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

Cricket Keating is an Associate Professor in the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies Department. Her research is in the areas of political theory, decolonial politics, popular education and critical pedagogy, queer politics, transnational feminist theory, and technofeminism.

Dr. Dahya’s research explores the social and cultural context of digital media production and use with a focus on learning contexts and non-dominant communities.

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

As a Mellon Fellow for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities, Janice spent much of 2015-16 at Seattle Central College, shadowing a mentor, William Harms, PhD, in teaching classes and developing a new course for two-year colleges, “Philosophy for Children.”

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

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.

Anna Bates was a 2020 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics with Erika

Andreas P. Bassett is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, where he studies early modern literature and book history.

Sarah Moore is a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington, where she studies late medieval romance and early modern drama.

Kate Krieg serves as the Executive Director of Guided Pathways at Seattle Central College. Guided Pathways is the student success framework for Washington State's 34 community and technical colleges.

Larry Cushnie is a tenured faculty member at South Seattle College teaching political science and a faculty coordinator for the social science and cannabis programs.

Steph Hankinson is tenured faculty in Humanities, Drama, and English at South Seattle College. She teaches a wide range of courses on global/US film, intercultural communication, performance studies, interdisciplinary Humanities, as well as the full suite of English composition courses.

Anthony has been a philosophy instructor at the Seattle Colleges since 2015. He has also been a part of the UW Mellon Fellowship For Reaching New Publics since 2018.

Anna Hackman (anna/she/they) is a faculty member in the Humanities at Seattle Central College. Anna has been a faculty member at SCC for 8 years, and grounds their work in critical pedagogy and sees education as a liberation project.

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.

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