Rae Paris is from Carson, California with roots extending to New Orleans. Her writing, research, teaching, and service are layered in land, memory, resistance, Black, Indigenous, and Brown futures, and love.
Adriana Vazquez joined the Classics Department at UCLA in 2017 after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Washington and my MA and BA in Classics at Stanford University (2010 and 2009, respectively).
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.
My work as a scholar and poet is united by a focus on textual materiality—from the surface of the page to the surface of language. My poetry is highly attuned to the texture of words, their resonances and slippages, often drawing on etymology and language play.
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.
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.
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.
Julie Stoverink acts as the chief financial officer for the Simpson Center.She works closely with the faculty Director, Simpson Center staff, and CAS administrative team to steward the Center’s diverse financial portfolio, including budget development, revenue forecasting, financia