Jeanne Heuving receives UW Bothell Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award


IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving is the recipient of the fourth annual UW Bothell Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award (DRSCA). The DRSCA is presented each year to a UW Bothell faculty member in recognition of scholarly or creative achievement that exemplifies the standards of excellence that are required by the research intensive education environment of UW Bothell.

Heuving, one of UW Bothell’s Founding Faculty members, teaches widely in IAS undergraduate majors, and led the effort to create the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program, which she currently directs.

Chancellor Yeigh’s announcement of the award notes:

Dr. Heuving, who joined the faculty at UW Bothell in 1990, has made significant contributions to her field through publishing books, essays, articles, and poems. Her 2016 book, The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics, has gained much attention from critics and scholars. One of her nominators refers to it as “a ground-breaking work that challenges the theoretical division of sex and love, desire and love that has been formative for work in the humanities and social sciences throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century.” Other achievements include her sold-out cross genre book from 2004, Incapacity, which received Book of the Year Award from Small Press Traffic, an award from the National Endowment of the Humanities, and her Research and Teaching Grant from the Fulbright Foundation at Goteborg University in Sweden. 

Dr. Heuving has made a demonstrable impact on local, national, and global communities. She has received national and international invitations over the years to share her work through lectures, responses, and roundtables. After her most recent book appeared, she presented she presented at the Poetics and Critics Symposium at the University of Paris, Simon Fraser University, and St. Marks Poetry Project in New York. She has also been interviewed by Paul Nelson of SPLAB and Leonard Schwartz of Cross Cultural Poetics.

Congratulations Jeanne!