Amanda Swain
Humanities Gateway, 1st Floor
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3375

Phone: (949) 824-1948
Fax: (949) 824-2379

Amanda Jeanne Swain, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Humanities Center
School of Humanities

Amanda Jeanne Swain received a PhD in History, as well as a Master’s degree in International Studies, from the University of Washington. She works closely with faculty and graduate students in the School of Humanities to develop proposals for funding ranging from individual fellowships to major collaborative projects. She has written and helped develop successful proposals for research and program funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ACLS, AAUW, Fulbright-Hays, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Department of Education. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in program development and program management in the humanities, including university-community partnerships, grant-making, multi-disciplinary collaborations and exhibitions. As co-director of the Humanities Center, Dr. Swain is responsible for facilitating humanities research by generating resources, fostering intellectual community and managing special initiatives.

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