of religious studies and program director for UCSB's SUSI, discusses the importance of tolerance

    Scholars from abroad gathered at UC Santa Barbara to examine religious difference in the United States

  • UCSB researchers open The Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential

  • UCSB researchers get $1.3 million grant for screening to measure emotional health of high school students

  • Three UCSB students receive UC Presidential Public Service Fellowships

  • Jennifer Kam receives early career award from the National Communication Association

  • A UCSB scholar says Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will have serious economic, political consequences

  • UCSB Graduate Division program crosses disciplines for deeper, more nuanced scholarship

  • ROTC program sends UCSB cadets to work and learn in countries around the world

  • Robert Koegel, Lynn Koegel

    UCSB’s Robert and Lynn Koegel are honored for 30 years of research and pioneering innovative treatments of autism

  • When choosing male partners for cooperative ventures, men value productivity, generosity and trustworthiness

  • UCSB scholar says appeals court’s upholding of ‘net neutrality’ regulations is a victory for the public

  • The Middle East historian will showcase her research in the annual Plous Lecture next spring

  • International conference at UCSB to focus on the role of the ocean in Japan’s native religion

  • Top award goes to UCSB anthropologist Jeffrey Hoelle’s study of ranching and cattle culture in western Amazonia

  • UCSB student veterans to present writings based on their experiences in uniform

  • UCSB researchers find a correlation between fear of Ebola, xenophobia

  • Journalist and best-selling author Bill Moyers will deliver the UCSB Capps Center’s Martin E. Marty Lecture

  • Offering a new and “nearly carbon-free” model, UCSB’s Environmental Humanities Initiative hosts a virtual academic conference

  • UCSB’s Miroslava Chávez-García receives summer residency at University of Tübingen in Germany

  • UCSB conference to examine ‘Slavery, Captivity and the Meaning of Freedom’

  • EFP North Peter Rupert

    As Santa Barbara’s North County economy recovers slowly, experts weigh in on options for the future

  • Peter Rupert EFP 2016

    An uneven recovery and the federal policy rate are topics of discussion at UCSB’s Economic Forecast Project Summit

  • History professor Sarah Cline’s LASA-award-winning essay deconstructs an iconic colonial Mexican casta painting of racial hierarchy

  • Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to talk about surviving the Angel of Death at Auschwitz in a talk May 5 at UCSB

  • German anti-immigrant protest

    UCSB researchers say EU-Turkey deal on refugees glosses over the legal and geopolitical realities of the migrant crisis

  • In the second of two events, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project focuses on life in North Santa Barbara County

  • Federal Reserve President James Bullard to discuss federal monetary policy

  • With professors and mentors as their guides, UCSB history students travel back in time to understand the events and circumstances that have shaped the human experience.

  • UCSB sociologist Thomas Scheff explores “the hidden literature of shame”

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