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.
2023 - 2024 Society of Scholars
2023 - 2024 Society of Scholars Fellow
Ralina L. Joseph (she/her/hers)
Interrupting Privilege: The Promises and Perils of Talking Race and Fighting Racism
Interrupting Privilege: Radical Listening, Talking Race and Fighting Racism provides transformative solutions for the national problem of racial hurt. Our anger, guilt, inability to listen, and refusal to speak to each other get in the way of connecting authentically across race. Interrupting Privilege teaches readers how to both share and listen to others’ racial hurt and then connects those stories to structures and histories of racial discrimination; the book guides readers to recognize their own positions of discrimination and power, and how to construct meaningful action steps for change.