January 14, 2013
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Admissions Deadlines Approaching for the IAS Graduate Studies Programs!


Priority deadlines for admission to the Autumn 2013 cohorts for the IAS graduate studies programs are coming up quickly. If you know someone who is considering applying, please pass along the following deadlines to them: 

  • MA in Cultural Studies: February 1
  • MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics: February 1
  • MA in Policy Studies: March 1

Questions about admissions or requests for more information should be directed to Kate Osmond at kosmond@uwb.edu

IAS Cultural Studies Association Announces 11th Annual Conference

The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) has announced its eleventh annual conference will take place May 23 through 26 at Columbia College in Chicago.The theme of this year's conference, Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts, encourages submissions that reflect on the nature, limits, and merits of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. The new CSA website is now live and accepting submissions for the 2013 conference.  


Key Dates: 

Open for Proposal Submissions: January 7, 2013 - Submit an abstract

Deadline for Proposals: February 11, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: March 18, 2013

Early Conference Registration: March 4, 2013 - April 22, 2013

Deadline for Inclusion in the Conference Program: May 13, 2013

Husky Career Network Seeking Alumni Volunteers

Husky Career Network offers current students and UW Alumni Association members complementary access to a searchable nationwide database* of alumni volunteers offering networking referrals and information about their field. These Husky volunteers are willing to provide information on their industries, organizations, and job functions, to discuss their own career paths, and to offer suggestions to students and fellow alums considering similar careers or career transitions. Alumni - please consider being a resource to your fellow Huskies by volunteering!

*Students wishing to access the database should create a UWAA profile.

IAS Faculty Win Research and Collaboration Grants

Six IAS faculty members won research and collaboration grants from the Simpson Center for the Humanities in its fall funding round. In 2013-14, Susan Harewood will join the Center's Society of Scholars to support her work on "Soca Vibes: Learning to Perform the Nation." Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung will work together in a Collaboration Studio on "Re-mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities," while Gwen Ottinger will lead another on "Climate Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Wind Energy." Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling will collaborate with UW Seattle colleagues to create a Symposium on "Affect and Audience in the Digital Age."


Bill Seaburg Retires After Two Decades in IAS

Bill Seaburg retired at the end of Autumn quarter after nearly two decades of research, teaching, and service at UW Bothell. Seaburg is an anthropologist who specializes in Northwest Indian languages, cultures, and oral traditions. He has published many books and articles, including Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales; Coquille Thompson, Athabaskan Witness: A Cultural Biography, The Nehalem Tillamook: An Ethnography, and Pitch Woman and Other Stories: The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian. He won the campus's Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award in 2006. Seaburg will stay connected to IAS as an Emeritus Professor. Many thanks to Bill for his years of commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, dedication to students, and collegiality.



UPCOMING EVENTS                


Readings from the Convergence Zone and Other Phenomena    


Inspired by the Puget Sound Convergence Zone, the meteorological phenomenon that sends bands of rainfall teeming across the verdant University of Washington Bothell campus, the new MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics has launched its series, Readings from the Convergence Zone.


Nick Monfort will be reading from his creative work, including a work in progress, All the Way for the Win, and the recently-published Riddle and Bind, Thursday, January 17. Follow the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics on Facebook for information on upcoming readings.

Bothell Youth Court Launch Celebration

Bothell Youth Court (BYC), a collaborative effort of the City of Bothell Municipal Court and University of Washington Bothell, will celebrate its launch on January 28,2013 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the University of Washington Bothell North Creek Events Center. BYC fosters community interests in safety, efficiency and civic engagement, as high school students take charge of their own courtroom in legal proceedings for traffic infractions committed by teens  in the community. Community members are encouraged to join the celebration, which will include refreshments and a mock youth court hearing created and staged by BYC teen participants. More information is available from Karen Torrado or from the BYC website.   


First Friday Art Exhibit at Lucid Jazz Lounge


Join other students and alums at a one-night-only event, featuring the work of freelance Seattle photojournalist and filmmaker David Ryder at Lucid Jazz Lounge "First Friday" on February 1. A graduate of the Master of Arts program in Cultural Studies at UW Bothell (2011), Ryder will share a photo collection representing love, and the power it has to redefine, heal, celebrate and restore at the event. The exhibit will include his coverage of same-sex marriage in Washington state, spiritual ceremonies on the Duwamish River, Occupy protests and tango in Argentina. Prints will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the University of Washington Community Peace Garden. Lucid Lounge is located at 5241 University Way NE, Seattle. The evening will also feature an exclusive cocktail and dessert menu.


School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium 


Join us for a monthly showcase of research-in-progress by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members. The campus-community and the general public are invited to interact with faculty in conversations about their research, gain a sense of how research practices shift as they move across disciplines and sectors, and think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design.   


Mark your calendars for upcoming presentations: 


Community, Knowledge, Economy  
Colin Danby

Tuesday, February 5, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)  


This paper distinguishes two accounts of community, and the knowledge community supports: the large, holist, from-above concept of "culture," and the ground-level intersubjectivity that rests on extended living and work with particular other people. These accounts are commonly combined, so that "intersubjective" is generalized from particular relationships to a larger intersubjective space in which many people participate, bringing it into line with the holist concept of culture. This conflation is unwarranted.


After distinguishing a robust ground-level intersubjectivity that is not reliant on a holist doctrine of culture, I show that it provides a social-ontological base for drawing together insights from feminist, Austrian, and Post Keynesian economics about the nature and limitations of people's knowledge.


Comedies of Surplus: Representing the Garden in Recent American Literature

Tuesday, March 4, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Jennifer Atkinson  


Please visit the web for detailed information, upcoming presentations, and past colloquium archives.         


Innovation Forum 2013: Engaging Design  


Innovation Forum 2013: Engaging Design, which will take place February 11 through 14 at the University of Washington Bothell, intends to bring together a broad audience from around the region, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members, to engage in a deep dialogue and exchange on wide-ranging engagement with the process of design. UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan says this signature event for UW Bothell "affirms our role as a thought leader and an institution focused on innovation and creativity." More information about the event is available here.


Research in Progress


The Research-in-Progress (RIP) seminar series highlights the ongoing research of UW Bothell faculty, while fostering interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. These presentations, sponsored by the Office of Research, take place the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in LB1-205, and are open to all interested faculty, students and staff.


Two IAS faculty members will present talks this quarter as part of the RIP series:   


Kristin Gustafson will present "What's in a Name? - Immigrant Journalism in a Digital Age" February 12.


Camille Walsh will present "Race, Taxes and Rights: Taxpayer Identity and the Structure of Racial Inequality" February 19.


Student, Alumni, and Faculty News




Christa Bell (Cultural Studies, 2014) will attend "Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West," in Paris, France, January 17 through January 20. The conference is sponsored by the Photography & Imaging department at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Christa will present on her experience at the conference during spring quarter. (Coordinates will share details about her upcoming presentation when they are confirmed.)  


Jun Chen (Cultural Studies, 2014) has been awarded a $1200 Natalie K. Lang International & Immigrant Student Scholarship from UW Bothell. These competitive scholarships go to international or immigrant students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the local and/or global community. Jun has been admitted to 2013 United Nations Practicum in Advocacy, a UN training program led by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and other international NGOs. She will participate as a delegate of the NGOs at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to be held in March 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The CSW theme for 2013 is the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.  


Erin Sanchez (Cultural Studies, 2013) will be teaching a 2-credit Writing Studio at UW Bothell this quarter. The Writing Studio, a new course designed to help students become better, more confident writers, is open to all freshman and it is taught in a workshop format. The course, designed and led by Karen Rosenberg, Director of the Writing and Communication Center, and Kris Kellejian, Director of Composition, was piloted last quarter. Currently, Erin is in the final stages of her Capstone, which melds communication theory, politics and the arts. Her long time passion for writing and her goal of developing her writing skills are being fulfilled through her experience in the MACs program. For the past year, she has been tutoring at UW Bothell's Writing and Communication Center, and is pursuing a number of professional writing endeavors. Erin plans to continue to work with students in higher education and to build her freelance writing portfolio.




Priya Frank (Cultural Studies, 2011) is curating a an exhibit of work by photojournalist David Ryder (Cultural Studies, 2011), which will be featured at Lucid Jazz Lounge Februrary 1, 2013. (See Upcoming Event announcement above.) Priya currently serves as Assistant Director of Advancement at the University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, where her passion for supporting access and opportunities for students and communities of color is utilized through fundraising, communications and community relations.  


Courtney Normand (Policy Studies, 2008) recently received a "Campaign Heroine" award from the National Women's Political Caucus of Washington. The award honors her service as Washington Field Team Lead at Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest (PPVN) during the past election season. Courtney landed her job at PPVN while finishing her degree in Policy Studies at UW Bothell. Her capstone project compared teen health outcomes of different sexual health education programs ("abstinence-only-until-marriage" versus "comprehensive" curricula). Courtney says the foundation in public policy she received in the MAPS program has helped her grow in her position at PPVN.  




Dan Berger published an interview with David Gilbert in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture. Gilbert was a founding member of the Columbia University chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and later a member of the Weather Underground; he is currently in prison in New York state, where he started the first peer-education program on AIDS in prison and has continued to be an antiracist activist and author. View or download the discussion of three contemporary social movements: Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and prisoner rights activism.


Amaranth Borsuk spoke recently on the future of the book at the Feria Internacional Del Libro Infantil y Juvenil in Mexico City, an annual children's and young adult book fair. Her talk, translated into Spanish, is featured here. She also received a grant from Chicago's Center for Book and Paper Arts, together with collaborators Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher. The funding will enable the team to create an interactive iPad app for Borsuk and Durbin's generative poetry book Abra, which will be issued simultaneously as a limited-edition artist's book by the CBPA. Read more here. 


Ted Hiebert will be exhibiting his art work or curating the work of others at three Seattle venues this January and February. "Hybrids and Other Strange Amalgamations" is a group exhibition curated by Barbara Shaiman at the Seattle Art Museum (January 10-February 9). "Peak Shift" is an exhibit at the Shift Collaborative Studio (January 3-February 2). "Second Front Ends the World" is a Noxious Sector Project (January 3-February 2). Don't miss these opportunities to check out Hiebert's work.


Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren spoke and performed in Tennessee and Hong Kong. She was a Minority Guest Artist-in-Residence at the Dance and Theatre Department at Middle Tennessee State University, where she gave talks, performed, and facilitated dance and theatre workshops on diversity, autobiography, and performance. In Hong Kong, she participated in a ten day research laboratory on haptic interfaces. Future Windows: Home/Land, a dance/installation developed in collaboration with five Hong Kong artists, premiered at the Haptic InterFace Exhibit at Koo Ming Kwon Exhibition Gallery, in Hong Kong from November 21-Dec. 16. She also gave an invited talk on "Haptic Play: Materials, Bodies, and Architectures in Dance and Design" at the International Conference on Research Creativity: Praxis conference in Hong Kong.


Gwen Ottinger was named recently as an affiliate of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University (CSPO). The CSPO is an intellectual and institutional network focused on enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society's pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The network helps decision makers and institutions grapple with the power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future. Ottinger brings to the CSPO her expertise in environmental health, policy, and justice.

Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


City of Seattle, Program Manager for Homelessness Investments
Closes: Jan 15

Seattle City Light, Public Relations Specialist
Closes: Jan 22

World Affairs Council, Director of International Visitor Program, Seattle
Closes: Jan 22

Building Changes, Measurement and Learning Manager, Seattle
Closes: Jan 31

North Seattle Community College, Women's Center Manager
Closes Feb 1

Friends of Youth, Community Grant Writer, Kirkland
Open until filled

Frye Art Museum, Senior Educator, Seattle
Open until filled

Gilmore Research Group, Research Associate
HuskyJobs: 66837
Open until filled

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Communications Coordinator, Seattle
HuskyJobs: 66741
Open until filled

Seattle Art Museum (SAM), Digital Media Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Community Relations Officer, Seattle
HuskyJobs: 66777
Open until filled

Visualscope Studios, Content Writer - Blogger, Bellevue
Open until filled

Zombie Studios, Game Writer, Seattle
Open until filled





Seattle Public Utilities, Web Content Production Graduate Intern, Seattle
Paid, up to 18-month internship, 15-20 hrs/wk during school, up to 40 hrs/wk during breaks
Closes: Jan 15

USAID Global Health Fellows Program II, Summer 2013 Internships, Washington D.C.
Internship dates: May 28-August 20, 2013
Deadline: Jan 28, 5pm EST

Forterra, Stewardship Programs Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 8 hrs/wk
Start date: Jan 21
Open until filled

North Sound Life, Writer, Mill Creek/Lynnwood/Everett
Volunteer, Part-time
Open until filled



Career-related Events


Introduction to Scholarships Workshop 
Wed, Jan 23, 3:30pm-4:30pm 
Thurs, Jan 24, 3:30pm-4:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103
Are you curious about scholarship opportunities to help you study abroad, do research, or develop your leadership skills? Could you use some tips on how to increase your chances of receiving an award? This workshop will introduce students to scholarship search resources and provide tips for becoming a competitive applicant.  Register here. * Note: If you're unable to attend one of the sessions, you can watch a condensed online version of "Introduction to Scholarships" and follow along with the handout.

UW Diversity Career Fair
Thurs, Jan 24, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
UW Seattle, HUB
The career fair is for ALL MAJORS (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences) and is the only diversity job fair held at the University of Washington. This years fair will be held at the Husky Union Building(HUB). Each year employers are looking for undergraduate and graduate students looking for a career, internships, summer jobs and co-op opportunities.

Resume Writing Seminar
Mon, Jan 28, 3:30pm-4:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-201
Learn how to improve your resume, increasing the chance of getting an interview.

Working the Room
Mon, Jan 28, 3:30 - 5 pm
UW Seattle, BAGLEY 260
This event is for grad students and postdocs.
Want to make the most of the January 30th Grad Student & Postdoc Networking Reception...or a similar event? This workshop will help you understand and apply strategies for making a good impression and building relationships at networking events, conferences, professional association meetings, and other gatherings. Topics include how to prepare for such events, craft a personal script, exchange business cards without dropping your drink, gracefully exit a conversation, and more.  No registration required.

Getting Hired with a Graduate Degree: Tips from Employers
Wed, Jan 30, 4 - 5:30 pm
UW Seattle, KANE 220
This event is for grad students & postdocs.
Feeling uncertain about what you want to do next or unclear about how to get there? Taking some time to explore the myriad employment options open to individuals with graduate degrees, and to learn strategies for making yourself competitive for those options, might help ease your mind.
You're invited to come listen to employer representatives discuss tips for landing interesting positions in large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and universities.  The event is free.

Grad Student & Postdoc Networking Reception
Wed, Jan 30, 5:30 - 7 pm
UW Seattle, KANE 225
All UW grad students, professional students, and postdocs are invited to practice their networking skills and create new connections by talking with UW graduate-level alumni and business leaders about diverse career directions, effective job search strategies, potential job and internship leads, and more.
Advisers and faculty members are also welcome to attend.
Light snacks, beer, and wine will be served!  The event is free.

Federal Jobs: Find & Apply
Fri, Feb 1, 1:30-2:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 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.

Discussion with a Federal Career Professional
Tues, Feb 5, 9:45am-10:45am
UW Bothell, UW1-110
George Northcroft, of the U.S. General Services Administration, will talk with students about his academic and professional path.


Fellowships & Funding 


Boren Awards
Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Awards encourage undergraduates and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages and cultures in regions critical to US national security interests. The scholarship offers up to $20,000 for undergrads and $30,000 for grad students for year-long programs. Applicants must be US citizens. Recipients commit to work for the federal government for one year post-graduation.
Internal UW Deadline: Jan 10

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the Jackson School of International Studies, FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. The scholarship offers up to $15,000 for undergrads and $33,000 for grad students for programs that include intensive foreign language study in the US or abroad. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Jan 16

Pride Foundation and The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Scholarship
Awarded to build leadership and promote diversity in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally communities.
Deadline: Jan 31

University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) Fellowship in Aging
The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship will provide a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.  Eligibility Requirements: UW graduate students not in their last year of study (at time of application).
Deadline: February 8, 2013; noon (PST)

Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Because Bonderman Fellowships are intended to foster independence, Fellows may not participate in a program or organization, engage in formal study at a foreign university, conduct research or other academic projects, or travel with an organized group while carrying out the obligations of the fellowship. Bonderman Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar. Preference will be given to candidates without extensive international travel experience.
Upcoming info session: Wed, Jan 16, 12:30-2:20pm, Location: UW Seattle, MGH 206
Deadline: Mon, Feb 11, 12 noon (PST).

Chester A. Fritz and Boeing Fellowships for International Research or Study

Graduate School fellowships that support current UW graduate students for one quarter (three months) of international study or research abroad. Eligibility Requirements: Current UW masters or PhD students. Foreign language competence (if applicable to project).

Deadline: February 11, 2013, 12 noon (PST)


The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA's Health Policy Department. The fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C., and is designed to provide the fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The fellowship lasts one year, from August 2013 through July 2014, and the fellow will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $38,000 and excellent health care benefits.

Deadline: All materials must be postmarked or emailed by January 25, 2013.




Professional Development/Miscellaneous 

Writing About Music @The Vera Project

This comprehensive new 6-class course focuses on practical musical journalism. Through readings, lectures, assignments and discussions, students will explore the history of popular music journalism, learn the craft of writing and begin developing the tools needed for a career writing about music and the arts.

- 6 classes, beginning Monday, January 28 and ending Monday, March 4
Classes run from 7pm - 8:30pm
- The class is cumulative, so all classes must be attended

- Class Size: Minimum 4 Maximum 12

- Cost: $150 for the course & total cost must be paid up-front, which can be paid via card over the phone (206.956.8372), or cash/check/card in person. Cost includes course materials and entry into the EMP's Pop Conference in April, 2013.

Register here



John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Summer teaching positions
At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community. CTY has consistently been named as one of the top internships in leading publications. We have a network of past employees now working in positions ranging from heads of school to deans of students to university professors.  The starting salary for instructors ranges from $2100-$3000 per 3-week session, depending on education and experience. Teaching assistants earn $1100 per 3-week session, and residential assistants earn $1300 per 3-week session. Salaries for administrators vary by position. Room and board are provided at residential sites.  Instructors are placed at sites throughout the country.  Sessions fun form June-20 to July 13 and July 13 to August 3.
Applications are now available.

Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts
Submission/Application Deadline:
Monday, February 11, 2013 (All day)
The Cultural Studies Association is pleased to call for papers, panels, roundtables, and seminars for our 2013 conference, Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts.
We encourage submissions that reflect on the nature, limits, and merits of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. This theme refers to the historic role of cultural studies as a field that intervenes in social and intellectual modes of disciplinarity from a variety of critical locations. The conference aims to attract work that meets those challenges by willfully reorganizing and redistributing the sensibilities and knowledges of disciplinary and interdisciplinary formations.  The full CFP can be seen here.

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