News and Events
Congratulations! Anthropology MA student Kaira Mercer Jones wins Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Social Sciences
Congratulations! CCS Students Win 20% of Mellon Scholarships for 2023
Archaeological Field Trip Opportunity in Belize for Students
CCS is delighted to welcome 3 new faculty members
Congratulations! Dr. Caryn Tamber-Rosenau has accepted an offer as tenure-track Assistant Professor
Ethics and Normativity Seminar: Hegel’s Externalist Epistemology of Empirical Knowledge
Congratulations! Dr. Nicholas De Genova recognized among the world’s top 2% most influential researchers
Dr. Diane Chase reflects on lessons of ancient Mayan civilization
Congratulations! Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) faculty fellowship for 2023-2024.
Dr. Dinah Hannaford interviewed on 2 podcasts about her new book, Aid and the Help
Congratulations! Dr. Sravana Borkataky-Varma has published a new co-edited volume on Living Folk Religions
Congratulations! Dr's. Sravana Borkataky-Varma & Christian Eberhart have published a co-edited volume on Religious Responses to Pandemics and Crises
Congratulations! Dr. Christian Eberhart has published a co-edited volume on ancient religious ideas of Covenant
Congratulations! Dr. Debarati Sen's book Everyday Sustainability awarded funding for open access
Congratulations! Dr. Dinah Hannaford has published a co-edited book, Opting Out: Women Messing with Marriage around the World
Congratulations! Anthropology student Tatiana Haddad was awarded multiple grants to support her original research among Bedouin nomads in Jordan.
Anthropology student Chloe Levy wins First Prize in ECO Art Exhibit contest
Congratulations! Dr. Nicholas De Genova recognized with CLASS Distinguished Faculty Award
"How Mindfulness Can Help Students Achieve Academic Excellence and Improve Well-being"
Ethics and Normativity Seminar: "Retribution and Dignity"
CCS Symposium : The Rise of Neo-Fascism
Sacred Fire Preparing for HEALING RECONCILIATIONS in Texas
Congratulations! Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn awarded book prize by the Latin American Studies Association
CCS hosted Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ph.D. (Princeton) as a Scholar-in-Residence, April 25-29, 2022
Congratulations! Religious Studies lecturers Laura Marshall Clark and Claire Mummert were awarded a grant to create a textbook on Indigenous spirituality.
CCS celebrates the careers of Dr. Kenneth Brown, Dr. Andrew Gordon, Dr. Rebecca Storey, and Dr. Randolph Widmer, and wishes them a rewarding retirement.
Religious Studies major Audrey Gale Hall presented her Honors Thesis research to the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.
Dr. Nicholas De Genova appointed to chair a Special Committee on Race and Social Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
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...