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IAS Students Map Bothell Communities

July 14, 2015 - IAS Students in Jin-Kyu Jung’s BIS352 “Mapping Communities” class created a number of maps for the City of Bothell in Spring 2015. “Mapping Communities” is designed as a Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) course from its inception. It provides a unique opportunity for students to critically examine the constructions of both “community” and “mapping.” The larger goal of constructing community maps is to understand a community’s needs, and to connect to local communities through the mapping process.  Two students, Jef Song and Sung Chu produced a great video of the work done in this course. At the end of the course, students provided the resulting maps to the communities, and shared reflections and assessment. 

IAS Students Analyze Demographics of Real Change Readership

July 14, 2015 - IAS students in Charlie Collin’s spring 2015 course BIS 315 Understanding Statistics partnered with Real Change to conduct an online questionnaire of Real Change publication readers. The aim of the survey was to gather feedback regarding the quality of the publication and to better understand the demographic of its readers. The findings of the resulting report indicate that Real Change is highly regarded among its readers, most of whom are women, highly educated, racially-identified as white, and middle income earners. They tend to reside in Seattle, primarily in the West Seattle and Ballard neighborhoods. Most survey respondents cited supporting the goals of Real Change and its vendors as the primary reason for purchasing the paper

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit in Portugal

July 14, 2015 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas participated in "Sculpture 6" at the Serralves Museum in Porto, curated by David Toop and Rie Nakajima.  They also opened a solo exhibition at A22, in Vila Nova de Gaia, consisting of four new works. The exhibition is titled "In A Narrow Circle Of Acquaintance (Part 2)" and is on view until 31 August. Bergman and Salinas will give a talk about their work at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

Amaranth Borsuk receives Club Advisor of the Year award

June 23, 2015 - at the Club Council Recognition Banquet this month, Amaranth Borsuk received the Club Advisor of the Year award for her work with students on Clamor, UWB's undergraduate Literary and Arts journal. Asked about the award, Amaranth replied: "Working with students on Clamor this year has been a great gift. We've had an exceptional board of editors who are passionate about the work they want to see in the world. I am grateful to them for nominating me and to Club Council for this recognition of all the labor and the love that goes into Clamor." 
The student editors launched their 2015 issue with a celebratory exhibition and public reading in the UW2 commons on June 3rd. Copies of the full-color journal, which aims to represent "the best creative practices in literary, visual and media arts from across our campus and the surrounding community," are freely available in the front window of the IAS office. The journal can also be found online, along with bonus audio and video material, at

Julie Shayne presents Taking Risks at Seattle University

June 19, 2015 - IAS faculty Julie Shayne presented her new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas at Seattle University. Editor and contributor Shayne read from and discussed Taking Risks at the event co-sponsored by Matteo Ricci College, Diversity Studies, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.

Alka Kurian gives talks across the continent in spring 2015

June 19, 2015 - This Spring Quarter, Alka Kurian gave four talks at different universities across the continent.  On March 7, 2015, she spoke on "Rape as Punishment" at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. On March 24, she presented a paper to celebrate Women's History Month, "Gendered Armed Resistance in Asia", at Westfield State University, Massachusetts. On March 25, she gave a talk on "Rape and the Body Gap: Narratives of Dissent in Bawandar and India's Daughter", Umass Boston, Massachusetts. And on May 14, Alka gave a talk on "Alternative Indian Cinema" for the International Cinema course, Seattle University.

Amaranth Borsuk presents new work at AWP conference

June 19, 2015 - Amaranth Borsuk attended the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Minneapolis, where she presented work on two panels. For "The Essay Blinks," she delivered a cautionary manifesto on the interrelation of form and content in the artist's book, which included an homage to Alison Knowles and James Tenney's 1967 computer-generated poem "House of Dust" titled "Book of Dust." The panelists collaborated on a DIY cut & fold book that was distributed to members of the audience, which can be downloaded at panel organizer Sarah Minor's website. Borsuk's second panel "Computers in My Classes: Workshopping (With) the Digital" provided pedagogical tips, tricks, and examples from her own teaching, highlighting collaborations she has undertaken with students and ways she links digital work to the hand-made. 

Amaranth Borsuk publishes poetics essay on "The Aesthetics and Poetics of Deletionism"

June 19, 2015 - Amaranth Borsuk had published a poetics essay on "The Aesthetics and Poetics of Deletionism" together with collaborators Jesper Juul and Nick Montfort in Media-N, the journal of the new media caucus and presents work at annual AWP conference. Part of a special issue of Media-N focused on "The aesthetics of erasure," Borsuk and her collaborators composed an essay describing the concept and process behind their project The Deletionist, a javascript bookmarklet that automatically creates erasure poems (called deletions) from websites. Their piece situates the project within the field of artistic bookmarklets and artware and includes images of deletions created with the tool. 

Dan Berger publishes op-ed on initiative to reduce the American jail population

June 19, 2015 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger publishes op-ed in Truthout about the MacArthur Foundation's $75 million initiative to reduce the American jail population. As part of that program, the Foundation has asked jail staff at 20 municipalities around the country to work with judges, prosecutors, court administrators, police and correctional officials to reduce the size of the jail population. In his op-ed, Berger advises a broader approach to prison reform. "We simply cannot afford to leave prison reform to the 'experts' who gave us mass incarceration," he writes.  

Stuart Streichler presents on the fate of Guantánamo detainees at the Law and Society Association

June 18, 2015 - IAS faculty member Stuart Streichler delivered a paper on "Guantánamo Detainees: A Decade of Rights without Remedy" at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association held in Seattle. In this paper, Streichler examined the impact of a series of Supreme Court decisions handed down in the first decade of the war against terrorism. He argued that, contrary to what might have been expected from decisions which extended habeas corpus to all detainees at Guantánamo, the net result has been to undermine the fundamental rights protected by this historic writ.

Ron Krabill and David Goldstein receive grant to support Collaborative, Online, International Learning

June 16, 2015 - IAS faculty members Ron Krabill and David Goldstein, along with Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives at UW Bothell, and UW Tacoma Assistant Chancellor Collean Carmean, received a $49,700 grant to support Collaborative, Online, International Learning (COIL) courses on all three UW campuses. This is the second year they received this grant, administered by the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies.  In the first year, the grant funded a day-long COIL Symposium and four faculty fellowships (including one for Ron Krabill and one for Ursula Valdez)  at UW Bothell.  This year’s funding will support another day-long Symposium (on Friday, September 18) and ten faculty fellowships.

Jill Freidberg, Nia Lam, and Denise Hattwig publish study on the Community Voices Collection

June 12, 2015 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg, along with librarian Nia Lam and curator Denise Hattwig, have completed a study based on the Community Voices Collection, an archive of oral histories conducted by - and with - University of Washington Bothell students, staff, faculty, and community members.  The resulting article, "Student Participation in Scholarly Communication and Library Digital Collections: A Case Study from the University of Washington Bothell Library", has been published on Taylor & Francis Online

Erica Seibert Collaborates on Conveyance Sound Art Project

June 11, 2015 – Erica Seibert, an IAS double major in Media and Communication Studies and Culture, Literature and the Arts, has collaborated with Perri Howard, a Seattle-based sound and visual artist, on a multimedia public art project.  This project juxtaposes the sounds of the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Facility and the North Creek Wetland.  Both the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Facility and the North Creek Wetland provide the same service: water filtration. Yet how both filter water are incredibly different – audibly so!  You can visit the North Creek Wetlands installation of this project at the North Parking Garage pay station. Learn more at the project’s website.

Christian Anderson, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Santiago Lopez present at Association of American Geographers in Chicago

June 9, 2016 - IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Santiago Lopez presented their research at the 2015 meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago, Illinois. Anderson organized several sessions, participated in a panel on the worker inquiry, and presented the paper “Wrestling urban social reproduction from the 'big boys'”.  Jung participated in two discussion panels “Frontiers or Reflectors?: A Methodological Discussion of Social Media Landscapes, Social Norms and Spaces of the Everyday”  and “Geography and the Crisis of Civic Engagement in Higher Education: pedagogy, scholarship & institutional politics”. Lopez presented a collaborative research paper with IAS faculty member David Stokes entitled “A spatially explicit model of the presence of English holly (Ilex aquifolium): Spatial relationships and trajectories”. 

IAS Environmental Studies students obtained 2nd place at regional GIS competition

June 9, 2015 - IAS Environmental Science and Studies students David Headrick and Mattie Wheeler presented their research in the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition at the 2015 Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (WAURISA) conference. Headrick and Wheeler were mentored by IAS faculty members Santiago Lopez and Susan Waters. Their project built on a current research to test if site availability and spatial characteristics affect pollinator visitation rate within urban gardens in Seattle, Washington. 

Students gain career advice through IAS Mentor Chats

June 8, 2015 - Over spring quarter, several undergraduate students met with alumni mentors Andrea Blanken (Culture, Literature and the Arts, ’02) and Emily Anderson (Society, Ethics and Human Behavior, ’09) to learn about their career trajectories and gain real-time advice on accessing their fields.  Blanken currently serves as Director or New Business Development at ArtsFund, a Seattle-based organization that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grant making.  She has contributed her talents to several other arts and cultural institutions in Seattle and New York City and holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from NYU.  Anderson was ASUWB President in 2008-2009 and has used both her leadership experience and IAS education to excel in the fields of criminal justice, computer and network security, software release management, and legal corporate compliance.  She in her final year of law school at Seattle University and works full-time at Microsoft as Program Manager for Legal Corporate Affairs.  

Christian Arciniega and Husky Herald News Team Honored by Club Council

June 1, 2015 - The Husky Herald News Team was awarded with two top honors Thursday evening at the Club Council Recognition Banquet. The Husky Herald News Team, advised by IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson,  received the honor of the Rising Star Award. Clubs who earn this honor have taken great lengths to improve image, visibility and student engagement. For the Husky Herald News Team this meant the revival and rebuilding of the paper for both online and in print, which resulted in student contributions outside the Husky Herald staff. Club Officer of the Year went to Christian Arciniega, a double major in Global Studies and Media and Communication Studies, and the Husky Herald's editor in chief for her dedication and work leading the paper to successfully publish four issues after months of restructuring.

Kari Lerum publishes in The Feminist Wire and moderates panel at Sextravaganza

May 27, 2015 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum published an essay in The Feminist Wire entitled “Cisgender FemmeNist reflections on Trans* Justice.” Drawing from personal, cultural, and political reflections the article calls for fans of trans* celebrities to move from adoration to action for trans* justice. Lerum also moderated a panel at the student-organized Sextravaganza at UW Seattle. The panel featured members of the Sex Workers’ Outreach Project and other sex workers rights’ advocates and discussed how criminalization of prostitution harms people in the sex industry.

IAS faculty members engage each other in creative work at the UW Whiteley Center

May 7, 2015 - IAS faculty members Gavin Doyle, Kristin Gustafson, Susan Waters, and Martha Groom (pictured, left to right) participated in a retreat at the Whiteley Center on San Juan Island. Their "writing and creation retreat" (April 30 through May 3) is one of two sponsored annually by IAS, funded by IAS's Initiatives to Develop Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Collaboration (I-DISCO). The Whitely Center is a refuge for established scholars and artists to study, write, create, and interact in a peaceful and quiet environment. That weekend, Doyle and Gustafson worked on new book projects, while Groom and Waters collaborated on next steps in the Urban Pollination Project

Ben Gardner co-organizes “Extraction, Contention and Development” symposium

May 6, 2015 - IAS faculty member Ben Gardner co-organized a symposium on “Extraction, Contention and Development,” along with colleagues Sunila Kale and Tony Lucero from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The workshop, held on 30 April 2015, brought together scholars and activists working on the topics of natural resource extraction, contentious politics, and development in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. The symposium is funded through a grant from the W. Mellon Foundation.

Jessica Christie receives UW Bothell Founders Fellowship and Mary Gates Research Scholar Award

May 4, 2015 - IAS student Jessica Christie has received a UW Bothell Founders Fellowship and a Mary Gates Research Scholarship, both of which support her senior thesis research.  Christie is an Individualized Study major pursuing a self-designed course of study in "Education and Social Justice."  Her research focuses on an oral history project with a single mother to three special needs children adopted from foster care.  It will result in both a parenting resource and an original work of children's literature addressed to the experiences of youth in the foster care system.

IAS students participate in art show in Mobius Hall Gallery at Cascadia College

April 28, 2015 - Community Psychology student Lauren Witmer and Interdisciplinary Arts student Austin Miller created works which were selected for and exhibited at the "Keys to the Studio" art show in the Mobius Hall Gallery at Cascadia College.   The selected works were created for Gary Carpenter's BISIA 240 Drawing as Process course and were displayed along  with other local student work from April 13th - 27th.  Other works from this class are currently on display at the south end of the first floor hallway in UW1 by the Student Success Center.

Johanna Crane wins RRF Scholar Award, and gives invited talks on global health

April 28, 2015 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane received a UW Royalty Research Fund Scholar Award to support her new research project, "Aging and Health Care in Prison: An Ethnographic Study." She also gave an invited talk, "The Indirect Costs of Partnership: Administrative Labor & African Invisibility in Global Health Science," at the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison, along with two invited talks at the University of Oregon on "The Indirect Costs of Global Health” and "Who is Global Health For? Tenacious Assumptions in Global Health."

Robin Oppenheimer to present at the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art

April 27, 2015 - IAS faculty member Robin Oppenheimer will present this summer as part of a panel titled "Analyzing Disruptive Tactics and Strategies in Media Activism" at the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art.  Her presentation, "Be the Media: Media Activism Tactics," focuses on analyzing the tactics and aesthetics of media activists from the 1960s to today.

Julie Shayne launches her new book Taking Risks

LEISSLE-SHAYNE-LETTVIN-MANFREDI-2-(2).jpgApril 24, 2015 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne launched her new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas at the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities.  Editor and contributor Shayne and co-author Kristy Leissle read from and discussed Taking Risks at the event co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, African Studies, and the Simpson Center. IAS Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Mahala Lettvin and IAS Global Studies undergraduate Jessica Monteiro Manfredi, both contributors to the book, were also present to discuss their work and sign copies. 

Nancy Li Will to enter PhD program in Multicultural Education

Will-Nancy-2012.jpgApril 21, 2015 - IAS Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) alum Nancy Li Will (2012) will begin a PhD in Multicultural Education at University of Washington Seattle this fall.   After graduating from MACS, Will taught ESL, American Culture & History, Thesis Writing, and other English preparatory courses at a college and high school in Taiyuan, China.  Building upon the knowledge and advocacy skills she gained through MACS, Will intends to focus her doctoral studies on how the power dynamics of race, ethnicity, identity, representation, and language impact the learning experiences of international and immigrant students in higher education.   

Janelle Silva wins UW Bothell faculty leadership award

womenleadership.jpgApril 21, 2015 - IAS faculty member Janelle Silva won the UW Bothell faculty leadership award at the UW Bothell/Cascadia College Women in Leadership conference.  The award recognizes Silva's work with students  on developing diversity spaces on campus, such as the women's center, and her mentoring of students as a female faculty member of color.  Congratulations, Janelle!

David Goldstein give invited, featured talk on ePortfolios

aaeb.PNGApril 21, 2015 - IAS faculty member and Teaching and Learning Center director David Goldstein was an invited, featured speaker at the Western Regional Conference of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) in Long Beach, CA.  His talk focused on how ePortfolios can be used for program- and institution-level assessment. Goldstein is also the co-chair of AAEEBL’s upcoming national conference in Boston in July                                         2015.

IAS faculty members present at the 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium

IMG-1312.jpgApril 21, 2015 - IAS faculty members presented at 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium. Gary Carpenter, Deborah Jacoby, and Julie Shayne all presented in their capacity as Community Based Learning and Research Fellows. Carpenter’s project was titled “Arts of Social Transformation;” Jacoby’s was “Creative Engagement Through Community-Based Learning,” and Shayne’s was “Researching and Archiving Local Feminist Activism: A Pilot Assignment.” Rebecca Price also presented two different projects, “Photo-elicitation Celebrates Postdoctoral Success in Hit the Ground Running” and “Training Biomedical Postdocs in State-of-the-art Teaching Strategies.”  Ursula Valdez presented her project “Intercultural Learning as an Opportunity to Solve Global Environmental Issues.”

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas participate in "Strange Coupling 2015"

strangle-coupling-(2).jpgApril 21, 2015 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas participated in "Strange Coupling 2015."  Strange Coupling is a UW Seattle student-run collaborative event that pairs current students and professional artists in a creative dialogue. The pairings were created by jurors (Scott Lawrimore & Eric Fredericksen), with each "strange couple" having approximately two months to create a collaborative work that will be exhibited May 7th in Seattle. The goal of the project is to foster a tighter knit community in Seattle and promote the collaborative process which is underrepresented in today's culture.

IAS faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas were invited to collaborate with student Hami Bahadori.

Aeron Bergman hosts publication studio

INCA-posterseattle15-(2).jpgApril 21, 2015 - IAS faculty Aeron Bergman hosted a talk by Patricia No and Antonia Pinter from the Portland based publisher "Publication Studio" to give a talk on the UW Bothell campus on April 15.  Founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon, Publication Studio makes and publishes original books on-demand, creating new publics by engaging the social life of the book for pleasure alone. Publication Studio is a laboratory where publics -- not just markets -- are produced through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering.  Bergman, along with IAS faculty member, Alejandra Salinas, also curated an exhibition by Patricia No and Antonia Pinter  at INCA on April 17.

Dan Berger wins Organization of American Historians book prize

19781469618241.jpgApril 21, 2015 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger won the 2015 James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era. The OAH praised Captive Nation as a "tightly argued and powerfully written book linking civil rights activism, prison radicalism, and a revolutionary tradition where prisons come to epitomize the corruption and violence at the heart of the prevailing regime." The Rawley prize is given to "the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States" published that year.

Christian Arciniega catalyzes the passage of Washington State military spouses legislation


April 21, 2015 - IAS Global Studies and Media and Communication Studies major Christian Aricniega was the catalyst behind the passage of HB 1052 relating to institutions of higher education affording priority registration to spouses and domestic partners receiving VA education benefits. Arciniega, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Husky Herald, inspired the bill by writing to Representative Dave Hayes about her experience as a student at UW Bothell.

Kari Lerum speaks in London and publishes in Ms Magazine's blog

April 13, 2015 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum delivered a paper at the Sexual Cultures 2 conference in London on "Building communities of (im)possibility: transgender sex workers & structural (re)humanization."  The paper sought to envision steps that might enhance the social, economic, and political efficacy of trans and genderqueer individuals who engage in sex work.  Lerum also published an op-ed on Ms Magazine's blog on the need for trafficking legislation and policy to focus on empowerment rather than coercion.

S. Charusheela and Colin Danby speak on postcolonialism and economics

April 13, 2015 - IAS faculty members S. Charusheela and Colin Danby participated in a session, "A Decade since Postcolonialism Met Economics: Round Table on Postcolonialism Meets Economics ," at the Association for Institutionalist Thought at the Western Social Science Association 57th annual conference.  The session marked the 10th anniversary of the publication of Postcolonialism Meets Economics. a collection of essays co-edited by S. Charusheela and Eiman Zein-Elabdin.  

Ron Krabill and Ursula Valdez participate in COIL conference


April 10, 2015 - IAS faculty members Ron Krabill and Ursula Valdez joined a UW team led by Director of Global Initiatives Natalia Dyba at the annual Collaborative Online International Learning  (COIL) conference.  Valdez presented her model for a COIL partnership with a colleague in Peru at the conference, which she will be instituting this spring quarter in her course in IAS, "From The Andes to The Cascades along the Pacific Coast: Environmental issues in Peru and the Pacific Northwest."

Susan Harewood and Ron Krabill present at Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice conference

map-(1).jpgApril 10, 2015 - IAS faculty members Susan Harewood and Ron Krabill presented at the inaugural Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice conference in Villanova, Pennsylvania.  Harewood and Krabill organized a panel session titled "Civilizing Culture: Global Discourses of Training Citizens and Subjects" which Krabill chaired, during which Harewood spoke on "Media Training and Caribbean Postcoloniality"  and Krabill spoke on "Producing Global Citizens and Global Subjects through Higher Education."  Harewood also chaired two additional sessions, including the Saturday afternoon plenary.

IAS faculty members play leadership roles in UW Bothell Diversity Week

Barrie-Quinlon-Julie-April-9-15-(2).jpgApril 10, 2015 - IAS faculty members played leadership roles in UW Bothell’s Diversity Week. Leslie Ashbaugh, S. Charusheela, and Majd Baniodeh, Program Manager for the Center for University Studies and Programs, co-organized an Interfaith Dialogue. Julie Shayne led a round-table discussion called “We Should All Be Feminists,” and Scott Kurashige co-organized and co-facilitated with Susan Vinson, UWB Student Success Coordinator, a Staff and Faculty of Color Discussion. 

Amaranth Borsuk leads Critical Making Webinar and presents work at &Now Innovative Writing Conference

April 8, 2015 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk led a Critical Making Webinar, hosted by Professor Roger Whitson and sponsored by the Washington State University College of Arts and Sciences.  The webinar focused on tools for hands-on teaching with Between Page and Screen, both the physical and digital components of the book. Borsuk also attended the &Now conference at the California Institute of the Arts: Blast Radius -- Writing and the Other Arts, where she participated in two panels. She convened "Mixed Doubles: Collaboration and Textual Tensions," which brought together several collaborative duos whose presentations addressed the tensions encoded in their works, the ways digitally-mediated projects can both create and stabilize imbalances, the ways difference or otherness inflect the experience of collaboration, and the engagement whereby duels become duets, and vice-versa. She also presented on the panel "Lyrical Visions: Use of the Image in Contemporary Poetics" with her collaborators Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher. The team discussed their forthcoming project Abra, a "living text" encompassing a trade edition, artist's book, and iPad app that explore and celebrate the potentials of the book in the 21st century.

Julie Shayne discusses her book and presents at the Pacific Sociological Association

julieshayne.jpgApril 7, 2015 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne discussed her new book and presented a paper at the Pacific Sociological Association conference.  Shayne’s book, Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas, was featured at an author-meets-critics session at the conference. (Shayne will be speaking at book launch event for Taking Risks at UW Seattle on April 23.) She also gave a paper she co-authored with Rebecca Ducharme, IAS Global Studies alum and current Teacher Candidate in the School of Educational Studies, titled “Human Rights Pedagogy in the Elementary School Classroom.

Susan Harewood, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Janelle Silva named as Distinguished Teaching Award finalists

25years.pngApril 6, 2015 - Congratulations to IAS faculty members Susan Harewood, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Janelle Silva,  all of whom were finalists for the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor given for teaching at the University of Washington.  This year's recipient is Wayne Au, Associate Professor in the School of Education. The DTA is given to one UW Bothell faculty member each year who exceeds the the highest standards for teaching and mentoring at the University. Finalists are chosen based on nominations from students and their significant contributions to the learning and success of students, to innovative interdisciplinary pedagogy, and to institutional and community impact. 

S. Charusheela speaks on "Unsettling the University"

April 6, 2015 - IAS faculty member S. Charusheela spoke at conference at the University of California Riverside on "Unsettling the University: Confronting Capitalism and the Crisis of Higher Education."  The occasion of the conference is the end of Stephen Cullenberg's tenure as dean at UC Riverside.  S. Charusheela contributed to a panel on "Marxism and Economics: The Falling Rate of Profit, Class and Transition, Socialism, and Globalization."

Deborah Caplow curates student work

April 6, 2015 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow curated an exhibition of photographic work by students in her BIS 476 History of Photography course winter quarter 2015.  Currently on display in the IAS main office, these photographs are creative responses to research on a wide variety of photographers from the beginnings of photography to the present.

Amen Meng screens Horeta at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

April 6, 2015 - IAS alum and Media and Communications Studies major Amen Meng had his documentary Horeta: The Journey Beyond Culture selected for a screening at the annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.  The screening is scheduled for the film festival's opening weekend on Sunday, April 12, at 1:00 pm, with tickets available at the door or here.  The film focuses on a group of UW Bothell students who participated in a study abroad program to Ethiopia during the summer of 2012.

UWave Radio participates in Northwest Community Media Summit

IMG-5374-(2).jpgApril 2, 2015 - UWave Radio  faculty advisor Amoshaun Toft and student leaders (Amani Carithers, Grace Lynn Scott, and David Gillespie) participated in the Alliance for Community Media "NW Community Media Summit" in Tukwila. The event brought together public access TV stations, media justice organizers, and area community radio stations to share challenges, best practices, and strategies for collaboration.

Sarah Dowling, Gregory Laynor, and Alice Pedersen present at the American Comparative Literature Association

images.jpgMarch 31, 2015 - IAS faculty members Sarah Dowling, Gregory Laynor, and Alice Pedersen all presented at the annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association.  Dowling and Laynor presented in the "Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas" seminar, with talks on "Animating Dead Languages: Rachel Zolf's Bungee" (Dowling) and "Scream: Yoko Ono's Instruction Poetry and the Sounds of Reading" (Laynor).  Pederson convened and chaired a seminar on “(M)othering the Transatlantic: Representations of Motherhood in a Transatlantic Context.”  Her contribution to the seminar was “Of Monsters and Mothers: Considering the Female Gothic from the Perspective of Slavery.”

Priya Frank wins Outstanding Early Career Award

P1311719-e1426790405566.jpgMarch 30, 2015 - IAS 2011 Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum and Associate Director for Advancement Priya Frank received the 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award from the UW Seattle Department of Communication.  The award honors and supports a recent graduate who has shown both impressive career accomplishments and a commitment to the public good.  Frank’s award specifically recognizes her commitment to equity, educational access, and the arts.

Rebecca Brown performs in public events, including one séance

essay-570.jpgMarch 30, 2015 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown performed at a number of public events this winter and spring.  She participated in a reading and seance to celebrate the work of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein at the Sorrento Hotel, while IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert shot "ghost photos."  She hosted a tour of the "Pan: A Graphic Arts Time Capsule of Europe, 1895 - 1900" exhibit at the Frye Art museum.  She took part in an on-stage conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills to discuss his new book The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis at Town Hall.  She also read at the Search for Meaning book festival at Seattle University.  Brown's recent publications include “The Problem with Diva Worship”  and “How to Survive Winter with Nothing but Your Own Mind".

Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung publish on “Imag(in)ing Everyday Geographies”

1.jpgMarch 26, 2015 - IAS faculty members Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung co-authored an article, “Imag(in)ing Everyday Geographies: A case study of Andrew Buckles’s Why Wait? Project,” in GeoJournal.  The article presents an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together sympathetic trends in qualitative geographic visualization and contemporary generative artistic practices —attempting to represent a diverse array of creative and multi-modal data through generative and participatory digital methods. It includes a case study with the Seattle artist Andrew Buckles, correlating representational and participatory digital data including geospatial, temporal, audio, video as well as electroencephalography readings from brainwave sensors.

Denise Vaughan wins Presidents Award in Parliamentary Debate

150222A-001.jpgMarch 24, 2015 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Director of Speech and Debate Denise Vaughan was presented with a Presidents Award in Parliamentary Debate at the Northwest Forensics Conference. The Presidents Award is given to the top three programs in parliamentary debate in the region, including
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and parts of Utah.  In related news, Vaughn will be hosting Wiley College’s Great Debaters on April 7, the team the 2007 movie was based on.  As part of UW Bothell’s Diversity Week, the team will be debating the UW Bothell Speech and Debate Society at an event beginning at 2:30 in the North Creek Events Center.

Carrie Lanza contributes to Women Who Rock

WWR-Poster-2015-Rocking-Media-Justice-(2).jpgMarch 24, 2015 - A member of the Women Who Rock Collective, IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza co-produced the 5th Annual Women Who Rock unConference. This year's theme was "Rocking Media Justice" and the unconference featured an inter-generational roundtable discussion of media activists facilitated by the Women of Color for Systemic Change, which includes several current UW Bothell students. The event included a variety of performances and music and media skill shares.  Preceding the unConference, Lanza presented her dissertation work at the annual Women Who Rock graduate mentoring session for feminist scholars of popular music, media and technology.  This year's event featured  visiting mentors, Anne Balsamo (The New School), Deborah Wong (UC Riverside), and  Deb Vargas (UC Riverside) amongst an array of UW faculty. 

Shauna Carlisle and Andrea Stone publish in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

1.jpgMarch 24, 2015 - IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle published an article co-authored with Nursing and Health Studies faculty member Andrea Stone, “Effects of Perceived Discrimination and Length of Residency on the Health of Foreign-Born Populations,” in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Carlisle’s study explores the relationship between chronic conditions, perceived discrimination, and length of residency among three racial groups of foreign-born respondents: Afro-Caribbean, Asian, and Latino Americans. They find that years of US residency were associated with health across all chronic conditions and that those in the United States longer were more likely to experience health-related problems.  Perceived discrimination was only moderately and inversely associated with Caribbean foreign-born respondents.

Bruce Burgett talks about Keywords and public scholarship at the University of Michigan

keywords.jpgMarch 24, 2015 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett delivered an invited lecture, “What Do (print-digital) Keywords Do?” sponsored by the Departments of English and American Culture at the University of Michigan.  While on campus, Burgett also lead a workshop for graduate students and faculty members on “Why Public Scholarship Matters for Graduate Education,” highlighting insights from IAS’s Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship.

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas release 12" vinyl on their label: Lucky Kitchen

presence.pngMarch 24, 2015 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, in collaboration with the Fundação de Serralves (Porto, Portugal), published a vinyl recording on their Lucky Kitchen label. The record is the first in the new Presença Series, to highlight and preserve select recordings from the Serralves archive. The 12″ vinyl contains live audio recordings from the Serralves Museum of performances by composers Pauline Oliveros and Zeena Parkins. Vinyl cover by artist Michelle Grabner (Curator 2014 Whitney Biennial) and design by Remco Van Bladel (Designer of 2015 Venice Biennial Dutch Pavilion).  There will be a launch for the project at INCA Seattle on Saturday March 28 at 6:30 pm.

Barbara Noah exhibits work at the Bellevue College Gallery

surrogate-951-900x375.jpgMarch 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Barbara Noah exhibited her work as part of the "Print + Paper" exhibition at Bellevue College Gallery. During the opening reception, the juror, Margaret Bullock, who is the Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum, spoke about the work she selected for the show, which will continue through April 8th.

Joe Milutis launches "Bright Arrogance" on Jacket2

Milutis800600.jpgMarch 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis launched a new column "Bright Arrogance" on Jacket2.  The column features weekly reflections on experimental translation new and old, with occasional galleries of applicable media and art works.  It focuses on and assesses experiments, both historical and  contemporary, that exceed the boundaries of translational propriety, and as such, promise new hybrid modes of creation, communication, and being.

Amaranth Borsuk profiled in Seattle CityArts

March 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk was profiled in Seattle CityArts, along with her collaborator Andy Fitch.  The article focuses on their book As We Know, which has also just been reviewed in Fanzine.

Jennifer Atkinson’s students host conversation about climate ethics

March 23, 2015 - Students in IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson's "Ethics and the Environment" (BIS 356) hosted a conversation on climate ethics with Dr. Robert Bindschadler, former Chief Scientist of NASA's Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory. The discussion explored changes in the polar ice sheets and the science/policy interface as it relates to climate change debates.  Over 100 students and faculty attended the talk, which also served as a launching point for a UWB Climate Club. 

IAS hosts "Mentor Chat" with T. Andrew Wahl

March 19. 2015 - In early March, IAS alumnus T. Andrew Wahl  (Comparative U.S. and International Studies, ‘96) met with undergraduate students to share his career journey and advice as part of IAS’s “Mentor Chat” series.  Mentor Chats assist students with career exploration and networking by providing opportunities to dialogue with IAS alums and community partners working across diverse roles and sectors.  In a relaxed environment, Wahl discussed his various roles as a communications director, writer, editor, designer and editorial cartoonist.  He currently heads Everett Community College’s journalism department and is a member of the 2015-16 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, for which he delivers talks about comic books and U.S. history.

Gregory Laynor presents at “The Racial Imaginary” conference

jarrett-lisa-sample.jpgMarch 16, 2015 - IAS PIP Fellow Gregory Laynor presented his research at the “Thinking Its Presence: The Racial Imaginary” conference at the University of Montana.  He contributed to "Infiltrate What Exists, Innovate What Doesn't", a panel with Ricardo Dominguez, Eunsong Kim, and Bhanu Kapil.  Laynor’s talk, "'Another Kind of Love': Queer Intermedia and Race," focused on artist William Pope.L's Another Kind of Love: John Cage's "Silence," By Hand, a hand transcription and collaborative reading of John Cage's 1961 book, Silence, included in the 2013 exhibition, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. The talk discusses Pope.L's work as a mode of what José Muñoz termed "queer intermedia," art practices that are "interdisciplinary in relation to both art-making protocols and taxonomies of race, gender, and sex."

Joe Milutis tenured and promoted to associate professor

jmilutis.jpgMarch 09, 2015 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis has been tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor.  Milutis joined IAS as an assistant professor in 2008.  He is an artist, scholar, theorist, and author of two books, including the recent Failure: A Writer's Life. Congratulations, Joe!!!

Alka Kurian talks with Dr. Nitasha Kaul on U-Wave radio station

March 10, 2015 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian hosted writer, scholar, and human rights activist Dr. Nitasha Kaul on the February 24, 2015 edition of her "Voices from the Margins: Conversations with non-mainstream writers and filmmakers" program at the U-Wave radio station. She spoke to Dr. Kaul about her debut novel "Residue" (shortlisted for the Man Asia Prize award), and her life as an academic, scholar, and human rights activist. 

Suzanne M. Cohen presents on non-traditional casting at Scholars Studio

image.jpgMarch 09, 2015 - Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Suzanne M. Cohen presented her research in a lightning talk entitled ‘Nontraditional Casting: Transgressive or Transcendent?’ as part of a March 5th Scholar’s Studio  event on the theme of “Play.” Sponsored by The Graduate School and the UW Libraries, the Scholar’s Studio brings together graduate students across disciplines to share research in five-minute presentations designed to ignite discussion.  Cohen is Founding Artistic Director of Mirror Stage Theatre, which uses the power of theatre to challenge assumptions, bias and prejudice, while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today's issues.

Amaranth Borsuk video extension of As we know

poetryseen.PNGMarch 09, 2015 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk had her video collaboration with Andy Fitch, an extension of their book As We Know (Subito, 2014) published on the video poetry website PoetrySeen and subsequently picked up in Harriet, the official blog of the Poetry Foundation. In the video, Borsuk and Fitch perform the first entry in their co-written diary erasure, "April 30th." An attempt to intervene into the gendered history of editorial intervention, the project uses humor to make its authors and its audience embarrassed, uncomfortable, and perhaps also amused. You can learn more about this work at the duo's website,

Dan Berger tours east coast to promote Captive Nation

19781469618241.jpgMarch 9, 2015 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger delivered a series of lectures on the east coast related to his book, Captive Nation.  Berger gave a lecture entitled "Prisons, State Violence, and the Organizing Tradition" at Dickinson College.  More than 100 students and faculty attended the talk, which was hosted by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Popal Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity.  Berger also spoke alongside attorney and MacArthur Award winner Bryan Stevenson and journalist Victoria Law at the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.  Additionally, Berger delivered two talks at Saint Ann High School in Brooklyn and conducted a workshop for NYU graduate students in American Studies on how to revise a dissertation into a book.

UWave Radio broadcasts World Radio Day

March 5, 2015UWave Radio collaborated in a regional celebration of World Radio Day on February 13th titled "Celebrate Radio: The Big Power of Local New Low Power FM Radio Stations." The free event took place at the Seattle Public Library Downtown Branch, and brought together a cohort of regional non-profit and educational groups that will start broadcasting on the FM dial over the next 10 months. A coordinated live radio broadcast focused on the range of opportunities these new community media resources make possible, including multilingual broadcasting, grassroots local music programming, and facilitating student voice. The broadcast was carried by regional FM applicants that are already broadcasting online: Hallow Earth, Seattle University, and UWave Radio at UW Bothell. You can read media coverage of the event in the Ozy and the Seattle Globalist.

Becca Price helps students learn about insects that use gears to jump

February 25, 2015 - IAS faculty member Becca Price published a set of resources for teachers to teach and students to learn about the first-ever interactive gears found in animals. The resources accompany a Science article by Malcolm Burrows and Gregory Sutton that describes the insects that have these gears. The gears synchronize the insect’s legs as at prepares to jump—and it works so well, that the jump happens in just 2 one-thousands of a second.

Becky Aanerud, Lauren Lichty, and Julie Shayne present at Sociologists for Women in Society

February 23, 2015 - Becky Aanerud, Lauren Lichty, and Julie Shayne presented at the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meeting in Washington, DC.  Shayne organized a session titled “Curricular and Administrative Feminist Activism” where she presented on a feminist focused undergraduate assignment she is launching this spring.  Lichty presented on ethical considerations when having students engage community-based activities.  Aanerud discussed the ways in which feminist principles guide her administrative work.  Shayne also was a feature author for her new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas.

IAS Graduate Students host first annual IAS Grad Research Flash Talks

February 23, 2015 - Graduate students in the MA in Cultural Studies and MA in Policy Studies programs organized the first Research Flash Talks event, which highlighted ongoing projects from second year students in each program. The event was created to facilitate cross-program collaboration among IAS graduate programs and to provide graduate students the chance to discuss their work. Six graduate students presented their work, followed by a research workshop with presenters and attendees.

Amaranth Borsuk exhibits her students' work on “Chapbooks and Artists’ Books”

February 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk is exhibiting work by students in her BISIA 483B "Chapbooks and Artists' Books" course.  Check out the display cases on the lower level of Discovery Hall to see what current and recent IAS students have done.  The exhibit is up through the end of winter quarter.  Borsuk also recently gave a poetics talk with her collaborator Andy Fitch and presented their work at the Evergreen State College as part of the Art Lecture Series. A video of their seriocomic presentation is now available online:

Dan Berger publishes on Malcolm X in Al Jazeera America

February 23, 2015 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published "Malcolm X's Challenge to Mass Incarceration" in Al Jazeera America, discussing the significance of Malcolm X and his legacy, fifty years after his assassination in 1965.  Berger notes that "prison" was, for Malcolm X, both a reality and a metaphor for "the daily indignities black women and men faced," and links this insight to contemporary movements against mass incarceration and "preemptive policing."

Nives Dolšak promoted to full professor!

February 20, 2015 - IAS faculty member Nives Dolšak has been promoted to the rank of full professor.  Dolšak joined IAS as an assistant professor in 2002.  She was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2007.  She currently holds a joint appointment between IAS and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW Seattle. Congratulations, Nives!!!

Georgia Roberts, Nafasi Ferrell, and Brandon Washington participate in “Power, Justice & Freedom Through Education Summit”

nafasi-photo.jpgFebruary 17, 2015 - IAS faculty member Georgia Roberts, MA in Cultural Studies student Nafasi Ferrell, and Media and Communication Studies major Brandon Washington participated in Franklin High School's annual "Power, Justice & Freedom Through Education Summit" on January 14th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Each year Franklin invites community members to present workshops and engage students in discussions around social justice.  Ferrell facilitated a workshop based on her thesis work called "Cultural Inception: A Journey Through Hip-Hop, Poetry & Spoken Word" and Washington attended a special forum facilitated by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.

Kristin Gustafson and Andreas Brockhaus facilitate workshop on UW Bothell learning objectives

IAS-News-AllCampus-Gustafson-(4).jpgFebruary 17, 2015 - IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson, along with affiliate faculty member Andreas Brockhaus, facilitated campus-level discussions of assessment of student learning at UW Bothell, particularly in terms of the undergraduate learning goals.  Brockhaus and Gustafson serve as this year's assessment working group leaders for technical literacy/information literacy and communication respectively. IAS is also well represented in the membership of the four ongoing working groups. This forum provided one of several opportunities for the campus community to participate in the process of articulating key elements of each learning goal or proficiency. The intent is to develop a common language to describe our shared enterprise in undergraduate learning.

Kristy Leissle, aka Dr. Chocolate, publishes "Labels of Love"

 February 13, 2015 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle, known in the chocolate industry as Dr. Chocolate, has published "Labels of Love" in the Business & Economy section of The Conversation, an online newspaper. As chocolate comes under its annual scrutiny in the lead up to Valentine's Day, Leissle's piece discusses the differences among various labels and claims on chocolate bars, and what these mean for consumers as they shop for chocolate. In related Valentine's Day work, Kristy appeared on KBCS Morning Blend Wednesday through Friday, discussing political, economic, and cultural aspects of the chocolate industry globally.

Lauren Berliner and students host interactive documentary gaming event

fort-mcmoney.jpgFebruary 12, 2015 – IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and students from her Participatory Media Culture class will host a live RPG gaming event, plus viewing and discussion of Fort McMoney at the Northwest Film Forum on February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Fort McMoney is a documentary game that offers players an immersive, interactive portal into the world’s largest oil sands and accompanying boomtown in northern Canada. Student tickets for this event are available from Northwest Film Forum at the link above.

IAS hosts "Mentor Chat" with Deborah Oaks

February 6, 2015 - IAS hosted its first “Mentor Chat” in January with alum Deborah Oaks (Science, Technology and the Environment, '08).  Mentor Chats assist students with career exploration and networking by providing opportunities to dialogue with IAS alum and community partners working across diverse roles and sectors.  At this mentor chat, a small group of students learned how Oaks has navigated her career and how interdisciplinarity informs her work.  Oaks has dedicated much of her career to restoring rivers, serving five years with Stewardship Partners and actively volunteering with Sno-Valley Tilth.  She currently works as the Habitat Program Coordinator for Sound Salmon Solutions.

Karam Dana speaks on “Confronting Injustice” at Brown and Northeastern

February 6, 2015 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana will speak on “Confronting Injustice: Palestinian Identity and Non-Violent Forms of Resisting Israeli Occupation” in a live streamed lecture on February 19 at Brown University.  He will also co-facilitate a workshop co-sponsored by The Center for the Study of Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University and the Boston Consortium on Arab Region Studies at Northeastern University on “Conducting Research in the Middle East: A Methods Workshop for Graduate Students.”

Dan Berger speaks on radio about Captive Nation

February 6, 2015 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger discussed his book Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era on the Morning Blend, a program of KBCS radio in Bellevue. KBCS played excerpts of the interview with Berger throughout the week of Feb 2.  Berger has also been discussed his book on other radio programs and podcasts recently, including "Against the Grain" and "Up Front Radio" on KPFA, "A Just Cause Radio" podcast, and "KZYX Forthright Radio" in Mendocino.  

Jin-Kyu Jung and Janelle Silva present on geographies of children, youth, and families

February 2, 2015 - IAS faculty members Jin-Kyu Jung and Janelle Silva presented their research at the 4th International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth & Families, held in San Diego, CA.  Jung presented a paper on "Walk to school together: Qualitative and affective visual meaning-making with children," while Silva spoke on "Seeing and 'doing': Using critical pedagogies to facilitate social action in first grade." 

Robin Oppenheimer and Jason Pace speak on art and technology at Cornish Playhouse

Peca KuchaJanuary 30, 2015 - IAS faculty members Robin Oppenheimer and Jason Pace presented at the Seattle Pecha Kucha event on Art & Technology: Bridges and Thruways held at Cornish Playhouse.  Oppenheimer spoke about her research on the 1966 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering event, which focused on how creative collaboration between artists and engineers was transformative and revolutionary.  Drawing on his experience directing UW Bothell's Digital Futures Lab, Pace focused on how embracing radical diversity on creative teams can transform our vision not only of what we make with technology, but also what kinds of technologies we invent. 

Nine IAS faculty members named eLearning Fellows

January 26, 2015 – Nine of the fifteen members of the inaugural cohort of the eLearning Fellows program are IAS faculty. Lauren Berliner, Gary Carpenter, Karam Dana, James Gray, Kari Lerum, Lauren Lichty, Camille Walsh, Linda Watts and Becca Price/Susan Waters (team proposal) have been selected to work together along with the UW Bothell Learning Technologies team on course development and design. The redesigned courses will be offered during the 2015–2016 academic year. IAS faculty member Leslie Ashbaugh was a key architect of this program from its beginnings. Congratulations to all!

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 303 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. 

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. 

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


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.

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