Affiliated Research Centers & Initiatives
The UC Santa Cruz Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance investigates, analyzes, educates and trains students, scholars and practitioners in mechanisms, policies and practices that will facilitate properly-scaled, innovative and effective institutional management and operation involving issues of poverty.
The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) is to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations.
A group of University of California faculty located at all ten campuses has received a significant grant from the UC Office of the President to launch the University of California Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS), a Multi-Campus Research Program. The UCCNRS made its debut in July 2010 and has been assured of UC system-wide support for five subsequent academic years (until June 2015). The mission of the Center is to support innovation in UC-based race/ethnicity research and teaching and to encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative work focused on advancing social/racial justice in an era of changing racial dynamics and persistent racial/ethnic conflict and inequality.
The Center for Statistical Analysis in Social Sciences provides statistical and methodological support to the research missions of all departments within the Division of Social Sciences by providing free statistical consulting and quantitative training workshops.
The Chicano/Latino Research Center (CLRC) is an internationally recognized site for the support of scholarship on Chicano and Latino issues. Promoting cross-border perspectives linking the Americas and the study of U.S. changing demographic and cultural panorama, the Center focuses on globalization and transculturation, processes that are redefining cultural, social, and political identities in the Americas.
The objective of SCCIE is to broaden our understanding of international economic issues by sponsoring research, conferences, graduate studies, and the exchange of scholars.