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Christine Renaudin

Dr. Christine Renaudin earned an MA in Modern Literatures from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, and a PhD in French Literature from Cornell University. Her first trip to the United... Read the full story >

Anne Goldman

Dr. Anne Goldman, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, recently published her review of Little Foxes Took up Matches in the ... Read the full story >

Welcome to the School of Arts & Humanities where we study the past, engage the present and create the future!

Our departments offer a variety of degree programs, including a range of Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Music, several minors and three Master of Arts degrees.  In addition, students can earn skill-based certificates that supplement their degrees. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers who are also leaders in their fields. Students learn by making, performing and by reflecting on life-changing ideas making the School of Arts and Humanities alive with performances, exhibitions and productions.  These kinds of experiences provide the proficiencies that employers are seeking in numerous and varied fields. Perform, think critically and excel in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Arts & Humanities Celebrates Social Justice

First and foremost, Sonoma State University is a university and is home to world class faculty with an extraordinary breadth and depth of scholarship on the politics and realities of race in America,  In the last five years alone, books including Megan Burke’s unflinching and revelatory When Time Warps: The Lived Experience of Gender, Race, and Sexual Violence (2019),  Mike Ezra’s collection The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power (2015), my own Penguin Portable African American Women Writers (2017), Greg Sarris’s How a Mountain Was Made (2017),  Kim Hester-Williams’s celebrated Racial Ecologies (2018), Hillary Homzie's Ellie May on Presidents' Day,  Anne Goldman's collection on Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton (2004) along with her upcoming collection of essays Stargazing in the Atomic Age (2021)  have been published and praised. Our faculty are continuing to produce knowledge that strengthens and deepens our grasp of the past to prepare students to create world more just and balanced and strengthened. With books reaching back more than a decade, Sonoma State faculty have made social and racial justice the centerpiece of their scholarly focus.