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This research cluster brings together faculty and graduate students for critical and cross-disciplinary conversations and activities concerning the cultural, political, and economic situation of Palestine and its framing in U.S. academic and public spheres.
A tri-campus trans studies research cluster that brings together cross-disciplinary scholars, artists, and leaders in conversation around the intersections between critical trans studies and trans knowledge production both inside and outside of the academy.
This research cluster seeks to develop practices of intentional kin-making across Black, Indigenous, and Diasporic communities by engaging abolition as a practice that builds up non-punitive and non-hierarchical forms of knowledge production.
Across the Americas, visual artists reveal the limitations of official state-authorized “truth and reconciliation” projects and the importance of including everyday people in the work of memory and protest.
Textual studies encompasses a broad set of disciplinary fields, techniques, and skills which seek to better understand the nature of texts. These include editing, bibliography, archival research, historical and literary scholarship, and the digital humanities.
Following scholarship on intersectionality, a particularly powerful analytic tool for understanding identity formation and experience, we argue that species can be added to—and can intersect with—gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality, to better understand how vectors of power and privilege are formed and how we might start to shift them in the direction of greater social justice.
This project facilitates conversations and collective endeavors to investigate, address, and redress the UW’s implicit and complicit contributions, as a global university, to the reproduction of global hierarchies of race, gender, class, and geography.
This cluster explores humanistic approaches to AI and its impacts on historic and contemporary notions of human creativity as it pertains to writing, artistic creation, reading and interpretation, translation, and research.
This project entails an invited lecture, a micro-seminar, and workshop and linked events that expand on two collaborative research projects: one on reproductive racial capitalism, and the other on the global history of abortion care and politics since the 1960s.
The cluster’s name draws from José Esteban Muñoz’s theorizations of minoritarian performance as “transport[ing] us across symbolic space, inserting us in a coterminous time when we witness new formations within the present and the future.”