2014-15 Co-Sponsored UW Events

Each year the Simpson Center co-sponsors dozens of interdepartmental speaker events and conferences with small discretionary grants. Learn how to apply.


October 27, 2014
Leonardo Padura Fuentes
“Escribir en Cuba en el siglo XXI/Writing in Cuba in the 21st Century”
Organized by Cynthia Steele (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

October 30, 2014 | Book Talk
Chris Dixon (Carleton University)
“Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements”
Organized by Michael McCann (Political Science)

November 9-10, 2014 | Workshop
Wu Wenguang
Chinese documentary film workshop, coinciding with visit of prominent filmmaker
Organized by Yomi Breaster (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

November 12, 2014
Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez (Spanish, University of New Mexico)
“Peregrino in the Borderlands”
Organized by Cynthia Steele (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

November 17, 2014
Akinyele Omowale Umoja (Chair of African American Studies, Georgia State University)
“We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement”
Organized by LaShawnDa Pittman (American Ethnic Studies)

January 6, 2015
Wendy Belcher (Princeton University)
Lunch discussion of same-sex intimacies in an early modern African text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros (1672).
Organized by Sonnet Retman (Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies)

February 10, 2015
Ben Marwick (Assistant Professor, Anthropology)
Praxis: Doing Scholarship Digitally presentation and discussion, “Textual Macroanalysis of the 'Grand Challenges' of Archaeology”
Organized by Ann Lally (UW Libraries, Digital Initiatives)

February 13, 2015
Pacific Islander Studies Program Initiative
Lunch reception for visiting scholars in Pacific Islander and Oceania Studies
Organized by José Antonio Lucero (Chair, Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Associate Professor, International Studies)

February 25, 2015 | Reception
Christoph Bode (Professor and Chair of Modern English Literature, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
Walker-Ames Lecture: Christoph Bode on Future Narratives
Organized by Raimonda Modiano (Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

April 6, 2015
Steven Salaita
“Indigenous Peoples and Academic Freedom in the New Era of Civility”
Organized by Chandan Reddy (Gender, Women & Sexuality)

April 9, 2015
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (American Culture, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan)
“The Drag of Poverty: Erika Lopez, Holly Woodlawn, and Monica Beverly Hillz, Welfare Queens”
Organized by Ileana Rodriguez-Silva (Latin American & Caribbean Studies)

April 14, 2015 | Symposium
2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium
Organized by the UW Center for Teaching and Learning

April 23, 2015 | Book Launch
Julie Shayne (Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)
Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas
Organized by José Antonio Lucero (Chair, Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Associate Professor, International Studies)

April 30-May 2, 2015 | Conference
Gendered Mobilizations in an Expanding Europe
Organized by Sabine Lang (Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

May 4, 2014
Conor Mulvagh (School of History and Archives, University College Dublin)
“Intellectuals and Insurrectionists: Reasons for Rising in 1916”
Organized by Míċeál Vaughan (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

May 5, 2015 | Film Screening
Rick Guidotti and Joanna Rudnick
Lecture and special screening of On Beauty
Organized by Britt Neff (Disability Resources for Students)

May 7-8, 2015 | Conference
Ever Closer to Freedom: The Work and Legacies of Stephanie M. H. Camp
Organized by Lynn Thomas (Professor and Chair, History)

May 8-10, 2015 | Conference
2015 Joint Meeting of the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable and the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Organized by Alison Wylie (Philosophy)

May 18-22, 2015
Visual Ecologies and Solidarities: Art across the Americas was a week-long series of lectures, conversations, and panels with visiting artists and activists from Guatemala, Martinique, and Peru.
Organized by María Elena García (Comparative History of Ideas)

May 24-25, 2015 | Workshop
Chinese and Sinophone cinema workshop
Organized by Yomi Breaster (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

May 27, 2015 | Symposium
Northwest Collaborative Regional Symposium: Student Voices Making Change
In conjunction with Texts and Teachers, a curriculum development program and university/high school collaboration that has been in existence since 2000.
Organized by Gary Handwerk (English) and Anu Taranath (English, Comparative History of Ideas)

May 29, 2015
Lisa B. Thompson (Associate Professor, African & African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas, Austin)
Reading of excerpts from her play The Mamalogues for the opening of the Center for Communication, Difference & Equity
Organized by Sonnet Retman (Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies)

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