News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Alumni

Kyra Laughlin helps launch medical advocacy services for sexual assault survivors

IAS alum, Kyra Laughlin (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior, 2018, Master of Arts in Policy Studies 2019), has successfully partnered with the community-based organization Rebuilding Hope to implement King County’s only in-person medical advocacy program for sexual assault victim-survivors. ...

February 23, 2022

Jennifer Atkinson and Bee Elliot featured in Taking the Heat

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson and alum Bee Elliot are featured in a new book called Taking the Heat: How Climate Change Is Affecting Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. In the book’s opening chapter, author Bonnie Schneider profiles Atkinson’s class on Climate Anxiety and Hope ...

February 15, 2022

Megan Dunn: Passion meets policy

“All of the change I pushed for in the environmental world was tied to policy, so I needed that background to carry out the change I advocated for,” says Master of Arts in Policy Studies alum Megan Dunn.

February 14, 2022

MFA Alum Woogee Bae interviews Dao Strom for Full Stop

The latest issue of Full Stop, a journal of reviews and interviews, includes a lengthy interview between Woogee Bae (MFA, 2019) and author, artist, and musician Dao Strom. Strom previously visited the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics as ...

February 11, 2022

Troy Landrum Jr. – Recipe for a haircut

In an opinion piece for the South Seattle Emerald, IAS alum Troy Landrum Jr. (MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics) writes in detail about this precious bonding experience between a father and son. The time-honored tradition is one he shared with his father and a ritual he continues to this day.

January 31, 2022

MFA Alumni Aya Bram and Allison Morton Collaborate on Artist Website

Aya Bram (MFA '19) and Allison Morton (MFA '17) were friends long before they started their MFAs in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell. The two met at Ringling College, where they studied the arts and collaborated on films and other projects. After graduation, Morton moved back to Washington to be near family and begin her MFA. The experience was such a positive one ...

January 26, 2022

Bee Guzman-Elliott’s film “BROKEN PROMISES” awarded grand prize

IAS alum Bee Guzman-Elliott's experimental film, “BROKEN PROMISES,” was awarded Grand Prize Winner in The Artist Forum 2021 Spoken Word Competition; the politics of emotion. "BROKEN PROMISES is a performance art/spoken word short that expresses Guzman-Elliott's grief and love as a young person living through the 6th mass extinction in the age of the Anthropocene. The film is ...

January 18, 2022

MFA alum Cliff Watson Publishes New Media Work

Cliff Watson (MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, '21) recently published the piece Storage closet in Finnish web journal Nokturno, a longstanding venue for digital, experimental and cross-disciplinary literature. Watson's video artwork includes a virtual and augmented-reality rendering of a scene from his MFA thesis manuscript, 6-foot Pine, a work of hybrid dramaturgy that tells the love story of ...

January 3, 2022

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

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 ...

December 2, 2021

Berette S. Macaulay Exhibits at Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam

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 ...

November 22, 2021