Affect Studies



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

I work in feminist, queer, and critical race theory. At its broadest, my research considers twentieth and twenty-first century cultural and scientific representations of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity in the Anglophone and Francophone worlds.

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.

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.

Sarah Levin-Richardson explores ancient Roman slavery and sexuality at the intersection of material culture and social history, with a 2019 book on Pompeii’s brothel (The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class, and Gender at the Margins of Roman Society), and a new monograph project called T

Megan Butler is a fourth-year doctoral candidate and instructor whose interdisciplinary work bridges English, Humanitarianisms, and Medical Humanities.