About our Faculty

Faculty in the arts and humanities at UCSB are prominent nationally and internationally. Many of our faculty have won the most prestigious and competitive fellowships and awards that are available in their fields. Many have received Guggenheim Fellowships, the gold standard of Humanities Fellowships. Our faculty regularly receive UC President’s Fellowships, competing against outstanding faculty from all UC campuses. Reading the vitae of our faculty, one repeatedly finds listed under fellowships and honors such signs of distinction as Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, American Council of Learned Societies, Burkhardt, Rockefeller, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Howard, Getty, Huntington, Stanford Humanities Center, Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Institute for Advanced Studies. Many faculty have won the major book prizes in their fields and several have held presidencies and other leadership positions in national and international societies and organizations. Others have received honorary degrees and awards from foreign governments.