March 14, 2012
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Announcements and Upcoming Events



IAS Professor Leslie Ashbaugh Recipient of UW Bothell 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award


Professor Leslie Ashbaugh has consistently been described as an outstanding teacher and demonstrates genuine concern about student learning and the relationship between the student and faculty member. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award, given by the Associated Students of the University of Washington, in 2001.

Leslie joined the UW Bothell faculty in 1998 as a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Her specialization is Southern Africa, Zambia, Feminist Anthropology, Political and Economic Anthropology, Urban Anthropology, Migration Studies, Family Studies in the U.S. and Educational Inequalities.

The UW Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award, created in 1995, is presented each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching, exemplifying what it means to fulfill the academic mission of the University of Washington Bothell.

Congratulations Professor Ashbaugh!   

Upcoming Events

Graduate Commons Opens in March


We are pleased to announce the opening of the Graduate Commons, a space in which all UW Bothell graduate students can relax, study, and collaborate. To mark the opening of this facility, we've scheduled four days of open houses: March 27 - 30 3 - 6 pm each day. Please stop by any of these events to see the space, enjoy refreshments, and meet other graduate students.


Program coordinators/managers will be activating graduate students' Husky cards so that you can swipe into the building during hours of operations. By swiping into the Graduate Commons, each individual user will agree to a set of usage guidelines, which will be posted in the Commons.  


Next Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium:       


Johanna Crane
Johanna Crane
"Donation, Compensation, and Data: The Politics of Transnational HIV Research in Uganda" with Johanna Crane  

Tuesday, April 3
4:00-5:30 PM
Rose Room (UW1-280)

All are welcome! No RSVP required.




Happy former PhD students

   SAVE THE DATE: PhD Seminar!


   Tuesday, April 10





This event will provide information and insights on the discernment, search, and application process and will feature a panel discussion with past doctoral students on their career paths.  




Important Deadline


If you are planning to graduate this quarter, a Master's Degree Request must be submitted to the Graduate School by X.



Student, Alumni, and Faculty News


Cultural Studies 



MACS 2011 alumni Ruth Gregory, Ryan Sackman, and Luke Ware recently finished a short documentary for the International Documentary Challenge - a timed film making competition where filmmakers have 5 days to create a short non-fiction film, 4-7 minutes long.  The film titled "Hazzard" is about the work of Dr. Linda Hazzard, a prominent voice in Seattle health care issues in the early 1900s. Hazzard was a fasting specialist who watched 40 of her patients wither into death's embrace following her "diet." 


Luke was the producer, Ryan handled special effects, and Ruth wrote and directed the piece. They received assistance from several other participants.  


Well done. We hope to hear that this film is an award winner! 


Policy Studies



Marci Burden (2010) has taken a position as a Research Program Coordinator with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the Basic Sciences department. Marci will be coordinating training grants and overseeing budgets and general administration for departmental research labs. Marci shared, "I think it will be a great job, and the Hutch is a place where I can see myself staying for some time." 

Congratulations Marci.



Joshua Thompson (2011) accepted the position of Legislative Aide to the Snohomish County Council Member Stephanie Wright, who represents District 3. Joshua previously served as campaign manager for her recent reelection.  

Congratulations, Joshua.




IAS Graduate Faculty



Nives Dolsak, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, visited the Department of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia on an exchange program between the two universities from February 16 - February 28. During her visit, she gave two talks: a lecture entitled Sources and Solutions of Environmental Problems in the International Master of Business and a research presentation entitled Ratification of International Environmental Regimes: Political Economy Approach.  She also explored opportunities for student exchanges between the UW and University of Ljubljana, Department of Economics.
During her visit, Professor Dolsak was interviewed by a business correspondent of Delo, the largest Slovenian newspaper. The interview appeared in the weekend edition on March 3, 2012. The interview is available online in Slovenian. 




Professor Kanta Kochhar-Lundgren has had a busy fall and winter participating in the following:
Selected Participant/ International Arts Residency at RIACE, Raghurajpur. India, September 23- October 28, 2011.
Performed Solo: "Mangalacharana," RIACE Festival, Raghurajpur. India, October 28, 2011.

Kanta also gave the following Invited Talks and Workshops:
 "Dramatizing Water: Performance, Anthropology, and the Transnational," National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, November 22, 2011.
"The Dancing Body: Global Circulations in Musical Theatre," National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, November 24, 2011.
"Dramatizing Water: Performance, Anthropology, and the Transnational," University of Central Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur, India, Nov. 10, 2011.
Physical Theatre Workshop: Water, University of Central Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur, India, Nov. 10, 2011.
"Why Cultural Studies?" Uktal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, India, October 25, 2011.  




Professor Kari Lerum has been busy giving talks to a range of audiences about topics related to sex work, labor rights vs. trafficking, human rights, and public scholarship. She was an invited speaker for a symposium on "The Paradox of Social Justice" (Cal-Poly Pomona, Feb 9), a panel member on  "Approaching Public scholarship from Diverse Disciplines"(Simpson Center,  Feb. 17), a panel speaker for "Rights vs. Rescue: Sex worker rights, harm reduction, and the law" (Seattle Public Library, March 3), and an invited speaker for the Northshore Rotary Club (March 7), and the International Women's Day rally (Westlake Center, Seattle. March 10).


Kari has been appointed editor of the MEDIAtions section of Contexts, a journal of the American Sociological Association and is also a consulting editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior, a journal of International Academy of Sex research.  


Kari also has a new book chapter appearing in "Here Come the Brides: Reflection of Lesbian Love and Marriage" (Seal Press, 2012). She has also had "What's Love Got to do with?: Life Lessons from Multiracial Feminism" in Presumed Incompetent: the Intersection of Race and Class for Women in Academia. (University of Utah Press, 2012) 

Congratulations, Kari.   




This spring break Lecturer Julie Shayne will be facilitating a session she co-organized with Jennifer Atkinson at the upcoming AACU "Student Success: Pushing Boundaries, Raising Bars" conference in Seattle. Professors Shayne and Atkinson organized a session titled "Community Connections and Multiple Perspectives in Undergraduate Research" which focuses on best practices for teaching undergraduate students to conduct interdisciplinary research. Panelists include Camille Walsh, IAS faculty, Dani Rowland and Alyssa Deutschler, UWB Research and Instruction Librarians, and Brenden McLane, IAS undergraduate student and soon-to-be alum.


Julie will leave the AACU conference in Seattle to head to San Diego to present a paper at the Pacific Sociological Association annual conference. Her paper is titled "Exile Feminists without Borders: Chileans in Vancouver, Canada (1973-1992)" and comes from her book They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism (Lexington, 2009). She will be presenting on a panel titled "Women in the Global South."


Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


Port of Seattle, Seaport Liaison and Policy Manager, Seattle
Closes: March 16

City of Edmonds, Senior Office Specialist - Cultural Services Program
Closes: March 16

United Way King County, Impact Manager - Out of the Rain, Seattle
Closes: March 20

The Vera Project, Program Director, Seattle
Closes: March 22

UW Simpson Center, Program Coordinator (50%, 11 months), Seattle
Closes: March 26 (extended from Mar 19!)

City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Communications and Public Relations Manager
Closes: March 27

Climate Solutions, Sustainable Aviation Fuels Program Associate, Seattle
Part-time, temporary
Open until filled

College Success Foundation, Program Officer/Foster Care, Issaquah
Open until filled

Enviroissues, Seattle
Several positions

Public Profit, Data Coordinator, Oakland, CA
Open until filled

Teach for America, Director of Community and School Partnerships, Seattle
Open until filled


The Council of State Governments ERC, Policy Analyst, Seattle and New York
Open until filled 






King County, Graduate Internship - Transit's Market Development Group, Seattle
Paid, 20 hrs/wk with option to work full time over summer
Closes: March 16

Paid internship position with the University of Washington Press to work in a variety of departments, including editorial, production, and marketing. The position requires a commitment to work 20 hours per week throughout academic year 2012-2013 and provides support equivalent to a 50% GSA position for three academic quarters. Salary is commensurate with degree level.
Deadline: 5pm, April 13

Pacific Northwest Economic Region, Energy Policy Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 15-20 hrs/wk, March-August
Open until filled



Career-related Events


Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) "Staying Connected Socials"
Please join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a night of relaxed conversation, networking and fun with UW graduate students of color from all disciplines.
5-8 p.m.
Next Social: Fri, March 16, 5:00-8:00pm
Hotel Deca, The District Lounge

GO-MAP's 2012 Spring Quarter Reception
Thurs, March 29, 4-6PM
UW Seattle, The UW Club
The 2012 Spring Quarter Reception is a chance for current graduate students of color, faculty and staff to reconnect with each other and to help the Graduate School welcome newly-admitted graduate students of color to the University of Washington. 

Tues, April 10, 3-pm
Alaska Airlines Arena (Hec Ed)
Featuring more than 100 employers, many of them looking for fill jobs and internships.

UW Bothell Spring Career and Internship Fair
Wed, April 18, 3-6pm and Thursday April 19, 10am-1pm
North Creek Events Center
Come learn and network with a number of different companies and organizations located in the greater Seattle area.

Global Health Conference at UW
April 27-29
The 9th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference titled "At a Crossroads: Choosing Hidden Paths in Global Health" will take place on UW campus April 27-29.  University of Washington students from across disciplines have come together to create a conference focusing on issues they feel are critical but largely ignored in global health in hopes of bringing a new direction to the global health agenda, including social justice, climate change, mental health, marginalized populations.  Registration is $50 for students and medical residents and $100 for community members. For more information and to register, please go to


Fellowships and Funding


Bullitt Environmental Fellowship
The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.
Deadline: April 1

The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washington undergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs. Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University of Washington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials.
Deadline: April 18

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council-is an early career educational and training opportunity. It is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.  Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years are eligible to apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field.  The program takes place in Washington, D.C. and is open to all U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who meet the eligibility criteria. Non-U.S. citizens who are not U.S. legal permanent residents must be currently enrolled in a U.S. university and have proof of holding valid J or F-1 status or work authorization.
References due April 27
Applications due May 1


Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


2012 Imagining America National Conference - Call for Participation
October 5-7, 2012, New York, NY
Linked Fates and Futures: Communities and Campuses as Equitable Partners?
Proposals due: April 23  

Humanities Washington Seeks Presenters for Statewide Speakers Bureau 
Humanities Washington is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as 2012-14 presenters for its statewide Speakers Bureau program. One of Humanities Washington's most popular programs, the Speakers Bureau offers free public presentations across the state on numerous topics. Humanities Washington's speakers inspire audiences to think, learn, engage and often laugh.  Presenters agree to make five to ten 60-minute presentations during each program year and receive an honorarium of $300 per presentation.
Deadline: April 27  


Interdisciplinary Humanities, Call for journal submissions
The Fall 2012 issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities will be a special issue on service-learning in the humanities.  The editors welcome submissions of articles, essays, and reflective pieces on service-learning from various points of view: students, faculty, agency mentors, and higher-education and non-profit community administration and staff. Documents may focus on studies, theory, practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and school-community partnerships as they apply to service-learning. The co-editors for this special issue are Isabel Baca (University of Texas-El Paso) and Joana Owens (Jacksonville University).   Send inquiries and papers to Isabel Baca at: and Joana Owens:
Deadline: May 1    


Radical Women, Archive Assistant

Volunteer, Spring Quarter

The archives of our organization cover 40 years and are in need of cataloging and sorting. Future historians, women's studies students, and information science students would find this a fascinating project. We will start by inventorying and organizing file boxes by category, researching possible libraries and archives that might take some of the material, and weeding out materials that are not worth keeping. By helping to preserve and organize our history, it will be possible to make it available to researchers on feminist organizing, local movements for social change, and radical movements in the U.S. Contact Helen Gilbert:, (206) 722-6057. 




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