Leading the way in humanities research

The faculty and students of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies are leaders in humanities research. They have been recognized on national and international levels as they drive meaningful change for society’s concerns. As the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at Arizona State University, the collaborative environment of the school inspires inquiry and problem-solving that speaks to modern-day challenges. Faculty produce innovative research on subjects that impact the globe while sharing findings with millions of people. Together, they are creating an essential difference that impacts Arizona, the United States and the world.

Affiliated Centers

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SHPRS is affiliated with centers that are producing scholarship across many disciplines. From covering locales across the world to covering a range of thoughts relevant to today's society, the centers are transdisciplinary groups of faculty and students answering questions. 


Faculty Publications

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Here at SHPRS, we share our knowledge and findings with millions of people. Our faculty produce research on subjects that matter to people both locally and globally. These findings have been featured in more than 120 books and more than 1,000 articles.


Research Experience

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SHPRS faculty are not the only ones producing world-changing research. The Undergraduate Research Experience places undergraduate students into research assistant opportunities working with faculty members on their research projects such as contributing to books and collecting clips for documentaries. 


Research in the Numbers


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Total research proposals since 2012