Nestled in one of the most innovative cities in the world, the University of San Francisco’s researchers, scholars, and artists push the boundaries of their disciplines to create, discover, and explore. Faculty Research Circles help build connections to exchange resources and ideas that intersect across departments, colleges, and schools at USF and beyond.

Specifically, Faculty Research Circles showcase University of San Francisco faculty members grouped by research interests and grant awards. At a glance, you can discover the ways in which our faculty’s interests intersect and diverge to create a broad and specialized consortium of scholars.


Faculty Research Circle In Action

The Faculty Research Circles allowed me to connect with faculty with common interest in issues of migration and human rights. We applied and won the Interdisciplinary Action Group Grant to put our efforts in conversation through a symposium featuring scholars, activists, advocates, and refugees. This opportunity allowed for us to deepen our connections, enrich our understanding of each other’s work as colleagues, and to produce an important event that showcases our multiple and diverse commitments to human rights for USF and the community at large.

Collaborate More. Start Small. Think Big.

In some ways, Faculty Research Circles could be seen as building a 21st century “rolodex” or academic network. Before joining or creating a new Circle, consider your interests in big picture terms that extend beyond departmental or disciplinary boundaries. Browse the Circles to see how they work.