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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)


Make a Lasting Impact


Our research and community and global partnerships give students and faculty the chance to have positive, lasting impacts around the world.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Contributing to Knowledge

Our faculty and students work around the world in labs, studios, archives and libraries making discoveries that address real-world problems and ambitions.

A lot of our work is made possible thanks to grants funded by generous DU supporters. Make a gift or review grant opportunities.

Here are some of our most recent awards, activities and achievements:

  • Susan Schulten, professor of history, has been awarded a Public Scholar Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support books designed to bring the humanities to the general audience. This will allow her time to complete her current project, American History Through 100 Maps.
  • Joyce Goodfriend, professor of history, is a recipient of the 2016 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize for her new book, Who Should Rule at Home? Confronting the Elite in British New York City (Cornell University Press).
  • Ricardo Iznaola, recently retired professor of guitar at the Lamont School of Music, was inducted into the Guitar Foundation of America Hall of Fame and received its highest honor, the Artistic Achievement Award for "monumental contributions to the development of the art and life of the classical guitar."
  • Omar Gudino, assistant professor of psychology, received the 2016 Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The award recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Tim Weaver, associate professor in emergent digital practices, was awarded $75,000 from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives as principal investigator on the project, "ECAT--EcoAcoustic Toolkit for research and the advancement of scientific and creative literacy in ecology." Weaver will collaborate with Dr. Jonathan Berger from Stanford University on the project. 
  • Alison Schofield, associate professor of religious studies, was named co-editor of the 15-volume series The Dead Sea Scrolls Editions, featuring texts that have never been published. Schofield is the first American and first woman to be named as an editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Professors Marco Nathan and Jere Surber from the department of philosophy participated in a public panel discussion on 'artificial intelligence' at the Museum of Nature and Science. The event was hosted by the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry of Metropolitan State University of Denver.
  • Susan Schulten, chair and professor of history, was invited to give the inaugural lecture at the new David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. 
  • James LaVita, professor in the department of anthropology, is a recipient of the 2016 Legend of Dance by the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library. LaVita and his co-director will be interviewed and the video interviews will be archived in the "Living Legends of Dance in Colorado" collection.

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