The IAS Graduate Office provides advising to all currently enrolled students in the Cultural Studies and Policy Studies programs.
Select and register for classes
Understand the policies of the program, UW Bothell, and the Graduate School
Access campus resources
Explore career and professional development options (Cultural Studies, Policy Studies)
Our office is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday, and we are located in UW2-134.
Graduate Office Staff
As Director of Graduate Programs, Miriam provides strategic leadership for the IAS Graduate Office; oversees office operations; and stewards program assessment, development and implementation.
Miriam comes to UW Bothell from the UW Seattle campus, where she worked as Associate Director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities developing curricular and co-curricular graduate programs, as well as cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research collaborations. She completed a Ph.D. in Literatures in English at Rutgers University, studying at the intersection of gender, performance, and cultural studies, and worked as an arts administrator for PEN, the international non-profit writers' advocacy organization. Her current research focuses on graduate education, diversifying professional development pathways, and ethical practices of partnership and community engagement. She co-directs (with Bruce Burgett) the UW Certificate in Public Scholarship and is Affiliate Faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Contact Miriam.
As Marketing and Academic Events Manager, Meredith is responsible for promoting the IAS graduate studies programs to potential students, the University of Washington community, other educational institutions and the general public, and planning and implementing academic events for the programs.
Meredith has extensive experience in program development and administration and events management in the fields of consumer protection, public health, disabilities and higher education. She earned her BA in Latin American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Contact Meredith
As Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Associate Professor, Ron Krabill teaches courses in the Cultural Studies graduate program, advises graduate students, and provides oversight of graduate curriculum, policies, and planning. Contact Ron
As Community Relations Manager, Lisa advises students and recent graduates on professional development and builds campus-community partnerships.
Lisa's career spans more than 15 years in the nonprofit sector, including eight years in the field of international relief and development. She has worked as a project manager, volunteer coordinator, cross-cultural trainer, event planner, fundraiser, and therapist and has served diverse populations, including adolescents, the elderly, persons living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of domestic violence, and international women and children. Lisa has a BA in Human Services from Western Washington University and an MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Contact Lisa
As Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Kate advises current students on policies and procedures, and provides guidance in academic planning and progress. She also manages the admissions process and supports curricular development for the IAS graduate programs.
Kate comes to UW Bothell with a background in enrollment management, student advising, study abroad leadership and administration, and teaching. Kate holds a M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a B.A. in Anthropology from Connecticut College. Contact Kate
As Graduate Staff Assistant, Sofia assists the IAS graduate office with program promotion, student recruitment, and administrative support.
Sofia has a BA in English Literature from the University of New Hampshire, and is currently a second-year student in the MACS program at UWB. Her research focuses on the integration of arts-based practices in global leadership programs for Seattle youth. Contact Sofia
As Policy Studies librarian, Alyssa assists students with their research and helps them navigate the resources available to them through the UW Libraries. She graduated with a BA from the Evergreen State College and a Masters in International Studies and Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Contact Alyssa