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Publications and thoughtful commentary showcase the incredible work that comes out of our small liberal arts classrooms, studios and labs.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

News & Events

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Read about AHSS alumni, students, faculty and staff in the monthly e-newsletter, expressions. Our faculty are sought-after experts in their fields. Read what some have to say IN THE NEWS. Also, check out our upcoming events listed below. 


The 'Pussyhats' Make Protests Fun—Which Keeps People Coming Back
Nancy Wadsworth, associate professor of political science, writes about the humorous history of protests in an op-ed for The Washington Post , culminating most recently in the nation-wide women's marches. "The women's marches built on feminists' long history of employing pleasure and play as movement tactic," she writes.

What Trump Could Learn from Carnival
This VICE news article explains the reason for the festivals associated with Carnival, a Christian holiday that incorporates many pagan traditions. Historically, says Carl Raschke, professor of religious studies, "It was a way to let off emotional steam after months of winter." He adds, "It's common in many cultures to have this ritual of excess to restore balance to the universe. Like today's bachelor party, it's the idea of getting it out of your system before you have to go into a disciplined mode of life."

The Erosion of Bipartisan Support for Israel
Jonathan Sciarcon, assistant professor of history and Judaic studies, writes in this  Denver Post  opinion piece that President Donald Trump, during a Feb. 15 press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to commit to supporting a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians. This, along with Netanyahu's enthusiastic support of the president, will hasten the day that Israel loses bipartisan support in the United States.


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Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture
The free AHSS alumni reception and John C. Livingston Lecture showcases the work of an esteemed AHSS faculty member. Connect with AHSS alumni, faculty and students, and help us recognize our Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

Harper Distinguished Speaker Series
This annual series brings to Denver a prominent leader in the field of liberal arts. This free lecture is made possible, in part, by the Heber Harper Humanities Distinguished Lectureship Endowment.

Faculty Lecture Series
This free series showcases the work being pioneered by AHSS faculty. Each month, faculty members share their current research or present recently published works.

View our filmed lectures