IAS News

Savita Krishnamoorthy receives Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation Scholarship

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Savita Krishnamoorthy, second-year student in the MA in Cultural Studies program, has received a competitively-awarded merit scholarship from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation.  Krishnamoorthy is currently researching her capstone project on the use of storytelling for social activism among women of the South Asian diaspora, with a focus on the South Asian adaptation of ...

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Zarefah Baroud creates documentary “Stories from the Homeland”

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Telling the story of her own family, Zarefah Baroud created a documentary film about the displacement of Palestinians, an event they refer to as the Nakba - Arabic for “catastrophe.”  Baroud undertook this endeavor as her undergraduate capstone project while studying Media & Communication Studies (’19) at UW Bothell. 

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Amaranth Borsuk speaks in Texas

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Last week IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk visited Texas for two speaking engagements related to The Book. In San Antonio, Borsuk visited the Southwest School of Art, where she gave an artist's talk and met with students studying paper making, book arts, and letterpress printing. She then traveled to Victoria to speak in the American Book Review reading series at the University of Houston Victoria. Her talk there ...

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) faculty, staff, and student present at the annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference

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This year six GWSS faculty, one undergraduate major, and the GWSS librarian all attended the 40th annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference. Professor Julie Shayne organized a session titled “Using Feminist Pedagogy to Mobilize Knowledge: Zines, Museums, Peer Education, & Pop Feminism.” The panel showcased the work of UWB faculty, staff, and students. Prof Shayne, GWSS librarian Penelope Wood, and GWSS major Nicole Carter co-presented a paper titled “‘Rad Womxn and Femmes in the Pacific Northwest:’ A Zine by ...

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Snail Trail: MFA graduates launch eco-poetics press and journal

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Recent graduates of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at University of Washington Bothell have launched a unique publication project, a small press and a hand-bound journal of ecopoetics entitled Snail Trail. Nurtured in the spaces of the MFA program, the journal had multiple inspirations. Eric Sneathen’s Snail Poems (Krupskaya, 2016). AFTER LIFE (what remains), an exhibition/experience exploring Asian Pacific American and Indigenous artists’ exploring precarity and persistence under environmental and military devastation (June/July 2018, Alice Gallery, Seattle). Through dialogue with one another and faculty members Woogee Bae, Aya Bram BonnLuders, and Amy Jones developed Snail Trail: an ecopoetics journal as a way to think about poetry and social change.

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