September 2018

Minda Martin premieres new documentary, Ramps to Nowhere, at Northwest Film Forum

Minda Martin

IAS faculty member Minda Martin’s new documentary film, Ramps to Nowhere, premiered at the Northwest Film Forum on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The film’s description reads: "In 1960, Seattle began undergoing a seismic change. The construction of I-5 ruthlessly bifurcated the city, rupturing the buildings and social fabric of what is now known as the International District. The same year..."

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Julie Shayne blogs about having “senior” status without tenure in academia

Julie Shayne

Julie Shayne, faculty coordinator of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies wrote her third blog piece for Conditionally Accepted about what it means to be considered senior faculty while on the lecturer track. In it she argues that while senior in rank within IAS there are still stark material, cultural, and structural differences that subordinate even senior lecturers to junior faculty on the tenure track. In the piece, she was asked to offer recommendations that other universities might take up to rectify the inequities. She ...

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Catalina Alvarez-Villanueva directs college access program in the Yakima Valley

Catalina Alvarez-Villanueva

Alum Catalina “Catti” Alvarez-Villanueva is Director of Upward Bound at Yakima Valley College, a program that provides fundamental support to low-income and first-generation high school students with the goal of entering college.  Alvarez-Villanueva knows this journey well, as someone who struggled to stay in school and finish her education while raising a young son. A vow to her father and the support of Husky Promise helped Alvarez-Villanueva realize her dream of a bachelor’s in Society Ethics & Human Behavior (’13) and later, a master’s in Education (’15) from UW Bothell.  Now Alvarez-Villanueva is helping ...

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Suzanne Cohen directs Expand Upon: Incarceration

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Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Suzanne Cohen (’15), Managing Artistic Director of Mirror Stage, presents Expand Upon: Incarceration, featuring David Drummond, Rick Dupree, Adria LaMorticella, Pablo Lopez, Corey Spruill, and Benjamin Symons. Additionally, IAS faculty member Dan Berger will deliver pre-show lectures on the History of Mass Incarceration in the United States on ...

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Ted Hiebert publishes “Efforts of Ambiugity”

Ted Hiebert

IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published “Efforts of Ambiugity” in the edited collection, Something Other than Lifedeath—Catalyst: S.D. Chrostowska (edited by David Cecchetto for the Catalyst Book Series at Noxious Sector Press). The essay is a meditation on relational metaepistemology, creativity, and the performance of ambiguity.

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