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Conference Travel Funding

As part of its sponsorship of the Certificate, the Simpson Center makes available some limited conference travel funding for CPS fellows.

Conference funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The yearly funding cycle extends from July 1 through June 1.

To insure some distribution of funds across the program, we offer small grants of up to $500, based on total conference costs. Requests will be assessed by the Certificate directors. Priority will be given to engaged and collaborative work (with other fellows, faculty, or community partners), to presentation in interdisciplinary venues, and to fellows who are active in the certificate.

To request funding please send an email inquiry to Miriam Bartha, Associate Director.

Elective Course Archive

Current Quarter - Fall 2011

ENGL 556: Cultural Studies: "Queer Studies in a Global Frame."
Instructor, Chandan Reddy. Tues: 5:30-8:20 pm, Savery 167.

Spring 2011

  • BCULST 586 Topics in Arts and Cultural Policy: Arts in Seattle (5)
    Instructor: JoLynn Edwards M 5:45-10:00 pm, UW2 211
    Examines the visual and performing arts in the Seattle area through visits to local museums, theatre spaces, and other cultural sites and the literature of the sociology of culture and from cultural economics. Considers issues of arts production and consumption, arts audiences, work in the arts, support for the arts, a place for the arts within a specific community, and benefits of arts-based community development.
  • BCULST 595 Cultural Studies Skills Workshop in Grantwriting and Grantsmanship (2)
    Instructor: Peter Drury. Meets  4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 9:30-2:00 PM.
    Provides the opportunity to develop applied skills relevant to professional careers in social, cultural, and arts fields; emphasizes hands-on problem solving, case studies, and actual practice.
  • DANCE 536 Integrated Dance, History and Method (3)
    Instructor: Jurg Koch TTh 2:30-4:20 pm, Meany 266.
    This applied dance class requires no dance experience but considerable writing. Looks at the implications and opportunities of working with diversity, including methodologies for inclusion. Covers practice and theory; examines teaching as research in an emerging field of practice and study. Meets with DANCE 336.
  • HUM 596B/DRAMA 599C Rebuilding Culture Reclaiming Identity through Performance (5)
    Instructors: Shannon Dudley, Odai Johnson, Jurg Koch, Theresa Ronquillo, Tikka Sears.W 2:00-5:00 pm
    Introduces students to diverse methodologies of developing, documenting, archiving, and accessing performance and the cultural memory behind it.
  • WOM 503 Feminist Methods (5)
    Instructor: Amanda Swarr MW 1:30‐3:20 pm
    Explores appropriate research methodologies for interdisciplinary work. Asks how scholarship is related to feminism as a social movement and to the institutions in which we work. Focuses on how similar objects of study are constituted in different disciplines for feminist scholars.

Winter 2011

  • BCULST 582 Approaches to Performance-based Research, Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren
  • BCULST 589 Development & Globalization, Ben Gardner
  • BCULST 593 Non-Profit Organizations, Elizabeth Thomas
  • BCULST 584 Media & Representation, Susan Harewood
  • COM 563 Black Cultural Studies, Ralina Joseph
  • WOM526 The Study of Lives in Feminist Research: Narrative and Visual Approaches, Sasha Su-Ling Welland

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