2016 Worthington Scholars Recipients Announced

The Worthington Fund was established by the late Richard and Lois Worthington to promote excellence and scholarship at UW Bothell.

As a Worthington Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Carlisle will advance her study of African and Afro-Caribbean chronic health by examining the relationship between self-reported perceived discrimination and physiological indicators of health among 50 black immigrant women in Washington State. This innovative focus on the heterogeneity within the black American population and the cross-disciplinary nature of the work holds great promise for uncovering why and how racially-related stress matters for health and health disparities.

shauna carlisle

Amaranth Borsuk, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Funding will support Dr. Borsuk's research on the history of the book as a technology, medium of communication, and cultural ideal. Her book on the subject will explore various facets of how, culturally, the book was and continues to be constructed: as a material object; an economic value; a principle of unity and coherence; a mechanism of social mediation; a public good; and a site of experimentation. This exciting scholarship has great appeal as a window into cutting-edge methodological currents in medium-specific analysis and new media aesthetics.


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