4Humanities@UCSB functions both independently as a Research Focus Group of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) at UC Santa Barbara and as a local chapter of the international 4Humanities initiative. As a local IHC Research Focus Group, 4Humanities@UCSB meets periodically during the year around a few topics and readings–e.g., core issues in public discourse on the humanities, current media technologies for advocacy, etc. Beyond discussion-style activity, 4Humanities@UCSB also has a practical production-shop dimension. The group conducts research and creates content for 4Humanities by studying public discourse about the humanities, writing posts related to humanities advocacy, working on collaborative humanities advocacy projects, etc. The group also link ups with local chapters of 4Humanities at other universities.
4Humanities@UCSB Co-convenors: Linda Adler-Kassner (Writing Program), and Alan Liu (English, UCSB)
Research Assistant & Graduate-Student Coordinator: Lindsay Thomas (English, UCSB)
Research Assistant & Graduate-Student Coordinator (incoming): Ashley Champagne (English, UCSB)
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