November 10, 2010
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
Quick Links

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Consider Submitting an Application  

Members of the Services and Activities Fee (SAF) Committee meet throughout the academic year to

review and recommend funding for programs, activities, and services that directly benefit UW Bothell students (e.g. student government, childcare vouchers, club activities, cultural events, etc.). 


The 2010-2011 SAF Contingency fund applications are now available online.  You can find the application at:


 All applications should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, November 23.  Applicants will be notified the week of November 23 if a hearing is requested for their proposal.  Hearings will be schedule between 9am and Noon on Friday, December 3.


For additional information, please see the SAF webpage at the link listed above.


Human Rights Discussion


UW Center for Human Rights, the Jackson School of International Studies, Latin America Studies Department and the One Equal Heart Foundation present "el Buen Vivi": An Indigenous Vision for Development and Governance


When   Tuesday, November 16 at 12:00 noon - 1:30

Where:  University of Washington, Seattle WA, Ethnic Cultural Center Black Room


The struggle for human rights in Mexico is also a struggle for indigenous rights. Hear the stories from people who work and live this struggle: Verónica Fernández de Castro and Paco Meneses work with the Center for Indigenous Rights and the Jesuit Mission of Bachajón in the northern region of Chiapas, Mexico, to build sustainable, autonomous communities on the ancestral land of the Tseltal Maya People.

Join this discussion about how locally-led social change development programs emerge from Tseltal communities and how these communities are responding to the complex social, political and economic reality in Mexico.

Event open to the community and FREE.

 UWB Professor to Speak at Northwest Film Forum

IAS Assistant Professor, Joe Milutis, will lead a two-hour discussion session and give a general introduction to Gilles Deleuze's major books Cinema One and Cinema Two, with particular emphasis on Deleuze's philosophy of the virtual, and its relation to the work of Henri Bergson.

Wednesday, December 8 at 7 PM, 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle (between Pike and Pine)

Please view the Northwest Film Forum website for suggested readings and directions.


Winter Quarter Policy Colloquium Announces Speaker Schedule


The Policy Colloquium course, BCULST 591 and BPOLST 591, will meet on 1/4, 2/1, and 3/1, from 4:00-5:30 PM (first meeting from 3:30-5:30 PM), in UW1-280 (Rose Room). Policy Colloquium is a 1 credit elective co-offered by Cultural Studies and Policy Studies.


The winter UWB IAS speakers are as follows:

January 4, Kanta Kochar-Lindgren, Arts Based Research 

February 1, Michael Goldberg, Making Choices: Higher Expectations, Social Equality, and the Paradox of Learning

March 1 Waydia Udell, The Impact of Maternal Religion on African-American Girls' HIV Risk


The series is open to other UWB students, faculty and staff - and the general public. Please note: while the Rose Room can hold up to 78 persons, we cannot accommodate entire classes.



 Check us out on Facebook and Twitter


Brittany Allyn, Graduate Staff Assistant, wants to remind everyone that the Cultural and Policy Studies web pages are now officially linked to Facebook and Twitter and would like to encourage you all to "like" your respective page. Brittany will be posting campus/community events, interesting articles, student/alumni news and reminders, etc. It can be an extra way to keep in touch with the program and your fellow classmates. If you are interested in posting anything on the pages or have any questions, please feel free to contact Brittany at  

Career Discovery Week - January 2011



Mark your calendars for the week of January 24-29 when UW Bothell hosts its annual Career Discovery Week (CDW). CDW features a host of career-related workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. 


Traditionally, both the Cultural Studies and Policy Studies programs host a panel of professionals who represent a variety career trajectories that are possible with our graduate degrees. YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED! Please consider joining the Cultural Studies or Policy Studies "Career Committee."  Each committee will meet once this quarter to provide input on panelist selection. If you'd like to be part of a committee, please email Lisa Olason ASAP:





Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Cultural Studies  


Joshua Heim; King Lau, Garfield High student from the YouthCAN Program; and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House


Joshua Heim (2009) recently saw his hard work pay off when the YouthCan Program of the Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience a program he oversees, was honored with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by first lady Michelle Obama.

Congratulations to Josh and the YouthCan Program.

Read the entire story online.



Ann Hemmons Ferreira (2010) accepted a position with Nintendo for Brazilian Portuguese Localization.  She is working on modifying new software and/or hardware to make it accessible, usable, and culturally suitable to the Brazilian audience. Ann will be using her linguistic/cultural knowledge of Brazil to ensure that products are culturally appropriate. Congratulations, Ann!"

Alan Williams (2010) has had his capstone, "Mormon and Queer at the Crossroads" accepted into the journal Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (Spring 2011 issue). Alan discusses sexual orientation and gender roles, Mormon theology, policy and social services over the last 30 years through a queer/feminist theoretical lens -- important stuff considering the ongoing cultural clash between the Church and LGBT communities. Congratulations, Alan.

Trina Ballard (2010)
continues to serve as Director of Admissions and Outreach Services at Bellevue College; she also works with the Seattle Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as the Volunteer Coordinator for the SF Blue Water Task Force, which is a citizen science group that tests water quality around the Puget Sound area. She traveled this summer to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to participate in beach clean-ups, surfing, and cross-cultural exploration and plans to produce a short narrative piece on the destructive effect of human ATV recreation on sea turtle habitats.

Current students, Amanda Martin Sandino, Debbie Brown, and Peter Freeman presented a workshop at the Washington Community College Humanities Association on October 15. The workshop was entitled, "Embodied Geographies of Silence. "

Policy Studies

Lynne Davis (2009) has relocated to Portland, Maine where she has accepted a job as a Child Support Enforcement Agent in the Department of Health and Human Services. As an agent, Lynne reads, interprets, and executes child support law and policy. She is also asked to represent the State of Maine and its Child Support policies in court when necessary. As far as influencing future child support policy, when Lynne comes across a barrier to executing her job, she can work through the chain of command to affect legislature and child support laws.
The new job and move to Portland takes Lynne closer to family and friends. Congratulations, Lynne.

Allyson Fredericksen (2010) was hired as the part-time Assistant Advocacy Organizer for Faithful Action in Transforming Homelessness (FAITH). FAITH is a homelessness advocacy network focused on advocating for greater funding for affordable housing and social services in Washington. Their work involves encouraging people of faith to connect that faith to a call to help those less fortunate, both through direct service and political advocacy. Allyson's position is primarily concerned with political advocacy, including helping to coordinate advocacy days in Olympia, providing information to the FAITH network about legislative bills that affect the homeless & low-income population, & encouraging the network to urge their legislators to consider the impact of bills on the poorest members of society. Anyone who is interested in finding out more can email Allyson at or visit the website at


Andrea Schrock (2010) accepted a permanent position with EPA Region 10 as a Program Analyst with their Financial Management and Procurement Unit.  Prior to this assignment, Andrea served as an intern with their Student Career Experience Program (SCEP).  Congratulations on your promotio
n, Andrea!     




Conference News


2010 Race and Pedagogy Initiative 2010 National Conference: Teaching & Learning for Justice 


UWB IAS Assistant Professors, Susan Harewood, John Eric Stewart, and Benjamin Gardner presented the paper "Critical Pedagogy, Community-based Learning and Pitfalls of Raciology" for a panel on What Happens When Academic and Non-Formalized Ways of Knowing Meet in the Search for Critical Pedagogies. The conference was held at the University of Puget Sound on October 28-30.

The Race and Pedagogy Initiative is a collaboration of the University of Puget Sound and the South Sound community, which educates students and teachers at all levels to think critically about race and to act to eliminate racism.

The Conference included four keynote speakers; more than 200 presenters from local, national, and international communities in 60 spotlight presentations, panels, workshops, poster sessions, and round table conversations; and 30 artistic moments including visual arts, dramatic productions, a wide range of music, and a film festival- all probing the critical questions of race and education.

At the same conference, Professor GardnerJackie Belanger, UWB Librarian, and Amanda Hornby, UW Librarian, presented the paper "Learning to question/questioning to learn: teaching cultural research methods in the undergraduate classroom" for a panel session on Teaching and Research Methods for Transformational Transgressions.


Imagining America Conference 2010: Convergence Zones: Public Cultures and Translocal Practices


UWB IAS Assistant Professors Benjamin Gardner and Susan Harewood facilitated a workshop entitled "Building academic programs at the intersection of critical pedagogy and community engagement" at the Seattle conference. The workshop brought together scholars and activists from across the country to collaboratively consider how best to integrate critical theory, reflection, and scholarship with forms of practice that contest normative notions of community and politics.



Award Winners

Congratulations to UWB IAS faculty member, Jeanne Heuving, who was named as one of 'Five Innovative Writers from Seattle and Beyond' by the conference Convergence Zones: Public Cultures and Translocal Practices, sponsored by the UW and Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. She was invited to speak at an event by the same name held September 24. Jeanne recently published Transducer (Chax), preceded by Incapacity (Chiasmus), which received a 2004 Book of the Year from Small Press Traffic.

New Arrivals...Congratulations to New Parents in the IAS Graduate Community


Maina Curran (Policy Studies) welcomed Christian Gabriel Anderson on October 2nd at noon on his due date, weighing a whopping 9lbs 2oz and measuring 21 inches long. Mom and son are doing great.

IAS Professor Keith Nitta welcomed daughter, Claire Fumiko Nitta, into his family on October 22. Little Claire is doing just great and Keith reports that "both mom and baby are happy, healthy and settling in well at home."

Career and Professional Development


Boys and Girls Club of King County, Program Director - Career Internship Program, Seattle
Open until filled

Building Changes, Program Assistant, Seattle
Open until filled

CityClub, Development and Marketing Manager, Seattle
Part-time, Open until filled

CityClub, Jefferson Awards Coordinator, Seattle
Part-time, Closes: Nov 19

City of Auburn, Diversity Liaison
Open until filled

City of Seattle, Program Administrator (Sr. Planning and Development Specialist)
Closes: Nov 16

College Success Foundation, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Issaquah
Closes: Dec 31

OneAmerica, Manager, Innovations in English Language Learning Project (IELLP), Seattle
Full time, 18-month salaried position with excellent benefits (possibility of extension into permanent
Open until filled

Seattle Housing Authority, Policy Analyst
Open until filled

Stand for Children, Washington Communications Director, Seattle
Open until filled

Transportation Choices Coalition, Policy Director, Seattle
Closes: Nov 12

UW Bothell, Budget & Financial Manager
Open until filled

UW Bothell, Office of Advancement and External Relations

Advancement and External Relations Student Assistant

Open until filled


Volunteers of America, Food Bank Director, Everett
Open until filled

Washington CAN, Legislative Director, Seattle
Closes: Dec 21

Washington State Bar Association, Public Service Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

Washington Public Ports Association, Policy Director, Olympia
Closes: Nov 26

Washington State Budget & Policy Center, Seattle
Senior Policy Analyst
Open until filled

Washington State Budget & Policy Center, Seattle
Policy Analyst
Open until filled



4Culture, Winter Quarter Policy Internship, Seattle

Volunteer, 10-20 hrs/wk

Open until filled

Public Policy Internships
Paid internships at more than 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the US. Our comprehensive summer program includes two career workshops in Washington, DC, and weekly lectures by academics and policy professionals. Interns receive a stipend plus housing and travel assistance.
Deadline: Jan 31

Career-related Events (listed by date)
Networking for Shy People (and Everyone!)
Mon, Nov 15, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall 134
This workshop is for those of us (including one of the facilitators) who are, shall we say, "network challenged". Whether you are in the job search, exploring career options or researching graduate school opportunities, you will learn some easy, non-threatening ways to connect with others to meet your goals; including "the approach", ways to get "them" talking (so you can rest - and listen!), dealing with silence, getting the info, and how and when to move on. You will discover the excellent conversationalist that you are!You do not need to pre-register for this workshop.
Questions? Contact

ColorsNW Careers: Jobtini
Tues, Nov 16, 5:30-8:00pm
Spitfire Grill, 2219 4th Ave
Dress Code: Business Professional, a 21 & over event.
Free for all jobseekers!

Job Offer and Salary Negotiation workshop
Wed, Nov 17, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall 134

City Business Casual, City of Seattle
Thurs, Nov 18, 5:00-7:00pm
Polar Bar - 700 3rd Ave
Special guests will be Ethan Raup, Director of Policy and Departmental Operations, Mayor's Office, and Seattle City Librarian Susan Hildreth. No pre-registration for City Business Casual is necessary. The sessions do not include a formal program, but Office of Economic Development staff will actively make introductions and connections. Business owners and advocates will have a chance to ask questions, suggest ideas, and troubleshoot specific issues.

Federal Jobs: Find & Apply workshop
Fri, Nov 19, 1:00-2:30pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall 134
Are you interested in a great job - with a good salary, excellent benefits, and possible student loan repayment? Want a job where you can make a real difference - in the areas of health, environment, policy, international relations, and more? Consider working for the federal government - a sector doing lots of hiring! In this workshop, you'll learn how to find agencies that might interest you, locate federal job openings, and tailor your application materials to show how your qualifications match what federal hiring authorities are seeking. All academic disciplines welcome!


Fellowships and Funding


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for Intensive Summer Institutes
The CLS program provides fully-funded 7 - 10 week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Visit the program website for more information.
Deadline: Nov 15

UW Simpson Center for the Humanities Fall Funding
The Simpson Center invites project proposals in the humanities from UW faculty and graduate students. Funding opportunities include faculty and graduate student research fellowships; associate professor crossdisciplinary research initiatives; full professor crossdisciplinary conversation awards; crossdisciplinary graduate seminars; symposia, colloquia, and conferences; crossdisciplinary research clusters; large-scale collaborations; projects in the public humanities; and the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship in the Humanities.
Deadline: Nov 15

University of Washington Bothell Winter & Spring General Scholarships
Various awards for UW Bothell students graciously endowed from individuals, organizations, alumni, businesses and associations. All UW Bothell students are invited to apply. Visit the program website for more information.
Deadline: Dec 1

Humane Studies Fellowships
Awards of up to $15,000 for graduate students and outstanding undergraduates pursuing academic careers whose work advances a free society. Past fellows have researched the economics of healthcare policy and how property rights regimes affect natural resources allocation.
Deadline: Dec 31

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Information sessions at UW Seattle:
- Monday, November 15, 3:30-4:20pm, Denny 216
- Tuesday, November 16, 1:30-2:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258
- Wednesday, November 17, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317
- Tuesday, November 30, 2:30-3:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258
- Wednesday, December 1, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317
All application materials due Jan 15

2011 Pride Foundation/GSBA Scholarships
This year, $500,000 is available in scholarships to support education and leadership development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer students of any age; students who have an LGBT parent; and students who are straight allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community. Since 1990, more than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded. There are fifty different types of scholarships with awards up to $10,000 - but only one web-based application to complete!
Deadline: Jan 31

Americorps' Students in Service Program
Earn $1,132-2,675 in educational awards for your volunteer service!
Student volunteers working in the areas of human needs or services, education, environmental initiatives, homeland security and public safety are eligible to receive education grants based on various lengths of service. Visit the website and take the short tutorial to see if you qualify.
Open until filled


Professional Development/Miscellaneous 


Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Community
UW Seattle
Feb 17-18, 2011
Call for Sessions

Deadline: Nov 30

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Our mission is to foster a public forum for the discussion and timely dissemination of the most pressing challenges facing science and technology policy. We are currently seeking graduate student applications for associate editors, who will select papers for publication and correspond with authors during the editing process. Please forward this message on to students in pertinent departments. For more information, visit our website:

Essay Contest: "The Rights of Children and International Human Rights Law"
Deadline: Feb 1

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