This year marks the University of Washington’s 14th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. The Symposium this year will feature 70+ posters from all three UW campuses on innovative teaching and learning projects, and two keynote speakers on “Teaching in Global Classrooms.”
Both keynote speakers this year are faculty associated with the Center for Global Studies. As a center, we support interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate curricular programs across the University and our faculty and staff represent expertise in almost all areas of the University, from the social sciences, arts, humanities, STEM, public affairs, global health, environment, and security related disciplines. We are excited that this year’s keynote will feature Benjamin Gardner and Divya McMillin, two professors from different disciplines and campuses.
We hope you attend the Teaching & Learning Symposium! Admission is free but please register to attend by April 16. You can find this year’s schedule, abstracts of the posters and more information here.
Benjamin Gardner, PhD
Associate Professor of Global Studies, Cultural Studies and Environmental Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
Chair, African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Geography, UW Seattle
Ben Gardner (PhD Geography) is associate professor of Global Studies, Environmental Studies and Cultural Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell. He is also Chair of the African Studies Program in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. His research examines the relationships between tourism, conservation, social movements and global capitalism. His first book, Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism (U Georgia Press, 2016) draws on cultural geography, environmental history and political economy to question the pervasive myths about who owns nature in Africa and how colonial discourses about conservation continue to shape contemporary environmental politics. He currently serves on the Humanities Washington speakers bureau, giving public talks throughout the state. He is a recipient of the distinguished teaching award (2014) and the undergraduate research mentoring award (2017) from the University of Washington.
Divya McMillin, PhD
Professor of Global Media Studies, SIAS
Executive Director, Global Honors Program, Institute for Global Engagement, UW Tacoma
Divya McMillin is Professor of Global Media Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement and Global Honors Program at the University of Washington Tacoma. She is the author of International Media Studies (Blackwell 2007) and Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency, and Globalization (Peter Lang, 2009), and co-editor of Place, Power, Media (Peter Lang, in press). Her empirical fieldwork on transnational media networks and audiences has resulted in over 30 journal articles and book chapters. McMillin serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and as reviewer for top-tiered journals and publishers. McMillin received a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017 and Distinguished Research Award in 2012. Her innovative community engaged model for global learning has been featured in the UW Provost’s Report and UW Columns magazine, and anchors her workshops on high impact global learning practices at the American Association of Colleges and Universities and national and regional honors conferences.