Bill Seaburg retires after two decades in IAS
December 31, 2012 - IAS faculty member Bill Seaburg retired at the end of Autumn quarter after nearly two decades of research, teaching, and service at UW Bothell. Seaburg is an anthropologist who specializes in Northwest Indian languages, cultures, and oral traditions. He has published many books and articles, including Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales; Coquille Thompson, Athabaskan Witness: A Cultural Biography, The Nehalem Tillamook: An Ethnography, and Pitch Woman and Other Stories: The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian. He won the campus’s Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award in 2006. Seaburg will stay connected to IAS as an Emeritus Professor. Many thanks to Bill for his years of commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, dedication to students, and collegiality.
December 21, 2012 - Six IAS faculty members won research and collaboration grants from the Simpson Center for the Humanities in its fall funding round. In 2013-14, Susan Harewood will join the Center’s Society of Scholars to support her work on “Soca Vibes: Learning to Perform the Nation.” Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung will work together in a Collaboration Studio on “Re-mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities,” while Gwen Ottinger will lead another on “Climate Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Wind Energy.” Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling will collaborate with UW Seattle colleagues to create a Symposium on “Affect and Audience in the Digital Age.”
Steve Collins passes the Professional Engineering exam in Washington State
December 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Steve Collins passed the Professional Engineering exam in Chemical Engineering. This exam is the last step in a process spanning many years. Passage allows individuals to practice as professionally licensed engineers in the State of Washington. This feat is impressive for anyone, but particular for someone who also holds a PhD in Government and Foreign Affairs. Congratulations, Steve.
Ted Hiebert participates in three Seattle art exhibitions in January and February
December 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert will be exhibiting his art work or curating the work of others at three Seattle venues this January and February. "Hybrids and Other Strange Amalgamations" is a group exhibition curated by Barbara Shaiman at the Seattle Art Museum (January 10-February 9). "Peak Shift" is an exhibit at the Shift Collaborative Studio (January 3-February 2). "Second Front Ends the World" is a Noxious Sector Project (January 3-February 2). Don't miss these opportunities to check out Hiebert's work.
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren speaks and performs in Tennessee and Hong Kong
December 21, 2012 - This past fall, IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren spoke and performed in Tennessee and Hong Kong. She was a Minority Guest Artist-in-Residence at the Dance and Theatre Department at Middle Tennessee State University, where she gave talks, performed, and facilitated dance and theatre workshops on diversity, autobiography, and performance. In Hong Kong, she participated in a ten day research laboratory on haptic interfaces. Future Windows: Home/Land, a dance/installation developed in collaboration with five Hong Kong artists, premiered at the Haptic InterFace Exhibit at Koo Ming Kwon Exhibition Gallery, in Hong Kong from November 21-Dec. 16. She also gave an invited talk on “Haptic Play: Materials, Bodies, and Architectures in Dance and Design” at the International Conference on Research Creativity: Praxis conference in Hong Kong.
Becca Price wins Inquiry-Based Instruction Prize from Science
December 20, 2012 - IAS faculty member Becca Price is the winner of the Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the journal Science. Her essay, "How We Got Here: An Inquiry-Based Activity About Human Evolution," focuses on the study human evolution. The prize encourages innovation and excellence by recognizing “outstanding, inquiry-based science education modules.”
Amaranth Borsuk maps the future of the book in Mexico City and Chicago
December 20, 2012 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk spoke on the future of the book at the Feria Internacional Del Libro Infantil y Juvenil in Mexico City, an annual children's and young adult book fair. She also received a grant from Chicago's Center for Book and Paper Arts, together with collaborators Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher. The funding will enable the team to create an interactive iPad app for Borsuk and Durbin's generative poetry book Abra, which will be issued simultaneously as a limited-edition artist's book by the CBPA.
Dan Berger publishes interview with David Gilbert on Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and mass incarceration
December 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an interview with David Gilbert in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture. Gilbert was a founding member of the Columbia University chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and later a member of the Weather Underground; he is currently in prison in New York state, where he started the first peer-education program on AIDS in prison and has continued to be an antiracist activist and author.
Gwen Ottinger joins the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
December 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger was named as an affiliate of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University (CSPO). The CSPO is an intellectual and institutional network focused on enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society's pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The network helps decision makers and institutions grapple with the power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future. Ottinger brings to the CSPO her expertise in environmental health, policy, and justice.
IAS students paint murals in Arts, Politics, and Social Change
December 7, 2012 - Students in IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow's BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change spent autumn quarter studying the history of public and mural art, then created eight murals that are displayed on one of the construction fences on campus. The murals join four others created this past summer in Caplow's BCUSP 191 Introduction to Public Art.
Gwen Ottinger speaks about science, innovation, and science fiction on the "Perpetual Notion Machine"
December 7, 2012 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger was interviewed in November on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Perpetual Notion Machine." She discussed her participation in “To Think, To Write, To Publish,” a National Science Foundation-sponsored project bringing together the next generation of communicators and early career scholars to write creative nonfiction pieces about science and innovation policy.
Susan Harewood presents two papers as the 2012 National Communication Association convention
December 4, 2012 - IAS faculty member Susan Harewood presented two papers at the 2012 National Communication Association convention in Orlando Florida. The presentations -- “Media and the Project of Freedom in the Caribbean” and “Uses of the Tropical: The Zumba Craze and its Calypso Progenitor” -- showcased Harewood's research by examining the ways in which the Anglo Caribbean and its cultural practices have been positioned within the international political economy, both historically and in the present.
IAS faculty members participate in 2012-2013 Research Interest Groups
December 3, 2012 - During the 2012-13 academic year, 24 IAS faculty members are participating in 10 different Research Interest Groups (RIGs) on topics ranging from “Critical Legal and Prison Studies” to “Climate Change: Hybrid Epistemologies and Interdisciplinary Approaches” to “Social and Racial Inequalities in Health”. RIGs are small clusters of UW faculty and staff members who work on a specific research topic or field of inquiry for a year or more. Outcomes may include scholarly publications, grants, conferences, and new graduate or undergraduate curricula, among many other possibilities. For more information about RIGs, click here.
Bruce Burgett speaks on public scholarship, community engagement, and diversity
December 3, 2012 - IAS director and faculty member Bruce Burgett spoke on a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Studies Association conference on “Access to What?: A Roundtable on Public Scholarship, Community Engagement, and Diversity.” Along with colleagues from the University of Michigan (UM) and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), Burgett discussed strategies for developing transformative graduate and undergraduate curricula that can respond to the needs, knowledges, and capacities of increasingly diverse student bodies, staffs, and faculties. Burgett highlighted UW’s Certificate in Public Scholarship, while other speakers focused on UM’s Arts of Citizenship and UWM’s Cultures and Communities initiatives. Burgett also participated in the Advisory Board meeting of American Quarterly, the flagship journal in the field.
Dan Berger speaks about Puerto Rico, social movements, and prisons
December 3, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger has given several recent talks about his research. Berger moderated a roundtable at the 2012 American Studies Association conference about Puerto Rican political prisoners and co-organized another panel about the island's political history. Both sessions featured academics, legal experts, and activists. Berger also spoke about his book The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism to the NY Metropolitan American Studies Association at Hunter College. Finally, Berger spoke at a national conference at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University on "Mass Incarceration in America: Arts, Advocacy, and the Academy" and introduced a lecture by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, the former president of the American Studies Association, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ron Krabill presents on human rights, global citizenship, and public scholarship
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ron Krabill has had a busy fall. Along with IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis and Executive Director of the William Penn House Byron Sandford, he presented "Students Seeing Sausage in D.C.: Making U.S. Human Rights Policy" at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies. He also gave a research talk on "Africa, Sentimentalism, and the Production of Global Citizens" to the University of Washington Tacoma's Global Africa seminar series and co-designed, with Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Kaelyn Caldwell, a workshop on "Telling Better Stories About Public Scholarship" at the annual meeting of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Caldwell attended the conference as a fellow in Imagining America's Publicly-Active Graduate Education program.
Ted Hiebert curates group art exhibit at the Open Space Artist Run Centre in Victoria, British Columbia
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert and his collaborator Doug Jarvis opened a curated group art exhibit in Victoria, British Columbia: "Welcome Back Ye Annunaki". Housed at the Open Space Artist Run Centre. The show includes eighteen visual and performance artists, all of whom responded to an international call for work addressing the question "How would you host an ancient alien?" Reviews of the exhibit have appeared in The Vancouver Sun, Preview, and Mountain Life. The show runs from 16 November to 21 December 2012.
Rebecca Brown's publishes "Diminished" in PageBoy Magazine -- and more
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown's short story "Diminished" has been published in PageBoy Magazine. Brown also appeared at Seattle Town Hall on a roundtable discussion with Lesley Hazleton, Christopher Frizzelle, and Aham Oulo of "Disjecta membre: or Killing Our Darlings in Literature", published part of her keynote lecture from the first annual UW Bothell Convergence on Poetics conference on the Frye Art Museum's blog, and was interviewed about her work in the Moment Magnitude Exhibit at the Frye for City Arts Magazine. If you want to catch Brown in action, she will be reading at Elliot Bay Bookstore in Seattle on Dec 3 at 7:30 PM with Chicago based author Suzanne Scanlon.
Wanda Gregory joins Board of Trustees for Reel Grrls
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory agreed to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seattle-based non-profit organization Reel Grrls. Founded in 2001, Reel Grrls is dedicated to providing year-round media-training program for girls, ages 9 - 21. Participants learn production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators. Gregory brings to the board her expertise in interactive media production and pedagogy, her experience as the founding director of UW Bothell's Center for Serious Play and as a member other non-profit boards, and her passion for mentoring young women in media production both inside and outside the classroom.
Karam Dana speaks at the Middle East Studies Association
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana attended and participated in the 2012 Middle East Studies Association conference, where he took part on the inaugural panel of the Arab American Studies Association. Dana discussed his work on Arab Americans and the challenges and opportunities for research in this area. He also spoke on a highlighted panel sponsored by the British Council: "Bridges of Understanding: The Contribution of Muslim Cultures to American and European Societies." Back in Seattle, Dana was interviewed by Bill Rice on KOMO Radio about the cease-fire sponsored by the US and Egypt, and accepted by Hamas and Israel on 21 Nov 21 2012.
Johanna Crane and Gwen Ottinger present research at the American Anthropological Association conference
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty members Johanna Crane and Gwen Ottinger co-organized and spoke on a panel entitled "Location, Location, Location: Science, Inequality, and the Politics of Place" at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Crane's paper, "Bodies in Place: Who Gets to do Global Health?" drew from her forthcoming book on the politics of global health science. Ottinger's presentation, "The Biopolitics of the Fenceline" expanded on themes in her forthcoming ethnography of a Louisiana community on the fenceline of a petrochemical facility.
Kari Lerum builds partnership with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
November 21, 2012 - During a recent trip to Thailand, Kari Lerum met the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), a women's labor rights organization based in Bangkok, to explore partnerships between GAATW and the University of Washington. GAATW supports women's rights in labor and migration, producing an understanding of trafficking that counters sensationalist popular press stories. GAATW also hosts a new peer-reviewed journal, Anti-Trafficking Review. Lerum is the lead author of an article in the first issue of this journal, "Using Human Rights to Hold the US Accountable for its Anti-Sex Trafficking Agenda: The Universal Periodic Review and New Directions for US policy."
Crispin Thurlow speaks at the University of Hong Kong on "Why I Hate Facebook"
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow delivered a lecture in early November at the University of Hong Kong’s School of English. Entitled "Why I Hate Facebook," the talk examines the hyperbolic claims made about social media in commercial, political, media, and educational contexts. Thurlow argues that the way new media is represented in these contexts has little to do with the everyday social uses of new media and everything to do with the kind of pseudo-sociality favored by the agents or beneficiaries of neoliberal capital. Thurlow will present a version of this talk in January as part of the IAS Research Colloquium.
Alka Kurian presents two papers at the National Women's Studies Association conference
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented two papers at the National Women's Studies Association conference held in Oakland, CA. The first, "Decolonizing the Gaze: Mumbai through the Gendered Gaze," focused on Kiran Rao's Mumbai Diaries (2010), linking the film’s subversion of the hierarchy of “gaze” to its exploration of the centrality of the city of Mumbai for India's internal diaspora. The second, "Unbinding Vagina Speak: What the Body Remembers," was a piece of creative writing in which Kurian troubles the heteropatriarchal discourse of silence that surrounds women’s sexual brutalization by articulating the memories left on the female body that refuses to forget the reality of the violence performed on it. Both papers emerge from Kurian's ongoing work on film studies, feminism, human rights, cultural studies, and creative writing.
IAS faculty members named as 2012-13 Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows
November 15, 2012 - IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Dan Berger, Kristin Gustafson, and Camille Walsh have been named as UW Bothell Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows for 2012-13. Their projects are "Locating Participatory Community Collaboration" (Anderson); "Prison Education and Action" (Berger); "Integrating Community Newspaper Production into Student Lives" (Gustafson), and "Youth Court Task Force" (Walsh). They join three faculty members form Nursing and Health Studies (Selina Mohammed, Christopher Wade, and Mabel Ezeonwu) to form the 2012-13 cohort.
Martha Groom mentors women in STEM fields
November 14, 2012 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom participated in WitsOn!, an experimental online mentoring program for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Mentors provided bios and responded to student questions over the course of one month, providing encouragement and guidance. The goal is to reduce feelings of isolation that often confront women in STEM fields, and to increase connections among students and mentors across the country. Over 15,000 students enrolled in the online experience.
Karam Dana publishes in the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin
November 14, 2012 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana published a review of Bassam Haddad's Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience in the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin. The review applauds the book for its detailed analysis of a "socio-economic picture where the state engages in relationships with a select business elite, in networks where social status, class, and communal identity all play a role," while also suggesting that the analysis could address more directly the question of whether the "changes to economic policy were earnest efforts to reform, or yet another episode in the state's strategy to strengthen its security apparatus."
Julie Shayne and Camille Walsh present papers at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 13, 2012 - IAS faculty members Julie Shayne and Camille Walsh co-organized and spoke on a panel at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference titled “Decolonizing Knowledge, Redefining Personhood: Bodies, Mothers, and Activism in the Americas.” Shayne’s paper, “Scholarship, Activism, and Activist Scholarship in the Americas,” drew from her current book project Taking Risks: Feminist Stories of Social Justice Research in the Americas. Walsh’s paper, “Reclaiming the ‘Bad Mother’ in Resisting Segregation,” was based on research-in-progress about the history of Girard College in Philadelphia. Walsh also spoke on the eve of the 2012 national election on the history of voter suppression and the Voting Rights Act.
IAS student, Edward LaPoint, publishes Veterans Day op-ed in the Seattle Times
November 13, 2012 - IAS student Edward LaPoint published a Veterans Day op-ed in the Seattle Times: "Keep our veterans from falling into homelessness". Originallly written for Professor Camille Walsh's summer 2012 course, "Hard Times: Protest and Policy in Economic Downturns," the op-ed advocates for increased funding for homelessness services targeted toward veterans and draws attention to several promising grassroots initiatives and organizations.
Joe Milutis publishes essays in Cabinet and Triple Canopy
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis republished his essay "Haunted Mazes" in the 10th Anniversary Book of the journal Cabinet. He also had an essay republished in a special "Invalid Format" issue of the online journal Triple Canopy. (The "format" of the special issue is "invalid" because it is a traditional book, not an online publication.) Other work by Milutis can be found in the archives of both experimental journals.
Dan Berger hosts prison activist and independent scholar Victoria Law
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger hosted a visit by prison activist and independent scholar Victoria Law on November 7-8. Law is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, winner of the 2009 PASS Award and just published in a revised edition, and co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind, an anthology about parenting and social justice activism. During her visit, Law gave a lecture at UW Seattle, met with faculty and staff at UW Bothell, and spoke in Berger's graduate course on "Prisons, Politics, and Activism."
Bladfold, David Nixon's animated film, debutes at ACT Theater in Seattle
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member David Nixon's animated musical documentary film, Bladfold debuted in November at ACT Theater in Seattle. The film tells the story of Nixon's father's migration from conservative Christian and College Republican to leader of a sect of Japanese Buddhism in the 1970s in Seattle. It screened along with Nixon's earlier film, The Shelf. More information on Nixon and his films can be found in this interview in the Seattle Star.
Deborah Caplow discusses The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe at the IAS Research Colloquium
November 7, 2012 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow presented “The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe: An International Collaboration between Artists and Writers, Mexico City, 1943” at the November meeting of the IAS Research Colloquium. Caplow’s research focuses on the ways that knowledge about World War II, and especially about the Holocaust, was relayed to Mexico, where it was transformed into a book and illustrated with images by politically concerned Mexican artists. Caplow also worked with students in her course on "Mexican Art and Culture" to develop a Dia de los Meurtos installation on campus.
Kristy Leissle publishes "Cosmopolitan cocoa farmers" in the Journal of African Cultural Studies
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle published "Cosmopolitan cocoa farmers: Refashioning Africa in Divine Chocolate advertisements" in the October 2012 issue of the Journal of African Cultural Studies. The article explores how the complex rendering of Ghanaian women farmers in the advertising campaign invites connections among people who grow, sell, and consume luxuries like chocolate, across a visual gulf that is often too vast to bridge. Leissle's interest in chocolate as a commodity is both global and local. She regularly teaches courses on the production and consumption of chocolate, and currently serves as the Education Director for the Northwest Chocolate Festival.
Kari Lerum publishes "Circus" in special Day of the Dead issue of TRIVIA: voices of feminism
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum published an essay, "Circus," in a special Day of the Dead issue of TRIVIA: voices of feminism. The special issue as a whole focuses on the theme of "death" and includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and digital media essays, among other genres of writing and response. "Circus" is a meditation on feminist and activist responses to murder and death at local and global scales.
Colin Danby publishes "Postwar Norm" in Rethinking Marxism
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Colin Danby published "Postwar Norm" in the October 2012 issue of Rethinking Marxism. Danby's essay is part of a special symposium on "Sexuality between State and Class." "Postwar Norm" explores the ways in which the standardization of economic and population data after World War II reproduced heteronormative frameworks for understanding the relations among states, markets, and households, with implications for how we view the "economy" today.
Rebecca Brown's creative work translated into Dutch and Japanese
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has had several of her writings translated into Dutch and Japanese and republished. Two short stories, "Breath" and "Love Poem," appear in the Flemish art magazine Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen (translated by Lies Honneaux). Another story, "Heaven," appears in the paperback edition of Translation Classroom (translated by Motoyuki Shibata).
S. Charusheela hosts Rethinking Marxism conference on “Stranger Economics”
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member S. Charusheela hosted a conference on “Stranger Economics” on November 1-2, 2012. The conference was linked to the journal she edits, Rethinking Marxism, and a graduate course she taught in spring 2012. Speakers at the conference include IAS faculty member Colin Danby and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alumna Shana Hirsch. .
Dan Jacoby moderates panel discussion at Town Hall Seattle on The Making of Global Capitalism
November 1, 2012 - Trick or Treat? From each according to their ability and to each according to their need? IAS faculty member Dan Jacoby moderated a Halloween night Town Hall Seattle discussion, co-presented with Town Hall Center for Civic Life, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, co-authored by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin. The event demonstrates that the spectre previously haunting Europe has moved to Seattle, at least for one Halloween night.
Rebecca Brown delivers gonzo zombie lecture on Halloween
November 1, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown delivered a gonzo lecture, “We Are a Teenage Zombie,” at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery on the UW Seattle campus on Halloween. The lecture was inspired by the 'horror rock' of Roky Erickson, founder of The 13th Floor Elevators and composer of such hits as "I Walked with a Zombie" and "Creature with the Atom Brain", and a dance performance by Alex Martin of Better Biscuit Dance Co.
Amaranth Borsuk speaks at the "Refiguring the Book" symposium - and more...
October 31, 2012 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Reno, NV to speak at the "Refiguring the Book" symposium at the Nevada Museum of Art. She also visited classes at University of Rhode Island, University of New Haven, and the Walnut Hill School of the Arts, where she read from her books Handiwork and Between Page and Screen and led a book-making workshop. Between Page and Screen has received a glowing review in Rain Taxi and Borsuk was featured on the Poetry Foundation's blog.
Susan Harewood participates in "Listening for a Wider Narrative" keynote panel at St. Martin's University
October 30, 2012 - IAS faculty member Susan Harewood spoke on a keynote panel, "Listening for a Wider Narrative," at St. Martin's University's Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Her talk was on "Rituals of Listening: Communication Theory and the Wider Narrative." IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein also presented at the symposium on "Holistic Listening and Radical Student-Centeredness."
Sarah Dowling publishes new chapbook, Birds & Bees, through Troll Thread
October 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling has published a new chapbook, Birds & Bees, through the conceptual writing collective Troll Thread. Birds & Bees draws on pop music's sentimentality and repetitivity, using The Temptations' "My Girl" and other hits to ask the age-old question, "Do you love me?"
Rob Turner facilitates workshop on Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rob Turner co-facilitated a half-day workshop on October 17 as part of the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The workshop, Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability for Undergraduate Learners, engaged more than 50 faculty from around the country and globe. Turner's involvement emerges from his long-term commitment to developing sustainability curriculum in IAS, at UW Bothell, and through the Curriculum for the Bioregion project.
David Goldstein publishes book chapter on blended learning
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein published a book chapter on blended learning in Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice. Co-authored with UW Bothell faculty and staff Carol Leppa, Andreas Brockhaus, Rebecca Bliquez, and Ian Porter, the chapter discusses the UW Bothell Hybrid Course Development Institute and its focus on the question of how to generate rich social and cognitive presence in the context of on-line and hybrid learning environments.
Martha Groom mentors conservation students -- and talks coffee
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom served as a mentor and presented a workshop in mid-October at the Student Conference for Conservation Science in New York. The event brings young conservationists from all over the world to present their work and get feedback on their careers from established scientists. Closer to home, she gave a talk on "Coffee conservation: supporting bird-friendly coffee cultivation practices" at the Seattle Audubon Society on October 18 at REI. Groom is also part of a UW faculty group hosting 15 Indonesian Senior Scholars on a Fulbright - DIKTI recharging program.
Ted Hiebert publishes "The Speed of Broken Light" in Performance Research
October 12, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published a new article, "The Speed of Broken Light: A meditation on duration and performance," in the journal Performance Research. The article is, in Hiebert's words, "a meditation on the meaning of duration in a world where the speed of light has been called into question, and consequently the boundary between questions of performance, representation and duration has begun to blur."
Dan Berger contributes to new book on racism and militarism in the twenty-first century
October 11, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger contributed two interviews and one article to the new book We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America. The interviews are with two longtime civil rights organizers: Bob Brown, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party; and José López, director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago. The article is a reprint of his 2009 publication, “Rescuing Civil Rights from Black Power: Collective Memory and Saving the State in 21st Century Prosecutions of 1960s Era Cases.” Berger also published an recent op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer challenging Pennsylvania to keep up with national standards by halting prison expansion.
Karam Dana's research cited in article on Muslim voters and the 2012 U.S. election
October 11, 2012 - The scholarship of IAS faculty member Karam Dana often appears in national discussions of race, religion, and U.S. politics. His co-authored research with Matt Barreto is the focus of the published article "Muslim Voters: Ignored or Divided". Drawing on the findings of their Muslim and American Public Opinion Survey, Dana and Barreto suggest that Muslims tended to register and vote Republican, at least until 9/11. After 9/11, party affiliations and political alliances shifted in response, as Dana puts it, to "a wide variety of different policies they felt targeted them specifically.”
Carrie Bodle performs at Surrey Art Gallery symposium on Sound Thinking
October 11, 2012 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle performed at the Surrey Art Gallery, outside of Vancouver, B.C., on October 21 at a symposium: Sound Thinking. The symposium -- "Snap, Crackle, Hum: Electromagnetism, Electricity and Audio Art" -- was a series of presentations and performances by artists, audio-art specialists, and technologists that investigate the complex relationships between sound, electromagnetism, technology, nature and culture, and how electromagnetic technologies are reshaping human subjectivity and the social world. Bodle's performance was Sonification / Listening Up.
Six IAS students named as Civic Fellows for 2012-2013
October 10, 2012 - Six IAS students have been named as UW Bothell Civic Fellows for 2012-13. The fellowship enables students to serve as peer leaders and organizers of research, service, and educational projects that focus on community engagement and social justice action. Each fellow takes on a specific project: Marlene Manzo, Community Schools Liaison Civic Fellow; Jessica Manfredi, Poverty Research & Action Civic Fellow; Aaron Huston, Sustainability Research & Earth Day Civic Fellow; Ajay Pellegrini, Community & Campus Service Narrative Civic Fellow; Ronnie Thibault, DisAbility Awareness Civic Fellow; Caitlin Langmead, Service & Community Engagement Civic Fellow.
Jeanne Heuving publishes Interview with Nathaniel Mackey
October 10, 2012 – IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving published an interview with Nathaniel Mackey in the summer 2012 issue of Contemporary Literature. Mackey’s work is defined by his commitment to serial composition and improvisatory modes, drawing inspiration from jazz and world music. He is a National Book Award winner and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Amaranth Borsuk's Between Page and Screen garners positive reviews
October 3, 2012 - Created in collaboration with computer programmer Brad Bouse and published in April 2012 by Siglio Press, IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk's experimental "technotext" Between Page and Screen has been garnering positive reviews. An epistolary encounter between two characters -- P(age) and S(creen) -- the "digital pop-up book" raises questions about the stability of literary texts in a digital age and the (false) distinction between disembodied writing and embodied performance. The first edition is nearly sold out, with a second on its way.
IAS students participate in 2012 DC Human Rights Seminar
October 2, 2012 - Nearly 20 IAS students spent the week of September 7-15 in Washington D.C. as part of IAS’s Seminar on Human Rights. Launched in 1991 as a signature initiative in IAS, the seminar runs annually, providing an immersive experience that allows students to interact with a wide array of political leaders and policy organizations.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren delivers keynote address on global academic leadership
October 1, 2012 - Drawing on his experience as UW Bothell Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning, IAS faculty member Gray Kochhar-Lindgren delivered a Skype keynote address to the National Seminar on Academic Leadership, organized by the Centre for Education beyond Curriculum at Christ University in Bangalore, India.
Convergence on Poetics Launches MFA
October 1, 2012 - IAS launched its new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics with a rousing national conference, Convergence on Poetics, September 27-30. Nearly 200 local and international conference participants, including IAS faculty members Jeanne Heuving, Amaranth Borsuk, Rebecca Brown, Sarah Dowling, Ted Hiebert, and Joe Milutis, explored current understandings and practices of poetics within writing communities and the academy. The conference included poetry readings, artist talks, keynote panels, performances, and short “postings on poetics.” The Convergence is an annual public event integrated into the curriculum of the MFA, so don’t miss it next year.
Bruce Burgett and Susan Jeffords contribute to new report on “Making a Case for the Humanities”
September 28, 2012 - IAS Director Bruce Burgett and UW Bothell Vice Chancellor Susan Jeffords contributed to a new report published by the Big 10 Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) on “Making a Case for the Humanities: Advocacy and Audience.” The report emerged from a 2012 Modern Language Association plenary session organized by Teresa Mangum of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Other contributors to the report are Barbara McFadden Allen (Director of the CIC), Esther Mackintosh (President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils), and Scott Jaschik (reporter for Inside Higher Ed.).
Rebecca Brown chosen for Moment Magnitude exhibit at the Frye Art Museum
September 27, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has been chosen to take part in the Mw (Moment Magnitude) exhibit at the Frye Art Museum. Mw is an ambitious cross-platform project of visual art, performance, production, rehearsal, specially commissioned artworks, music, dance, literary events, design, and arts engagement programs showcasing exceptional artistic practice in Seattle. It will be on view from October 13, 2012 to January 20, 2013.
Dan Jacoby Participates in Think Tank on Apprenticeship and Labor
September 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Jacoby participated this month in an invitational think tank at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design at the University of North Carolina Asheville intended to support the creation of new apprenticeship models among master craftsmen. Jacoby's expertise in this area emerges from research conducted for his book, Laboring for Freedom, and his current scholarship on labor politics and educational policy.
Ted Hiebert Opens Three New Exhibitions
September 24, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert has been busy this month, opening three new exhibitions of his work. "Hunting Orange Rabbits" at Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle, WA runs until September 29. "Between Magnets" at Noxious Sector Projects, Seattle, WA runs until September 30. "Electroprojections," a project of the Noxious Sector Arts Collective, includes Hiebert's work in a group show curated by Cara-Ann Simpson at G3 Artspace in Kingston, Australia.
Karam Dana Speaks on KIRO 97.3
September 18, 2012 - An expert in Middle East politics, IAS faculty member Karam Dana has been busy responding to media requests for help in understanding the recent wave of protests and riots in the region. On KIRO 97.3, he discussed the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens in Lybia.
Rebecca Brown Interviews Paul Auster
September 18, 2012 - Rebecca Brown and Paul Auster in Conversation: Winter Journal. Thursday, September 20, 2012; 7:30-9:30 pm. Seattle Town Hall, Great Hall (enter on 8th Ave); Tickets are $5.
Thirty years after his moving meditation on fatherhood, Auster has written a second unconventional memoir, about his mother's life and death. Facing his 63rd winter, the bestselling novelist bookends The Invention of Solitude with the new Winter Journal, a highly personal history of time, language, memory, and his body and its sensations-both pleasurable and painful. "That is where the story begins, in your body," writes Auster; "and everything will end in the body as well." Author Rebecca Brown, herself eloquent in that notion, in memoir and other relevant themes, interviews Auster after a short reading. Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts and Culture series, with Elliott Bay Book Company.
Rebecca Brown is a Senior Artist-In-Residence in IAS. She will interview Paul Auster on stage at the Town Hall after he reads from his new book.
Nives Dolšak Kicks Off IAS Research Colloquium
September 18, 2012 - Join us for the start of the 2012-13 School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium.
"The Role of Civil Society in Environmental Policy" with Nives Dolšak
Tuesday, October 2, 4:00 - 5:30pm
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)
My talk examines ratification of the Kyoto Protocol across 26 transitional economies of Europe and Eurasia for the period of 1998-2009; the period between the Kyoto Protocol and the 2009 Copenhagen meeting. The dependent variable measures whether or not the country has ratified the Kyoto Protocol in a given year. The key variable of interest is the strength of domestic nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). To account for the nascent stage of the NGO sector, I measure NGO strength as a ''stock'' and as a ''flow'' variable. Using an event-history model, I examine the impact of the NGO strength while controlling for other domestic-based and international drivers of treaty ratification. All time variant independent variables are lagged by a year. My analysis suggests that the stock of domestic NGO strength is a significant predictor of the timing of ratification. Further, EU accession pressures, ratification levels in contiguous countries, and domestic economic cycle impact the timing of ratification of the treaty.
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Ted Hiebert Publishes In Praise of Nonsense
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published his first book, In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty, and Postmodern Identity, with McGill-Queens University Press this fall. The book explores the possibilities and parameters of a postmodern imagination freed from the philosophic responsibilities of fiction, fact, and replication of lived experience.
Georgia Roberts Publishes Collaborative Futures
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Georgia Roberts co-edited a collection of essays published by Syracuse University Press this fall, Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publically Active Graduate Education. The essays, including one by IAS faculty member Ron Krabill, place graduate education and the experience of graduate students at the center of national debates about (re)connecting institutions of higher education to their local communities and global environments.
Alka Kurian Publishes Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas with Routledge Press this summer. The book explores how women-centered South Asian films become acts of political engagement and sites of feminist struggle. Films discussed include Shyam Benegal’s Nishaant, Nandita Das’ Firaaq, Beate Arnestad’s My Daughter the Terrorist, and Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane.