August 2018

Ahmadi, Johnson and Lee share career paths with students

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Alums Mojan Ahmadi, Gretchen Johnson and Daniel Lee recently met with IAS seniors share how they’ve utilized their degrees, navigated job searches, and found success.  IAS is grateful for their service of our alumni mentors, who provide an important perspective on the value of interdisciplinary education in the workforce.

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Jennifer Atkinson publishes Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy, and Everyday Practice

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson published Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy, and Everyday Practice with University of Georgia Press (Aug 2018). As she argues in this new study of our nation's romance with gardens, gardening literature is not just a place to find advice about roses and rutabagas; it also contains hidden histories of desire, hope and frustration, and tells a story about how Americans have invested grand fantasies in the common soil of everyday life. Given the popularity of gardening practices today, we are increasingly aware that gardens appeal to desires for beauty, community, creative expression, contact with nature, and meaningful work.  Yet ...

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Kevin Kim publishes "From Century of the Common Man to Yellow Peril"

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IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has published an article in the summer issue (August 2018) of Pacific Historical Review, an internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, published by University of California Press. Titled “From Century of the Common Man to Yellow Peril: Anti-Racism, Empire, and U.S. Global Power in Henry A. Wallace’s Quest for Cold War Alternatives,” this article examines U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace’s Cold War dissent as a window into racial geopolitics in a post–World War II era of decolonization and U.S. global power.

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Frances Lee publishes free syllabus on critical activist culture

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Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Frances Lee ('18) published "Woker Than Thou: an experimental syllabus" for a ten-week course on critical activist culture. Frances makes it a free and accessible resource for educators, activists, and organizers to use and adapt to their community needs. The course facilitates open, theory-based discussion of modern aspects of leftist activist culture, including identity, call-outs, cultural appropriation, "wokeness", and ...

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Sean La Marr becomes UW Bothell Vet Corps Navigator

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Recent graduate Sean La Marr (’18) will serve as the 2018-2019 WA Department of Veterans Affairs/AmeriCorps Vet Corps Navigator to UW Bothell.  The Vet Corps helps veterans and their families navigate Washington’s higher education and training programs as veterans adjust from military to college life. In 2010, La Marr enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in 2011, reported to ..

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