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Center for the Arts and Humanities

Center for the Arts and Humanities


"Humanity has always looked to the Arts to explain the world."

-W. Kamau Bell


Drawing from both traditional forms of expression and the latest in digital technologies, the Center for Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University literally has no boundaries as it fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in research, teaching, service and creative activity both on campus and in the community, locally and globally. The Center merges the Jesuit passion for scholarly excellence and service with the explosion of creativity which is Silicon Valley. Join us as we not only push the envelope but eliminate it all together, exploring the joy of meaningful expression at the interface of the arts, humanities, sciences, and entrepreneurial genius in the 21st Century.

2020 Faculty Fellows

The Center for the Arts and Humanities announces its 2020 Faculty Fellows. This year the Center has encouraged Fellows to explore how they might collaborate on similarly themed projects. More information on these projects and how they will eventually be shared with the campus and community will be forthcoming as circumstances permit. The Fellows will also be working with Student Fellows to be named later.

Michelle Mueller, Religious Studies: Adam the Father, Eve the Mother: The Adam-God Doctrine & ‘Heavenly Parents’ in Mormonism

Robin Tremblay-McGaw, English (in collaboration with Megan Nicely, Performing Arts, University of San Francisco): The Art of Reflection, Resistance, and Dissensus

Ryan Carrington, Art and Art History: Contradictions-Solo Exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 11/18/20-1/10/21

Roya Ebtehaj, Art and Art History: In-between

Allia Ida Griffin, Ethnic Studies: The Afterlife of Loss: On Writing from the Iranian Diaspora

Danielle Morgan, English: ‘A Bogeyman’s Family’: The Black Uncanny in the 21st Century

Tricia Creason-Valencia and Emily Reese, Communication: Short Film: ¡Aguas!


New Leadership for the Center for Arts and Humanities

SCU’s Michelle Burnham and Amy Randall will take over leadership of the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

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Dan Hoyle is the 2019-2020 Visiting Fellow/Artist-in-Residence

Dan Hoyle is an Oakland-based actor and playwright. His brand of journalistic theater has been hailed as “riveting, funny and poignant” (New York Times) and “hilarious, moving and very necessary” (Salon).

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Rhiannon Giddens Named 2019-2020 Frank Sinatra Artist-in-Residence

Grammy-winning singer and musician skilled in an array of genres from fiddle to folk to opera, Rhiannon Giddens will give a number of performances on campus, work with students, and engage with the University community on special projects.

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SCU tUrn Project