Depth, innovation, and thought mark faculty research at Colorado College, from work in the social psychology of gender, emotions, and the body, to the problem of “liveness” on the early modern stage, to religion and politics in the Middle East. On the environment alone, ongoing research encompasses ethics, mathematics, politics, biology, chemistry, art, and economic, health, and cultural impacts in the U.S. and abroad. Faculty have contributed timely and provocative work on a variety of topics in every department.
Thanks to the Block Plan and the time it allows for concentrating on one subject in depth, many students work closely with faculty members. A cutting-edge paper in nanotechnology came from a student-faculty collaboration, as have papers in geology, biology, chemistry, psychology, and art history. Collaboration topics include water rights, predator-prey dynamics, national identity, and optimal pay models.