Society of Scholars Cohort Archive
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
2023 - 2024 Society of Scholars
2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars
2021 - 2022 Society of Scholars
2020 - 2021 Society of Scholars
2019 - 2020 Society of Scholars
2018 - 2019 Society of Scholars
2017 - 2018 Society of Scholars
2016 - 2017 Society of Scholars
2020 - 2021 Society of Scholars Fellow
Bettina Judd (she/her/hers)
Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure Politics, and Black Feminist Thought
This project explores how Black women artists produce Black feminist thought through the creative process. Using the African American Vernacular English use of the term “feelin” as a mean to index knowledge as affective, Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure Politics, and Black Feminist Thought argues that Black women artists approach and produce knowledge as internal and complex sensation entangled with pleasure, pain, anger, and joy to name a few emotions, making artistic production itself the meaning of the work. Feelin intervenes in discourses in critical theory that would disembody feeling as knowledge, and expands notions of Black women’s pleasure politics in Black feminist studies that are inclusive of the erotic, the sexual, the painful, the joyful, the shameful, and the sensations and emotions that yet have no name.