News | 16 May 2012

Working Groups on the Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work, 2012-2013


On behalf of the UC Humanities Network,  UCHRI is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Working Group awards for the research initiative on the Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work.

Congratulations to these awardees:

“Social Media, Insecure Work and New Conceptions of Labor Solidarity”
Chris Benner, Human and Community Development, UC Davis
Jesse Drew, Cinema & Technocultural Studies, UC Davis

“Working Class Cultural Labor in the Central Valley”
Jan Goggans, Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, UC Merced

“Rethinking the Purpose of Work through the Pleasures and Displeasures of Food”
Melissa L. Caldwell, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

The Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work is a three-year research initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information on the initiative and the other projects funded to date, please go to: