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Victoria Lawson

A Crisis of Care and a Crisis of Borders: Towards Caring Citizenship
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 110

An internationally-respected feminist geographer, Victoria Lawson’s research focuses on how human relations have been altered by new modes of mobility, technology, and inequality...

Summer Research Consortium Fellows

The Biological Futures cohort of faculty and graduate fellows meet during Summer term.

B/ordering Violence Speakers and Themes

Spring Quarter 2013:
Indigenous Perspectives on Political Boundaries

April 11-12, 2013

B/ordering Violence: Boundaries, Gender, Indigeneity in the Americas

The 2012-2013 University of Washington Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the Borderlands builds upon the work of a multi-year, multidisciplinary collective. The Sawyer Seminar undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of Borderlands, understood as the contact zones, imagined geographies, and discourses that produce both order and violence.

Danny Hoffman

The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Based on his ethnographic research with militia groups in Sierra Leone and Liberia during those countries’ recent civil wars, as well as the anthropology of violence, interdisciplinary security studies, and contemporary critical theory, Danny Hoffman considers how young men are made available for violent labor on the battlefields and in the diamond mines, rubber plantations, and other unregulated industries of West Africa.

Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

Created in collaboration by the UW’s Undergraduate Research Program and the Simpson Center, the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities provides twenty competitively-selected undergraduates an intensive opportunity to engage in primary interdisciplinary research.

Susannah Gottlieb

For History and Against Grand Narratives: From W. H. Auden’s Reflections on Freud to His “Homage to Clio”
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 4:00pm
Communications 120

Susannah Gottlieb is Associate Chair and Professor of English at Northwestern University, where she directs the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and Workshop.

Bruce Robbins

The Beneficiary: Cosmopolitanism and Inequality
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 4:00pm
Communications 120

Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities in the department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships at the Simpson Center are often tied to and supported by special grant initiatives.

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