2013-14 Co-Sponsored Events

Every year the Simpson Center co-sponsors dozens of interdepartmental speaker events and conferences with small discretionary grants. Co-sponsorships are limited to $500 and do not require Executive Board review. The Simpson Center also co-sponsors events that feature UW faculty and graduate students as speakers or facilitators in community venues. Learn more about how to apply.

The following list of recent events provides an overview of the diverse events supported by co-sponsorship funds.


August 11-13, 2013 | Symposium
Li Fang-Kuei Society Young Scholars Symposium in Chinese Linguistics
Organized by Zev Handel (Asian Languages & Literature)

October 31, 2013 | Lecture
Jules Lobel (Law, University of Pittsburgh)
Litigation and Political Movements: Challenging Prolonged Solitary Confinement in American Prisons
Organized by Michael McCann (Political Science)

November 7, 2013 | Lecture
Susan Schulten (History, University of Denver)
Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in  Nineteenth-Century America
Organized by James Gregory (History)

December 5, 2013 | Lecture
Thiat (Cheikh Oumar Touré)
Hip Hop and Democracy: The Power of Youth Movements in Africa
Organized by Maya Angela Smith (French & Italian Studies)

January 29, 2014 | Lecture
Martha Few (History, University of Arizona), Killing Locusts in Colonial Guatemala
Zeb Tortorici (Spanish & Portuguese, New York University), Bestiality and the Human/Animal Boundary in New Spain
Organized by Maria Elena Garcia (Comparative History of Ideas and International Studies)

February 5, 2014 | Lecture
Walter Johnson (History and African & African American Studies, Harvard University)
Slave-Racial-Capitalism
Organized by Moon-Ho Jung (History)

February 26, 2014 | Lecture
Doran Larson (English, Hamilton College)
The American Prison Writer as Witness – Lecture and Discussion of Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America
Organized by Gillian Harkins (English)

April 15, 2014 | Lecture
Melek Ortabasi (World Literature, Simon Fraser University)
Traditionally Modern: Folklore Studies, Nation, Japan
Organized by Marshall Brown (Comparative Literature)

April 23, 2014 | Lecture
Karen Tongson (English and Gender Studies, University of Southern California)
Empty Orchestra: Karaoke and Queer Performance
Organized by Vicente Rafael (History)

April 24, 2014 | Lecture
Lawrence Kritzman (French & Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College)
Problematizing the Humanities and the Institute of French Cultural Studies
Organized by Louisa Mackenzie (French & Italian Studies)

April 25, 2014 | Lecture
Lawrence Kritzman (French & Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College)
André Malraux’s Death Sentencing
Organized by Louisa Mackenzie (French & Italian Studies)

April 26, 2014 | Lecture Series
Walter Andrews (Near Eastern Languages & Civilization) and Cemal Kafadar
Context for Texts: Ottoman Textual Studies in the US
Organized by Selim Kuru (Near Eastern Languages & Civilization)

April 30, 2014 | Lecture
Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr.
Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Hero: Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette
Organized by David Domke (Communication)

May 1, 2014 | Lecture
Claire Jean Kim (Political Science and Asian American Studies, University of California, Irvine)
Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age
Organized by Jose Antonio Lucero (Jackson School of International Studies)

May 5, 2014 | Lecture
Donna Murch (History, Rutgers University)
Crack in Los Angeles: Historical Reflections on the War on Drugs in Late Twentieth Century Lost Angeles
Organized by Dan Berger (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)

May 8, 2014 | Lecture
Geoff Eley (History, University of Michigan) and Julia Adeney Thomas (History, University of Notre Dame)
Visualizing War, Visualizing Fascism: Film and Photography in Germany and Japan
Organized by Justin Jesty (Asian Languages & Literature)

May 15, 2014 | Lecture
Dina Maramba (Student Affairs Administration, State University of New York at Binghamton) and Rick Bonus (American Ethnic Studies)
The “Other” Students: Filipino Americans, Education, and Power
Organized by Ileana Rodriguez-Silva (History)

May 23, 2014 | WIRED Book Celebration
Megan Band (Education), Suhanthie Motha (English), and LeiLani Nishime (Communications)
Cultural Orientations: New Books in Visual Media, Language, and Science Education
Organized by Sonal Khullar (Art History)

May 31, 2014 | Workshop
Ninth Annual Western History Dissertation Workshop
Organized by Linda Nash (History)

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