Welcome to my website for The Certificate in Public Scholarship, with the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington, Seattle. I began the Certificate program in the fall of 2010, when I was in my fourth year of the English Language & Literature PhD program. I knew that I loved the research, teaching, and analytic work of the English Department, but I also missed the intense collaboration and high-stakes engagement of the community work I'd done before coming to graduate school. The Certificate, I hoped, would provide the institutional space to explore how the actions, theories, and practices of both experiences could be put into mutually enriching conversation.
This site archives the work I've done as a CPS Fellow, as well as work I've done as a student, artist, and organizer for the past decade. It also houses two portfolios: one created for Humanities 594, the course that kicked off the Certificate and lays out my goals for the rest of the program, and one created for Humanities 603, the Capstone. In between, you will find documents from independent studies, micro-seminars, and various courses I've taught and taken.