Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Susan Straight, Author

“The humanities are the entire reason I have a place in the world.”

Straight, a native Californian, is an award-  winning author who still resides in her hometown  of Riverside. There she co-founded the Master of  Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Writing for the  Performing Arts program at University of  California, Riverside, where she is currently a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing and  the director of the graduate program.