September 21, 2011
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
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Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Announcements and Upcoming Events

New Student Orientation


Orientation for the incoming Cultural Studies and Policy Studies cohorts will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 4:30 to 9 PM. Cultural Studies will meet in room UW1-202, Policy Studies in room UW1-220. New students should plan to attend this important event. See you there!



Join the IAS Graduate Office in Welcoming Vy


Please help welcome our 2011 IAS Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA), Vy Nguyen. Vy is a second year Policy Studies student and will be responsible for a variety of activities that contribute to the successful operation of the IAS graduate programs, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and Master of Arts in Policy Studies. The GSA works closely with the IAS Graduate Office staff and interacts with UWB faculty and current students. Students will be receiving emails with program information from Vy throughout the academic year.


Vy, as GSA, hopes to improve the experience for grad students on the UW Bothell campus. Feel free to contact her anytime via e-mail ( with questions or to chat about life as a student or if you are interested in helping with the forming Graduate Student Council at UWB. Find her in the Truly House or around campus!



Travel Funding Available for Graduate Students


Students are eligible to receive up to $400 in conference travel funding per academic year. Applicants must be matriculated current students and enrolled in either the Cultural or Policy Studies programs with a minimum of 5 credits. If you plan to attend a conference during the 2011-12 academic year, please visit the Cultural Studies or Policy Studies student resources pages for details and to complete an Application for Travel Funding.



Kari LerumInterdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Research Colloquium

"Introducing Human Rights to the Anti-Sex-Trafficking Agenda" with Kari Lerum

Tuesday, October 4, 4:00-5:30 PM
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)

Join other IAS graduate students and faculty for the first research colloquium of the academic year.  Since the passing of the 2000 Trafficking Victims Protection Act, anti-trafficking efforts have grown in funding, political strength, and popular-culture appeal in the United States and globally. Particularly influential in shaping anti-trafficking policy in the United States are the "new abolitionists" whom are primarily concerned with "saving" sex workers and eradicating sexual commerce. Simultaneous to the development of abolitionist anti-trafficking and anti-prostitution efforts in the US, movements for sex worker rights have also grown in strength and visibility, impacting a variety of cultural, academic, and public health arenas. While these sex worker activists have widened the dialogue around sex workers' rights, their perspectives have not until recently been acknowledged by US policy makers. This talk will describe the unprecedented collaborative activist process by which a human rights agenda for US-based sex workers was introduced and approved at the United Nations Human Rights council through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, and will conclude with policy recommendations for the federal, state, and local levels of the United States.


Sharon DanielPublic Records | Secret Publics 

with Sharon Daniel 

Thursday, October 13, 4:00 PM

UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center


In this lecture, artist and scholar Sharon Daniel discusses her current series of new media documentaries which address social and economic injustice. DanielÂ's documentaries trace hidden causal chains that foster and perpetuate injustice across public sectors, ranging from inequality in health care and education to racial and class discrimination in the criminal justice system. Reception to follow.  Come one, come all!



MAPS studnets with W   Master of Arts in Policy Studies

   10th Anniversary Celebration


    Friday, November 4, 2011

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    North Creek Events Center



The Master of Arts in Policy Studies program invites you to celebrate our 10th anniversary! Join current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and policy professionals in marking this achievement.


Since launching in 2001, the Master of Arts in Policy Studies has provided a transformative graduate education to more than 160 students and alumni. The Policy Studies program enables students to translate interdisciplinary understandings into the professional competence essential to making substantive contributions to their communities.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER announced!  David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist based in Oakland and Berkeley, California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He has been a reporter and documentary photographer for 18 years, shooting for many national publications. He has exhibited his work nationally, and in Mexico, the UK and Germany. Bacon covers issues of labor, immigration and international politics.  He is currently also documenting popular resistance to war and attacks on immigrant labor and civil rights, and he has received numerous awards for both his writing and photography.

Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Cultural Studies


Alumni Step into Exciting New Jobs 


In July, Angelica Macklin (2010) accepted a position with the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning as their Multimedia Producer.  Angelica writes, "It is an awesome opportunity to have a high impact on children, families, and society at a national level.  Over the summer I began documenting the great work that Head Start teachers are doing both in our state and around the U.S. and am encountering amazing stories of generations of Head Start participants who have been positively impacted by the program in life changing ways."  Additionally, Angelica co-taught a summer seminar for local educators at the UW Jackson School of International Studies.  Through the seminar, educators listened to guest speakers who shared their personal stories of survival and escape from Nazi Germany, war-torn Cambodia, and other turbulent regions of the world.  Then, working in groups, the educators created digital materials that captured those dramatic stories, providing a powerful teaching tool for their own classrooms.  To learn more, visit:


Angelica Filming Head Start Students in Wapato, WA












Salem Lévesque (2011) has joined the Learning Technologies team as the new Digital Media Coordinator for the University of Washington Bothell. With many years of multimedia and IT experience, along with his Cultural Studies degree, Salem hopes to invest his time and energy into the Digital Media Lab by offering up an open and honest learning environment. Congratulations, Salem.


Mona Halcomb (2011) has accepted the position of Dean for Student Life at Northwest Indian College. She will begin her new position in September. Mona told us, "I am sure my degree in cultural studies made me a serious candidate for this position and I am grateful for UWB because I met so many wonderful faculty, staff, and of course my outstanding cohort there!" We wish Mona well in her position as Dean.


Cultural Studies Grad Gets Published


Joy MacTavish-Unten (2010)has had an article, "Supporting LGBTQ Families: A Brief Cultural Competency Guide for Childbirth Educators and Doulas," published in the International Journal of Childbirth Education. (Volume 26, Number 3, summer 2011.) You can read the article here.


Joy stated that her experience in the Cultural Studies program directly contributed to this work.



Recent Grad to Begin PhD Program


Debbie Brown (2011) accepted an offer of admission to the PhD program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, autumn 2011. Leadership Studies combines cultural studies theory and social justice theory with organizational systems theory, particularly in non-profit or service organizations, and is one of the fastest-growing new multi-disciplines in higher education. Debbie is especially excited that Gonzaga has four study-abroad programs in Zambia and has a sister university there, since Zambia was a main focus of her studies in the Cultural Studies program.


Debbie also shared that she has had an article, a shorter version of her capstone, accepted by "Space and Culture," a journal published by SAGE that looks at geography and cultural studies. Her article is titled, "Bourdieuian Spaces and the Field of Philanthropy: A Situated Cultural Studies Analysis of Philanthropic Ideas and Practices," and will be published in about six months. 



Shana Hirsch, second year student, received a 2011 Masters Endowment Grant from the Rural Sociological Society to assist in funding her capstone research project. Shana's project will involve ethnographic research of young and beginning farmers, and looking at place-based education and community formation in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Shana received her award at the Rural Sociological Societies' annual conference in Boise, ID on July 29th. 



Congratulations to Ty Edwards, new to Cultural Studies this autumn. Ty was elected as Executive Representative to ASUWB.



Policy Studies



Lauren Dunn, second year student, has accepted the position of Student Program Assistant to the UWB Chancellor's Forum. The Forum provides an opportunity to engage faculty, staff, and the broader community in exploration, discovery, and conversations about ideas and issues of importance to the future of our community and beyond.


Lauren will assist in event planning and execution, communications and promotions, and website maintenance, while contributing to creation of a high-profile campus/community event in 2012.

Congratulations, Lauren!




Congratulations to the IAS Graduate Faculty for Their Recent Accomplishments:



Gwen Ottinger published her co-edited book , Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement (MIT Press).


Ben Gardner received a grant to lead a year-long lecture/workshop/course series on "Indigenous Encounters: Roots, Routes, and Sovereignty."


Martha Groom gave the plenary address on promoting interdisciplinary conservation practice at the Student Conference for Conservation Science.


Elizabeth Thomas completed revisions and the instructor's manual for Community Psychology: Linking Individuals and Communities, 3rd edition.


S. Charusheela is editor of the journal Rethinking Marxism.


Rob Turner will soon co-lead a workshop on "Developing Models for Teaching Sustainability 101" at the International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.


Bruce Burgett began a three-year term as chair of the National Advisory Board of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.


Bruce Kochis was selected to give the keynote address on human rights to the Seattle Times/Title VI workshop on human rights in Asia.


Nives Dolsak published "Diffusion of Market Instruments: The Case of Air Pollution" with former IAS student Karen Sampson.


Ron Krabill collaborated with Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Elizabeth Thomas, and Bruce Burgett on the forthcoming "The Affirmative Character of Cultural Studies" in the International Journal of Cultural Studies.


Jeanne Heuving published "Kathleen Fraser and the Transmutation of Love" in Contemporary Literature.


Andrea Stone co-published "Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts Associated with Co-occurring Depression and Conduct Problems in Early Adolescence."



Career and Professional Development

Jobs  (by closing date, then alpha)  


City of Seattle, Planning & Development Specialist II - Temporary
Closes: Sept 27

Densho, Outreach and Communications Manager, Seattle
Closes: Sept 30

Reel Grrls, Executive Director, Seattle
Closes: Oct 3

Washington Nonprofits, Policy Associate (part-time), Tacoma
Closes: Oct 7

Richard Hugo House, Executive Director, Seattle
Closes: Nov 1

AtWork!, Program Manager, Bellevue
Open until filled


College Success Foundation, Research and Evaluation Analyst, Issaquah
Open until filled 

Impact Capital, Program Officer, Seattle
Open until filled 

Gates Foundation, Program Officer, Measurement, Learning and Evaluation, U.S. Program - Education, Seattle
Open until filled 

Gates Foundation, Program Officer, College Ready Work, Seattle
Open until filled 

Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Director of Advocacy, Seattle
Open until filled 


Seattle Art Museum, Museum Educator, Seattle
Open until filled 

SEIU Healthcare, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, Federal Way
Open until filled 





One Day's Wage, Grants Research Analyst Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 10 hrs/wk
Closes: Sept 30

Seattle Center Foundation, 50th Anniversary of Seattle World's Fair, Various internships
Husky Jobs #: 56876
Closes: Oct 9 

Planned Parenthood, Public Affairs Intern, Seattle
10-20 hrs/wk
Closes: Nov 7 

Council on American Islamic Relations- Washington (CAIR-WA), Government Affairs Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 12 hrs/wk
Open until filled


Global Washington, Annual Conference Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, hours flexible
Looking for a highly capable graduate student for an internship starting now through the fall quarter in support of the annual conference.  Information on internships here.  Contact Lisa if interested.
Career-related Events


Career and Community Connections Fair
Thurs, Oct 6, 3:00-6:00pm
UW Bothell Promenade
Employers are looking to hire UW Bothell Huskies for internships and career positions. Companies from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be on the promenade representing their programs and they will be ready to answer any questions you might have. Be sure to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of your resume! 

Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!) workshop
Fri, Oct 7, 12:30-1:30pm
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!

Resume Writing Seminar
Wed, Oct 12, 3:30-6:30
UW Bothell, UW1 060
Writing a resume is more than just a piece of paper with your education and work history; it is a piece of advertising. Whether you are a student or a veteran of the workforce, come learn tips to advance your resume writing skills and land the job of your dreams.

Federal Jobs and Internships: Find and Apply for Summer 2012
Tues, Oct 25, 12-1:00pm
UW Bothell, UW1 103
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


Funding your Graduate Education
Mon, Oct 3, 4:30-5:20pm
Tues, Oct 4, 1:30-2:20
UW Seattle Reseach Commons (ground floor of the Allen Library)
There is no question that the funding of higher education, particularly at the graduate level, is an ongoing challenge for most students.  However, there are strategies you can learn and employ to increase your funding resources. In this workshop you will learn some of the basic categories of funding and learn how to identify and search for potential funding sources.  Also, the earlier you get started the better. This presentation is idea for new graduate students as well as students midway through their studies. It is also excellent for advanced undergraduates or anyone considering applying to graduate school in the future. Our presenter is Graduate Funding Information Manager, Julie Tanaka.


U.S. Department of State, 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.
Critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Deadline: Nov 15

UW Bothell Believe Student Support Fund

Up to $750 non-renewable scholarship for currently enrolled UW Bothell students who are members of an underrepresented group or community for participation in extracurricular competitions, conferences and academic events.  Due consideration will be given to candidates who clearly demonstrate qualities of character and leadership and who exhibit a strong commitment to community service and academic achievement. 
No deadline; applications continually accepted on a rolling basis 



Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference "Culture Matters," Call for Proposals 

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
March 28-April 1, 2012
Deadline: Oct 3


Wave Books, Call for Submissions

Wave Books is now accepting presentation proposals for its 2nd annual festival, 3 Days of Poetry. This year's theme is POETRY IN TRANSLATION. The festival will take place at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, November 4th-6th. We are looking for readings of original translated works, presentations, or conversations on the topic of translated poetry. Each session should be 30-40 minutes, with 10 additional minutes to answer questions. Please keep in mind that audio/video equipment is limited at best, since all sessions will take place in various spaces in the Henry Art Gallery.  Please send a CV (if you don't have a CV, include a cover letter), a completed presentation proposal submission form (attached), and a work sample. The work sample should be relevant to your presentation and no more than five pages in length. If your sample is online, you can include links in the body of your email. Each participant is responsible for his or her own travel and lodging costs. Accepted participants receive full access to the festival, a festival packet with handmade books and ephemera, and the opportunity to present with: Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Don Mee Choi, Zhang Er, Jonathan Way, Alejandro de Acosta, Deborah Woodard, Michael Biggins, Sarah Valentine, Maged Zaher, Michael Wiegers, Graham Foust, Samuel Frederick, Anthony McCann, Summer Robinson, and Kevin Craft. Send all materials to Brittany Dennison at

Deadline: Sept 30


Study Abroad Info Session
Wed, Oct 12, 12:00-4:00pm
UW Bothell Commons
Representatives from the Office of International Programs & Exchanges will be on campus to talk about the variety of ways UW Bothell students can pursue international education opportunities.

Jack Straw Productions Artist Residency Programs
Offered to established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation Deadline: Oct 31, 5pm

The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To inquire about disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at least ten days prior to the event at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.3581, or email