Reimagining the PhD Scholars Archive

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In July 2015, the Simpson Center launched Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The conviction animating this initiative was that doctoral education, especially at a public university, must be guided by a capacious vision of its fundamental purpose: to contribute to the public good. From 2015-2021, the program prepared UW doctoral students in the humanities for this task by meaningfully connecting them to the diverse, access-oriented institutions of higher education in the Seattle District community colleges, and by supporting the development of both doctoral students’ public projects and publicly engaged graduate seminars taught by UW faculty in the humanities. Find out more about our programming below.

2021 - 2022 Reimagining the PhD Scholars

Portrait of Anis Bawarshi sitting in front of a white brick wall.
Professor, Chair
Department of English
Portrait of Charles LaPorte wearing glasses and standing in front of a tree.
Professor
Department of English
Portrait of Linda Nash sitting in front of a bookcase.
Professor
Department of History
Portrait of Lynn Thomas wearing glasses and sitting in front of a purple wall.
Professor
Department of History
Sara Goering professional photo smiling at the camera, blurred trees in the background, wearing a blue blazer, necklace, and hair pulled back
Professor
Department of Philosophy
Portrait of Michael Blake wearing a suit and sitting outside.
Professor
Department of Philosophy
A black and white close up portrait of Paul Tubig wearing glasses.
Assistant Professor
Philosophy, Georgia Southern University
Anna Bates stands in front of plants and wears a white shirt.
Doctoral Student
Department of Philosophy
Photo of Alec Fisher in front of a palm tree.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of English
Photo of Alexandra Meany looking to the left while wearing glasses and a tan jacket
Doctoral Candidate
Department of English
A portrait of Anna Nguyen wearing glasses.
Doctoral Candidate
History
Profile of Madison Heslop standing in front of a dark background and wearing a dotted shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of History

2020 - 2021 Reimagining the PhD Scholars

A black and white image of BrittNEY Frantece in front of a white wall.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of English
A close up portrait of Rebecca Taylor
Digital Media Support Specialist
Simpson Center for the Humanities
Profile picture of Nanya Jhingran wearing a black shirt and standing in front of a pink and white wall.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of English
Alika Bourgette wears a red shirt while standing in front of a multicolored wall.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of History
Photograph of cherry blossoms.
Doctoral Student
Department of History
A portrait of Erika Versalovic standing in front of a tree wearing a grey sweater.
Doctoral Student
Department of Philosophy
Portrait of Arbella Bet-Shlimon in front of a dark wall.
Associate Professor
Department of History
Profile of Katia smiling at the camera in a dark blazer and orange shirt
Doctoral Candidate
History
Liora Halperin stands outside wearing glasses and a blue shirt.
Associate Professor
History
Close-up image of Joe Wilson wearing a sweatshirt while standing in front of a red rock formation.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of English
Jessica Bachman sits in front of a curtained window while wearing a black shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
History
Portrait of Stephanie Clare; woman wearing glasses, red shirt and black blazer
Assistant Professor
Department of English
A close-up image of Jesse Oak Taylor wearing a blue shirt and glasses.
Director, Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor
Department of English
Portrait of Colin Marshall wearing a blue shirt and glasses.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Philosophy
Portrait of Ian Schnee wearing glasses and standing outside.
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Philosophy

2019 - 2020 Reimagining the PhD Scholars

A close up image of cherry blossoms.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Philosophy
A portrait of Jorge Bayona wearing a collared shirt.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Adrian Kane wears glasses and a blue shirt with a bookcase in the background.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of History
Kaelie Giffel stands in front of water wearing a dark coat and glasses.
Assistant Director
Interpersonal Violence Prevention, North Carolina State University
Erin Gilbert stands in front of a body of water.
Doctoral Candidate
Cinema & Media Studies
Caitlin looking sideways at the camera. She has long red hair and is wearing a white t-shirt
Technical Editor
DigitalOcean
Portrait of CR Grimmer in a turtleneck and jacket with the Puget Sound behind them
Communications Manager
Simpson Center for the Humanities
Jessica Holmes stands outside wearing white cap and denim jacket.
Visiting Assistant Professor
English/Writing, Eastern Oregon University
Portrait of Jason Groves
Associate Professor
German Studies
Portrait of Christine Harold wearing a purple scarf and sitting in front of a dark wall.
Professor and Chair
Department of Communication
Portrait of Candice Rai sitting in front of a bookcase.
Associate Professor
Department of English
A close up image of cherry blossoms.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Philosophy

2018 - 2019 Reimagining the PhD Scholars

Portrait of Amanda Doxtater
Assistant Professor
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Yomi Braester wears a black jacket in front of a white wall.
Professor, Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities
Cinema & Media Studies
Picture of Julian Barr wearing glasses and a grey shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Geography
Angela Durán Real holds a pink fan while standing in front of water.
Doctoral Candidate
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
Joe Concannon stands in front of a tree wearing a gray sweater.
Part-time Lecturer
Department of English
A portrait of Marcus Johnson standing in front of tress wearing a black shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
Communication
A close-up portrait of Jennifer Smith standing in front of a bookcase.
Doctoral Candidate
History
A close up image of cherry blossoms.
Doctoral Candidate
English
A close up portrait of Céline Maillard wearing a hat and red scarf.
Part-time Lecturer
French & Italian Studies
Portrait of Rich Watts
Associate Professor
French & Italian Studies

2017 - 2018 Reimagining the PhD Scholars

Portrait of Carmen Gonzalez wearing glasses and standing in front of trees.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Stephen Groening looking at a computer monitor
Associate Professor
Cinema & Media Studies
Portrait of Regina Yung Lee wearing glasses and sitting in front of a light wall.
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Brendan McElmeel stands on a rooftop wearing a dark shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
History
Zhenzhen He-Weatherford wears glasses, a black shirt, and a pink cardigan.
Assistant Professor
English, Bellevue College
Kristina Pilz wears a white shirt and black jacket while standing in front of a white wall.
Localization Specialist
Blueprint Technologies
Kyle Kubler stands in front of a brick wall wearing a light jacket.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Journalism Media & Democracy
Guillaume Tourniaire stands in front of a blurred out doorway wearing a suit and tie.
Instructor
Theater History, Cornish College of the Arts
Portrait of alma khasawnih
Assistant Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The College of New Jersey
Monica Cortés Viharo stands in front of a white wall wearing a turquoise colored shirt.
Instructor
American Ethnic Studies
Lauren Drakopulos stands in front of a body of water while wearing a blue button up shirt.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Global Development, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
P. Joshua Griffin sits in front of a gray wall wearing glasses, a blue shirt, and a dark jacket.
Assistant Professor
School of Marine and Environmental Affairs; Department of American Indian Studies

2016 - 2017 Reimagining the PhD Scholars

Alysse Hotz looks straight ahead while standing in front of a brown wall.
Technical Recruiter
Meta
Bradley Horst sits in the driver seat of a car while wearing a beanie.
Doctoral Candidate
History
Jacqui Pratt has blue hair and looks to the left and laughs while standing in front of a shiplapped exterior wall.
Adjunct Professor
English, Northampton Community College
Nathaniel Bond wears a blue collared shirt while sitting in a chair and looking into the camera.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Japanese, Western Washington University
Katherine Morrow wears glasses and smiles into the camera.
Assistant Professor
Film Studies, Carleton University
María Elena García stands outside wearing a red scarf and grey jacket.
Professor
Comparative History of Ideas
Portrait of Louisa Mackenzie
Associate Professor
French & Italian Studies
Portrait of Gillian Harkins sitting in front of a bookcase.
Professor
Department of English
Portrait of Leigh Mercer wearing glasses and a dark jacket standing in front of a blue wall.
Associate Professor
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
Janice Moskalik looks to the right and smiles while wearing a light shirt and denim jacket.
Associate Teaching Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University
Headshot of Tyler Babbie
Part-Time Lecturer
Department of English
Anjuli Brekke stands in front of a tree and a landscape of houses while wearing a striped sleeveless top and a necklace.
Assistant Professor
Communication, University of Wisconsin Parkside
Profile image of Key MacFarlane sitting by water with an overlay of a hillside.
Doctoral Candidate
History of Consciousness Department, University of California Santa Cruz

2015 - 2016 Reimagining the PhD Scholars

AJ smiles while wearing dark glasses a black shirt with a white tiger on it and a black jacket while standing in front of a white background.
Assistant Director of Learning Resources
University of Washington
Daniel Stofleth wears a light jacket and a collared shirt while standing in front of blurry lit globes.
Research Compliance Analyst
Seattle Children's Hospital
Lise Lalonde wears a striped shirt while standing in front of a white wall.
Part-time Lecturer
Department of French & Italian Studies
Photograph of cherry blossoms.
Department of History