Arts & Humanities
Responding to social and cultural aspects of climate change requires integration of arts, humanities and science to enhance trans-disciplinary innovation and competitiveness of research proposals. Arizona Environment embraces a more sustainable future, with multiple disciplines working together - including fine arts, design, history, literature, philosophy and cultural studies.
UArizona faculty explore the natural world and its connections to humanity through literature, creative writing, art history, and the visual and performing arts with strong connections to the community. The arts and humanities provide the opportunity to approach solutions to environmental challenges through a holistic, social justice lens that can inspire decision-makers, practitioners and researchers to develop resilient solutions for a more sustainable future. The paintbrush and pen can be mightier than PowerPoint when it comes to explaining, on a human scale, our environment and the urgency of global climate change!
Research Spotlights in Arts and Humanities
School of Art
McMahon uses a range of media to investigate the relationship between visual art, daily life, and the ways we frame and study social and environmental problemsLearn more
Cokinos is a prize-winning poet and nonfiction nature and science writer whose new project examines the promise and perils of large-scale and divisive environmental technologies, such as geoengineering and biology.Learn more
School of Geography and Development & Latin American Studies
Wilder conducts research on water equity and security, water and climate justice, critical water governance, and transboundary climate vulnerability and adaptation.Learn more
Briante is an accomplished poet who also leads a program to bring MFA students to the US-Mexico border to work with community-based environmental and social justice groups.Learn more
The Haury Program supports an array of programming to further research, education, and partnerships for socially just solutions to environmental problems.Read more
Arizona State Museum’s expansive collections are among the most notable resources in the world for research and study of Native peoples of the American Southwest and northern Mexico that cuts across many disciplines, including archaeology, ethnology, ethnohistory, materials science, climate science, and related fields.Read more
BARA is a unique academic research unit that strives to place anthropology at the service of contemporary society, prepare the next generation of professional anthropologists, advance knowledge of the human condition, and address the pressing issues of local communities.Read more