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Cathy Davidson

Now You See It: Why the Future of Higher Education Demands a Paradigm Shift
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 210

Cathy Davidson explores the impact of digital media on learning, and how major institutions that adhere to organizational and learning models inherited from the early 20th century can be reshaped.

Josiah Ober

What Is Democracy and What Is It Good For?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 110

Josiah Ober is a leading theorist of democracy, deliberation, political dissent, and institutional design, whose teaching and research links ancient Greek history and philosophy with modern political theory and practice. He looks to the democracy of ancient Athens to explore political issues of the present and reimagine forms of democratic engagement.


Shu-mei Shih

From World History to World Art: Reflections on New Geographies of Feminist Art in Asia
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
Kane 220

Historians and literary scholars have struggled with the ideas of world history and world literature, but their efforts have largely run parallel with each other. Taking cue from discussions of world history and world literature, how might we conceive of world art and the place of Asian feminist art within it?

Victoria Lawson

A Crisis of Care and a Crisis of Borders: Towards Caring Citizenship
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 110

An internationally-respected feminist geographer, Victoria Lawson’s research focuses on how human relations have been altered by new modes of mobility, technology, and inequality...

Summer Research Consortium Fellows

The Biological Futures cohort of faculty and graduate fellows meet during Summer term.

B/ordering Violence Speakers and Themes

Spring Quarter 2013:
Indigenous Perspectives on Political Boundaries

April 11-12, 2013

B/ordering Violence: Boundaries, Gender, Indigeneity in the Americas

The 2012-2013 University of Washington Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the Borderlands builds upon the work of a multi-year, multidisciplinary collective. The Sawyer Seminar undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of Borderlands, understood as the contact zones, imagined geographies, and discourses that produce both order and violence.

Danny Hoffman

The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Based on his ethnographic research with militia groups in Sierra Leone and Liberia during those countries’ recent civil wars, as well as the anthropology of violence, interdisciplinary security studies, and contemporary critical theory, Danny Hoffman considers how young men are made available for violent labor on the battlefields and in the diamond mines, rubber plantations, and other unregulated industries of West Africa.

Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

Created in collaboration by the UW’s Undergraduate Research Program and the Simpson Center, the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities provides twenty competitively-selected undergraduates an intensive opportunity to engage in primary interdisciplinary research.