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

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 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

MFA’s Cristina Cortez new Book As I Am / Soy Como Soy

Cristina Cortez (MFA ‘18) releases her new work As I Am / Soy Como Soy (2023) published by Books & Smith. As I Am / Soy Como Soy (English & Spanish Edition) is Cortez’s second poetry collection and her most personal work. In an interview with Jeannette Noltenius and Susana Reyes, both key members of...

September 12, 2023

Joe Ferrare publishes review of national charter school study

Joe Ferrare, associate professor in IAS, was invited by the National Education Policy Center to publish a review of a major new charter school study conducted by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University. The latter study made national headlines over the summer for its findings that students in charter schools across...

September 12, 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

MFA alumni Amy Hirayama and Emily Mundy teach workshops in somatic exploration

MFA alumni Emily Mundy (MFA '22) and Amy Hirayama (MFA '22) brought together attendees of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle to explore writing as an embodied process.

June 29, 2023

Amaranth Borsuk publishes poems in Colorado Review

The summer 2023 issue of Colorado Review includes a folio from Amaranth Borsuk’s collaboration with Terri Witek, W/\SH, including visual poems, prose poems, epistles, and art. The pieces are part of a larger speculative poetry manuscript that envisions a correspondence between women of two worlds, one of drought and fire, the other rain and flood....

June 29, 2023