Rooted in the Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz, the institute supports innovative scholarship that changes the world. The institute is a critical intellectual and social hub, connecting scholars across UC Santa Cruz and partners beyond the University, developing research-based solutions to urgent problems in the world.
Enraizado en la División de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de California en Santa Cruz, el instituto apoya erudición innovadora que transforma el mundo. El instituto es un centro intelectual y social crítico, conectando eruditos de toda UC Santa Cruz y compañeros más allá de la Universidad, desarrollando soluciones basadas en estudios a los problemas urgentes del mundo.
National Thought Leader Spotlight
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Director of Climate Policy at the Roosevelt Institute and architect of the Green New Deal
Events of Interest
For the next Visualizing Abolition event, Joanne Barker, Maria Gaspar, and Kelly Lytle Hernández join us to discuss the histories and present struggles that disappear within the labyrinthian network of …Find out more »
Ecosystem services, such as pollination, pest control, climate regulation, and food production are essential for human well-being, especially in urban areas where ~ 60% of the world’s population will live …Find out more »
A global conversation with young activists from Bolivia, Senegal, Togo, and the United States about intergenerational collaboration and how adults can most effectively support youth activism. Bridging diverse contexts and …Find out more »
Human Rights Investigations Labs at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley collaborated on open source research focused on the human rights crisis in Chile, which began with massive anti-government demonstrations a year ago that prompted a swift and sometimes brutal government crackdown on protestors. The Human Rights Lab at UC Santa Cruz is directed by Sylvanna Falcón, an associate professor of Latin American and Latino studies.