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Simpson Center for the Humanities


Meeting of the Black Embodiments Studio


The Simpson Center offers courses at the graduate level that reflect its commitments to crossdisciplinary research, digital humanities, and public scholarship.

These courses are typically one-credit, credit/no credit, allowing students to fit them into regular departmental coursework. They are frequently structured around the work of a visiting speaker, letting students grow familiar with a speaker's work and deepening the possibility of real exchange while they are here.

HUM Course Development Form - Learn about proposing a Simpson Center HUM course.


Fall 2020: We are carefully monitoring the University of Washington guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation as we prepare for Fall 2020. At present, we are planning to meet in person, but we will adjust as necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our community. Should we need to cancel or alter the course meetings, we will provide adequate notice to potential participants. 

Spring 2020


Winter 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

  • On Feminism and Capitalism: A Microseminar on the Work of Nancy Fraser
  • The Black Embodiments Studio
  • Translation and Its Publics

Winter 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Winter 2018

Fall 2017