Executive Board

Gillian HarkinsGillian Harkins
(Associate Professor, English)
Harkins research explores modern and contemporary American literature through lenses of feminist, queer, and critical race theories. She has coordinated Transformative Education Behind Bars, a project that invites UW scholars to collaborate with educators at community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and correctional facilities to expand educational access for incarcerated students. Harkins received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Ron KrabillRon Krabill
(Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)
Through his research, Krabill explores mass media and its impact on social life and action, teaching and learning, and the digital and public humanities. He received his doctorate in Sociology & Historical Studies from the New School for Social Research.
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Ted Mack
(Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Literature)
Mack teaches modern Japanese-language literature and culture. His research concerns the construction of authority in the Japanese publishing industry and the flow of literary works throughout the larger Japanese linguistic community. Current work focuses on role of literature in the Japanese diaspora and the circulation of literary texts across Tokyo and São Paulo.
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Michael ShapiroMichael Shapiro
(Divisional Dean of Humanities; Professor, Asian Languages & Literature)
Shapiro teaches and publishes in the areas of Hindi language & literature, and Indo-Aryan languages & linguistics. His current research projects include a book-length study on the structure and history of the Hindi language; studies on the linguistic structure and rhetorical structures of early New Indo-Aryan texts; and work on aspects of early Sikh scripture. Shapiro received in Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
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Janelle Taylor
(Associate Professor, Anthropology)
Taylor is a sociocultural anthropologist who uses ethnographic methods to study health, illness, medical education, medical technology, and medical practice. Her current research focuses on dementia care as well as standardization and assessment in U.S. medical education and practice.  She received her doctorate from University of Chicago.
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Lynn ThomasLynn Thomas
(Professor, History)
Thomas is a historian of politics and gender in twentieth-century Africa. Her current research project focuses on a transnational history of skin lighteners centered in South Africa that extends throughout southern and east Africa and the United States. She received her doctorate from the University of Michigan.
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James TweedieJames Tweedie
(Associate Professor, Comparative Literature & Cinema Studies)
Tweedie’s areas of interest include globalization, modernist cinema, and twentieth-century film history. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
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Kathleen WoodwardKathleen Woodward
(Director, Simpson Center; Professor, English)
Woodward teaches and publishes in the areas of American literature, women studies, and aging and technology. Woodward received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.
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