News in the Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

Borders Examined in All Day Symposium


Sherene Razack

April 7, 2016 - Scholars from around the world will be at UC Davis for the Comparative Border Studies Initiative symposium “Borders: What’s Up With That? Displacements, Belongings, Rights” April 15.  Keynote talks will be “A Sight/Site We Cannot Bear: The Eviction from Public Space of Women Wearing the Niqab” by Sherene Razack, distinguished professor in critical race, gender and citizenship studies in education, University of Toronto, and “Theorizing the ‘Crisis’ of Borders and Migration” by Nicholas De Genova, chair of the spatial politics research group, King’s College, London.

Collaboration For Teaching Award Winner

Frances Dolan Teaching Prize Winner

March 1, 2016 - Frances Dolan is a Shakespeare scholar, but her intellectual curiosity and desire for connection with her students and community have also made her well-versed in Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket and Northern California farming. The Distinguished Professor of English is this year’s winner of the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.

New Yorker art critic gives Thiebaud lecture

P. Schjeldahl

Feb. 29, 2016 - Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for The New Yorker, will give the Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture at UC Davis March 10. The lecture, “The Critic as Artist: Updating Oscar Wilde,” is at 4:30 p.m and is free and open to the public. The series is named for filmmaker and teacher Betty Jean Thiebaud, wife of Wayne Thiebaud, an internationally recognized artist who taught at UC Davis for 30 years. 

Heghnar Watenpaugh

Professor’s work on Armenian site honored

Dec. 2, 2015 - Heghnar Watenpaugh, an associate professor of art history, received the Omer Lutfi  ...