20th Century



Jessica Bachman was a 2020 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics with Katia

Hajin Jun is Assistant Professor of Korean History in the Department of History and the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She specializes in the history of modern Korea, the Japanese empire, and Christianity in East Asia.

Having completed her first book, Urbanism and Urbanity: The Spanish Bourgeois Novel and Contemporary Customs (1845-1925) (Bucknell UP) in 2013, Professor Mercer is currently finishing another book manuscript, titled An Incoherent Voyage: Spanish Cinema Pioneers, Between Technophilia

Richard Watts is associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Studies, affiliate faculty in Comparative History of Ideas, faculty director of Canadian Studies, and co-director of the

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.

Vanessa Freije is an Assistant Professor of International Studies. In 2015-2016, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the inaugural class of the Dartmouth College Society of Fellows.

My teaching and research seeks to address this, our current ecological state of affairs, through multiple lines of inquiry. In particular I have found that a remarkable group of 19th and 20th century German thinkers and writers, who through their literary writings sought to open up the imagination to a geological time scale, might help us to better understand our place in life on Earth and our unique human response-ability for the planet.

Xiaoshun Zeng is a historian of modern China, with research interests in the history of medicine and science, history of the frontiers, gender and sexuality, and studies of ethnic minority groups in China.

La TaSha Levy is a Black Studies scholar who currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington Seattle. She earned a Ph.D.

Michael Degerald uses the tools of an historian but regularly draws on elements of political science, geography, and social theory. His dissertation research explores Iraqi state discourse in the 1970s and 1980s, but he is very interested in the history of the modern Middle East more broadly.

My research focuses on migrant agricultural labor in the context of U.S. expansion. My dissertation, "Mobilizing Empire: Race, Sugar, and U.S. Colonialism across the Pacific, 1898-1934," studies the making of imperial subjects in and through the movements of labor and capital in the U.S.

Eleanor Mahoney's dissertation examines the intersection of land use, economics and state action in the late twentieth-century United States, with an emphasis on the period stretching from the Great Society to the election of Ronald Reagan.

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

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

Annie Fee is part of the Media Aesthetics research group at the University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication. During her four-year postdoctoral research fellowship she will explore the historical emergence of photogénie as a film-theoretic discourse in 1920s France.

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.

Prof. Halperin is Associate Professor of International Studies, History, and Jewish Studies, and the Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Chair in Israel Studies, at the University of Washington.

AJ's research is centered on the role of violence in twentieth-century British literature and culture. Specifically, she studies the ways in which violence is internalized and redeployed as style in acts of resistance against the forces of marginalization.

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.

Alysse Hotz earned a doctorate from the Department of English in 2022 and was a 2016-20

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.

Brendan McElmeel was a 2017-2018 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics and a 2022-2023 Society of Scholars Summer Dissertation Fellow. 

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.

Guillaume Tourniaire was a 2017-2018 Mellon Collaborative Fellows for Reaching New Publics. He has taught courses in theater history and analysis at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, and Catholic University.

Jennifer Smith was a 2018 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics. Her research examines economic development and diversification within the Muckleshoot Nation from the 1960s through the early 2000s.

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.

Anna Preus is a 2022-2023 Digital Humanities Summer Fellow.

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

Alexandra Meany is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Washington.

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.

In her second book, Bet-Shlimon studies how colonized people articulate their aspirations for liberation in places where imperial relationships at different scales overlap and intertwine.

Barbara Henry is associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and is the author of Rewriting Russia: Jacob Goridn's Yiddish Drama (UW, 2011) and co-editor, with Joel Berkowitz, of Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage: Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show

Aria's research and teaching focus on modern Persian literature and translation studies.