Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities
University of Washington

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Kathleen Woodward Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English

Associate Director

Rachel Arteaga


Julie Stoverink


One of the largest and most comprehensive humanities centers in the United States, the University of Washington’s Simpson Center for the Humanities is known internationally for its initiatives in public scholarship and the digital humanities as well as for its widespread support for collaborative interdisciplinary inquiry. It serves a broad-based academic research mission supporting four objectives: 1. Crossdisciplinary research and inquiry among UW faculty and graduate students, 2. Initiatives in the humanities at the leading edge of change, 3. Innovative study at the graduate level, 4. Scholarship that reaches audiences beyond the academy.