About Us

The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz is a hub for new directions in Humanities research and teaching, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and public engagement. The three pillars of our work – Research Excellence, Student Success, and Public Engagement – are intertwined and mutually reinforcing. From fellows archiving historical documents to collaborations with partners on campus and in the broader community, our work grapples with both big ideas and subtle distinctions. We see the forest and the trees.

Annual Reports

Get an overview of our past work, read our Annual Impact Reports to see how we’re making a difference on campus, locally, and beyond.