News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Engagement

Ching-In Chen has been commissioned as Writing the Land poet

IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen has been commissioned as a Writing the Land poet to write poems about Misery Point Preserve for the Great Peninsula Conservancy in Kitsap County. Writing the Land partners with various nonprofit and environmental organizations to ...

April 25, 2022

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

Ching-In Chen joins editorial board of Hyphen Magazine

IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen has joined the editorial board of Hyphen Magazine as a Visual Arts editor on the Arts and Culture team. Hyphen is a news and culture magazine, media outlet, and community partner that illuminates Asian America through ...

November 23, 2021

Minda Martin screens Ramps to Nowhere and engages in community discussion

IAS faculty member Minda Martin screened her essay film Ramps to Nowhere on November 15, 2021 to more than 350 attendees hosted by Front and Centered, King County Equity Now, Disability Rights Washington, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, 350 Seattle, Social Justice Film Institute, and Meaningful Movies. ...

November 22, 2021

Melanie Malone: community research on the Lower Duwamish Superfund

IAS faculty member Melanie Malone and colleagues from UW Seattle led a project to facilitate community research on the Lower Duwamish Superfund. The project, "Co-creating an Adaptive Community-Science Network: Supporting Tribal and Grassroots Action through the Puget Creek Watershed Assessment," ...

November 19, 2021

Alka Kurian remote-directs Tasveer South Asian Litfest

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian, currently on a Fulbright research trip to Morocco, remote-directed Tasveer's South Asian Litfest TSAL 2021. The festival was enabled thanks to a combination of technology – Zoom, Elevent, Slack, WhatsApp, FaceTime, and YouTube – and the tireless behind-the-scenes work of Tasveer staff and volunteers scattered across the world who ...

November 1, 2021

Testing soil for hidden contaminants in community gardens

IAS faculty member Melanie Malone's work on contamination in urban gardens and in the Duwamish Valley Research Coordination Network is featured on the UW News site. The story and video feature Malone teaching interns and community partners how to safely ...

July 28, 2021

Ching-In Chen: What if?

IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing & Poetics. In "My Story: What if," Chen reflects on their experience as a community organizer, having worked in Asian American communities across the nation.

May 17, 2021