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

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

Jin-Kyu Jung: “Crowdfunding as a response to COVID-19: Increasing inequities at a time of crisis”

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung published a coauthored article, “Crowdfunding as a response to COVID-19: Increasing inequities at a time of crisis,” in Social Science & Medicine. This collaborative study offers a systematic examination of the scope and impacts of COVID-19 related crowdfunding use and outcomes, using data collected from all US-based GoFundMe campaigns mentioning COVID or ...

June 24, 2021

Jin-Kyu Jung and Christian Anderson : (Un)Mapping Social and Spatial Inequality

IAS faculty members Jin-Kyu Jung and Christian Anderson co-chaired a panel session on “(Un)Mapping Social and Spatial Inequality: Extending Socio-Theoretically Informed Critical Approaches to Engage Policy” at the 2021 University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Symposium held virtually. The session ...

June 9, 2021

Melanie Malone and Jin-Kyu Jung receive Antipode grant

IAS faculty members Melanie Malone and Jin-Kyu Jung received an Antipode "Right to the Discipline" grant along with colleagues Carrie Freshour (UW Seattle), Emma Slager (UW Tacoma), and activists from Free Them All. The project ...

May 25, 2021

Kaylee Galloway announces candidacy for Whatcom County Council

Alum Kaylee Galloway has announced her campaign for Whatcom County Council District 1, which includes Downtown Bellingham, Western Washington University, and Fairhaven. Galloway currently serves as a legislative aide for State Representative Debra Lekanoff. Previously, she served as Community Liaison for Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in Whatcom and Skagit Counties and as a Staff Assistant for Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, D.C.

May 2, 2021

Jin-Kyu Jung on living in smart cities

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung gave a presentation on “Smart Engagement with Citizens Unbound” at the “Join Venture and Joining Governance” session in “The 1st Sejong Smart City Forum” held in Sejong, South Korea. Jung discussed the need to engage closely with the citizens in embracing the diverse perspectives and opportunities of living in the smart cities and ...

April 28, 2021

Margaret Redsteer gives keynote talk for Annual Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge

IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer provided the inaugural keynote talk for the Annual Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge at Utah State University on March 19, 2021. The presentation "Earth Science, Indigenous knowledge, and Tribal Sovereignty" discussed how science on Indigenous lands is linked to moving Native communities toward a future of ...

April 2, 2021