Fields of Interest

These are broad areas of study intended to help people identify faculty and students at UW with common interests. They are also used to categorize Research, News, and Events. Users may provide additional tags on their profiles under "Specific Fields of Interest" or elaborate upon interests in their biographies.

This list is being revised and amended as more departments are brought into the Department Web Framework. If you feel an area is missing from this list, contact the A&S Web Framework team.

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15th Century
16th Century
17th Century
18th Century
19th Century
20th Century
21st Century
3D Audio
3D Modeling
3D Scanning and Printing
3D Video and Animation
3D4M (Three-Dimensional Forum)
Abstract Art
Access and Inclusion
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Acting
Acting for the Camera
Acting Pedagogy
Activism
Activist Theater
Aesthetics
Affect
African
African American
Aging
Agriculture
Alexander Technique
Algebra
Algebraic Combinatorics
Algebraic Geometry
Algebraic Topology
Algorithmic Processes
Ambisonics
American
American Indian/Native American
American Political Development
American Politics
American Sign Language
Analytic Philosophy
Anatolia
Anatomy and Biomechanics
Ancient
Anglo-Irish
Animal Studies
Anthropology
Antiquity
Applied Econometrics
Applied Ethics
Applied Linear Algebra
Applied Linguistics
Applied Mathematics
Applied Microeconomics
Applied Sociology
Arabic
Archaeology
Architecture
Archives
Area Studies
Art
Art History
Art/Science
Artifacts
Arts Management
Asian American
Astrophysics
Asymptotic Analysis
Athabascan
Atlantic World
Atmospheric Sciences
Atomic Physics
Aural Architecture
Austrian
Austronesian
Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing
Avant-garde
Balkan Studies
Ballet
Ballroom
Baltic Studies
Baroque
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Behavioral Ecology
Bengali (Bangla)
Bible Studies
Biblical Hebrew
Big Data
Bilingualism
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Bioethics
Biological Anthropology
Biological Art
Biological Physics
Biology
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Body
Book Arts
Book History
Bosnian Croatian Montenegrin Serbian
Brass
British
British Empiricism
Bronze Age
Buddhist Studies
Bulgarian
Business Ethics
Byzantine
Calculus
Calligraphy
Canadian
Cancer Modeling
Capitalism
Career Preparation
Caribbean
Cello
Census
Central Asian
Central Eurasian
Ceramic Analysis
Ceramics
Chamber Music
Cherokee Nation
Chicana/o
Children
Children's Literature
Children's Music
Chinese
Choral Conducting
Choreography
Cities
Citizenship
Civic Engagement
Civil Rights
Clarinet
Class
Classical Music
Classics
Climate Change
Climate Modeling
Coast Salish
Code
Cognitive Science
Collaboration
Collective Action
Collider Physics
Combat Training
Combinatorics
Comedy
Comics
Commedia dell'Arte
Communication
Community
Community Archaeology
Comparative Colonialisms
Comparative Gender
Comparative Historical Sociology
Comparative Law
Comparative Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Comparative Politics
Comparative Sociology
Comparative Studies
Complex Analysis
Complex Singularities
Composition
Computational Geometry
Computational Linguistics
Computational Methods
Computer Aided Drafting
Computer Music
Computer Science
Computer Vision
Conceptual Art
Condensed Matter Experiment
Condensed Matter Theory
Conflict
Constitutional Law
Consumption
Contemporary
Contract Theory
Coptic Language
Costumes
Courts
Creative Writing
Crime and Criminality
Criminal Law and Punishment
Criminology
Critical Pedagogy
Critical Race Theory
Critical Theory
Cryptography
Cultural Anthropology
Culture
Cybernetics
Czech
Dance
Dance History
Dance Pedagogy
Dance Production
Dance Reconstruction
Dance Sport
Danish
Data Driven Discovery
Data Science
Data Sonification
Data Visualization
Dating
Decolonial
Demography
Design
Development Economics
Deviance and Social Control
Devised Work
Dialect Contact
Dialectology
Dialects
Dialog
Diaspora Studies
Differential Geometry
Digital Arts
Digital Fabrication
Digital Humanities
Digital Literacy
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Storytelling
Directing
Disability
Discourse Analysis
Discrete Geometry
Disease
Documentary
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Double Bass
Drama
Dramaturgy
Drawing
Drums
Early Christianity
Early Cinema
Early Modern
Early Modern Europe
Early Modern Philosophy
Early Music
East Asian
East European
Ecocriticism
Ecology
Econometric Theory
Econometrics
Economic Sociology
Economics
Education
Egyptology
Electric Bass
Electro-acoustic Music
Electronic Media
Empire and Colonialism
Endangered Languages
Energy Sciences
Engineering
English
Environment
Environmental Art
Environmental Design
Environmental Economics
Environmental History
Environmental Politics
Epistemology
Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
Estonian
Ethics
Ethnic Identity
Ethnography
Ethnomusicology
Etruscans
Euphonium
European Politics
European Union
Evolution
Exchange Rates
Experimental
Experimental Film/Cinema
Experimental Media
Expository Writing
Family
Fashion
Fatherhood
Feminism and Feminist Theory
Feminist Pedagogy
Feminist Theory
Fertility
Fiber Art
Field Research Methods
Figurative Art
Figure Drawing
Film/Cinema
Finance and Credit
Financial Economics
Financial Mathematics
Finnish
First Language Acquisition
First Nations
Flathead Nation
Fluid Mechanics
Flute
Folklore and Mythology
Food
Food Sovereignty
Fractals
Francophone
French
French Horn
Gallery Art
Game Studies
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
General Relativity
Genre Theory
Geoarchaeology
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geometric Combinatorics
Geometric Measure Theory
Geometry
Geophysics
Georgian
Geovisualization
German
German Idealism
Glass
Global and Transnational Studies
Global English
Global Health
Government
Grammar
Grammar Engineering
Graph Theory
Grassroots
Gravitational Physics
Greece
Greek (Classical)
Greek (Modern)
Greek History and Culture
Group Dynamics
Guitar
Gyrokenisis
Haptics
Harp
Harpsichord
Head Phrase Structure Grammar
Health
Health Disparities
Health Services
Hebrew
Hellenistic
High Energy Experiment
Hindi
Hip-Hop
Hispanic Studies
Historical Archaeology
Historical Linguistics
Historical Sociology
Historiography
History
History of Photography
History of Science
History of the English Language
HIV
Homelessness
Housing
Human Disease Ecology
Human Ecology
Human Paleontology
Human Reproductive Ecology
Human Rights
Human-computer Interaction
Icelandic
Identity
Ideology
Illustration
Immersive Media
Immigration
Imperial Rome
Implicit Bias
Improvisation
Incarceration
Indian
Indigenous
Indigenous Archaeology
Indigenous Languages
Indonesian
Industrial Design
Industrial Organization
Information Design
Installation
Institutions
Instrumental Conducting
Instrumental Performance
Integral Equations
Integrated Dance
Intellectual History
Interaction Design
Interactive Art
Interactive Media
Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
Interdisciplinary Writing
Interest Groups
International Finance
International Relations
International Security
International Studies
International Trade
Internet Art
Intervention
Inverse Problems
Iranian Studies
Islamic Studies
Italian
Jamaican Creole
Japanese
Jazz
Jewish Studies
Justice
Juvenile Justice
Kant
Keyboard
Korean
Labor
Ladino
Landscape
Landscape Archaeology
Language
Language Attitudes
Language Pedagogy
Language Policy
Language Revitalization
Late Antiquity
Latin
Latin American
Latino/a Studies
Latvian
Law
Law and Political Thought
Law and Society
Legal Mobilization
Life Course
Lighting
Linguistic Geography
Linguistics
Literacy
Literary Criticism
Literature
Literature and Other Arts
Lithic Analysis
Lithuanian
Litigation
Live Electronics
Locative Media
Logic
Low-density Languages
Lushootseed
Machine Learning
Machine Translation
Macroeconomics
Mapping
Markets
Marriage/Unions
Mascots
Masculinity
Masks
Material Culture
Mathematical Biology
Mathematical Demography
Mathematical Ecology
Mathematical Epidemiology
Mathematical Methods
Mathematical Neuroscience
Mathematical Physics
Mechatronic Art
Media Arts
Media Studies
Medical Anthropology
Medical Ethics
Medical Sociology
Medicine
Medieval
Medieval Europe
Mediterranean
Melodrama
Mental Health
Metaethics
Metal Art
Metaphysics
Microeconomic Theory
Microeconomics
Middle Eastern Politics
Middle Eastern Studies
Middle English
Migration
Military History
Minimalist Theory
Minority and Race Politics
Modern Britain
Modern China
Modern Dance
Modern Europe
Modern Japan
Modern Philosophy
Modernism
Molecular Biology
Moral Philosophy
Moral Psychology
Morbidity/Mortality
Morphology
Motherhood
Multilingualism
Murder
Museum Studies/Museology
Music
Music Education
Music History
Music Technology
Music Theory
Musical Theater
Nanoscale Physics
Narrative Analysis
Nation State
Nationalism
Natural Disasters
Natural Language Processing
Near Eastern Studies
Neighborhoods
Neoliberalism
Netherlandish
Neuroaesthetics
Neuroethics
Neutrino Physics
New Media
Non-Smooth Analysis
Noncommutative Algebra
Noncommutative Geometry
Nonfiction Prose
Nonhuman Primates
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures
North American
North American West
Norwegian
Novel/Prose Fiction
Nuclear Experiment
Nuclear Theory
Number Theory
Numerical Analysis
Nuu-chah-nulth
Oboe
Oceanic
Old English
Old Norse
Online Learning
Opera
Operations Research
Operator Theory
Optics
Optimality Theory
Optimization and Variational Analysis
Oral History
Oratory
Orchestral Instruments
Organ
Organizations
Ottoman Turkish
Pacific Islander
Pacific Northwest
Painting
Pali and the Prakrits
Parallel Programming
Partial Differential Equations
Participatory Art
Particle Experiment
Particle Theory
Patristic
Pedagogy
Perception and Cognition
Perceptual Dialectology
Percussion
Performance Art
Performance Studies
Persian
Perturbation Methods
Philippine and Filipino American
Philology
Philosophy
Philosophy for Children
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Chemistry
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Social Science
Phonetics
Phonology
Photo/Media
Photography
Physical Computing
Physical Therapy
Physics Education
Piano
Pidgins and Creoles
Pilates
Playwriting
Poetry and Poetics
Polish
Political Communication
Political Economy
Political History
Political Methodology
Political Philosophy
Political Psychology
Political Science
Political Sociology
Political Theory
Politics
Politics of Representation
Popular Culture
Popular Music
Population
Population Health
Pornography
Portuguese
Post-Augustan
Post-Studio Practices
Postcolonial
Postmodern
Poverty
Powwow
Pragmatics
Precision Measurement
Premodern Asian Studies
Print Culture
Printmaking
Probability
Programming
Props
Prosody
Psychology
Public Art
Public Health
Public Law
Public Opinion
Public Policy
Public Scholarship
Public Service
Publication Design
Publics/Public Spheres
Puget Sound
Punishment
Puppetry
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods
Quantum Information
Queer Studies
Race and Ethnicity
Radical Pedagogy
Radical Theater
Radio
Real and Harmonic Analysis
Reception Studies
Reduced-Order Models
Regionalism
Religion
Renaissance
Representation Theory of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
Reproduction
Research Methods
Residential Mobility and Migration
Residential Segregation
Resource Economics
Resurgence
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetorical Theory
Risk Management
Robotics
Rococo
Roman History and Culture
Romanian
Romanticism
Russian
Salsa
Sanskrit
Saxophone
Scandinavian
Scandinavian Area Studies
Scenery
Scenic Painting
Science and Society
Science and Technology
Science Fiction
Scientific Computing
Sculpture
Seattle
Second Language Acquisition
Semantics
Sensing
Sentence Processing
Sephardic Studies
Service Learning
Sexuality
Shakespeare
Singing
Site Specific Art
Slavery
Slavic
Slovene
Social Change
Social Class
Social Dance
Social Demography
Social History
Social Justice
Social Mobility
Social Movements
Social Networks
Social Philosophy
Social Practice
Social Psychology
Social Stratification/Inequality
Social Welfare
Social Work
Socialism and Post-Socialism
Socio-Biology
Sociocultural Anthropology
Sociolinguistics
Sociological Theory
Sociology
Sociology of Knowledge
Sociology of Sport
Sociophonetics
Software
Somatics
Sound
Sound Art
Sound Design
Sound Synthesis
South American
South Asian
Southeast Asian
Sovereignty
Soviet Union
Space/Place
Spanish
Spectral Modeling
Speech
Speech Perception
Speech Processing
Speech Recognition and Synthesis
Stage Management
States
Statistics
Stochastic Modeling
Storytelling
Strings
Suicide
Surveillance and Privacy
Sustainability
Suzuki/Viewpoints
Swahili
Swedish
Swing
Swiss
Syntax
Systems
Systems of Knowledge
Taboo Language
Tagalog
Tango
Tap
Technique
Telematics
Television
TESOL/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Test Term Updated
Textual Studies
Thai
Theater for Youth
Theater History
Theater Management
Theatrical Makeup
Theoretical Computer Science
Theory/Criticism
Time Series
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Tragedy
Transatlantic
Transgender Studies
Translation and Interpretation
Transnational
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Tulalip Tribes
Turkic
Turkish
Typography
Typology
U.S. Environmental
Ukrainian
Ultrasound
United States
Urban Community
Urban Studies
Urdu
User Experience Design
Values
Variationist Theory
Victimization
Victorian
Video Art
Vietnamese
Viola
Violence and Trauma
Violin
Visual Anthropology
Visual Arts
Visual Communication Design
Visual Culture
Visual Literacy
Voice
War and Terror
Wealth
Welfare Reform
West European
Women
Women of Color
Women Writers
Woodwinds
Work and Occupations
World Music
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing Pedagogy
Writing Systems
Yiddish
Yoga
Zooarchaeology
Zulu