July 2019

Laura Halpin credits interdisciplinary education for her success as international policy consultant

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IAS Early Grad Laura Halpin (’93) enrolled at UW Bothell with set her sights on an international career.  Today she draws heavily from her Liberal Studies foundation to address complex social policy issues as a development consultant and lecturer to European institutions. “No matter which courses I took,” she recalls, “we were always discussing across disciplines ways in which to achieve social justice and effect ethical change. I’ve built it in to everything I do to this day.” 

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Cultural Studies Graduate Student Berette Macaulay Recognized for Research on Embodied Memory & Identity in Black Diaspora

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Multidisciplinary artist, writer, and Cultural Studies graduate student Berette Macaulay has received a number of honors recognizing her scholarship recently. She was selected to present her capstone research titled “Embodied Witness” at the Tilting Axis conference on “Beyond Trend: Decolonisation and Art Criticism.” The conference was held at the Memorial ACTe Museum in Guadeloupe in June 2019.  Her participation was supported by travel grants from the School of IAS and the Graduate School. Macaulay also ...

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Dan Berger on the critical, overlooked history of WA's prison abolition movement

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In Crosscut, IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an op-ed about the history of prison abolitionist organizing in Washington state. Berger highlighted the state's role as a national leader in thinking about prison policy, prison reform, and alternatives to prison. The article focuses on efforts by incarcerated people, including the prisoner newspapers archived in the Washington Prison History Project, as well as ...

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Amaranth Borsuk interviewed on the Copyright Clearance Center's Beyond the Book podcast

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk gave a short interview on the Beyond the Book podcast this week. She and host Chris Kenneally discussed the book as both an interface and material container, touching on its changing form and its future. Listen here.

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Alan Wood takes history into the future

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IAS professor emeritus and UW Bothell founding faculty member Alan Wood is turning two of his classes, Problems in World History to 1500 and Problems in World History after 1500, into fully online courses. After nearly 30 years of lecturing in classrooms, Wood is embracing new technologies because he “feels a sense of urgency” to bring these topics to students. “As a species, humans are now facing challenges that for the first time are fully global in their scale and scope,” he said.

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