May 2017

Colin Danby publishes The Known Economy: Romantics, Rationalists, and the Making of a World Scale

cover of The Known Economy

IAS faculty member Colin Danby publishes The Known Economy: Romantics, Rationalists, and the Making of a World Scale.  The book engages in and advances debates concerning globalization by starting from a deceptively simple question: Why do critics and celebrants of globalization concur that international trade and finance represent an inexorable globe-bestriding force with a single logic?  In addressing this question, Danby shows that both camps rest on the same ideas about how the world is scaled.  Beginning at least two centuries ago ...

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Book group provides space to engage with human rights issues

Diane Gillespie

This fall, IAS Professor Emeritus Diane Gillespie will facilitate a discussion of the book, However Long the Night, by Aimee Molloy.  However Long the Night  chronicles the work of Gillespie’s sister, Molly Melching, founder of the Senegal-based community development organization, Tostan.  Molloy’s account details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and voice for the rights of girls and women.  All are invited to attend ...

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies celebrates the end of a wonderful first year!

Colin Davis, Kim Correa, and Julie Shayne with awards

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) students, staff, and faculty, along with supporters at UW Bothell, gathered for a recognition ceremony last week to celebrate the end of a great first year. The day was dedicated to Dr. Leslie Ashbaugh, beloved colleague who passed away last year. IAS affiliate faculty member Karen Rosenberg shared memories of Leslie, and GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne presented two students with Leslie Ashbaugh Feminist Praxis in Education (LAFPIE) Awards. 

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Activist Kelsen Caldwell enacts social justice in communities and on buses

Kelsen Caldwell

Alum Kelsen Caldwell (’13, Cultural Studies) continues to expand their horizons and recently became a Housing Justice Organizer with LGBTQ Allyship. In this role, they are helping launch and facilitate the LGBTQ Housing Leadership Institute.  Of this endeavor, Kelsen writes, “Housing costs are on the rise, which puts LGBTQ communities at increased risk of homelessness, displacement, and general economic insecurity. The institute is an awesome opportunity to be part of a cohort of emerging housing justice leaders who can build fierce and grounded solutions through organizing with the communities that matter the most.”

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Alum Baba Badru paves career in environmental health and real estate

Baba Badru

Baba Badru (’08, Science, Technology & the Environment) has spent the past two years as an Environmental Investigator for Public Health – Seattle & King County.  He works on a wide range of projects, including developing and implementing strategies to prevent and mitigate unlawful dumping of waste across King County. More recently, Baba has conducted public health and environmental monitoring of solid waste facilities across King County, ranging from small scale recyclers, to private and public solid waste transfer stations and material recovery facilities. Baba also ...

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