Scholars at Work

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Looking at the pilot run of "Speaking Up," Céline Maillard highlights how Coordinates Studies courses can impact college students, their instructors, and the wider community.Read More >
Professors Kemi Adeyemi (GWSS) and La TaSha Levy (AES) have both been awarded six-month Career Enhancement Fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.Read More >
William Bamber, a PhD candidate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, was recently awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion fellowships for the dissertation, "Fez & Sherwani: Self-fashioning, Consumption and Ottoman Influence in 19th Century South Asia."Read More >
The American Council of Learned Societies announced that it has selected Professor Ralina Joseph (Communications) as an inaugural Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellow.Read More >
Unlike elite colleges that espouse the ethos of exclusion, weeding out “underprepared” or “underqualified” students, the ideal of community college is to prepare all their students from any background to meet the expectations attached to their academic or occupational calling...Read More >
The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces a new two-year program—Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics: Catalyzing Collaboration—starting in September 2019, thanks to a generous $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program, which builds on...Read More >
When Gillian Harkins first started volunteering with University Beyond Bars (UBB), she noticed that while many UW faculty and graduate students did work related to prisons and education, few were speaking to each other about it. In the hopes of...Read More >
Julian Barr writes about looking to community colleges for more critical and creative pedagogies.Read More >
Jenna Grant (Anthropology) recently received a $10,000 Public Engagement Seed Grant from the Whiting Foundation for her project, Archive Actions: Cambodians and Cambodian Americans Producing Ethnographic Histories.Read More >
We are pleased to announce that two graduate students from Political Science have been awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion fellowships. These fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences...Read More >
Where the House Was started with Frances McCue’s proposal to director Ryan Adams to make a short documentary of the teardown of the Victorian house at 1634 Eleventh Avenue. The now demolished structure, built in 1902 as a mortuary and...Read More >
The most recent issue of Public: Arts, Design, Humanities, a journal of Imagining America, features an article by Dan Berger (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) as a case study of publicly engaged digital scholarship.Read More >