Current Projects

Below you'll find the webpages for all our currently funded projects. For previously funded projects, you can visit our project archive. Click on Support & Funding above for information about how to apply for project funding.

Faculty Research Collaborations

This project facilitates conversations and collective endeavors to investigate, address, and redress the UW’s implicit and complicit contributions, as a global university, to the reproduction of global hierarchies of race, gender, class, and geography.
This cluster explores humanistic approaches to AI and its impacts on historic and contemporary notions of human creativity as it pertains to writing, artistic creation, reading and interpretation, translation, and research.
Organized collaboratively by faculty in the UW School of Drama and the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics, ASAP/14 will take place October 4-7, 2023 on UW’s Seattle and Bothell campuses.
The cluster’s name draws from José Esteban Muñoz’s theorizations of minoritarian performance as “transport[ing] us across symbolic space, inserting us in a coterminous time when we witness new formations within the present and the future.”
On January 13, 2024, the Harry Bridges Center and the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest host activists, scholars, and others to present and discuss the Black Radical Tradition in honor of Jack O’Dell’s life and work.
Drawing together multifarious efforts to chip away at the dominant orders of digital life and academic work, this research cluster seeks to articulate new critical and feminist agendas for studying and confronting the problematics of datafication.
This project entails an invited lecture, a micro-seminar, and workshop and linked events that expand on two collaborative research projects: one on reproductive racial capitalism, and the other on the global history of abortion care and politics since the 1960s.
This project is part of a larger effort to create functional structures that support interdisciplinary and campus-community collaborations through participatory arts at the University of Washington.
Founded in 2019, the TSH has organized regular public lectures with practitioners and scholars of translation, colloquium series and workshops for faculty and students, and curricular initiatives at both undergraduate and graduate levels in translation and translation studies.
The Translations of Migration working conference is dedicated to a critical assessment of the way concepts representing migration are translated across different cultural contexts.

Graduate Research Clusters

This research group brings together graduate students who are interested in studying how Asian racialization occurs across borders, spaces, technologies, and cultural representations.
By focusing on the art versus craft divide, this group recognizes inequities and then identifies and implements solutions for artists, activists, curators, educators, and researchers in their respective practices.
The group has met on campus for more than thirteen years and currently hosts events that reach both academic and non-academic audiences, fosters collaboration and camaraderie among students, and promotes connections between students and faculty.
This writing and research group aims attention at the “craft” of writing to build a sense of solidarity among those engaged in intensive writing, particularly on theses or dissertations.
The Gender and Sexuality Graduate Research Cluster supports UW graduate students in a range of inquiry into gender and sexuality as social structures shaping institutions, interactions, and identities.
This Graduate Research Cluster explores settler colonialism theory, anticoloniality, Indigenous resurgence, and Indigenous feminisms, seeking to create community in the interdisciplinary space of Indigenous Studies.
This GRC explores how digital networks and platforms have transformed the way we interact with information, culture, and society.
This GRC invites researchers and allies engaging in QueerCrip-themed work who are passionate about creating community, collaborating on interdisciplinary research, peer mentoring, resource sharing, and creative strategizing to ensure our research benefits the communities we serve.
This GRC links English, drama, comparative literature, textual studies, library science, and archival exploration to gain a deeper understanding of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
This GRC produces monthly podcasts and public events to bridge Anglophone and Sinophone social science and humanities for both academics and online publics.
This GRC concentrates on emotion and affect studies, initiating thought-provoking dialogues and debates on emotion and capitalism, solitude and loneliness, affective ecologies, and affect's role in race, racism, and racial liberation.
This GRC brings together students from history, English, feminist studies, and other departments to explore influential and contemporary scholarship in cultural diaspora studies.