The Arkansas Humanities Center in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes humanistic scholarship and inquiry, innovative and interdisciplinary teaching, and humanities scholarship to the wider community.
The mission of the Arkansas Humanities Center is threefold: to support and advance cross-disciplinary research and inquiry in the humanities; sponsor special programs that engage the university and wider public in conversation on issues that bring the humanities to bear on salient topics of our times, and to foster a strong role for the humanities in an increasingly global society.
Tricia Starks is the Director of the Arkansas Humanities Center. She is a professor of history and affiliate faculty member of the Gender and Sexuality Studies programs.
Lissette Szwydky-Davis is the Associate Director of the Arkansas Humanities Center. She is an assistant professor of English and affiliate faculty member of the Gender and Sexuality Studies and Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies programs.