Community - Spring 2015

Scholars' Studio: Community Research at the Commons. May 21, 2015

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Opening Presentation - Forming Community: The Pacific Northwest Collection

  • Anne Jenner, Pacific Northwest Curator, Special Collections, UW Libraries

Anne holds an M.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from the UW and an MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She was director of Archives and Special Collections at North Park University in Chicago from 2007 to 2012 and joined the UW Special Collections in summer of 2012.


Rocking the Boat: Exhibition Methods of Storytelling the Experience of Gender and Sexuality in Museums

  • Sarah Olivo, Museology

In her work, Sarah Olivo, a M.A. candidate in Museology, explores the connections between feminist and queer modes of inquiry in exhibition methods. This research hopes to better inform how best to tell stories of marginalized experience, specifically gender and sexual identity narratives. As a feminist, academic, and museum professional, Sarah hopes to accompany the museum field on their journey to become stronger storytellers and educators.


Seattle's Ladino Speakers: A Speech Community?

  • Molly FitzMorris, Linguistics

Molly FitzMorris is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics, where she studies sociolinguistics and Ladino in Seattle and Buenos Aires. She is a Graduate Fellow in the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and a Teaching Assistant for the Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Molly has helped to organize Seattle’s first two International Ladino Day celebrations and enjoys spending time with and learning from Ladino speakers in Seattle.


Ethical Challenges of Conducting Research on Community Health Worker Programs

  • Tiffany Woelfel, School of Social Work & School of Public Health

Tiffany Woelfel is completing master degrees in Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington. She has a strong background in research ethics after serving as a regulatory reviewer and conducting research with marginalized populations for over fourteen years. Last summer she served as Research Fellow to the Foundation for Healthy Generations which allowed her to do exactly what she intended with previous experience and current graduate work: improve research unconventionally. After meeting with community health workers and evaluating their program, she identified ways the research community is failing to engage and best protect community health worker programs.


Waiting With Baited Breath: How Do We Reduce Air Pollution Exposure in Our Communities?

  • Mark Hensley, Epidemiology

Mark Hensley is a doctoral student in the UW epidemiology program. He previously worked on his master’s in gene therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, and did bachelor’s degrees in molecular biology and piano at the University of Denver. When he’s not researching, he likes to play in the mountains and play classical piano.

Spatialization of the ‘Infected’ Jewish Body in the Time of Cholera

  • Canan Bolel, Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Canan Bolel is a first-year PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies. In 2011 she obtained a BA degree in Economics and in 2013, MA degree in Political Science. In 2013 she moved to United Kingdom and started a MSc degree in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is planning to focus on the concept of ‘Jewish quarter’ and urban poverty in the Eastern Mediterranean port cities of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century for her dissertation.


Brain Bounce: Defining and Designing Online Community for Kids

  • Cathy Kim, College of Education

Cathy Kim is an educator and instructional designer/technologist. Her expertise combines 20+ years of teaching in Washington State grades k-10 and higher education (classroom, virtual online, and informal settings) with years of designing and facilitating university professional development programs (traditional and hybrid). She holds a BS from Western Washington University, a MAT from University of Puget Sound, and her National Board Certification since 2002. She is passionate about content integration, teacher education, and organizational change and is currently working on her Ph.D. with research exploring design and implementation of innovative classroom practices leveraging technology.


Museums Connect: The Next Chapter of International Collaboration

  • Jana Greenslit, Museology

Jana Greenslit is a Master’s Candidate in Museology. After graduating from Lawrence University with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, she decided to pursue a career in the museum field to further her interest in the facilitation of cross-cultural connections and educational experiences outside of the classroom. While she has enjoyed graduate school thoroughly, Jana is eager to get outside of the classroom herself and apply the tools of evaluation, dialogue, and collaboration to deepen the relationship between cultural institutions and their communities.


People, Fish, and Climate Change: An Evolving Way of Life in the Floating Villages of Cambodia

  • Thomas Pool, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Thomas Pool holds a Masters of Applied Science degree from James Cook University in Australia and completed his dissertation studies at the University of Washington in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) studying river ecology. His current post-doctoral research working with Gordon Holtgrieve in SAFS is focused on studying fish communities in Southeast Asia.