Amanda Jeanne Swain, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Humanities Commons
School of Humanities
Amanda Jeanne Swain received a PhD in History, as well as a Master’s degree in International Studies, from the University of Washington. She works closely with faculty and graduate students in the School of Humanities to develop proposals for funding ranging from individual fellowships to major collaborative projects. She has written and helped develop successful proposals for research and program funding from federal agencies, academic associations, other universities, foundations and individual donors. She has over twelve years’ experience in program development and program management in the humanities, including university-community partnerships, grant-making, multi-disciplinary collaborations and exhibitions. Her own research focuses on the intersections of national, Soviet and youth identities in youth protests in the 1970s, as well as on tensions between national and European identities in Eastern Europe after the end of communism.