IAS News

Kristy Leissle Publishes "Racing the Melt: the quest for heat-resistant chocolate"

IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle has a new article out on "Racing the Melt: the quest for heat-resistant chocolate," published in The Conversation: Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair. Early innovators in this quest were...

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Julie Shayne’s Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas Featured at Edmonds Bookshop Reception

The Edmonds Bookshop organized a book reception for Julie Shayne and her new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (SUNY, 2014 & 2015). Shayne discussed the book and read her essay titled “Mother’s Day”.  “Mother’s Day” discusses Shayne’s decision to leave her tenure track job in the Southeast in order to live in the Seattle area and pursue a career that allowed her to prioritize quality of life and family over academic status. 

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Jennifer Atkinson presents at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson presented at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Her talk, "The Poetics of Dirt," explored the role of...

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Nafasi Ferrell: Let’s Talk! Race and Class through Hip-Hop and Poetry

Nafasi Ferrell, a second year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student, developed and facilitated a three-hour workshop at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center with community members of varying ages. Let’s Talk!! Race and Class Through Hip-Hop and Poetry challenged participants to define and redefine their understandings of race and class using the mediums of hip-hop and poetry. 

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Policy Studies Alum Melissa Watkinson Selected as Hershman Marine Policy Fellow

Melissa Watkinson (Master of Arts in Policy Studies ’15 and Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Society, Ethics, and Behavior ‘11) has been selected as the first Hershman Marine Policy Fellow from UW Bothell.  She will start working with The Nature Conservancy this fall on coastal climate resiliency and policies, where she hopes to learn how established non-profits engage with local communities and policies on pressing environmental issues.

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