IAS News

Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy publish “Producing a Worthy Illness"

Lauren Berliner

IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and co-author Nora Kenworthy (Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell) published “Producing a worthy illness: Personal crowdfunding amidst financial crisis" in Social Science and Medicine.  The article explores how websites such as GoFundMe evince the political, social, and health consequences of austerity--along with fallout from the 2008 financial collapse and the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Using data collected from ...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Joyce Kabura Mwangi ('14, Cultural Studies) has co-founded the non-profit organization Hohmann Community Services Initiative, which provides low income communities in Snohomish and King County with access basic human services.  Julianna (Mandler) Martin (’12, Policy Studies) has been promoted to Management Analyst at County of Santa Clara’s Clean Water Program. Alia Marsha (’16, Media & Communication Studies) authored a recent article for The Seattle Globalist that covered how Bellevue businessmen benefitted from Japanese American incarceration.  Melissa Watkinson  ...

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Rebecca Price is featured for her work directing the Science Teaching Experience for Postdocs (STEP) program

Rebecca Price

A recent article on the UW Bothell blog features IAS faculty member Rebecca Price.  In addition to teaching in IAS, Price directs the Science Teaching Experience for Postdocs (STEP) program. STEP gives biomedical postdocs the opportunity to design and deliver their own seminar courses under the guidance of faculty mentors. The postdocs work in teams of three, with each teaching three classes solo within a 10-week quarter. Price has ...

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IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling publish chapbook documenting Translational Poetics

Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling

Essay Press has just published Affect and Audience: Translational Poetics, a chapbook curated by Amaranth Borsuk, with an introduction by Sarah Dowling, and with contributions from micha cárdenas. The free digital publication documents a 2016 symposium at the Simpson Center for the Humanities, which Borsuk and Dowling hosted with Gregory Laynor (PIP) and Brian Reed (UW Seattle, English).

The symposium Affect and Audience: Translational Poetics investigated  ...

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk performs and speaks in Los Angeles and Florida

Amaranth Borsuk

This January, IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Los Angeles to perform at the Armand Hammer Museum in the Hammer Readings, a series that this spring will feature Evie Shockley and Robert Pinsky. The reading marked Borsuk's return to a series that was formative in her own development as a poet while an undergraduate at UCLA. While she was in town, she was interviewed by Naiomi Desai, an editor of Westwind, UCLA's undergraduate literary magazine. At her January 19 reading ...

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