Christian Anderson, Lauren Berliner, Amaranth Borsuk, Sarah Dowling, and Yolanda Padilla win Simpson Center awards

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December 24, 2014 - IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Lauren Berliner, Sarah Dowling, Amaranth Borsuk, and Yolanda Padilla received funding for projects through the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities.  Anderson and Padilla won research fellowships as part of the Center’s Society of Scholars program.  Both will be working on book manuscripts: West Side Stories: Everyday life, Precarious Hegemony, and the Production of Space on a New York City Street (Anderson) and  Revolutionary Subjects: The Mexican Revolution and the Transnational Emergence of Mexican American Literature and Culture, 1910-1959 (Padilla).  Berliner was awarded a Collaboration Studio grant to partner with Nora Kenworthy on Producing a Worthy Illness: The Visual, Moral, and Financial Economies of Crowdfunding for Health Crises.  Dowling and Borsuk lead a team that included IAS PIP Fellow Gregory Laynor on the successful nomination of Lauren Berlant as a Katz Distinguished Lecturer.