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Three JSIS professors win Simpson Center for the Humanities fellowships

January 8, 2021

Drs. Hajin Jun, Mika Ahuvia, and Richard Watts have received the Society of Scholars Fellowship for next year, granted by UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities. Only eight awards are given each year.

Awards are based on the scholarly merit of the individual applications, and scholarship likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of colleagues are especially encouraged.

Hajin Jun is the James B. Palais Assistant Professor of Korean History in the Department of History and the Jackson School of International Studies, and also teaches in the Jackson School’s Comparative Religion Program. She specializes in the history of modern Korea, the Japanese empire, and Christianity in East Asia.

Mika Ahuvia is the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies. Her research focuses on the formative history of Jewish and Christian communities in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Richard Watts is director of the Canadian Studies Center and Associate Professor of French at UW, with research and teaching interests in 20th- and 21st-century narratives of environmental change in the francophone world.