IAS News

Poetry and Persistence: Belonging and Expression for First-Gen Students of Color

Angie Cuevas Winkle

“I want to help minoritized students flourish and thrive in higher education. As a Cultural Studies student who wishes to go into Student Affairs, it is important for me to think of the best ways to serve and support diverse populations of students. I am very interested in using poetry as a way to cope, to heal, to create communities, and to make meaning. Being accepted into a university and going to class is not enough to help students succeed in college. All students are knowledge creators, and poetry is just one of the ways in which minoritized students can resist the restrictions of academic institutions.” ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes two new columns in Clio: Among The Media

Kristin Gustafson

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published two new columns in Clio: Among The Media. The most recent column, “Using History to Draw Student Attention to the ‘Difficult and Dangerous’ Work of Journalism, Over Time, Around World,” describes her classroom lesson on Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s resistance against attacks meant to shut down her journalistic voice and her resiliency to find new pathways to campaign against lynching. Gustafson identifies histories like that of Wells-Barnett and historical understanding as valuable teaching tools. They can frame moments such as with the recent news of five U.S. journalists killed ...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Sandra (Brewer) Hengen (’00, Liberal Studies) was chosen to represent Boeing at the 2018 Women in Aviation conference in Reno, Nevada. Neil Low (’03, Liberal Studies) has retired from the Seattle Police Department after almost 50 years on the force. Jared Mead (’15, Global Studies) is a city councilmember in Mill Creek and current candidate for the State House of Representatives in Washington’s 44th Legislative District.  Amy (Felch) Panther (’06, Culture, Literature & the Arts) is a senior executive assistant in administration at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Aaron Thacker (’98, Liberal Studies) served two years as Commander of the 856 Military Police Company and ..

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Becca Price publishes "Songwriting to learn"

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IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with Sarah Ward (UW College of Education), Katie Davis (UW iSchool), and Greg Crowther (UW Bothell School of STEM and Everett Community College), recently published, "Songwriting to learn: how high school science fair participants use music to communicate personally relevant scientific concepts," a paper that describes the qualities of music that high school students wrote about scientific ideas. The students were all participating in the local BioExpo science fair. Their songs employed ...

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Amaranth Borsuk Interviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

Amaranth Borsuk

The LARB Blog has just published an interview with IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk about her new MIT Press volume, The Book. Borsuk's wide-ranging conversation with writer Andy Fitch covers how she came to write this book, the many historical forms the book has taken over time and in different regions, the affordances of the familiar codex, and what artists' books have to teach us about ...

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