Sasha Su-Ling Welland Selected as 2023-2024 Katz Distinguished Lecturer

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Sasha Su-Ling Welland, the Chair and Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, has been chosen as one of the distinguished speakers for the upcoming 2023-2024 Katz Distinguished Lectures. The series, organized by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, aims to recognize outstanding scholars in the humanities and promote the vital role of humanities in liberal education.

Scheduled for the Winter of 2024, Welland's forthcoming lecture promises to be a captivating event. Her most recent book is Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2018), an ethnography of Chinese contemporary art as a zone of cultural encounter, in which post-socialist revaluations of rural and urban space, public and private boundaries, and masculinity and femininity are represented and questioned. Her first book, A Thousand Miles of Dreams: The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), traces the social history and border-crossing lives of two “modern girls,” a writer and a doctor, who emerged from China’s early twentieth-century women’s movement.

The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series holds great significance, honoring the remarkable career of Solomon Katz, who dedicated 53 years to the University of Washington. Throughout his tenure, he served in various leadership roles, leaving an indelible impact on the institution and its academic community.

Katz Distinguished Lectures are free and open to the public. Stay tuned for further details!