June 2017

MFA student Nicole McCarthy's project "Chatter" to appear in the 2018 Best American Experimental Writing Anthology

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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics student Nicole McCarthy's project "Chatter" (see images below) will appear in the 2018 Best American Experimental Writing Anthology from Wesleyan Press. McCarthy reflects on her works inclusion in the anthology:

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Jed Murr presents “Whiteness: Seven Frames” and also receives early-career faculty fellowship

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IAS faculty member Jed Murr presented a multi-media presentation entitled “Whiteness: Seven Frames” as part of INTERRUPTING WHITENESS, a PechaKucha Night at the Seattle Public Library and on KUOW. The event, featuring Robin DiAngelo, Shelby Handler, Ijeoma Oluo, and other cultural workers and organizers, focused on the necessity for white people to work “with communities of color, to center people of color and be supportive of collective work to end racism and create a deeper collective humanity.” Murr’s talk emphasized ...

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Naomi Bragin and Jade Power-Sotomayor to host “Improvisational Crossings: Social Dance as Interdisciplinary Intervention”

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IAS faculty members Naomi Bragin and Jade Power-Sotomayor, together with Juliet McMains (UW Seattle) have been awarded funding from the Simpson Center to host a public two-day colloquium, “Improvisational Crossings: Social Dance as Interdisciplinary Intervention.” This colloquium will bring together six dance scholar/practitioners from differing disciplinary backgrounds for two days of lectures, workshops, and dialogue that address border crossings through the lens of improvisational social dance. Collectively they will ask ...

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Stephen Ssemaala to receive UW Bothell's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

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IAS is proud to recognize alum Stephen Ssemaala (’03, Global Studies), who will receive UW Bothell's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award at Commencement on June 13.  Ssemaala, a political refugee from Uganda, is a  lawyer and philanthropist who started a foundation to improve schools in Uganda. ...

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micha cárdenas speaks on "Border as Algorithm"

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IAS faculty member micha cárdenas spoke in the opening plenary of the International Communication Association's 67th annual conference in San Diego. The conference theme was Interventions: Communication Research and Practice. The opening plenary was titled Border Interventions: The Interstices of Geopolitics, Identity and Violence and her talk title was "Border as Algorithm." ...

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