Reimagining the PhD Cohort

Reimagining the PhD Big Image

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.

2017 - 2018 Scholars

Brendan McElmeel stands on a rooftop wearing a dark shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
Zhenzhen He-Weatherford wears glasses, a black shirt, and a pink cardigan.
Assistant Professor
English, Bellevue College
Kristina Pilz wears a white shirt and black jacket while standing in front of a white wall.
Localization Specialist
Blueprint Technologies
Kyle Kubler stands in front of a brick wall wearing a light jacket.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Journalism Media & Democracy
Guillaume Tourniaire stands in front of a blurred out doorway wearing a suit and tie.
Theater History, Cornish College of the Arts
Portrait of alma khasawnih
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Monica Cortés Viharo stands in front of a white wall wearing a turquoise colored shirt.
American Ethnic Studies
Lauren Drakopulos stands in front of a body of water while wearing a blue button up shirt.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Global Development, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
P. Joshua Griffin sits in front of a gray wall wearing glasses, a blue shirt, and a dark jacket.
Assistant Professor
School of Marine and Environmental Affairs; Department of American Indian Studies
Portrait of Carmen Gonzalez wearing glasses and standing in front of trees.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Stephen Groening looking at a computer monitor
Associate Professor
Cinema & Media Studies
Portrait of Regina Yung Lee wearing glasses and sitting in front of a light wall.
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies