Congratulations to Our Distinguished IAS Faculty & Students!

The end of the academic year is a vibrant time of celebration and reflection throughout the UW. The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences had the great pleasure of contributing to the energy of the season at our Graduating Student Send Off event.  The event brought together IAS students, faculty, staff, alumni and families to...

June 13, 2024

MFA’s Phoenix Kai features in Henry Art’s Gallery Speculative Fiction between Stars and Clay: Short Stories Inspired by Kelly Akashi’s Encounters

Creative Writing and Poetics MFA candidate, Phoenix Kai, along with UW, Seattle graduate students K. C. Smith, Andreas P. Bassett, and K. Meera, contributed short stories to the Henry Art Gallery’s latest interpretive guide, Speculative Fiction between Stars and Clay: Short Stories Inspired by Kelly Akashi’s Encounters. The fifth interpretive guide publication produced by the...

June 11, 2024

phoenix kai vaughan-ende Shows that “Anything is Possible” 

phoenix kai vaughan-ende is a multimedia artist & poet in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences’ MFA program in Creative Writing & Poetics. This June, they’ll be graduating amongst the rest of their 2024 cohort after spending the past two years engaged in research and conversations surrounding engrained societal codes and binaries. Their work...

June 4, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson Announced as Keynote Speaker for the 2024 American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry meeting

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson will be one of the featured keynote speakers at the annual conference for The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Seattle, fall 2024. She will join her colleague Susan Clayton, author of the book Psychology and Climate Change on a keynote plenary panel where the two author discuss...

June 4, 2024

Dr. Shayne’s students publish Badass Womxn and Enbies in the Pacific Northwest Volume 3

Students in Dr. Julie Shayne’s “Rad Womxn in the Global South” (BIS 227) class published volume three of the open access zine called Badass Womxn and Enbies in the Pacific Northwest. You can see and share the zine by clicking here. This year’s students called themselves the Rebel Ink Collective. The class works collectively, in...

June 4, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson Featured as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chico State University

Jennifer Atkinson was featured as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chico State University, where she joined the campus to give a public lecture on her new book, The Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators: How to Teach in a Burning World. Atkinson co-edited the book with Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray, a climate author and environmental...

June 4, 2024

Lauren Berliner co-edits and publishes in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

Lauren Berliner recently co-edited and published an essay in the special issue of Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, entitled “Absence and Afterlives: Unwatched, Undistributed, Lost, and Inaccessible Media.” The issue includes articles by leading scholars in the field, including Kelli Moore, Diana Flores Ruīz, Elizabeth Patton, Xin Peng, and Jaimie Baron (co-editor) whose essays...

June 4, 2024

Shannon Cram wins Ludwik Fleck Prize

Shannon Cram has been awarded the 2024 Ludwik Fleck Prize for her book, Unmaking the Bomb. Given annually by the Society for Social Studies of Science, the Fleck Prize recognizes books for their “contributions to the field of Science and Technology Studies, their novelty, and their overall scholarly quality.” The award committee wrote the following...

May 28, 2024

“Project Aurora” Panel Discussion with Ginny Ruffner, Ed Fries, and Wanda Gregory, Thursday, May 23rd

Learn about the making of Project Aurora from the creators—artist Ginny Ruffner, technologist Ed Fries, and scholar Wanda Gregory—in a panel discussion moderated by Chief Curator, Leslie Anderson. This program celebrates the National Nordic Museum’s acquisition of this important work of art. Learn about the making of Project Aurora from the creators—artist Ginny Ruffner, technologist...

May 23, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson Publishes The Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators

Jennifer Atkinson published The Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators: How to Teach in a Burning World with University of California Press. Atkinson co-edited the book with Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray. The book features contributions from 35 scholars, educators, activists, educational staff, artists, game designers and students who are integrating emotion into climate justice work....

May 17, 2024