RESEARCH & CREATIVE ARTISTRY

In the College of Liberal Arts, scholarship takes many forms depending on whether you identify as being in the arts, humanities, or the social sciences, or somewhere in between. No matter the form, our research and creative activities result in impactful scholarship.

Through the efforts of the associate dean for research, we offer college-level competitive grants and awards, collaborations with the college and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the One Health Institute. And, we offer workshops and brown-bag sessions to help our faculty and students meet their creative research goals.

Faculty Research Support

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Research Highlights

$9.6 million

of funded research
& scholarship
, 2013-18

400+

active research projects

15

centers and institutes
devoted to research

2

Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence: the Center for Literary Publishing and the Public Lands History Center

Faculty Stories

Sammy Zahran and David Mushinski

Economics
Disease outbreak in Flint, Michigan

Sarah Payne

History
New Mexico Japanese-American confinement camps

Jeffrey Snodgrass

Anthropology
Conducting ethnographic research in gamers’ virtual worlds

Eric Ishiwata

Ethnic Studies
Race relations in Fort Morgan, Colorado

Phil Cafaro

Philosophy
Environmental Impacts of Overpopulation

Michael Carolan

Sociology
No One Eats Alone: Food as a social enterprise

Camille Dungy

English
NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

Katie Gibson

Communication Studies
RBG scholarship earns Gibson outstanding book award

Areas of Research and Specialization

gender    inequality    aesthetics    pedagogy    cultural studies    collaboration    power    identity    environment    race/ethnicity     social justice    globalization    discourse    government    performance     ethics    health    intersectionality    sustainability    teaching and learning     community    poetry and fiction    climate change    water    energy     institutions    fieldwork    rhetoric    public policy    logic     digital humanities    food insecurity     political economy    religion     animal rights    labor     international media    visual literacy     adaptation     performance

Teacher Scholars

University Distinguished Professors
University Teaching Scholars
Best Teacher Award Winners
Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Our faculty not only conduct research, they bring their talents and expertise into the classroom.

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