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Division of Arts and Humanities

About Us

Faculty and students within UC San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities celebrate interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the world and imagining our future. Collaborations across the border are uncovering the urban and environmental history of the border region, exploring Chicana/o and Latina/o identity in the United States, and disrupting conventional representations of Mexican people to recognize how this robust cultural milieu shapes our region and our world.

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Collaborative Projects with Mexico

In the Division of Arts and Humanities, we are committed to pursuing unconventional solutions to some of our world’s most pressing issues.

Bridging the Arts and Humanities

Bridging the Arts and Humanities is a public lecture series designed to explore how arts and humanities inform discussions about the challenges facing our cross-border community — including deportation, migration, and resistance — and advance positive social change in the San Diego-Tijuana region.

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Chicanx-Latinx Studies Program

The Chicanx-Latinx Studies Program, housed within the Institute of Arts and Humanities, unites students, staff, faculty, and community members in pursuit of interdisciplinary examinations of the arts, humanities, and social sciences that explore Chicana/o and Latina/o identity and its cultural influence.

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UC San Diego Mexican Philosophy Lab

The UC San Diego Mexican Philosophy Lab — one of the first of its kind in the U.S. — is a visionary collaborative space where scholars can explore philosophy with Mexican roots and pursue original scholarship in historical and modern Mexican philosophical work.

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