Profiles

  • A Black woman hits glass ceiling then breaks ground as her own boss

    After leaving a job as a television news producer in 1990, Dr. Sheila D. Brooks (Communication, ’78) started her own company producing news stories and documentaries. 

    The Washington Post
  • POET LAUREATE: ADA LIMÓN

    The 1998 drama graduate receives the nation's highest poetry honor.

    University of Washington Magazine
  • A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate in the Department of Dance and a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

    New York Times
  • Ada Limón Is Named the Next Poet Laureate

    Ada Limón, a UW School of Drama alum, is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.

    New York Times
  • Ada Limón Is Named the Next Poet Laureate

    Ada Limón, a UW School of Drama alum, is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.

    New York Times
  • A walk in their heels: Meet the hustle evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance. Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate student at the UW, is quoted.
    The New York Times
  • Staging Literature, with a Tease

    As co-founder of Noveltease Theatre, Stevi Costa (PhD, English) offers fresh takes on beloved books through burlesque. 

    July 2022 Perspectives
  • How we decided what stories to tell in our Black Arts Legacies project

    Crosscut interviewed the UW's Kemi Adeyemi, associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies, and Jasmine Mahmoud, assistant professor of theater history and performance studies, about the role that the arts have played in their lives, their aims for Black Arts Legacies and what they hope the audience will take away from the project.

    Crosscut
  • A Tlingit Leader in the Making

    Her exploration at the UW has led Stephanie Masterman (BA, American Indian Studies; Arctic Studies minor; 2022) to leadership roles in her tribal community.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • A Fresh Voice in Theater

    Despite the pandemic, Darby Sherwood (BA, Drama; Political Science minor, 2022) graduated with a robust resume that includes directing, acting, and playwriting experience.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • Networking for Change

    Will Sanchez (BA, Comparative History of Ideas, 2022) has developed connections to build on — with leaders in nonprofit, tech, and political circles.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • A Passion Takes Root

    During her time at the UW, Ava Kloss-Schmidt (BS, Biology, 2022) has surrounded herself with plants — in a lab, in a greenhouse, and on mountaintops.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • Colleen McElroy Honored Through Room Dedication

    The CAS Dean’s Office conference room will now be named in honor of McElroy, the UW’s first full-time African American female faculty member.

    05/05/2022
  • In Ukraine, Language is Political

    Ukraine's national language is Ukrainian, but many citizens grew up speaking Russian. Does that matter? Professor Laada Bilaniuk studies language and Ukrainian identity.

    May 2022 Perspectives
  • Unmasking the Activism of Community Theater

    UW Drama professor Valerie Curtis-Newton (MFA, 1996), who will present the University Faculty Lecture on May 3, has been stirring up "good trouble" and courageously unmasking uncomfortable truths for decades. 

    April 2022 Perspectives