Welcome to the Walter H. Capps Center


The Capps Center anticipates a full and exciting Winter Quarter.

We are pleased to host three events, two of which are free and open to the public:

Additionally, we are collaborating with the Department of Religious Studies and the Humanities & Social Change Center to host two events on improvisation. The first is a music performance and the second is a workshop that will explore improvisation in/and scholarly work.

Meanwhile, we are hard at work on various programs. Our cohorts of McCune interns and Mendell fellows are busy and thriving. We look forward to a brainstorming retreat with them early this quarter to facilitate their community engagement efforts and scholarly endeavors. The call for 2023-2024 Mendell applications is now active (due May 1). The call for 2023-2024 McCune applications will go out in April.

Finally, we are making headway on our three active initiatives, which include facilitating the efforts of the UCSB campus-based Disaster Resilience Network, ongoing collaboration with the UNDRIP Implementation Project, and ramping up engagement with repatriation efforts at UCSB and elsewhere. Stay tuned for developing news about another initiative concerning tribal consultation best practices in the context of wildfire management strategies. This project is in its early stages and includes partners from several Owens Valley nations, UC Irvine, and the UC Reserve System.


Greg Johnson



Next Event

  • poster for obstacle illusion performance


  1. February 8, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm