IAS News

Essay Press/UW Bothell MFA Book Contest Announces Winners

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Essay Press and the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Poetics are excited to announce the 2019 winners of their collaborative book contest: Poem That Never Ends by Silvina López Medin and Groundswell by Yanara Friedland!! Essay Press will publish both books in the coming year, and the authors will be invited to read for the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics Convergence Zone reading series. IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen collaborated with Jill Magi in judging this contest. Learn more about the contest winners, their books and the finalists at the Essay Press website. ...

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Becca Price and colleagues present at the 2020 UW Teaching & Learning Symposium—an event held online this year

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her colleagues presented a video presentation about their work in STEP-UP—Science Teaching Experience Program for Upcoming Ph.D.s. This program helps Ph.D. students at UW in science fields learn how to teach, and it mentors them during their first teaching experience. Our program uses Design Based Research to identify the most successful components of ...

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Christian Anderson publishes Urbanism without Guarantees

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IAS faculty member Christian Anderson has published Urbanism without Guarantees: The Everyday Life of a Gentrifying West Side Neighborhood with the University of Minnesota Press. Based on extensive ethnographic work among residents from a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of New York City, the book lays out an unconventional way of understanding how everyday life is intimately connected to some of the most consequential economic and cultural dynamics shaping urban space today. ...

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Coronavirus can’t stop debate team

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If things had gone as planned, the University of Washington Bothell Speech and Debate Team would have spent the last weekend in March at a national competition in San Diego. Instead, IAS faculty member Denise Vaughan, the team coach, and Jim Hanson, the debate team coach at Seattle University, organized the Online IPDA Championships.

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Dan Berger awarded grant to study labor movement origins of affirmative action

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger was awarded a Faculty Labor Research Grant by the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies to study the labor movement origins of the fight for affirmative action in the 1960s and 1970s. In particular, he is looking at how working class Black organizers sought affirmative action across three interrelated domains: the university, labor unions, and ...

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