News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Students

MFA community members perform with national dance company

The spotlight was — quite literally — put on students and faculty in the University of Washington Bothell’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics program as they took to the stage in What Problem?, a touring production by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company of New York. ...

May 2, 2022

MFA student Amy Hirayama Apprentices with Writers in the Schools

Amy Hirayama, a second-year student in the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, was recently selected to serve as an apprentice in Seattle Arts and Lectures' Writers in the Schools Program. In this newly-created role, Hirayama, a former middle school teacher, will serve as a Writer-in-Residence alongside an established WITS teacher at Evergreen High School, gaining experience, mentorship, and professional development while working in an area of education she is passionate about. Profiled last month on SAL's blog, SAL/ON, ...

November 19, 2021

Students present at Washington Lakes Protection Association

Three UW Bothell students presented at the annual Washington Lakes Protection Association (WALPA) meeting online in October, supported by IAS faculty member Avery Shinneman. Jodylene DeLosReyes and Tram Lam presented on the outcome of a CBLR partnership with King County, supported by a ...

November 8, 2021

Hana Abdulrahman named to Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Students

Hana Abdulrahman, a current Master of Arts in Policy Studies candidate, has been named as the Graduate Student Representative for the 2021-2022 Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Students (CACS). As a body, CACS represents all students at UW Bothell and collaborates to advise the Chancellor and the executive team on campus-wide issues and major initiatives affecting students. Hana brings ...

October 20, 2021

Ching-In Chen teaches at LiTFUSE Poetry Workshop

IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen taught two workshops at this year’s 15th Annual LiTFUSE Poetry Workshop in Tieton, Washington and has nominated MFA student Madison Nikfard and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Sam Prudente to serve as ...

September 27, 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

Reducing harm and promoting justice for trans and intersex people

At the 2021 Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division 27) Biennial Conference, IAS students Jessica Belmont, Jordan Havlicek, and Luke Scott joined Reid Ellefson-Frank, another trans undergraduate student-researcher from Michigan State University, Yale post doc and LGBTQIA+ scholar Dani Chiaramonte, and IAS faculty member Lauren Lichty to talk about the experience engaging in participatory action research (PAR) in a session titled ...

July 19, 2021