Simpson Center Announces Spring Funding Awards

The Simpson Center announces Spring Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2012-2013 year. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences, and community-engaged collaborations.  

Eighteen awards were given, and recipients include:

Large Scale Collaboration Grants

  • José Antonio (Tony) Lucero (Associate Professor, International Studies) and Juan Guerra (Associate Professor, English), B/ordering Violence
  • Walter Andrews (Research Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization) and Stacy Waters (Affiliate Instructor, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization), The Svoboda Diaries Network Project
  • Michelle Habell-Pallan (Associate Professor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), Sonnet Retman (Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies), and Angelica Macklin (National Center on Quality Teaching & Learning) Women Who Rock Project:  Archive Launch and Graduate Mentor Workshop
  • James Tweedie (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature), Moving Image Research Group


  • Sasha Welland (Assistant Professor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Anthropology) and Sonal Khullar (Assistant Professor, Art History), “New Geographies of Feminist Art: China, Asia, and the World”
  • Laurie Sears (Professor, History) and Rick Bonus (Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies), “The Politics of Storytelling in Island Imperial Formations”
  • Camille Walsh (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), “Critical Perspectives on Tax Conference”

Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters

  • William Talbott (Professor, Philosophy) and Amos Nascimento (Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma), “Human Interactions and Normative Innovation”

Public Scholarship Grants

  • Gillian Harkins (Associate Professor, English) and Anne Dwyer (Graduate Student, English), “Transformative Education Behind Bars”

Workshop series

  • Paige Morgan (Graduate Student, English) and Sarah Kremen-Hicks (Graduate Student, English), “Demystifying the Digital Humanities”

Graduate Student Interest Groups

  • “Critical Design”
  • “Keywords for Video Game Studies”
  • “Medieval Studies Graduate Interest Group”
  • “Moving Image Research Group”
  • “Performing the Gap: Performance as Political and Popular Transformation”
  • “Shifting Asian American Identity: Performance, Biopower, and Post-colonialism”
  •  “Xicana Testimonio Project: Sharing Lived Experiences through Testimonios and Pedagogies of Resistance and Transformation”

Funding rounds are administered in the Fall and Spring annually. Applications for the Fall Funding Round will be accepted beginning October 15, 2012. The deadline is November 14, 2012.

Read more about Simpson Center funding opportunities.

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