April 19, 2013
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Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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IAS Announces Its Inaugural Distinguished Speaker, Daniel Martinez HoSang 


The first IAS Distinguished Speaker, Daniel Martinez HoSang, will visit campus next week, hosted by IAS faculty members Camille Walsh and Dan Berger.Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Oregon, HoSang will deliver his talk, "Strange Brew: The Making and (Unmaking?) of Contemporary Nativism," on April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in UW2-005. HoSang's talk assesses the unsteady formation of restrictionist political movements over the last forty years. It traces the diverse political claims - demands for fiscal austerity, assertions of states' rights, racialized constructions of criminality, and appeals to white cultural nationalism - that shape those movements. HoSang received his Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Before graduate school, he worked as a community organizer and trainer for ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area.


IAS Graduate Master's Candidates Present Their Research

The 2013 Graduate Research Conferences for the Master of Arts program in Policy Studies and the Master of Arts program in Cultural Studies will take place at the North Creek Events Center on May 3 and May 10, respectively. Students in both programs will present their capstone research, and will participate in moderated panel discussions with other students. Members of the UW Bothell community are encouraged to attend the conferences, which are free and open to the public. Get in touch with Meredith Field for additional information.


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!


UPCOMING EVENTS                


Cultural Studies Student Presents at Scholar's Studio Tonight  


Calvin Timmons (Cultural Studies, 2014) will join eight other graduate students from the UW community presenting at the Spring 2013 Scholars' Studio this afternoon. Students will a series of rapid-fire, five-minute talks on the theme of the Pacific Northwest. Timmons will speak on, "Post-Chinatown: Rethinking the API Diaspora in Seattle's Suburbs." The event will take place from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Research Commons, Allen Library South, on the UW Seattle campus.

Creative Writing Student Presents at UBB Salon Series Tomorrow Night  


Michael Paschall (MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, 2014) will present "The Heart and Soul of Poetry" tomorrow night as part of the Arts & Lectures Salon Series sponsored by the University Beyond Bars (UBB) program. Paschall will discuss how layers of meaning can be expressed through poetic language, and the relationship of poetic language to the human heart and soul. He will give his talk tomorrow night at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. Paschall's talk is the second UBB lecture this month presented by IAS graduate students. 


2013 Cultural Studies Association Conference - Coming Up Soon

The Cultural Studies Association 11th 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, reflects on the nature, limits, and merits of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Some funding is available to help students cover the cost of attending the conference. Students interested in applying for funds should get in touch with Kate Osmond

from The Convergence Zone... 


Author John Beer and MFA faculty member Joe Milutis discuss experimental translation at the next Convergence Zone event sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics. Beer will read from his work following the discussion. Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010), which received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. His chapbook Lucinda is just out from Spork Press. He teaches creative writing at Portland State University. The event will be held April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in LB1-205. It is free and open to the public.  


Next 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:   



Being in Love and Writing Poetry  

Jeanne Heuving


Tuesday, May 7, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)  


Jeanne Heuving discusses the theory chapter from her forthcoming book Transmutation of Love, which regards the relationship between being in love and writing poetry. For epochs, poets have celebrated how being in love enables them to write poetry, and how writing poetry intensifies their love. Heuving explores how these relationships are important to the avant garde inventions of Ezra Pound, H.D., Robert Duncan, Kathleen Fraser, and Nathaniel Mackey. These poets change love writing to writing as lovers to beloveds to a libidinized field of scintillating word art.


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

Student, Alumni, and Faculty News


Marcus Bingham (MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, 2014) recently learned two pieces of his writing have been accepted for publication in Mirror Northwest, the literary and arts journal of Wenatchee Valley College. Bingham's poem "Broken Man" will be in the print and online editions of the journal; his memoir "Casting Doubt" will be featured in the online version. Bingham wrote both pieces for a class during his first quarter enrolled in the new MFA program.

Megan Dunn (Policy Studies, 2013) has been appointed by the Mayor of Everett, Wash., and confirmed by the City Council, to serve on the city's Human Needs Committee. During her six-year appointment, Dunn will review applications and award grants to non-profit agencies that render services in Everett to the City's residents. In 2012, more than $300,000 in funding was available to local agencies through this competitive grant process. A resident of the City of Everett for the past eight years, Dunn also served on the Council of Neighborhoods and was a former Chair of her neighborhood association, Lowell Civic Association. She continues to serve as as Vice Chair.  
Dunn's capstone research is an empirical measurement of human well-being as it relates to the ecosystem.The study will determine if a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries policy instrument had an impact the human well-being of fishing communities as measured by a composite index of social indicators and individual measurements of well-being when compared to other coastal communities.  Dunn notes the skills she has developed through her graduate study for analyzing policy, budgeting and organizations will be directly applied to this appointment

Tyrell (Ty) Edwards (Cultural Studies, 2013) recently won a prestigious Fulbright award for his research. Beginning in September, Edwards will live on-campus at the University of British Columbia (UBC), while he conducts research on international student development and retention. Currently a candidate in IAS's Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, Edwards also earned his undergraduate degree from IAS, majoring in Culture, Literature, and the Arts.


Ronnie Thibault (Cultural Studies, 2014) has been invited to submit her manuscript, "Can Autistics Redefine Autism? The Cultural Politics of Autistic Activism," for peer review for an upcoming special edition of the Sage journal, Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice. For the past five years, working first as an undergraduate at UW Bothell with Cultural Studies professor Ben Gardner and now as a graduate student, Thibault has been investigating the cultural politics of autistic activism and exploring how a highly engaged group of autistic activists, known as the Neurodiversity Movement, are working to reform the public representation of, and assumptions about, what it means to be autistic. She will submit her manuscript in June. Thibault is also developing a curriculum that addresses the embodied features of autism to help practitioners work with individuals with autism on social skills development.


Calvin Timmons and Nicole Wilson (Cultural Studies, 2014) made a joint presentation, "Representing 'Fat' on Television," as part of the Arts & Lectures Salon Series sponsored by the University Beyond Bars (UBB) program on April 6 at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. Timmons and Wilson were the first students from UW Bothell to present as part of the UBB program. Their talk focused on the connections between images on television and their meanings. They also discussed how representations are created and the consequences of those representations in media.


Michael Paschall (MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics, 2014) will present his UBB talk, "The Heart and Soul of Poetry," tomorrow night, April 20. (See Upcoming Events section above!)


Coordinates will feature a more in-depth look at these, and future, UBB presentations by IAS graduate students next month!  


IAS students in the inaugural cohort of the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program have created a new reading series, "An Evening of Poetry and Prose," held every month at the Lyons' Den in Bothell. Students John Boucher, Margaret Chiavetta, Michael Paschall, Billy Phillips, and Kat Seidemann read at the series launch in February. Billy Phillips read again in March, joined by Kelle Gaddis, Aimee Harrison, Talena Kattrell and Lauren Light.




Allyson Fredericksen (Policy Studies, 2010) recently joined the staff at Alliance for a Just Society, providing administrative, research, and report writing support, after working as a contractor for the organization for the past six months. The Alliance for a Just Society's mission is to execute regional and national campaigns and build strong state affiliate organizations and partnerships that address economic, racial, and social inequities. Fredericksen began working for the Alliance, formerly called Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, as an intern while in the Policy Studies program, when she helped produce the 2009 Job Gap Report. Since then, she has worked on a variety of reports for the Alliance, including the 2012 Job Gap Report and a report on the economic benefits of expanding access to Medicaid in Montana.


Amanda Martin Sandino (Cultural Studies, 2011) is completing her MFA in writing, with a focus on poetry, at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) this quarter. She recently accepted UCSD's offer of a full fellowship to their PhD program in English in the Cultural Studies track of the Literature PhD, and will start in the fall. The fellowship, known as the San Diego Fellowship, will provide Sandino with five years of funding.


Ericka Weathers (Policy Studies, 2011) followed up on the news of her presentation on the psychometrics and reliability of the Wraparound Team Observation Measure (TOM) at the 26th Annual Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa, Florida, in March. Her presentation, which was a part of a symposium on new directions in wraparound research, practice, and quality assurance, was well received by the audience that included researchers and practitioners. Though her presentation wasn't recorded, those interested in learning more about her work can view her presentation slides here. Weathers also shared that other alums may remember her as Ericka Wiggins, but she goes by Weathers since her marriage last May.





Dan Berger is now a faculty associate of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the UW Seattle. Bridges Center associates are members of a network of University of Washington faculty members whose scholarship reflects the interdisciplinary nature of labor studies. Berger will join other center associates who share information about Bridges Center events and activities, and spread the word to students about prizes, grants, and scholarships.  


Amaranth Borsuk recently read at Richard Hugo House as part of the Castalia Reading Series. Borsuk also gave readings and guest lectures at: Evergreen State College; The Spare Room in Portland, Ore.; Capilano University in Vancouver, British Columbia; the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at the University of Southern California; the University of California at San Diego; and The Cambridge Arts Council Annex, Cambridge, Mass. Borsuk also had four poems published recently in Chicago Review. Her book, Between Page and Screen, was exhibited at the Library of Congress as part of "Electronic Literature and its Emerging Forms," and at Nouspace Gallery in Vancouver, Washington and Texas Woman's University.


Rebecca Brown offered a "benediction" to open this year's APRIL Festival at Chop Suey in Seattle. APRIL is a festival of Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature. The festival opening also featured readings by Brown, Matthew Dickman and Summer Robinson, and a variety of "oddities" including, literary coloring books, a live fortune booth with one of the Hill's best poets, and a piñata.


Karam Dana and Gwen Ottinger have been named 2012-2013 Worthington Distinguished Scholars. Dana received funding for his project, "Anti-American Sentiment in the Arab World: A Clash of Civilizations?" Ottinger's research will take her to Portland, Ore., New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area to interview people who have been involved in fenceline air monitoring activities for her project, "Community-Based Air Monitoring: A Demand for Epistemic Justice?"


Dana spoke recently at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His lecture, "Contextualizing the Arab Revolts: State-Society Relations, Protests, and Other Forms of Discontent," was part of Harvard University's 2013 Middle East Forum Lecture Series.


Ottinger recently published an article, "Changing Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Knowledge Gaps: STS Insights into Procedural Justice," in Science, Technology, and Human Values. She also will speak about standards of informed consent, focusing on environmental hazards when knowledge of risks and benefits is uncertain, as part of the Biological Futures Colloquium Series, April 29 at UW Seattle from noon until 1:30 p.m.


Sarah Dowling read as part of the Spare Room Reading Series in Portland, Oregon, in March. The reading series focuses on experimental poetry. Dowling, who was joined by Brian Coffelt at the reading, is the author of Birds & Bees and Security Posture. Her work has appeared in the anthology I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, and in many journals.


Ben Gardner  was quoted earlier this month in "Tanzania Massai battle game hunters for grazing land," a BBC News front page story about the Maasai people's struggle to retain control over their important, and historic grazing land in Tanzania. Gardner has been working in and studying the region for more than 20 years, and recently discussed his work at the April session of IAS Research Colloquium.


Ted Hiebert recently lectured and exhibited his art work at a range of events. In collaboration with the Noxious Sector Collective, he contributed "The Simulation is Haunted" to "Wintermoot," an augmented and mixed reality festival in Anchorage, AK, hosted by the Institute for Speculative Media. He gave an invited lecture on "The Transparency of Aesthetics: Between Nonsense and Technology" in the "Future of Posthumanism" series at the Pacific Center for Technology and Culture. He also curated two exhibitions for Noxious Sector Projects in a window gallery in downtown Seattle: Nathan Shafer's "Non-Local: Cosmic Constant MRPG," and Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman's "Geolocation." Coming up is Hiebert's contribution to "Off the Plain," a group exhibit at Place Gallery in Portland, Oregon, featuring photographic works that explore conceptual space beyond the flat plane of the image.  


Hiebert and fellow IAS faculty members Linda Watts, Alan Wood, and Jin-Kyu Jung, have been named as Worthington Innovation Fellows for 2013-14. Made possible through the Worthington Technology Fund, these grants are intended to catalyze the use of technology to enhance innovation across campus. Watts's award will help her to create a digital archive of materials related to her research on the Seattle Liberation Front and the Seattle 7 Conspiracy Trial . Woods's funding will support his efforts to "flip" his classroom, using digital interfaces to deliver content and small, face-to-face conversation to enhance students' critical engagement with those materials.    


Joe Milutis launched his new book, Failure, A Writer's Life, at the small press/artist's bookstore Bökship in London. While there, he recorded an interview to be broadcast on ResonanceFM, established by the London Musicians' Collective and self-described as the world's first radio art station. Recent reviews of Milutis's book have appeared in The Scotsman and Art Review. It was also mentioned in The Guardian blog as part of a post on "the unreadable." Milutis's work is featured on the Jacket2 podcast "In The Field." Finally, Milutis discussed collaborative book art at the Henry Gallery with Gregory Laynor in February, and performed new work as a response to Robert Indiana's Numbers series, now on view at the Henry.


Crispin Thurlow recently presented at the Seminar on Discourse and Interaction (MODIS) sponsored annually by the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University in Sweden. Thurlow shared his research on contemporary class inequalities in the contexts of global mobility at the seminar, themed this year around the topic of communication breakdowns. His talk, "Seen but not heard: The 'anti-communicational' spaces of super-elite mobility," was based on a visual essay published in the journal Social Semiotics in fall of 2012. Congratulations to Thurlow for his recent promotion from associate to full professor! 


Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


City of Seattle, Community Development Specialist
Closes: Apr 23

Seattle City Light, Conservation Program Evaluator
Closes: Apr 30
Seattle Public Utilities, Equity Planning & Analysis Strategic Adviso
Closes: May 7

Gigantic Planet, Editorial Assistant, Seattle
20-25 hours/week, 2 month contract with possible extension
HuskyJobs: 69343
Closes: May 15

Basel Action Network, Researcher/Writer, Seattle
HuskyJobs: 69439
Closes May 17

Committee for Children, Director of Programs, Partnerships, and Research, Seattle
Open until filled

Food Lifeline, Project Coordinator for Hunger in America Study
Open until filled

Food Lifeline, Data Collectors for Hunger in America Study, Shoreline or Seattle
Open until filled

Kirkus Media, Book Reviewer, Remote
Open until filled

Radarworks, Proofreader/Copy-editor, Seattle or Seattle
Open until filled





Washington State Health Care Authority, Health Policy Intern, Olympia
Volunteer, 20 hours/week for 12 weeks
HuskyJobs: 69211
Closes: Apr 30

City of Woodinville, Summer Policy Intern
Paid, 20-30 hours/week
Closes: May 3

Seattle Transit Blog, Journalism Intern
Paid, 10 hours week
HuskyJobs: 69108
Closes: May 4

International Rescue Committee, Summer Internships, Seatac
Volunteer, 3-4 month commitment, part-time
Closes: May 10

KCTS-9, Community Engagement Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 10-24 hours/week
HuskyJobs: 69474
Closes: May 17

City of Bellevue, Dept of Transportation, Public Involvement & Community Outreach Intern
Paid, 20 hours/week
Open until filled

City of Bellevue, Utilities Conservation and Outreach Group Intern
Paid, 20 hours/week
Open until filled

Mountains to Sound Greenway, Conservation Program Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 3 months, 20-40 hours/week
Open until filled

OneWorldNow!, Program Evaluation Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 20 hours/week
Open until filled

Reel Grrls Volunteer Internships, Seattle
10 hours/week
Open until filled

Vittana, Global Program Research Intern, Seattle
Compensation unknown, 20-35 hours/week
Open until filled



Career-related Events


Drop in Resume Day at the UWB Career Center
Tues, Apr 23, 11am-5pm
UW Bothell, UW1-161

Business and Communications Career Fair
Wed, Apr 24, 2-6pm
UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center
More details and list of participants

Science and Technology Career Fair
Thurs, Apr 25, 2-6pm
UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center
More details and list of participants

Federal Careers with George Northcroft
Tues, Apr 30, 11am - 12pm
UW Bothell, UW1-010
George Northcroft, of the U.S. General Services Administration, will talk with students about his academic and professional path.

The Power of Mentoring
Professors Kelly Edwards & Gino Aisenberg
Tues, Apr 30, noon-1:30 p.m.
UW Seattle, HUB 332
Getting the mentoring you need, and becoming the mentor you want to be, is the focus of this interactive presentation. Whether you will be working in an academic position in your future, in industry, or in community-based work, we all become mentors and thrive within healthy mentoring relationships. Mentoring is what helps us become the best people we can be, academically, professionally and personally.
Register here

Internship and Work Abroad
Tues, Apr  30, 4-5pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

Seattle CityClub, Civic Cocktail
Wed, May 1; Doors Open: 5:30pm, Program: 6pm
The Palace Ballroom,2100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA
General Public - $12 with registration | Door - $15
Join us on May 1st when host Brian Callanan, PubliCola Editor in Chief Josh Feit and other pros will discuss the topics you asked for - higher education funding, immigration, Seattle police, and urban agriculture - with time for other news of the day as you pose questions.
Register here

Non Profit, Government, Human Services Networking Event
Wed, May 1, 5-6:30pm
UW Bothell, UW2 Commons

GO-MAP Staying Connected 1st Friday Socials
Fri, Mar. 1, 5-8 pm
Lucid Jazz Lounge, Seattle
Join us every first Friday of the month for a night of relaxed conversation, music, networking, and fun with fellow UW students from all disciplines.

North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA) presents:
Create Community: Volunteer Local Fair
Fri, May 3, 10am-12pm
UW Bothell Promenade
This fair brings bring together students, local agencies and organizations to highlight volunteer opportunities and accomplishments in our local area.
Free Pizza!

Great References & Letters of Recommendation
Mon, May 6, 4-5:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

Fulbright Information Session
Wed, May 8, 3:30-5:00pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

Discover the Fulbright Program, A World of Opportunity
Thurs, May 16, 3:30-5:00pm,
UW Bothell, UW1-280 (Rose Room)

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 


Imagining America PAGE Fellowship
Imagining America invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest in publicly engaged scholarship and/or artistic practice to apply for a 2013-2014 PAGE Fellowship. Awardees receive $500 to attend a half-day Fellows Summit on October 3rd and the 2013 Imagining America national conference, October 4th-6th, both at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Deadline: May 15


Professional Development/Miscellaneous 
Symposium of Native & Indigenous Scholarship at the U.W.
"Reminds Me of Home: The Cultural Shaping of Our Senses"
Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars
Friday, May 3, 2013
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
More information

New Reel Grrls Mentorship Program for Young Women
Reel Grrls' new after-school program for girls ages 13 and up, Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out (HOMAGO), is a space for young women to enlist the assistance of adult mentors on film projects, homework, resumes, college applications. It is also a space to work on a blog, make a video, poem, song, or just socialize and meet other inspiring young folks. It is open to Reel Grrls participants, friends and mentors who identify as female, transgender, and gender non-conforming. The program is free and runs every Wednesday from April 24 to June 19 from 4-7 p.m.   Contact Program Manager Maile Martinez, mmartinez@reelgrrls.org.

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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