Amaranth Borsuk publishes, sprints, and exhibits her works
March 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk participated in the Sprint Beyond the Book, a two-day writing sprint about the future of the book that brought together a wide range of thinkers at Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination. Included in the project are a short interview and a series of short chapters written in dialogue with two faculty members from the university. She also presented her work at Georgia Tech through an invitation by the Brittain Fellows and read poems at Ciné for the Vox reading series. She hosted an evening of dance/text collaboration with K.J. Holmes and Julie Carr for From the Convergence Zone, the reading series of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics. She exhibited her work in London as part of “Threads of Light: Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” at The Mosaic Rooms and “Displaced” at the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide. In her spare time, she wrote a libretto on the birth of spiritualism for a collaboration with composer Isaac Schankler that appeared in Witness.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren publishes Kant in Hong Kong
March 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning Gray Kochhar-Lindgren published a new book, Kant in Hong Kong: Walking, Thinking, and the City. The book takes its inspiration from the famously regular walks of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant in his hometown of Königsberg, then moves quickly to a meditation on the everyday urban experience of twenty-first century Hong Kong.
Leslie Ashbaugh, Kristin Gustafson, and Dani Rowland present at the AACU Conference
March 5, 2014 - IAS faculty members Leslie Ashbaugh and Kristin Gustafson joined librarian Dani Rowland to describe how faculty, staff, and administrators collaborate on first-year and pre-major programs at the Association of American Colleges & Universities conference in Portland, Oregon, on "Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities." Developed with IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson, their presentation identified collaboration among faculty, advisers, librarians, Student Success Center, Quantitative Skills Center, Student Life, and the Writing and Communication Center as key to success. "Curriculum as collaboration" -- a concept that integrates the Discovery Core Sequence, team-taught classes, e-Portfolio, and community experience -- supports students and faculty through a structured community.
UW Bothell student art appears in the State Capitol
March 5, 2014 - Student art work produced in IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert's course on "Photography and Digital Art" is currently on loan to Washington State Legislative Representative Luis Moscoso. The work was produced in response to an assignment that asked students to take a photograph of a person with a chair upside down on their head.
IAS MFA faculty present, read, and perform at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty members presented, read, and performed their work at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Seattle. Jeanne Heuving appeared on two panels: the first on teaching hybrid forms and the second a tribute to Kathleen Fraser, poet and founder of feminist poetics journal HOW(ever). Sarah Dowling chaired a panel on the “Legacy of Leslie Scalapino” and also introduced a reading and conversation with authors Chris Abani and Chang-rae Lee. Amaranth Borsuk presented her collaboration Abra as part of a panel on "New Media Beyond the Book." Joe Milutis organized and presented on the panel, “The New Translation: Writing through Rewriting.” Congratulations to everyone on such a successful conference!
IAS MFA students make a splash at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference
March 4, 2014 - Graduate students and faculty members in IAS’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics made a splash at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Seattle. MFA students launched Small Portions, a student-run journal, and an interactive art/text project Blood of an Author Box in Homage to Eleanor Antin's Blood of a Poet Box. The latter project asked AWP conference-goers and participants to record a word on a blood stain slide, with the goal of collecting single words from each author in order to find something singular in the word that is also common among us. To be continued...
Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling host off-site reading at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling hosted a celebration of poetry, prose, and performance in which the IAS MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics faculty members read their work along with press mates from ten small national and international presses: 1913, Belladonna* Collaborative, Chax Press, Coach House Books, Essay Press, Kore Press, Les Figues Press, Slope Editions, and Split Level Texts. The reading took place at Sole Repair Shop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill and included faculty members Jeanne Heuving, Rebecca Brown, Ted Hiebert, Joe Milutis, Aeron Bergman, and Alejandra Salinas, along with Borsuk and Dowling. The four-hour event capped the three-day Associated Writing Conference attended by over 10,000 participants.
Kristin Gustafson publishes article about preserving a Seattle-based, historic, Japanese-language newspaper
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published an essay, "Translation, Technology, and the Digital Archive: Preserving a Historic Japanese-Language Newspaper," in American Journalism about the challenges in digitizing journalism history. The Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project—a joint effort of the Hokubei Hochi Foundation and the University of Washington Libraries to preserve the North American Post—appears to be the first time a historic Japanese-language newspaper has been translated and digitized in the U.S. Gustafson addresses three critical issues that emerged in the project: design decisions that shape digital newspaper archives and influence how they can be used in the future; the role preservation methods play in future historians’ use of archives and interpretation of material in the archives; and the selection of newspapers to include in the archives. Gustafson's article is part of the journal's “Why Journalism History Matters” essay series.
Becca Price publishes articles about how students learn evolution and the barriers they face
March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Becca Price recently co-authored two articles in CBE-Life Science Education. The first, which is co-authored by a team of researchers from throughout the country, describes a tool that measures what students understand about drift. Genetic drift encompasses the evolutionary changes in the frequency of traits across generation that are due to random chance. Although genetic drift is a crucial component to biological evolution, it is challenging for students to learn because it combines two difficult concepts: randomness and evolution. In the second article, Price and co-author Dr. Greg Crowther from UW Seattle, discuss the utility of the term misconception in educational research, which describes ideas that novice learners have that are inconsistent with expert views.
Jed Murr performs at Reiterations: An Intertextual Event
March 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jed Murr performed a piece called "Accompaniment and Failed Translation" as part of Reiterations: An Intertextual Event, curated by Natalie Ann Martinez. The event featured visual artist Molly Mac's current multimedia project "Never Louder than an Easy Hum," an ongoing series of performances, happenings, and exhibitions in which Mac develops and navigates a relationship with the Grand Coulee Dam. Murr's performance mixed stolen sounds and images with his poetry and theory to stage dissonant dialogues with the work of Nick Cave, Fred Moten, Julia Freeman, and other creators.
Jill Freidberg featured at conference on globalization, diversity, and education
March 3, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg was the featured filmmaker at Washington State University's 10th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference. Friedberg presented and discussed Granito de Arena, her documentary film about the efforts of more than 100,000 teachers, parents, and students fighting in Southern Mexico to defend to country's public education system from the devastating impacts of economic globalization.
Karam Dana participates as delegate at symposium on human rights
February 28, 2014 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana participated as a delegate for the 43rd Frank Church Symposium on Human Rights, sponsored by the student-run International Affairs Council, at Idaho State University. Dana presented two papers: "American Muslims: Religiosity, Civic Engagement, and Political Participation" and "Exploring Palestinian Public Opinion: Twenty Years After the Oslo Accords." Dana also delivered the Richard H. Foster lecture as part of the symposium: "US Foreign Policy, the Arab Revolts, and the Question of Palestine."
Robertson Allen presents research to workshop on “War Games” at Leuphana University, Germany
February 28, 2014 - IAS faculty member Rob Allen was invited in February to the Institute for Advanced Study of Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. The two-day workshop, “War Games: Computer Simulation, Sovereignty, and the Military,” brought together researchers from diverse disciplines to discuss critical perspectives on the historical and contemporary use of simulations and games by global militaries. Allen will be returning to MECS for six months as a research fellow, beginning in April.
Andreas Brockhaus presents at Educause Connect
February 28, 2014 - IAS affiliate faculty member and UW Bothell Director of Learning Technologies Andreas Brockhaus co-presented with Learning Technologist Ian Porter and eLearning Specialist Sara Frizelle at the 2014 Educause Connect conference. The session, “Building the Architecture of Classroom Teaching: Lessons from an "Untethered Teaching" Pilot Project,” was a result of research funded by the Worthington Innovation Fellowship.
Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman will be artists-in-residence at Helsinki International Artist Programme
February 27, 2014 - IAS faculty Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman were invited to the Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP). They will be artists in residence at HIAP in March. HIAP provides international artists and curators time and space for creative work and interaction with Helsinki art-scene. HIAP focuses primarily on the visual arts and is open to artists and curators from various disciplines.
Dave Stokes publishes on penguin migration in Biology Conservation
February 27, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dave Stokes was the lead author on “Conservation of migratory Magellanic penguins requires marine zoning” in the February 2014 issue of Biology Conservation. The study uses long-term data to provide the first comprehensive description of the Magellanic penguins’ seasonal migration and to explore the challenges of biodiversity conservation.
Jill Freidberg produces documentary film about Ese Teatro
February 25, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg has produced a short documentary about Seattle's bilingual theater company, Ese Teatro, with a focus on their work with Seattle's homeless to re-imagine Don Quixote de la Mancha. The film is airing this month as part of the Seattle Channel's Emmy-award-winning documentary series, Community Stories.
Dan Berger publishes The Struggle Within
February 24, 2014 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published The Struggle Within. The book is a short historical primer on U.S. political prisoners and the social movements that produced them. It includes a foreword by scholar-activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore, former president of the American Studies Association, and an afterword by writer and filmmaker dream hampton. Author and activist Angela Davis calls it "necessary reading for all who wish to revive a radical tradition in the face of the prison's coercive attempt at erasure."
Christa Bell presents her work at the Whitney Museum Biennial
February 24, 2014 - Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student and spoken word artist Christa Bell will have her work included in the 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial as part of the YAMS Collective. Featured in a recent New York Times article, YAMS, short of HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican, is a group of 38 mostly black, mostly queer musicians, poets, actors, writers and visual artists from around the world. Congratulations, Christa!
Nives Dolšak to serve on the Science Panel of the Puget Sound Partnership
February 21, 2014 - IAS faculty member Nives Dolšak has accepted a nomination to serve a four year term on the Science Panel of the Puget Sound Partnership. The Science Panel is a group of researchers and policy analysts whose expertise and advice are critical to the Puget Sound Partnerships efforts to develop a comprehensive plan to restore Puget Sound. The nine members of the Science Panel are appointed by the Puget Sound Partnership's Leadership Council and chosen from the top scientists in Washington State.
MA in Cultural Studies students present at Critical Geography Conference
February 20, 2014 - IAS MA in Cultural Studies student Ronnie Thibault and Cultural Studies alumni Kaelyn Caldwell and Amanda Kercmar presented their research on a panel on “Representation” at the 20th Annual Critical Geography Conference at the University of Colorado Boulder. Thibault talked about “Mapping the Cultural Production of the Commodified Child Sponsorship Subject.” Caldwell spoke on “Trekking Along the World Vision International Empowerment-Commodity Aid Chain.” Kercmar discussed “Digitally Mapping the Commodity-Aid Chain of Child Sponsorship Programs.” All three of the projects were launched as part of a collaborative commodity chain mapping assignment in IAS faculty member Ben Gardner’s graduate class on “Globalization and Development” in winter 2013.
Lauren Berliner co-curates the 2014 Festival of (In)appropriation and publishes “Shooting for Profit”
February 20, 2014 - IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-curated the sold-out world premiere of the 2014 Festival of (In)appropriation at The Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. A showcase of contemporary short audiovisual works that appropriate film or video footage and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways, the festival will travel to the Other Cinema in San Francisco on February 22 and Seattle's Northwest Film Forum on March 13th. Berliner also published "Shooting for Profit: The Monetary Logic of the YouTube Home Movie" in the collection of essays Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, The Archive, The Web.
Kari Lerum speaks on claiming competence and writes on human trafficking
February 19, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum spoke at "Claiming Competence: Women of Color and the Academy," an event sponsored by the UW Women of Color Collective, and featured members of WIRED (Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity and Difference) and editors/writers of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia to address the complex ways in which race, class and gender operate in the academy. Lerum also published “Human Wrongs vs. Human Rights” in a collection of critical viewpoint essays on the subject of human trafficking in the journal Contexts.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas launch new print studio
February 19, 2014 - IAS faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas have launched the Jik Ji Print Studio in Husky Hall 1318. The studio has a Risograph EZ 590 printer, a perfect binder for hard and soft covers, and a paper stack cutter. Risograph is a fast, economic stencil duplication process that uses high quality ink and wax masters. The studio is available to faculty and students to print posters, flyers, multiples, booklets and books. IAS MFA students are currently printing a 200-copy edition of a 60-page journal, Small Po(r)tions, that will debut at the 2014 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair in Seattle this month. For more information about the studio, contact Bergman or Salinas.
Jennifer Atkinson and Rob Turner present on pedagogies of sustainability
February 18, 2014 - IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson and Rob Turner presented as part of a panel on "Interdisciplinary Pedagogies of Sustainability Education" at the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Drawing on their experience teaching in the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors in IAS, they discussed the benefits of engaging students in sustainability learning via a humanities approach and by using debates to highlight the political ideologies underlying sustainability controversies.
Shauna Carlisle wins Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Award
February 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle was selected as a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF) 2014 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The fellowship provides the recipient with one year to pursue their scholarly research and writing, and pairs them with a senior colleague in their field as a mentor. Congratulations, Shauna!
Ron Krabill speaks on “Nelson Mandela and his Legacy”
February 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ron Krabill gave a public lecture and facilitated a discussion of “Nelson Mandela and his Legacy” at the University of Washington Tacoma. The talk was featured as part of a seminar series on the Middle East and Africa. It focused on Mandela’s impact on South African politics under apartheid, during the democratic transition, and today. In separate news, Krabill will be participating in Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington DC this month.
Jeanne Heuving publishes “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” in Hambone 20
February 13, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving published “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” in Hambone 20, edited by Nathaniel Mackey, a National Book Award recipient. “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” is a long poem written to the newspaper columnist, Miss Lonelyhearts, of Nathaniel West’s novel about a newspaper man posing as a woman who writes a lonelyhearts column. Hambone is the writer Nathaniel Mackey’s journal, an auteur volume, initiated by Mackey in 1975.
Rebecca Brown’s creative work is the subject of scholarly book
February 6, 2014 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown and her creative work is the focus of a recently-released scholarly book by Lies Xhonneux. Entitled Rebecca Brown: Literary Subversions of Homonormalization, the study calls Brown “the great secret of American letters” and approaches her diverse body of work – essays, short stories, a modern bestiary, a fictionalized autobiography, a memoir in the guise of a medical dictionary, a libretto for a dance opera, a play, and various kinds of fantasy – through an analysis of her critical appropriations of classic psychoanalytic thinking, theories on social identity-construction, and queer understandings of kinship structures.
Carrie Bodle’s students work on proposals for two public art projects
February 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle is teaching a course this quarter, BART 191 Art and Public Space, in which students are developing proposals for two public art projects. Working in collaboration with 4Culture and artist Kristen Ramirez, the students are exploring the possibilities for initiatives for two tunnels/underpasses on the Burke-Gilman bike trail in Kenmore. The final presentation of the proposals will take place on Friday March 14, 9:30-10:45am, UWBB Collaboratory Space (UWBB-205).
Julie Shayne leads mock classes for Mukilteo middle schoolers
February 5, 2014 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne led mock college classes for Voyager Middle School. Working in collaboration with Voyager teacher Annamarie Jordan and UW Bothell admissions, Shayne ran two 45 minute class sessions for a total of 90 students. “[I] was absolutely THRILLED with today!” Jordon wrote after the event, “My students were chattering on the bus all the way back to school about how college didn’t seem so scary anymore.” Great work, Julie.
Amaranth Borsuk performs, exhibits, and presents at the Modern Language Association
January 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk performed, exhibited, and presented her work at the annual Modern Language Assocation conference in Chicago. Amaranth spoke on a panel about "Critical Making in the Digital Humanities" where presenters made a case for hands-on projects that extend students' ability to engage critically with theoretical issues. A preliminary version of her project Abra, which received an Expanded Artists' Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, was shown as part of the exhibit Pathfinders: 25 Years of Experimental Literary Art. Borsuk also read at a lively off-site reading, The Vulnerable Rumble, curated by the Red Rover reading series. The reading featured a wide array of established and emerging writers and has been written up on Jacket2 and in the Boston Review. Finally, Borsuk's book Handiwork was also just reviewed by Lucy Biederman for the Jewish Book Council.
Carrie Lanza presents her research at the Society for Social Work and Research
January 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza presented a paper entitled, "Paul U. Kellogg and the Social Survey Movement: Progressive Era Visual Research Methods, 1907-1917" at the annual Society for Social Work and Research in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for the conference was "Research for Social Change: Addressing Global and Local Challenges."
Jill Freidberg, Nia Lam, and Denise Hattwig launch the Community Voices Collection
January 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg, along with librarian Nia Lam and curator Denise Hattwig, launched the Community Voices Collection, an archive of oral histories conducted by - and with - University of Washington Bothell students, staff, faculty, and community members. Built and hosted by the UW Bothell Campus Library, the collection includes histories of international students, students with disabilities, founders of UWave Radio, staff who maintain campus facilities, and more. Students in Freidberg’s BISMCS 343 Digital Oral History course researched the oral histories and conceptualized the project, which will expand as more oral histories are conducted and the site is further developed.
Deborah Caplow publishes chapter in Oaxaca en movimiento
January 22, 2014 - Deborah Caplow has an article, is "El arte contemporáneo callejero de Oaxaca en el contexto mexicano," reprinted in Oaxaca en movimiento: la gráfica en la resistencia popular oaxaqueña. The article previously appeared in El Alcaravan, a journal of graphic arts published by the Instituto de Artes Gráficos in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Rachel Pulver and Leslie Schiffman duke it out
January 21, 2014 - IAS staff members Rachel Pulver and Leslie Schiffman duked it out in anticipation of the NFC Divisional Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers (Pulver) and Seattle Seahawks (Schiffman). The Seahawks won 23-17. The Pulver-Schiffman arm-wresting grudge match ended in a draw.
Alka Kurian creates documentary film, Shadow Workers
January 17, 2014 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian created a 12-minute documentary film, Shadow Workers. Set in Lucknow in northern India, the film looks at a group of Muslim women who use their skill in “Chikan” embroidery to keep their families afloat. Shadow Workers will premiere at Aaina, A South Asian Women Focus in April 2014.
Suzanne Cohen presents West Coast debut of "Honky" as part of Mirror Stage "Feed Your Mind" Series
January 17, 2014 - Suzanne M. Cohen, Cultural Studies student (2015) and managing artistic director of Mirror Stage theater, presents the West Coast debut of “Honky,” a play by Greg Kalleres, February 8 and 9 at the Ethnic Cultural Theater as part of the Feed Your Mind series. Mirror Stage uses the power of theatre to challenge assumptions, bias, and prejudice, while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today’s issues. The Feed Your Mind series presents plays in stripped-down form—just the actors and the text—and facilitates in-depth discussion with audience and artists following each performance. Acclaimed as “witty, sharp, and troubling,” “Honky” engages a multi-racial cast in a satiric look at the confluence of racism and commercialism. Tickets and more information are available at www.mirrorstage.org.
Wanda Gregory appointed to the advisory board of Foundry10
January 15, 2014 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory was appointed to the advisory board of Foundry10. Launched by UW Bothell graduate Lisa Castenada, Foundry10 is a mission-based organization focused on exploring, developing, designing, and measuring, the non-traditional learning models, project, and programs. Gregory brings to the board her expertise and experience in learning and digital games.
Dan Berger and Joe Milutis win Royalty Research Fund awards
January 14, 2014 - IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Joe Milutis won Royalty Research Fund awards. Berger will use the funding to complete his book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press. Milutis will devote his funding to launch a third book project, The New Translation: Writing Through Rewriting. Congratulations Dan and Joe!
EJ Juarez appointed to the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs
January 13, 2014 - EJ Juarez, a 2013 IAS alumni of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program, was appointed to serve on the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs by Governor Jay Inslee. Commissioners advise the Governor, testify for and meet with the legislature and state agencies on the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs that relate to the needs of the Latino community. Juarez currently works for the Statewide Poverty Action Network. His Cultural Studies capstone project focused on the racial dimension of contests over voter eligibility and election integrity, with the intent of further understanding voter suppression tactics and informing the work of electoral policy makers, political party operatives, and voter rights and reform activists.
Jason Hampton published in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
January 13, 2014 - IAS student Jason Hampton published an article, "Bothell's Horse Creek will again see the light-of-day," in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter. The article is a result of Hampton's work in BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism, taught by IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson. The course invites students to visit a community newspaper site, blog about that site, and write an original news story that they may submit for publication.
Karam Dana publishes in Islam for Journalists
January 9, 2014 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana published a co-authored chapter on “Islam in America” in Islam for Journalists: A Primer on Covering Muslim Communities in America. The publication is designed as a practical resource for journalists – and others – writing about Islam and Muslims in the press today.
Ted Hiebert opens art exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art
January 7, 2014 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert is opening a new art exhibit at the Center for Contemporary Art in Georgetown on Thursday, January 16, 5:00-9:00. Titled "Nightmare Inductions," the exhibition features artwork produced in collaboration with Canadian artists Doug Jarvis and Jackson 2bears under the collective name of Noxious Sector Arts Collective. The show consists of three guided meditations in which audience members are invited to experience common nightmares such as falling, forgetting something important, or having one's teeth fall out. The meditations are accompanied in the exhibition by visual responses produced by the three collaborators, as well as some made by IAS students in Hiebert's courses.
S. Charusheela and Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren present at the Forum on Contemporary Theory
January 6, 2014 - IAS faculty members S. Charusheela and Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren presented their research at the 16th annual conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory in Mysore, India in December. This year’s convening was organized around the theme of “Translation, Compartivism, and the Global South.” Charusheela’s plenary talk discussed “Economics, Modernity, and Counterdisciplinary Translation.” Kochhar-Lindgren’s presentation focused on “Dramatizing Translation: Performance, Cultural Tourism, and the Transnational.”
Gwen Ottinger, Amaranth Borsuk, Sarah Dowling, and Jennifer Atkinson win Simpson Center grants
December 20, 2013 - IAS faculty members Gwen Ottinger, Amaranth Borsuk, Sarah Dowling, and Jennifer Atkinson won grants from the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities for projects to be conducted in the 2014-15 academic year. Ottinger will working on her current research project, “Epistemic Justice and the Ethical Dimensions of Citizen Science,” as one of the year-long fellows in the Center’s Society of Scholars. Borsuk and Dowling will be collaborating with UW Seattle colleague Brian Reed on their multi-year initiative, “Affect and Audience in the Digital Age”. Atkinson will also be working with UW Seattle colleagues on a multi-year project on the "Environmental Humanities". Congratulations, Gwen, Amaranth, Sarah, and Jennifer!
Ron Krabill published op-ed on Nelson Mandela in The Seattle Times
December 18, 2013 - IAS faculty member and associate dean for graduate education Ron Krabill published an op-ed in The Seattle Times on the death and memorialization of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, "Nelson Mandela not defined by his ability to forgive". Krabill insists on the mainstream tendency to understand and remember Mandela "for reconciliation without giving equal weight to justice misrepresents his political values." Krabill also commented on Mandela's passing on King5 television, KIRO radio, and elsewhere.
Alka Kurian's scholarship reviewed in Himal
December 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian had her book Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas reviewed in the Himal Southasian film journal. The engages with the book's focus on "cultural work deemed art cinema, rooted exclusively and explicitly in Southasian radical political mobilization and social movements that erupted in the second half of the twentieth century."
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas appear in Billedkunst
December 16, 2013 - A four page article (pdf) on the work of IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas has been published in the Norwegian art magazine Billedkunst. The article is a conversation between Bergman, Salinas, and artist/curator/writer Inger Wold Lund about Bergman and Salinas’ work and recent exhibitions. Billedkunst is the magazine of the national organization for visual artists in Norway.
Rebecca Brown publishes and reads widely this fall
December 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has had a very busy fall. She had published a poem, “The Thing,” in Spolia, along with essays in The Stranger on “In Defense of Monsters,” “The Things We Keep (why we keep relics),”, “Shut-Up: A Manifesto Against Irony,” and “The Widow”. She also read from her work at Centrum in Port Townsend and the New City Theater in Seattle, performed “Monstrous,” a one-woman performance piece at the Northwest Film Forum, and had a collaborative installation, “Some Days (a Day of the Dead altar),” made with Noah Saterstrom shown at the Arizona Poetry Center. As if that were not enough, her 1986 novel, The Terrible Girls, was chosen as the November selection for Emily Books.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren publishes, keynotes, and collaborates
December 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning Gray Kochhar-Lindgren co-authored with IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren “Scratch: Garbage, Scores, and the Event” in Evental Aesthetics. He also delivered a keynote address, “Structure and Tone: Changing Departmental Cultures,” to the National Seminar on Leadership for Heads of Departments, Christ University, Bangalore, India, and facilitated “Interdisciplinarity from the Inside-Out,” at Interdisciplinary Futures at Emory University and “Philosophy from the Inside-Out” at Philosophy of the City at Brooklyn College. Gray joined Carrie Tzou and community partners from Mercer Slough and the Future of Flight as a Co-PI on a National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning grant. The project, "Badges for college credit (BCC): Motivating learning in informal science programs through a digital badge system," will receive $1.4 million over 4 years to complete the proposed work. IAS faculty members Warren Gold and Martha Groom, along with colleagues from the School of STEM at UW Bothell – Matt Depies, Erin Hill, and Bryan White – will serve on the badge design teams.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas curate work by Ulrika Gomm
December 9, 2013 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas curated an exhibit of work by the Swedish visual artist Ulrika Gomm. The exhibit, "Building Nation and Bodies," consists of three works: "Building Nations and Bodies" (text), " We Have Come to Restore Democracy" (flag), and "I Am Poem" (video). It marks the opening of the Seattle outpost of the Institute for Neo-Connotative Action.
Jessica Monteiro Manfredi wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship
December 9, 2013 - IAS student Jessica Monteiro Manfredi was awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship for Winter and Spring 2014. Her project is titled “Feminization of Brain Drain: (Re)formulating Gender Identities of Mexican and Caribbean Migrant Women.” Manfredi is a double major in Global Studies and Law, Economics, and Public Policy, with a minor in Spanish. She is working under the direction of IAS faculty Julie Shayne and began her journey at UW Bothell in a Discovery Core course on "Place and Displacement in the Americas," co-taught by Shayne and Jennifer Atkinson.
Andreas Brockhaus presents at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
December 6, 2013 - IAS affiliate faculty member and UW Bothell Director of Learning Technologies Andreas Brockhaus presented a paper co-authored with Carol Leppa, “Is It Working? Assessing Hybrid Faculty Development and the Hybrid Classroom,” at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning. The paper drew on assessment data on the immediate effectiveness of a 6-week Hybrid Course Development Institute run at UW Bothell, and follow-up assessment of hybrid learning across our campus.
Caleb White publishes in the Bellevue Reporter
December 4, 2013 - IAS student Caleb White published an article, "It's Magic Season," in the Bellevue Reporter. The article is a result of White's work in BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism, taught by IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson. The course invites students to visit a community newspaper site, blog about that site, and write an original news story that they may submit for publication.
Bruce Burgett talks about Keywords for American Cultural Studies at Evergreen State College
December 4, 2013 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett and his co-editor Glenn Hendler discussed the first and (forthcoming) second editions of Keywords for American Studies with students at Evergreen State College. The students were enrolled in seven different learning communities focused on topics ranging from “Human Rights and Wrongs” to “Creating Dangerously.” Coordinated by Greg Mullins, the event was part of a year-long, multi-class collaboration grounded in the book.
Camille Walsh presents at the Poverty Law and ClassCrits Conferences
December 3, 2013 - IAS faculty Camille Walsh presented her research on the U.S. Supreme Court case “San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez” at the Poverty Law Conference at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC in October. Her chapter on the Rodriguez case will be included in the forthcoming book The Poverty Law Canon. Walsh also presented “Neoliberal Sentimentality, Childlessness and the Precarity of Privatized Welfare,” co-authored with Sarudzayi Matambanadzo, at the ClassCrits Conference at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California in November.
Becca Price publishes article about how undergraduates learn evo-devo
December 2, 2013 - IAS faculty member Becca Price recently co-authored the second of two articles in CBE-Life Science Education about how undergraduate biology students learn evo-devo, an exciting area of evolutionary research that combines evolutionary biology with developmental biology. While the first article, published in the fall, explores how biology undergraduates learn evo-devo, the current article describes the development and validation of the EvoDevoCI, a tool for measuring what aspects of evo-devo students have mastered and which aspects still need additional instruction. The research is the result of a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort among seven colleagues, including graduate students, a high school instructor, and faculty members from different universities.
Miriam Bartha, Dan Berger, Bruce Burgett, and Emily Thuma present at the American Studies Association
December 2, 2013 - IAS faculty and staff members Miriam Bartha, Dan Berger, Bruce Burgett, and Emily Thuma presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Studies Association in November. Bartha and Burgett participated in a roundtable, "When Interdisciplinarity Isn't Enough: Critical Approaches to Public Practice in American Studies"; Berger spoke on a Critical Prison Studies panel, "Downsizing Prisons; or a Jubilee for Debts to Society"; Thuma presented on "Carceral Logics, Anti-Violence Politics, and Abolitionist Practices."
Gwen Ottinger reviews Petrochemical America in Southern Spaces
December 2, 2013 - Assistant professor Gwen Ottinger reviews the new book, Petrochemical America, in the journal Southern Spaces. The book visualizes the extent of the United States's petrochemical addiction and the scope of its consequences on the environment as well as human health. In her review, Ottinger suggests that the argument could have done so even more powerfully had it included people in the picture.
Wanda Gregory co-curates Doctor Who event at the Experience Music Project
December 2, 2013 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory was the opening speaker and co-curator of the Doctor Who Celebration Event in the Experience Music Project's Sky Church. Addressing an audience of over 400 attendees, she spoke on fandom and transmedia on Doctor Who. Six IAS students and alum also spoke at the event. These emerging "Whovian scholars" drew on research they had conducted in Gregory's spring 2013 Media and Communication Studies course on "The World of Doctor Who."
Crispin Thurlow gives two invited talks at the University of Turku
December 2, 2013 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow gave two invited talks at the University of Turku (Finland) in November as part of the annual meeting of the Finnish Association of AppliedLinguistics. For the graduate student pre-conference, he presented a keynote titled (Dis)locating English: Digital Discourse and New Language Ideologies. His plenary talk was titled Language Workers of the World, Unite! It was Thurlow’s first public statement about a new program of research which looks at a wide range of contemporary “language workers,” professional wordsmiths for whom language is not only an essential skill for securing work, but is also the very product of their work.
Amaranth Borsuk leads Art Break tour at the Henry Art Gallery
December 2, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk led an Art Break tour at the Henry Art Gallery of Jason Dodge's "What Have We Done?". Art Break tours are open to the public, with a special invitation to UW faculty and students. They take place during the lunch hour.
Karrin Klotz wins award from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations
November 25, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karrin Klotz received an award from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations. The award recognized her work on the Legacy Project, which included a film she produced, "Her Day in Court," as Vice President of the Washington Women Lawyers. The film charts the history of women in the legal profession in Washington and explores the coping strategies of women to deal with the barriers presented by the profession.
Sarah Dowling published "How Lucky I Was to Be Free and Safe at Home"
November 25, 2013 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling published "'How Lucky I Was to Be Free and Safe at Home': Reading Humor in Miné Okubo's Citizen 13660'" in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. The article explores how Okubo’s humor challenges critical conceptions of resistance and even of politics, suggesting that critics and readers take this humor seriously and not ask that incarcerated artists’ rhetorical strategies conform to a politics that has been determined in advance.
Kristin Gustafson joins the Media Day Team for Out in Front 2013-14
November 20, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson joined the Out in Front Media Day Team for its 2013–2014 LGBTQ Leadership Training Program. The yearlong program fosters the development of effective, engaged, and passionate leaders in order to build a thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. The Media Day includes a mix of learning about forms of media, articulating stories, and exploring how to engage media and stories to create change.
Dan Berger delivers plenary at Educating for the Struggle Think Tank
November 20, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger delivered a plenary talk at the Educating for Struggle Think Tank at Case Western Reserve University. The think tank was organized by the Case Western's Social Justice Institute and featured plenaries about the academy, prisons, and schools. Each plenary panel was a mixture of scholars and community activists. Berger's talk, "Prisoner Rights, Where Is Thy Victory," discussed prisoner rights activism from the 1960s to the present.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas reviewed in Frieze Magazine
November 18, 2013 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas had the work they exhibited at the Bergen Triennial reviewed in Frieze Magazine, a leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. The review (pdf) speaks particularly highly of Bergman and Salinas's Monument to Rebellion (2007-2013). Bergman and Salinas were also interviewed by curator and writer Marti Manen for ARCO(e)ditorial, the blog of the Spanish art fair dedicated to arts professionals' voices on alternative art structures.
Deborah Caplow works with students on Day of the Dead installation
November 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow worked with students in her BIS 351 Mexican Art and Culture course this quarter to create an installation in the campus’s Food for Thought coffeehouse in honor of the Day of the Dead. The installation is available for viewing from October 23 to November 20.
David Goldstein presents on clicking to learn
November 14, 2013 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein presented “Click to Learn: Best Practices for Classroom Response Systems (‘Clickers’)” at the Teaching and Learning Symposium at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. Goldstein’s talk focused on uses of classroom clickers as a means of understanding instantly what students in the classroom are thinking, feeling, and understanding.
Shauna Carlisle publishes in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
November 13, 2013 - IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle published “Increasing student and organizational evaluation capacity through collaborative community-based program evaluation” in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Co-authored with Jean Kruzich, the article describes a training evaluation model that partners student needs for real-world evaluation experience with community-based organization needs for technical expertise and assistance in conducting evaluation activities that support program improvement.
Karen Rosenberg presents of "DIY Knowledge Production"
November 12, 2013 - IAS affiliate faculty member and UW Bothell Writing and Communication Center director Karen Rosenberg presented a talk, "DIY Knowledge Production and Plagiarism-Anxiety: Academic Integrity in the Internet Age," at the Two Year College English Association and Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association Joint Conference. Her talk examined the assumption that student plagiarism has become more pervasive in the online era and suggested pedagogical strategies to help students learn to use sources appropriately.
Bruce Burgett presents on bridges and barriers between humanities councils and higher ed
November 12, 2013 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett co-facilitated a session on "Bridges and Barriers: Collaborations across Humanities Councils and Higher Ed" at the 2013 conference of the Federation of State Humanities Councils in Birmingham, Alabama. Co-led with Esther Macintosh, the President of the Federation, the session focused on an emerging partnership between the Federation and Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. The partnership is designed to build and activate a national network of institutions and initiatives oriented toward the public purposes of the humanities.
Christian Anderson co-edits special issue of Social & Cultural Geography
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Christian Anderson co-edited and contributed to a special issue of Social & Cultural Geography on "Marginalia, or the knowledge of excess." The issue explores questions of waste, value, excess, and recuperation. It asks contributors to return to the "marginalia" that had accumulated around a particular research project and to make an argument addressing those themes. Anderson's single-authored contribution focuses on "the gravity of the margins on West 46th Street."
Johanna Crane hosts speaker Seth Holmes
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane will host anthropologist and physician Seth Holmes on November 13. Holmes is the author of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies, an ethnographic account of his work among Skagit Valley farm workers. His talk, "Pacific Northwest Berry Pickers: Naturalizing Social & Health Inequalities," will explore some of the ways in which socially-structured suffering comes to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care, especially through imputations of ethnic body difference. It will take place on Wednesday, November 13, in North Creek Events Center, 11-12:30.
Kristy Leissle blogs from Antarctica
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle is spending the next five months conducting research at Port Lockroy, Antarctica. She will serve on a team of four women running the Port Lockroy Museum and the world's most southerly post office, in addition to monitoring the local Gentoo penguin population for a long-term study on the impact of tourism on penguin reproduction. You can follow Leissle's experience through her blog.
Dan Berger delivers "Jails that could not hold -- or could they?"
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger delivered a paper entitled "Jails that could not hold--or could they? The Carceral Battleground of Civil Rights" at the annual gathering of the Southern Historical Association. Based on a chapter from his forthcoming book Captive Nation, the paper discussed the ways in which imprisonment factored into the protest strategies of both civil rights activists and segregationists in the U.S. South in the 1950s and 1960s.
Janelle Silva named Junior Faculty Fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Janelle Silva was named as a 2013-2014 Junior Faculty Fellow for the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education. Silva was one of twelve fellows selected due to their ability to contribute to their selected discipline and to the overall enhancement of Latinas/os in higher education. She will be participating in the 2014 AAHHE National Conference on “America’s Prosperity: The Academic Success of Hispanics” in March in Costa Mesa, CA. Congratulations, Janelle!
IAS video art students visit the Henry Art Gallery
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle took her BISIA 374 Arts Workshop: Video Art to the Henry Art Gallery to view, discuss, and interact with James Coupe and Juan Pampin's Sanctum, an installation that uses surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by. Read about their visit at the Henry Behind the Scenes blog.
Dominique Garcia wins Latino Scholars Graduate School Fellowship
November 12, 2013 - IAS Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Dominique Garcia won a Latino Scholars Graduate School Fellowship. Established with the support of faculty members and community leaders, the new fellowship is intended to provide financial assistance to graduate students who have a demonstrated commitment to Latino communities. Garcia is one of five inaugural recipients of this award. Congratulations, Dominique!
S. Charusheela gives invited public lecture at Whitman College
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member S. Charusheela gave an invited public lecture at Whitman College on "When Literacy Creates Inequality: Capabilities, Economic Development, and Globalization." While there, she also ran a seminar for students and met with a faculty group focused on global studies. The publicity materials for the public lecture note that Charusheela is "a phenomenon in radical economics." We already knew that, of course.
Eric Stewart publishes Living with Brain Injury
November 12, 2013 - IAS faculty member Eric Stewart published Living with Brain Injury: Narrative, Community and Women's Renegotiation of Identity. A part of New York University Press's Qualitative Studies in Psychology series, the book draws on in-depth interviews with ten women. Stewart's findings and argument counter deficit-based ways of discussing brain injury by focusing attention on women's strategies for resisting marginalization and of their processes of making sense of new relationships to self, family, friends, work, and community. Congratulations, Eric!
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas host Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz
November 7, 2013 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas hosted scholar Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz as part of the Institute for Neo-Connotative Action (INCA) visiting scholar series. Cruz's lecture, "Hélio Oiticica: Brasília, Tropicália, Marginalia," drew on his experience as a cultural theorist, writer, independent researcher and curator specializing in aesthetic theory, Latin American Studies, colonial economy and Brazilian 20th century art. INCA is a lecture/exhibition space and residency program run by Bergman and Salinas in Detroit, Michigan.
Amoshaun Toft speaks on UW Bothell's UWave Radio
November 7, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft spoke on behalf of Bothell's UWave radio at the "Low Power FM: The Sound of Tomorrow" event on October 15th to kick off the opening of the application window for Low Power Radio. UWave was joined by a range of community groups around the Seattle area who are applying for low-power FM frequencies in what is widely believed to be a once-in a lifetime opportunity for grassroots access to the airwaves. The event was covered by Seattle Channel, read The Stranger, and The Seattle Times. Listen online at http://UWave.fm.
Jill Freidberg presents and shows film at the NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference
November 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg showed her film Granito de Arena at the NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference in October. At the conference, she also convened a workshop on “Teacher Activism in Mexico and the United States: Lessons, Challenges, and Victories.” Freidberg’s film documents popular resistance to the dismantling of public education in Mexico.
Michael Goldberg appears in the Everett Herald
November 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Michael Goldberg appeared in the Everett Herald article, “Man Treats His Kidney Failure at Home with his Family”. The story details how Goldberg balances his medical treatment, teaching schedule, guitar playing, and vampire fandom. The story was researched and written by Quinn Russell Brown, a graduate of IAS.
Jed Murr presents on Nick Cave and opens show at SOIL Gallery
November 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jed Murr gave a talk on Nick Cave's work, "Between Captivation and Captivity: Violence, Value, and Embodiment in the Racial Present," at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference in Chicago. He also has a collaborative show opening at Seattle's artist-run SOIL Gallery with the visual artist Julia Freeman. The show opens on November 7.
Karam Dana hosts Middle East Lecture Series
November 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana is hosting in the months of October and November the second annual Middle East Lecture Series. The series features Yoav Duman on October 23; Dr. Stephen Gilbert on October 28; Nadim Damluji on October 30; Sahar Fathi, J.D., on November 4; Dr. Ozge Sade on November 6; and Evrim Gormus, November 13. For more information about the series, contact Professor Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kari Lerum presents at Gender and Sexuality Conference
October 28, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum participated in two workshops as an invited speaker at the First Annual Gender and Sexuality Conference and Workshop at Clarkson University in New York. Lerum's two contributions focused on "Human Rights and Wrongs" and "Working with Communities, Activists and Participatory Action Research."
IAS faculty members named as Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows
October 24, 2013 - IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Johanna Crane, Kristin Gustafson, Lauren Lichty, Jed Murr, Rebeca Rivera, and Janelle Silva were named as Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) Fellows for 2013-14. Each year, a cohort of CBLR Fellows focuses on deepening community engagement within academic structures by developing their courses and research agendas in ways that directly engage the university with community partners.
Alka Kurian hosts the Seattle South Asian Film Festival at UW Bothell
October 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian hosted the Seattle South Asian Film Festival at UW Bothell. Working with the Film Festival Club at UW Bothell, Cascadia Community College, and the local organization Tasveer, Kurian helped to bring the event to campus. The festival screened some of the region's most powerful films on women's issues, human rights, immigration, LGBT issues, and the environment, and included post-film question and answer sessions with filmmakers and special guests. The festival was attended by nearly 500 people which included about100 students from UW Bothell, and approximately 70 from Cascadia Community College.
Amaranth Borsuk wins Subito Prize for poetry
October 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk won the Subito Prize for poetry for her book, As We Know. Produced in collaboration with Andy Fitch (University of Wyoming), As We Know continues Borsuk's exploration of visual and material poetics by using the form of a redacted diary to raise questions about authorship and the gendered history of editorial intervention. The book will be published by Subito Press in 2014.
Dan Berger hosts author, activist, and educator Chris Crass
October 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger hosted a visit to campus by author, activist, and educator Chris Crass. Chris Crass gave a talk to 80 students, faculty and staff entitled “From Awareness to Action: How Understanding Race, Class and Gender Privilege Can Help Us Build a More Just and Equitable Society.” Crass is the author of the Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy, and the co-founder of the San Francisco-based Catalyst Project.
Rebecca Brown reads, curates, and publishes locally and nationally
October 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has had a busy fall. She read, along with Charles Johnson, Erica Bauermeister and Harold Taw, at the l5th Annual Humanities Washington “Bedtime Stories” fundraiser, and provided an interview for that event. She also published a lyric essay on David Byrd in Trickhouse magazine, and numerous essays in The Stranger on topics ranging from “Shut Up: A Manifesto Against Irony” and “My Hope for the Pope” to “Sleeping with Strangers: The Overnight Shift in a Shelter” and “The Lord of the Ring: Wagner and Tolkein”.
Miriam Bartha and Bruce Burgett publish “Art Gave Permission to Agitate”
October 22, 2013 - IAS Director of Graduate Programs Miriam Bartha and Dean Bruce Burgett published “Art Gave Permission to Agitate” in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. The article emerges from a conversation conducted with Pam Korza, co-director of Animating Democracy, and former IAS faculty member Elizabeth Thomas. It appears in the inaugural issue of Public, an online, multimedia journal focused on humanities, arts, and design in public life.
Amaranth Borsuk talks about electronic literature, yesterday and tomorrow
October 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk participated in the Electronic Literature conference, Chercher le Texte, which included the opening of an exhibit: Electronic Literature from Yesterday to Tomorrow, which will be up at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for the next two months. The exhibit features Borsuk’s digital pop-up book, Between Page and Screen. In addition, Borsuk attended the AndNow Festival of Innovative Writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she performed in an update of the Russian Futurist opera Victory Over the Sun, which was put on by 1913 Press.
Dan Berger speaks on religion, abolition, and mass incarceration
October 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger delivered a talk at the Religion, Abolition, and Mass Incarceration conference held at Cornell University. Berger’s talk, “A Belief in Living: Prison Radicalism as Secular, Ecumenical, and Altogether Different,” discussed the idea of freedom as a recurring theme of opposition to imprisonment that placed it within deep histories of antiracist protest. The conference was an interdisciplinary gathering of anthropologists, historians, theologians, political scientists, and activists speaking about mass incarceration and prison protest.
Kristy Leissle publishes twice on the production and marketing of chocolate
October 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle published two pieces related to the production and marketing of chocolate. The first, "The Intrigue of Aaron Barthel, Master of the Ephemeral Chocolate Truffle", is a creative non-fiction essay about educational practices that raise awareness of food origins and culinary histories. It appears in Alimentum: The Literature of Food. The second, "Invisible West Africa: The Politics of Single Origin Chocolate," explores the relative lack of visibility of West African cocoa producers Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon in high-end, single origin bars that name the source of their cocoa beans. It appears in Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture.
Sarah Dowling publishes “They Were Girls” in American Quarterly
October 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling published “They Were Girls: Animality and Poetic Voice in Bhanu Kapil’s Humanimal” in American Quarterly, the flagship journal of the American Studies Association. The essay contributes to a special issue of the journal on “Species/Sex/Race.” It explores the ways in which the Kapil’s experimental poetry dissects discourses of girlhood, coloniality, and animality as they relate to the creation of a hybrid “humanimal” voice.
Bruce Burgett profiled on Glenn Beck
October 21, 2013 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett was profiled on the Glenn Beck show. Beck discussed Burgett’s role as chair of the National Advisory Board of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Founded as part of a White House initiative in 1999, Imagining America is, in Beck’s words, a consortium of over 90 colleges and university focused on promoting “cultural equity” and approaching our shared history through “observation, improvisation, innovation, resourcefulness, and creativity.” Beck called Burgett’s recent article, “Sex, Panic, Nation”, “riveting.”
Aeron Bergman discusses art and political economy in Austria
October 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Aeron Bergman spoke in the seminar, "Liaisons dangereuses: Seeking emancipatory alternatives in trembling times", in Graz, Austria. His talk focused on his collaborative work with IAS faculty member Alejandra Salinas related to economy. Other speakers include Erik Olin Wright, Lieven De Cauter, Katerina Gregos, and Joshua Simon.
Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling publish in 1913: A Journal of Forms
October 21, 2013 - IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling published separate pieces in volume 6 of 1913: A Journal of Forms. Borsuk’s piece (see pages 22-25) was co-produced with Kate Durbin, and is part of their forthcoming artist’s book and IPAD app, Abra. Dowling’s contribution to the journal involved her translation into English of several poems originally written in Russian.
Miriam Bartha publishes “Assessing the Practices of Public Scholarship”
October 21, 2013 - IAS Director of Graduate Programs Miriam Bartha published “Assessing the Practices of Public Scholarship” in Diversity and Democracy, a quarterly publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Co-authored with Bates College faculty member Georgia Nigro, the article discusses early research of the Assessing the Practices of Public Scholarship working group of the national consortium, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. It outlines an approach to assessment that integrates questions about community impact into project and partnership designs, involves community stakeholders meaningfully and collaboratively, and invites evaluation of university practices in relation to mutually defined goals.
Johanna Crane delivers keynote address on global health
October 1, 2013 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane delivered a keynote address at the 2nd Annual British Columbia Global Health Student Form, at University of British Columbia’s Liu Institute for Global Issues. The talk, "Tenacious Assumptions in Global Health," described power dynamics inherent in global health research partnerships between wealthy and lower income nations, and offered suggestions for how to make such partnerships more equitable and collaborative.
Ben Gardner appointed chair of African Studies at the UW
September 30, 2013 - IAS faculty member Benjamin Gardner was appointed chair of the African Studies Program at the University of Washington. The program is based in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, which administers the University's area studies programs and national resource centers. Several IAS faculty members, including Ron Krabill, Leslie Ashbaugh, and Johanna Crane, are active in the program, which supports visiting speakers and events, oversees the African Studies minor, and offers scholarships to students studying in Africa or for African students studying at the University of Washington. The program is holding its fall reception on Friday, October 4, from 3:30-5:30 PM in the Allen Library on the UW Seattle Campus. Students, faculty members, and staff are all welcome. To be added to the mailing list email email@example.com.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit and discuss their work nationally and internationally
September 27, 2013 - IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are participating this fall in the 4th Athens Biennale, "AGORA," with their video "Wildflowers." They are also co-curating a visiting scholar series at INCA -- Institute for Neo-Connotative Action, their artist-in-residence space in Detroit. Finally, they were interviewed for the Russian newspaper Kommersant. The interview focused on their work “Monument to Revolution” which is currently being exhibited at the Bergen Assembly Triennial in Bergen, Norway.
Warren Gold and Martha Groom receive Advancing Informal STEM Learning grant
September 25, 2013 - IAS faculty members Warren Gold and Martha Groom have collaborated with UW Bothell colleagues in Education (Carrie Tzou) and STEM (Matt Depies, Erin Hill, and Bryan White) on a successful National Science Foundation "Advancing Informal STEM Learning" grant. The project, "Badges for college credit (BCC): Motivating learning in informal science programs through a digital badge system," will receive $1.4 million over 4 years to complete the proposed work. Congratulations to Warren, Martha, and the whole interdisciplinary UW Bothell team!
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas publish The Smell of Deposition
September 23, 2013 - Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas published a new book, The Smell of Deposition, through Onomatopee, The Netherlands. The book consists of gouache drawings of multiple monuments of revolutions worldwide. Created by Bergman and Salinas, the drawings represent both the reason d’être of the specific monument and a variety of styles, commissioners, craft, eras, and political outcomes. Bergman and Salinas have also received positive reviews of their currently exhibit, "Liquid Assets" in ORF Austrian National Broadcasting. The highlighted works are "Gold Transferred," "10+10+10+10+10+10=10," and "Stained Euros (Las Preferentes)."
Kari Lerum comments on “camming” in the New York Times
September 23, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was quoted on the practice of “camming” or “cam modeling” in a New York Times article on “Intimacy on the Web, With a Crowd”. Lerum’s comments about this shift in the sex industry – to what the Times calls “digital peep shows” – replays existing structures of power and empowerment found in non-digital environments.
Kanstantsin Ivanou interns in the US Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia
September 20, 2013 - IAS Global Studies major Kanstantsin Ivanou was chosen by the U.S. State Department as an intern in the Political/Economic section of the US Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia. Ivanou’s duties will include research and writing reports and cables on a variety of issues – economics, politics, environment, transit – and accompanying officers to meetings with the Estonian Foreign Ministry and other venues. Working with IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis, he will complete a related independent study course on “Variable Human Rights Responses to EU Inclusion.”
Jill Freidberg publishes film and research in Recuperando Palabra
September 20, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg had her film, A Little Bit of So Much Truth, and related research published in the book and DVD Recuperando Palabra: La Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca. The film and research examine the 2006 uprising in which the people of Oaxaca, Mexico challenged a government they saw as corrupt and unjust through the non-violent occupation of television and radio stations.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit their work at Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Austria
September 20, 2013 - Incoming IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are exhibiting their work this fall (20 September - 1 December) at Steirischer Herbst, a yearly exhibition that joins different disciplines such as theater, visual arts, film, literature and architecture. Bergman and Salinas' work appears in the "Liquid Assets" exhibition curated by Luigi Fassi and Katerina Gregos. Their contribution includes a new piece commissioned for the exhibition, related to the opacities of current financial and economic structures.
Christian Anderson publishes “Gleaning the Current Conjuncture” in Antipode
September 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Christian Anderson took a lead role in organizing a group of scholars operating under the name “The Revolutionary Picnic Collective” to publish "Gleaning the Current Conjuncture: Notes from the 3rd Antipode Institute for the Geographies of Justice" in Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography. The essay pushes contemporary critiques of neoliberalism beyond pessimism and toward a recognition of creative modes of collaborative praxis that are emerging in universities and elsewhere.
Lauren Berliner receives funding from the Collective Voices Foundation
September 17, 2013 - IAS incoming faculty member Lauren Berliner brings funding from the Collective Voices Foundation as she joins the school this year. The Foundation supported Berliner's work with a queer youth media group while she was a graduate student at UC San Diego. The new funding will cover initial equipment and administrative costs as she develops similar projects in the Puget Sound region.
Caren Crandell publishes “Weaving Cultural and Ecological Diversity”
September 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Caren Crandell published “Weaving Cultural and Ecological Diversity: Beargrass and Sweetgrass” in From the Hands of a Weaver: Olympic Peninsula Basketry through Time. Co-authored with UW alum Daniela Shebitz, the chapter uses plant species important to basketry to demonstrate how conservation of diverse regional ecosystems is critical to preservation of cultural expression among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Its findings draw on and have been enriched by research conducted by Crandell’s students in IAS and at UW Bothell over the past several years.
Kris Kellejian discusses the “Narcissus Quandry”
September 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kris Kellejian collaborated with UW Bothell instructional technologist Ian Porter on “Narcissus Quandary: The Possibilities and Limits of Teaching Reflection,” a presentation at the Annual ePortfolio Conference of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning. The talk used the figure of Narcissus to explore concepts of authenticity, misrecognition, and self-obsession in student reflective writing. Kellejian and Porter drew on their experiences as portfolio assessors to shape the discussion and recommend strategies for more socially-engaged reflection.
Janelle Silva publishes “Critical Classrooms” in Urban Education
September 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Janelle Silva published “Critical Classrooms: Using artists' lives to teach young students power and privilege" in the journal Urban Education. The article is a case study of a first grade classroom in a rural migrant farming community in central California. It explores how an elementary teacher’s decision to reenact Jane Elliott’s “A Class Divided” experiment, in conjunction with an artist-centered multicultural curriculum, shifted classroom conversations to a more critical dialogue of power and privilege.
Kristy Leissle and David Nixon publish The Monolith: Science Fiction Short Stories
September 13, 2013 - IAS faculty members Kristy Leissle and David Nixon published The Monolith: Science Fiction Short Stories - Volume I: Where The Circle Ends, a collection of short stories written by first-year UW Bothell students. The students wrote the stories in Leissle and Nixon’s team-taught Discovery Core I course on “Philosophical Explorations of Science Fiction” during Autumn quarter 2012. Look for Volume 2 to appear around this time next year, since Leissle and Nixon will be teaming up again in Autumn 2013.
Karam Dana speaks on KIRO radio about the Syrian rebels
September 9, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana spoke on KIRO radio in response to the question “Who Are the Syrian Rebels?” The ten-minute interview with KIRO radio show host Jason Rantz took place on Thursday, September 5, 2013, and addressed questions related to U.S. intervention in the Syrian conflict.
Becca Price publishes article about how undergraduates learn evo-devo
September 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Becca Price co-authored and published “Getting to Evo-Devo: Concepts and Challenges for Students Learning Evolutionary Developmental Biology” in CBE-Life Science Education. The article explores how biology undergraduates learn evo-devo, an exciting area of evolutionary research that is just beginning to be incorporated into undergraduate curricula. It identifies the target concepts that experts agree should be included in biology education and the challenges students face when learning those concepts. The research is the result of a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort among seven colleagues, including graduate students, a high school instructor, and faculty members from different universities.
Johanna Crane publishes Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science
September 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane published Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science with Cornell University Press. Drawing on research conducted in the U.S. and Uganda during the first decade of the 2000s, Crane provides an ethnographic account of the flow of blood samples, pharmaceuticals, research money, and scientific knowledge across national borders. The book traces how African clinics became coveted health research sites among top U.S. universities, and argues that global health partnerships may paradoxically benefit from the very inequalities they seek to address. Like Crane’s courses in IAS, her research draws on and remaps work on the global health sciences across a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including anthropology, science and technology studies, African studies, and the medical humanities.
Kristy Leissle publishes on "The Human Cost of Stuff" in Yes! magazine
September 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle published in a special "The Human Cost of Stuff" issue of Yes! magazine. Leissle's article, "The Chocolate Fix," focuses on the politics of ethical labels available on the chocolate market: Fairtrade, direct trade, and artisanal . It draws on her research in the Asia-Pacific, West Africa, Europe, and the US, with an emphasis on the economics of the industry for both farmers and chocolate makers. It also provides examples of companies and chocolate makers that are working towards social justice for cocoa farmers.
Ted Hiebert launches three art exhibits
September 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert launched three new art exhibits. The first, "Electrocuting Babel" @ Shift Studio in Seattle, is an exhibition of new images that use an electricity-based photographic process to document pages from multiple copies of Jorge Luis Borges' short story "The Library of Babel." It opens on September 5, 5-8 pm, and runs until September 28. The second, "Imaginary Friends" at UW Bothell, is an exhibition of images created by students in Hiebert's summer course who were asked to photograph their imaginary friends. The images appear in a virtual reality overlay to the UW Bothell campus, accessible using a smart phone and the augmented reality browser, Layar. The third, "Nightmare Inductions" at Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an installation by Noxious Sector Arts Collective in which self-hypnosis and trance induction techniques are used to give participants the experience of falling off a building. The exhibit runs from September 5 to October 19.
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit their work at the Bergen Assembly
August 31, 2013 - Incoming IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are exhibiting their work this summer and fall (31 August-27 October) as part of the 2013 Bergen Assembly, a new, major international triennial exhibition and symposium of contemporary art. This year's exhibit, "Monday Begins on Saturday", takes its title and theme from a Soviet fantasy novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Bergman and Salinas were selected to contribute a research-based art work about Detroit, titled "Monument to Rebellion." "Monday Begins on Saturday" is a critical meditation on the potentials and pitfalls of the ubiquitous, yet elusive notion of "artistic research."
Kari Lerum co-authors working paper on sex work and trafficking
August 29, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum co-authored a working paper on "Sex Work/Trafficking" for the Sociology of Sexuality section of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Along with colleagues from the University of Toronto, the University of Southern California, Oberlin College, and other institutions, Lerum participated in an Assessing the State of the Field workshop prior to the 2012 ASA conference. The working paper published this summer is one outcome of that convening.
IAS and UW Bothell host alternatives to lifelong incarceration mini-conference
August 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member Gary Carpenter, along with colleagues from IAS and across campus, are hosting "Breaking the Life Cycle: A Conference to Promote Practical Alternatives to Lifelong Incarceration" on Saturday, September 14. The half-day event focuses on the problems of mass incarceration and lifelong prison sentences, and features Representative Mary Helen Roberts, who will highlight proposed legislation to address these problems in the upcoming legislative session. For more information, contact Gary Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KJ Hiramoto publishes in the North American Post
August 21, 2013 - IAS undergraduate Media and Communications Studies student KJ Hiramoto published an article in the North American Post describing his two-quarter experience working with IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson on the Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project. The article, "My Discovery with Nikkei Heritage," recounts KJ's work as a bilingual intern for the Hokubei Hochi Foundation and reflects on the significance of that work in the context of his own education.
Amaranth Borsuk launches commentary column on artists' books in the digital age in Jacket2
August 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk launched a commentary column on artists' books in a digital age in the online journal Jacket2. Among other things, the column draws attention to a one-day symposium on "Affect and Audience in the Digital Age" (19 October 2013). Sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the symposium is curated by Borsuk and IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling, along with colleagues from UW Seattle, and will feature new IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas.
David Nixon stars in The Half Brothers Brand Old Time Variety Show
August 19, 2013 - Multi-talented IAS faculty member David Nixon is starring this August in a new theatrical/musical show, The Half Brothers Brand Old Time Variety Show. The show is playing at the Annex Theatre in Seattle, Friday-Saturday at 11pm, August 9-30.
Warren Gold and Rob Turner appear on UWTV
August 12, 2013 - IAS faculty members Warren Gold and Rob Turner appeared on the August 2013 edition of UWTV, where they discussed the UW Bothell campus's wetlands restoration project, environmental sustainability, and the history of the bioregion. To listen to their segment of the show, start at the 17:40 mark.
Rebecca Brown curates Devotion at the Hedreen Gallery
August 2, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown is curating Devotion, a month-long exhibit, including a series of talks and performances, at Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery this August. The show asks local (and non-local) artists (and non-artists) to address the questions of what it means to be devoted and what devotional practices and objects are. Participants include musicians, writers, painters, sports fans, actors, priests, beekeepers, and more. The show runs from August 7-29, with an opening reception on August 8 at 7:00 pm and a closing party on August 29 at 7:00 pm.
Dan Berger publishes on the rise and fall of mass incarceration
July 26, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published "Social Movements and Mass Incarceration: What is to be done?" in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society. The article appears in a special issue of the journal devoted to black protest, politics, and forms of resistance. Berger's research links social movements to the history of mass incarceration by positioning the rise of mass incarceration over the past several decades in the United States as a negative response to radical movements of the 1960s-era and by viewing contemporary movements against imprisonment as a form of social policy.
Kristy Leissle, aka Dr. Chocolate, spreads the good word about sweets
July 25, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle, aka Dr. Chocolate due to her scholarship on that addictive commodity, appeared at two regional locations. At the first, she partnered with Megan Styles, aka Dr. Rose due to her research on cut flowers, for a discussion at Anchor Books in Clinton, Washington. At the second, Leissle contributed "Chocolate: From Tree to Bar" to Bothell and Burien Library events linked to "A Place at the Table," a series of food literacy events sponsored by King County Libraries.
Martha Groom named as Professor of the Month
July 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom was named as the May 2013 Professor of the Month by the Network of Conservations Educators and Practitioners (NCEP). The award recognizes Groom's international reputation as a researcher in the field of conservation biology, her dedicated work as a mentor and institution-builder at the UW, and her commitment to her student's success through active learning in her courses -- and beyond. None of this is news to us, of course, but now everyone knows. Congratulations, Martha!
Gwen Ottinger and Jason Pace partner with the Environmental Protection Agency
July 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger and Jason Pace, Executive Director of UWB's Digital Future Lab, were selected as University Partners in the Environmental Protection Agency's TRI University Challenge. Their project will combine data from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory with U.S. Census data to create an interactive, animated online experience that enables users to explore how releases of toxic chemicals are distributed unevenly across U.S. communities. The resulting tool will be piloted in IAS environmental studies classrooms and disseminated to college and university instructors nationwide.
Kari Lerum publishes on “Sexuality” in the Sociology of Work
July 8, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum contributed an essay on “sexuality” to a new, two-volume encyclopedia on the Sociology of Work. The essay emerges from Lerum's research on the intersections of service work and sex work. It traces cross-disciplinary theories of "sexuality" within the context of work and occupations, troubling the commonplace assumption that sexuality is best managed at work through practices of repression and exclusion. Lerum suggests, instead, that workplace policies should recognize and make room for sexual identities and expressions in ways that enhance the rights of all workers.
Kristy Leissle accepts five-month research position in Port Lockroy, Antarctica
July 8, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle accepted a five-month research position for the upcoming austral summer at Port Lockroy, Antarctica. Leissle will serve on a team of four women at Port Lockroy from November through March, running the Port Lockroy Museum and the world's most southerly post office, in addition to monitoring the local Gentoo penguin population for a long-term study on the impact of tourism on penguin reproduction. Leissle's tenure at Port Lockroy will enrich her teaching of BIS 490 Senior Seminar: Economics of Ice: Globalization and the Polar Regions, and inform her participation in the UW's Future of Ice initiative, dedicated to expanding research and education on the polar regions.
Carrie Bodle opens show at METHOD Gallery in Seattle
June 24, 2013 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle just opened a show of her work “Waveforms” at METHOD Gallery in Seattle. The exhibit, “METHODology” focuses on the work of artists who explore the intersections of visuality, science, sociology, and psychology. The show runs from June 21 to August 3, with Art Walk openings on July 11 and August 1, and a July 2 Artist Talk on the use of scientific data as source material for artistic projects with Bodle and one of her fellow exhibitors, Meghan Trainor.
Bruce Burgett, Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, and Ron Krabill publish “The Affirmative Character of Cultural Studies”
June 21, 2013 - IAS faculty members Bruce Burgett, Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, and Ron Krabill, along with former IAS colleague Elizabeth Thomas, published “The Affirmative Character of Cultural Studies” in the International Journal of Cultural Studies. The article emerged from the development of IAS’s Master of Arts in Cultural Studies. It argues for an model of cultural studies grounded in collaborations that bridge and reconfigure relations among educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and community groups.
Johanna Crane attends Inside-Out Institute and reviews Improvising Medicine
June 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane participated in a week-long Instructor Training Institute run by the Inside-Out Center. Inside-Out supports transformative education by bringing college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls. Crane also published a review of Julie Livingston's book Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic in the spring issue of the African Studies Review.
David Nixon is profiled on Seattle Channel’s Art Zone
June 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member David Nixon was profiled on Seattle Channel’s Art Zone. The five-minute video focuses on Nixon’s animated musical documentary film, Bladfold. To learn more, start watching at the 10:15 mark.
Rob Allen publishes article in Virtual War and Magical Death: Technologies and Imaginaries for Terror and Killing
June 18, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rob Allen published an article, “Virtual Soldiers, Cognitive Laborers,” in the edited collection Virtual War and Magical Death: Technologies and Imaginaries for Terror and Killing. Allen’s article is based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork at the game studio that developed the official U.S. Army video game, America's Army. It highlights how forms of high-tech "immaterial" labor have become militarized not only through game development work, but also through gameplay itself.
Martha Groom consults on biofuels and biodiversity
June 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom served as an external reviewer for a new report on the impacts of biofuels on biodiversity, coordinated by the Center for International Forestry Research and the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence. A group met together in Zurich to discuss the problems stemming from lack of research, particularly outside of oil palm plantations, and make recommendations for new research.
Camille Walsh talks taxes, youth courts, and restorative justice
June 14, 2013 - IAS faculty member Camille Walsh hit the road to talk taxes, youth courts, and restorative justice. She presented her work on racialized taxpayer identity and served as a chair and discussant for a panel on "Race and U.S. Sociolegal History" at the Law and Society Association annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Walsh and IAS alum Karen Terrado presented on Bothell Youth Court at the Global Youth Justice Institute in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and will discuss youth court mentoring as part of a roundtable on "Restorative Justice in a Juvenile Justice Context" at the 4th National "Race and Restorative Justice" conference in Toledo, Ohio later this month. Walsh will deliver the commencement address at the University of Oregon History Department graduation ceremony in Eugene, Oregon on June 17th. Finally, Walsh participated in the 13th annual "Reacting to the Past" faculty institute at Barnard College where she played the role of Emma Goldman in a "Greenwich Village, 1913" game.
Ted Hiebert publishes article in Performance Research
June 12, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published "That Which Burns: a meditation on fire, allegory and competitive telekinesis" in a special "On Fire" issue of the journal Performance Research. The issue as a whole seeks "to explore the elemental, creative and destructive force of fire... with performance - at once transformative, celebratory, purifying, cathartic, and catastrophic."
Amoshuan Toft launches UWave radio with UW Bothell students
June 10, 2013 - UWave, the UW Bothell radio station, went live on 5 June 2013, with the leadership of IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft and UW Bothell students. The launch was covered by the Bothell Reporter Toft, along with IAS Media and Communications Studies student Drew Stone and Master of Arts in Policy Studies student Andrew Nguyen, also attended a Low Power FM organizing meeting at Washington Hall hosted by Brown Paper Tickets. The goal of the event was to ensure that all LPFM frequencies in Seattle have qualified applicants when the FCC opens the application window for them in October 2013.
Becca Price receives award to study how students learn about evolution and the nature of science
June 10, 2013 - IAS faculty member Becca Price received funding from the University of Washington Royalty Research Fund to support research exploring how teaching the nature and process of science alongside evolution may improve evolutionary understanding. The award will support Price as she develops a tool that measures how students perceive the nature and process of science. She will also test how college students learn about the nature and process of science when they used a newly developed tool for teaching, and how they learn about “genetic drift,” an under-taught, yet crucial aspect of evolution.
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren speaks on the “ethics of listening” and directs UW Bothell students
June 10, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren spoke on “The Ethics of Listening: In and Across Theatres of Diversity” at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, and “The Ethics of Listening in Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Arts” at SoundPocket in Hong Kong. She also participated in a roundtable discussion of “Global Health and Arts” at UW Seattle and directed a performance with Vietnamese drummer Van Thinh and UW Bothell students—the one hundred hands drumming project.
IAS students open exhibit of work at Pioneer Square Art Walk
June 7, 2013 - IAS students opened an exhibit of their work at the Shift Collaborative Studio in Seattle's Pioneer Square as part of the monthly first Thursday Art Walk. The exhibit draws on publications from Clamor, the UW Bothell Literary and Arts Journal. It includes creative writing, visual art, and sound and video. The exhibit runs through the month of June, so be sure to check it out, even if you missed the opening.
Jennifer Atkinson presents on American garden writing at the University of Delaware
June 7, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson presented a paper on "American Garden Writing: Some Notes on a Fantasy Genre" at the University of Delaware symposium “EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden.” The symposium is a follow-up to last year's publication of the book of the same title. Earth Perfect is an interdisciplinary reflection on the relation between humanity and the garden, understood as a site of contestation and a repository for symbolic, spiritual, social, political, and ecological meaning.
Rena Kawasaki wins Library Research Award
June 6, 2013 - IAS student Rena Kawasaki won the 2013 Library Research Award for Undergraduates Grand Prize in the Senior Non-Thesis category for her paper "How Language Use Indicates Acculturation and Enculturation Processes of Native Japanese and Japanese Americans: Examples from the 1946 Issues of Hokubei Hochi." Her research examines literature on immigrant adaptation processes, focusing on the question of how language use in the 1946 Hokubei Hochi, a Japanese immigrant newspaper in Seattle, shapes the dialogue of acculturation and enculturation in the Japanese American community and in Japan. Kawasaki worked with IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson on this joint project of the Hokubei Hochi Foundation and the University of Washington Libraries. Congratulations, Rena.
Stuart Streichler speaks on the war on terror and human rights at the Law and Society Association
June 6, 2013 - IAS faculty member Stuart Streichler presented a paper on "The War against Terrorism in the Light of the Human Rights Revolution: Interrogation Policies" at the annual conference of the Law and Society Association held in Boston, Massachusetts. He also served as the chair and discussant of a panel at the same conference on "Critical Assessments of State Powers and Prerogatives in Wartime." The overarching theme of the conference was “Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice: Legal Challenges in Precarious Times."
Ted Hiebert performs and exhibits work in Singapore and Montreal
June 5, 2013 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert exhibited and performed his work in Singapore and Montreal. In Singapore, he exhibited "Nightmare Inductions" (with the Noxious Sector Arts Collective) in the "Locomotion" show at the Goodman Art Center as part of their Digital Art Weeks International symposium. In Montreal, he performed "Nightmare Inductions" (with the Noxious Sector Arts Collective) and ran a workshop on "Creative Self-Hypnosis" at the Eastern Bloc Artist-run Centre, in conjunction with Monteal's Sight and Sound Festival. Hiebert was also interviewed for "Bad at Sports Contemporary Art Talk".
Andreas Brockhaus presents research at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching
June 4, 2013 - Andreas Brockhaus, IAS affiliate faculty member and UW Bothell Director of Learning Technologies, presented his research on hybrid on-line and face-to-face course design and pedagogy at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching in Bethesda, Maryland. Brockhaus’s session focused on “The Evolution of a Hybrid Learning Faculty Institute: Lessons Learned and Changes Made,” based on an hybrid learning faculty institute he has co-directed at UW Bothell for several years.
Gwen Ottinger publishes "The Winds of Change" in Science as Culture
June 4, 2013 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger published "The Winds of Change: Environmental Justice in Energy Transitions" in the latest issue of the journal Science as Culture. The article suggests that wind energy may be good for the environment, but is often implemented in ways that perpetuate the same environmental injustices permeating our existing, fossil fuel-based energy systems. Ottinger argues that we need to think proactively about the scale of energy production and the environmental and health effects that accompany energy innovations, if we want to make the transition to new energy technologies both renewable and just.
Deborah Caplow presents on text and image -- and curates student work
June 3, 2013 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow presented a paper on "Text and Image in Mexico's Stridentist Movement in the 1920s" as part of a panel called "Art, Revolution and Institution in Mexico" at the annual conference of the Latin American Studies Association in Washington, D.C. Caplow also curated an exhibit of student photographs from her BIS 476 History of Photography course. That exhibit is now running in the IAS office.
Julie Shayne secures contract with SUNY Press
June 3, 2013 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne has secured a contract with SUNY Press to publish her edited collection, Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas. Taking Risks will be published in SUNY’s “Praxis: Theory in Action” series. The book is an interdisciplinary collection about feminist and women’s social movements in the Americas situated in discussions of activist scholarship. The twelve scholar-activists in the collection include IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle and Mahala Lettvin, an IAS American Studies graduate and incoming Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student.
Rebecca Brown talks about writing and writes “In Defense of Monsters”
May 31, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown published “In Defense of Monsters: On Creatures Aghast, Afraid, Ashamed of Themselves, and Creepy to Everyone Else” in the May 29-June 4 issue of The Stranger. An interview with Brown, in which she talks about how “Writing is Emotional and Mysterious” among other topics, also appeared in the March-April issue of The Gay & Lesbian Review.
Amoshaun Toft wins 2012-13 ASUWB Faculty Award
May 31, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft has been honored with the 2012-13 Faculty Award from the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB). This award is given annually to honor a UW Bothell faculty member for their outstanding performance and excellence in teaching. The award recognizes that Toft is, in the word of one of his student nominators, "able to reach any student by meeting them where they are and engaging them intellectually in ways that make it easy for students to learn and grow." Congratulations, Amoshaun!
Amaranth Borsuk speaks about, reads, and publishes on poetry and books
May 31, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has had a busy couple of months. In addition to speaking at the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as part of the "Emerging Writer" series, celebrating National Poetry Month at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle as part of Castalia, and reading in The Book that Was to Come series at The Chicago Poetry Center, she wrote the libretto for The Lorelei Ensemble’s The Familiar Spirit and helped to launch the second issue of Portland-Based Pocket Notes, a website that publishes process notes from writers' journals, at "Pocket Tones: Exile Water," a happening at the Independent Publishing Resource Center where poets read from their work and created live erasures from it. The last event is linked to book-length erasure project on which Borsuk is collaborating, titled As We Know, selections of which work appeared in The Volta and Dusie.
Susan Harewood wins Emerging Scholar Award
May 31, 2013 - IAS faculty member Susan Harewood won the Emerging Scholar Award in the Ethnicity and Race in Communication (ERIC) division of the International Communication Association. The Emerging Scholar Award is a new award from the division, funded by Stockholm University. The award identifies and recognizes younger scholars who are developing strong and important dossiers of research in the field of ethnicity and race in communication. Congratulations, Susan!
Bruce Burgett crowd-sources Presidential Plenary of the Cultural Studies Association
May 24, 2013 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett, in his role as the President of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), curated and hosted a crowd-sourced Presidential Plenary for the CSA's 2013 conference in Chicago. Twelve speakers drawn from an open call to the membership, including IAS faculty member S. Charusheela, presented three minute manifestos, diatribes, riffs, or rants on what cultural studies should, will, or could be.
Karam Dana speaks on Russia Today on John Kerry's trip to Palestine/Israel
May 24, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana spoke on Russia Today (Arabic) about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to Palestine/Israel on 21 May 2013. Dana discussed the role of the U.S. in the Peace Process more than 20 years ago, noting the crucial importance of the U.S. taking a more even-handed position when addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He suggested that, from a policy viewpoint, the peace process cannot advance without an active and fair U.S. position in bringing the two sides together.
Miriam Bartha, Bruce Burgett, and Ron Krabill publish "Critical Purchase in Neoliberal Times"
May 24, 2013 - IAS faculty members Bruce Burgett and Ron Krabill, along with IAS affiliate faculty member Miriam Bartha, published "Critical Purchase in Neoliberal Times" in the second issue of Lateral, the digital journal of the Cultural Studies Association. The publication is a result of a conversation with cultural studies scholar Ien Ang conducted as part of a multi-year collaboration that led to the launch of IAS's Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and the UW's graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship.
IAS adds fourteen new full-time faculty members for 2013-14
May 23, 2014 - IAS had a very busy faculty hiring season this year. In order to keep up with campus growth and to build out our undergraduate and graduate degrees, we have added fourteen new faculty members, most of whom will be starting in fall 2013. Their fields range from Community Psychology and Critical Media Studies to Comparative Ethnic Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts. For more information about them, the classes they will be teaching, and their areas of intellectual and scholarly interest, click here.
Amoshaun Toft and Paul Kim speak on "Corporate FM" in the Meaningful Movies series
May 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft and Media and Communication Studies student Paul Kim spoke on a post screening panel for the Seattle premier of the film "Corporate FM" as part of the Meaningful Movies series. Toft and Kim shared their work in helping to start the UWave campus-community radio station at UW Bothell as an alternative to the corporate radio model the film examined, and helped attendees think through how they too can apply for LPFM licenses during the Fall FCC filing window. UWave radio launches its internet broadcast at noon on June 5th. Watch the minutes count down at http://UWave.fm!
Dan Berger and Kari Lerum host “Beyond the Carceral State” mini-conference
May 15, 2013 - IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Kari Lerum, working with Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students Kaelyn Caldwell and Michelle Zebrowski, Graduate Community Relations Manager Lisa Olason, and the Office of Community Based Learning and Research, organized a mini-conference on May 14: "Beyond the Carceral State: Queer, Feminist, Anti-Racist Critiques and Interventions." The event brought together about 200 people from UW Bothell, UW Seattle, Western Washington University, and a variety of community organizations in the Puget Sound region. The conference included a keynote speech by Portland-based writer and activist Emi Koyama, as well as talks by IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Emily Thuma and Seattle University law professor Dean Spade.
IAS Environmental Sciences major wins statewide Geographic Information Systems student competition
May 15, 2013 - Christopher Wright, an Environmental Science major in IAS, obtained first place in the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition at the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (WAURISA). Christopher was mentored by Dr. Santiago Lopez. Part of an ongoing collaboration with Public Works, Community Development, and GIS staff at the City of Bothell, Christopher’s research project dealt with the identification of water infiltration areas within Bothell city limits. The project exemplifies UW Bothell’s ongoing partnership with the City of Bothell's and provided recognition of GIS technology as vital for community development.
Robin Oppenheimer publishes research article on creative collaboration
May 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Robin Oppenheimer published an article, "Creative Collaboration as Revolutionary and Transformative," in Constructing a Community of Thought: Letters on the Scholarship, Teaching and Mentoring of Vera John-Steiner. The book is a compilation of letters written to Vera John-Steiner. Oppenheimer’s contribution reflects on how John-Steiner's research in creative collaboration inspired her own doctoral research into collaboration between artists and engineers, and her new career in academia.
Santiago Lopez receives award for study abroad program in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
May 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez received funding from UW’s Herbert H. Gowen International Studies Endowment to support his continued efforts to promote study abroad opportunities for UW students. Santiago Lopez and fellow IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung will lead an exploration seminar to the Ecuadorian mainland and the Galapagos Islands in the early fall of 2013. The program provides students with opportunities to engage in applied field research in topics geography, spatial analysis, community mapping, climate change, water quality, and sustainability.
IAS students present at the UW Bothell undergraduate research symposium
May 14, 2013 - Ten IAS students presented in the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Symposium. Each of the students spoke about their research for ten minutes, while other students participated in poster sessions. Topics ranged from “Why Consciousness” to “Citizen Science.” IAS graduating senior Marcus Johnson provided an hour-long keynote presentation on “The MultiDimensions of Blackness; Cultural Hegemony in the U.S. and Hispaniola." For details and abstracts, click here.
Nives Dolšak wins the Outstanding Teaching Faculty award in the College of the Environment
May 10, 2013 - IAS faculty member Nives Dolsak won the 2012-13 Outstanding Teaching Faculty award in the College of the Environment at UW Seattle. Dolsak holds a joint faculty appointment across IAS and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW Seattle, and teaching courses in both units. Congratulations, Nives, on this much deserved honor!
IAS undergraduate students present research at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 10, 2013 - Five IAS undergraduate students are presenting their research at the 2013 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. The five presenters are Clarrie Ng (mentored by Kristin Gustafson), “Singapore: Political Voice thought Social Media”; Megan Wiebelhaus (mentored by Ron Krabill), “Middle Ground: Ethics for Cross-Cultural Secular Decision-Making”; Paulette Costanza (mentored by Santiago Lopez), “Linking People, Highlands, and Climate: Climate Change on High-Elevation Socio-Ecological Systems in the Topical Andes”; Mahala Lettvin (mentored by Julie Shayne), “Between Longing and Belonging: Continuing Dilemmas of Chilean Exiles in the U.S.”; and Marcus Johnson (mentored by Ben Gardner), “The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the U.S. and Hispaniola.”
Johanna Crane presents her research at “Imagining the Worst”
April 26, 2013 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane presented her research at the “Imagining the Worst” spring workshop at Cornell University’s Department of Science and Technology Studies. The workshop focused on scholarship related to the prediction of and response to disasters and worst-case scenarios. Crane’s contribution to the workshop, "Doomsday Strain: Imagining the Worst in the AIDS Treatment Era,” described how misconceptions about drug-resistant HIV and Africa enabled the U.S. government and pharmaceutical companies to withhold support for HIV treatment from African countries in the name of global public health.
David Nixon discusses live, death, and fatherhood, with musical accompaniment, at Town Hall
April 25, 2013 - IAS faculty member David Nixon is currently the Scholar-in-Residence at Town Hall Seattle. On Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 pm, he will present “Thoughts about the Meaning of Life (and Death) from a Philosopher Who Just Became a Dad.” The talk will be accompanied by the bluegrass trio The Half Brothers. The talk is the culmination of Nixon’s residency.
Kari Lerum published article in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
April 25, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum published "What's Love Got to Do with It?: Life Lessons from Multiracial Feminism" in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. The edited volume, in the words of its editors, "analyzes the obstacles that female faculty of color encounter on the road to tenure and beyond, and propose creative and empowering strategies to survive, thrive and transform the academic workplace." The book has received wide scholarly and media attention, including being selected as one of CHOICE magazine's Editors' Picks for March 2013.
Karam Dana discusses Boston Marathon explosions
April 24, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana appeared on Russia Today (Arabic), an international, Arabic-language news agency on April 20 discussing the Boston Marathon events of April 19 and how they might further complicate how American Muslims are perceived in the United States. Listen in here.
Ben Gardner comments on Massai struggle for land in Tanzania in BBC News
April 18, 2013 - IAS faculty member Ben Gardner was quoted on 18 April in “Tanzania Massai battle game hunters for grazing land,” a BBC News front page story about the Maasai people's struggle to retain control over their important, and historic grazing land in Tanzania. Gardner has been working in and studying the region for over 20 years and discussed his work at the April session of IAS Research Colloquium.
Rebecca Price, Eric Stewart, and Crispin Thurlow receive promotions!!!
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty members Rebecca Price; Eric Stewart, and Crispin Thurlow all received promotions this year. Price and Stewart were both promoted from assistant to associate professor, with tenure. Each will take a well-deserved sabbatical in 2013-14. Thurlow was promoted from associate to full professor. Please join all of IAS in congratulating Rebecca, Eric, and Crispin.
Carrie Lanza presents her research on social justice and participatory arts organizing
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza presented her research on how to integrate culture work into social justice work through participatory arts organizing at the first annual UW Global Health and the Arts Symposium. Lanza also presented her dissertation research, “Truth Plus Publicity”: Paul U. Kellogg, Hybrid Practice and Progressive Era Visual Research Methods,” as part of an event featuring University of Maryland faculty member Michael Reisch. The day-long series of events, “Translating Social Justice Through Public Scholarship: Policy and Practice for Social Change,” took place at the School of Social Work.
Jin-Kyu Jung presents on critical GIScience in Santa Barbara
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung participated in a special meeting on "alt.GIS: critical GIScience in the wake of a new world of web-based data and mapping," held in Santa Barbara. Jung presented a paper and facilitated an open discussion about the implications of a range of emergent issues in critical GIScience such as Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), cartographic mash-ups, ubiquitous data and spatial media.
IAS student, Kaley Eakin, publishes in the Woodinville Weekly
April 17, 2013 - IAS student, Kaley Eakin, published an article in the local paper, the Woodinville Weekly. Eakin was a student in IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson's BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism course. For more instances of IAS student work in the fields of media and communications, check out this link.
Ted Hiebert continues to haunt the art world, locally and internationally
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert lectured and exhibited his art work at a range of events. In collaboration with the Noxious Sector Collective, he contributed "The Simulation is Haunted" to "Wintermoot," an augmented and mixed reality festival in Anchorage, AK, hosted by the Institute for Speculative Media. He gave an invited lecture on "The Transparency of Aesthetics: Between Nonsense and Technology" in the "Future of Posthumanism" series at the Pacific Center for Technology and Culture. He also curated two exhibitions for Noxious Sector Projects in a window gallery in downtown Seattle: Nathan Shafer's "Non-Local: Cosmic Constant MRPG," a project in which Shafer planted augmented reality sound installations in locations around Seattle; and Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman's "Geolocation," a project in which Larson and Shindelman find geo-tagged tweets and document the site from which they were taken. Coming up is Hiebert's contribution to "Off the Plain," a group exhibit at Place Gallery in Portland, Oregon, featuring photographic works that explore conceptual space beyond the flat plane of the image.
Carrie Bodle leads the April faculty focus tour at the Henry Art Gallery
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle led the April faculty focus tour at the Henry Art Gallery. Bodle is a visual and sound artist who creates immersive installations that explore the relationships between art and science, translating inaudible or invisible phenomena into sensible experiences. She will guide visitors through the current show, Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II.
David Goldstein publishes article on “clickers” in the National Teaching and Learning Forum
April 16, 2013 - David Goldstein, IAS faculty member and Director of the UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center, published “What Are They Thinking? Best Practices for Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”) in the National Teaching and Learning Forum (volume 22). The article explores how using “clickers” – instant response, handheld devices – can help instructors find out what students are thinking and engage them more actively in the learning being promoted in the classroom. Goldstein finds that the use of clickers can lead to wider participation, greater honesty, and less teeth pulling (i.e., quicker response) in discussion.
Linda Watts, Alan Wood, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Ted Hiebert win Worthington Innovation Fellows awards for 2013-14
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty members Linda Watts, Alan Wood, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Ted Hiebert, have been named as Worthington Innovation Fellows for 2013-14. Made possible through the Worthington Technology Fund, these grants are intended to catalyze the use of technology to enhance innovation across campus. Watts’s award will help her to create a digital archive of materials related to her research on the Seattle Liberation Front and the Seattle 7 Conspiracy Trial . Woods’s funding will support his efforts to “flip” his classroom, using digital interfaces to deliver content and small, face-to-face conversation to enhance students’ critical engagement with those materials. Jung and Hiebert will collaborate on a project that brings together geovisualization techniques and new media art curation to build a participatory digital archive that maps creative communities.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren published articles on global higher education and public philosophy
April 16, 2013 - Gray Kochhar-Lindgren has published two articles on global higher education: “The Culture of Betweeness in Hong Kong’s Universities: Curricular Reform, Team Fulbright, and Global Capital” in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts and “Assembling the Global University: Networks, Interdisciplinarity, and Institutional Change” in Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education. He also reviewed China Views Nine-Eleven: Essays in Transnational American Studies for the H-Diplo Review Roundtable and facilitated a workshop on "Streets, Surfaces, and Sounds: Art, Philosophy, and the City,” for the Public Philosophy Network at Emory University.
IAS announces its inaugural distinguished speaker, Daniel Martinez HoSang
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty members Camille Walsh and Dan Berger are hosting Daniel Martinez HoSang as the first IAS Distinguished Speaker in April. Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Oregon, HoSang will deliver his talk, “Strange Brew: The Making and (Unmaking?) of Contemporary Nativism," (PDF) on April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Washington at Bothell, UW2-005. HoSang’s talk assesses the unsteady formation of restrictionist political movements over the last forty years. It traces the diverse political claims – demands for fiscal austerity, assertions of states’ rights, racialized constructions of criminality, and appeals to white cultural nationalism – that shape those movements. HoSang received his Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Before graduate school, he worked as a community organizer and trainer for ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dan Berger joins network of faculty associates at UW Labor Studies Center
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger is now a faculty associate of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the UW Seattle. Bridges Center associates are members of a network of University of Washington faculty members whose scholarship reflects the interdisciplinary nature of labor studies. Berger will join other center associates who share information about Bridges Center events and activities, and spread the word to students about prizes, grants, and scholarships.
Amaranth Borsuk reads and lectures, locally, nationally, and internationally
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk read at Richard Hugo House as part of the Castalia Reading Series. Borsuk also gave readings and guest lectures at: Evergreen State College; The Spare Room in Portland, Ore.; Capilano University in Vancouver, British Columbia; the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at the University of Southern California; the University of California at San Diego; and The Cambridge Arts Council Annex, Cambridge, Mass. Borsuk also had four poems published in Chicago Review. Her book, Between Page and Screen, was exhibited at the Library of Congress as part of "Electronic Literature and its Emerging Forms," and at Nouspace Gallery in Vancouver, Washington and Texas Woman's University.
Rebecca Brown opens 2013 APRIL Festival with “Benediction”
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown offered a "benediction" to open this year's APRIL Festival at Chop Suey in Seattle. APRIL is a festival of Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature. The festival opening also featured readings by Brown, Matthew Dickman and Summer Robinson, and a variety of “oddities” including, literary coloring books, a live fortune booth with one of the Hill's best poets, and a piñata.
Two IAS students attend 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
April 15, 2013 - Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student, Jun Chen, and Global Studies major, Jessica Monteiro Manfredi, attended the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at U.N. Headquarters in New York City in March. Focusing on gender equality and the advancement of women, the CSW brings together representatives of governments to address the problems facing women around the world. Manfredi and Chen served as delegates at this year’s Session, which focused on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics students kick-off reading series
April 15, 2013 - IAS students in the inaugural cohort of the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program have created a new reading series, “An Evening of Poetry and Prose,” held every month at the Lyons’ Den in Bothell. Students John Boucher, Margaret Chiavetta, Michael Paschall, Billy Phillips, and Kat Seidemann read at the series launch in February. Billy Phillips read again in March, joined by Kelle Gaddis, Aimee Harrison, Talena Kattrell and Lauren Light.
Karam Dana and Gwen Ottinger win awards to pursue their scholarship
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty members Karam Dana and Gwen Ottinger have been named 2012-2013 Worthington Distinguished Scholars. Dana received funding for his project, “Anti-American Sentiment in the Arab World: A Clash of Civilizations?” Ottinger’s research will take her to Portland, Ore., New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area to interview people who have been involved in fenceline air monitoring activities for her project, “Community-Based Air Monitoring: A Demand for Epistemic Justice?”
Karam Dana delivers lecture at Harvard University
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana spoke at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His lecture, "Contextualizing the Arab Revolts: State-Society Relations, Protests, and Other Forms of Discontent," was part of Harvard University's 2013 Middle East Forum Lecture Series.
Gwen Ottinger publishes “Changing Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Knowledge Gaps”
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger published an article, "Changing Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Knowledge Gaps: STS Insights into Procedural Justice," in Science, Technology, and Human Values. She also will speak about standards of informed consent, focusing on environmental hazards when knowledge of risks and benefits is uncertain, as part of the Biological Futures Colloquium Series, April 29 at UW Seattle from noon until 1:30 p.m.
Sarah Dowling reads her poetry in Portland, Oregon
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling read as part of the Spare Room Reading Series in Portland, Oregon, in March. The reading series focuses on experimental poetry. Dowling, who was joined by Brian Coffelt at the reading, is the author of Birds & Bees and Security Posture. Her work has appeared in the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, and in many journals.
IAS graduate student Tyrell Edwards receives Fulbright Award for research
April 15, 2013 - IAS graduate student Tyrell (Ty) Edwards won a prestigious Fulbright award for his research. Beginning in September, Edwards will live on-campus at the University of British Columbia (UBC), while he conducts research on international student development and retention. Currently a candidate in IAS’s Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, Edwards also earned his undergraduate degree from IAS, majoring in Culture, Literature, and the Arts.
David Goldstein presents to SRO audience at the AAC&U Conference
April 15, 2013 - David Goldstein, IAS faculty member – and director of the Teaching and Learning Center at UW Bothell, presented his research at the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Network for Academic Renewal Conference in Boston in March. The theme of this year’s conference was General Education and Assessment: A Sea Change in Student Learning. Goldstein’s talk, “Holistically Student-Centered Learning: De-Centering the University,” was delivered to a standing-room-only audience.
IAS student Crystal Gonzalez-Guzman receives leadership award
April 15, 2013 - IAS student Crystal Gonzalez-Guzman was one of two students awarded the UW Bothell Women in Leadership Award for her work with Latina/o students both on campus and in local communities. The award is presented by UW Bothell Student Life at a ceremony that is the culminating event of Women’s History Month. Gonzalez-Guzman was nominated by Damarys Espinoza, a 2012 – 2013 fellow in the Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP). Gonzalez-Guzman was a student in Espinoza’s special topics course, “(Re)thinking Diversity,” during winter quarter.
Wanda Gregory attends symposium located at the intersection of virtual worlds and brain disorders
April 15, 2013 - Wanda Gregory, IAS faculty member and founding director of the Center for Serious Play at UW Bothell, attended ESCoNS2, the Second Meeting of the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society, at the University of Southern California in March. ESCoNS is a symposium that brings together academics and scientists from around the world, with an interest in how computerized training and video games assist in the diagnosis and treatment of serious disorders in various cognitive brain functions. Gregory is currently completing her Ph.D. through SMARTlab at the University College of Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on “online identity and immersion as a healing modality.”
Alka Kurian presents at annual Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference in Chicago in March. She delivered her paper, "Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries): Death and the Recognition of the Contingent," during the session, “Capitalist Modernity and Cinema: Some Considerations through the Lens of Hindi Cinema.”
Crispin Thurlow speaks at the Seminar on Discourse and Interaction in Sweden
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow presented at the Seminar on Discourse and Interaction (MODIS) sponsored annually by the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University in Sweden. Thurlow shared his research on contemporary class inequalities in the contexts of global mobility at the seminar, themed this year around the topic of communication breakdowns. His talk, "Seen but not heard: The ‘anti-communicational’ spaces of super-elite mobility," was based on a visual essay published in the journal Social Semiotics in fall of 2012.
Joe Milutis launches new book at Bökship in London
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis launched his new book, Failure, A Writer’s Life, at the small press/artist’s bookstore Bökship in London. While there, he recorded an interview to be broadcast on ResonanceFM, established by the London Musicians’ Collective and self-described as the world’s first radio art station. Recent reviews of Milutis’s book have appeared in The Scotsman and Art Review. It was also mentioned in The Guardian blog as part of a post on “the unreadable.” Milutis’s work is featured on the Jacket2 podcast “In The Field.” Finally, Milutis discussed collaborative book art at the Henry Gallery with Gregory Laynor in February, and performed new work as a response to Robert Indiana’s Numbers series, now on view at the Henry.
David Nixon named as Scholar-in-Residence at Town Hall Seattle
February 20, 2013 - IAS faculty member David Nixon will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Town Hall Seattle this spring. Nixon will be in residence for three months, attending and hosting events, communicating with audiences, and creating new works that resonate with the programming at Town Hall. A final presentation of Nixon’s work, along with that of Town Hall Artist-in-Residence and Blues Scholars MC Geo (aka Prometheus Brown) will take place on April 28. For more information, click here.
Gwen Ottinger publishes Refining Expertise with New York University Press
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger has published a new book, Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges. Based in research conducted in Louisiana fenceline communities, the book investigates community-based efforts to collect scientific data in order to challenge the authority of oil industry experts. Ottinger suggests that the response by industry -- portraying experts as responsible rather that infallible -- redefines expertise in a way that undermines local grassroots campaigns for environmental justice and far-reaching efforts to democratize science. Her research highlights the need for activists and scholars to develop new strategies to advance community health and robust scientific knowledge about it.
Julie Shayne speaks on edited collections at the Sociologists for Women in Society conference
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne organized and spoke on a panel discussing edited collections from a variety of angles, with a specific emphasis on the process of how edited books are assessed by tenure and promotion committees. Shayne is editor of Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (under contract with SUNY Press). She was joined on the panel by Roberta Villalón, a tenured faculty member at St. John’s University in New York, Nancy Naples, the editor of SUNY’s Praxis: Theory in Action book series, and Judy Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Washington Seattle. For more information about the panel, contact Shayne at email@example.com.
Kari Lerum speaks on anti-trafficking campaigns at the Evergreen State College
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum spoke on human rights and anti-trafficking campaigns at the Evergreen State College. The talk, "Remodeling the Garden of Eden: Human Wrongs and Right in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns," drew on critiques from progressive feminist and human rights scholars that highlight the sexual, racial, immigrant, and carceral politics of contemporary US-based anti-trafficking efforts. It challenged dominant discourses about anti-trafficking and argued for alternative models that address both sex work and human trafficking through the lens of human rights and sexual, racial, and immigrant justice. To learn more about Lerum's work, click here.
Rebecca Brown dialogues with Garry Wills and First Baptist Church in Seattle
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown will engage in an onstage conversation with scholar and journalist Garry Wills at the First Baptist Church on February 20, 7:00. Wills will read from his new book Why Priests: A Failed Tradition, a critical examination of the rise of priesthood in early Christianity, followed by an interview with Brown. Wills is the author of many books, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Lincoln at Gettysburg, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and The New York Review of Books. Admission to the event is free. For more information, click here.
Amoshaun Toft, Paul Kim, and Ellen McCleerey speak on the power of radio
February 11, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft and student Paul Kim spoke on a panel about opportunities for educational institutions to apply for Low Power FM radio licenses. The discussion drew on efforts at UW Bothell to start a student-driven, community radio station, KUWB. The panel, “Catch Some (Air)Waves: An information session on low power radio (LPFM) and what it means for Seattle/King County,” was organized by Brown Paper Tickets and took place at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. The event will air on the Seattle Channel. Toft and IAS student Ellen McCleerey will be speaking at local Seattle station Hollow-Earth Radio on Wednesday, February 13 at 11:30 as part of an event for United Nations World Radio Day. Read more about this in a press release on Seattle Pi, an article for the Stranger and view the video on the Seattle Channel.
Rebecca Price publishes “Natural Selection Is a Sorting Process” in American Biology Teacher
February 5, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Price published an article documenting a teaching activity called “Natural selection is a sorting process: what does that mean?” in American Biology Teacher. In this activity, students categorize different processes as either sorting or creative. For example, dancers can line up by height during a performance, which is a sorting process, but the dance they are performing is choreographed, which is a creative process. Students work through analogies like these to learn why natural selection is an environmental filter that sorts the least fit individuals from the most fit ones.
Kari Lerum speaks at conference on trafficking and the rights of migrants
February 5, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was invited to speak at the “From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Trafficking and Promoting the Rights of Migrants” conference held at the University of Southern California. The conference featured key players in the original United Nations’ development of the Trafficking Protocol, with a goal of situating the war on trafficking in the broader struggle for migrant human rights. Lerum’s presentation, “Victims, Villains, and Heroes: How ‘Trafficking’ Stories are Told and Sold in the U.S.,” was part of a panel on “Sex Workers: The Impact of Curb Campaigns.”
Santiago Lopez published article in the Geographical Review
February 4, 2013 - IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez published "Landscape Change in Western Amazonia" in the January 2013 issue of the Geographical Review journal from the American Geographical Society. Lopez’s article explores the ways in which settlement nucleation is slowly transforming Western Amazonian indigenous livelihoods from mobile cultivation and foraging to sedentary farming and cattle ranching. His article points out that development policy for the region should respond to local land-management strategies and environmental conditions in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of native Amazonian socio-ecological systems.
Crispin Thurlow speaks about gender neutral language on KING 5
January 31, 2013 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow spoke on KING 5 evening news about the significance of a proposed bill in the Washington state legislature to mandate gender neutral language in state law. View or listen to the segment and debate here. A second print article, also quoting Thurlow, appeared in the Seattle Times on February 4 and the story has been picked up in the Huffington Post.
IAS Alum Jonathan Cluts speaks at the UW Bothell Innovation Forum
January 31, 2013 - IAS alum and Director of Microsoft Strategic Prototyping Jonathan Cluts will kick-off the second annual UW Bothell Innovation Forum on Monday, February 11 with a talk on “Envisioning the Future: Why Multi-Disciplinary Teams Matter”. Directed by IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, this year’s week-long Innovation Forum runs from February 11-14 and focuses on issues related to design. For more information, including a short video by UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan, click here.
Camille Walsh and IAS students help launch City of Bothell Youth Court
January 28, 2013 - IAS faculty member Camille Walsh has been working with dozens of IAS students over the past year to launch a Youth Court in the City of Bothell. The youth-centered restorative justice project began as a joint collaboration between Walsh and Bothell Municipal Court Judge Michelle Gehlsen. Teens from schools in the area will serve as jurors, advocates, judges, and mentors in monthly hearings at the courthouse, and the youth defendants will be encouraged to return and participate as jury members after their hearing is over. IAS students have researched and presented their findings to the city, and led trainings on restorative justice and advocacy techniques for the teen court members as part of an ongoing independent study course. Join the launch celebration on Monday, January 28 at 5:30 in the North Creek Events Center. Read more.
IAS student Paulette Costanza wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship
January 28, 2013 - IAS student Paulette Costanza won a prestigious Mary Gates Research Scholarship for winter and spring quarters 2013. Costanza will work with IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez on “Glacier retreat and land cover change in the Cotopaxi National Park,” investigating the relationships between climate change and changes on natural cover and land uses over the past forty years using remotely sensed data and geographic information systems (GIS). Her long term interest in the environment and sustainability motivated her to participate in this research project. After graduation, Costanza intends to pursue a Masters Degree in GIS and Sustainability. As a Mary Gates Scholar, she will share her research experience with UW leaders, researchers, alumni and the overall community.
Dan Berger speaks on two plenaries in the United States and Germany
January 24, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger gave conference plenaries on two continents. The talks concerned the rise and possible fall of mass incarceration in the United States. Berger delivered the first at the 18th annual Rosa Luxemburg Conference in Berlin. While in Germany, he also delivered talks in Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Hamburg. Joined by Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance, Berger gave the second plenary at the Tangled Webs: Mass Incarceration and Alternative Futures conference at Fairhaven College of Western Washington University. These talks drew on Berger's research into prison protests of the 1960s and 1970s. The lectures in Germany also celebrated the publication of the German edition of Berger’s earlier book, Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity.
Neil Low published his fifth book, Deadly Attraction
January 23, 2013 - IAS alum Neil Low has published his fifth title in the Alan Stewart mystery series, Deadly Attraction. Low's books draw on his experience as a captain with the Seattle Police Department as he reconstructs the criminal underworld of WWII Seattle. You can meet Low at a book signing and talk at Third Place Books from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24.
Jill Freidberg produces radio news story for Free Speech Radio News
January 23, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg produced a radio news story for Free Speech Radio News, a station located in Los Angeles dedicated to grassroots reporting from around the world. Freidberg's story reports on Garfield High School's refusal to administer the standardized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test to students. Listen here.
David Nixon named an artist who will define 2013 by City Arts Magazine
January 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member David Nixon was named as one of eleven "artists and taste makers who will define 2013" on the Future List of the January 2013 edition of City Arts Magazine. Nixon will be the Scholar in Residence at Seattle’s Town Hall during 2013, a role that will culminate in a performance late this year.
Amaranth Borsuk and Joe Milutis represent the new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at Elliott Bay Book Company
January 15, 2013 - IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Joe Milutis will read from their books at Elliott Bay Book Company on January 25th at 7pm. Borsuk will read from her two published books of poetry, Handiwork and Between Page and Screen. Milutis will read from his book Failure: A Writer’s Life. Borsuk and Milutis are core faculty in IAS’s new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.
Joe Milutis publishes a new book, Failure: A Writer’s Life
January 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis has published a new book, Failure: A Writer’s Life. Following his first book, Ether: The Nothing that Connects Everything, Failure maps a hybrid and heterogeneous landscape of artistic marginalia, web detours, and literary and philosophical roads-not-taken. Milutis is, in the words of one reviewer, “a skilled ringmaster of difficult ideas that might otherwise bite.”
Article by Rebecca Price published and highlighted in Life Sciences Education
January 14, 2013 - An article, originally published in September, by IAS faculty member Rebecca Price was highlighted in the year-end issue of The American Society for Cell Biology journal Life Sciences Education. The article, "Biology Undergraduates' Misconceptions about Genetic Drift," emerged from a multi-institutional collaboration of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and professional staff members, all working in biology education research. Based on their research in college classrooms, they found that educators need to account for students' misconceptions as they are introduced to fundamental evolutionary concepts such as "genetic drift" and to scaffold students' learning in ways that are developmentally appropriate.
Julie Shayne helps to archive Aquelarre: Latin American Women's Magazine
January 14, 2013 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne worked with the University of Washington and University of British Columbia libraries to archive and digitize the bilingual feminist periodical Aquelarre: Latin American Women's Magazine. Translated as "illegal gathering of witches," Aquelarre was published in the late 1980s and 1990s as a creative and political forum for Latin American women everywhere. Shayne had collected six of the twenty-one issues the Aquelarre collective produced as part of her research on Latin American culture and politics, including her award-winning 2009 book, They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism. The original copies of the journal now reside in the Museo de la Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) in Santiago, Chile. Read more here.
Rebecca Brown reads, interviews, and publishes a new essay and short story
January 14, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown published a new essay and short story, accompanied by interviews. Brown's essay on "Transgressive Meditation" was published in Bombay Gin, the magazine of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, with the accompanying interview appears on the Bombay Gin blog. The short story and second interview appeared in FACT-SIMILE Magazine. Brown will read from her work at the closing event of the Frye Art Museum's Moment Magnitude exhibit on January 20.
IAS student Marcus Johnson wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship
January 3, 2013 - IAS student Marcus Johnson won a prestigious Mary Gates Research Scholarship for winter and spring quarters 2013. Expanding on his accomplishments as a Global Studies major, Johnson will work with IAS faculty member Benjamin Gardner on “The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the US and Abroad.” Johnson’s research stems from a “disquieting” encounter he had while visiting the Dominican Republic that catalyzed his interest in different formations of “blackness” in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the United States. Johnson's comparative project will situate issues of race within the domestic dynamics of the United States and the international aspects that contribute to Dominican life today. After graduation, Johnson intends to pursue graduate school. As a Mary Gates Scholar, he will join a unique community of other UW leaders, researchers, and alumni.
Bill Seaburg retires after two decades in IAS
December 31, 2012 - IAS faculty member Bill Seaburg retired at the end of Autumn quarter after nearly two decades of research, teaching, and service at UW Bothell. Seaburg is an anthropologist who specializes in Northwest Indian languages, cultures, and oral traditions. He has published many books and articles, including Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales; Coquille Thompson, Athabaskan Witness: A Cultural Biography, The Nehalem Tillamook: An Ethnography, and Pitch Woman and Other Stories: The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian. He won the campus’s Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award in 2006. Seaburg will stay connected to IAS as an Emeritus Professor. Many thanks to Bill for his years of commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, dedication to students, and collegiality.
December 21, 2012 - Six IAS faculty members won research and collaboration grants from the Simpson Center for the Humanities in its fall funding round. In 2013-14, Susan Harewood will join the Center’s Society of Scholars to support her work on “Soca Vibes: Learning to Perform the Nation.” Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung will work together in a Collaboration Studio on “Re-mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities,” while Gwen Ottinger will lead another on “Climate Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Wind Energy.” Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling will collaborate with UW Seattle colleagues to create a Symposium on “Affect and Audience in the Digital Age.”
Steve Collins passes the Professional Engineering exam in Washington State
December 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Steve Collins passed the Professional Engineering exam in Chemical Engineering. This exam is the last step in a process spanning many years. Passage allows individuals to practice as professionally licensed engineers in the State of Washington. This feat is impressive for anyone, but particular for someone who also holds a PhD in Government and Foreign Affairs. Congratulations, Steve.
Ted Hiebert participates in three Seattle art exhibitions in January and February
December 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert will be exhibiting his art work or curating the work of others at three Seattle venues this January and February. "Hybrids and Other Strange Amalgamations" is a group exhibition curated by Barbara Shaiman at the Seattle Art Museum (January 10-February 9). "Peak Shift" is an exhibit at the Shift Collaborative Studio (January 3-February 2). "Second Front Ends the World" is a Noxious Sector Project (January 3-February 2). Don't miss these opportunities to check out Hiebert's work.
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren speaks and performs in Tennessee and Hong Kong
December 21, 2012 - This past fall, IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren spoke and performed in Tennessee and Hong Kong. She was a Minority Guest Artist-in-Residence at the Dance and Theatre Department at Middle Tennessee State University, where she gave talks, performed, and facilitated dance and theatre workshops on diversity, autobiography, and performance. In Hong Kong, she participated in a ten day research laboratory on haptic interfaces. Future Windows: Home/Land, a dance/installation developed in collaboration with five Hong Kong artists, premiered at the Haptic InterFace Exhibit at Koo Ming Kwon Exhibition Gallery, in Hong Kong from November 21-Dec. 16. She also gave an invited talk on “Haptic Play: Materials, Bodies, and Architectures in Dance and Design” at the International Conference on Research Creativity: Praxis conference in Hong Kong.
Becca Price wins Inquiry-Based Instruction Prize from Science
December 20, 2012 - IAS faculty member Becca Price is the winner of the Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the journal Science. Her essay, "How We Got Here: An Inquiry-Based Activity About Human Evolution," focuses on the study human evolution. The prize encourages innovation and excellence by recognizing “outstanding, inquiry-based science education modules.” Read more here.
Amaranth Borsuk maps the future of the book in Mexico City and Chicago
December 20, 2012 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk spoke on the future of the book at the Feria Internacional Del Libro Infantil y Juvenil in Mexico City, an annual children's and young adult book fair. Her talk, translated into Spanish, is featured here. She also received a grant from Chicago's Center for Book and Paper Arts, together with collaborators Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher. The funding will enable the team to create an interactive iPad app for Borsuk and Durbin's generative poetry book Abra, which will be issued simultaneously as a limited-edition artist's book by the CBPA. Read more here.
Dan Berger publishes interview with David Gilbert on Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and mass incarceration
December 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an interview with David Gilbert in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture. Gilbert was a founding member of the Columbia University chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and later a member of the Weather Underground; he is currently in prison in New York state, where he started the first peer-education program on AIDS in prison and has continued to be an antiracist activist and author. View or download the discussion of three contemporary social movements: Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and prisoner rights activism.
Gwen Ottinger joins the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
December 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger was named as an affiliate of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University (CSPO). The CSPO is an intellectual and institutional network focused on enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society's pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The network helps decision makers and institutions grapple with the power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future. Ottinger brings to the CSPO her expertise in environmental health, policy, and justice.
IAS students paint murals in Arts, Politics, and Social Change
December 7, 2012 - Students in IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow's BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change spent autumn quarter studying the history of public and mural art, then created eight murals that are displayed on one of the construction fences on campus. The murals join four others created this past summer in Caplow's BCUSP 191 Introduction to Public Art.
Gwen Ottinger speaks about science, innovation, and science fiction on the "Perpetual Notion Machine"
December 7, 2012 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger was interviewed in November on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Perpetual Notion Machine." She discussed her participation in “To Think, To Write, To Publish,” a National Science Foundation-sponsored project bringing together the next generation of communicators and early career scholars to write creative nonfiction pieces about science and innovation policy.
Susan Harewood presents two papers as the 2012 National Communication Association convention
December 4, 2012 - IAS faculty member Susan Harewood presented two papers at the 2012 National Communication Association convention in Orlando Florida. The presentations -- “Media and the Project of Freedom in the Caribbean” and “Uses of the Tropical: The Zumba Craze and its Calypso Progenitor” -- showcased Harewood's research by examining the ways in which the Anglo Caribbean and its cultural practices have been positioned within the international political economy, both historically and in the present.
IAS faculty members participate in 2012-2013 Research Interest Groups
December 3, 2012 - During the 2012-13 academic year, 24 IAS faculty members are participating in 10 different Research Interest Groups (RIGs) on topics ranging from “Critical Legal and Prison Studies” to “Climate Change: Hybrid Epistemologies and Interdisciplinary Approaches” to “Social and Racial Inequalities in Health”. RIGs are small clusters of UW faculty and staff members who work on a specific research topic or field of inquiry for a year or more. Outcomes may include scholarly publications, grants, conferences, and new graduate or undergraduate curricula, among many other possibilities. For more information about RIGs, click here.
Bruce Burgett speaks on public scholarship, community engagement, and diversity
December 3, 2012 - IAS director and faculty member Bruce Burgett spoke on a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Studies Association conference on “Access to What?: A Roundtable on Public Scholarship, Community Engagement, and Diversity.” Along with colleagues from the University of Michigan (UM) and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), Burgett discussed strategies for developing transformative graduate and undergraduate curricula that can respond to the needs, knowledges, and capacities of increasingly diverse student bodies, staffs, and faculties. Burgett highlighted UW’s Certificate in Public Scholarship, while other speakers focused on UM’s Arts of Citizenship and UWM’s Cultures and Communities initiatives. Burgett also participated in the Advisory Board meeting of American Quarterly, the flagship journal in the field.
Dan Berger speaks about Puerto Rico, social movements, and prisons
December 3, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger has given several recent talks about his research. Berger moderated a roundtable at the 2012 American Studies Association conference about Puerto Rican political prisoners and co-organized another panel about the island's political history. Both sessions featured academics, legal experts, and activists. Berger also spoke about his book The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism to the NY Metropolitan American Studies Association at Hunter College. Finally, Berger spoke at a national conference at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University on "Mass Incarceration in America: Arts, Advocacy, and the Academy" and introduced a lecture by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, the former president of the American Studies Association, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ron Krabill presents on human rights, global citizenship, and public scholarship
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ron Krabill has had a busy fall. Along with IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis and Executive Director of the William Penn House Byron Sandford, he presented "Students Seeing Sausage in D.C.: Making U.S. Human Rights Policy" at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies. He also gave a research talk on "Africa, Sentimentalism, and the Production of Global Citizens" to the University of Washington Tacoma's Global Africa seminar series and co-designed, with Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Kaelyn Caldwell, a workshop on "Telling Better Stories About Public Scholarship" at the annual meeting of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Caldwell attended the conference as a fellow in Imagining America's Publicly-Active Graduate Education program.
Ted Hiebert curates group art exhibit at the Open Space Artist Run Centre in Victoria, British Columbia
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert and his collaborator Doug Jarvis opened a curated group art exhibit in Victoria, British Columbia: "Welcome Back Ye Annunaki". Housed at the Open Space Artist Run Centre. The show includes eighteen visual and performance artists, all of whom responded to an international call for work addressing the question "How would you host an ancient alien?" Reviews of the exhibit have appeared in The Vancouver Sun, Preview, and Mountain Life. Video documentation is available here. The show runs from 16 November to 21 December 2012.
Rebecca Brown's publishes "Diminished" in PageBoy Magazine -- and more
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown's short story "Diminished" has been published in PageBoy Magazine. Brown also appeared at Seattle Town Hall on a roundtable discussion with Lesley Hazleton, Christopher Frizzelle, and Aham Oulo of "Disjecta membre: or Killing Our Darlings in Literature", published part of her keynote lecture from the first annual UW Bothell Convergence on Poetics conference on the Frye Art Museum's blog, and was interviewed about her work in the Moment Magnitude Exhibit at the Frye for City Arts Magazine. If you want to catch Brown in action, she will be reading at Elliot Bay Bookstore in Seattle on Dec 3 at 7:30 PM with Chicago based author Suzanne Scanlon.
Wanda Gregory joins Board of Trustees for Reel Grrls
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory agreed to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seattle-based non-profit organization Reel Grrls. Founded in 2001, Reel Grrls is dedicated to providing year-round media-training program for girls, ages 9 - 21. Participants learn production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators. Gregory brings to the board her expertise in interactive media production and pedagogy, her experience as the founding director of UW Bothell's Center for Serious Play and as a member other non-profit boards, and her passion for mentoring young women in media production both inside and outside the classroom.
Karam Dana speaks at the Middle East Studies Association
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana attended and participated in the 2012 Middle East Studies Association conference, where he took part on the inaugural panel of the Arab American Studies Association. Dana discussed his work on Arab Americans and the challenges and opportunities for research in this area. He also spoke on a highlighted panel sponsored by the British Council: "Bridges of Understanding: The Contribution of Muslim Cultures to American and European Societies." Back in Seattle, Dana was interviewed by Bill Rice on KOMO Radio about the cease-fire sponsored by the US and Egypt, and accepted by Hamas and Israel on 21 Nov 21 2012.
Johanna Crane and Gwen Ottinger present research at the American Anthropological Association conference
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty members Johanna Crane and Gwen Ottinger co-organized and spoke on a panel entitled "Location, Location, Location: Science, Inequality, and the Politics of Place" at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Crane's paper, "Bodies in Place: Who Gets to do Global Health?" drew from her forthcoming book on the politics of global health science. Ottinger's presentation, "The Biopolitics of the Fenceline" expanded on themes in her forthcoming ethnography of a Louisiana community on the fenceline of a petrochemical facility.
Kari Lerum builds partnership with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
November 21, 2012 - During a recent trip to Thailand, Kari Lerum met the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), a women's labor rights organization based in Bangkok, to explore partnerships between GAATW and the University of Washington. GAATW supports women's rights in labor and migration, producing an understanding of trafficking that counters sensationalist popular press stories. GAATW also hosts a new peer-reviewed journal, Anti-Trafficking Review. Lerum is the lead author of an article in the first issue of this journal, "Using Human Rights to Hold the US Accountable for its Anti-Sex Trafficking Agenda: The Universal Periodic Review and New Directions for US policy."
Crispin Thurlow speaks at the University of Hong Kong on "Why I Hate Facebook"
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow delivered a lecture in early November at the University of Hong Kong’s School of English. Entitled "Why I Hate Facebook," the talk examines the hyperbolic claims made about social media in commercial, political, media, and educational contexts. Thurlow argues that the way new media is represented in these contexts has little to do with the everyday social uses of new media and everything to do with the kind of pseudo-sociality favored by the agents or beneficiaries of neoliberal capital. Thurlow will present a version of this talk in January as part of the IAS Research Colloquium.
Alka Kurian presents two papers at the National Women's Studies Association conference
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented two papers at the National Women's Studies Association conference held in Oakland, CA. The first, "Decolonizing the Gaze: Mumbai through the Gendered Gaze," focused on Kiran Rao's Mumbai Diaries (2010), linking the film’s subversion of the hierarchy of “gaze” to its exploration of the centrality of the city of Mumbai for India's internal diaspora. The second, "Unbinding Vagina Speak: What the Body Remembers," was a piece of creative writing in which Kurian troubles the heteropatriarchal discourse of silence that surrounds women’s sexual brutalization by articulating the memories left on the female body that refuses to forget the reality of the violence performed on it. Both papers emerge from Kurian's ongoing work on film studies, feminism, human rights, cultural studies, and creative writing.
IAS faculty members named as 2012-13 Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows
November 15, 2012 - IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Dan Berger, Kristin Gustafson, and Camille Walsh have been named as UW Bothell Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows for 2012-13. Their projects are "Locating Participatory Community Collaboration" (Anderson); "Prison Education and Action" (Berger); "Integrating Community Newpaper Production into Student Lives" (Gustafson), and "Youth Court Task Force" (Walsh). They join three faculty members form Nursing and Health Studies (Selina Mohammed, Christopher Wade, and Mabel Ezeonwu) to form the 2012-13 cohort.
Martha Groom mentors women in STEM fields
November 14, 2012 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom participated in WitsOn!, an experimental online mentoring program for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Mentors provided bios and responded to student questions over the course of one month, providing encouragement and guidance. The goal is to reduce feelings of isolation that often confront women in STEM fields, and to increase connections among students and mentors across the country. Over 15,000 students enrolled in the online experience.
Karam Dana publishes in the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin
November 14, 2012 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana published a review of Bassam Haddad's Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience in the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin. The review applauds the book for its detailed analysis of a "socio-economic picture where the state engages in relationships with a select business elite, in networks where social status, class, and communal identity all play a role," while also suggesting that the analysis could address more directly the question of whether the "changes to economic policy were earnest efforts to reform, or yet another episode in the state's strategy to strengthen its security apparatus."
Julie Shayne and Camille Walsh present papers at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 13, 2012 - IAS faculty members Julie Shayne and Camille Walsh co-organized and spoke on a panel at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference titled “Decolonizing Knowledge, Redefining Personhood: Bodies, Mothers, and Activism in the Americas.” Shayne’s paper, “Scholarship, Activism, and Activist Scholarship in the Americas,” drew from her current book project Taking Risks: Feminist Stories of Social Justice Research in the Americas. Walsh’s paper, “Reclaiming the ‘Bad Mother’ in Resisting Segregation,” was based on research-in-progress about the history of Girard College in Philadelphia. Walsh also spoke on the eve of the 2012 national election on the history of voter suppression and the Voting Rights Act.
IAS student, Edward LaPoint, publishes Veterans Day op-ed in the Seattle Times
November 13, 2012 - IAS student Edward LaPoint published a Veterans Day op-ed in the Seattle Times: "Keep our veterans from falling into homelessness". Originallly written for Professor Camille Walsh's summer 2012 course, "Hard Times: Protest and Policy in Economic Downturns," the op-ed advocates for increased funding for homelessness services targeted toward veterans and draws attention to several promising grassroots initiatives and organizations.
Joe Milutis publishes essays in Cabinet and Triple Canopy
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis republished his essay "Haunted Mazes" in the 10th Anniversary Book of the journal Cabinet. He also had an essay republishd in a special "Invalid Format" issue of the online journal Triple Canopy. (The "format" of the special issue is "invalid" because it is a traditional book, not an online publication.) Other work by Milutis can be found in the archives of both experimental journals.
Dan Berger hosts prison activist and independent scholar Victoria Law
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger hosted a visit by prison activist and independent scholar Victoria Law on November 7-8. Law is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, winner of the 2009 PASS Award and just published in a revised edition, and co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind, an anthology about parenting and social justice activism. During her visit, Law gave a lecture at UW Seattle, met with faculty and staff at UW Bothell, and spoke in Berger's graduate course on "Prisons, Politics, and Activism."
Bladfold, David Nixon's animated film, debutes at ACT Theater in Seattle
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member David Nixon's animated musical documentary film, Bladfold debuted in November at ACT Theater in Seattle. The film tells the story of Nixon's father's migration from conservative Christian and College Republican to leader of a sect of Japanese Buddhism in the 1970s in Seattle. It screened along with Nixon's earlier film, The Shelf. More information on Nixon and his films can be found in this interview in the Seattle Star.
Deborah Caplow discusses The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe at the IAS Research Colloquium
November 7, 2012 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow presented “The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe: An International Collaboration between Artists and Writers, Mexico City, 1943” at the November meeting of the IAS Research Colloquium. Caplow’s research focuses on the ways that knowledge about World War II, and especially about the Holocaust, was relayed to Mexico, where it was transformed into a book and illustrated with images by politically concerned Mexican artists. Caplow also worked with students in her course on "Mexican Art and Culture" to develop a Dia de los Meurtos installation on campus.
Kristy Leissle publishes "Cosmopolitan cocoa farmers" in the Journal of African Cultural Studies
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle published "Cosmopolitan cocoa farmers: Refashioning Africa in Divine Chocolate advertisements" in the October 2012 issue of the Journal of African Cultural Studies. The article explores how the complex rendering of Ghanaian women farmers in the advertising campaign invites connections among people who grow, sell, and consume luxuries like chocolate, across a visual gulf that is often too vast to bridge. Leissle's interest in chocolate as a commodity is both global and local. She regularly teaches courses on the production and consumption of chocolate, and currently serves as the Education Director for the Northwest Chocolate Festival.
Kari Lerum publishes "Circus" in special Day of the Dead issue of TRIVIA: voices of feminism
November 5, 2012 - IAS facutly member Kari Lerum published an essay, "Circus," in a special Day of the Dead issue of TRIVIA: voices of feminism. The special issue as a whole focuses on the theme of "death" and includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and digital media essays, among other genres of writing and response. "Circus" is a meditation on feminist and activist responses to murder and death at local and global scales.
Colin Danby publishes "Postwar Norm" in Rethinking Marxism
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Colin Danby published "Postwar Norm" in the October 2012 issue of Rethinking Marxism. Danby's essay is part of a special symposium on "Sexuality between State and Class." "Postwar Norm" explores the ways in which the standardization of economic and population data after World War II reproduced heteronormative frameworks for understanding the relations among states, markets, and households, with implications for how we view the "economy" today.
Rebecca Brown's creative work translated into Dutch and Japanese
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has had several of her writings translated into Dutch and Japanese and republished. Two short stories, "Breath" and "Love Poem," appear in the Flemish art magazine Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen (translated by Lies Honneaux). Another story, "Heaven," appears in the paperback edition of Translation Classroom (translated by Motoyuki Shibata).
S. Charusheela hosts Rethinking Marxism conference on “Stranger Economics”
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member S. Charusheela hosted a conference on “Stranger Economics” on November 1-2, 2012. The conference was linked to the journal she edits, Rethinking Marxism, and a graduate course she taught in spring 2012. Speakers at the conference include IAS faculty member Colin Danby and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alumna Shana Hirsch. For more details, click here.
Dan Jacoby moderates panel discussion at Town Hall Seattle on The Making of Global Capitalism
November 1, 2012 - Trick or Treat? From each according to their ability and to each according to their need? IAS faculty member Dan Jacoby moderated a Halloween night Town Hall Seattle discussion, co-presented with Town Hall Center for Civic Life, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, co-authored by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin. The event demonstrates that the spectre previously haunting Europe has moved to Seattle, at least for one Halloween night.
Rebecca Brown delivers gonzo zombie lecture on Halloween
November 1, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown delivered a gonzo lecture, “We Are a Teenage Zombie,” at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery on the UW Seattle campus on Halloween. The lecture was inspired by the 'horror rock' of Roky Erickson, founder of The 13th Floor Elevators and composer of such hits as "I Walked with a Zombie" and "Creature with the Atom Brain", and a dance performance by Alex Martin of Better Biscuit Dance Co.
Amaranth Borsuk speaks at the "Refiguring the Book" symposium - and more...
October 31, 2012 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Reno, NV to speak at the "Refiguring the Book" symposium at the Nevada Museum of Art. She also visited classes at University of Rhode Island, University of New Haven, and the Walnut Hill School of the Arts, where she read from her books Handiwork and Between Page and Screen and led a book-making workshop. Between Page and Screen has received a glowing review in Rain Taxi and Borsuk was featured on the Poetry Foundation's blog. You can read more about her in this interview with UW Bothell’s Husky Herald.
Susan Harewood participates in "Listening for a Wider Narrative" keynote panel at St. Martin's University
October 30, 2012 - IAS faculty member Susan Harewood spoke on a keynote panel, "Listening for a Wider Narrative," at St. Martin's University's Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Her talk was on "Rituals of Listening: Communication Theory and the Wider Narrative." IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein also presented at the symposium on "Holistic Listening and Radical Student-Centeredness."
Sarah Dowling publishes new chapbook, Birds & Bees, through Troll Thread
October 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling has published a new chapbook, Birds & Bees, through the conceptual writing collective Troll Thread. Birds & Bees draws on pop music's sentimentality and repetitivity, using The Temptations' "My Girl" and other hits to ask the age-old question, "Do you love me?" It's available here for purchase or as a free pdf for download.
Rob Turner facilitates workshop on Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rob Turner co-facilitated a half-day workshop on October 17 as part of the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The workshop, Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability for Undergraduate Learners, engaged more than 50 faculty from around the country and globe. Turner's involvement emerges from his long-term commitment to developing sustainability curriculum in IAS, at UW Bothell, and through the Curriculum for the Bioregion project.
David Goldstein publishes book chapter on blended learning
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein published a book chapter on blended learning in Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice. Co-authored with UW Bothell faculty and staff Carol Leppa, Andreas Brockhaus, Rebecca Bliquez, and Ian Porter, the chapter discusses the UW Bothell Hybrid Course Development Institute and its focus on the question of how to generate rich social and cognitive presence in the context of on-line and hybrid learning environments.
Martha Groom mentors conservation students -- and talks coffee
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom served as a mentor and presented a workshop in mid-October at the Student Conference for Conservation Science in New York. The event brings young conservationists from all over the world to present their work and get feedback on their careers from established scientists. Closer to home, she gave a talk on "Coffee conservation: supporting bird-friendly coffee cultivation practices" at the Seattle Audubon Society on October 18 at REI. Groom is also part of a UW faculty group hosting 15 Indonesian Senior Scholars on a Fulbright - DIKTI recharging program.
Ted Hiebert publishes "The Speed of Broken Light" in Performance Research
October 12, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published a new article, "The Speed of Broken Light: A meditation on duration and performance," in the journal Performance Research. The article is, in Hiebert's words, "a meditation on the meaning of duration in a world where the speed of light has been called into question, and consequently the boundary between questions of performance, representation and duration has begun to blur."
Dan Berger contributes to new book on racism and militarism in the twenty-first century
October 11, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger contributed two interviews and one article to the new book We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America. The interviews are with two longtime civil rights organizers: Bob Brown, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party; and José López, director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago. The article is a reprint of his 2009 publication, “Rescuing Civil Rights from Black Power: Collective Memory and Saving the State in 21st Century Prosecutions of 1960s Era Cases.” Berger also published an recent op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer challenging Pennsylvania to keep up with national standards by halting prison expansion.
Karam Dana's research cited in article on Muslim voters and the 2012 U.S. election
October 11, 2012 - The scholarship of IAS faculty member Karam Dana often appears in national discussions of race, religion, and U.S. politics. His co-authored research with Matt Barreto is the focus of the published article "Muslim Voters: Ignored or Divided". Drawing on the findings of their Muslim and American Public Opinion Survey, Dana and Barreto suggest that Muslims tended to register and vote Republican, at least until 9/11. After 9/11, party affiliations and political alliances shifted in response, as Dana puts it, to "a wide variety of different policies they felt targeted them specifically.”
Carrie Bodle performs at Surrey Art Gallery symposium on Sound Thinking
October 11, 2012 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle performed at the Surrey Art Gallery, outside of Vancouver, B.C., on October 21 at a symposium: Sound Thinking. The symposium -- "Snap, Crackle, Hum: Electromagnetism, Electricity and Audio Art" -- was a series of presentations and performances by artists, audio-art specialists, and technologists that investigate the complex relationships between sound, electromagnetism, technology, nature and culture, and how electromagnetic technologies are reshaping human subjectivity and the social world. Bodle's performance was Sonification / Listening Up.
Six IAS students named as Civic Fellows for 2012-2013
October 10, 2012 - Six IAS students have been named as UW Bothell Civic Fellows for 2012-13. The fellowship enables students to serve as peer leaders and organizers of research, service, and educational projects that focus on community engagement and social justice action. Each fellow takes on a specific project: Marlene Manzo, Community Schools Liaison Civic Fellow; Jessica Manfredi, Poverty Research & Action Civic Fellow; Aaron Huston, Sustainability Research & Earth Day Civic Fellow; Ajay Pellegrini, Community & Campus Service Narrative Civic Fellow; Ronnie Thibault, DisAbility Awareness Civic Fellow; Caitlin Langmead, Service & Community Engagement Civic Fellow.
Jeanne Heuving publishes Interview with Nathaniel Mackey
October 10, 2012 – IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving published an interview with Nathaniel Mackey in the summer 2012 issue of Contemporary Literature. Mackey’s work is defined by his commitment to serial composition and improvisatory modes, drawing inspiration from jazz and world music. He is a National Book Award winner and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Amaranth Borsuk's Between Page and Screen garners positive reviews
October 3, 2012 - Created in collaboration with computer programmer Brad Bouse and published in April 2012 by Siglio Press, IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk's experimental "technotext" Between Page and Screen has been garnering positive reviews. An epistolary encounter between two characters -- P(age) and S(creen) -- the "digital pop-up book" raises questions about the stability of literary texts in a digital age and the (false) distinction between disembodied writing and embodied performance. The first edition is nearly sold out, with a second on its way. Read more here.
IAS students participate in 2012 DC Human Rights Seminar
October 2, 2012 - Nearly 20 IAS students spent the week of September 7-15 in Washington D.C. as part of IAS’s Seminar on Human Rights. Launched in 1991 as a signature initiative in IAS, the seminar runs annually, providing an immersive experience that allows students to interact with a wide array of political leaders and policy organizations. Read more about this year’s trip in this article in the Husky Herald.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren delivers keynote address on global academic leadership
October 1, 2012 - Drawing on his experience as UW Bothell Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning, IAS faculty member Gray Kochhar-Lindgren delivered a Skype keynote address to the National Seminar on Academic Leadership, organized by the Centre for Education beyond Curriculum at Christ University in Bangalore, India.
Convergence on Poetics Launches MFA
October 1, 2012 - IAS launched its new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics with a rousing national conference, Convergence on Poetics, September 27-30. Nearly 200 local and international conference participants, including IAS faculty members Jeanne Heuving, Amaranth Borsuk, Rebecca Brown, Sarah Dowling, Ted Hiebert, and Joe Milutis, explored current understandings and practices of poetics within writing communities and the academy. The conference included poetry readings, artist talks, keynote panels, performances, and short “postings on poetics.” The Convergence is an annual public event integrated into the curriculum of the MFA, so don’t miss it next year.
Bruce Burgett and Susan Jeffords contribute to new report on “Making a Case for the Humanities”
September 28, 2012 - IAS Director Bruce Burgett and UW Bothell Vice Chancellor Susan Jeffords contributed to a new report published by the Big 10 Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) on “Making a Case for the Humanities: Advocacy and Audience.” The report emerged from a 2012 Modern Language Association plenary session organized by Teresa Mangum of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Other contributors to the report are Barbara McFadden Allen (Director of the CIC), Esther Mackintosh (President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils), and Scott Jaschik (reporter for Inside Higher Ed.).
Rebecca Brown chosen for Moment Magnitude exhibit at the Frye Art Museum
September 27, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has been chosen to take part in the Mw (Moment Magnitude) exhibit at the Frye Art Museum. Mw is an ambitious cross-platform project of visual art, performance, production, rehearsal, specially commissioned artworks, music, dance, literary events, design, and arts engagement programs showcasing exceptional artistic practice in Seattle. It will be on view from October 13, 2012 to January 20, 2013.
Dan Jacoby Participates in Think Tank on Apprenticeship and Labor
September 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Jacoby participated this month in an invitational think tank at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design at the University of North Carolina Asheville intended to support the creation of new apprenticeship models among master craftsmen. Jacoby's expertise in this area emerges from research conducted for his book, Laboring for Freedom, and his current scholarship on labor politics and educational policy.
Ted Hiebert Opens Three New Exhibitions
September 24, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert has been busy this month, opening three new exhibitions of his work. "Hunting Orange Rabbits" at Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle, WA runs until September 29. "Between Magnets" at Noxious Sector Projects, Seattle, WA runs until September 30. "Electroprojections," a project of the Noxious Sector Arts Collective, includes Hiebert's work in a group show curated by Cara-Ann Simpson at G3 Artspace in Kingston, Australia.
Karam Dana Speaks on KIRO 97.3
September 18, 2012 - An expert in Middle East politics, IAS faculty member Karam Dana has been busy responding to media requests for help in understanding the recent wave of protests and riots in the region. On KIRO 97.3, he discussed the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens in Lybia. Click here to listen to the interview, (beginning at the 10 minute, 25 second mark).
Rebecca Brown Interviews Paul Auster
September 18, 2012 - Rebecca Brown and Paul Auster in Conversation: Winter Journal. Thursday, September 20, 2012; 7:30-9:30 pm. Seattle Town Hall, Great Hall (enter on 8th Ave); Tickets are $5.
Thirty years after his moving meditation on fatherhood, Auster has written a second unconventional memoir, about his mother's life and death. Facing his 63rd winter, the bestselling novelist bookends The Invention of Solitude with the new Winter Journal, a highly personal history of time, language, memory, and his body and its sensations-both pleasurable and painful. "That is where the story begins, in your body," writes Auster; "and everything will end in the body as well." Author Rebecca Brown, herself eloquent in that notion, in memoir and other relevant themes, interviews Auster after a short reading. Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts and Culture series, with Elliott Bay Book Company.
Rebecca Brown is a Senior Artist-In-Residence in IAS. She will interview Paul Auster on stage at the Town Hall after he reads from his new book. More information is available online.
Nives Dolšak Kicks Off IAS Research Colloquium
September 18, 2012 - Join us for the start of the 2012-13 School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium.
"The Role of Civil Society in Environmental Policy" with Nives Dolšak
Tuesday, October 2, 4:00 - 5:30pm
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)
My talk examines ratification of the Kyoto Protocol across 26 transitional economies of Europe and Eurasia for the period of 1998-2009; the period between the Kyoto Protocol and the 2009 Copenhagen meeting. The dependent variable measures whether or not the country has ratified the Kyoto Protocol in a given year. The key variable of interest is the strength of domestic nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). To account for the nascent stage of the NGO sector, I measure NGO strength as a ''stock'' and as a ''flow'' variable. Using an event-history model, I examine the impact of the NGO strength while controlling for other domestic-based and international drivers of treaty ratification. All time variant independent variables are lagged by a year. My analysis suggests that the stock of domestic NGO strength is a significant predictor of the timing of ratification. Further, EU accession pressures, ratification levels in contiguous countries, and domestic economic cycle impact the timing of ratification of the treaty.
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Ted Hiebert Publishes In Praise of Nonsense
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published his first book, In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty, and Postmodern Identity, with McGill-Queens University Press this fall. The book explores the possibilities and parameters of a postmodern imagination freed from the philosophic responsibilities of fiction, fact, and replication of lived experience.
Georgia Roberts Publishes Collaborative Futures
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Georgia Roberts co-edited a collection of essays published by Syracuse University Press this fall, Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publically Active Graduate Education. The essays, including one by IAS faculty member Ron Krabill, place graduate education and the experience of graduate students at the center of national debates about (re)connecting institutions of higher education to their local communities and global environments. To learn more, click here.
Alka Kurian Publishes Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas with Routledge Press this summer. The book explores how women-centered South Asian films become acts of political engagement and sites of feminist struggle. Films discussed include Shyam Benegal’s Nishaant, Nandita Das’ Firaaq, Beate Arnestad’s My Daughter the Terrorist, and Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane. To learn more, click here.