IAS News

Jung Lee nominated for Distinguished Staff Award

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Jung Lee, Policy Studies alum and currently IAS's Assistant Director of Academic Services has been selected as one of the 2020 nominees for the University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award. The Distinguished Staff Award honors outstanding University of Washington staff and teams...

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Katherine Shaw blends laughter and feminism at The Syndrome Mag

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Katherine Shaw has always appreciated comedy, and she has recently embraced the title "funny woman." In fact, humor was a much needed relief during her 4+ years working in community health care. Clinic life was extremely stressful, requiring her to respond to life-threatening situations on a daily basis. “Seeing the humorous side of things has always been my form of medication” she says, but the stress took a toll on her personal health. “It's kind of funny - all my years of studying trauma and yet there I was, being traumatized by my career without realizing it,” she says. Eventually, Shaw found her exit and opened a ...

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My Story: An Artist Around the World

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Last spring Cultural Studies alum Mateó B. Ochoa (’19) was awarded the prestigious Bonderman Travel Fellowship, a rare opportunity to travel the world independently. Over the next eight months, Ochoa will visit Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Rwanda, South Korea and Ghana ...

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Colin Davis publishes their first book on gender, sexuality, and spirituality

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Recent alum Colin Davis (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, '17) has published their first book Outside the Charmed Circle (Llewellyn, January 2020) under their nom de plume Misha Magdalene. The book draws on Davis' academic work in the IAS program to explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, queer theory, and spirituality. Outside the Charmed Circle engages with LGBTQIA+ readers and allies, offering ...

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Seattle Human Rights Day features student research and Abigail Echo-Hawk

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For several years, students of the Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar have participated in Seattle Human Rights Day by presenting their human rights research at the pre-program reception. The 2019 event was particularly special, as Abigail Echo-Hawk, both an IAS and D.C. Seminar alum, was a featured speaker in the main program, “Amplifying Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples’ Voices.”

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