Simpson Center Announces 2013-14 Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2013-2014 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.  

Recipients of awards given in this year’s Fall and Spring funding rounds include:

Collaboration Studio Grants

  • Jin-Kyu Jung (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) and Ted Hiebert (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), “Re-mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities”
  • Gwen Ottinger (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Tim Hargrave (Business, UW Bothell), and Lauren Hartzell Nichols (Philosophy), “Climate Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Wind Energy: Toward an Interdisciplinary, Multi-scale Framework”

Conferences & Symposia

  • Gary Handwerk (English), Richard Watts (French & Italian), and Sabine Wilke (Germanics), “The Future of the Environmental Humanities: Research, Pedagogies, Institutions, and Publics”
  • Jeffrey Knight (English) and Geoffrey Turnovsky (French & Italian), “Textual Studies and Its Futures / The Frontiers of Textual Studies”
  • Michael McCann (Political Science), Rachel Cichowski (Political Science), Steven Herbert (Geography), and Kellye Testy (Law School), “West Coast Law & Society Retreat: Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice”
  • Arzoo Osanloo (Law, Societies, & Justice), “A Colloquium on Islam and Forgiveness”
  • Brian Reed (English), Amaranth Borsuk (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Sarah Dowling (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), and Gregory Laynor (English), “Affect and Audience in the Digital Age”
  • Jack Turner (Political Science), “African American Political Thought: Past and Present”

Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters

  • William Talbott (Philosophy) and Amos Nascimento (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma), “Human Interactions and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM)” and post-lecture reception for Fall 2013 Walker-Ames Lecture by Seyla Benhabib

Graduate Student Interest Groups

  • “Asian American Studies Research Collective” - Ilsu Sohn (English), Kayomi Wada (History), Jane Wong (English), Leanne Day (English), Emily Hall (History), and Roger Chao (English)
  • “Medieval Studies” - Sarah Kate Moore (English), Meagan Loftin (English), Brian Hardison (English), Dana Bublitz (Information School), and Katherine Snider (French)
  • “Psychoanalysis and Politics” - Allen Baros (English), Bob Hodges (English), Michael Agirre (History), Matt Bellinger (Communication), Jessica Campbell (English) Monica De la Torre (Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies), and Anna Shajirat (English)
  • “Teaching with Technology” - Rachel Arteaga (English), AJ Burgin (English), Tiffany Grobelski (Geography), Verena Kick (Germanics), Leah Rankin (English), Tyler Scowcroft (English), and Rachel Shields (English)

Large Scale Collaboration Grants

  • Walter Andrews (Near Eastern Languages & Civilization), “The Newbook Collaborative Research Project”
  • Shannon Dudley (Ethnomusicology), Marisol Berríos-Miranda (independent scholar), and Michelle Habell-Pallán (Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies), “American Sabor”
  • Sonnet Retman (American Ethnic Studies), Michelle Habell- Pallán (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies),  and Angelica Macklin (Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies), “Women Who Rock / EMP Pop Conference”

Public Scholarship Grants

  • Gary Handwerk (English) and Anu Taranath (English), “Texts and Teachers: A UW / High School Collaboration”

Workshop series

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


Funding rounds are administered in the Fall and Spring annually. Applications for the Fall Funding Round will be due Friday, November 15, 2013.

Read more about Simpson Center funding opportunities.

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