The Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies (CCICS), a unit within the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS) of ASU’s New College, supports the research agendas, portfolios, and creative activities of faculty in the arts, humanities, and cultural studies. CCICS has three related areas of focus:
Based in our diverse and unique grouping of scholars in the humanities, arts, intermedia, performance, cultural studies, and social/critical theory, we are a hub for humanistic inquiry, artistic expression, and creative interdisciplinary collaboration. CCICS’s research clusters invigorate campus-wide conversations, provide sites of performance, initiate public forums, and boost individual faculty research achievements. We promote critical and creative inquiry along many lines, including collaborative scholarship and artistic production, and cutting-edge historical study of disparate cultures and societies.