Rachel Arteaga is 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.
Language and Literature
Joe Wilson is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of English, as well as a 2020-2021 Collaborative Mellon Fellow for Reaching New Publics with Rebecca Taylor, who is a Doctoral Student in
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,
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
José Francisco Robles is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Washington. He earned a B.A. in Hispanic Literature and an M.A. in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Chile, as well as a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature at El Colegio de México in 2012.
Sarah Dowling's research and teaching focus on language politics, settler colonialism, and contemporary writing. She is especially interested in poems written between and across languages.
Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano studies early modern Ottoman intellectual history, and its connections to literature, poetry, and bureaucracy.
Susan Gaylard completed her undergraduate work in her native South Africa, before studying at Berkeley and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Prof. Gaylard focuses on the early modern period, in particular the intersection between literature and material culture.
Jeffrey Todd Knight's teaching and research focus on early modern English literature, particularly Shakespeare, and the history of books and reading.
Jesse Oak Taylor is an associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English and core faculty for the minor in Environmental Cultures and Values.
Liina-Ly Roos received her PhD from the University of Washington, and she taught at the University of Minnesota before joining the GNS. In her teaching and research, she specializes in twentieth to twenty-first century Nordic and Baltic culture with a specific focus on post-WWII and contemporary
Leila K. Norako specializes in late medieval literature and culture, with particular interests in Middle English romance, crusades literature, and matters of Otherness and alterity.
Geoffrey Turnovsky specializes in the literary and cultural history of early modern France and Europe, with an emphasis on print culture, early modern media, the profession of authorship, and on readers and publics in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Ying-Hsiu Chou's research interests focus on interdisciplinary approaches to Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture, with emphasis on genre, gender, cross-media adaptation, and transcultural encounter.
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.
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.
Gust Burns is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Washington. His dissertation examines the prohibition of human capacity through mixed readings of artistic works, Black Studies, Marxist theory, and philosophy.
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
Ping Wang is Associate Professor of Classical Chinese Literature at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interests range from history of Chinese literature, early and medieval poetics, grammar and syntax of classical Chinese, and Sinological translation.