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Frances Lee and Maisha Manson perform at Common AREA Maintenance

Frances Lee and Maisha Manson

On October 6th, second year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students Frances Lee and Maisha Manson, with Jordan Alam and Eli Steffen performed at Common AREA Maintenance in Belltown. The event was the first of a community experimental lecture series on “Embodied Utopias: Expansive Potentialities in the Here and Now.” Framing questions included: Can our bodies become sights of utopian expression today? How does our longing and desire for non-normative expressions of self and connection project possibilities into the future? 

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micha cárdenas and Frances Lee screen #Stronger videos

still from the ET #stronger video

IAS faculty member micha c├írdenas and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee screened their #Stronger videos at the contemptorary fundraiser in LA held on Sept 24. #Stronger is a project of the Poetic Operations Collaborative that aims to develop a decolonial vision of futures of health, fitness and strength for trans and gender non-conforming people. ...

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Frances Lee appears on CBC's The Sunday Edition and KUOW's The Round

Frances Lee

Continuing the conversation about dogmatic activist culture first raised in their essay, Kin Aesthetics: Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice, 2nd year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Frances Lee had two radio appearances this fall.

Lee worked with a seasoned producer and voice coach to ...

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Recent graduate Hanan Osman finds career in environmental health and safety

Hanan Osman

In high school Hanan Osman (’17, Environmental Studies) set her sights on an environmental career when she initiated a campaign to reduce water consumption at her local mosque.  At UW Bothell, she stayed true to this path and pursued student employment as a way of supporting and immersing herself in campus life.  For three years, Hanan worked as a peer study abroad advisor, providing students assistance around study abroad opportunities and scholarships.  She also became involved in several clubs, such as Black Student Union and Muslim Student Association, and in her senior year, she and several peers established a National Society of Black Engineers chapter at UW Bothell. ...

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Environmental Science student Candice Magbag blogs about conservation

Candice Magbag

In her junior year at UW Bothell, Environmental Science major Candice Magbag took a Community Based Learning and Research (CBLR) course on restoration ecology. CBLR courses combine academic research with community partnerships, giving students real-world experience and an analytical toolkit to process that experience. In her course, Candice partnered with Forterra, Washington state’s largest land conservation, stewardship and community building organization. Recently Forterra published a guest blog post by Candice, in which she reflects on her experiences.

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