July 2016

Amaranth Borsuk exhibits student work in Discovery Hall

Visitors to Discovery Hall this summer can see chapbooks created by students in IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk's Spring 2016 "Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts workshop: Chapbooks and Artists' Books." The class asks what poets might learn from book artists about placing form and content in dialogue. Students learn a new binding each week, read a contemporary chapbook, and create one of their own. As a culmination to the quarter, each participant creates an editioned work to trade with their peers, and the class collaborates on a chapbook consisting of their strongest writing from the quarter.

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Julie Shayne presents at the International Sociological Association’s (ISA) Forum on Sociology conference in Vienna, Austria

IAS faculty member Julie Shayne presented at this year’s International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum on Sociology in two different sessions. First, her book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (SUNY; 2014 & 2015) was featured at an author-meets-critics session with a handful of other sociologists who conduct transnational feminist research. Additionally, Shayne ...

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Gracelynn Scott Campaigns for KPLU

Alum Gracelynn Scott (’15, Media & Communication Studies) describes the last nine months as “nothing short of a roller coaster ride.”  Flash back to November 12, 2015, Gracelynn was six weeks into her new role as Member Relations Coordinator at KPLU when she learned that the radio station was being sold, and she’d need to look for a new job.  Employees were devastated, but in December they were told if they raised $7 million by June 30, they could submit a competing bid to buy the station themselves. This announcement lit a fire, unleashing a windfall of community support.  By the end of May ...

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Alums Partner with UW Bothell Faculty on Grad and Undergrad Community-Engaged Learning

IAS alums Mike Irons ('13, Policy Studies) and Nora Karena ('14, Cultural Studies) have been recognized for their facilitation of community-based and applied learning opportunities for UW Bothell graduate and undergraduate students respectively.  Irons, who is Snohomish Superior Court Juvenile Court Program Manager, has engaged Policy Studies students as interns in various programs...

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Dan Berger on KING5 #StandUnited

IAS faculty member Dan Berger appeared on the KING5 “#StandUnited” roundtable on July 9 to discuss police violence and Black Lives Matter in the wake of recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the deaths of five police officers in Dallas. The hour-long roundtable, which aired live, featured local activists, religious leaders, scholars, and police officers. Berger joined ...

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