The IHC’s Visiting Scholar Program provides humanities and fine arts faculty from other institutions the opportunity to make use of UCSB’s facilities while they are in residence in Santa Barbara. Visiting scholars will be offered library privileges and eligibility to purchase campus parking and Recreation Center membership. Limited shared office space may also be available. Visiting scholars will make a presentation of their work as part of their affiliation with the IHC.

To apply please submit all materials to IHC Director Susan Derwin:  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Completed applications must include:

  • A cover letter describing the research project to be undertaken as a visiting scholar and the quarter or quarters when affiliation is requested.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from a UCSB faculty member indicating departmental interest in the proposed project.

Past Visiting Scholars:
Gesa Kirsch, English, Bentley University

Spring 2015
Liza Black, Ph.D., History, “Picturing Indians: American Indians in Film, 1941-1960”

Fall 2013 – Winter 2014
Laura Sarnelli, Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies, University of Naples L’Orientale, “Cultures of Melancholia in European and American Contexts”
Akiko Taguchi, Faculty of Arts, Kyoto University of Art and Design

Spring 2012
E. Ann Kaplan, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, SUNY-Stony Brook

Spring 2010
Norihiro Kato, School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Winter-Spring 2008
Knut A. Jacobsen, History of Religions, University of Bergen, Norway

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