06/19/2015 IAS faculty Julie Shayne presented her new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas at Seattle University. Editor and contributor Shayne read from and discussed Taking Risks at the event co-sponsored by Matteo Ricci College, Diversity Studies, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. Taking Risks has already started receiving positive reviews. In the journal Gender & Society Professor Elizabeth Borland writes: “Overall, the volume’s interdisciplinary and diverse voices demonstrate that feminist “passion-driven” projects can be found almost anywhere. … The authors’ personal reflections provide the reader with the sorts of details you might hear when you talk with another scholar, but seldom read about in an article or monograph. In this way, the editor and authors have also taken risks to tell these stories; as readers, we benefit from their candor.” Similarly, in CHOICE, K.Y., Perry writes “despite barriers to professional advancement in US academia that ‘taking risks’ may pose for some researchers, doing the hard work of politically engaged scholarship remains crucial for feminist theory and praxis.” To learn more about the book please join Julie at a book reception hosted by the Edmonds Bookshop this Saturday July 25 at noon.