IAS News

Alums share professional pathways in social justice and responsibility

Ray Corona, Lauren Fay, and EJ Juárez

On March 6, three IAS alumni shared their career experiences and advice through UW Bothell’s “Professional Pathways Panels” series.  Panelists included: Ray Corona, Lauren Fay, and EJ Juárez ...

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Kylani Arrington enhances her passion for mental health counseling

Kylani Arrington

Alum Kylani Arrington (’13) majored in Community Psychology as a pathway to becoming a mental health counselor.  Her interest in counseling stems from innate curiosity and personal experiences, and the interdisciplinary education she received at UW Bothell has been an asset in her journey.  In particular, the Community Psychology program's emphasis on Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model and social justice advocacy have been integral to her training...

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The Seattle Times features Jennifer Atkinson’s popular class on climate change

Jennifer Atkinson

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson’s Spring 2018 course, “Environmental Grief and Climate Anxiety,” is the subject of a feature in The Seattle Times.  The article, “Feeling it: UW Bothell class helps students face emotional impact of a warming planet,” includes student perspectives on the issues Atkinson addresses in class, as well as Atkinson’s own commentary on the motivations for the class ...

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Aisha Qadri presents research on child labor at Scholar’s Studio

Aisha Qadri

Aisha Qadri (’15) presented her research on oppressive child labor at Scholar’s Studio, a series of lightening talks by UW graduate students and post-docs. In the 1930’s President Roosevelt sought to protect adults and children against unfair labor practices by creating the Fair Labor and Standards Act.  Qadri’s research examines a particular exemption that makes it possible for parents to work their own child without many basic restrictions. Because of this ...

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Julie Shayne blogs in honor of International Women’s Day

Julie Shayne

IAS faculty member and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies faculty coordinator Julie Shayne was invited by the editors of State of Nature to ponder the question “What is the Biggest Challenge Facing Women Today?” as part of a blog in honor of International Women’s Day.  Her response to that question argues that the current president of the US is women’s and femmes’ biggest challenge. She maintains “He [and his team] are responsible for emboldening a toxic cocktail of misogyny, racism, and xenophobia,” which ultimately translates into “the biggest obstacle women and femmes face in living with ...

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