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Jayne Swift earns Ph.D. in Feminist Studies

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Jayne Swift (’10), a member of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies’ inaugural cohort, graduated with her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies in August 2019. Swift’s dissertation, Lusty Ladies: Sex Work and Sex-Positive Politics, 1970-2013, analyzes the history and politics of sex-positivity through a cultural history of sex ...

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Ching-In Chen's "Lantern Letter: a Zuihitsu" chosen as Split This Rock's Poem of the Week

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen's "Lantern Letter: a Zuihitsu" was chosen as Split This Rock's Poem of the Week and was published in the Quarry: a Social Justice Poetry Database.  The poem uses the Japanese hybrid form of zuihitsu to explore connections and kindnesses among strangers in the context of ecological disaster.

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Cat Vallejo interns as Seattle Art Museum Emerging Arts Leader

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Catherine “Cat” Vallejo is a senior at UW Bothell majoring in Community Psychology with a minor in Education & Society. She aspires to be an educator at the high school or college level and has fully immersed herself in campus opportunities, serving as an orientation leader and an assistant advisor in Career Services. This summer ...

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Jennifer Atkinson: "How should we talk about what’s happening to our planet?"

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson's course on eco-grief and climate anxiety was featured in a Washington Post story titled "How should we talk about what’s happening to our planet?" The article explores how language and emotion shape our response to the climate crisis, and how terminology has evolved from "global warming" to “climate change” to “climate emergency” and "extinction" over time.

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Amaranth Borsuk's work exhibited in Kassel, Germany

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk is represented in the current exhibition at the KunstTempel in Kassel, Germany, curated by Friedrich Block. POESIS: Sparchekunst/Language Art (August 29–October 6, 2019) is "snapshot of international language art," featuring 63 artists from 17 countries. The show celebrates the 20th anniversary of the gallery and Block's p0es1s project. Borsuk's text generator Book of Dust will be one of the digital artworks shown. Book of Dust pays homage to Alison Knowles and James Tenney’s A House of Dust (1967), one of the earliest examples of computationally-generated poetry. The original program generated imaginative art installations as venues for happenings and community building using the following structure:

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