Announcing First Round of Funding Awards for 2016-17
The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces the first round of funding awards for 2016-17 after the Executive Board evaluated many strong proposals from University of Washington faculty, graduate students, and staff.
The Executive Board makes two rounds of awards each year. The fall funding round includes collaborative projects, lecture nominations, and Society of Scholars fellowship grants. Separate selection committees also awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships and the new Mellon Summer Fellowships through the program Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics.
The spring funding round (proposals due April 29) includes additional collaborative projects, including graduate-student interest groups.
Congratulations to our recipients!
Josephine Ensign (Psychosocial & Community Health), Soul Stories: Health and Healing Through Homelessness
Benjamin Gardner (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism
Stephen Groening (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), The Seattle Television History Project
Minda Martin (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Seattle’s Freeway Revolt
Matthew Bellinger (Communication), The Visual Rhetoric of Bitcoin
Darren Byler (Anthropology), The Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia: A Repertoire of Uyghur and Han Migrant Popular Culture
Brian Gutierrez (English), Residence in London, a Cartographic Journey: Mapping William Wordsworth’s Conspicuous Consumption in The Prelude
Jane Wong (English), Digital Interviews: The Poetics of Haunting in Asian American Poetry
Maria Elena Garcia (Comparative History of Ideas) and Louisa Mackenzie (French & Italian Studies), The Animals are Coming
Gillian Harkins (English), Law and Literature Public Scholarship Course
Leigh Mercer (Spanish & Portuguese Studies and Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), Spanish Film Programming and the Film Festival Phenomenon
Tyler Babbie (English), A Year along the Color Line
Jessica Bachman (History), Beyond the Cold War: The Afterlife of Indo-Soviet Literary Exchange
Key MacFarlane (Geography), Making Space Audible: Participatory Noise Mapping in Seattle
Janice Moskalik (Philosophy), Connecting Communities through Public Philosophy: Offering Philosophy for Children Courses in Seattle Colleges
Ruby Blondell (Classics), Helen of Troy on Screen
Sarah Dowling (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Remote Intimacies
Stephen Groening (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), Television and Collectivity
Michelle Habell-Pallan (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), Beat Migration: Sounds of Cultural Citizenship
LaShawnDa Pittman (American Ethnic Studies), Coerced Mothering: African American Grandmothers from Slavery to the Present
Chandan Reddy (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), Marriage in Our Time
Amanda Swarr (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), Forcing Sex: Violent Contestations over South African Masculinities
Sasha Welland (Anthropology and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), Cancer Aesthetics: A Feminist Manifesto on the Meantime of Life and Death
Megan Ybarra (Geography), Green Wars: Conservation, Remilitarization and Decolonizing Activism in Guatemala's Maya Forest
Oscar Aguirre Mandujano (Near Eastern Studies and Middle Eastern Studies), Poetry and Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman World: The Court of Bayezid II (r.1481-1512)
Jesse Meredith (History), Cities of the Plan: Visions of the Built Environment in Northern England, 1960-1985
Adriana Vazquez (Classics), Vates and Initiates: Roman Poetic Manipulation of Greek Mystery Cult
Axiomatic: The Creative Process in Art and Mathematics - Jayadev Athreya (Mathematics) and Timea Tihanyi (Interdisciplinary Visual Arts)
Migration and the Spaces of Sanctuary - Megan A. Carney (Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Anthropology), Ricardo Gomez (Information School), and Katharyne Mitchell (Geography)
Affect and Audience in the Digital Age: Activist Poetics - micha cárdenas (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Amaranth Borsuk (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Sarah Dowling (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), and Gregory Laynor (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)
Globalizing Literature at UW – Eric Ames (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)
Immigration, Toleration, and Human Rights - Bill Talbott (Philosophy) and Amos Nascimento (Philosophy, UW Tacoma) on behalf of the tri-campus interdisciplinary research cluster on Human Interactions and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM)
Where the House Was (Richard Hugo House documentary) - Frances McCue (English)
Learn more about applying for Simpson Center support.