Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence
Our mission at the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE) at the University of San Francisco is to support, promote, and celebrate faculty research, artistic, and scholarly excellence through interdisciplinary and community connections, innovative approaches, social impact, and active dissemination.
Bright Future or Cautionary Tale? How the Bay Area Shapes the Future of the U.S.
Eighteen university scholars representing different academic fields provide their expertise in critical issues to underscore how the Bay Area’s stories of success and troubling challenges may forecast what our country could and would become. Although many of us share Manuel Pastor’s optimism in his book State of Resistance, we also focus on the experiences of marginalized communities which allows us to envision a version of success that is inclusive.
Lost and Found: Exploring Place and Identities in a Modern World
Using the novel There There by Tommy Orange as a source of inspiration, USF faculty across the university were invited to provide their research, artistic, and scholarly perspective through essays, reflections, or artistic pieces on themes about “place and identity in a modern world.”