News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Cultural Studies

Kari Lerum: “Counter-cultured Girlhoods”

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was invited by the Henry Art Gallery to write a response to an exhibition of photographs and paintings (showing Feb. 4, 2022-May 29, 2022) entitled “Double Dare Ya: Burns, Kurland, & Ross-Ho.” As part of ...

February 11, 2022

Dan Berger interviewed on Death Panel

IAS faculty member Dan Berger appeared on the Death Panel, a podcast about the political economy of health, to discuss the pandemic in prisons, jails, and detention centers. Death Panel interviewed Berger about his 2020 articles on the ...

February 3, 2022

Maryam Griffin publishes Vehicles of Decolonization

IAS faculty member Maryam Griffin has published a new book, Vehicles of Decolonization: Public Transit in the Palestinian West Bank, as part of Temple University Press's Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality series.

December 15, 2021

Ron Krabill: Human Rights Public Culture

In IAS faculty member Ron Krabill's course, Media Studies: Human Rights Public Culture, students gain the knowledge needed to intervene in human rights violations. “We often think that no one is against human rights, but someone is. Otherwise, they wouldn’t continue to be violated,” notes Krabill. “This course is about identifying the stakeholders who benefit from the perpetuated harm and figuring out how to use media to intervene.”

December 14, 2021

Kari Lerum publishes on death rituals in Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum recently published an article in Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy about her class, “Death Rituals” (previously featured as a UW Bothell news story). The article, “Teaching death rituals during states of emergency: Centering death positivity, anti-racism, grief, & ritual,” provides an overview of ...

December 6, 2021

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

Kari Lerum analyzes “The White Lotus” for Ms. Magazine

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum’s essay, “The White Lotus: Lessons on Black Lives Matter, Reparations, and Queer Liberation” was recently published on the digital site for Ms. Magazine. In contrast to previous reviews which cast the popular TV mini-series, “The White Lotus,” as simply

December 1, 2021

Kristin Gustafson presents Backward Course Design

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson focused on Backward Design with two audiences recently. Backward Course Design begins with where you want students to end the class. It is a process that helps you identify how to get there. Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, who wrote Understanding by Design and are credited for developing Backward Design, describe teachers as “designers.”

November 24, 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