The Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar Cohorts are composed of graduate students in the arts and humanities and interdisciplinary programs who are interested in community-engaged research, teaching and creative work.
Find out more about the EAH scholars by clicking on their images below.
This program has drawn students from English, anthropology, art and art history, education, music, philosophy, Spanish and Portuguese, theatre and dance, critical media practices and more, who together engage the tools of the arts and humanities, their unique interests, and lived experiences to work with Colorado communities. Scholars have worked with community partners to develop projects such as Nuestros Deseos/Our Wishes installations and community events, community-based healing and creative reflection on the Calwood Fire Burn Scar, Los Seis de Boulder memorial sculpture, programming for Louisville residents with the Museum of Louisville, programming with k12 schools, a network of Chicano muralists, and online, informal learning environments with foster families.
Students say these partnerships have helped them to make important connections between their experiences and academic learning, and to collaboratively address issues of concern on campus and in communities. Cohort members also share that they greatly appreciate the space to workshop their ideas and activities with their cohort colleagues and practitioners from across campus.
Lisa Schwartz, office community outreach program manager, leads the program and serves as a mentor to the students. Schwartz has an extensive background in community-engaged research. The breadth and depth of expertise that cohort members have the opportuity to access is also broadened through partnership with the team of cohort advisors. Scholars also interview their mentors to learn how they address inclusivity and equity in their work.