Centers and Institutes

CHSS Chartered Research Centers

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to be home to a number of active research centers. The centers serve to organize much of our research and scholarship around specific focal areas and help to foster collaborative research among faculty. College-chartered research centers are chartered or rechartered in accordance with university policy.  

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice - a CHSS chartered research center from 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 - has decided to reorganize as a departmental center within the Department of English. Watershed Lit will continue to "connect the academic and literary life of the English department to the wider community around us" (Annual Report, 2023-2024 of Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice).

University Chartered Institutes and Centers

CHSS researchers are also actively involved in transdisciplinary university institutes and centers for advanced study, including: