Society of Scholars
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars
2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars Fellow
Ariana Ochoa Camacho (she/her/hers)
Sensuous Colombianidades: Racial Performance and Transnationalism in New York City
The book project Sensuous Colombianidades examines experiences of belonging in the everyday experiences of Colombian immigrants through their felt, embodied, and affective experience. This project examines migrants’ cultural displays as recontextualized as created in tension with their experiences of exclusion. Through an examination of the small dramas of migrant lives, or the performative, this book documents contradictory and powerful social forces shaping immigrant life in contemporary New York City to highlight how citizenship is a naturalized and embodied performance.