Society of Scholars

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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. 

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2024 - 2025 Society of Scholars

Oya Rose Aktaş
Graduate Student
History
Danya Al-Saleh
Assistant Professor
Jackson School of International Studies
M. Aziz
Assistant Professor
American Ethnic Studies
Jennifer Baez
Assistant Professor
Art History / School of Art + Art History + Design
Jacob Beckert
Doctoral Candidate
Department of History
Bianca Dang
Assistant Professor
History
Diana Flores Ruíz
Assistant Professor
Cinema & Media Studies
Ungsan Kim
Assistant Professor
Asian Languages and Culture
Josh Reid
Associate Professor
American Indian Studies
Kyle J. Trembley
Graduate Student
Anthropology
JohnMorgan Baker
Graduate Student
English
Andreas P. Bassett stands in front of a large shrubbery while wearing a dark jacket blue shirt and tie.
Graduate Student
English
Anne Duncan
Graduate Student
English
Kathleen Escarcha
Graduate Student
English
medium close-up of Yandong. He is on the left of the frame in a black t-shirt looking at the camera. To the right is a light flare form the setting sun, while the background shows buildings and a park.
Graduate Student
Cinema & Media Studies
Eric Villiers
Graduate Student
School of Drama

2023 - 2024 Society of Scholars Fellow

Picture of Christina Yuen Zi Chung wearing a black shirt while standing in front of foliage.

Christina Yuen Zi Chung (she/her/hers)

Doctoral Candidate

At the Seams of the World: Gender and Decoloniality in Hong Kong Contemporary Art

At the Seams of the World examines the overlooked relationship between gender and decoloniality in Hong Kong that is visualized through transcultural and translingual examinations of contemporary art. Countering the marginal status of gender-related discourse in Hong Kong, this project unearths its political centrality by relating gender to Hong Kong’s colonial conditions and articulates how contemporary art visualizes decolonial practices of gender—illuminating alternative horizons for a city at the heart of global, competing capitalisms.