IAS News

Khairat Salum and Maisha Manson on Black Panther: Representation, gender and decolonization

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Last week Black Panther received six Oscar nominations, challenging the norms of a traditional superhero film. As Cultural Studies graduate students, Maisha Manson and Khairat Salum spoke with the UW Graduate School last year about why this groundbreaking film has resonated with black audiences ...

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Students learn about transforming activist learning into social justice careers

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On January 23, UW Bothell hosted the event “Transform Activist Learning Into A Social Justice Career,” a panel discussion, networking event, and resource fair. Co-sponsored by Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS), the Diversity Center, and Career Services, this gathering featured the voices of four professionals working in the social justice arena, three of whom are UW Bothell alumni, who discussed how they’ve translated their values and skills into meaningful careers.

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Kristin Gustafson and Hannah Horiatis featured in UW Bothell News

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson's Introduction to Journalism course was covered in a feature on UW Bothell's News site. The article, which also features alum Hannah Horiatis ('18, Media & Communication Studies), begins:

"When University of Washington Bothell students learn journalism through community newspapers, they also learn about the ethnic and geographic communities served by the papers," said Kristin Gustafson ...

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Kat Sweet is changing the world through bikes

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Kat Sweet enrolled at UW Bothell with 20 years of experience as a mountain bike competitor and coach.  After earning her degree in Society, Ethics & Human Behavior in 2011, Sweet started her own mountain bike coaching business — Sweetlines — with an interactive, interdisciplinary approach she’s still using. “To have a school where everything is interactive, where you had an interdisciplinary look at every topic, has absolutely helped my business be something greater than just about bikes,” Sweet said. Read how ...

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David Gordon makes the case for fare-free transit

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IAS alum David Gordon is a policy analyst at Nickerson & Associates, a consulting firm in downtown Seattle, focusing on transportation issues. Currently, Gordon is working on a proposal with Dr. Peter Nickerson advocating for fare-free transit across King County with the ultimate goal of getting an initiative on the 2019 ballot. In December, Gordon made the case for free transit as ...

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