Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (Applications Due 03/16/12)


The Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to announce that we’re now accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH)!  (Application deadline: March 16 @ 5pm)

This year’s theme is Borderlands: Power, Place, and Difference.

Students will explore a number of domains related to borderland concerns: the borders of nation-states; borders of race, gender, sexuality, species, and multiple forms of social difference; the borders of citizenship and law; borders of popular culture; and the longstanding and subjugated borderlands of Indigenous peoples throughout the globe. Through the development of individual research projects, students will gain experience in cross-disciplinary and collaborative research methods and practice.

2012 Teaching Team:

– José Antonio Lucero, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
– Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky, Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies and Law, Societies, and Justice
– Raj Chetty, PhD Candidate, English
– Simón Trujillo, PhD Candidate, English

Eligibility: UW (Bothell, Seattle, & Tacoma) undergraduates with curiosity about borders of race, place, community and political formations, and cultural practices from any arts, humanities, or social science majors are encouraged to apply.

SIAH selects and supports 20 undergraduates to engage in intensive research projects under the guidance of four interdisciplinary instructors.  Selected students are named Mary Gates Scholars and receive a Mary Gates Research Scholarship of $4000. Participants enroll in 12 academic credits for this full-time research immersion experience.

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Questions?: Contact the Undergraduate Research Program at


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