Category - Humanities & Society

Matt Parlow chats with Neil Gorsuch.

Fowler Law Dean Matt Parlow Leads a Discussion With Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch at the Nixon Library

When asked by Dean Matt Parlow of Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law how he wants to be remembered, Neil Gorsuch might have answered by listing his many accomplishments. Instead, the Supreme Court justice offered...

WordTheatre Returns Monday, Oct. 7, With Author Bobbie Ann Mason Free event will feature Actors Tess Harper and Cassidy Freeman Reading Mason's Stories.

Acclaimed Kentucky novelist, short story writer and literary critic Bobbie Ann Mason will bring Southern flair to Chapman’s Orange campus on Monday, Oct. 7, as part of WordTheatre’s fall lineup. Actors Tess...

Chapman Presidential Fellow Carolyn Forché on National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction

Update: The National Book Foundation announced on Tuesday, Oct. 8, that Carolyn Forché’s book “What You Have Heard is True” is now one of the five finalists for its 2019 non-fiction award. A memoir by poet...

John Fowles Center for Creative Writing to Host Italian Authors on Campus

Chapman University’s John Fowles Center for Creative Writing opens its 2019-20 author series this fall with special lectures by Italian authors Marco Nereo Rotelli and Alessandro Baricco. The free lectures are open to...

Professor Michael Bazyler portrait

Professor Reunites Holocaust Victims With Stolen Art

The son of Holocaust survivors, law professor Michael Bazyler champions restitution for those whose legacies were looted.

Children in a line, smiling

Restored Film and Author Lecture to Open Rodgers Center Fall Series

Chapman University’s Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education begins its fall series, “Shards of Memory – Symbols of Hope,” with a screening of and lecture on Weapons of the Spirit, and a book discussion...

Stephen Hinkle

Where Special Needs Become Distinct Possibilities At the Thompson Policy Institute, research drives inclusive strategies that help all kinds of learners.

Stephen Hinkle didn’t always love a good joke or pun. Humor and its indirect meanings eluded the Chapman University Ph.D. student, who has autism. But these days he’s a bit of a jokester himself. In a quiet campus...

Beau

Champion Of Change High school counselor Beau Menchaca (M.A. ’02) leads a transformation of culture, multiplying the number of students who attend college.

By his own account, Beau Menchaca (M.A. ’02) grew up a bit of a gypsy, bouncing back and forth between Texas and Mexico. By middle school, his family settled in Mexico, where he completed high school and college. Like...

Artwork by Janire Najera of the border.

Chapman’s “La Frontera – The Border” Project Crosses Disciplines, Expands Minds

Typically, borders are meant to divide. This fall, the Chapman University campus community will unite to explore the concept of “borders” and numerous issues surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. La Frontera-The Border...

NPR’s ‘Here and Now’ Interviews Chapman Professor Pete Simi on His Research Into Racist Hate

Chapman University sociology professor Pete Simi, Ph.D., was interviewed by Robin Young of NPR’s “Here and Now” in a discussion of the professor’s research on the addictive nature of racial violence. For the...