The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) welcomes visiting faculty, researchers, and artists from across the U.S. and around the world. IAS hosts a limited number of visiting scholars at one time. In selecting visiting scholars each year, IAS looks for a good fit between the research interests of the prospective visitor and IAS faculty members.
Past IAS Visiting Scholars have included:
IAS Faculty Sponsor: Ted Hiebert
Fiona Annis is an artist and researcher whose practice emphasizes the use of photography and other time-based media. Following her Master's degree at the Glasgow School of Art, Fiona recently completed a practice-led Ph.D. at Concordia University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington Bothell. Her teaching and research interests center on research-creation practices with an emphasis on the theories and histories of photography and contemporary conceptual art. Fiona recently completed a six-month artist residency at The Penumbra Foundation in New York City, and has upcoming residencies at The Museum of Morbid Anatomy in Brooklyn, and at DAÏMÕN in Gatineau, Québec. Concurrent projects also include an ongoing collaboration with The Society of Affective Archives, and several upcoming solo exhibitions.
University of Bern, Switzerland
Visiting Associate Professor
IAS Faculty Sponsor: Crispin Thurlow
Professor Gonçalves received her BA in German and Politics from New York University and her PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Bern. Her monograph entitled Conversations with Intercultural Couples (Akademie Verlag) will be published in Spring 2013. Her two current research projects focus on adventure tourism guidebooks and language contact and communicative strategies within domestic labor contexts among Portuguese-speaking domestics and their Anglophone clients in New Jersey. Gonçalves was in residence at UW Bothell in Autumn 2012.
IAS Faculty Sponsor: Martha Groom
Ted is director of the Centre for Environment at the University of Tasmania. An agricultural scientist by training, Ted has worked with ecologists and social scientists in applied environmental research for 20 years and is interested in the differences between concepts of nature accepted within the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology and those held within the popular culture. Ted will be at IAS on an Australian-American Fulbright scholarship. He describes his research topic The Myths of Nature and the Rise of Ecology as follows:
On 10 January 1969, Life Magazine featured a cover photograph of the Earth from space, declaring that humanity had entered ‘The Age of Ecology’. This changed the way we see our planet. In a sense we are now all ecologists. We know that everything is connected to everything else, that humans have disrupted the balance of nature, and that ecosystems are in imminent danger of collapse unless we take drastic action. Or do we? This project will explore the origin, function and persistence of myths, misconceptions and metaphors about the natural world. How we think it’s organized, how we relate to it and the implications of these ideas for environmental policy, action and regulation. These myths, misconceptions and metaphors include purpose and direction in evolution the balance of nature, the great chain of being, the survival of the fittest, the ecological community, the connectedness of everything, intrinsic value, the tragedy of the commons and rarity and endemism as measures of value.
Geography Education Department
Seoul National University, Korea
Visiting Associate Professor
IAS Faculty Sponsor: Jin-Kyu Jung
Professor Shin received his BA and MA in Geography Education from Seoul National University and his PhD from the Department of Geography at SUNY-Buffalo. His teaching interests center on geography and environmental education, with an emphasis on urban geography and quantitative spatial analysis. His research projects focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and urban quantitative analysis. He is particularly interested in urban polynucleation and urban-regional analysis using GIS. Shin was in residence at UW Bothell from Winter 2013 to Autumn 2013.