Jennifer M. Bean is Robert Jolin Osborne Professor of Cinema and Media Studies. She is Associate Chair of Cinema and Media Studies, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies.
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.
Louisa Mackenzie grew up in Scotland and did their graduate work in Berkeley, California before moving to the UW in 2002. They have research interests in early modern and contemporary French culture, ecocriticism, Animal Studies, and gender studies.
Xin Peng is a Ph.D.
Jenna Grant is a cultural anthropologist working in the fields of medical anthropology and medical humanities; feminist and postcolonial science and technology studies (STS); visual anthropology; and Southeast Asia Studies.
Olivia Noble Gunn is Assistant Professor and the Sverre Arestad Endowed Chair in Norwegian Studies in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Taylor Soja is a historian of modern Britain who specializes in the histories of war, gender, and empire. Her dissertation examines the lives of a wide variety of British men and women who directly experienced multiple wars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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.
Rachel is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Washington and a teaching assistant in English and American Ethnic Studies. She completed her BA in English and received an MA in Digital Humanities from University College London.
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.
alma khasawnih was a 2017-2018 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics. alma researches access to the street in post-colonial and settler-colonial nation-states as a site of understanding and articulating access to citizenship.
Sonnet Retman is a literary scholar who works on African American literature and culture. Her work explores how narrative produces race as it intersects with constructions of gender, sexuality and class. She is particularly interested in analyzing the meanings of racial representations as they
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.
Juliet Shields works on the on the intersections among nationality, gender, and race in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and American literature.
Sara Goering is Professor of Philosophy, Core Faculty for the Program on Ethics, and the Disability Studies Program. She is adjunct in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities. She co-leads the ethics thrust at the UW Center for Neurotechnology.
Sarah Choi is 2022-2023 Digital Humanities Summer Fellow.
Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist and performer whose research focus is on Black women's creative production and our use of visual art, literature, and music to develop feminist thought.
Linh Thuy Nguyễn specializes in Asian American and Southeast Asian American cultural studies, immigration and refugee studies and US militarism and race. She completed her PhD at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Ethnic Studies.
Cleo Woelfle-Erskine’s research focuses on human relations to rivers and their multi-species inhabitants.
As the Administrative Assistant for the Simpson Center, Kalia supports the center’s operational integrity by managing the general occupation and maintenance of offices and event spaces; assisting the Administrator with fiscal processing; and facilitating internal and exter
Sofia Huerter was a 2019 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics with Justin Lawson
Kaelie Giffel was a 2019 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics with Caitlin
Samantha Thompson is a feminist urban geographer and doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her dissertation explores the role of care in housing through an examination of the history of tenant protections in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.
Afroditi Psarra is an interdisciplinary artist and Assistant Professor of Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the body as an interface of control.
Audrey Desjardins is an interaction design researcher who speculatively and critically examines how people live with technology. She designs interactive artifacts and systems that reimagine the familiar co-existence of humans and things, often in the mundane space of a home.
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.
nanya jhingran is a poet, editor & scholar 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).
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