Rachel Arteagais Associate Director of the Simpson Center and Associate Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, a public scholarship program generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
I work in feminist, queer, and critical race theory. At its broadest, my research considers twentieth and twenty-first century cultural and scientific representations of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity in the Anglophone and Francophone worlds.
Dr. Dian Million (Tanana Athabascan) has been teaching in AIS since 2002. Dian Million’s most recent research explores the politics of mental and physical health with attention to affect as it informs race, class, and gender in Indian Country.
Professor Jang Wook Huh specializes in ethnic American and comparative literatures, with an emphasis on modern cross-cultural exchanges in transpacific circuits. He is currently working on a book that examines the literary and cultural connections between black liberation struggles in the U.S.
Chandan Reddy is Associate Professor in the departments of the Comparative History of Ideas and the Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. His book, Freedom With Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S.
Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva is an associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Washington-Seattle. She graduated magna cum laude from the Universidad de Puerto Rico - Río Piedras with a B.A. in History. She holds an M.A.
Jordana Bailkin is a scholar of modern Britain and empire who has been dedicated to exploring the global dimensions of British studies and participating in scholarly and public conversations about Britain’s shifting status in the world.
Darren Byler was a postdoctoral researcher in the ChinaMade project at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his PhD from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington in 2018 and is currently Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University.
James Gregory's research and teaching center on four aspects of 20th century United States history: (1) labor history, particularly the history of American radicalism; (2) regionalism, both the West and the South; (3) race and civil rights history; (4) migration, especially inside the United Stat
Sonnet Retman is a literary scholar who works on African American literature and culture. Her work explores how narrative produces race as it intersects with constructions of gender, sexuality and class. She is particularly interested in analyzing the meanings of racial representations as they
C. R. Grimmer is a poet and scholar from Southeast Michigan's Metro-Detroit area. C. R. received their Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Washington (UW) as well as their M.F.A. in Creative Writing and M.A.
Devin E. Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies, Associate Professor of History, and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. From New Jersey, Dr.
Lise Lalonde's doctoral work in French Studies from the University of Washington focused on issues of equity and social justice, particularly on the role of race in the construction of French identity.
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.
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.
Samantha Thompson is a feminist urban geographer and doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her dissertation explores the role of care in housing through an examination of the history of tenant protections in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.
Justin Randolph is Assistant Professor of History at Texas State University. An ACLS Fellow for academic year 2022-2023, he joins the Simpson Center to finish his first book on policing and resistance in rural America.
Douglas S. Ishii is an assistant professor in the Department of English, where he teaches classes in Asian American literature and culture, U.S. multiethnic literatures, queer of color critique, and cultural studies methods and theory. He received his Ph.D.