Colin Danby publishes on commerce and community
December 17, 2014 - IAS faculty member Colin Danby published an article, “How is Community Made?”, in Commerce and Community: Ecologies of Social Cooperation. The volume challenges "the venerable social–theoretical division of cooperative activity into separate spheres of impersonal Gesellschaft (commerce) and ethically thick Gemeinschaft (community).” Danby's paper – "How is Community Made?" – sorts out interpretive from structural accounts of community, extending a literature that builds on the work of libertarian thinker Richard Cornuelle.
Kari Lerum publishes “A FemmeNist ManiPedifesto”
December 17, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum published “A FemmeNist ManiPedifesto” in Cultural Studies↔Critical Methodologies. The article is an autoethnography about the role of nail salons in relation to her evolving feminist and femme consciousness. It explores the ways that the development of her sexual and gender identities relies on women’s intimacy within and across lines of commodification, race, class, and sexuality. It is, in her own words, “her sauciest article yet.”
Rob Christmas sings national anthem at Seahawks victory
December 16, 2014 - Rob Christmas, a 2011 alumnus of IAS’s Media and Communication Studies degree, sang the national anthem prior to the December 14 Seahawks game against the 49ers. Rob also worked as a Technology Consultant in the library, while was pursuing his degree. Rob provided great energy to the start of the game, which the Seahawks won 17-7.
Priya Frank named to the Seattle Arts Commission
December 16, 2014 - IAS Associate Director for Advancement Priya Frank has been named to the Seattle Arts Commission. A graduate of IAS’s Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, Frank is also a board member and the Diversity Committee Chair at On the Boards, has co-founded a local women of color in the arts gathering group, and is a member of Leadership Tomorrow’s class of 2015. She holds a B.A. in Communications and American Ethnic Studies from UW Seattle, in addition to her M.A. in Cultural Studies from UW Bothell. The Seattle Arts Commissioners help shape policy decisions, make recommendations, and provide citizen participation in city government.
Trevor Griffey speaks on the civil rights movement
December 15, 2014 - IAS faculty member Trevor Griffey (link) gave a number of talks in Seattle related to civil rights movement history. He spoke about the history of civil rights and the War on Poverty as part of the Seattle Repertory Theater's College Connections program, timed with the Seattle debut of the Robert Schenkkan plays, All the Way (10/15) and The Great Society (12/5). The first event, featuring a panel discussion that included SCLC Chairman of the Board Bernard Lafayette and Seattle Rep Associate Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, was moderated by Seattle Times editorial writer Robert Vickers. Griffey also gave a talk based on his work for the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project to the Seattle retirement home University House, where former State Representative Pat Thibaudeau talked about Asian American and women's movement activism during the Q&A period, and other residents described everything from going on dates at Coon's Chicken Inn to seeing the Seattle Hooverville to experiencing restrictive covenants to participating in activism in the Seattle Congress of Racial Equality.
Jed Murr interviews IAS Distinguished Speaker Jodi Melamed
December 11, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jed Murr interviewed IAS Distinguished Speaker Jodi Melamed during her visit to campus in November. The interview (click to watch) focused on the meanings of the term “diversity” and the importance of a “co-resistance framework” as a method of addressing issues of social justice and political struggle. It was produced by IAS American and Ethnic Studies student liaison Sara Villanueva.
Wanda Gregory speaks on play and virtual worlds
December 11, 2014 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory delivered a talk on play, virtual worlds, and virtual reality at the Seattle Virtual Reality meet-up. The meet-ups include talks on issues across the virtual reality (VR) spectrum, along with hands-on demos. Gregory focused her talk on the role of play and playful design, along with her thoughts on how to use VR games to help users become more contemplative in their daily lives.
Miriam Bartha and Bruce Burgett publish on public scholarship and graduate education in Pedagogy
December 11, 2014 - IAS Director of Graduate Programs Miriam Bartha and Dean Bruce Burgett published “Why Public Scholarship Matters for Graduate Education” in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, part of a special issue dedicated to graduate education. The article draws on experience with the portfolio-based Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and the Certificate in Public Scholarship to argue for a reorientation of graduate curricula and pedagogy. They advocate an approach to public scholarship that cuts against disciplinary-professional common sense by promoting diversified forms of professionalization and pragmatic commitments to institutional change.
Joe Milutis speaks and publishes on experimental translation
December 5, 2014 - Joe Milutis has participated in and created a number of events, interviews, broadcasts, and texts related to his work on experimental translation. As part of a residency at Wave Farm in Acra, New York, he produced a radio broadcast for WGXC (Hudson, NY), interviewing various artists around the theme of experimental translations. He also spoke on these issues for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference, the “Poetry Will Be Made by All” exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland, and the New Museum’s research initiative on “The Voice.” He also made a guest appearance on Poem Talk #80 at the University of Pennsylvania and spoke on Ann Hamilton’s new exhibit at the Henry Art Museum in Seattle. With Anna Rosenwong, he is currently co-editing a portfolio of work on experimental translation for the Western Humanities Review.
Ben Gardner presents on conservation politics and violence in Tanzania
December 1, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ben Gardner presented “A Commodity Chain Analysis of the Serengeti Landscape: How Saving Nature Legitimizes Dispossession” at the 2014 annual meeting of the African Studies Association. Gardner presented his work on the panel “African Wildlife in the Crossfire: Rethinking Conservation Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation.” Connecting visual, and textual analysis with his ethnographic work in Tanzania, Gardner showed how trans-national non-profit organizations use social media to educate the public about the history, meaning and value of African conservation, and how they mobilize this knowledge to help justify evictions for conservation.
Bruce Burgett consults on public scholarship at UC Berkeley
December 1, 2014 - IAS dean and professor Bruce Burgett visited UC Berkeley to consult on public scholarship and community engagement initiatives in development on that campus. He met with faculty members, students, and administrators, focusing on his work with Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life and the UW graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship (co-administered by IAS).
Wadiya Udell presents research on care for youth in the justice system
November 26, 2014 - IAS faculty member Wadiya Udell presented on "Barriers and Facilitators of Continuous Care for Youth in the Justice System" at the 2014 International Symposium on Minority and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference, “Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity” at National Harbor, Maryland. In a qualitative study of youth in the juvenile justice system, detention staff, and community health care providers, Udell identifies the unique set of issues and needs that make establishing continuity of care challenging for adjudicated youth, and highlights the need for structural changes when supporting their health and wellness.
Concetta Leggio is the November 2014 ASUWB Student of the Month
November 26, 2014 - IAS Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Concetta Leggio was selected as the November 2014 ASUWB Student of the Month Award recipient. Concetta is a part of the Student Philanthropy Education Program, was instrumental in gathering volunteers for the W Day celebration on campus, and was deeply involved with the logistics and planning of the Veterans Appreciation Open House, serving on the tri-campus Veteran’s Appreciation Committee that planned events on all three campuses to honor veterans throughout the week. She is a great leader on campus and continues to dedicate her time to bettering the UW Bothell campus community. Congratulations, Concetta!
IAS faculty members collaborate at the UW Whiteley Center
November 26, 2014 - IAS faculty members S. Charusheela, Ron Krabill, Kristy Leissle, and Lauren Lichty spent a welcome long weekend, November 20-23, on a writing retreat at the Whiteley Center on San Juan Island. Enjoying the change of scenery to the marine biology community of the UW Friday Harbor Laboratories, the four made productive use of the quiet, focused time to advance their various works-in-progress and engage in enlightening, supportive discussion. The "writing and creation retreat" is one of two sponsored annually by IAS, funded by IAS's Initiatives to Develop Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Collaboration (I-DISCO).
Amaranth Borsuk speaks at the Rhode Island School of Design
November 20, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk participated in a graduate course on the future of writing and gave an artist's talk, "The Hand and the Page in the Digital Age," as part of the Writing+ series at the Rhode Island School of Design. The series has included John Cayley, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Nick Montfort. She also published an interview with her collaborator Andy Fitch in Bomb Magazine.
Julie Shayne, Camille Walsh, and Alka Kurian participate in the 2014 National Women’s Studies Association
November 17, 2014 - IAS faculty members Julie Shayne, Camille Walsh, and Alka Kurian participated in the 2014 National Women’s Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Shayne presented papers on “Researching Activism and Archiving Justice in the Americas” and “Feminist Mentoring and Undergraduate Research,” and was honored at a book reception for her new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas organized by SUNY press. Walsh co-presented on “Restorative Justice and Sexual Assault Cases on College Campuses” with the Director of the University of Oregon Women’s Center. Kurian presented "Punishment By Rape: Gender and Citizenship through the Prism of Caste-discrimination and Sexual Violence" and read an excerpt from her novel A Bitter Inheritance at the conference’s open mike session.
Bruce Kochis and Kristy Leissle host screening of Moolaade
November 17, 2014 - IAS faculty members Bruce Kochis and Kristy Leissle hosted a discussion following the screening of Moolaade, as part of the Seattle International Film Festival's Six Continents Series. Moolaade, from acclaimed Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene, is the story of Colle, a woman in Burkina Faso, West Africa, who protects a group of young girls from the practice of female genital cutting. The event was hosted at the SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus.
Chelsea Carter publishes in Delirious Hem
November 17, 2014 - IAS Master Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics alum, Chelsea Carter, published her poem “Service” in Delirious Hem. The special issue of the journal focused on alt lit and rape culture.
Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship comes home to IAS
November 13, 2014 - The UW graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship is now a three-way partnership between the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, the UW Graduate School, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Developed through the agency of the Simpson Center, the Certificate draws heavily on the portfolio pedagogy developed by IAS and the M.A. in Cultural Studies. It is designed to enable UW doctoral and master's degree students to integrate their intellectual, political, and professional interests through engagement with diverse publics. Miriam Bartha will continue to co-direct the Certificate with IAS dean Bruce Burgett, and to serve as the Certificate’s primary program advisor for prospective and enrolled graduate fellows. Fifteen IAS faculty members are affiliated with the Certificate as actual or potential practicum or portfolio advisors.
IAS faculty and staff contribute to the American Studies Association conference
November 12, 2014 - IAS faculty and staff members Miriam Bartha, Dan Berger, Bruce Burgett, David Goldstein, and Jed Murr participated in the 2014 American Studies Association conference in Los Angeles. They contributed to a wide variety of sessions: "This Bridge We Call Cyberspace: The Radical Potential of Digital Scholarship" (Bartha); "Critical Prison Studies: Fury of the Oppressed: Fifty Years of California Anti-Prison Organizing" (Berger); "Who Gives a Sh*t If It Counts: Designing Counter-Disciplinary Digital Publication" (Burgett); "Performance and Play at the Edge of the Administered World" (Goldstein); and "Serious Children, Serious Childhood" (Murr).
Amaranth Borsuk launches new book, As We Know
November 12, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk published As We Know. Co-authored with Andy Finch, the book was selected as winner of the 2013 Subito Press Poetry award. Borsuk also co-moderated a panel, "Perspectives on the Evolving Book Object," with poet John Beer as part of Design Week Portland, and contributed to two sessions at the "[Dis]embodied Poetics" conference at Naropa: “Collaborative Being: Gender, Race, and Sexuality” and “Touching Writing, Haptic Thinking: Embodiment, performance, and touch-screen literature.” And she published a book review of Andrew Zawacki's Videotape in the new issue of Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion.
Dan Berger publishes Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era
November 12, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published a new book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, with the University of North Carolina Press. In one review of the book, Khalil Muhammad said "No histories of post-civil rights America can ignore this indispensable book." A second review by Robin Kelley called the book “an urgent account of a dynamic and complex black radical movement whose profound impact could not be contained behind bars.” Berger gave a reading from the book at the Howard Zinn Book Fair in San Francisco on Nov 15.
Jennifer Atkinson and Amy Lambert present on environmental humanities
November 12, 2014 - IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson and Amy Lambert presented their work at a Simpson Center for the Humanities faculty workshop on the environmental humanities. Co-organized by Atkinson and Gary Handwerk (Department of English, UW Seattle), the event launched a 2014-15 Simpson Center Crossdisciplinary Research Cluster which seeks to promote interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaborations in the area of the environmental humanities. Atkinson also presented at the Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research Planning conference, along with UW Bothell staff members Russell Cannon, Ismaila Maidadi, and Danielle Rowland. The presentation explored how UW Bothell's first-year Discovery Core course sequence supports student success and retention rates through an ePortfolio-based curriculum and course-integrated academic support systems.
Gregory Laynor speaks at The New Foundation in Seattle
November 5, 2014 - IAS Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy fellow Gregory Laynor will participate in a discussion of performance and installation artist Hito Steyerl’s work on Friday, November 7 at The New Foundation in Seattle. Laynor will be joined by Jen Kagan for the discussion, following a screening of Steyerl’s Is the Museum a Battlefield?.
Martha Groom mentors conservation professionals
November 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom mentored graduate students and early career professionals in conservation at the Student Conference on Conservation Science in New York City. At the conference, Groom also co-facilitated a workshop on active learning methods in conservation education with her long-time collaborator Ana Porzecanski.
Wanda Gregory speaks on “mindful games” at the International Symposium of Contemplative Studies
November 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory presented her research on “mindful games” at the International Symposium of Contemplative Studies. The talk focused on the ability of games to help patients deal with the adverse effects of chemotherapy, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, stress, and depression. It highlighted both the benefits of some forms of game play for enhancing cognitive functions and the promise neuro-gaming design holds for future therapies.
IAS faculty active at creative retreat
November 5, 2014 - IAS faculty members Kristin Gustafson, David Goldstein, Alice Pedersen, and Yolanda Padilla spent the weekend of October 30-November 2 at the Whiteley Center on San Juan Island, where they wrote, read, and engaged in lively discussions about pedagogy, diversity, and IAS’s American and Ethnic Studies curriculum. The “writing and creation retreat,” one of two sponsored annually by IAS, was funded through IAS’s Initiatives to Develop Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Collaboration (I-DISCO).
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas have a solo exhibition in Helsinki, Finland
November 5, 2014 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are opening an exhibit new works in Helsinki, Finland. The show is located at Oksasenkatu 11 Gallery in Helsinki and curated by Ruler. It is titled “In A Narrow Circle Of Acquaintance“ and consists of 10 new works dealing with notions of taste. The show runs from November 13 to November 30.
IAS welcomes new staff members to its team
November 3, 2014 – IAS welcomes four new (or returning) staff members to our team. Priya Frank is the new Associate Director of Advancement for IAS. A 2011 graduate of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, she brings to her new position deep commitments to innovative programs emphasizing access, engagement, education, and inclusion, together with more than nine years of fundraising experience at University of Washington’s UW World Series and Office of Minority Affairs and Advancement. Simone Willynck joins IAS as the new Office Assistant III in the Main Office. A recent graduate of University of Washington Seattle with a BA in Communication and a minor in Diversity, she served as a mentor and event planner for the Dream Project. She also brings to her new position over five years’ of office management experience. Michael Won is the new Student Office Assistant for IAS, working the front desk of the UW1 office. He is currently enrolled in the Community Psychology program, and is an active volunteer as a youth mentor in his church. Finally, Leslie Schiffman has returned to IAS to help with the planning and coordination of our busy faculty search season, along with other related tasks. Welcome to everyone!
Marcus Johnson discusses Ferguson: What’s Next?
November 3, 2014 – Marcus Johnson, a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student, will be participating in a public discussion on Ferguson: What’s Next on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM in Discovery Hall 061. He will be joined by Alexes Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology at UW Seattle, and John Vinson, Chief of Police, UW Police Department for a moderated talk hosted by the First Year and Pre-Major Office (CUSP). This event is free and open to the public.
Bruce Burgett publishes Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition
October 31, 2014 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett co-edited a hybrid print-digital second edition of Keywords for American Cultural Studies. The publication contains 64 revised essays from the first edition, along with 30 new essays, distributed across the print book and the accompanying website. Developed in partnership with NYU Press, the website allows users to read (or submit) post-publication essays, to search all of the essays (print, digital, and post-publication), and to learn about how Keywords is and can be used in courses. Keywords essays on “war” by UW Bothell Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Jeffords and “skill” by IAS Director of Graduate Programs Miriam Bartha are include, along with Burgett’s essay on “sex”.
MA in Cultural Studies hosts filmmaker Vera Bruner-Sung for a screening of her film BELLA VISTA
October 31, 2014 – IAS’s Master of Arts in Cultural Studies will host the award-winning filmmaker Vera Bruner-Sung for a screening of her film Bella Vista on November 6, 5:45 PM, UW1-051. Bella Vista is a meditation on displacement and adaptation in the contemporary American West, following the lives of international students in Missoula, Montana. This event is being coordinated on campus by IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner. A Q&A session with the director following the screening will be led by members of the MACS first-year cohort. The event is open to the public.
Rebecca Aanerud publishes on humility and whiteness
October 31, 2014 - IAS associate dean and faculty member Rebecca Aanerud published "Humility and Whiteness: “How did I look without seeing, hear without listening?” in the collection of essays White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism: How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem? Aanerud’s essay focuses on the pedagogical promise of the crisis set in motion when white students start to come to terms with racism, whiteness, and complicity. She introduces a theoretical framework of humility as a means for understanding how we might help our students negotiate (not negate) this difficult reality of being a "white problem. The essay and book is downloadable here.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas participate in an exhibition in Oslo, Norway
October 27, 2014 - IAS faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas participated in an exhibition at Demon's Mouth Gallery in Oslo, Norway. The exhibition, "Karaoke Nights," runs from October 9 to October 23.
Alka Kurian brings the Seattle South Asian Film Festival to UW Bothell
October 27, 2014 – Co-directed by IAS Faculty member Alka Kurian, the 9th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is organized in collaboration with UW Bothell, Cascadia Community College and Roxy Cinema, Renton. The festival will run from October 31 – November 9, 2014, bringing some of the most radical and innovative films on gender, human rights, LGBT issues, education, and the environment coming out of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to UW Bothell and the Seattle area. Twenty one of the screenings and a free panel discussion will take place at UW Bothell or Cascadia Community College. You can read Alka's article on the event in the Seattle Globalist. Tickets may be purchased directly from SSAFFF’s schedule of screenings.
Jin-Kyu Jung participates in meeting on “Revisiting Critical GIS”
October 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung participated in a special meeting focused on “Revisiting Critical GIS” in Friday Harbor, WA. from October 17 to 20. This meeting re-examined theories and practices of critical GIS, which were originated from the Friday Harbor meeting between critical human geographers and GIS practitioners two decades ago. It drew a particular attention to new developments in the field, including the rapid development and dissemination of digital geospatial technologies, Big Data, the Geographic Web, and the spatial humanities.
Johanna Crane gives invited talk on global health at Brown University
October 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane gave an invited talk on “The Indirect Costs of Global Health: Administrative Labor and Invisibility in Global Health Science” in the Department of Anthropology at Brown University. The talk surfaced the power dynamics inherent to the “boring,” shadow side of global health science, where stakes are measured not in life and death, or even in scientific discovery, but in paperwork and conference calls.
Deborah Caplow speaks at the Yale University and publishes through “Poetry on Buses”
October 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow took part in a panel discussion celebrating the opening of new exhibit at Yale University Art Gallery: " Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection." The discussion focused on the prints of the Taller de Gráfica Popular. Closer to home, she had a poem accepted for 4Culture’s Poetry on Buses project. Be sure to look for it on your next bus ride.
Bruce Burgett speaks on “Sex History Games” at Northwestern University
October 27, 2014 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett was an invited speaker at “On Moving Ground: The Unsettled States of American Studies,” a symposium held at Northwestern University to mark the publication of a new book, Unsettled States: Nineteenth Century American Literary Studies. Burgett’s contribution to the symposium, “Sex History Games,” discussed four games played by US literary historians when they approach questions of sex and sexuality: hide-and-seek, tag-you’re-it, Marco Polo, and Blind Man’s Bluff.
Jed Murr speaks on prison arts and interdisciplinary pedagogy
October 16, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jed Murr served as a moderator and respondent for a panel on "Genre and Aesthetics in Prisons" at Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism hosted by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University. He also met with faculty members at the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College to discuss interdisciplinary pedagogy and visited two institute classes to give talks about "Rethinking Race."
Ted Hiebert discusses pataphysics and opens new work in Korea
October 16, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert gave a paper on "Muddy aesthetics and the 'pataphysics' of digital culture" at the 2014 Society for Literature, Science and the Arts conference. He also opened new work at the Seoul National University Museum of Art as part of his long-term collaboration with Noxious Sector. The work is part of the "Hybrid Highlights" exhibit curated by Art Clay for the Digital Art Weeks Festival.
Kristin Gustafson presents at the American Journalism Historians Association
October 16, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson (link) presented on her research at the 2014 conference of the American Journalism Historians Association. Her talk, "Digitizing Newspaper Archives: Preserving Ethnic Media and Community News," was part of a juried panel titled "Doing History in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities in Scholarship and Teaching to Safeguard the Preservation of Historical Inquiry."
David Goldstein co-leads strategic planning workshop at the National College Learning Center Association
October 16, 2014 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein, along with Karen Rosenberg (former Director of the Writing and Communication Center and former Associate Director of the TLC) and Erin Hill (Director of the Quantitative Skills Center and Associate Director of the TLC), led a workshop on strategic planning at the 2014 National College Learning Center Association Conference, receiving near-perfect evaluations from the participants. The workshop led participants through the initial steps of creating a learner-centered strategic plan for a learning center.
IAS faculty and staff participate in the 2014 Imagining America conference
October 16, 2014 - IAS Dean Bruce Burgett, Director of Graduate Studies Miriam Bartha, faculty member Ron Krabill, and MA in Cultural Studies graduate student Suzanne Cohen all participated in the 2014 conference of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life on “Organizing. Culture. Change,” along with UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh and Director of Diversity Terryl Ross. Burgett led the day-long National Advisory Board (NAB) meeting and the NAB seminar, “The University, What’s It Good For?”, while Bartha co-facilitated a workshop on “How Do We Know? Defining Community Impact Metrics in Partnership.” Yeigh attended a half-day convening of Imagining America’s Presidents Council.
Clamor launches its first iPad app
Clamor, UW Bothell's annual Literary and Arts Journal, launched its first iPad app! The free app, which was spearheaded by recent Interdisciplinary Arts graduate Ian Almacen and Clamor co-mentor and IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk, includes the contents of the most recent issue, plus bonus media not available in print.
Warren Gold presents on Restoration Ecology Network capstone program
October 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Warren Gold presented on the UW Restoration Ecology Network capstone program, along with Carleen Weebers (UW Tacoma) and Kern Ewing and Jim Fridley (UW Seattle). The paper, "University - community partnerships facilitate local restoration efforts and provide realistic experience for future careers,” was part of the 2014 Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest regional conference “SER Collaborative Restoration Conference - from Community Efforts to Landscape Scale”.
David Nixon and Kristy Leissle publish second volume of The Monolith
October 6, 2014 - IAS faculty members David Nixon and Kristy Leissle have published the second volume of their science fiction short story collection, The Monolith. The subtitle of the volume, "Everybody Dies," highlights a key philosophical theme running throughout the stories. As with the first volume, the original stories in the collection were authored by UW Bothell students in Nixon and Leissle's autumn quarter Discovery Core I course: "Thinking Beyond Borders: Philosophical Explorations of Science Fiction."
Jin-Kyu Jung publishes on code clouds
October 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung published “Code clouds: Qualitative geovisualization of geotweets” in The Canadian Geographer. Drawing on examples from an Jung’s exploratory study of geotweets in King County, WA, the article suggests that geotagged social media can provide singificant research opportunities for geographers and GIScientists in the digital age. It reviews innovative approaches to studying spatially linked social media, and introduces “code clouds” as a potential technique for the qualitative geovisualization approaches.
David Goldstein discusses clicker pedagogy at the National Race and Pedagogy conference
October 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein presented on “Using ‘Clickers’ to Teach about Race” at the National Race and Pedagogy Conference at the University of Puget Sound. Goldstein’s talk focused on the ways in which clickers – hand-held devices that allow an instructor to poll a classroom on an issue with immediate results – can be particularly useful when teaching sensitive but crucial subjects such as race, ethnicity, and stereotyping.
Warren Gold presents on invasive plant species and crows
October 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member Warren Gold presented research on invasive plant species and crows in the campus wetlands done in collaboration with two IAS undergraduate students, Ian Barlow and Sarah Park, and a former IAS student, Holly Zox, who is now an instructor at Edmonds Community College. The paper, "Crows and the Recruitment of Invasive Plant Species in a Restored Freshwater Wetland,” was part of the “Meeting the Challenge: Preventing, Detecting, and Controlling Invasive Plants” conference held at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.
Amaranth Borsuk exhibits Whispering Galleries and performs in New Haven, Connecticut
October 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk launched two new installations of her interactive textwork, Whispering Galleries, in New Haven Connecticut. The work was installed in New Haven's City Hall in early September, as well as at the Institute Library, Connecticut's oldest independent circulating library. The Institute Library launch included a talk about the history of the library, which was founded in 1826 for the education of apprentices (like the subject of Whispering Galleries), a performance of popular violin music of the period, and an artist's talk by Borsuk. The evening concluded with a collaborative performance by Borsuk and violinist Gregory Thompkins, bringing the erasure work to life.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit their work in Portugal
September 29, 2014 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas have work on exhibition at the Circular Festival in Portugal from 26 September to 31 October. Their piece, “Ikea das Rendas,” is at the Museum of Rendas de Bilros in Vila do Conde.
Miriam Bartha publishes on the intermediary work of hybrid staff positions
September 26, 2014 - IAS Director of Graduate Programs Miriam Bartha published “This Bridge Called My Job: Translating, Re-Valuing, and Leveraging Intermediary Administrative Work” in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. Co-authored with directors of centers focused on civic engagement at the University of Richmond, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Illinois Chicago, the article explores the insights, dilemmas, and strategies of those working in hybrid positions in order to effect social and institutional change.
Robertson Allen publishes in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds
September 24, 2014 - IAS faculty member Robertson Allen published an interview in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds in an issue focusing on Games, Gamification, and Labor Politics. The interviewee is Colonel Casey Wardynski, the long-time director of “America's Army,” the official U.S. Army video game. Allen returned in this fall to UW Bothell, following a six month research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at Leuphana University, Germany, where he completed a book on the subject of military gaming and began a new ethnographic project focusing on multinational companies that contract military simulation technologies to global state militaries, including those in the United States.
Sarah Dowling publishes Down
September 19, 2014 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling published a new book of poetry, Down, with Coach House Books. In one review of Down, CA Conrad says, “I have tremendous respect for any poet who strives to be even half as great as Sarah Dowling.” Among the stops on her book tour are the University Book Store in Seattle and The Switch in Portland.
Karam Dana speaks on politics and conflict in the Middle East
September 17, 2014 - IAS faculty Karam Dana spoke in three venues on politics and conflict in the Middle East. He was interviewed on Russia Today (Arabic) on the United Nations general secretary's attempt for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, and on King5 news after President Obama's speech on US Strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Video: https://www.facebook.com/uwbothell?ref=br_tf). He also delivered a commentary Professor John McKay’s lecture, “Terrorism and Military Detention: How the Irish May Save Palestine.” The latter was part of Seattle University’s Influential Voices Lecture Series.
Rachel Pulver retires from IAS
September 15, 2014 - Long-time IAS staff member Rachel Pulver retired from her position as the IAS Office Assistant on Friday, September 12. Rachel had served in that role since 1999, including one year at the Canyon Park campus building. Her presence at the front desk has been one of the enduring hallmarks of IAS.
Happy retirement, Rachel!
Kari Lerum and Alice Pederson to speak at Race & Pedagogy conference
September 15, 2014 - IAS faculty members Kari Lerum and Alice Pederson will speak at the annual Race and Pedagogy conference held at the University of Puget Sound (UPS) on September 25-27. This year’s topic is “What NOW is the Work of Education and Justice?: Mapping a New Critical Conscience.” Lerum will speak on a panel entitled: "Presumed Incompetent and Beyond: Surviving Post Tenure Currencies and Liabilities." Pederson will run a workshop on “(Un)writing Race: Using 'Race' as a Category for Deconstruction and Radical Play in the Composition Classroom.” They will be joined at the conference by keynote speakers Angela Davis, Winona LaDuke, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.
Michael Goldberg jams during dialysis – don’t miss this one
September 15, 2014 - IAS faculty member Michael Goldberg had an earlier story about his at-home dialysis in the Everett Herald. This time, he recorded a song, for a follow-up story. Look out Psy. Catch “High” here before it goes viral.
Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill discuss “Terror at the Mall”
September 15, 2014 - IAS faculty members Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill joined Director Dan Reed in a panel discussion following the West Coast premier of Reed's documentary, "Terror at the Mall." The documentary is built primarily from security camera footage and interviews with survivors of the al Shabaab attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall in September, 2013. The event was sponsored by HBO and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) at SIFF's Uptown Theatre.
Rebecca Brown publishes “The Fall is Hard” in The Stranger
September 15, 2014 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown published an essay, “The Fall is Hard – Just Look at All the Art That’s Been Made about It,” in the September 10, 2014 issue of The Stranger. The essay is accompanied by images created by Seattle artist Claire Cowrie.
Alka Kurian interviews Sonora Jha on U-WAVE
September 9, 2014 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian interviewed Indian writer and Seattle University professor of communications Sonora Jha on her U-WAVE radio show “Writers and Filmmakers of Color.” The hour-long program focused on Foreign, Jha's debut novel on farmer suicides in India.
Jin-Kyu Jung publishes op-ed on Buffalo, New York’s East Side
September 9, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung published an op-ed essay, “Struggling East Side needs a caring champion,” co-authored with Dr. Henry Taylor (Director of Center for the Urban Studies at SUNY-Buffalo) in The Buffalo News. The essay argues that the recent economic boom in Buffalo won’t automatically spark the revitalization of precarious East Side neighborhoods.
Warren Gold, Becca Price, and Susan Waters publish on IAS science pedagogy
September 9, 2014 - IAS faculty members Warren Gold, Becca Price, and Susan Waters described some of their course-based research experiences in a new online database called CUREnet. CUREnet is a collection of exemplary courses in which students get to participate in research. Gold discusses the three quarter sequence of Restoration Ecology Network courses in which students work with community partners to restore the habitat of local sites. Waters and Price describe BES 301: Science Methods and Practice, a course in which students learn about the nature and process of science by doing science.
Dan Berger publishes on prisons, police, and Ferguson in Salon.com
September 9, 2014 - AS faculty member Dan Berger published "America's Fortress of Blood: The death of George Jackson and the ride of the prison industrial complex" in Salon.com. The article connects the death 1971 killing of prisoner George Jackson by California prison guards with the contemporary killing of young black men and women in places such as Ferguson, Missouri.
David Goldstein co-chairs national conference of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, Evidence-Based Learning
September 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center director David Goldstein co-chaired the fifth annual national conference of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) in Boston. AAEEBL is an international, professional organization whose mission is to deepen learning and to transform institutions with electronic portfolios and other learner-centered, online technologies that support lifelong educational and career growth. Goldstein and his co-chair led an international team of scholars to plan the program, select presentations, conduct on-site logistics, and assess the outcomes. He will continue to serve on the planning committee for the 2015 conference.
Jeanette Sanchez Teaches Monster Morality
September 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jeanette Sanchez taught BIS 322 Monster Morality this summer. As part of community-based learning experience in the course, students partnered with The Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council to create a Monster Movie Double Feature at Lake Forest Park City Hall. Students presented background information about the films and hosted a question/answer session for both movies. The audience ranged from teenagers to retirees, and included Lake Forest Park Mayor Mary Jane Gross.
Shauna Carlisle publishes in Social Work in Public Health
August 25, 2014 - IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle (link) published "Disaggregating Race and Ethnicity in Chronic Health Conditions: Implications for Public Health Social Work" in Social Work in Public Health. The study examines ethnic subgroup variation in chronic health conditions. It cautions that public health social workers must be attentive to far more ethnic heterogeneity than is made apparent through broad racial categories.
Carrie Lanza participates in Social Work and Arts Practices Symposium
August 22, 2014 - IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza participated in the Social Work and Arts Practices Symposium at the University of Michigan. The working group consisted of teams of administrators and faculty representing schools of social work, art, design, theatre, music, and media at University of Michigan, USC, Washington University, NYU, and the UW, along with a handful of arts organizations and foundations, including MOMA and the Pulitzer Foundation. The group meets annually to envision and develop academic and community partnerships that draw on arts-based approaches in social work pedagogy and social practice in the arts. Lanza's contribution to the symposium was her talk, Towards an Embodied Community Arts Praxis for Social Work.
Martha Groom leads short course on "Interdisciplinary Conservation Education"
August 22, 2014 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom led a short course "Interdisciplinary Conservation Education: Strategies for Attracting a Diversity of Learners" at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, MT. Drawing on the meeting theme "Crossing Conservation Boundaries," Groom challenged conservation biologists to create interdisciplinary conservation courses to engage a broader group of students in conservation. With her long-term collaborator Ana Porzecanski of the American Museum of Natural History, she led a group of educators working within formal and informal settings through strategies for creating interdisciplinary modules and re-envisioning traditional course structures.
Amaranth Borsuk exhibits, performs, and discusses electronic literature
August 19, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Milwaukee for the annual Electronic Literature Organization conference, where her collaboration Abra, a hybrid artist's book and iPad app, was exhibited as part of the gallery show Disperse the Light, which was reviewed by Ilya Szilak in the Huffington Post. While in Milwaukee, Borsuk gave a reading at the famed Woodland Pattern Bookshop with Ian Hatcher and Stephanie Strickland, "Between Print and Pixels." Her artist's book Sunt Lacrimae Rerum was exhibited at 23Sandy gallery in Portland this summer and is included in the exhibit Book Power Redux, currently at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Finally, Borsuk was interviewed by WPKN radio in Connecticut about her collaboration with Brad Bouse, Whispering Galleries, which is currently on display in the branches of the New Haven Free Public Library, and which will be moving to City Hall and the Institute Library in September.
Dan Berger publishes on “Black August” in Dissent
August 19, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published “From Freedom Summer to Black August” in Dissent: A Quarterly of Politics and Culture. The essay discusses the history and politics of Black August, a holiday to pay tribute to African-American history in the context of an ever-expanding carceral state.
Jed Murr performs at the Henry Art Gallery
August 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jed Murr performed with artist Molly Mac as part of the Henry Art Gallery's Summer Field Studies "Performance Tour: How to get THERE (the dam) from HERE (seattle)". The mobile, multiform, multi-site event was the culmination of Mac's year-long series of exhibitions, performances, writings and events in which the artist developed and explored a relationship with the Grand Coulee Dam. Murr read and performed throughout the day as the character and concept Pink in relation to Mac's writing and performances.
Kristin Gustafson publishes on the immigrant press in Journalism
August 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published "Revisiting the Immigrant Press" (.pdf) in Journalism. Co-authored with Andrea Allen Hickerson, the article draws on interviews with 27 journalists in 3 states. It reassesses the relevance of the immigrant press as a theoretically distinct concept as articulated by Robert Park nearly a century ago. In a related item, Gustafson has joined the Pacific Northwest Media Research Consortium, an international network of scholars researching the dynamics, contexts, and dimensions of media located in and impacting the Pacific Northwest.
IAS students display art work on campus banners
July 25, 2014 - IAS faculty members Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman, working closely with Carrie Bodle, Amaranth Borsuk, Deborah Caplow, Gary Carpenter, and Ted Hiebert, led the charge on developing banners around campus to display student art work. The students with work currently on exhibit are Christie Caldwell, Chris Chan, Logan Compau, Marina Ewing, Laura Hall, Aimee Harrison, Razvan Morar, Kim Potts, Tessa Rough, and Corbin Louis with Christyn Hutchens and Razvan Morar.
Kristy Leissle speaks at the Museum of History and Industry
July 24, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle spoke on "The History of West African Cocoa" at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) History Café series. The talk was planned in conjunction with "Chocolate: The Exhibition", a collection of chocolate artifacts and history developed by The Field Museum in Chicago and currently on tour at MOHAI from June 14-Sep 28 at MOHAI.
Yolanda Padilla helps to launch the Latina/o Studies Association
July 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla organized a roundtable and presented at the inaugural conference of the Latina/o Studies Association in Chicago. The roundtable, "Transnationalism Interrupting: Relocating Latina Feminisms," mapped transnational elements in a variety of cultural forms, teasing out what the term “transnational” means in relation to existing and emerging paradigms for the study of Latina social formations, identities, and cultural expressions.
Alka Kurian launches Writers and Filmmakers of Color on U-Wave
July 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian launched a new program, Writers and Filmmakers of Color, on UW Bothell’s U-Wave radio station. The program features interviews with local and global writers and filmmakers of color. It was kicked off by an hour-long interview with Saad Khan, director of “Chuppan Chupai” (“Hide and Seek”), a film about transgender Pakistanis.
Shauna Carlisle publishes in Ethnicity and Health
July 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle published “Perceived discrimination and chronic health in adults from nine ethnic subgroups in the USA” in the journal Ethnicity and Health. The article is a comparative analysis of the associations among chronic cardiovascular, respiratory and pain conditions, race, ethnicity, nativity, length of residency, and perceived discrimination among three racial and nine ethnic subgroups of Asian Americans (Vietnamese, Filipino, and Chinese), Latino-American (Cuban, Portuguese, and Mexican), and Afro-Caribbean American (Haitian, Jamaican, and Trinidadian/Tobagonian) respondents.
Dan Berger publishes essay on "Carceral Migrations"
July 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an essay in a new University of Washington book, The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific, edited by UW Seattle history professor Moon-Ho Jung and based on a 2011 UW conference. Berger's contribution to the volume is entitled "Carceral Migrations: Black Power and Slavery in 1970s Prison Radicalism."
Lauren Berliner comments on viral videos - and goats
June 30, 2014 - IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner will co-host a screening and discussion of viral videos at Northwest Film Forum in July. The event focuses on YouTube videos that haven’t received many views and considers what factors make some videos circulate widely while other are limited to audiences of already invested spectators. In a related item, Berliner commented on the rise of viral internet goat videos in the online magazine Nerve's article "The Unlikely Rise of the Internet Goat". What's next? Cows? Berliner says no.
IAS student Carly Ann Peterson wins James Madison Fellowship Award
June 26, 2014 - IAS American Studies and Culture, Literature, and the Arts double-major Carly Ann Peterson is the Washington state recipient of the prestigious James Madison Fellowship Award. The award supports the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies. Congratulations, Carly!
Dave Stokes and Santiago Lopez present their research at Saint Edwards State Park
June 20, 2014 - IAS faculty members Dave Stokes and Santiago Lopez, and IAS alumnus Elliot Church presented the results of their two-year study at a symposium on “English Holly in Pacific Northwest Forests” at Saint Edwards State Park. The symposium focused on presentations that addressed the state of scientific knowledge about English holly in PNW forests, managers’ experience with holly and current management and control practices in the PNW, an English holly policy and management agenda for the future, and additional scientific research needs.
Santiago Lopez and Jin-Kyu Jung win Royalty Research Fund award
June 20, 2014 - IAS faculty members Santiago Lopez and Jin-Kyu Jung won a Royalty Research Fund award. Their collaborative research project looks at connections among climate change, land use/land cover transformations, and human adaptation in the Tropical Andes. The study relies on a novel mixed-method approach to understanding the social context of environmental changes.
Santiago Lopez publishes on modeling agricultural change
June 20, 2014 - IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez published “Modeling agricultural change through logistic regression and cellular automata: A case study on shifting cultivation” in the Journal of Geographic Information System. The article aims at improving the understanding of local landscape dynamics associated with shifting cultivation systems through the integration of statistical and spatial analyses.
IAS Environmental Studies and Environmental Science students acknowledged at conference
June 20, 2014 - IAS Environmental Science and Studies students William Jonsson and Haley Duke obtained second place in the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition at the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (WAURISA) conference. Jonsson and Duke were mentored by IAS faculty members Santiago Lopez and Robert Turner. Their project was part of an ongoing collaboration with the Surface Water Management Department of the City of Bothell that sought to identify water accumulation areas and runoff within Bothell city limits. This project exemplifies UW Bothell’s ongoing partnership with the City of Bothell and provided recognition of GIS technology as vital for community development.
MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics hosts 2014 Spring Festival
June 17, 2014 - IAS’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics hosted its 2014 Spring Festival on June 7, featuring readings by its inaugural graduating class of 18 writers and guest artist CAConrad. Readings reflected diverse thesis work propelled by students’ inquiries into poetics, or why we write how we write. Several works crossed genres as well as art media bearing such arresting titles as Tales from Here and There, A~Mash~Up: A Poetics of Defiance in the Age of the internet of Everything, The Chirugeon, Read Without Listening, A Poetics of Miscommunication, and Quivering Tongues. The full program is available at: http://www.uwb.edu/mfa/program-events/springfestival.
MA in Policy Studies hosts 2014 Graduate Research Conference
June 17, 2014 - Graduating IAS students in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program presented their capstone research at the 2014 Research Conference, May 16. Students engaged policy arenas that included Human Rights, Social Welfare, Education, and the Environment, and explored questions such as the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit as an economic development tool, and the efficacy of court-appointed advocates for children in custody cases. For the full conference program, see: http://www.uwb.edu/policystudies/research/conference.
MA in Cultural Studies hosts 2014 Graduate Research Conference
June 17, 2014 - Graduating IAS students in the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program presented their capstone projects and degree portfolios at the 2014 Research Conference, May 23. The conference program was developed collaboratively, and was organized into four thematic categories: (1) Alternative Narratives; (2) The Importance of Space and Place in Shaping Communities and Cultural Identity; (3) Challenging Institutions; and (4) Arts-based Inquiry and Cultural Interventions. For a full conference program, see: http://www.uwb.edu/culturalstudies.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas screen and publish their work
June 17, 2014 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas presented a video work "Abstract Your Shit Is" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of "Viewing Voices: Voice and Moving Image". They also produced a text for the book Sleep Cures Sleepiness published by artist Martin Kohout's press TLTRPreß, Berlin. AND, Vanguard magazine reviewed Bergman and Salinas's art space, INCA Seattle, praising it as "provid[ing] some of the most conceptually stimulating programming available in Seattle."
MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics student awarded Chancellor's Medal
June 12, 2014 - IAS MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics student Katherine (Kat) Seidemann has been awarded the 2014 Chancellor’s Medal. The Chancellor’s Medal honors a member of the graduating class for his or her extraordinary commitment to learning while at the University of Washington Bothell. Seidemann also holds her BA from the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in Media and Communications and Society, Ethics and Human Behavior. The award recognizes Seidemann’s engagement in crossmedia work, her involvement with the literary journal Clamor, and her work as a Peer Writing Consultant at UW Bothell, Activity Design/Facilitator at the Henry Art Gallery and Layout Intern for the internationally-renowned literary journal, Golden Handcuffs Review. Kat Seidemann has also served as a Student Ambassador for the MFA program.
IAS graduate students pursuing further education
June 9, 2014 - Three graduating IAS Master of Arts students will go onto further study in Autumn 2014. Building upon the critical, creative, and analytical skills emphasized in IAS graduate programs, Bogdana Manole (Cultural Studies, 2014) will pursue a PhD in Environmental Social Science at Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Omer Terrason (Policy Studies, 2014) will pursue a Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics at University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Calvin Timmons (Cultural Studies, 2014) will pursue a PhD in American Studies at Washington State University’s Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies. Congratulations to all three!
Stuart Streichler delivers paper at the Law and Society Association
June 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Stuart Streichler delivered a paper on "The Cultural Resonance of War Crimes Trials" at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also served as chair and discussant for a panel on “War Crimes and War Criminals.”
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren publishes and performs
June 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren has had a busy couple of months. She published “Dramatizing Translation: Performance, Cultural Tourism, and the Transnational” in The Journal of Contemporary Thought. Along with collaborator Dr, Nirmal Selvamony, she ran a workshop and performed Komal Swaminathan’s Thaneer Thaneer at the Central University of Tamil Nadu. She also premiered two performances: “We Carry the Water, with dancers Jessica Landry, Diana Garcia-Snyder, and Belle Wolf; and “Water Theatres,” with actress and singer Deborah Jacoby and dancers Jessica Landry, Diana Garcia-Snyder, and Belle Wolf. Both performances were part of the “We Are Water” exhibit at Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jeanne Heuving reads at and participates in the Cascadia Poetry Festival
June 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving read at and participated in the Cascadia Poetry Festival, sponsored by SPLAB and Seattle University. Heuving joined Joanne Kyger, Stephen Collis, and George Stanley in a panel discussion of “Cascadian Poetics: Innovations from Here.”
Johanna Crane speaks in Uganda on global health science
June 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane travelled to Uganda where she spoke with medical doctors, global health practitioners, and fellow social scientists about her recently published book, Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science. She gave a talk titled "Scrambling for Africa: The Politics of Partnership in Global Health Research" at three locations: the Makerere Institute for Social Research; the Infectious Disease Institute at Makerere University; and at the ISS Clinic at Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
IAS faculty members win Simpson Center awards
June 3, 2014 - Five IAS faculty members won awards from the Simpson Center for the Humanities in their spring round. Ron Krabill and Ben Gardner led the charge “African Pictures in Theory and Practice: Public Scholarship and African Cinema.” Shauna Carlisle is part of the WIRED (Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity, and Difference) research cluster. Karam Dana is part of the “Palestine and the Public Sphere” research cluster. Johanna Crane is contributing to the “Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology.” Congratulations to all.
Julie Shayne publishes Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas
June 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne published Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas with SUNY Press. Part of SUNY Press’s “Praxis: Theory in Action” series, Taking Risks is an interdisciplinary collection of essays about feminist and women’s social movements in the Americas, all of which engage discussions of activist scholarship. The fourteen scholar-activist-artist contributors include IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle, MACS student Mahala Lettvin, and IAS senior Jessica Manfredi. (Taking Risks will be formally released July 1, but is presently available for pre-order.)
Becca Price publishes articles about how students learn about dominant types of genes
June 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Becca Price co-authored an article, “The Dominance Concept Inventory,” in CBE-Life Science Education. The article describes a tool that measures what students understand about the relationships between different pairs of gene types. A common example of a dominant gene is the eye color gene for brown eyes – someone who inherits both brown and blue versions of the eye color gene has brown eyes. Students learning genetics often conflate dominance with being common or with being selectively advantageous. The tool Price and her colleagues developed helps instructors determine whether their students understand the differences among dominance, commonness, and advantage.
Alka Kurian edits special issue of Studies in South Asian Film and Media
June 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian edited a special issue of Studies in South Asian Film and Media on “New Trends in Indian Cinema.” The special issue includes five articles, along with in introductory editorial by Kurian.
Karam Dana lectures at University of Oregon
June 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana delivered an invited lecture, “Palestinian Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy,” at the University of Oregon, along with speakers Marc Lynch (George Washington University) and Nicole Watts (San Francisco State University). The event was part of the inaugural symposium of the William Rutherford Middle East Initiative, which is aimed at engaging students, scholars, and larger community around the study of the Middle East, and establishing a Middle East Studies minor.
IAS faculty members, staff, and students participate in the Cultural Studies Association conference
June 3, 2014 - IAS contributed broadly to the 12th annual Cultural Studies Association conference, “Ecologies: Relations of Culture, Matter, and Power," held in Salt Lake City. Bruce Burgett delivered the Presidential Address, “Coyote Meets Road Runner; or, What is Called Public (Cultural Studies) Scholarship,” and moderated a roundtable on multimodal publishing. Lauren Berliner and Amoshaun Toft ran a workshop on teaching through media production. Jed Murr coordinated a seminar on “pedagogy and performance in the undercommons” and Ron Krabill coordinated another on “the romance of collaboration.” Carrie Lanza and Miriam Bartha participated in Krabill’s seminar. Bartha also contributed to a mentoring workshop and a seminar on institutionalizing cultural studies. IAS Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Bogdana Manole presented a paper on “The recognition of ‘nature’ in regulatory policy.”
Wanda Gregory participates in National Center for Women & Information Technology summit
May 29, 2014 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory co-presented a new game with Play Works Studio at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) summit last week. The robotics game, with the working title "RoBees," is designed to teach young girls how to program and recently received National Science Foundation funding. Gregory is a member of the advisory board for Play Works Studio and has been involved in the game design and narrative for this project. Several University of Washington Bothell students have taken part in the project and will continue to work with Gregory and Play Works Studios as the project moves forward into the finals of the NCWIT DevelopHer competition.
David Goldstein publishes in Teaching with Heart
May 29, 2014 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center director David Goldstein published a brief essay on Katha Pollitt’s poem “Lilacs in September,” in Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach, edited by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner. The essay describes how the poem inspires his teaching even amidst trauma and uncertainty.
Dave Stokes and Santiago Lopez publish in Northwest Science
May 27, 2014 - IAS faculty members Dave Stokes and Santiago Lopez, along with two former IAS undergraduates, Elliott Church and David Cronkright, published “Pictures of an Invasion: English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) in a Semi-Natural Pacific Northwest Forest,” in the journal Northwest Science. The article reports the findings of a two-year study of the invasion of Northwest forest by English holly, a non-native species.
Julie Shayne facilitates workshop at Universal Leadership Conference
May 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne co-facilitated a workshop at UW Bothell student organized Universal Leadership Conference. Shayne and IAS senior Jessica Manfredi co-organized the workshop, “From Stories to Leadership: The Importance of Latino/a and Chicano/a Studies,” which explored the importance of learning and sharing one’s history as related to developing leadership and mentoring skills. They were joined by Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior major Alejandra Perez and UW Bothell pre-major Gabi Alvarado as co-facilitators.
INCA Seattle hosts student exhibitions
May 27, 2014 - INCA Seattle, an artist run space developed and curated by IAS faculty members Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman, hosted two student exhibitions. The first was curated by IAS Creative Writing and Poetics MFA students Aimee Harrison, Susan Brown and Kat Seidemann. The second will be curated by BA and MFA students Kaili Anderson, Ian Baello, Bolortuya Boldbaatar, Susan Brown, Justine Cline, Michael Dixon, Aimee Harrison, Allison Irving, Adriana Lara, Lisa Pesin, Harrison Pierce, Kat Seidemann, Brandon Vana and Ashley Woo. Both exhibitions are part of Bergman’s course "Where Art Belongs," a senior seminar on art curating.
Kari Lerum speaks on gender and information
May 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum spoke at the UW Seattle’s I School on “Gender and Information” as part of their research conversations series. The discussion focused the question of how the research and scholarship of feminist scholars might inform best practices for institutional transformation.
Amaranth Borsuk participates in digital humanities symposium in Hong Kong
May 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk presented several recent projects as part of a 3-day symposium on New Technologies and the Future of the Digital Humanities in Hong Kong. One of the projects was Whispering Galleries, a site-specific interactive artwork for the New Haven Public Library that invites visitors to interact with an anonymous diary from 1858 using the Leap Motion gestural interface. Additional information about the project is available via Site Projects. Borusk also published new poems in the journal Comma. Next week, her artist's book, Sunt Lacrimae Rerum, will be included in the exhibition Book Power Redux in Portland.
Becca Price and BIS 499 course featured in UW leading change report
May 14, 2014 - IAS faculty members Becca Price, along with faculty and staff involved in BIS 499, were featured in a UW Provost’s report on “Leading Change in Public Higher Education” focused specifically on “preparing students for life after graduation”(.pdf). Price appears in an article on her work to build students’ critical thinking skills in the context of science courses. IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett is joined by IAS faculty member Wadiya Udell and Career Center staff David Brown and Kim Wilson in an article on the “elevator speech” exercise in the IAS undergraduate curriculum’s Portfolio Capstone course.
Yolanda Padilla Speaks at Claremont Graduate University and Rice University
May 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla was an invited speaker at Claremont Graduate University's conference on "Race in the Hemisphere: Rethinking Comparative Analysis" and at Rice University's Global Hispanisms workshop. At Claremont, she presented her research on the role of Mexican and U.S. racial paradigms in shaping Mexican American literary responses to the Mexican Revolution. At Rice, she spoke as part of a weekend-long workshop on strategies for re-envisioning the future of the Recovering the U.S.-Hispanic Literary Heritage Project. The project is based at the University of Houston and focuses on recovering written materials by U.S. Latinas/os produced before 1960.
Gwen Ottinger wins NSF CAREER grant
May 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger has won a prestigious early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation for her project, “Environmental Justice and the Ethics of Science and Technology.” Over the 5-year grant, Ottinger will investigate how technologies for, and collaborations around, community air toxics monitoring affect the moral claims that environmental justice activists make on regulators and polluting industries; work with activist groups to develop new tools to interpret air monitoring data; and develop an immersive, community-based ethics course designed to train aspiring STEM professionals to think through the environmental justice consequences of their technological design decisions.
Johanna Crane participated in conference on HIV cure research
May 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane participated in "Unintended and Intended Implications of HIV Cure: A Social and Ethical Analysis", a three-day conference at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. The interdisciplinary gathering engaged virologists, clinical researchers, ethicists, social scientists, and policy scholars in a discussion about new developments in the field of HIV cure research. Crane’s presentation, “The Social Context of Curing HIV Among Infants: From Mississippi to South Africa and Back," was co-authored with Theresa Rossouw of the University of Pretoria.
Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman exhibit their work in Helsinki
May 8, 2014 - IAS faculty members Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman will participate in a group exhibition on May 28 at Gallery Augusta in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibit, "Festival of Positive Misunderstanding", is curated by Mikko Kuorinki and Diego Bruno (Ruler) and is organized in cooperation with HIAP and Nordic Culture Point. The exhibition focuses on artists working with text, including Karl Larsson, Cia Rinne and Amalie Smith.
Carrie Lanza presents her research and performs at Women Who Rock
May 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza participated in the annual Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities (un)Conference last month. She presented her dissertation project at the graduate mentoring session to a group of feminist scholars and pop culture journalists and performed twice with Seattle Fandango Project. Women Who Rock featured three days of programming this year in conjunction with the EMP Pop Conference.
Bruce Burgett publishes on the future of the (public) humanities
May 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member and dean Bruce Burgett published a review essay on “The Future of the (Public) Humanities” in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. The essay takes as its starting point the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ 2013 report The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation and Toby Miller’s 2012 book Blow Up the Humanities.
Lauren Lichty speaks on sexual assault and publishes on youth leadership
April 30, 2014 - IAS faculty member Lauren Lichty presented, in collaboration with colleagues from Portland State University and Oregon Public Health, new research at the annual Adolescent Sexuality Conference. In a session titled “Is It Rape? How Youth Make Sense of Unwanted Sex Involving Alcohol,” she presented findings from youth focus group discussions of sexual assault scenarios and facilitated a workshop with researchers, practitioners, and youth to identify strategies for addressing alcohol-related rape culture and rape myth acceptance. The conference was written up in The Oregonian and sparked a polite protest outside the convention center. Lichty also published a co-authored paper, “Leadership through a Youth Lens: Understanding Youth Conceptualizations of Leadership,” in the Journal of Community Psychology.
Cinnamon Hillyard to speak at the US News & World Report STEM Solutions Leadership Conference
April 30, 2014 - IAS faculty member Cinnamon Hillyard was invited to speak on a panel about remedial mathematics at the US News & World Report STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in June. An advance article about the panel appeared in US News & World Report.
David Goldstein named as a fellow of the Japan Studies Institute
April 29, 2014 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein has been named as a fellow of the Japan Studies Institute at San Diego State University this June. His goal is to design a course on U.S. and Japanese popular culture around the world, which he plans to co-taught with a faculty member at Meiji University in Tokyo using a collaborative, online, international learning (COIL) model.
Ted Hiebert exhibits at Video-in Video-out (VIVO)
April 28, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert contributed work on "Nightmare Inducations" to an exhibition at VIVO (Video-in Video-out) in Vancouver. The contribution is part of collaborative work Hiebert has been undertaking with Doug Jarvis and Jackson 2bears. It was featured at VIVO as part of "Thru The Trap Door", a curatorial project by Paul Wong.
Karam Dana organizes the inaugural lecture of the American Muslim Research Initiative, speaks on Palestine and Arab public opinion
April 28, 2014 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana launched the American Muslim Research Initiative (AMRI) at the University of Washington Bothell with an inaugural event featuring a lecture by Dean Lawrence Pintak of the Edward Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, “Covering Islam on Main Street: How foreign crises have become a domestic story.” Dana also presented a paper based on his Palestinian Public Opinion Survey at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. At the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Dana presented papers on Arab public opinion and on mosques in the UK. Finally, he spoke on the politics of incarceration in Palestine and the United States at the Peace Works Conference 2014 at the Evergreen State College.
Johanna Crane speaks on global health science, markets, and metrics
April 28, 2014 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane gave an invited lecture, “Tenacious Assumptions in Global Health Science,” as part of the University of California at San Francisco Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine’s Culpeper Seminar Series. At UCSF, she also participated in a day-long workshop, “Gateskeeping: History, Markets and Metrics in Global Health,” where she presented on global health entrepreneurship in Seattle.
Warren Gold and Gwen Ottinger publish on interdisciplinary community-based research
April 23, 2014 - IAS faculty members Warren Gold and Gwen Ottinger are among the co-authors of an article recently published in Currents in Teaching and Learning: "Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research with Disciplinary Expertise: Bridging Two (or More) Cultures in Undergraduate Projects." The article presents strategies for instructors leading students in interdisciplinary community-based research projects that require knowledge or methods from disciplines in which they themselves are not trained, and recommends institutional changes that could help foster those projects.
Bruce Burgett gives invited lecture on public scholarship at Stanford University
April 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member and dean Bruce Burgett delivered "Coyote Meets Road Runner; or, What Is Called Public Scholarship?" as an invited lecture at Stanford University as part of their year-long series on public and community-engaged research and teaching. Burgett also participated in a class on dance and prison education, and ran a workshop for graduate students interested in making their scholarship public and working in institutions where that sort of scholarship is valued.
Crispin Thurlow delivers keynote speech in Argentina
April 18, 2014 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow gave a keynote speech at the 14th annual meeting of the Argentinian Linguistics Society which was hosted by the National University of Catamarca in Northwestern Argentina. The title of his talk was El Discurso Digital: Desde Ideologías de Nueva Lengua Hasta Nuevas Ideologías de la Lengua ("Digital discourse: From ideologies of new language to new language ideologies"). This was Professor Thurlow's last public appearance under the aegis of the UW Bothell; in July he moves to the University of Bern in Switzerland where he will take up his appointment as Professor of English Language and Communication.
Dan Berger speaks on histories of violence, race, and identity
April 16, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger presented at the annual conferences of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and the Western Political Science Association (WPSA). At the OAH, Berger spoke on a panel with the History of Violence collective on the subject of “ethical telling” in teaching about state violence. At the WPSA, Berger spoke on two panels: one about race and American political identity, and another as part of an “author meets critic” session on George Ciccariello-Maher’s We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution .
Aeron Bergman hosts Chris Kraus at UW Bothell
April 14, 2014 - IAS faculty member Aeron Bergman hosted Chris Kraus during a recent visit to Seattle and UW Bothell. Kraus is a writer, art critic, and co-editor of Semiotext(e). During her visit, she read on the Bothell campus from “Lost Properties” part of Semiotext(e) publications for this year’s Whitney Biennial. She also opened an exhibition of her film and video works from the 80’s and 90’s at INCA Seattle . The exhibition was curated by IAS faculty members Alejandra Salinas and Bergman.
Christian Anderson, Ben Gardner, Ted Hiebert, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Santiago Lopez present at Association of American Geographers
April 15, 2014 - IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Benjamin Gardner, Ted Hiebert, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Santiago Lopez presented their research at the 2014 meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Tampa, Florida. Anderson organized several sessions and presented “Lives in motion, structures in solution, and spaces in formation: the unstable social geography of a single New York City street.” Gardner organized a series of panels on “Engaged Scholarship in Critical Geography: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy.” Hiebert and Jung presented their collaborative project “Imag(in)ing Communities: qualitative geovisualization and participatory visual arts.” Jung also participated in a lightning panel on big data. Lopez presented “The coupling of cellular automata and logistic regression: A spatial simulation model of agricultural expansion.”
Sarah Dowling received rave pre-review in Harriet
April 10, 2014 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling has had her forthcoming book, Down, written up in Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation for National Poetry Month. Read the rave pre-review here.
Amaranth Borsuk keeps busy – reading, publishing, and workshopping
April 10, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk kept busy over the spring break, giving readings and talks in three states. She presented her forthcoming hybrid print/digital collaboration Abra at a research in progress talk at UW Bothell. She then travelled to Portland to read poems from a forthcoming book for the If Not For Kidnap reading series and to Lexington, Virginia, to speak at the Virginia Military Institute, where she also took part in a writing workshop with cadets in Major Julie Phillips Brown's poetry class. Her last stop was San Diego, to perform and speak about her poetics at "New Literature On and Between Screens: An Electronic Literature Reading Event" as part of the Cal State San Marcos Arts & Lectures series. Borsuk has several new publications, including collaborative work in Barzakh and her libretto "The Familiar Spirit," which appears in the latest issue of Witness. A review of her chapbook Tonal Saw just appeared in The Volta. In addition to these creative works, her talk "Electrifying Literature" was published in the Electronic Book Review among the proceedings of the 2012 Electronic Literature Organization Conference.
Wanda Gregory named as senior investigator at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute
April 9, 2014 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory has been named as a senior investigator for the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. She will be presenting her scholarship on mindful gaming and games for the social good as part of the weeklong research session focused on "Transforming Cravings." Gregory joins other participants who include neuroscientists, behavioral scientists, and contemplative scholars/practitioners.
Ted Hiebert, Barbara Noah, and Gary Carpenter contribute to Keys to the Studio exhibit
April 8, 2014 - IAS faculty members Ted Hiebert, Barbara Noah, and Gary Carpenter are exhibiting work in a group art show at the Cascadia Community College Mobius Hall Art Gallery from April 7 to 17. The show, titled Keys to the Studio, includes work by regional college and high school arts faculty. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11:00 - 3:00. Noah also opened a solo show of selected works from her Likely Stories series at Art & Soul in Seattle.
Carrie Bodle exhibits her work at the MIT Media Lab
April 8, 2014 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle will exhibit two artworks in the exhibition Public Space? Lost & Found at the MIT Media Lab, April 18-October 30, 2014. The exhibition presents scholarship and projects that challenge or support ideas of cultural identity, public space, and their relation to cultural production. Bodle is also participating in the symposium linked to the opening of the exhibition.
Denise Vaughan speaks on debate, diversity, and inclusion
April 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell debate coach Denise Vaughan spoke about her work at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association. Vaughan participated on a roundtable focused on discussion of “Diversity and Inclusion in Forensics." Drawing on her experience as a debate coach, she presented on best practices for creating diverse and inclusive speech and debate teams.
Trevor Griffey speaks on poverty, surveillance, and civil rights
April 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Trevor Griffey has spoken publically on several issues recently. He was interviewed on KUOW 94.9 FM on the history and legacy of the War on Poverty in Seattle. He gave a talk on "Surveillance" as a keyword for the Critical and Cultural Theory 2013-14 program at the Evergreen State College. He was a speaker for "A History of Protest: Civil Rights Movements in Seattle from the 1960s to 1980s," a "Think and Drink" event sponsored by Humanities Washington. And he contributed to an event on remembering Martin Luther King as a revolutionary for Trinity Parish.
Deborah Caplow speaks on “Secret Nature: Prints by Mercedes López"
April 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow spoke on “An Overview of Oaxacan Printmaking” at the closing reception of “Secret Nature: Prints by Mercedes López," an exhibit house at the Cascadia Community College Mobius Hall Art Gallery. López joined the discussion via Skype from Oaxaca, Mexico, where she lives and works.
Joseph Lavy’s theatre company receives rave reviews for Unkle Vanya
April 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Joseph Lavy has received rave reviews for the production of Antoine Chekhov’s Unkle Vanya by his theatre company, Akropolis Performance Lab. The performance takes place at The Garden House, an historic mansion in Beacon Hill. Read more in Drama in the Hood, Seattle Star, The Stranger, and Seattle Weekly.
David Goldstein speaks on teaching and learning centers – and accepts award
April 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center director David Goldstein spoke as an invited participant on “What Teaching and Learning Centers Can Do for You and Your Students” at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. While there, he accepted the National Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center Award on behalf of the UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center. David also agreed to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning book series published by the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association and Emerald Publishing. Closer to home, he led a three-week series of faculty development workshops for fifteen professors visiting the University of Washington from Waseda University (Tokyo).
Ben Gardner wins the 2014 UW Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award
April 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ben Gardner won the 2014 UW Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award. Gardner joined IAS as an assistant professor in 2008 and was tenured and promoted to associate professor this year. He is a core member of the Global Studies and Cultural Studies working groups in IAS, and teaches courses ranging from Interdisciplinary Inquiry to History and Globalization to Engaging Cultural Studies. Congratulations, Ben!
Jill Freidberg delivers keynote at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference
April 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg delivered a keynote address at the opening night event of the Cinema and Media Studies conference, Archival Activism :Reclaiming and Remixing the Battle of Seattle. Held at the NW Film Forum, the event featured Freidberg (director of This is What Democracy Looks Like) as well as the top entries from a Remix Video Competition designed to revisit the seminal 1999 WTO demonstrations. Using archival or “found” footage, participating filmmakers explore a contemporary political issue through the lens of the “Battle of Seattle” and, in the process, contemplate this historical event’s uniqueness and legacy in political actions such as the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring.
Priya Frank curates exhibit of David Ryder photos of Oso mudslide
April 4, 2014 - Master in Cultural Studies alum Priya Frank curated an exhibit of photographs of the Oso mudslide tragedy by fellow alum David Ryder. Ryder is a professional photographer with a background in journalism prior to his admission to the Cultural Studies degree. The exhibit appears at Lucid Lounge in Seattle.
Johanna Crane and Carrie Lanza present at International Health Conference
April 4, 2014 - IAS faculty members Johanna Crane and Carrie Lanza presented their research at the Annual Western Regional International Health Conference: “Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, and Social Movements in Global Health”. Crane was a featured speaker. Lanza displayed a poster on her dissertation project, "Truth Plus Publicity": Progressive Era Visual Research Methods, 1907-1917.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas publish an artist book and essay
April 4, 2014 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas published an artist book, Alien Petition, with the Swedish art publisher Bilaga Limited Editions. They also published an essay in a collection entitled A Feast Is... , edited by Ida Marie Hede, Ursula Nistrup, and Trine Friis Sørensen.
Julie Shayne and Kari Lerum present at the Pacific Sociological Association
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty members Julie Shayne and Kari Lerum presented papers at the 2014 Pacific Sociological Association conference. Shayne’s contribution was titled “Archiving Stories: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas” and focused on her forthcoming book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas. She also organized and presented in a session on “The Ins and Outs of Edited Collections,” which discussed anthologies from a variety of angles, with a specific emphasis on how edited books and book chapters are assessed by tenure and promotion committees. Kari Lerum presented a paper on “Regulating Sexuality: how transgender sex workers are impacted by anti-prostitution policies.”
Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman exhibit new work in Oslo, Norway
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty members Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman exhibited new work in Oslo, on March 31, at One Night Only gallery, part of the Kunstnernes Hus art center in Oslo. The show/work is a continuation of an ongoing research on value.
Martha Groom publishes on natural history and public science
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom was one of 17 co-authors in a recent paper in Bioscience calling for strengthening the use of knowledge of natural history for societal benefits, "Natural History's Place in Science and Society". Groom and her colleagues argue for increased collaboration of citizens and scientists in learning about and monitoring our natural environment. Their paper was also highlighted in Nature increasing the reach of their messages.
Johanna Crane writes and speaks on global health
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane has been busy. She gave a book talk, based on her recently published book Scrambling for Africa, at the UW Seattle African Studies coffee hour, along with a talk on "Who Is Global Health For?" at the UW Seattle Department of Anthropology's Medical Anthropology and Global Health speaker series. She also published a guest blog on "The Dark Heart of Global Health?" in Humanosphere and was interviewed about her book on the website Global Health Hub.
Bruce Burgett deliveries keynote address in Sydney
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty member and dean Bruce Burgett delivered "Coyote Meets Road Runner; or, What Is Called Public Scholarship?" as a keynote address for a conference on "Cultivating Knowledge Ecologies: Contexts, Complexities, Powers, Peoples" at the University of Western Sydney. Hosted by the Institute for Culture and Society, the conference focused on the challenges of conducting interdisciplinary, engaged, and participatory research projects within environments shaped by uneven distributions of authority, power, and resources.
Rebecca Brown noted in The Huffington Post
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty Rebecca Brown had one of her books, Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary, listed as an "underappreciated masterpiece" in The Huffington Post. Congratulations, Rebecca.
Lauren Berliner and Lauren Lichty collaborate at Digital Media and Learning conference
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty members Lauren Berliner and Lauren Lichty co-chaired and presented in a panel and workshop at the 2014 Digital Media and Learning conference in Boston. The panel catalyzed an interdisciplinary conversation between community psychologists and media pedagogues. Berliner and Lichty's presentation, "Re-examining Program Evaluation: Participatory Action Researchers and Community Media Teachers in Dialogue," drew on their current collaboration on a model for inclusive program evaluation that shifts the emphasis from an assessment focused on outputs to one that captures how projects are identified, framed, funded, designed, and implemented.
Lauren Berliner and Ron Krabill participate in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference
April 1, 2014 - IAS faculty members Lauren Berliner and Ron Krabill participated in a panel and workshop at the 2014 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle. Along with Robin Held (former director of Reel Grrls) and Brian Goldfarb (faculty member at the University of California San Diego), Berliner and Krabill spoke on "Agency in Media Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Empowerment."
IAS Grad Students Project Flash Talks
March 25, 2014 - Six IAS graduate students from the Cultural Studies, Policy Studies, and Creative Writing & Poetics programs will present at Project Flash Talks! on Wednesday, April 9, 4:00 pm in LB1-205. Based on the Scholars Studio at the UW Seattle campus, as sponsored by the Library and the Graduate School, Project Flash Talks! aims to build cross-programmatic research culture and graduate student culture. Presenters will be using a “Pecha Kucha” lightning talk format to communicate key questions and insights from their research and creative work. For details on presenters and presentation topics, see the UWB calendar.
Peter Freeman hired as Odegaard Writing and Research Center coordinator
March 24, 2014 - IAS Master in Cultural Studies alum Peter Freeman was hired as a coordinator in the Odegaard Writing and Research Center on the UW Seattle campus. Freeman worked previously in the Writing and Communication Center at UW Bothell. He has also taught composition at UW Bothell, Everett Community College, and Bellevue College.
Berliner presents at Festival of (In)Appropriation
March 24, 2014 - IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner presented the 2014 Festival of (In)Appropriation, for which she is a co-curator, at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. Together with featured filmmaker Josh Hite (Vancouver), Berliner led a post-screening discussion with the audience in which they explored the status of found footage filmmaking, the ethics of appropriation, and the variety of approaches artists take to open source archival material.
Dan Berger publishes op-ed on detainee hunger strike in the Seattle Times
March 24, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger and UW School of Law assistant professor Angélica Cházaro publish an op-ed in the Seattle Times about a hunger strike by detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The hunger strike began on March 7 in protest of deportations and the conditions of their confinement; it follows a wave of prisoner hunger strikes in recent years. In these strikes, Berger and Cházaro see a rising social movement: "Along with people being held in local jails and state and federal prisons, the detainees have launched what may be the most urgent human-rights movement in our country today.
Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman perform in Helsinki, Finland
March 20, 2014 - IAS faculty members Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman performed at Gallery Augusta in Helsinki, Finland on March 19. The performance was organized by Ruler Space, an artist run space/publisher also based in Helsinki. Their short performance/poetry reading was titled "Duo."
Robin Oppenheimer presents her research at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
March 17, 2014 - IAS faculty member Robin Oppenheimer presented her research on the history and tactics of media artists and artist collectives at the Visual Activism Symposium held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The symposium as a whole explored the relationships between visual culture and activist practices, with scholars, artists, and activists engaging in a series of presentations, performances, and interactive projects.
Amoshaun Toft talks about words and networks in Florida
March 16, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft attended the annual conference for the International Network for Social Network Analysis in Florida. He presented her research on the "The linguistic affordances of campaign context".
Ben Gardner, Susan Harewood, Ted Hiebert, and Keith Nitta promoted and tenured
March 11, 2014 - IAS faculty members Ben Gardner, Susan Harewood, Ted Hiebert, and Keith Nitta were promoted and tenured at the rank of associate professor, effective fall 2014. Gardner, Harewood, and Nitta joined IAS as assistant professors in fall 2008; Hiebert joined IAS as an assistant professor in fall 2009. Congratulation, Ben, Susan, Ted, and Keith, on this well-deserved accomplishment!
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren publishes Kant in Hong Kong
March 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning Gray Kochhar-Lindgren published a new book, Kant in Hong Kong: Walking, Thinking, and the City. The book takes its inspiration from the famously regular walks of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant in his hometown of Königsberg, then moves quickly to a meditation on the everyday urban experience of twenty-first century Hong Kong.
Amaranth Borsuk publishes, sprints, and exhibits her works
March 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk participated in the Sprint Beyond the Book, a two-day writing sprint about the future of the book that brought together a wide range of thinkers at Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination. Included in the project are a short interview and a series of short chapters written in dialogue with two faculty members from the university. She also presented her work at Georgia Tech through an invitation by the Brittain Fellows and read poems at Ciné for the Vox reading series. She hosted an evening of dance/text collaboration with K.J. Holmes and Julie Carr for From the Convergence Zone, the reading series of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics. She exhibited her work in London as part of “Threads of Light: Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” at The Mosaic Rooms and “Displaced” at the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide. In her spare time, she wrote a libretto on the birth of spiritualism for a collaboration with composer Isaac Schankler that appeared in Witness.
UW Bothell student art appears in the State Capitol
March 5, 2014 - Student art work produced in IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert's course on "Photography and Digital Art" is currently on loan to Washington State Legislative Representative Luis Moscoso. The work was produced in response to an assignment that asked students to take a photograph of a person with a chair upside down on their head.
Leslie Ashbaugh, Kristin Gustafson, and Dani Rowland present at the AACU Conference
March 5, 2014 - IAS faculty members Leslie Ashbaugh and Kristin Gustafson joined librarian Dani Rowland to describe how faculty, staff, and administrators collaborate on first-year and pre-major programs at the Association of American Colleges & Universities conference in Portland, Oregon, on "Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities." Developed with IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson, their presentation identified collaboration among faculty, advisers, librarians, Student Success Center, Quantitative Skills Center, Student Life, and the Writing and Communication Center as key to success. "Curriculum as collaboration" -- a concept that integrates the Discovery Core Sequence, team-taught classes, e-Portfolio, and community experience -- supports students and faculty through a structured community.
Becca Price publishes articles about how students learn
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Becca Price recently co-authored two articles in CBE-Life Science Education. The first, which is co-authored by a team of researchers from throughout the country, describes a tool that measures what students understand about drift. Genetic drift encompasses the evolutionary changes in the frequency of traits across generation that are due to random chance. Although genetic drift is a crucial component to biological evolution, it is challenging for students to learn because it combines two difficult concepts: randomness and evolution. In the second article, Price and co-author Dr. Greg Crowther from UW Seattle, discuss the utility of the term misconception in educational research, which describes ideas that novice learners have that are inconsistent with expert views.
Kristin Gustafson publishes article about preserving a Seattle-based, historic, Japanese-language newspaper
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published an essay, "Translation, Technology, and the Digital Archive: Preserving a Historic Japanese-Language Newspaper," in American Journalism about the challenges in digitizing journalism history. The Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project—a joint effort of the Hokubei Hochi Foundation and the University of Washington Libraries to preserve the North American Post—appears to be the first time a historic Japanese-language newspaper has been translated and digitized in the U.S. Gustafson addresses three critical issues that emerged in the project: design decisions that shape digital newspaper archives and influence how they can be used in the future; the role preservation methods play in future historians’ use of archives and interpretation of material in the archives; and the selection of newspapers to include in the archives. Gustafson's article is part of the journal's “Why Journalism History Matters” essay series.
IAS MFA students make a splash at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference
March 4, 2014 - Graduate students and faculty members in IAS’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics made a splash at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Seattle. MFA students launched Small Portions, a student-run journal, and an interactive art/text project Blood of an Author Box in Homage to Eleanor Antin's Blood of a Poet Box. The latter project asked AWP conference-goers and participants to record a word on a blood stain slide, with the goal of collecting single words from each author in order to find something singular in the word that is also common among us. To be continued...
IAS MFA faculty present, read, and perform at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty members presented, read, and performed their work at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Seattle. Jeanne Heuving appeared on two panels: the first on teaching hybrid forms and the second a tribute to Kathleen Fraser, poet and founder of feminist poetics journal HOW(ever). Sarah Dowling chaired a panel on the “Legacy of Leslie Scalapino” and also introduced a reading and conversation with authors Chris Abani and Chang-rae Lee. Amaranth Borsuk presented her collaboration Abra as part of a panel on "New Media Beyond the Book." Joe Milutis organized and presented on the panel, “The New Translation: Writing through Rewriting.” Congratulations to everyone on such a successful conference!
Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling host off-site reading at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling hosted a celebration of poetry, prose, and performance in which the IAS MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics faculty members read their work along with press mates from ten small national and international presses: 1913, Belladonna* Collaborative, Chax Press, Coach House Books, Essay Press, Kore Press, Les Figues Press, Slope Editions, and Split Level Texts. The reading took place at Sole Repair Shop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill and included faculty members Jeanne Heuving, Rebecca Brown, Ted Hiebert, Joe Milutis, Aeron Bergman, and Alejandra Salinas, along with Borsuk and Dowling. The four-hour event capped the three-day Associated Writing Conference attended by over 10,000 participants.
Jed Murr performs at Reiterations: An Intertextual Event
March 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jed Murr performed a piece called "Accompaniment and Failed Translation" as part of Reiterations: An Intertextual Event, curated by Natalie Ann Martinez. The event featured visual artist Molly Mac's current multimedia project "Never Louder than an Easy Hum," an ongoing series of performances, happenings, and exhibitions in which Mac develops and navigates a relationship with the Grand Coulee Dam. Murr's performance mixed stolen sounds and images with his poetry and theory to stage dissonant dialogues with the work of Nick Cave, Fred Moten, Julia Freeman, and other creators.
Jill Freidberg featured at conference on globalization, diversity, and education
March 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg was the featured filmmaker at Washington State University's 10th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference. Friedberg presented and discussed Granito de Arena, her documentary film about the efforts of more than 100,000 teachers, parents, and students fighting in Southern Mexico to defend to country's public education system from the devastating impacts of economic globalization.
Karam Dana participates as delegate at symposium on human rights
February 28, 2014 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana participated as a delegate for the 43rd Frank Church Symposium on Human Rights, sponsored by the student-run International Affairs Council, at Idaho State University. Dana presented two papers: "American Muslims: Religiosity, Civic Engagement, and Political Participation" and "Exploring Palestinian Public Opinion: Twenty Years After the Oslo Accords." Dana also delivered the Richard H. Foster lecture as part of the symposium: "US Foreign Policy, the Arab Revolts, and the Question of Palestine."
Andreas Brockhaus presents at Educause Connect
February 28, 2014 - IAS affiliate faculty member and UW Bothell Director of Learning Technologies Andreas Brockhaus co-presented with Learning Technologist Ian Porter and eLearning Specialist Sara Frizelle at the 2014 Educause Connect conference. The session, “Building the Architecture of Classroom Teaching: Lessons from an "Untethered Teaching" Pilot Project,” was a result of research funded by the Worthington Innovation Fellowship.
Robertson Allen presents research to workshop on “War Games” at Leuphana University, Germany
February 28, 2014 - IAS faculty member Rob Allen was invited in February to the Institute for Advanced Study of Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. The two-day workshop, “War Games: Computer Simulation, Sovereignty, and the Military,” brought together researchers from diverse disciplines to discuss critical perspectives on the historical and contemporary use of simulations and games by global militaries. Allen will be returning to MECS for six months as a research fellow, beginning in April.
Dave Stokes publishes on penguin migration in Biology Conservation
February 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dave Stokes was the lead author on “Conservation of migratory Magellanic penguins requires marine zoning” in the February 2014 issue of Biology Conservation. The study uses long-term data to provide the first comprehensive description of the Magellanic penguins’ seasonal migration and to explore the challenges of biodiversity conservation.
Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman will be artists-in-residence at Helsinki International Artist Programme
February 27, 2014 - IAS faculty Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman were invited to the Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP). They will be artists in residence at HIAP in March. HIAP provides international artists and curators time and space for creative work and interaction with Helsinki art-scene. HIAP focuses primarily on the visual arts and is open to artists and curators from various disciplines.
Jill Freidberg produces documentary film about Ese Teatro
February 25, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg has produced a short documentary about Seattle's bilingual theater company, Ese Teatro, with a focus on their work with Seattle's homeless to re-imagine Don Quixote de la Mancha. The film is airing this month as part of the Seattle Channel's Emmy-award-winning documentary series, Community Stories.
Dan Berger publishes The Struggle Within
February 24, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published The Struggle Within. The book is a short historical primer on U.S. political prisoners and the social movements that produced them. It includes a foreword by scholar-activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore, former president of the American Studies Association, and an afterword by writer and filmmaker dream hampton. Author and activist Angela Davis calls it "necessary reading for all who wish to revive a radical tradition in the face of the prison's coercive attempt at erasure."
Christa Bell presents her work at the Whitney Museum Biennial
February 24, 2014 - Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student and spoken word artist Christa Bell will have her work included in the 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial as part of the YAMS Collective. Featured in a recent New York Times article, YAMS, short of HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican, is a group of 38 mostly black, mostly queer musicians, poets, actors, writers and visual artists from around the world. Congratulations, Christa!
Nives Dolšak to serve on the Science Panel of the Puget Sound Partnership
February 21, 2014 - IAS faculty member Nives Dolšak has accepted a nomination to serve a four year term on the Science Panel of the Puget Sound Partnership. The Science Panel is a group of researchers and policy analysts whose expertise and advice are critical to the Puget Sound Partnerships efforts to develop a comprehensive plan to restore Puget Sound. The nine members of the Science Panel are appointed by the Puget Sound Partnership's Leadership Council and chosen from the top scientists in Washington State.
MA in Cultural Studies students present at Critical Geography Conference
February 20, 2014 - IAS MA in Cultural Studies student Ronnie Thibault and Cultural Studies alumni Kaelyn Caldwell and Amanda Kercmar presented their research on a panel on “Representation” at the 20th Annual Critical Geography Conference at the University of Colorado Boulder. Thibault talked about “Mapping the Cultural Production of the Commodified Child Sponsorship Subject.” Caldwell spoke on “Trekking Along the World Vision International Empowerment-Commodity Aid Chain.” Kercmar discussed “Digitally Mapping the Commodity-Aid Chain of Child Sponsorship Programs.” All three of the projects were launched as part of a collaborative commodity chain mapping assignment in IAS faculty member Ben Gardner’s graduate class on “Globalization and Development” in winter 2013.
Lauren Berliner co-curates the 2014 Festival of (In)appropriation and publishes “Shooting for Profit”
February 20, 2014 - IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-curated the sold-out world premiere of the 2014 Festival of (In)appropriation at The Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. A showcase of contemporary short audiovisual works that appropriate film or video footage and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways, the festival will travel to the Other Cinema in San Francisco on February 22 and Seattle's Northwest Film Forum on March 13th. Berliner also published "Shooting for Profit: The Monetary Logic of the YouTube Home Movie" in the collection of essays Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, The Archive, The Web.
Kari Lerum speaks on claiming competence and writes on human trafficking
February 19, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum spoke at "Claiming Competence: Women of Color and the Academy," an event sponsored by the UW Women of Color Collective, and featured members of WIRED (Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity and Difference) and editors/writers of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia to address the complex ways in which race, class and gender operate in the academy. Lerum also published “Human Wrongs vs. Human Rights” in a collection of critical viewpoint essays on the subject of human trafficking in the journal Contexts.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas launch new print studio
February 19, 2014 - IAS faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas have launched the Jik Ji Print Studio in Husky Hall 1318. The studio has a Risograph EZ 590 printer, a perfect binder for hard and soft covers, and a paper stack cutter. Risograph is a fast, economic stencil duplication process that uses high quality ink and wax masters. The studio is available to faculty and students to print posters, flyers, multiples, booklets and books. IAS MFA students are currently printing a 200-copy edition of a 60-page journal, Small Po(r)tions, that will debut at the 2014 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair in Seattle this month. For more information about the studio, contact Bergman or Salinas.
Jennifer Atkinson and Rob Turner present on pedagogies of sustainability
February 18, 2014 - IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson and Rob Turner presented as part of a panel on "Interdisciplinary Pedagogies of Sustainability Education" at the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Drawing on their experience teaching in the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors in IAS, they discussed the benefits of engaging students in sustainability learning via a humanities approach and by using debates to highlight the political ideologies underlying sustainability controversies.
Ron Krabill speaks on “Nelson Mandela and his Legacy"
February 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ron Krabill gave a public lecture and facilitated a discussion of “Nelson Mandela and his Legacy” at the University of Washington Tacoma. The talk was featured as part of a seminar series on the Middle East and Africa. It focused on Mandela’s impact on South African politics under apartheid, during the democratic transition, and today. In separate news, Krabill will be participating in Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington DC this month.
Jeanne Heuving publishes “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” in Hambone 20
February 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving published “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” in Hambone 20, edited by Nathaniel Mackey, a National Book Award recipient. “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” is a long poem written to the newspaper columnist, Miss Lonelyhearts, of Nathaniel West’s novel about a newspaper man posing as a woman who writes a lonelyhearts column. Hambone is the writer Nathaniel Mackey’s journal, an auteur volume, initiated by Mackey in 1975.
Shauna Carlisle wins Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Award
February 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle was selected as a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF) 2014 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The fellowship provides the recipient with one year to pursue their scholarly research and writing, and pairs them with a senior colleague in their field as a mentor. Congratulations, Shauna!
Rebecca Brown’s creative work is the subject of scholarly book
February 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown and her creative work is the focus of a recently-released scholarly book by Lies Xhonneux. Entitled Rebecca Brown: Literary Subversions of Homonormalization, the study calls Brown “the great secret of American letters” and approaches her diverse body of work – essays, short stories, a modern bestiary, a fictionalized autobiography, a memoir in the guise of a medical dictionary, a libretto for a dance opera, a play, and various kinds of fantasy – through an analysis of her critical appropriations of classic psychoanalytic thinking, theories on social identity-construction, and queer understandings of kinship structures.
Julie Shayne leads mock classes for Mukilteo middle schoolers
February 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne led mock college classes for Voyager Middle School. Working in collaboration with Voyager teacher Annamarie Jordan and UW Bothell admissions, Shayne ran two 45 minute class sessions for a total of 90 students. “[I] was absolutely THRILLED with today!” Jordon wrote after the event, “My students were chattering on the bus all the way back to school about how college didn’t seem so scary anymore.” Great work, Julie.
Carrie Bodle’s students work on proposals for two public art projects
February 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle is teaching a course this quarter, BART 191 Art and Public Space, in which students are developing proposals for two public art projects. Working in collaboration with 4Culture and artist Kristen Ramirez, the students are exploring the possibilities for initiatives for two tunnels/underpasses on the Burke-Gilman bike trail in Kenmore. The final presentation of the proposals will take place on Friday March 14, 9:30-10:45am, UWBB Collaboratory Space (UWBB-205).
Carrie Lanza presents her research at the Society for Social Work and Research
January 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza presented a paper entitled, "Paul U. Kellogg and the Social Survey Movement: Progressive Era Visual Research Methods, 1907-1917" at the annual Society for Social Work and Research in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for the conference was "Research for Social Change: Addressing Global and Local Challenges."
Jill Freidberg, Nia Lam, and Denise Hattwig launch the Community Voices Collection
January 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg, along with librarian Nia Lam and curator Denise Hattwig, launched the Community Voices Collection, an archive of oral histories conducted by - and with - University of Washington Bothell students, staff, faculty, and community members. Built and hosted by the UW Bothell Campus Library, the collection includes histories of international students, students with disabilities, founders of UWave Radio, staff who maintain campus facilities, and more. Students in Freidberg’s BISMCS 343 Digital Oral History course researched the oral histories and conceptualized the project, which will expand as more oral histories are conducted and the site is further developed.
Amaranth Borsuk performs, exhibits, and presents at the Modern Language Association
January 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk performed, exhibited, and presented her work at the annual Modern Language Assocation conference in Chicago. Amaranth spoke on a panel about "Critical Making in the Digital Humanities" where presenters made a case for hands-on projects that extend students' ability to engage critically with theoretical issues. A preliminary version of her project Abra, which received an Expanded Artists' Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, was shown as part of the exhibit Pathfinders: 25 Years of Experimental Literary Art. Borsuk also read at a lively off-site reading, The Vulnerable Rumble, curated by the Red Rover reading series. The reading featured a wide array of established and emerging writers and has been written up on Jacket2 and in the Boston Review. Finally, Borsuk's book Handiwork was also just reviewed by Lucy Biederman for the Jewish Book Council.
Deborah Caplow publishes chapter in Oaxaca en movimiento
January 22, 2014 - Deborah Caplow has an article, is "El arte contemporáneo callejero de Oaxaca en el contexto mexicano," reprinted in Oaxaca en movimiento: la gráfica en la resistencia popular oaxaqueña. The article previously appeared in El Alcaravan, a journal of graphic arts published by the Instituto de Artes Gráficos in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Rachel Pulver and Leslie Schiffman duke it out
January 21, 2014 - IAS staff members Rachel Pulver and Leslie Schiffman duked it out in anticipation of the NFC Divisional Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers (Pulver) and Seattle Seahawks (Schiffman). The Seahawks won 23-17. The Pulver-Schiffman arm-wresting grudge match ended in a draw.
Alka Kurian creates documentary film, Shadow Workers
January 17, 2014 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian created a 12-minute documentary film, Shadow Workers. Set in Lucknow in northern India, the film looks at a group of Muslim women who use their skill in “Chikan” embroidery to keep their families afloat. Shadow Workers will premiere at Aaina, A South Asian Women Focus in April 2014.
Suzanne Cohen presents West Coast debut of "Honky" as part of Mirror Stage "Feed Your Mind" Series
January 17, 2014 - Suzanne M. Cohen, Cultural Studies student (2015) and managing artistic director of Mirror Stage theater, presents the West Coast debut of “Honky,” a play by Greg Kalleres, February 8 and 9 at the Ethnic Cultural Theater as part of the Feed Your Mind series. Mirror Stage uses the power of theatre to challenge assumptions, bias, and prejudice, while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today’s issues. The Feed Your Mind series presents plays in stripped-down form—just the actors and the text—and facilitates in-depth discussion with audience and artists following each performance. Acclaimed as “witty, sharp, and troubling,” “Honky” engages a multi-racial cast in a satiric look at the confluence of racism and commercialism. Tickets and more information are available at www.mirrorstage.org.
Wanda Gregory appointed to the advisory board of Foundry10
January 15, 2014 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory was appointed to the advisory board of Foundry10. Launched by UW Bothell graduate Lisa Castenada, Foundry10 is a mission-based organization focused on exploring, developing, designing, and measuring, the non-traditional learning models, project, and programs. Gregory brings to the board her expertise and experience in learning and digital games.
Dan Berger and Joe Milutis win Royalty Research Fund awards
January 14, 2014 - IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Joe Milutis won Royalty Research Fund awards. Berger will use the funding to complete his book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press. Milutis will devote his funding to launch a third book project, The New Translation: Writing Through Rewriting. Congratulations Dan and Joe!
EJ Juarez appointed to the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs
January 13, 2014 - EJ Juarez, a 2013 IAS alumni of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program, was appointed to serve on the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs by Governor Jay Inslee. Commissioners advise the Governor, testify for and meet with the legislature and state agencies on the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs that relate to the needs of the Latino community. Juarez currently works for the Statewide Poverty Action Network. His Cultural Studies capstone project focused on the racial dimension of contests over voter eligibility and election integrity, with the intent of further understanding voter suppression tactics and informing the work of electoral policy makers, political party operatives, and voter rights and reform activists.
Jason Hampton published in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
January 13, 2014 - IAS student Jason Hampton published an article, "Bothell's Horse Creek will again see the light-of-day," in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter. The article is a result of Hampton's work in BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism, taught by IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson. The course invites students to visit a community newspaper site, blog about that site, and write an original news story that they may submit for publication.
Karam Dana publishes in Islam for Journalists
January 9, 2014 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana published a co-authored chapter on “Islam in America” in Islam for Journalists: A Primer on Covering Muslim Communities in America. The publication is designed as a practical resource for journalists – and others – writing about Islam and Muslims in the press today.
Ted Hiebert opens art exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art
January 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert is opening a new art exhibit at the Center for Contemporary Art in Georgetown on Thursday, January 16, 5:00-9:00. Titled "Nightmare Inductions," the exhibition features artwork produced in collaboration with Canadian artists Doug Jarvis and Jackson 2bears under the collective name of Noxious Sector Arts Collective. The show consists of three guided meditations in which audience members are invited to experience common nightmares such as falling, forgetting something important, or having one's teeth fall out. The meditations are accompanied in the exhibition by visual responses produced by the three collaborators, as well as some made by IAS students in Hiebert's courses.
S. Charusheela and Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren present at the Forum on Contemporary Theory
January 6, 2014 - IAS faculty members S. Charusheela and Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren presented their research at the 16th annual conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory in Mysore, India in December. This year’s convening was organized around the theme of “Translation, Compartivism, and the Global South.” Charusheela’s plenary talk discussed “Economics, Modernity, and Counterdisciplinary Translation.” Kochhar-Lindgren’s presentation focused on “Dramatizing Translation: Performance, Cultural Tourism, and the Transnational.”