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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:

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a Public Scholar Fellowship to Susan Schulten, professor and chair in the department of history. As part of her fellowship, Schulten received $50,400 in funding to support time away from teaching so that she can complete her book "A History of America in 100 Maps." This is the second year of funding for this particular fellowship.
  • Luis Leon, professor of religious studies, was awarded a $25,000 grant for his project, "Testify: Mapping Conversion Narratives among Latino Pentecostal Men" from The Louisville Institute.
  • Thomas Nail, associate professor of philosophy, published an article in Aeon , "We are entering a new epoch: the century of the migrant." 
  • Martin Kuuskmann, Lamont School of Music basoon faculty member, has been nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
  • M. Roger Holland, Lamont School of Music teaching assistant professor and director of DU's Spirituals Project, was recognized by the Archdiocese of New York's Office of Black Ministry for his consistent commitment to mentoring diverse college student leaders through the ministry's Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund.
  • Billy J. Stratton, associate professor of English, has been named Special Advisor on Native American Community Partnerships and Programs by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp.
  • Kateri McRae, associate professor of psychology, was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her research on the effects of process facilitation on emotion regulation.
  • Thomas Nail, associate professor of philosophy, was recently proclaimed the winner of the Eleventh Annual "Symposium" Book Award for his book, The Figure of the Migrant, by the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy.
  • Andrea Stanton, assistant professor in religious studies, was awarded an American Academy of Religion Regional Development Grant to organize and host a conference on Islamic studies-related research and teaching in the Rocky Mountains/Great Plains region.

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