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Culture and Societal Transformations

UTA encourages the open-ended exploration of the complex interactions that constitute the diversity of human experience: cultural and artistic expressions, the social environment, and the physical world. Our projects explore topics related to advancing interdisciplinary research and creative works in areas such as community development and engagement, diversity of communication, diversity of creative expression and experience, advocacy and civic engagement, and finding solutions to inequities in our world.

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David Arditi

David Arditi, associate professor of sociology, published a new book, Streaming Culture: Subscription Platforms and the Unending Consumption of Culture, which outlines the extensive impact of streaming services.

Evan Mistur

Public policy Assistant Professor Evan Mistur published a study in the Journal of Chinese Political Science arguing that nationalistic governments are more likely to copy other nationalistic governments in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dennis Chiessa

Assistant Professor of architecture Dennis Chiessa received the Associate of the Year award from the Texas Society of Architects, recognizing his achievements in support of architecture and the built environment.

Culture and Societal Transformations Stories