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A roundup of programming, projects, and events that will be taking place at the Simpson Center this summer, including three summer institutes, two groups of summer fellows (one in the digital humanities, the other in public scholarship), and a flightless...Read More >
UW Professor of Communication Ralina Joseph Is Teaching People to Talk About Race Across Generational and Racial LinesRead More >
On the night after the 2016 presidential election, fifty students and alumni gathered in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Theater. The mood was funereal as everyone took their seats and waited for Professor of Communication Ralina Joseph to...Read More >
On May 6, the Simpson Center was graced with the presence and wisdom of Native American activist and citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation Yvonne Wanrow (now Yvonne Swan) and University of New Mexico Assistant Professor...Read More >
For most doctoral candidates and recent PhDs, summer is often dedicated to preparing for the fall job market. In addition to drafting dissertation chapters and finally getting to those languishing revise and resubmits (alongside often precarious forms of summer employment)...Read More >
Last month, the Simpson Center sent a handful of Indigenous doctoral candidates from the UW to the University of British Columbia for the 2019 HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Conference, the theme of which was “Decolonizing...Read More >
As I move through my final quarter as a Mellow Fellow and share my experiences with colleagues who are interested in applying for next year’s cohort, I want to take some time to reflect on some of the challenges I...Read More >
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in April, a dozen graduate students gathered in the Simpson Center and nervously awaited the arrival of Kim TallBear, Associate Professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, the Canadian Research Chair in Indigenous...Read More >
On a sunny day in April, Jean Dennison sits tucked away in her office on the fifth floor of the Brutalist labyrinth that is Padelford Hall. She fields a steady stream of calls and meetings as the afternoon light streaks...Read More >
On May 1, UW’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery reached maximum capacity as people piled in to hear artist, teacher, and writer shawné michaelain holloway give her artist talk, “FOCUS ON THE BEHAVIOR YOU WANT.” holloway’s talk was part of the Black...Read More >
Megan Ward, a PhD candidate in the Jackson School of International Studies, has received the Spring 2019 Joseph and Yetta Blau Award for Excellence in Research from the Simpson Center for the Humanities.Read More >
In the third and final installment of the Rethinking the Global Turn series, Dr. Sarah Victoria Turner, Deputy Director of Research for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art at Yale University, and founding co-editor of British Art...Read More >