University of Washington Bothell

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS)

Welcome to the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS). We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees designed for students who want to draw connections across diverse fields of study and to link academic work with real life concerns. IAS students benefit from small classes, accessible faculty, innovative teaching, and collaborative and experiential research and learning opportunities.

News and Events

Colin Danby publishes on commerce and community

Kari Lerum publishes “A FemmeNist ManiPedifesto” 

Rob Christmas sings national anthem at Seahawks victory

Priya Frank named to the Seattle Arts Commission

Trevor Griffey speaks on the civil rights movement

Wanda Gregory speaks on play and virtual worlds

Jed Murr interviews IAS Distinguished Speaker Jodi Melamed

Miriam Bartha and Bruce Burgett publish on public scholarship and graduate education in Pedagogy

Joe Milutis speaks and publishes on experimental translation

Bruce Burgett consults on public scholarship at UC Berkeley 

Ben Gardner presents on conservation politics and violence in Tanzania

Concetta Leggio is the November 2014 ASUWB Student of the Month

IAS faculty members collaborate at the UW Whiteley Center

Wadiya Udell presents research on care for youth in the justice system 

Amaranth Borsuk speaks at the Rhode Island School of Design

Julie Shayne, Camille Walsh, and Alka Kurian participate in the 2014 National Women’s Studies Association

Bruce Kochis and Kristy Leissle host screening of Moolaade 

Chelsea Carter publishes in Delirious Hem

Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship comes home to IAS

Dan Berger publishes Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era 

Jennifer Atkinson and Amy Lambert present on environmental humanities

IAS faculty and staff contribute to the American Studies Association conference

Amaranth Borsuk launches new book, As We Know

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas have a solo exhibition in Helsinki, Finland 

Gregory Laynor speaks at The New Foundation in Seattle

IAS faculty active at creative retreat

Wanda Gregory speaks on “mindful games” at the International Symposium of Contemplative Studies

Martha Groom mentors conservation professionals

IAS welcomes new staff members to its team

Marcus Johnson discusses Ferguson: What’s Next?

MA in Cultural Studies hosts filmmaker Vera Bruner-Sung for a screening of her film BELLA VISTA

Bruce Burgett publishes Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition

Rebecca Aanerud publishes on humility and whiteness

Deborah Caplow speaks at the Yale University and publishes through “Poetry on Buses” 

Bruce Burgett speaks on “Sex History Games” at Northwestern University 

Alka Kurian brings the Seattle South Asian Film Festival to UW Bothell

Jin-Kyu Jung participates in meeting on “Revisiting Critical GIS” 

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas participate in an exhibition in Oslo, Norway

Johanna Crane gives invited talk on global health at Brown University 

Clamor launches its first iPad app

David Goldstein co-leads strategic planning workshop at the National College Learning Center Association

IAS faculty and staff participate in the 2014 Imagining America conference

Ted Hiebert discusses pataphysics and opens new work in Korea 

Jed Murr speaks on prison arts and interdisciplinary pedagogy

Kristin Gustafson presents at the American Journalism Historians Association

Warren Gold presents on Restoration Ecology Network capstone program

Amaranth Borsuk exhibits Whispering Galleries and performs in New Haven, Connecticut 

David Nixon and Kristy Leissle publish second volume of The Monolith

Warren Gold presents on invasive plant species and crows

David Goldstein discusses clicker pedagogy at the National Race and Pedagogy conference

Jin-Kyu Jung publishes on code clouds

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit their work in Portugal 

Miriam Bartha publishes on the intermediary work of hybrid staff positions 

Robertson Allen publishes in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

Sarah Dowling publishes Down 

Karam Dana speaks on politics and conflict in the Middle East 

Rachel Pulver retires from IAS

Rebecca Brown publishes “The Fall is Hard” in The Stranger 

Michael Goldberg jams during dialysis – don’t miss this one

Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill discuss “Terror at the Mall” 

Kari Lerum and Alice Pederson to speak at Race and Pedagogy conference

Warren Gold, Becca Price, and Susan Waters publish on IAS science pedagogy

Alka Kurian interviews Sonora Jha on U-WAVE

Jin-Kyu Jung publishes op-ed on Buffalo, New York’s East Side

Dan Berger publishes on prisons, police, and Ferguson in

David Goldstein co-chairs national conference of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, Evidence-Based Learning 

Jeanette Sanchez teaches monster morality

Shauna Carlisle publishes in Social Work in Public Health 

Carrie Lanza participates in Social Work and Arts Practices Symposium

Martha Groom leads short course on "Interdisciplinary Conservation Education

Amaranth Borsuk exhibits, performs, and discusses electronic literature

Dan Berger publishes on “Black August” in Dissent

Jed Murr performs at the Henry Art Gallery

Kristin Gustafson publishes on the immigrant press in Journalism

IAS students display art work on campus banners

Kristy Leissle speaks at the Museum of History and Industry

Yolanda Padilla helps to launch the Latina/o Studies Association

Alka Kurian launches Writers and Filmmakers of Color on U-Wave

Shauna Carlisle publishes in Ethnicity and Health

Dan Berger publishes essay on "Carceral Migrations"

Lauren Berliner comments on viral videos - and goats

IAS student Carly Ann Peterson wins James Madison Fellowship Award

Santiago Lopez publishes on modeling agricultural change

IAS Environmental Studies and Environmental Science students acknowledged at conference

Santiago Lopez and Jin-Kyu Jung win Royalty Research Fund award

Dave Stokes and Santiago Lopez present their research at Saint Edwards State Park

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas screen and publish their work

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics hosts 2014 Spring Festival

MA in Cultural Studies hosts 2014 Graduate Research Conference

MA in Policy Studies hosts 2014 Graduate Research Conference

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics student awarded Chancellor's Medal

IAS graduate students pursuing further education

Johanna Crane speaks in Uganda on global health science

Stuart Streichler delivers paper at the Law and Society Association

Jeanne Heuving reads at and participates in the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren publishes and performs

IAS faculty members, staff, and students participate in the Cultural Studies Association conference

Julie Shayne publishes Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas

Becca Price publishes articles about how students learn about dominant types of genes

IAS faculty members win Simpson Center awards

Karam Dana lectures at University of Oregon

Alka Kurian edits special issue of Studies in South Asian Film and Media

David Goldstein publishes in Teaching with Heart

Wanda Gregory participates in National Center for Women & Information Technology summit

INCA Seattle hosts student exhibitions

Dave Stokes and Santiago Lopez publish in Northwest Science

Kari Lerum speaks on gender and information

Amaranth Borsuk participates in digital humanities symposium in Hong Kong

Julie Shayne facilitates workshop at Universal Leadership Conference

Becca Price and BIS 499 course featured in UW leading change report

Yolanda Padilla speaks at Claremont Graduate University and Rice University

Gwen Ottinger wins NSF CAREER grant

Johanna Crane participated in conference on HIV cure research

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman exhibit their work in Helsinki

Bruce Burgett publishes on the future of the (public) humanities

Carrie Lanza presents her research and performs at Women Who Rock

Cinnamon Hillyard to speak at the US News & World Report STEM Solutions Leadership Conference

Lauren Lichty speaks on sexual assault and publishes on youth leadership

David Goldstein named as a fellow of the Japan Studies Institute

Johanna Crane speaks on global health science, markets, and metrics

Ted Hiebert exhibits at Video-in Video-out (VIVO)

Karam Dana organizes the inaugural lecture of the American Muslim Research Initiative, speaks on Palestine and Arab public opinion

Bruce Burgett gives invited lecture on public scholarship at Stanford University

Warren Gold and Gwen Ottinger publish on interdisciplinary community-based research

Crispin Thurlow delivers keynote speech in Argentina

Dan Berger speaks on histories of violence, race, and identity

Christian Anderson, Ben Gardner, Ted Hiebert, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Santiago Lopez present at Association of American Geographers

Aeron Bergman hosts Chris Kraus at UW Bothell

Sarah Dowling received rave pre-review in Harriet

Amaranth Borsuk keeps busy – reading, publishing, and workshopping

Wanda Gregory named as senior investigator at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute

Ted Hiebert, Barbara Noah, and Gary Carpenter contribute to Keys to the Studio exhibit

Carrie Bodle exhibits her work at the MIT Media Lab

Trevor Griffey speaks on poverty, surveillance, and civil rights

Denise Vaughan speaks on debate, diversity, and inclusion

Deborah Caplow speaks on “Secret Nature: Prints by Mercedes López"

Ben Gardner wins the 2014 UW Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award

Joseph Lavy’s theatre company receives rave reviews for Unkle Vanya

Jill Freidberg delivers keynote at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas publish an artist book and essay

Johanna Crane and Carrie Lanza present at International Health Conference

David Goldstein speaks on teaching and learning centers – and accepts award

Priya Frank curates exhibit of David Ryder photos of Oso mudslide

Julie Shayne and Kari Lerum present at the Pacific Sociological Association

Bruce Burgett deliveries keynote address in Sydney

Lauren Berliner and Ron Krabill participate in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference

Johanna Crane writes and speaks on global health

Martha Groom publishes on natural history and public science

Rebecca Brown noted in The Huffington Post

Lauren Berliner and Lauren Lichty collaborate at Digital Media and Learning conference

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman exhibit new work in Oslo, Norway

IAS Grad Students to present Project Flash Talks!

Dan Berger publishes op-ed on detainee hunger strike in the Seattle Times

Peter Freeman hired as Odegaard Writing and Research Center coordinator

Lauren Berliner presents the 2014 Festival of (In)Appropriation

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman perform in Helsinki, Finland

Robin Oppenheimer presents her research at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Amoshaun Toft talks about words and networks in Florida

Ben Gardner, Susan Harewood, Ted Hiebert, and Keith Nitta promoted and tenured

Amaranth Borsuk publishes, sprints, and exhibits her works

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren publishes Kant in Hong Kong

Leslie Ashbaugh, Kristin Gustafson, and Dani Rowland present at the AACU Conference

UW Bothell student art appears in the State Capitol

IAS MFA faculty present, read, and perform at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference

IAS MFA students make a splash at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference

Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling host off-site reading at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference

Kristin Gustafson publishes article about preserving a Seattle-based, historic, Japanese-language newspaper

Becca Price publishes articles about how students learn evolution and the barriers they face

Jed Murr performs at Reiterations: An Intertextual Event

Jill Freidberg featured at conference on globalization, diversity, and education

Karam Dana participates as delegate at symposium on human rights

Robertson Allen presents research to workshop on “War Games” at Leuphana University, Germany

Andreas Brockhaus presents at Educause Connect

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman will be artists-in-residence at Helsinki International Artist Programme

Dave Stokes publishes on penguin migration in Biology Conservation

Jill Freidberg produces documentary film about Ese Teatro

Dan Berger publishes The Struggle Within

Christa Bell presents her work at the Whitney Museum Biennial

Nives Dolšak to serve on the Science Panel of the Puget Sound Partnership

MA in Cultural Studies students present at Critical Geography Conference

Lauren Berliner co-curates the 2014 Festival of (In)appropriation and publishes “Shooting for Profit”

Kari Lerum speaks on claiming competence and writes on human trafficking

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas launch new print studio

Jennifer Atkinson and Rob Turner present on pedagogies of sustainability

Shauna Carlisle wins Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Award

Ron Krabill speaks on “Nelson Mandela and his Legacy

Jeanne Heuving publishes “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” in Hambone 20

Rebecca Brown’s creative work is the subject of scholarly book

Carrie Bodle’s students work on proposals for two public art projects

Julie Shayne leads mock classes for Mukilteo middle schoolers

Amaranth Borsuk performs, exhibits, and presents at the Modern Language Association

Carrie Lanza presents her research at the Society for Social Work and Research

Jill Freidberg, Nia Lam, and Denise Hattwig launch the Community Voices Collection

Deborah Caplow publishes chapter in Oaxaca en movimiento

Rachel Pulver and Leslie Schiffman duke it out

Alka Kurian creates documentary film, Shadow Workers

Suzanne Cohen presents West Coast debut of "Honky" as part of Mirror Stage "Feed Your Mind" Series

Wanda Gregory appointed to the advisory board of Foundry10

Dan Berger and Joe Milutis win Royalty Research Fund awards

EJ Juarez appointed to the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Jason Hampton published in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Karam Dana publishes in Islam for Journalists

Ted Hiebert opens art exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art

S. Charusheela and Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren present at the Forum on Contemporary Theory


IAS Distinguished Speaker Lecture: 
April 30, 2015
Danielle Egan

Join us for a monthly showcase of research-in-progress by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members at the IAS Research Colloquium.

Applications for 2015-2016 PIP Teaching Fellows are now being accepted.

Deadline for applications is Monday, January 26, 2015. 

For details click here.