If you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly. If you are going to build a center of learning, build one that will foster and sustain new intellectual communities, and also one that will promote innovative relationships and collaborative research.
Welcome the Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies, the latest New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences offering designed to facilitate research, inquiry and exploration conducted by faculty and students in the West campus college.
New College Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Professor Greg Wise, a member of the center board, holds a certificate from the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He says his experience with the Illinois unit has helped him realize the importance of the Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies (CCICS).
“During my graduate education at Illinois and in my work with the unit, I saw how productive and influential such an interdisciplinary critical center can be as a means of bringing together disparate scholars around key issues,” says Wise, who earned his Ph.D. in speech communication at the Urbana-Champaign campus. “During my graduate education, I found the unit to be a tremendous resource: it not only brought in internationally recognized scholars to speak and teach, but also sponsored important international conferences.”
The center is the brainchild of New College professors Monica Casper and Eric Wertheimer. To read more, check out the ASU News account here.