The UC Davis Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) promotes dialogue and builds community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The Book Project—a signature initiative out of the Office of Campus and Community Relations, a unit in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, since 2002—advances the mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness.

About the 2023-2024 Book Project

In 2023-2024, we will be reading Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right by Cynthia Miller-Idriss. The book shifts the conversation about radicalization from the how and why to the when and where, to the life stages and places where extremist beliefs are cultivated and socialized. In suggesting interventions and antidotes, Miller-Idriss puts forward a “public-health approach to hate” that reduces vulnerabilities, educates on inequity and injustice in the United States and internationally and addresses feelings of alienation and isolation to ultimately locate and reorient towards shared values of belonging and home. Read more about the selection here

Our selection was recommended by a volunteer committee of students, staff, faculty and community, who reviewed and deliberated nearly 60 nominations. All are welcome to join our selection process—learn more about the Book Project committees here.

Future Theme & Selection

The 2024-2025 Campus Community Book Project will address the theme of health equity and justice. Please visit the Book Project nominations & selection page for more information.