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.
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
2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars Fellow
Carole Lee (she/her/hers)
Theorizing the Bureaucracy Behind Structural Racism in Science
Canonical theories of science permit structural racism through tools originally thought to promote democratic science. This project moves beyond valorizing narratives of science to recognize the undertheorized power of administrative, social, and financial pressures driving scientific institutions. The goal of this work is to understand how current institutional configurations facilitated racial inequities in funding and publishing with an eye to identify changes needed to eliminate structural racism in science's reward systems.