Literary Studies



Denise Grollmus is a writer, scholar, teacher, web designer, and translator who was the Simpson Center's Communications Manager from 2018-2020. 

José Alaniz, professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies (adjunct) at the University of Washington, Seattle, has published two monographs, Komiks: Comic Art in Russia (University Press of Mississippi, 2010) and Death,

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.

Christopher B. Teuton (Cherokee Nation) is Professor in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington-Seattle.

Yomi Braester's research focuses on literary and visual practices, with emphasis on modern China and Taiwan—in architecture, advertisement, screen media, and stage arts. He inquires how texts and images form and manipulate our perception of space and history.

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.

Caitlin Postal earned her doctorate from the Department of English in 2022, where she studied Middle English literature and medieval material culture.

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

Matthew Childs is a doctoral candidate in the Department of German Studies. He joined the department in 2015 after receiving his M.A. in German and B.A. in German and Classical Civilizations at Florida State University.

Diana Molkova was a 2022-23 Society of Scholars Summer Dissertation Fellow.

Caleb holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on nineteenth-century American literature and culture, sexual violence, and the history of slavery in the United States.

Laura Gehrke (née Griffith) studies religion and feminism in Victorian novels. Her doctoral dissertation is on women's religious lives in the novels of George Eliot and Charlotte Mary Yonge. She has also worked on Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, and R.D. Blackmore.

Kelly Clemen is constantly dreaming of other worlds, if not reading, watching, writing, or trying to live them out in the world.