21st Century



As Program and Events Manager, Caitlin Palo works with faculty to coordinate the material and logistical needs for bringing together scholars from on and off-campus.

Jean Dennison is a citizen of the Osage Nation and an Associate Professor of anthropology at the University of Washington.

Verena Kick’s scholarship encompasses 20th century German modernism, film, and digital humanities.

I am an Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. My scholarship is in African American Literary Studies of the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

I am the Divisional Dean of Humanities and the Milliman Endowed Chair of Humanities at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Smith is an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington.

Kenworthy's work sits at the intersections of medical anthropology, public health, and politics. She has been working and conducting research in southern Africa (Lesotho and South Africa, primarily) since 2005.

Li entered the PhD program in Cinema and Media Studies in 2019. His research, bouncing between media and environment, explores energy humanities through the approaches in media studies. He is also interested in topics in design, historiography of cinema, and social justice.

Angela Durán Real is a pre-doctoral instructor at the University of Washington, a co-director of PAGE, and a board member of the Imagining America National Advisory Board.

Katherine Morrow earned a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature in 2019. She was a visiting lecturer at Wellesley College from 2019-2021.

Nathaniel Bond's work lies in postwar Japanese literary dark humor. He is interested in those things that we laugh at despite ourselves, whether because of the setting or the material itself.

Kristina Pilz was a 2017-2018 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics. Her research is guided by her larger interest in Poetry and Poetics, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Postcolonial, as well as Race and Ethnicity Studies.

Céline Maillard was a 2018 Mellon Fellow for Reaching New Publics.

Kaelie Giffel was a 2019 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics with Caitlin

Maxine Savage is a doctoral candidate in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington. Their research explores queer history and temporality, racialized sexuality and gender, and climate and place-based discourses in contemporary Nordic literature and cinema.

Jasmine Mahmoud is Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Performance Studies at the University of Washington, with an affiliate appointment in Art History.

Nanya Jhingran is a poet, scholar, and teacher from Lucknow, India, currently living by the coastal margin of the Salish Sea, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish People upon which the city of Seattle was built.

Melanie Walsh is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Her research interests include data science, digital humanities, cultural analytics, and contemporary literature.

Jennie Baker is a doctoral student in English at the University of Washington. Their research considers the production of social difference through modes of “being human” in speculative and technological imaginaries across the Pacific.