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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
Cynthia Anderson speaking at Tasveer's 2019 Storywallahs event
January 24, 2019
A few of us were privileged to witness a powerful voice at Tasveer’s recent “Storywallahs: What’s In Your Name?” event: CHID’s own Cynthia Anderson! Cynthia was the first performer of the evening, and she left the large audience breathless until the end. Please watch: Her performance was also just featured in a... Read more
January 24, 2019
If you pop over to the current issue of Western Humanities Review, you will see Annie Dwyer's name under her recent publication, "The Humanities Doctoral Student in the Community"! The Simpson Center for the Humanities here at UW just posted a news piece to recognize her achievement.... Read more
Portrait of Che Seyhun
December 13, 2018
Comparative History of Ideas and Biology alum Che Seyhun ('11) has been busy. A 2017 Neddy Artist Award winner, Che has been organizing artists of color to eat together and honor their communities. This year he launched his new G'ma Project, which brings together real stories about real grandmas from all over the world. Check out the... Read more
Dr. María Elena García, working on a laptop in her colorful Padelford office.
December 13, 2018
2018-2020 Hanauer Honors Professor María Elena García has been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to complete her research for Gastro-Politics, Race, and Species in Peru, a book-length study about the recent culinary boom in Peru that has made Lima one of the top food destinations in the world. Dr. García is one of 253 award recipients, totaling $14.8 million; 84 of these were fellowships.... Read more
Graphic of a human chain
November 2, 2018
To celebrate the many accomplishments of Chiddies of all types—students, faculty, alumni—we have compiled below a sampling of recent honors and news items - and there is a lot to celebrate!! Do you have news that you want to share with your CHID community? An award or recognition? A great gig? Going to grad school? Life event to share? Let us know – send a short description and any web links to CHID Outreach Coordinator Nat Mengist, We want to... Read more