News and Events

Kelle Grace Gaddis is on a publishing streak

January 26, 2015 – Kelle Grace Gaddis, a 2014 graduate of our MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program, has launched Brightly Press.  This small press will debut at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in April 2015, featuring some of the coutry's top poets. Gaddis' own work has recently been published in a number of venues. Her poem, “The Way Home”, has been selected for the “Poetry on Buses” project. Other of Gaddis' poems and literary fiction have been published in the last year by Blackmail Press, Dove Tales Literary Journal, and in Dove Tales’ forthcoming "Nature" edition. She has also had four poems and a short story featured in Knot Literary & Arts Magazine's November-January 2015 online edition. Her book Polishing A Gem On The Surface Of The Sea is currently a finalist in Omnidawn's Fabulist Fiction contest. 


Gregory Laynor hosts Judith Rodenbeck

January 26, 2015 - IAS PIP fellow Gregory Laynor will be hosting the visit of Media and Cultural Studies scholar Judith Rodenbeck.  During her visit, Rodenbeck will give two talks, both on Friday, February 20.  The first,  "Bipedal Modernity," will take place at the Simpson Center for the Humanities and sponsored by the Affect & Audience in the Digital Age crossdisciplinary research cluster (of which IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling are also part).  The second, "Bipedal Modernity: the other foot" will be at INCA, the art space run by IAS faculty members Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman


IAS faculty members and students participate in UW Ferguson and Beyond teach-in

January 26, 2015 - Several IAS faculty and students participated in the UW-wide teach-in, “Ferguson and Beyond: Race, State Violence, and Activist Agendas for the 21st Century,” which was written up in the Seattle Times.  IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Scott Kurashige presented on the panel "The Past is Always Present: Contextualizing US State Violence," and Wadiya Udell moderated the panel "#Blacklivesmatter: A Universal Call for Social Justice."  IAS undergraduate student Alejandra Perez, presented on the "Student/Youth Activists: Vanguards of 21st Century Social Justice."  IAS faculty members Ron Krabill, Yolanda Padilla, and Wadiya Udell, along with IAS graduate student Marcus Johnson, moderated the lunchtime break-out discussions.  More than 175 students and faculty and staff members attended the teach-in, including those taking part in a course co-taught by IAS faculty members Sarah Dowling and Ron Krabill. 


Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit their work in Vienna, Austria

January 26, 2015 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are exhibiting their work at WUK-Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Austria from January 28 to March 14, 2015. The exhibition, “Pipe Dream,” is organized by Croatian curator Irena Borić.  It analyzes the ambiguous role of political potential in art practices. Other participating artists include Claire Fontaine, Pilvi Takala and Amalia Pica. Bergman and Salinas will exhibit a new, revised version of their work “Monument to Rebellion”.


Kristy Leissle appears in film about Antarctica, Penguin Post Office

January 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle appears in a new film, Penguin Post Office, about humans living among wild animals.  While doing research in Antarctica in winter 2014, Leissle worked with the BBC film crew, focusing on her team's interactions with a colony of Gentoo penguins.


Amaranth Borsuk’s video work featured in the Huffington Post

January 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk's video project from her new book As We Know was featured this week in the Huffington Post. The book and videos are a collaboration with writer Andy Fitch, who visited Bothell on January 20 as part of the From the Convergence Zone reading series. Fitch discussed his work and its relation to indexical art and read from a number of projects in collaboration with students in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. Borsuk and Fitch also read from As We Know on January 22 as part of the Margin Shift reading series at the Hedreen Gallery in Seattle. A selection from the book was just published in the anthology Best American Experimental Writing, 2014 (Omnidawn, 2014).


Dan Berger discusses Eric Holder and civil rights in the International Business Times

January 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger was interviewed for a story in the International Business Times about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s civil rights legacy. Berger places Holder’s legacy in the context of the protest and civil disobedience currently organized under the banner “black lives matter,” suggesting that Holder “has not been as proactive or aggressive in pursuit of racial justice as many would have hoped… and that rather dire circumstances mandate.”


Miriam Bartha speaks on careers for humanists at the Modern Language Association

January 23, 2015 - IAS Director of Graduate Programs and affiliate faculty member Miriam Bartha spoke on the portfolio-based pedagogy of the MA in Cultural Studies and the graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship at the 2015 Modern Language Association convention in Vancouver BC.  The panel, one of a series on “Careers for Humanists,” examined programmatic innovations and obstacles in diversifying career options and professional development for humanities graduates. 


Bruce Kochis and Ron Krabill speak on Conflict and Human Rights

Capture.PNGJanuary 20, 2015 - IAS faculty members Bruce Kochis and Ron Krabill contributed to a panel discussion, "Conflict and Human Rights," as a part of Cascadia College's Human Rights Awareness Week. Kochis spoke on "The Kurdish Question," while Krabil focused on "Media, Conflict, and Human Rights."


Jeanette Sanchez collaborates with Cascade K-8 Community School

January 14, 2015 - IAS faculty member Jeanette Sanchez taught BIS 212 Engaging Performing Arts: Theater for Young Audiences in autumn 2014 in collaboration with the Cascade K-8 Community School.  Students in the course created drama, dance, culinary, and poetry workshops centered on the theme of diversity in Seattle.  They then facilitated those workshops for the kindergarten and first grade classes at the school.  The poetry group constructed original poems about the city celebrating their experiences with other cultures and making Seattle home using English, Korean, and Ethiopian. The drama group used a local author, Jay Steare's, Goodnight Seattle to guide the students in an exploration of the city through movement and imagination.  The dance group created an original piece of choreography using ballet, jazz, hip hop, and club dancing set to an instrumental version of a Macklemore song.  The culinary group led the students through a food tour of Seattle offering items that would be found at Pike Place Market, Chinatown, the International District, and the Waterfront.


Ron Krabill leads retreat on interdisciplinary pedagogies

Seattle School logoIAS faculty member Ron Krabill led a faculty retreat for the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology on developing interdisciplinary pedagogies.  Krabill used community organizing strategies to develop shared narratives of interdisciplinarity among the core faculty of the school based on his experiences within IAS and at UW Bothell.


IAS student Zoe Wong publishes in The International Examiner

ielogotext1.pngJanuary 08, 2015 - IAS student Zoe Wong published an article, "Standardized tests: Asian parents need to be part of the solution," in The International Examiner. Wong reported and wrote the story as part of IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson's Introduction to Journalism course.  The course has a community-based-learning component.  During the quarter, Wong and three other students visited the newspaper, talked with Editor-in-chief Travis Quezon, and created a blog about their experience.


Julie Shayne’s Taking Risks receives positive reviews

shayne.jpgJanuary 6, 2015 - Julie Shayne’s new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas is out in paperback and receiving positive reviews. Taking Risks was reviewed by the journal Gender & Society. Reviewer Elizabeth Borland writes: “Editor Julie Shayne makes a strong case that reflections of feminist risk-taking of varying kinds and degrees help us recognize both the challenges and benefits that can result. For this reason, the reflexive volume will be helpful to scholars engaging in feminist research in Latin America and other Southern/non-Western.” She concludes: “The book will be particularly useful to graduate students and others embarking on feminist research projects, for it can help inspire us not to leave our politics aside as we work. The authors’ personal reflections provide the reader with the sorts of details you might hear when you talk with another scholar, but seldom read about in an article or monograph. In this way, the editor and authors have also taken risks to tell these stories; as readers, we benefit from their candor.” Shayne, along with co-author Kristy Leissle, will be presenting on the book at the IAS Research Colloquium on Tuesday, February 3rd at 4:00pm.
 


Joe Milutis publishes "Marcel Duchamp's The [Creative] Act"

tumblr-inline-nej0pmeUt11qdmnce.jpgJanuary 6, 2015 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis published "Marcel Duchamp's The [Creative] Act" with Gauss PDF.  The 14-page book transforms Duchamp's 1957 lecture "The Creative Act" into a playful commentary on interactivity in the digital age, complete with broken links and mad libs.  It has been written-up in the Paris Review and translated into Turkish.


Dan Berger joins advisory board of Global Dialogues on Incarceration

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January 5, 2015 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger joined the advisory board for a national project on mass incarceration coordinated by the Global Dialogues program of the Humanities Action Lab at The New School. Global Dialogues on Incarceration will coordinate over 300 students from a dozen partner universities around the country to research, document, and interpret the history of mass incarceration while fostering public dialogue on the urgent questions it raises today. The student work will be assembled into a traveling digital and textual exhibit.