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.

2018 - 2019 Scholars

Angela Durán Real holds a pink fan while standing in front of water.
Doctoral Candidate
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
A portrait of Marcus Johnson standing in front of tress wearing a black shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
A close-up portrait of Jennifer Smith standing in front of a bookcase.
Doctoral Candidate
A close up image of cherry blossoms.
Doctoral Candidate
A close up portrait of Céline Maillard wearing a hat and red scarf.
Part-time Lecturer
French & Italian Studies
Picture of Julian Barr wearing glasses and a grey shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Geography
Joe Concannon stands in front of a tree wearing a gray sweater.
Part-time Lecturer
Department of English
Portrait of Rich Watts
Associate Professor
French & Italian Studies
Portrait of Amanda Doxtater
Assistant Professor
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Yomi Braester wears a black jacket in front of a white wall.
Professor, Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities
Cinema & Media Studies