May 2020

Barbara Noah in "Volcano!" exhibit at the Portland Art Museum

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IAS faculty member Barbara Noah is included in the "Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art" exhibit at the Portland Art Museum (PAM), in honor of the 40th anniversary of the eruption. The virtual exhibition can be viewed online, and is featured on the PAM Instagram account. The recording ...

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Jennifer Atkinson launches "Facing It" podcast on the emotional burden of climate change

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson launched Facing It, a new podcast exploring the emotional burden of climate change. The project is a collaboration between Atkinson, who is the writer and host, and London-based composer and sound artist Roberto DavidRusconi. In her pilot episode, Atkinson explains the podcast theme ...

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Jed Murr receives Fulbright US Scholar award to Slovenia

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IAS faculty member Jed Murr has received a Fulbright US Scholar award to Slovenia, where he will work with students, educators, and cultural workers in two major institutions to explore the possibilities and problems that emerge when performing the transnational work of American Studies, Black Studies, and Ethnic Studies in classrooms and arts spaces outside of the US university.  ...

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Stephanie Chavez joins board of Latino/a Bar Association of Washington

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IAS Alum Stephanie Chavez (’14) has always been driven by her passion for law and helping underrepresented communities. A natural extension of this commitment is her recent appointment to the board of the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) as Director of Legal Clinics. The purpose of the LBAW to represent the concerns and goals of Latino attorneys and the Latino people of the State of Washington. Chavez has worked for ...

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Alumnus of the year: David Ryder

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Seattle photographer and filmmaker David Ryder, who received a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) in 2011, has been recognized with a 2020 University of Washington Bothell Alumnus of the Year Award. In the highly competitive realm of freelance photojournalism, Ryder’s skill and hard work over the last 15-plus years also has earned him recognition and commercial success with an impressive list of media outlets.

Ryder credits his success, in part, to MACS, which gave him space to “think about what I was doing and reflect on doing it in a more meaningful and ethical way, thinking about all the different ways power intersects with journalism, photography and using someone’s image.” 

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