IAS News

Robbie Christmas creates “Work From Home Seattle” concert livestream

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Many full-time musicians in the Seattle area are finding their incomes frozen as events and venues across the state remain closed. One of these affected artists is IAS alum Robbie Christmas (Media & Communication Studies ’11), also known as RX. Like many of his professional musician friends experiencing the consequences of quarantine first hand,  RX “felt compelled to get involved and give back to the community that had made [him] feel whole and welcome.” RX began working with fellow local musicians to organize Work From Home Seattle, a series of virtual concerts. The event livestreams ...

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Min Tang interviewed on the Political Economy of China's Internet

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IAS faculty member Min Tang was recently interviewed by Asia Experts Forum, an online publication based in the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. The interview featured her recently published book Tencent: The Political Economy of China’s Surging Internet Giantand discussed the business philosophies and ...

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Abigail Echo-Hawk: Better Native American health through research

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As the chief research officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board, Abigail Echo-Hawk directs data collection and evaluation for the Urban Indian Health Institute. The institute is one of 12 tribal epidemiology centers in the nation and ...

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Amadanyo Oguara publishes “Fisherman's Son”

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Alum Amadanyo Oguara (’16) has published his first book, Fisherman's Son, available on Amazon. Drawing from his Cultural Studies education, Fisherman’s Son follows Oguara's childhood adventures growing up in the fishing villages of Nembe, Nigeria and in the big cities of Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. It is ...

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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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