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Jed Murr receives Fulbright US Scholar award to Slovenia

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IAS faculty member Jed Murr has received a Fulbright US Scholar award to Slovenia, where he will work with students, educators, and cultural workers in two major institutions to explore the possibilities and problems that emerge when performing the transnational work of American Studies, Black Studies, and Ethnic Studies in classrooms and arts spaces outside of the US university.  ...

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Stephanie Chavez joins board of Latino/a Bar Association of Washington

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IAS Alum Stephanie Chavez (’14) has always been driven by her passion for law and helping underrepresented communities. A natural extension of this commitment is her recent appointment to the board of the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) as Director of Legal Clinics. The purpose of the LBAW to represent the concerns and goals of Latino attorneys and the Latino people of the State of Washington. Chavez has worked for ...

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Alumnus of the year: David Ryder

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Seattle photographer and filmmaker David Ryder, who received a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) in 2011, has been recognized with a 2020 University of Washington Bothell Alumnus of the Year Award. In the highly competitive realm of freelance photojournalism, Ryder’s skill and hard work over the last 15-plus years also has earned him recognition and commercial success with an impressive list of media outlets.

Ryder credits his success, in part, to MACS, which gave him space to “think about what I was doing and reflect on doing it in a more meaningful and ethical way, thinking about all the different ways power intersects with journalism, photography and using someone’s image.” 

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Writers of UW Bothell come together

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Two graduate students and one alum from the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program have created a quarterly reading event that aims to connect current and past students. The Gamut Literary Series is led by alum Woogee Bae and current second-year students Ashley Noelle and Matt Porter. The event normally takes place at Open Books: A Poetry Emporium, which serves as a community bookstore and literary hub. 

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Katherine Voyles: "Plague Stories Are Cold Comfort: On The Limits Of Fiction"

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IAS/FYPP faculty member Katherine Voyles published an article "Plague Stories Are Cold Comfort: On The Limits Of Fiction," in which she discusses COVID-19 and plague literature by focusing on Lawrence Wright’s new novel The End of October for War on the Rocks. She previously wrote about Wright’s work when ...

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