February 2016

New Novel by Alum Margaret Chiavetta Receiving Rave Reviews

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics alum Margaret Chiavetta (’14) continues to receive glowing reviews on her new kids fantasy novel, The Alchemist's Theorem: Sir Duffy’s Promise...

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Lauren Berliner co-leads Symposium on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age”

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-led a symposium with Nora Kenworthy (NHS) on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age” as part of their Simpson Center for the Humanities Collaborative Studio grant. The half-day symposium explored how participatory media intersects with experiences of health, illness, care, debility, and dying to produce new subjectivities, modes of participation, narratives, and social forms.

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IAS Grad Student Alumni Mariah Crystal and Marcus Johnson Go On to Doctoral Programs

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Master of Arts in Policy Studies alumna Mariah Crystal (’10) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Kansas. Mariah’s capstone project for the Policy Studies program in IAS was “Collaborative Social Change: A Transformational Approach,” which focused on the global dynamics of social change and development projects. Global Studies alumnus Marcus Johnson (’13) is currently ...

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Jin-Kyu Jung Promoted to Associate Professor

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IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung has been tenured and promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in IAS at UW Bothell.  Jung arrived at IAS in 2010, moving from an Assistant Professor position at the University of North Dakota. His scholarship focuses on ...

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Benjamin Gardner Publishes Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism

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IAS faculty member Benjamin Gardner published Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism as part of the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series at the University of Georgia Press.  The book examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and big-game hunting companies. It contrasts two major approaches to community conservation ...

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