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

Corbin Louis releases music and poetry

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 ...

September 3, 2021

Scott Bentley receives fellowships from Hugo House and Mineral School

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 ...

August 23, 2021

Phoenix Horn earns Husky 100 recognition connecting policy research and social change

As a current student in UW Bothell’s Master of Arts in Policy Studies program, Phoenix Horn (Law, Economics & Public Policy, 2020) examines systemic racism, gender inequality and transphobia, in the interest of making the world more equitable. His current research project looks into how antiracism is practiced in Western Washington’s K-12 classrooms. Keith Nitta, faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, notes that Horn’s hopes and ambitions are about social and political change, and that this makes him a great match with Policy Studies program values and curriculum. “Phoenix is committed to the public good above all else,” says Nitta.

July 26, 2021

Amadanyo Oguara publishes Danku of Nembe Kingdom

Amadanyo Oguara has published his third book, Danku of Nembe Kingdom. Oguara is an alum of the M.A. in Cultural Studies program and published his first two books, Fisherman’s Son and Asanda of Agirisaba, in 2020. Danku of Nembe Kingdom narrates a ...

June 30, 2021