IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

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Six IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the fall 2016 funding round.  Shannon Cram received a research fellowship as a member of the Society of Scholars to complete her book manuscript, “Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility.”  José Fusté, Jade Power-Sotomayor, and Dan Berger were all awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships.   Fusté and Jade Power-Sotomayor will work on “The Bomba Wiki Project: Oral, Aural, and Corporeal History and Community-Making through Bomba Music and Dance,” while Berger will focus on the development of a digital “Northwest Prison Archive.”  Johanna Crane, along with Lynn Thomas (History, UW Seattle) and Nora Kenworthy (Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell), won funding for a Collaboration Studio Grant on “The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Global Health Partnerships in Africa.”  Finally, Ben Gardner led a successful proposal to bring Paul Farmer to the UW for a Katz Distinguished Lectureship in 2017-18.  Congratulations, everyone!