Projects

The following are some examples of faculty/student collaborative public scholarship projects:

Black Cultural Studies/Northwest African American Museum (Winter 2013)

CPS faculty contact: Ralina Joseph
CPS fellow contacts: Maurice Dolbery, Melanie Hernandez

With a Certificate in Public Scholarship course development grant from the Simpson Center, Ralina Joseph (Communication) will collaborate with Maurice Dolberry (Education) and Melanie Hernandez (English), and NAAM staff members Chieko Phillips, Leilani Lewis, and deputy director Brian Carter to pilot a project-based version of her Black Cultural Studies class, and to lay foundations for a sustainable partnership between NAAM and the graduate and undergraduate sections of this annual course.  Learn more about the Northwest African American Museum.

Transformative Education Behind Bars

CPS faculty contact: Gillian Harkins
CPS fellow contacts: Anne Dwyer, Melanie Hernandez, Sasha Lotas

TEBB partners non-profit and higher-education educators to create the agendas and coalitions that make transformative education behind bars possible. Gathering educators across University of Washington departments and schools, regional institutions of higher education (community colleges, state colleges, and private colleges), and local non‐profits, TEBB participants are researching and assessing current prison‐based education efforts as well as developing and piloting relevant and flexible curriculum to be delivered to populations behind bars in Washington State.

Intangible Effects (no. 1)

CPS faculty contact: Tad Hirsch

Intangible Effects (no. 1) is an interactive installation that enables viewers to explore the soundscape of Seattle’s Yesler Terrace neighborhood. It is on view at the Frye Art Museum's Moment Magnitude [Mw] exhibition (winter 2013).  

Yesler Terrace is a public housing development in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Built between 1941-1943, it was Washington State’s first public housing development, and the first racially integrated public housing development in the United States. It is by all accounts a vibrant community and one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods. Earlier this year, Seattle City Council approved a plan to demolish Yesler Terrace to make way for new, mixed-income development – a controversial plan necessitating the displacement of Yesler Terrace’s approximately 1200 residents.

The Women Who Rock Project

CPS faculty contacts: Michelle Habell-Pallan, Sonnet Retman
CPS fellow contacts: Monica De La Torre, Elyse Gordon, Nicole Robert

WWRP explores and develops collective archive building that documents women's bridging of music and activism to create music scenes that anchor social justice movements. Developed in partnership with, and hosted by the University of Washington Libraries Digital Initiative Program, the WWRP Digital Archive brings together scholars, musicians, digital media-producers, and activists in project-based scholarship that explores the politics of performance, social identities and material access in grassroots music scenes and cultures.