Research Centers

The first generation of the department’s centers, started in the 1990s, include the Transcriptions Center, the Early Modern Center (EMC), and the American Cultures & Global Contexts Center (ACGCC). A second generation, Literature & Mind Initiative (L&M), Literature & Environment (L&E), Hemispheric Souths (HSs), the Center on Modernism, Materialism, and Aesthetics (COMMA), and Medieval Literature, began 2008 Las Maestras Center for Xicana[x] Indigenous Thought, Art and Social Practice (LMC) was founded in 2017. All the centers have a distinguished record of funded research, colloquia, and curricular “specializations” for students.  For more on the centers, please see this excerpt.

Research Initiatives

Affiliated Programs and Research Groups

Graduate Student Research

Visiting Scholar Research