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

The 2022 Curatorial Colloquium will provide a forum for curators of Native American and First Nations art collections to discuss issues of ethical exhibition practices, protocols of care, access, and collaboration. This will be a seminar-style colloquium for both emerging...
This colloquium advances crucial conversations on world language and literature through an interdisciplinary speaker series focused on issues of race, identity, colonialism, and migration within a broad European context.
The purpose of this seminar is to provide faculty with a structured setting to reflect, talk about what experiences may be available in retirement, and explore the steps needed to ensure those experiences will be positive.
This project supports a range of activities around the screening of “Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust,” a film by Japanese American director Ann Kaneko. The film is about the Manzanar concentration camp in California and the dispossession of the...
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 working conference on Indigenous borderlands in North America will support members in workshoping papers with the UW community as we prepare an edited volume for publication. The overall cross-disciplinary project strives to indigenize our approach to the borderlands and...
This research cluster provides a collaborative and communitarian inquiry into Minoritarian Performance. The cluster will bring together scholars across our campuses to think about archives, theories, methods, and practices in dialogue with minoritarian performance to understand, interrogate, and amplify those...
This symposium will initiate the development of “the Sound Collaboratory,” a research project that will bring together faculty and students to create new creative partnerships on and off campus. The Sound Practices Symposium will convene established scholars as well as...
Based on a 2018 Simpson Center workshop, this edited volume rethinks the history of the human sciences by expanding its critical lens theoretically and geographically. It explores histories of knowledge creation and ethics in the encounters between human scientists and...
We believe that focusing on undergraduate curricula ensures the achievement of the Translation Studies Hub’s central goal: the increase, across the university, of translation literacy—the cultivation of a toolkit that enables the critical foregrounding of the power dynamics, social processes...
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.

Graduate Research Clusters

The activities specific to this research cluster entail three events over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year. Each quarter, a scholar will be invited to virtually present on a topic that relates to autoethnography. This method seeks to counter...
Founded in 2020, the Critical Humanities in Medical Education (CHIME) initiative unites a coalition of graduate students dedicated to raising critical consciousness in medical education.
Our research group brings together graduate students who are interested in studying how Asian racialization occurs across borders, spaces, technologies, and cultural representations. It maps out the constellation of diverse theoretical orientations and methodologies that interrogate Asian racialization. By tracing...
This interdisciplinary colloquium is for graduate students working broadly within the performing arts. The research cluster will attend live theatre together and meet to discuss the selected viewings as a group. We believe this colloquium will result in scholarly publications...
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.
Participants in this salon will practice a discussion-based approach to examining subjects related to the field of genomics and, more broadly, modern biology.
Our holistic study of textiles includes the cultural and theoretical implications of textile crafts and objects, studies in aesthetics, adornment, and materiality, gendered labor, linguistic and literary poetics, among others.
Centered on a monthly reading group, this research cluster brings together graduate students from across campus to discuss scholarship on human emotions, compile a collective bibliography for further study, and hold a capstone event in spring that connects participants to...
Our research cluster brings together students from English, Education, Geography, and other departments to explore influential and contemporary scholarship in cultural diaspora studies. We will focus on the social, cultural, economic, and political implications of transnational settlements of Filipinx peoples...