Announcing Funding Awards for 2018-19

Workshop participants at seminar table

The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces our first round of funding awards for 2018-19 after receiving many strong proposals from University of Washington faculty, graduate students, and staff.

The Simpson Center Executive Board makes two rounds of awards each year. The fall funding round includes collaborative projects, Katz lecture nominations, and Society of Scholars fellowship grants. Separate selection committees also awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships and Mellon Summer Fellowships through the program Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics.

The spring funding round (proposals due April 27) includes additional collaborative projects, including graduate-student research clusters.

Congratulations to our recipients and thanks to all who applied.

Collaborative Projects

Colloquia and Conferences

The Politics and Discourse of Fifth Columns in Eurasia - Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

The Shifting Landscape of Public Communication - Adrienne Russell (Professor, Communication) and Matthew Powers (Assistant Professor, Communication)

Large-Scale Collaborations

Pedagogies of Reciprocity: The Politics of International Education - Ben Gardner (Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Ron Krabill (Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), and Anu Taranath (Senior Lecturer, Comparative History of Ideas)

Next Generation Humanities PhD

Future Horizons for Critical Medical Humanities - Janelle Taylor (Professor, Anthropology), Jenna Grant (Assistant Professor, Anthropology), Marieke van Eijk (Lecturer, Anthropology), and Lillian Prueher (Graduate Student, Anthropology)

Fellowship Grants

Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships

micha cárdenas (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) and Abraham Avnisan (Artist-in-Residence, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Sin Lluvia

Kristin Dew (Doctoral Student, Human Centered Design & Engineering), Beyond Biomimesis: Refiguring Fabrication Naturecultures Through Digital Craft Exercises

James Gregory (Professor, History), Continuing the Mapping American Social Movements Project

Ted Hiebert (Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) and Jin-Kyu Jung (Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Imagination Stations: Drawing, Drifting, Mapping

Verena Kick (Doctoral Student, Germanics), Revolutionizing the Public Sphere: The Invasion of the Working Class in the Media of the Weimar Republic

Jocelyn Moon (Doctoral Student, Ethnomusicology, School of Music), Going Mobile: Reciprocating Field Research with Sharable Media

Sarah Ross (Doctoral Student, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), The Poiesis of Image-Signs in Modernist Cinema: A Poetic Investigation of Things

Phillip Thurtle (Associate Professor, Comparative History of Ideas), Interactive Fables of Development: Losing My Wings

Mellon Summer Fellowships for New Graduate Seminars in the Humanities

Yomi Braester (Professor, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), Scholars as Partners and Leaders in Cinephile Communities

Amanda Doxtater (Assistant Professor, Scandinavian Studies), Cinema and the Public Institution

Richard Watts (Associate Professor, French & Italian Studies), Translation and its Publics

Mellon Summer Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities

Joseph Concannon (Doctoral Student, English), Seattle's Poetry Seen

Angela Durán Real (Doctoral Student, Spanish & Portuguese) and Alan-Michael Weatherford (Doctoral Student, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), Heritage's Learners Course in the Monroe Correctional Facility

Matthew Howard (Doctoral Student, English), Space, Mobility, and the Negro Motorist Green Book in Seattle

Society of Scholars Fellowships

Kemi Adeyemi (Assistant Professor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), Making New Ground: Black Queer Women's Geographies of the Neoliberal City

Jennifer Bean (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), Junking Modernity: Early Cinema, Globalization and the Question of History

Naomi Bragin (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), Black Power of
Hip Hop Dance: On Kinethic Politics

Elena Campbell (Associate Professor, History), Northern Empire: Development, Environment, and Power in Late Imperial Russia

Jean Dennison (Associate Professor, Anthropology), Governing with Wa-hoin: the Osage Nation’s Search for Accountability

Vanessa Freije (Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies), Scandalous Democracy: Journalists and Citizenship in Mexico, 1959-1988

Radhika Govindrajan (Assistant Professor, Anthropology), More Than Human Democracy in India's Central Himalayas

Jason Groves (Assistant Professor, Germanics), Mineral Imaginaries: German Literature and the Geologic Unconscious

Ungsan Kim (Doctoral Student, English), Cruising the Cityscape: Queer Temporality and the Translation of Space in Contemporary East Asian Cinema

Dian Million (Associate Professor, American Indian Studies), Kinships, Relations and Economies: Stories of Survivance for Our New Times

Akanksha Misra (Doctoral Student, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), Sex Education and Sexual Citizenship in Schools in India and Turkey

José Francisco Robles (Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese Studies), A Cabinet of Poetic Wonders: Early Modern Spanish American Poetry and the Making of Knowledge

Xiaoshun Zeng (Doctoral Student, History), Diagnosing Minorities: Ethnic Hygiene and Nation-state Building in the Early People’s Republic of China (1949-1964)