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November 13, 2019
There comes a moment when analyzing and understanding the complexity of what currently is limits the possibilities of what could be.  In June, five professors and 20 students came together for this year’s Summer Institute of the Arts and the Humanities (SIAH), “Creating Alternate Worlds.” The professors consisted of Phillip Thurtle and Nat Mengist from CHID, Tyler Fox from CHID and HCED, and Audrey Desjardins and Heidi Biggs from... Read more
A group portrait of Comparative History of Ideas faculty and staff beneath cherry blossoms in the quad, holding signs that say, "question. critique. create."
June 6, 2019
Alumni The CHID Alumni Advisory Board welcomed two new members, Marie Shimada (‘14) and Karan Grewal (‘16), and is saying farewell to longtime member Sunshine Eversull (‘06). Welcome aboard, Marie and Karan, and thank you for your many years of service, Sunny! The board is excited to launch their new Alumni Mentorship Program to connect current students and recent graduates... Read more
June 6, 2019
I was a chiddie from day one. Seriously, the first class of the first day of my first year at UW, I walked into Prof. Christina Wygant’s class on feminism in literature. I knew within a few weeks that I wanted to be a part of whatever Christina was a part of, and anyone else who has ever had the pleasure of being her student knows the exact care and passion she teaches with. Thankfully, she’s not the only one. Anyone who has ever taken a CHID class at all knows that there’s something unique and... Read more
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June 6, 2019
We’re Lydia Heberling and Sebastián López Vergara and we’re both thrilled to be the CLIP fellows for next year! Lydia: My home department is English and my dissertation focuses on aesthetic and formal innovations in American Indian and Pacific Indigenous literatures, with an emphasis on the literatures and arts of California Indigenous peoples. I also dabble in the world of critical surf studies, where I focus on the intersection of Indigenous and feminist studies in surf culture. I am... Read more
Izumi and Nat
June 5, 2019
An interview from the rooftop bar of the Graduate Hotel, featuring Izumi Tiara Nance—junior in Comparative History of Ideas & Community, Environment, and Planning. Izumi reflects on the experience of facilitating the CHID 496A Spring Focus Group titled, "Eroding Positionalities: Foundations and Infiltrations of White Supremacy in Higher Education,” and looks forward to future focus group ideas! By Nat Mengist, CHID Outreach Coordinator. Nat: So, you've been doing this awesome... Read more
Phillip Thurtle at Table
June 5, 2019
Calling All Alumni! On the 23rd and 24th of May, CHID celebrated its 40th Anniversary. This remarkable occasion brought together alumni, students, faculty, and staff (including faculty and staff who no longer work in CHID!) to discuss the role of CHID in today’s political climate and celebrate the accomplishments of CHID students and alumni. We intently listened to Kathleen Belew (Assistant Professor in History at University of Chicago) present on her new book,... Read more
Anu Taranath
June 4, 2019
In Ghana recently, I became friends with Hasan, a man who ran a small business near where I stayed. For the first few days when I'd walk by, we'd greet each other silently with nods as proximally related strangers often do. One day after hearing me talk with someone, he waved me toward his stall. "You speak English very well," he said admiringly. "Tell me from where you come." I replied, "I live in America.” He thought for a moment, and then said, "Yes, you live in a rich land.” A few moments... Read more
Screenshot of The CHID Store merchandise
May 22, 2019
As part of CHID's 40th Anniversary and departmentalization, we are excited to announce the launch of The CHID Store, where you can now purchase CHID merchandise! Along with the opportunity to wear CHID swag, all proceeds from your purchase will be donated to our Friends of CHID Fund. The Friends of CHID Fund supports our innovative and transformative... Read more
A portrait of Dr. Kathleen Belew alongside the cover of her new book, Bring the War Home (2018)
May 14, 2019
Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00 – 9:00 PM in HUB 145 CHID’s 40th Anniversary Keynote & Reception To register for this event, please visit the event page. Kathleen Belew (CHID ’05) will give the keynote, “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America,” followed by a celebratory reception at 7:00 PM. During the reception, the CHID Alumni Advisory Board will be launching a new CHID... Read more
A portrait of Sol Moravia-Rosenberg next to a cactus
April 11, 2019
Sol (a.k.a. Solzilla) just dropped Soon Enough, his fourth studio album! With over 30,000 followers on SoundCloud, Sol is a chiddie who's made a big splash in the music industry—as a completely independent, self-promoted Seattle artist! After being awarded the Bonderman Travel Fellowship in 2012 Sol visited 10 countries in 10 months, including his mother... Read more