News and Events
CCS is delighted to welcome 5 new faculty members
Congratulations! Dr. Dinah Hannaford has published a co-edited book, Opting Out: Women Messing with Marriage around the World
Dr. Nicholas De Genova recognized among the world’s top 2% most influential researchers
CCS welcomes Dr. Fiorenza Picozza as Visiting Scholar in Anthropology
Congratulations! Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn awarded book prize by the Latin American Studies Association
Congratulations! Dr. Nicholas De Genova recognized with CLASS Distinguished Faculty Award
CCS hosted Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ph.D. (Princeton) as a Scholar-in-Residence, April 25-29, 2022
CCS welcomes Dr. Anneleise Azúa as Postdoctoral Researcher
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. 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.
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.
Honoring Mothers: Vietnamese Gender Politics and Buddhism in the US Gulf Coast
The Making of North Korean Americans in the Afterlife of the U.S. Cold War Cultural Politics
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
CCS sponsored the art installations “Hostile Terrain 94” AND “ Detention Nation” at The Blaffer Art Museum, April 17 – May 15, 2021
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...