Our faculty come from a wide range of College of Arts & Sciences departments—American Ethnic Studies, History, Disability Studies, GWSS, among others. If you'd like to to learn more about our core faculty members, those who teach our Foundations courses, take a look at their profiles linked below.


  • Jose Alaniz Bio Picture
    Director of the Disability Studies Program; Professor
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Academic Adviser/Counselor Lead, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • Jamie Barnhorst Bio Picture
    Academic Advisor
  • Rick Bonus
    Director of the Diversity Minor Program; Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Studies
    rbonus@uw.edu / 206 543-3929 / B-527 Padelford Hall
    AES 151: Identities, Cultures, and Power Across American Ethnic Groups
  • Carmen Gonzalez
    Assistant professor in UW’s Department of Communication and Associate Director for the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity
    cmgonzal@uw.edu / (206) 543-2660 / CMU 327
    COM 289: Communication, Power, and Difference
  • James Gregory
    gregoryj@u.washington.edu / 206-543-7792 / Smith 118
    HSTAA 105:The Peoples of the United States
  • Judith Howard Bio Picture
    Divisional Dean of Social Sciences; Professor
  • Regina Lee
    rylee001@uw.edu / (206) 221-0710 / PDL B110D
    GWSS 200: Introduction to Women Studies
  • Cherry Banks Bio Photo
  • Professor
  • Michael Vicent Perez
    mvperez@uw.edu / / Condon Hall 434
    ANTH 228 Identities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Anthropology
  • Ileana Rodriguez Silva
    Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History
    imrodrig@uw.edu / 206-543-6081 / SMI 204C
    HSTLAC 185: Race, Gender, and Class in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Stephen Sumida
    sumida@uw.edu / (206) 543-6301 / B-515 Padelford Hall
    AES 212: Comparative American Ethnic Literature
  • Amanda Swarr
    Associate Professor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Director of Graduate Studies
    aswarr@uw.edu / (206) 221-4669 / PDL B110Q
    GWSS 200: Introduction to Women Studies
  • Ed Taylor Bio Picture
    Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Professor in the College of Education
  • Jen Tran Bio Picture
    Student Assistant
  • Joanne Woiak
    jwoiak@uw.edu / 206-616-7580 / 019 Smith Hall
    LSJ 230: Introduction to Disability Studies