December 13, 2012
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Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
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Celebrate the Launch of Bothell Youth Court in the New Year!

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. 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. 


BYC LaunchBYC 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. Students serve as judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, bailiff and jury. By empowering teens, youth courts have proven to be a powerful restorative justice model that encourages creativity and prepares teens for the future. BYC will officially begin hearing cases in February 2013. More information is available from Karen Torrado or from the BYC website.      


Keep in Mind--Innovation Forum 2013: Engaging Design... 

This year's Innovation Forum is intended 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. Find more information about the Innovation Forum 2013 here.  

Join Other Fans to Support the Huskies--and a Good Cause! 

The University of Washington Huskies will take on the Broncos of Boise State University at the Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas December 22. Students and alumni can celebrate together at a local viewing party at the Dub Pub in Kirkland to support the team and a good cause! Party proceeds will benefit UW Bothell student scholarships. Ticket purchase includes an all-access buffet, two drink tickets, and the chance to win free door prizes.  Husky Bowl Game poster  



Date: Saturday, December 22 

Time: The bowl game party starts at 10:00 a.m. with game time at 12:30 p.m. 

Place: Dub Pub in Kirkland (11516 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA) 

Cost: $20 online pre-registration or $25 at the door 



Register online for the event.   



UPCOMING EVENTS                

Readings from the Convergence Zone and Other Phenomena    


The MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics will celebrate the new year with the launch of a new reading series, Readings from the Convergence Zone.


Though the Olympic Mountains cast a rain shadow that protects some offshore islands, they generate a meteorological phenomenon called the Puget Sound Convergence Zone, disrupting air streams that flow over their summits and hurling them down to converge over Puget Sound. The resulting updrafts, convection and strong bands of rainfall create a fraught yet fertile path that reaches across the University of Washington Bothell campus, home to the new MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics. Inspired by this phenomenon, the MFA program will launch its new series, Readings from the Convergence Zone, in Winter Quarter 2013.


Those who would like more information may get in touch with Meredith Field or follow the 

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics on Facebook.


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.


Presentations will resume at the beginning of the Winter Quarter.    


Why I Also Hate New Media: The Synthetic Rhetorics of Web 2.0   

Crispin Thurlow

Tuesday, January 8, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)  

"In this presentation, I follow the lead of linguistically-oriented discourse analysts like Norman Fairclough and Deborah Cameron as well as the broader sociological perspective of Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault  in presenting a critical reading of the 'rhetorics of Web 2.0'. I consider how these often hyperbolic, always invested claims manifest in discourse domains like commerce, politics, education, the news media, celebrity, and academia. I will then show how a pointedly synthetic media is produced through stylized, commoditized notions of language and communication. It seems that the rhetorics of Web 2.0 usually have little to do with the everyday social uses of new/social media and everything to do with the kind of pseudo-sociality favoured by advertisers and other agents or beneficiaries of neoliberal capital."  


Tuesday, February 5, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Community, Knowledge, Economy
Colin Danby


Tuesday, March 4, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Comedies of Surplus: Representing the Garden in Contemporary American Literature
Jennifer Atkinson  


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



Student, Alumni, and Faculty News



IAS students paint murals in Arts, Politics, and Social Change 


Students in IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow's BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change spent autumn  quarter studying the history of public and mural art, then created eight murals that are displayed on one of the construction fences on campus. The murals join four others created this past summer in Caplow's BCUSP 191 Introduction to Public Art.    




Debbie Brown (Cultural Studies, 2011) recently received a $150 scholarship from Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Woodinville, Washington. The scholarship is awarded to United Methodist students who are interested in pursuing careers that will benefit others. Debbie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Leadership Studies Program at Gonzaga University in Spokane.    


Julianna Mandler (Policy Studies, 2012) began an internship with the Partnership for Water Conservation (PWC) in June 2011, working with several other water conservation experts in the Puget Sound area to develop a report that examines the efforts of municipal water suppliers in the implementation of the Water Use Efficiency Rule in Washington State. The report, "Cooperative Conservation: A Report on the Implementation of Washington's Water Use Efficiency Rule," was completed and released in November 2012. In the report, Julianna and her colleagues presented the status of water efficiency efforts by municipal water suppliers, and detailed the history of water conservation, case studies and the future of water use efficiency for water suppliers. Visit the PWC website. Access the report.


Mike Hope Mike Hope (Policy Studies, 2006) has been re-elected to the to the Washington State House of Representatives, representing the state's 44th district. Reflecting on his experience in the MAPS program, Mike says he is grateful for the solid governmental foundation he received while in the program, and thankful to his constituents for the opportunity to serve another term dedicated to making a difference in Olympia for Washington State. Get in touch with Mike.  



IAS faculty have been busy this fall!  


Dan Berger has given several recent talks about his research. Berger moderated a roundtable at the 2012 American Studies Association conference about Puerto Rican political prisoners, and co-organized another panel about the island's political history. Both sessions featured academics, legal experts and activists. Berger also spoke about his book The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism to the NY Metropolitan American Studies Association at Hunter College. Finally, Berger spoke at a national conference at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University on "Mass Incarceration in America: Arts, Advocacy, and the Academy" and introduced a lecture by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, the former president of the American Studies Association, at the University of Pennsylvania.    

Rebecca Brown's short story "Diminished" has been published in PageBoy Magazine. Brown also appeared recently at Seattle Town Hall on a roundtable discussion with Lesley Hazleton, Christopher Frizzelle, and Aham Oulo of "Disjecta membre: or Killing Our Darlings in Literature", published part of her keynote lecture from the first annual UW Bothell Convergence on Poetics conference on the Frye Art Museum's blog, and was interviewed about her work in the Moment Magnitude Exhibit at the Frye for City Arts Magazine


Bruce Burgett spoke on a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Studies Association conference on "Access to What?: A Roundtable on Public Scholarship, Community Engagement, and Diversity." Along with colleagues from the University of Michigan (UM) and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), Burgett discussed strategies for developing transformative graduate and undergraduate curricula that can respond to the needs, knowledges, and capacities of increasingly diverse student bodies, staffs, and faculties. Burgett highlighted UW's Certificate in Public Scholarship, while other speakers focused on UM's Arts of Citizenship and UWM's Cultures and Communities initiatives. Burgett also participated in the Advisory Board meeting of American Quarterly, the flagship journal in the field.     


Johanna Crane and Gwen Ottinger co-organized and spoke on a panel entitled "Location, Location, Location: Science, Inequality, and the Politics of Place" at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Crane's paper, "Bodies in Place: Who Gets to do Global Health?," drew from her forthcoming book on the politics of global health science. Ottinger's presentation, "The Biopolitics of the Fenceline," expanded on themes in her forthcoming ethnography of a Louisiana community on the fenceline of a petrochemical facility.


Gwen Ottinger also was interviewed in November on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Perpetual Notion Machine." She discussed her participation in "To Think, To Write, To Publish," a National Science  Foundation-sponsored project bringing together the next generation of communicators and early career scholars to write creative nonfiction pieces about science and innovation policy. Click here to listen to the interview.


Karam Dana attended and participated in the 2012 Middle East Studies Association conference, where he took part on the inaugural panel of the Arab American Studies Association. Dana discussed his work on Arab Americans and the challenges and opportunities for research in this area. He also spoke on a highlighted panel sponsored by the British Council: "Bridges of Understanding: The Contribution of Muslim Cultures to American and European Societies." Back in Seattle, Dana was interviewed by Bill Rice on KOMO Radio about the cease-fire sponsored by the US and Egypt, and accepted by Hamas and Israel on Nov 21, 2012.


Wanda Gregory recently agreed to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seattle-based non-profit organization Reel Grrls. Founded in 2001, Reel Grrls is dedicated to providing year-round media-training program for girls, ages 9 - 21. Participants learn production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators. Gregory brings to the board her expertise in interactive media production and pedagogy, her experience as the founding director of UW Bothell's Center for Serious Play and as a member other non-profit boards, and her passion for mentoring young women in media production both inside and outside the classroom.


Susan Harewood presented two papers at the 2012 National Communication Association convention in Orlando, Florida. The presentations -- "Media and the Project of Freedom in the Caribbean" and "Uses of the Tropical: The Zumba Craze and its Calypso Progenitor" -- showcased Harewood's research by examining the ways in which the Anglo Caribbean and its cultural practices have been positioned within the international political economy, both historically and in the present.


Jeanne Heuving has just published her long poem, "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts," in Hambone 20. Hambone is a literary journal edited and published by Nathaniel Mackey for over thirty years. Heuving's poem engages Nathaneal West's novel, Miss Lonelyhearts, in which a rather gruff newspaper man poses as Miss Lonelyhearts in order to write a personal advice column. Heuving writes a series of letters to Miss Lonelyhearts through the personae of J, posing as a writer who teaches in a university seeking advice about love and writing. Hambone 20 begins with work from Amiri Baraka and concludes with work from Kamau Brathwaite. It also includes work from Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Peter O'Leary, Will Alexander, Andrew Joron, Laura Moriarty, Louis Chude-Sokei, among others.    


Ted Hiebert and his collaborator Doug Jarvis recently opened a curated group art exhibit in Victoria, British Columbia: "Welcome Back Ye Annunaki". Housed at the Open Space Artist Run Centre. The show includes eighteen vis  ual and performance artists, all of whom responded to an international call for work addressing the question "How would you host an ancient alien?" Reviews of the exhibit have appeared in The Vancouver Sun, Preview, and Mountain Life. Video documentation is available here. The show runs until December 21, 2012.

Along with IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis and Executive Director of the William Penn House Byron Sandford, Ron Krabill presented "Students Seeing Sausage in D.C.: Making U.S. Human Rights Policy" at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies. He also gave a research talk on "Africa, Sentimentalism, and the Production of Global Citizens" to the University of Washington Tacoma's Global Africa seminar series. In addition, Krabill co-designed, with Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Kaelyn Caldwell, a workshop on "Telling Better Stories About Public Scholarship" at the annual meeting of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Caldwell attended the conference as a fellow in Imagining America's Publicly-Active Graduate Education program. 

During a recent trip to Thailand, Kari Lerum met the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), a women's labor rights organization based in Bangkok, to explore partnerships between GAATW and the University of Washington. GAATW supports women's rights in labor and migration, producing an understanding of trafficking that counters sensationalist popular press stories. GAATW also hosts a new peer-reviewed journal, Anti-Trafficking Review. Lerum is the lead author of an article in the first issue of this journal, "Using Human Rights to Hold the US Accountable for its Anti-Sex Trafficking Agenda: The Universal Periodic Review and New Directions for US policy."


Crispin Thurlow delivered a lecture in early November at the University of Hong Kong's School of English. Entitled "Why I Hate Facebook," the talk examines the hyperbolic claims made about social media in commercial, political, media, and educational contexts. Thurlow argues that the way new media is represented in these contexts has little to do with the everyday social uses of new media and everything to do with the kind of pseudo-sociality favored by the agents or beneficiaries of neoliberal capital. Thurlow will present a version of this talk in January as part of the IAS Research Colloquium



Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


Historical Research Assistant -  MLK Vista Position
HuskyJobs: 66116
Works in support of the Senior Advisor and Chair of Historical Resources. Duties includes assisting in compiling and documenting organizational history. This involves conducting interviews, dictation and transcription of historical testimony. Please contact Miguel Maestas, or stop by El Centro de la Raza at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. If you have questions, please call 206.957.4650.
Closes: Dec.15

Government Accountability Office (GAO),  Entry-Level Analyst, Seattle,
Closes: Dec 19

King County Office of Public Defense,  Communications Specialist II, Seattle
Closes: Dec 19

Government Accountability Office (GAO), Health Care Entry-Level Analyst, Seattle
Close: Dec 20

City of Kirkland, Special Projects Coordinator
Part time
Closes: Dec 21

City of Mercer Island, Communications and Sustainability Coordinator
Closes: Dec 28

Children's Alliance, Health Policy Associate, Seattle
Part time
Open until filled, start date Jan 15

Seattle Community Colleges, Asian American Cultural Specialist
Closes: Dec 31

Creative Circle, Content Writer, Seattle
Open until filled

Densho, Marketing and Communication Manager, Seattle,
Closes: Jan 14

PATH, Program Assistant, Policy & Advocacy, MACEPA, Seattle
Open until filled

Pomegranate Center, Outreach and Content Manager, Issaquah
Open until filled

Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce/Alliance for Education, Seattle Teacher Residency Program Recruiter
Part-time, 6 month term
Open until filled

UWB On-Campus Student Employment
Check the on-campus departments you are interested in for open positions. Many departments do not post their positions, but have job openings available. Going to different departments is also a great way to network and practice your elevator speech. If you want help with networking techniques, make an appointment to come into the Career Center.

Washington Dental Service, Policy Advocate/Analyst, Seattle
Open until filled





4Culture,  Public Art Administrative Internship, Seattle
Volunteer, 8-15 hours/week
Closes: Dec 21

King County,  Graduate Internship in Transit's Market Development Group, Seattle
Paid, 20 hours/week through academic year/full-time in Summer
Closes: Jan 4

Washington Wild,  Communications and Media Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 20 hours/week
Closes: Jan 11  

Feet First, Agenda Cities Outreach Intern, Seattle

Volunteer, 8 hours/week

Open until filled


Feet First, Website Writer/Researcher, Seattle

Volunteer, Hours flexible, Work remotely

Open until filled


Seattle International Film Festival, Various internships
Volunteer, 20 hours/week
SIFF is looking for organized, efficient, resourceful interns. Open positions include Development, Marketing, Community Outreach, Publicity, Graphic Design, and Individual Giving. These are unpaid internships with a 10-20 hour/week commitment. 

The Vera Project - Programming Intern, Seattle
Our Programming Intern collaborates with Vera's core programming team in advancing the mission and initiatives of these committees, and helping manage partnership projects. The Programming Intern's primary role is the general oversight of a number of projects taken on by these committees, providing guidance and support to project leads. This position will require someone who is very organized, communicative, and motivated. Priority for this internship will be given to applicants with a desire to explore nonprofit programming and management as a career. Internship is  4-6 months with extensions available and 15-20 hours/week.



Career-related Events


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.



Fellowships & Funding 


The Jones Foundation Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program


Brought to you by The Entrepreneurship Center and open to all UW Bothell Students, here are a few of the Program Benefits: Receive a scholarship up to $1,000, Learn entrepreneurial skills, Work with great business mentors!, Network with entrepreneurs! For more information and to download the application or email
Deadline: Dec 31

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

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).

Professional Development/Miscellaneous 

Human Trafficking in an Era of Globalization: Forced Labor, Involuntary Servitude, and Corporate & Civic Responsibility
Fri-Sat, Jan 11-12, 2013
UW Seattle, HUB, North Ballroom
An international conference to examine the root causes of human trafficking and develop strategies to work towards not only preventing, but also eradicating the trade.

Redmond Arts Commission Seeking Youth Advocates (ages 16-26)
The City of Redmond is recruiting two youth advocates to join the City's active and vibrant Arts Commission. Youth advocates are an essential part of the Arts Commission. They must have a passion for creativity and community building; live, work, or study in Redmond city limits; be between the ages of 16 and 26; and be able to serve through August 2013.

NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership Recruitment at the University of Washington
June 17-22
UW Seattle
National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Puget Sound is an intensive six-day institute open to undergraduate and graduate women attending two-year or four-year institutions in the region or to those with residence in Washington State.  This is a great opportunity to learn about running for public office, fundraising, public speaking, and networking skills.  Please contact us at or call 206-685-1090 with questions regarding the program. Apply online for the June 2013 Institute at the following link.

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 will be available in mid-December.

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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