UCI Critical Theory

UCI Critical Theory is the institutional home for events, research, and study related to critical theory at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to the annual Wellek Lecture series and the Koehn Public Lecture in Critical Theory, the center oversees the Critical Theory Emphasis, which trains and certifies graduate students from across the campus—humanities,…

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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Latin America is a complex cultural and historical region created by Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the New World and which encompasses territories and peoples from the southernmost tip of South America to the Caribbean Islands and the United States. As an area born out of a series of conquests, migrations, contacts and conflicts it…

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International Center for Writing and Translation

The International Center for Writing and Translation is interested in all understandings of writing and translation to foster multi-lingual, cross-cultural creative and critical research in UCI’s School of Humanities. Translation addresses difference—the difference between languages, of course, but also the difference between idioms within a language, the difference between time periods or generations, and the…

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Center for Culture & Capital

The Center for Culture and Capital brings together faculty and students who would understand how the dynamics of capital accumulation transform cultural production and its study. We take up the political economy of developed and underdeveloped nations alike, and our more discrete objects of study include traditional literary forms as well as a range of…

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Center for Storytelling

The Center for Storytelling is committed to cultivating an enthusiasm for the study of true storytelling among members of the academy and the public. We aim to explore and deepen our understanding of the many ways that storytelling is at the heart of what it means to be human, and central to our recognition of…

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Center for Legal Philosophy

UCI’s Center for Legal Philosophy was launched in 2017 as an initiative of the School of Humanities in partnership with the School of Law. It serves as official home to the collaborative activities of the growing community of scholars working at the intersection of law and philosophy, as well as related fields in the humanities.…

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Center for Knowledge, Technology and Society

The Center for Knowledge, Technology and Society is devoted to research that approaches epistemological questions from an applied and interdisciplinary angle, with a particular focus on the application of epistemology to technological and societal issues. This includes such topics as social epistemology, intellectual virtue, political epistemology, epistemology of law, medical epistemology, epistemology of cognitive science,…

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Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Center for Jewish Studies is to serve as the hub for the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Jewish and Israeli culture and society at UCI and in Orange County; to engage the wider community through public programs and lectures; to support cutting-edge research and to inspire undergraduate scholarship in Jewish and…

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Center for Early Cultures

The Center for Early Cultures was formed in the spring of 2006 to highlight the strength of teaching and research at UCI that focuses on the earlier centuries in many different cultures, and to provide an intellectual and social space for the exchange of ideas among faculty and graduate students working in these areas. Our…

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Center for Armenian Studies

The center supports teaching, research, and community engagement with an emphasis on the study of Armenians and Armenia within a regional (i.e., Middle East and Caucasus) and world context, thus reflecting the global and interactive nature of Armenian history. With a strong programming history and demonstrated community support, the Center seeks to contribute to the…

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