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Kari Lerum, Ching-In Chen, & Alka Kurian present at National Women’s Studies Association

IAS had a presence at the 43rd National Women’s Studies conference in Baltimore, MD with presentations by faculty members Ching-In Chen, Kari Lerum, and Alka Kurian. Ching-In Chen moderated a panel on “Feminist creativity as the backbone of resistance: The cases of Videography, Art, Writing, and Autoethnography.” Kari Lerum presented on this same panel with...

October 31, 2023

Neil Simpkins publishes article about the role of syllabi in disability accommodations

Neil Simpkins published The Rhetorical Role of Syllabi in Student Conversations about Disability Accommodations in the June 2023 issue of College Composition and Communication. The article examines how students use information on syllabi to shape their disability accommodation requests, and offers strategies for teachers to write inclusive syllabi.

October 10, 2023

Yolanda Padilla co-edits volume featuring Latina feminist archival research

IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla has edited with Montse Feu of Sam Houston State University Latina Histories and Cultures: Feminist Readings and Recoveries of Archival Knowledge. This collection of scholarly essays introduces new research on Latina histories and cultures from the mid-nineteenth century to 1980. Examining a wide range of source materials, including personal and...

October 10, 2023

MFA Alumni Eric Acosta releases debut Book – Motion Flesh

Eric Acosta (MFA ’20) released his debut book – Motion Flesh this summer. Motion Flesh, a collection of poetry and flash fiction was published by Chat Rooms Press. Eric’s new work had a celebratory release party at Common Area Maintenance in Seattle. Several University of Washington Bothell MFA community members were in attendance – MFA...

September 28, 2023

Jason Frederick Lambacher join King County Citizen Election Oversight Committee (KCEOC)

Jason Frederick Lambacher was appointed to the King County Citizen Election Oversight Committee (KCEOC) by the King County Council, a 16-member group that meets regularly to advise the Council on voter access, public confidence in election administration, and issues surrounding transparency and discrimination. The committee represents a diverse collection of King County residents, with members...

September 28, 2023

Jason Frederick Lambacher continues Voting Rights and Civic Engagement Project with Snohomish County officials

Jason Frederick Lambacher’s American Government BIS 175 class continued work with Snohomish County government officials on a voting rights and civic engagement project through the Office of Connected Learning. This Community-Engaged Learning and Research project spends the second half of each course working with Snohomish County officials Annie Cole (Chief DEI officer & HR Policy...

September 26, 2023

Queer Collage-Poetry Workshop lead by Phoenix Kai (MFA ‘24)

Phoenix Kai (they/them) led a workshop on Collage-Poetry through a Queer lens at the Kingsgate Library this summer for LGBTQIA+ identified creative writing community members. The workshop introduced participants to the core concepts of collage as a Queer practice, looking at examples from Jennifer Tamayo, Jordan Abel, Douglass Kearney, Erica Baum, and snippets from the...

September 26, 2023

Kari Lerum presents new research at American Sociological Association

At last month’s annual meeting of American Sociology Association, Professor Kari Lerum presented preliminary results of her ongoing study with trans and non-binary people in the sex trade. In partnership with three community partners who serve trans and sex worker communities (Aileen’s, Gender Justice League, and UTOPIA-WA), the goal of this research is to collect...

September 19, 2023

Becca Price Interviewed in Teaching in Higher Ed podcast

Faculty member Becca Price joins host Bonni Stachowiak once again as a guest on the podcast Teaching in Higher Ed. This episode is called “How to develop ourselves and others through classroom observations,” and Price discusses how much instructors can learn from watching each other teach. Her expertise in this topic grew from her work as Executive Director of the...

June 29, 2023