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Dr. Brinda Sarathy, new IAS dean at UW Bothell

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Dr. Brinda Sarathy, professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, will succeed Dr. Bruce Burgett as dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.

The University selected Sarathy in a national search that began last year. She will begin her job as dean and professor on July 1. Burgett, the inaugural dean of IAS, is returning to the faculty after 14 years of administrative service.

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David Goldstein chairs Multiethnic Pedagogies panel

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IAS faculty member David Goldstein served as chair and respondent for a panel, “Multiethnic Pedagogies,” at a virtual conference of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) in which ...

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My Story: Call me Dr., not Julie

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne asks students to address her as Dr. instead of professor to acknowledge her Ph.D. and to respect the academic achievements of women and marginalized faculty. In “My Story: Call me Dr., not Julie,” Shayne discusses how the WSJ op-ed addressing First Lady Dr. Jill Biden as "kiddo" impacted her and why the piece is a display of structural misogyny.

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Practicing social justice with Snohomish County

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Students in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program gained practical experience in a winter quarter partnership with Snohomish County’s new Office of Social Justice. As part of IAS faculty member Charlie Collin’s Practicum for Policy Studies course, the students worked on three projects: an assessment of marginalized communities; a comparison of strategies with other governments; and a survey of diversity, equity and inclusion among county employees.

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Melanie Malone teaches "Abolition Geography"

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone, along with colleagues Megan Ybarra (UW Seattle), JM Wong (Free Them All), and Edd Hampton (Blaq Elephant Party), taught a special winter microseminar entitled "Abolition Geography" with community partners, UW graduate students, and Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore. The microseminar culminated in a ...

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