As an interdisciplinary program, CHID encourages students to explore different academic disciplines, gaining an understanding of how diverse styles of inquiry engage experience and knowledge. Similarly, the international orientation of the program emphasizes an understanding of different cultural, political, and social contexts. CHID’s faculty represent a broad range of disciplines within the academy, including Anthropology; Art History; Comparative Literature; Education; English; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; History; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Native and Indigenous Studies; Philosophy; and Rhetoric. Examples of recent research by students and faculty appear below.
As Chair Tony Lucero explains in this video about undergraduate research at UW, the dynamic mentorship between faculty and students is central to what makes CHID a distinctive learning space.