Humanities Center
Wayne State University

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Walter Edwards Professor of English

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Leonard


The mission of the Humanities Center is to nurture interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and disciplinary work in the humanities and arts through competitions, seminars, discussion groups, and other programs for Wayne State's humanities and arts faculty and students and for visiting scholars and artists. The Center also seeks to promote excellence in research and creative endeavors through rigorous peer review of proposals submitted to it for funding; and to complement the work of humanities and arts departments, programs, and other centers within the university by providing additional resources to faculty and students. By promoting and funding programs that involve community participants, the Center supports the university's urban mission. Through its various programs the Center is a site to collect, promote, and celebrate the diverse humanistic talents of WSU's academic citizens and to encourage innovation and excellence in the humanities and arts.