Our mission is to bridge disciplines by bringing together faculty and students from all schools at Hampshire College, and encouraging them to look at their research and teaching/learning through the interdisciplinary lenses of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development; through this process of intellectual investigation, CBD aims to challenge students and faculty to reflect upon and closely examine the ways in which their scholarship shapes, and is shaped by, humans and the world around us.
Generating intellectual excitement around interdisciplinary questions and supporting research and teaching in the areas and intersections of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development.
Fostering an active and engaged community of scholars/researchers in which students and faculty have opportunities to share ideas, collaborate, and consult with one another on a regular basis:
Supporting students in conducting interdisciplinary research, both on their own, and through internships with professionals in the field:
Furthering the College’s curricular goals by bringing students, faculty, and experts together, both inside and outside of the classroom: