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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
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
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
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
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
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 with alumni mentors. Are you interested in becoming a CHID mentor or mentee? For more information... Read more