Arts and Humanities Moments July 2021
For the first time, the Division of Arts and Humanities has implemented a new awards program to recognize faculty members' commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Danny Widener, History

  • Sara Johnson, Literature

  • Anya Gallaccio, Visual Arts
  • Lily Hoang, Literature
  • Wendy Matsumura, History

  • Carol Arcos Herrera, Literature
  • Danielle Dean, Visual Arts
  • Christopher Kuhl, Theatre and Dance
  • Lora Powell, Theatre and Dance
  • Katie Walkiewicz, Literature
Read more about the research of this year's Arts and Humanities Hellman Fellows Danielle Dean (Visual Arts), Jade Power-Sotomayor (Theatre and Dance) and Jordan Rose (Visual Arts).
Annual, 10-day Summer Program for the Advancement of Women in Philosophy began July 19. The department has “graduated” more than 100 students in its seven-year history.
Three San Diego Community College District transfer students talk about the Peer Mentee Program, an integral component of the joint PATH program.
Parent Institute for Quality Education president and alum Gloria Corral ‘93 (Literature) said the pilot program develops trust and increases engagement.
Professor Shlomo Dubnov (Music) began developing the new tool to deal with a downside of teaching music over Zoom during the pandemic.
Amelia Glaser (Literature) will investigate how Ukrainian literature reflects shifting notions of identity in a time of conflict.
This year's winners from Arts and Humanities are Anna Thorvaldsdottir Ph.D. ’11 (Music) and Lauren Yee MFA ’12 (Theatre and Dance).
Sacramento Bee: Cathy Gere (History) writes this Viewpoints article, saying, “[I]nstead of hiding our pollution behind talk of carbon neutrality we must confront the problem of our smokestack emissions honestly.”
The San Diego Union-Tribune: Pinar Yoldas (Visual Arts) said she is honored to be chosen for the Venice Biennale. She hopes her installation will have a long afterlife, touring museums around the world, in future years.
KPBS: Ariana Ruiz (Literature) said the origin of the term Latinx is a source of confusion because there’s no single origin story. “The use of the ‘X’ is one that is discussed as coming out of Indigenous communities throughout Latin America,” Ruiz said.
American Philosophical Association: “I’ve been developing a framework for thinking about the distinction between the past and the future in relation to the problems of quantum entanglement,” said Eddy Keming Chen (Philosophy).