Current Projects

Below you'll find the webpages for all our currently funded projects. For previously funded projects, you can visit our project archive.

See our Funding & Support pages (linked above) for more about how to apply for project funding.
This research cluster seeks to develop practices of intentional kin-making across Black, Indigenous, and Diasporic communities by explicitly engaging abolition as a practice that builds up non-punitive and non-hierarchical forms of knowledge production.
This symposium focuses on contemporary Andean feminisms, particularly the “art-law” collaborations that have been a component of many struggles for transformation in the region.
C.O.M.R.A (Conjecture, Other, Meet, Reckon, Acknowledge) gathers a group of international graduate students who are interested in decentering narratives around theatre, cinema, performance, visual arts, literature, and creative writing. C.O.M.R.A seeks to acknowledge and to suture existing erasures while challenging...
CHIME (Critical Humanities & Interdisciplinary Medical Education) will unite a coalition of graduate students dedicated to raising critical consciousness in medical education. Through a series of forums about foundational medical humanities literature and workshops producing concrete interventions for medical training...
Graduate students from CMS and the iSchool work together to create an inaugural joint graduate conference in media technologies, which will be held in spring 2022 on the UW Seattle campus. The conference pioneers innovative approaches across media and information...
Scholar-activists convene from across UW to share work, workshop writing, and develop inter- and cross-disciplinary capacity for relationally grounded graduate student work in the field of Racial Capitalism. Participants sharpen their thinking in conversation with each other and pool resources...
This colloquium advances crucial conversations on world language and literature study on the UW Seattle campus through an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental speaker series focused on issues of race, identity, colonialism, and migration within a broad European context. These trans- or postnational...
By focusing on disability studies, this group recognizes inequities and then identifies and implements solutions for artists, activists, curators, educators, and researchers in their respective practices. In particular, participants examine issues of accessibility in visual and material cultures within academic...
Graduate students from English, Art History, Comparative Literature, French & Italian Studies, German Studies, and other departments who research aspects of global middle modernity have met on campus for more than ten years. Activities emphasize hosting various events to foster...
Academic writing is often thought of and experienced as a process of (self-)isolation; however, graduate students and writers do not always and should not have to feel the same way. This writing and research group aims attention at the “craft”...
Participants in this research cluster share the common aim of creating a supportive intellectual community that encourages a variety of rigorous work related to the topics of gender and sexuality. The cluster, established in 2014, has five goals: creating and...
A tri-campus trans studies research cluster that brings together cross-disciplinary scholars, artists, and leaders in conversation around the intersections between critical trans studies and trans knowledge production both inside and outside of the academy.
This writing group offers a supportive, low-stakes environment to facilitate work on dissertation drafts. Participants discuss research and writing strategies but also provide solicited feedback to one another to support success as interdisciplinary scholars of misrepresented populations and regions. Key...
Graduate students interested in translation, regardless of their disciplinary homes, create a forum to support one another. Participants emphasize strategies for making their voices collectively heard in the development of translation studies-related curricula, events, and programming at the UW, as...
This conference and colloquium series seeks to advance understanding of incarceration as a global phenomenon by examining histories of carceral practices in Asia, the Near East, Africa and South America and decentering the Western and nation-state centric framework of prison...
This inter-campus, interdisciplinary, and international research collaboration explores the politics of global partnerships and knowledge production within international education. The project centers global research collaborators who simultaneously play the roles of researchers and activists, as well as instructors and program...
This coalition of graduate students examines human textile history by building interdisciplinary networks and facilitating communication on shared themes. Approaches include holistically studying textiles to focus not only on the production tools and techniques but also on textile crafts and...
“Unthinkable Films” draws together UW faculty members to develop short documentary films that speak and theorize our planet’s cataclysmic, unpredictable, or unprecedented future. This project launches with visual translation workshops on turning text-based humanistic scholarship into compelling visual and digital...
The Translation Studies Hub at the University of Washington aims to further coalesce interest in translation on campus and beyond by building on existing and emergent faculty and graduate student research projects, courses, and initiatives.