Kari Lerum presents new research at American Sociological Association

At last month’s annual meeting of American Sociology Association, Professor Kari Lerum presented preliminary results of her ongoing study with trans and non-binary people in the sex trade. In partnership with three community partners who serve trans and sex worker communities (Aileen’s, Gender Justice League, and UTOPIA-WA), the goal of this research is to collect...

September 19, 2023

MFA’s Cristina Cortez new Book As I Am / Soy Como Soy

Cristina Cortez (MFA ‘18) releases her new work As I Am / Soy Como Soy (2023) published by Books & Smith. As I Am / Soy Como Soy (English & Spanish Edition) is Cortez’s second poetry collection and her most personal work. In an interview with Jeannette Noltenius and Susana Reyes, both key members of...

September 12, 2023

Joe Ferrare publishes review of national charter school study

Joe Ferrare, associate professor in IAS, was invited by the National Education Policy Center to publish a review of a major new charter school study conducted by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University. The latter study made national headlines over the summer for its findings that students in charter schools across...

September 12, 2023

Becca Price Interviewed in Teaching in Higher Ed podcast

Faculty member Becca Price joins host Bonni Stachowiak once again as a guest on the podcast Teaching in Higher Ed. This episode is called “How to develop ourselves and others through classroom observations,” and Price discusses how much instructors can learn from watching each other teach. Her expertise in this topic grew from her work as Executive Director of the...

June 29, 2023

MFA alumni Amy Hirayama and Emily Mundy teach workshops in somatic exploration

MFA alumni Emily Mundy (MFA '22) and Amy Hirayama (MFA '22) brought together attendees of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle to explore writing as an embodied process.

June 29, 2023

Amaranth Borsuk publishes poems in Colorado Review

The summer 2023 issue of Colorado Review includes a folio from Amaranth Borsuk’s collaboration with Terri Witek, W/\SH, including visual poems, prose poems, epistles, and art. The pieces are part of a larger speculative poetry manuscript that envisions a correspondence between women of two worlds, one of drought and fire, the other rain and flood....

June 29, 2023

MFA Alum Eric Acosta and Amy Hirayama organize Altar/Alter Event in Seattle

MFA alumni Eric Acosta (MFA ‘20) and Amy Hirayama (MFA ‘22), in collaboration with experimental writer and poet Greg Bem and poet/artist/musician Denny Stern, recently co-curated the week-long community event Altar / Alter which took place June 8-16 at The Cherry Pit in Seattle’s Central District. Altar / Alter was an installation and performance series...

June 29, 2023

MFA Alum Troy Landrum Jr. Selected as Wa Na Wari Fellow

Troy Landrum Jr. (MFA ‘21) joins the 2023 cohort of The Seattle Black Spatial Histories Institute, a community story training program that brings together community-based projects with Black oral historians from around the country “to learn and explore the ethics, techniques, best practices, tensions, and dilemmas of community-based oral history and Black memory work.”

June 22, 2023