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IAS alumni are thriving in their lives and careers! Learn what our graduates are up to through this collection of stories. Many are open to discussing their experiences. To connect with an alum, email iasalum@uw.edu.


Helen K. Thomas receives Fulbright Award to conduct participatory research in Nigeria

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IAS alum Helen K. Thomas (M.A. in Cultural Studies, '16) has received a Fulbright Award to conduct research on using literature to cultivate empowerment and global citizenship in girls in Nigeria. Helen has continued to pursue her research interests in black representation and young adult fiction and its formative power for young black readers.  She will be pursuing ...

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Triple UW Bothell chancellor’s medalists in 2020

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IAS students Midia De Souza and Shugla Kakar were awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Medal, which is presented to students whose commitment to learning and overcoming obstacles is a source of inspiration to other students and faculty. De Souza and Kakar are also distinguished as two of the annual Husky 100 — students who make the most of their UW experience.

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MFA launches Hearing Voices video series

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Hearing Voices is a curated collection of video works produced by students and alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell.  It is a forum for sharing projects, and a space to listen to and hear from the wide range of creative voices that emerge from our artistic community. Current works include ...

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Cristina Cortez publishes Tawantinsuyu: Poems of the Time of the Inca

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MFA alum Cristina Cortez (’18) has published a new book, Tawantinsuyu: Poems of the Time of the Inca, a bilingual English/Spanish edition. A representation of the Andean past, each poem is a celebration of the cultural achievements of the indigenous people and is written from the perspective of the structures that were built during the Inca period. “Tawantinsuyu would not ...

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Alumna of the Year: Priya Frank

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Priya Frank has been recognized with a 2020 University of Washington Bothell Alumni of the Year Award. A 2011 graduate of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program, Frank is the Associate Director for Community Programs at Seattle Art Museum (SAM), where she focuses on partnerships, programming, and equity-related initiatives. Frank is also the founding chair of SAM’s Equity Team and chair of the Seattle Arts Commission.

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