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Advisory Board Natalia Brizuela received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2003. She is a professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Film & Media. Her research focuses on photography, film and contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of both Spanish America and Brazil. (more here) Anthony Cascardi, Dean of Arts and Humanities at UC […]


Poetry & the Senses Spring 2021 Fellows Reading

Poetry & the SensesSpring 2021 Fellows Reading Tuesday, May 4th 2021 4:00-5:30pm PST This event will take place online. Check back soon for the link. The Arts Research Center will celebrate the 2021 Spring Poetry Fellows with a reading featuring: Ree Botts-Ward, Vethea Cole, Elizabeth Feng, Sara Mumalo, Ramona Naddaff, Ken Ueno, Noah Warren, and Maw […]


02/23: emerge/ncy [maps]: poetry reading with Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez

emerge/ncy: [maps] poetry reading featuring Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021  4:00-5:30pm PST This event will take place online. Find the livestream here. This event is funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, the Program in Critical […]


Poetry & the Senses Fellows

I want to lift / your fear / like a bonnetand kiss / your living / face.Eileen Myles Should I cry out and see what happens? Frank O’Hara, Meditations in an Emergency Undergraduate Student Fellows: Graduate Student Fellows: Faculty Fellows: Community Fellows: 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellows: Graduate Student Fellows: Faculty Fellows: Community Fellows:


Students Respond: Michael Rakowitz

Students Respond: Michael Rakowitz in conversation with Anneka Lenssen, Associate Professor of History of Art, and graduate students Alejandro Múnera, Tausif Noor, and Anna Riley By: Olivia Bischofberger, Rahul Keyal, Hannah Klakeg, Sajdah Nasir and Olivia Pole, November 3, 2020 This semester, our director Julia Bryan-Wilson is teaching a class intertwined with our Visual Activism […]


Poetry and the Senses Fellowship Application

what did i know about waters rushing back what did i know about drowning or being drowned -–Lucille Clifton, the lost baby poem UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center (ARC) is spending two years exploring Poetry and the Senses, thanks to a generous grant from Engaging the Senses Foundation. The program is grounded in the relevance […]


Students Respond: Alfredo Jaar’s “When the Music Stops”

Students Respond: Alfredo Jaar’s “When the Music Stops” By: Tess Futterman, Ninel Melkonyan, Fannie Osran and Ruby Shapiro, October 8, 2020 This semester, our director Julia Bryan-Wilson is teaching a class intertwined with our Visual Activism series, also called “Visual Activism.” Instead of generating our own account of Alfredo Jaar’s recent ARC talk “When the […]


BETH PIATOTE | poem

kawá/then [1] This piece is part of a larger collection of poems, Nez Perce Word for Shark, that draws on my heritage language of Nez Perce to explore the grammars of meaning and distinct aesthetics that emerge through its linguistic features. The collection also draws on figures and tropes from Nez Perce narratives. [2] qú’nes/condor; […]


RUSTY MORRISON | poem

notes from the understory (level 5)  such that dust without my knowing  is a subtle swirling viscosity surrounding you & me  always or only the ‘always’ I know as this life  dust is the cohesion & creates coherence between us  dust of what all of us are & have been or at least  this planet’s […]