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IAS alumni are thriving in their lives and careers! Learn what our graduates are up to through this collection of stories. Many are open to discussing their experiences. To connect with an alum, email iasalum@uw.edu.


Maisha Manson is the new program manager for UW Bothell Diversity Center!

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M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Maisha Manson (they, them, theirs) was recently hired as program manager at UW Bothell’s Student Diversity Center and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through a national search. Maisha will support the Diversity Center and UW Bothell student community through advocacy, care, and ...

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Berette S. Macaulay Exhibits at Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam

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Berette S. Macaulay (Cultural Studies, '20) is a featured artist in the exhibition Back in the Day is our Future, part of the Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 29 through December 5, 2021. Curated by Jessy Koeiman, Back in the Day is our Future amplifies Black voices who manifest resistance by ...

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Corbin Louis releases music and poetry

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This summer, IAS alum Corbin Louis (B.A. Culture, Literature & the Arts 2014; MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics 2017)  has been active in the poetry and music communities in Seattle, finding ways to share his work with a variety of audiences. Louis, a Seattle artist with deep roots in slam poetry and DIY music, says of his practice, "as a UW Bothell alum, my goal is to write with a reason. For me that means ...

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Scott Bentley receives fellowships from Hugo House and Mineral School

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IAS alum Scott Bentley (MFA 2021) has been selected as a 2021-2022 Hugo Fellow by Seattle's Hugo House. The fellowship supports emerging writers in the Seattle area who are working to complete a proposed project. Bentley will use the fellowship to continue working on his manuscript of visual and translation poetry Bwai \ Remapping, which began as his MFA thesis. The poems rely ...

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Akshara Balakrishnan signs on as a Cohort Operations and Programs Coordinator at the Q-Center

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Akshara Balakrishnan, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies ('21), is now at the UW Seattle Q-Center, working on creating a cohort for trans femmes of color. This space is open to both UW students and non-students alike. Akshara, who was GWSS Student Representative for the 2020-21 academic year, is excited to ...

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