The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that doctoral candidate Sam Sumpter has been named as one of the University of Washington 2019 Husky 100! The Husky 100 recognizes University of Washington students in all areas of study who are "making the most of their time at the UW" by "actively connect[ing] what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply[ing] what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future."
Sam embodies all these qualities by working tirelessly to advance issues of equity for underrepresented groups, while also conducting important dissertation research on a project titled “Constructing and Being Constructed: Relational Trans Identity and Responsibility for Microaggressions.” Learn more about this dissertation work, discussed for a general audience, on the No Narrow Thing podcast episode #30 “Microagressions and Trans Identity with Sam Sumpter".
Most recently, Sam has made an important mark on campus as co-leader of the Academic Student Employees Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Program in partnership with SafeCampus. The training developed by this program goes far beyond communicating policy and instead empowers participants to understand our own role in making our community safer for all, and provides concrete strategies for counteracting acts of sexual harassment and discrimination.
We can’t think of anyone who more perfectly represents the spirit of the Husky 100. Congratulations Sam, on this well-deserved recognition!