Simpson Center News

Artwork of eye and Venus de Medici
Philosopher Alison Wylie’s thought-provoking Katz Distinguished Lecture on May 19 will serve as the opening keynote to the conference Feminism & Classics.
Stephanie Coontz talks to students
The Evergreen State College historian and veteran media commentator urges academics to find their voice in the public square.
Mosaic of people holding guns and closeups of guns
Tad Hirsch stitches together 80,000 assault-rifle selfies to examine America’s gun divide.
Erin Langner and Alison Fiorenza
The Simpson Center is delighted to announce two new staff members: Erin Langner, Program and Events Manager, and Alison Fiorenza, Administrative Coordinator.
Suzzallo library and Red Square at night
The Simpson Center invites proposals for a new initiative contributing to nationwide conversations about new approaches to doctoral education.
Berlant and mask image
Affect theorist Lauren Berlant delivers a Katz Distinguished Lecture on March 2.
Cyclist on paved walkway
The University of Washington has been invited to apply for a prestigious Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Samuels and Simpson Center logo
The Simpson Center welcomes visiting scholar Lisa Samuels from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Demonstrators carry signs and flags
A groundbreaking new digital archive preserves the history of two hard-fought minimum-wage campaigns.
Lectern on seminar table
The Simpson Center awards its first round of support to UW scholars for the 2016-17 year.