2016-17 Co-Sponsored Events

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


August 18, 2016
Untuning the Sky public program 
Organized by Amaranth Borsuk (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)

October 6, 2016
LGBTQ Activism Website Section launch event
Organized by James Gregory (History) and Kevin McKenna (History)

October 20, 2016
“Use and Usufruct”
Stefano Harney (Singapore Management University) and Fred Moten (University of California, Riverside)
Organized by Jed Murr (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)

October 22, 2016 | Conference
Critical Geographies
Organized by Key MacFarlane (Geography)

November 2, 2016
Sabina E. Vaught (Tufts University)
“Unsurveilled and Unrecorded in a Juvenile Detention Basement: Lesbian Girls and the Counterinsurgent State”
Organized by Gillian Harkins (English)

November 5, 2016 | Reception
Reception at Folio that followed a discussion led by Sherry Turkle on her new book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Organized by David Brewster (Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum)

November 9, 2017
Adam Hochschild (Journalist)
“Spain, The First Battle of World War II”
Organized by Anthony Geist (Spanish & Portuguese Studies)

December 2, 2016 | Symposium
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
“Real Women, Real Voices: Where the People Meet the Policy”
Organized by Gillian Harkins (English)

January 24, 2017 | Graduate Student Lunch
Deborah A. Thomas (University of Pennsylvania) and Rebecca L. Stein (Duke University)
“Violence and Vision: Technologies of the Visual in the Caribbean and Middle East”
Organized by Daniel Hoffman (Anthropology)

January 28, 2017
Slavic Department graduate program planning retreat
Organized by Jose Alaniz (Slavic Languages & Literature)

January 30, 2017 | Film Screening
Honorarium for filmmaker Düzen Tekkal to discuss her documentary, My Journey to Genocide
Organized by Resat Kasaba (Jackson School of International Studies)

February 19, 2017
Meany Center World Dance event - Step Afrika!’s The Migration: Reflections of Jacob Lawrence
Organized by Michelle Witt (Meany Center for the Performing Arts)

February 28, 2017
José Riera-Cezanne (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
“Recent Developments in the UN’s Operational and Other Cooperation with Faith-Based Actors”
Organized by Katharyne Mitchell (Geography)

March 2, 2017
Robert G. Wallace (University of Minnesota)
“Big Farms Make Big Flu (and Ebola and Zika)”

March 7, 2017 | Public Panel
Beyond the Incarceration State: Justice for Youth, Immigrants and all in Washington
Organized by Megan Ybarra (Geography)

March 10, 2017 | Workshop
Ethnographic Writing Workshop by Kirin Narayan (Australian National University)
Organized by Sonal Khullar (Art History)

March 24-25, 2017 | Conference
Southeast Asia Center Graduate Student Conference
Organized by Celia Lowe (Southeast Asia Center)

April 2017
Stipend and new textbooks for the Texts & Teachers program
Organized by Gary Handwerk (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

April 4, 2017 | Panel Reception
Roundtable discussion on Finding a Public, Latinx Cultural Production held at The Alice Gallery
Organized by Dan Paz (Art)

April 13, 2017
Samantha Kahn Herrick (Syracuse University)
“Bad Sources? Seeing the Middle Ages through apostolic Hagiography”
Organized by Laurie Marhoefer (History)

April 14, 2017
Markus Gabriel (Bonn University, Germany)
“Why the World Does Not Exist”
Organized by Monika Kaup (English)

April 24, 2017
Timothy Pachirat (University of Massachusetts)
“Are we all Phalaris Now? Pleasure, Pain, and (In)Visible Suffering in these Modern Times”
Organized by María Elena Garcia (Comparative History of Ideas)

May 4, 2017
Amber Jamilla Musser (Washington University)
“Carrie Mae Weems and the Question of Brown Jouissance”
Organized by Stephanie Clare (English)

May 21-23, 2017 | Conference
Spinoza & Modern Jewish Philosophy
Organized by Michael Rosenthal (Philosophy)

June 2017 | Colloquium
Sámi Colloquium
Organized by Andrew Nestingen (Scandinavian Studies)

June 15-17, 2017 | Conference
Comics and Medicine 2017 Conference
Organized by Jose Alaniz (Slavic Languages & Literature)

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