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.
Akanksha Misra received her Ph.D. in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies from the University of Washington in 2020. Her doctoral dissertation research explored the creation of gendered and sexual citizenship through bodies of teachers and children in schools in India and Turkey.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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