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Phoenix Horn earns Husky 100 recognition connecting policy research and social change

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As a current student in UW Bothell’s Master of Arts in Policy Studies program, Phoenix Horn (Law, Economics & Public Policy, 2020) examines systemic racism, gender inequality and transphobia, in the interest of making the world more equitable. His current research project looks into how antiracism is practiced in Western Washington’s K-12 classrooms. Keith Nitta, faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, notes that Horn’s hopes and ambitions are about social and political change, and that this makes him a great match with Policy Studies program values and curriculum. “Phoenix is committed to the public good above all else,” says Nitta.

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Amadanyo Oguara publishes Danku of Nembe Kingdom

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Amadanyo Oguara has published his third book, Danku of Nembe Kingdom. Oguara is an alum of the M.A. in Cultural Studies program and published his first two booksFisherman’s Son and Asanda of Agirisaba, in 2020. Danku of Nembe Kingdom narrates a ...

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Ching-In Chen and Scott Bentley's work included in Endangered Species Coalition exhibition

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen and MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Scott Bentley’s work has been included in the Submergence: Going Below the Surface with Orca and Salmon Exhibition, an innovative, multi-media ...

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Denise Calvetti Michaels publishes The Things Downriver

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MFA alum Denise Calvetti Michaels' newest book, The Things Downriver (Cave Moon Press, 2020), is comprised of lyric passages focused on interludes of summer on the farm in Salinas, California, home of her paternal grandparents, Agostina & Ercole Bianco.   

“During this period of childhood, my brother and I explored the boundaries of the farm and steeped ourselves within diverse cultural exchanges among neighbors, family and friends,” said Michaels.

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Nicole McCarthy’s book to be published by Heavy Feather Review

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Alum Nicole McCarthy’s first book is set to be published in 2022 by Heavy Feather Review. The book is an expansion of McCarthy’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics thesis, “Manor of Memory,” which she completed in 2017. “It wouldn't have been the book it is now without my thesis advisor, Renee Gladman, a visiting writer in our MFA program who graciously agreed to work with me,” said McCarthy.

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