News and Events
CCS will host Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ph.D. (Princeton) as a Scholar-in-Residence, April 25-29, 2022
CCS is proud to congratulate Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure (effective Sept. 1, 2021)
CCS is delighted to welcome Dr. Debarati Sen as a new Associate Professor of Anthropology, starting in January 2021.
Congratulations! Dr. Luca Oliva has accepted an offer as tenure-track Assistant Professor, effective Fall 2021
CCS welcomes Dr. Anneleise Azúa as Postdoctoral Researcher
Religious Studies major Audrey Gale Hall presented her Honors Thesis research to the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.
Liberal Studies major Kennedy Foxwell was selected to present an academic paper to a student research conference
Dr. Nicholas De Genova has been appointed to chair a Special Committee on Race and Social Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
CCS sponsored the art installations “Hostile Terrain 94” AND “ Detention Nation” at The Blaffer Art Museum, April 17 – May 15, 2021
Culture & The Future of Food Studies
Rooted: A Discussion on Plants, Race, and Science
“Who Owns the Bible? An Unauthorized Scholarly Tour of Washington D.C.'s Museum of the Bible”
Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn in Conversation with Dr. LeConté Dill
Mapping the “Venezuelan” Crisis: Venezuela through the Looking Glass
The Cultures of U.S. Empire — February 26, 2021, 3-5 p.m.
The Politics of Migration and Border Control across the Americas during the Pandemic — February 5, 2021, 12-2 p.m.
Congratulations! Dr. Christian Eberhart and Dr. Caryn Tamber-Rosenau, who were both honored as “50-in-5” Scholars for having achieved national or international recognition in their scholarly pursuits.
Congratulations! Dr. Luca Oliva has been awarded the 2020 Ross M. Lence Award for Teaching Excellence.
CCS faculty engage the protests for racial justice following the police murder of George Floyd.
CCS researchers engage the COVID-19 pandemic.
The undergraduate Anthropology program ranked #15 nationally on the 2020 Best Colleges list, according to the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard.
CCS awarded $45,000 in scholarships during 2019-20, and $19,500 in 2020-21.
Welcome to Comparative Cultural Studies
The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies (CCS) at University of Houston is an interdisciplinary department offering degree programs in Anthropology (BA, BS, MA) Liberal Studies (BA, BS), Religious Studies (BA) as well as undergraduate minors in Anthropology and Religious Studies. Collaboration across these programs enhances the strengths of each and encourages cross-cultural learning and understanding.
Students in CCS explore the historical and ongoing production of cultures and the ways in which cultural differences affect the political, social, economic and aesthetic relationships that shape human communities. CCS prepares students to understand and apply a comparative approach to cultural difference and change in a globalized world. Learn more...