Bear's-Eye View

Bear's-Eye View is a chronicle of students' engagement with the vibrant humanities culture at the Townsend Center and across the Berkeley campus. Each semester our undergraduate humanities writers soak up the wealth of humanities programs and events, and write about what they've learned.

At a Center for Race & Gender forum, scholars examine the connection between contemporary backlash against critical race theory and the reckoning with structural inequalities — past and present — that critical race theory demands.

In the wake of the pandemic, professors, students, and administrators at the School of Information face questions about data storage in academic institutions.

The Townsend Center joins in the commemoration of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley.

In her 2020-21 Avenali Lecture, US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo reflects on the collaborative work of honoring Native poetry.

The collaborators of Bayal Kaymanen, a cross-Pacific Indigenous dance performance, reflect on the experience one year later.

Our Bear's-Eye View writer reports on the UC Berkeley Library's heroic efforts to support research in a pandemic.