Reimagining the PhD Cohort

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In July 2015, the Simpson Center launched Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The conviction animating this initiative was that doctoral education, especially at a public university, must be guided by a capacious vision of its fundamental purpose: to contribute to the public good. From 2015-2021, the program prepared UW doctoral students in the humanities for this task by meaningfully connecting them to the diverse, access-oriented institutions of higher education in the Seattle District community colleges, and by supporting the development of both doctoral students’ public projects and publicly engaged graduate seminars taught by UW faculty in the humanities. Find out more about our programming below.

2016 - 2017 Scholars

Janice Moskalik looks to the right and smiles while wearing a light shirt and denim jacket.
Associate Teaching Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University
Anjuli Brekke stands in front of a tree and a landscape of houses while wearing a striped sleeveless top and a necklace.
Assistant Professor
Communication, University of Wisconsin Parkside
Alysse Hotz looks straight ahead while standing in front of a brown wall.
Technical Recruiter
Bradley Horst sits in the driver seat of a car while wearing a beanie.
Doctoral Candidate
Jacqui Pratt has blue hair and looks to the left and laughs while standing in front of a shiplapped exterior wall.
Adjunct Professor
English, Northampton Community College
Nathaniel Bond wears a blue collared shirt while sitting in a chair and looking into the camera.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Japanese, Western Washington University
Katherine Morrow wears glasses and smiles into the camera.
Assistant Professor
Film Studies, Carleton University
Headshot of Tyler Babbie
Part-Time Lecturer
Department of English
Profile image of Key MacFarlane sitting by water with an overlay of a hillside.
Doctoral Candidate
History of Consciousness Department, University of California Santa Cruz
María Elena García stands outside wearing a red scarf and grey jacket.
Comparative History of Ideas
Portrait of Louisa Mackenzie
Associate Professor
French & Italian Studies
Portrait of Gillian Harkins sitting in front of a bookcase.
Department of English
Portrait of Leigh Mercer wearing glasses and a dark jacket standing in front of a blue wall.
Associate Professor
Spanish & Portuguese Studies