Content Tagged with: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences

Neurobiologist receives high honor from National Fragile X Foundation

Neurobiologist Anubhuti Goel, an assistant professor of psychology, has received a Junior Investigator Award for 2022 from the National Fragile X Foundation, or NFXF. Goel, who joined UCR in 2019, is one of only 10 researchers to be honored with the award this year. The award will allow Goel to present her research at the NFXF International Fragile...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR history professor wins grant for digital humanities project

UC Riverside's Catherine Gudis, professor of history and Teresa and Byron Pollitt Endowed Term Chair for Interdisciplinary Research and Learning in the Humanities & Social Sciences, has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Social Science Research Council-National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program. The project...

By Brigid Boll |

Meet 2021-22's new faculty members

This year, UC Riverside hired 16 new faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty members below: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Simon C. “Niels” Groen, assistant professor of evolutionary systems biology in the Department of Nematology, earned his Ph.D. in plant sciences at the University of...

By Ananya Paul |

How do diasporic Ethiopians make their futures in Southern California?

Anthropologist Worku Nida and a team of international scholars have just launched an ethnographic study of how Ethiopian immigrants make their futures and good life through informal savings and insurance associations

By Holly Ober |

Centering the human experience

Daryle Williams has been a visible presence at UC Riverside since becoming dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Sept. 1. Whether welcoming students on their first day of class, getting to know faculty members, or even joining athletes for push-ups, Williams has taken to his new position with an enthusiastic energy. A prominent...

By Imran Ghori |

Psychology professor speaks on Victory Podcast

Thomas Sy discusses leadership and his colorful life experiences

By Holly Ober |

Book on shelter animals receives Distinguished Book Award

“The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals” concludes that animal welfare is also a social justice issue

By Holly Ober |

New season of philosophy professor's podcast just dropped

Myisha Cherry talks with other philosophers about current topics

By Holly Ober |

Historian discusses pre-Christian religion in ancient Rome

Michele Salzman discusses forms of worship in ancient Rome on podcast

By Holly Ober |

Scholar wins award from the Dance Studies Association

Rosalia Lerner, critical dance studies doctoral student, received the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Ni’Ja Whitson awarded two national fellowships 

Whitson’s work often explores the African diaspora, spirituality, and gender.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Stephen Graham Jones awarded LA Times Book Prize for horror novel ‘The Only Good Indians’

Jones was named the winner of the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, announced during a virtual ceremony kicking off the 26th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 16.

By Jessica Weber |

UCR’s School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for diversity

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is ranked No. 6 for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad School rankings released Tuesday, March 30. It was among several UCR programs that did well in the rankings, which are separated by discipline into different lists. Education, engineering, and social sciences moved up in their rankings or...

By Imran Ghori |

Stephen Graham Jones finalist for LA Times Book Prize

His novel “The Only Good Indians” is nominated for The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction.

By Jessica Weber |

Allison Hedge Coke awarded for community service efforts by Association of Writers & Writing Programs

UCR author Allison Hedge Coke was awarded the 2021 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs on March 3.

By Jessica Weber |

Sociologist selected as winner of Emory Elliott book award

Victoria Reyes, a UC Riverside sociologist, has won this year’s Emory Elliott Book Award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Reyes, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, wrote the book “Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic...

By Imran Ghori |

Explorers Club names UC Riverside archaeologist one of 50 people changing the world

Club member Ayana Omilade Flewellen was listed for her terrestrial and underwater archaeological work uncovering the lives of enslaved people of African descent

By Holly Ober |

UCR author awarded Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize

Mike Davis, a distinguished professor emeritus of creative writing, is among three recipients of the 2020 prize alongside political activist and author Angela Davis and prison abolitionist and scholar Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

By Jessica Weber |

Book on heterosexuality receives prestigious award

Jane Ward's book, "The Tragedy of Heterosexuality," has won a 2021 PROSE Award

By Holly Ober |

Poet Allison Hedge Coke inducted into Texas Institute of Letters

Hedge Coke is among 14 distinguished writers inducted for 2021, announced on Jan. 29.

By Jessica Weber |