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Center for Arts and Humanities

The Center for Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University emerges from the Jesuit tradition which recognizes the arts and humanities as foundational disciplines which cultivate the virtues necessary for appreciating human dignity, celebrating diversity and social entrepreneurship, and contributing to the common good. The CAH embraces the tension between tradition and innovation, embracing scholarly excellence and creativity while taking the risks necessary for building bridges between the university and local artists and communities, between the academy and the private sector, and with relevant non-profit organizations. The Center fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in research, teaching, community service and creative activity among the arts, humanities, liberal arts, and the many other disciplines that shape human life and experience in the 21st century.

The Center for Arts and Humanities is proud to announce the first cohort of Center Fellows:

  • Elizabeth Drescher, Religious Studies: Living Religions Collaborative Multimedia Website Development
  • Teresia Hinga, Religious Studies: Religion and The Arts in (global) Silicon Valley: Building Resilience and Hope Through (Sacred) Song, Dance and Story Among (The African) Diaspora(s)
  • Kristin Kusanovich, Theater and Dance:  Art and Democracy
  • Amy Lueck, English: Extending Digital Archival Research on our Campus
  • Takeshi Moro, Art and Art History: Digital Storytelling through Virtual Reality Video Art
Several of these projects will also involve faculty and staff collaborators serving as Associate Fellows as well as Student Fellows.

Pictured from left clockwise: Elizabeth Drescher, Dennis Gordon, Teresia Hinga, Takeshi Moro, Christina Zanfagna and Katie Heintz with Dennis Gordon, Kristin Kusanovich, Amy Lueck

Theater Flamenco of San Francisco

SCU Professor and member of the SCU Center for the Arts and Humanities planning group, Christina Zanfagna, performs with Theater Flamenco of San Francisco in its 50th anniversary series.

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