March 14, 2013
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Bruce Burgett Named Dean

The State Board of Regents recently named Professor and Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) Bruce Burgett as Dean of IAS. Burgett joins Director Sandeep Krishnamurthy, who was approved as Dean of the School of Business, and Professor and Director Elaine Scott, approved as Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Chancellor Kenyon Chan notes this is, "a wonderful acknowledgement of the accomplishments of the entire campus and growth of these three academic units."


Student Opportunities Available - Cultural Studies Association Conference

As as institutional member of the Cultural Studies Association, IAS is able to provide up to three free registrations for students to participate in CSA's 11th annual conference, which will take place May 23 to 26 at Columbia College in Chicago. The theme of this year's conference, Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts, reflects on the nature, limits, and merits of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.There is still time to apply for a CSA seminar that provides an opportunity to engage, but doesn't require having a full blown paper ready: seminar application deadline is April 1. Travel funds are available for students who attend the conference. Please get in touch with the graduate studies office for more information about travel funds. Get in touch with Crispin Thurlow about free registrations for the CSA Conference. 


UW Bothell Plans for 2013 Commencement  


The University of Washington Bothell will celebrate the 2013 Commencement on Sunday, June 16, in Hec Edmundson Pavilion at UW Seattle. Dr. Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Costa Rica, will be the commencement speaker. The Graduate Studies Office will continue to provide information to help students in the Class of 2013 get ready--stay tuned!


IAS Faculty Member Delivers International Lectures 



Associate Professor Nives Dolsak, holding a visiting associate professor position at the Department of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, will be giving four lectures to students in their graduate program in international business. These lectures will address: international business and environmental regulations; varieties of capitalism; corporate social responsibility; and, NGOs and firms.  


Clamor Calls for Submissions by April 1!   

The University of Washington Bothell's annual Literary and Arts Journal,
Clamor, is accepting submissions for its 2013 edition. Clamor 
provides artists and authors with publication opportunities through its print edition, DVD and website. This year, Clamor will also provide a venue for artists to display their work at an art exhibition in Seattle during June. Submissions from UW Bothell students, faculty and staff, and creative community members are welcome. Final submission deadline is April 1, 2013.



UPCOMING EVENTS                


MFA Students Launch New Readings Series 


Students from the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program have created a new reading series to share their poetry, short stories and essays. Please join them for the second reading of the new series, which will take place Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Lyons Den Coffee House & Cafe, 10415 Beardslee Boulevard in Bothell. MFA students who will read that evening are: John Boucher, Kelle Grace Gaddis, Aimee Harrison, Talena Lachelle, Lauren Light and Michael Paschall. Cora Thomas (Cultural Studies, 2013) will join them to serve as emcee for the event.

...and from The Convergence Zone...

Poet Kate Greenstreet will read from her work and show some of her films April 1 at 7:00 p.m. in UW2-031. She will stay to talk with students from the MFA program following her presentation.

Innaugural Universal Leadership Conference at UW Bothell


The first annual Universal Leadership Conference will take place Saturday, May 4, 2013 on the UWB campus. The mission of the conference is to empower students, support diversity efforts and promote multicultural awareness. Areas of focus at the conference will include: cross-cultural communication skills; ethnic, racial and cultural sensitivity; social justice and activism; personal leadership development; and science and technology. Visit the conference website for more information. 


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 the next presentation:   



Buying and Selling the Serengeti: Safari Tourism and the Cultural Politics of Global Land Grabbing in Tanzania

Ben Gardner


Tuesday, April 2, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)  


This talk is an ethnographic study of tourism, development, and land struggles in Tanzania that explores how tourism investment in northern Tanzania is a critical site of struggle over the meaning of markets, land rights, and culture. Gardner examines three tourism arrangements in Loliondo, an area in northern Tanzania bordering Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area: joint ventures between expatriate owned ecotourism companies and predominately Maasai villages; a private nature refuge established by a US owned safari company on a former state owned barley farm; and the leasing of a hunting concession on village lands by the central government to a powerful foreign investor from the United Arab Emirates. He situates current land struggles within the political economy of tourism in Loliondo and show how different articulations of market-state-community relationships become both materially and symbolically meaningful.


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


Student, Alumni, and Faculty News


Christophe Jamot (Policy Studies, 2013) recently began an internship working for the policy director of OneAmerica, an immigration advocacy group promoting policy change at the local, state and federal levels. Chris learned about the organization when its former executive director spoke to his class on nonprofit management during fall quarter. He sought out reports the organization had published, and discovered OneAmerica was part of a Northwest coalition, promoting comprehensive immigration reform and working to pass the Washington state's Dream Act. His internship allows him to make use of the organization's resources for his capstone project on immigration policy that explores the impact of deferred action for childhood arrivals, or DACA. Though his internship will end at the end of spring quarter when he graduates, Chris hopes his relationship with the organization will continue.





Ruth Gregory (Cultural Studies, 2011) has been really busy doing what she loves to do best - making and talking about movies! In February, Ruth presented her work-in-progress project, "Hollywood Stripper Stories: Can films about sexy dancing women be feminist?" at the UW Bothell Innovation Forum with one of her co-collaborators, IAS professor Kari Lerum. Ruth also just wrote and directed a short film, "A Dose for Dominic," that was completed in just five days during the 2013 International Documentary Challenge. The documentary is about a five-year old severely autistic boy whose parents have decided to use medical cannabis to treat his symptoms. Luke Ware (Cultural Studies, 2011) produced the project and David Ryder (Cultural Studies, 2011) served as one of the cinematographers. At the end of March, Ruth will travel to the Pop Culture Association Conference to present a paper, "All Hail the Chief!: Adolescent Masculinity in Reaganite Teen Films," that looks at the moral messages in films such as "Red Dawn" (the 1984 and 2012 versions) and "Little Nikita." Ruth also was invited to participate on a panel at the conference about best practices for teaching and using media in collegiate courses. Keep up with Ruth by checking out the blog on her website.





Rebecca Brown recently engaged in an onstage conversation with scholar and journalist Garry Wills at the First Baptist Church in Seattle. Wills read from his new book Why Priests: A Failed Tradition, a critical examination of the rise of priesthood in early Christianity, followed by an interview with Brown. Wills is the author of many books, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Lincoln at Gettysburg, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and The New York Review of Books.


Kari Lerum spoke recently on human rights and anti-trafficking campaigns at the Evergreen State College. The talk, "Remodeling the Garden of Eden: Human Wrongs and Right in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns," drew on critiques from progressive feminist and human rights scholars that highlight the sexual, racial, immigrant, and carceral politics of contemporary US-based anti-trafficking efforts. It challenged dominant discourses about anti-trafficking and argued for alternative models that address both sex work and human trafficking through the lens of human rights and sexual, racial, and immigrant justice. To learn more about Lerum's work, click here.



Gwen Ottinger has published a new book, Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges. Based in research conducted in Louisiana fenceline communities, the book investigates community-based efforts to collect scientific data in order to challenge the authority of oil industry experts. Ottinger suggests that the response by industry -- portraying experts as responsible rather that infallible -- redefines expertise in a way that undermines local grassroots campaigns for environmental justice and far-reaching efforts to democratize science. Her research highlights the need for activists and scholars to develop new strategies to advance community health and robust scientific knowledge about it.


Julie Shayne recently organized and spoke on a panel discussing edited collections from a variety of angles, with a specific emphasis on the process of how edited books are assessed by tenure and promotion committees. Shayne is editor of Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (under contract with SUNY Press). She was joined on the panel by Roberta Villalón, a recently tenured faculty member at St. John's University in New York, Nancy Naples, the editor of SUNY's Praxis: Theory in Action book series, and Judy Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Washington Seattle. For more information about the panel, contact Shayne at


Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


Closes: Mar 18

UWB Community-Based Learning and Research, Student Office Assistant
Closes: Mar 19

King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division,  Strategic Policy Planner, Seattle
Closes: Mar 22

King County Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention, Project Program Manager III, Seattle
Closes: Mar 25

UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office,
Graduate Student Assistant/Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) Coordinator
Husky Jobs: 68155
20 hours/week, only Cultural and Policy Studies students are eligible
Closes: Mar 27

Projectline Services, Junior Marketing Writer, Seattle
Husky Jobs: 68172
Closes: Mar 28

Sandweiss Test Prep, Part-time ACT/SAT and Academic Instructor, Seattle and Bellevue
Husky Jobs: 68179
Closes: Mar 28

UW Provost's Office, Student Assistant in Office of Academic Personnel, Seattle campus
Husky Jobs: 68218
Closes: Apr 1

Metia, Inc., Freelance Creative Writer, Kirkland
Open until filled

Nintendo, Localization Writer/Editor, Redmond
Open until filled

One Reel, Marketing Manager for April 1 - October 1, 2013 Season, Seattle
Open until filled

Seattle Parks Foundation, Director for Community Partnerships
Open until filled

Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Political Director, Renton
Open until filled

Woot Workshop, Staff Writer, Seattle
Open until filled





Progressive Majority,  Political Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, starts Mar 25
Closes: Mar 22

Seattle Chamber Music Society, Marketing & Patron Services Internship
Part-time, travel allowance
Closes: Apr 7

Futurewise, Community Outreach Assistant, Seattle
Volunteer, 5-10 hours/week
Closes: Apr 12

City of Bothell, Surface Water Intern
Paid, 25 hours/week, June - October 2013
Open until filled

Freeform Radio,  Incarcerated Voices Internship, remote
Volunteer, 10 hours/week, begins Fall 2013
Open until filled

Jolkana,  Blog Content Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 8 hours/week
Open until filled

One Reel, Various internships for April-September 2013 Season
Volunteer, 25 hours/week

World Wildlife Fund Science Internships
Paid and volunteer
Various spring deadlines for summer positions



Career-related Events


Seattle Office of Film + Music Interactive Happy Hour
Wed, Mar 27, 5-8pm
Spitfire Restaurant, 2219 4th Ave, Seattle
The monthly Happy Hour is a meet up for leaders in film, music and interactive industries to share, learn and make meaningful business connections.

Spring Career Fair
Tues, Apr 16, 3-7pm
UW Seattle, HUB
Looking for a career position, summer job or internship? Then don't miss the Spring Career Fair, presented by The Career Center. The year's largest career fair brings more than 100 employers to the Seattle campus to meet with students and alumni just like you.
The Spring Career Fair is open to all majors and class levels from all three UW campuses as well as alumni.

May 3 and 6, 8am-5pm
UW Seattle
$160 UWAA Members; $200 Non-UWAA Alumni
Co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Association, the Dependable Strengths two day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities. The focus is a nontraditional job search process. Each participant identifies what they enjoy, things they do well and events or experiences in which they take pride.


Fellowships & Funding 


Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for Students 
All hands-on human rights projects aiming to achieve real-world impact -- in other words, to improve human rights -- are eligible, whether the work is to be carried out in the United States or elsewhere in the world. In keeping with Abe's and Gunnel's belief that accountability begins at home, priority will be given to projects that speak to the particular roles and responsibilities of our own institutions (including government, private sector entities, and the university itself) in human rights.
Deadline: Apr 1

This fund has been established in the name of a cherished UW alumna, Jen Caldwell, to honor her passionate commitment to human rights.  The Jennifer Caldwell Fund in Human Rights gives financial support to UW students proposing international, hands-on practical projects to produce tangible human rights improvements for vulnerable communities around the world.
Deadline: Apr 1

The newly created UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship helps to offset travel expenses required to participate in a study abroad program. Applicants must be current UW Bothell students enrolled full-time, residents of Washington State, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and commit to promoting study abroad opportunities among UW Bothell students upon their return as a Study Abroad Ambassador. Awards range from $500 to $2,000.
Deadline: Apr 12


Professional Development/Miscellaneous 
2nd Annual Northwest College Film Festival seeking film submissions
Hosted at Shoreline Community College on Saturday May 4, we invite submissions of short films and screenplays (under 20 minutes/pages) from students attending or recently graduated from colleges in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.  
Submissions need to be postmarked or uploaded to Vimeo by April 1st.  
Questions?  Contact Ruth Gregory:
Clamor is Accepting Submissions for our 2013 Edition!
Clamor is the University of Washington Bothellʼs annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual, and media formats from across our campus and the surrounding community.  To submit your work, go to and click on the "Submit" link. Questions?  Contact:
Final Submission Deadline: Apr 1

Imagining America Fall Conference, Call for Participation
We invite educators, students, artists, cultural workers, civic leaders, policy makers, funders, other concerned citizens and community members to develop sessions that point to the many possibilities for people to be agents of progressive, democratic change, and that illuminate the potential and challenges around key movements and themes. Imagining America seeks proposals from individuals and teams that present a strategy for engaging conference participants in one or more aspects of publicly engaged art and scholarship.
Webinars on Call for Participation: March 22, March 29, and April 6
Deadline: Apr 12

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Annual International Conference
November 6-10
Oakland, California
Call for Proposals;
Conference Theme -- Erasing the Shadows, Embracing the Light:Re/visioning Multicultural Education; More information
Deadline: May 8

8th Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference: "Critiquing Culture"
Sat, Sept 21
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee at George Mason University is currently accepting abstracts for our 8th annual graduate student conference "Critiquing Culture."
Paper submissions are due June 15

Aug 5 and 6
University of Denver
The 2013 conference is the 3rd biennial conference held at the University of Denver that brings scholars, students, faculty, staff, community members, social justice workers, and activists together to engage in dialogues about the various aspects of privilege and the ways in which privilege impacts education, social justice work, helping professions, and research.

Mon/Tues, 9am-12pm
UW Seattle, Allen Library South, Research Commons
The Odegaard Writing and Research Center offers consultations for grad students in the Research Commons. Tutors staffing these consulting hours are experienced in supporting graduate level research and writing at all stages for a wide range of academic and professional purposes (e.g., conference proposals, seminar papers, articles for publication, thesis or dissertation work). Unlike traditional OWRC sessions, these consultations may last up to 1.5 hours to better accommodate larger projects.

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