November 2016

Karam Dana publishes and speaks on Palestinian identity and Muslims in America

photo of Karam Dana

IAS faculty member Karam Dana had a busy few weeks. His article, "Confronting injustice beyond borders: Palestinian identity and nonviolent resistance" was published in the Journal of Politics, Groups, and Identities.  Dana was invited by the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan, where he gave two lectures, entitled: "Arab and Muslim Americans and the Politics of the 2016 US Election," and "Palestine and Palestinians in the 21st Century: Old Challenges and New Opportunities." Dana also ... 

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micha cárdenas exhibits, speaks, publishes, and wins a well-deserved award

cardenas with Gender Justice Award

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas has been given the 2016 Creative Award by the Gender Justice League. ... cárdenas’ project "Unstoppable" has been curated into the exhibition "The Bubble: Safety by Ritual and Design" at the Alice Gallery, which opened in Seattle on November 19. ... cárdenas also has a new publication, "Dilating Destiny: Writing the Transreal Body Through Game Design," in the journal Jump Cut. ... Finally, cárdenas presented her work at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. cárdenas spoke on the panel "ASA Program Committee: Trans* of Color Scholarship Home/Not Home in Trans* Studies" to call attention to the need to stop the deportations of trans Latinx people. For full details on all this...

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Dan Berger publishes on the ongoing history of opposition to racism and the American prison system

photo from Jacobin article of detained individual

IAS faculty member Dan Berger published two pieces on the ongoing history of opposition to racism and the American prison system. He published an article in Jacobin magazine about the nationwide prison strike that took place this fall. The strike, which involved more than 20,000 participants across the country, builds on a rich history of protest against prison conditions. Berger was also one of five scholars from around the country to curate a "Prison Abolition Syllabus" for ...

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Amaranth Borsuk Publishes Media Work

screenshot from Borsuk's video

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has a video essay in the latest issue of the Bellingham Review, which launched Tuesday. Part of a special section on "The Kinetic Page," her video essay takes Ann Hamilton's 2014 exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery, The Common S E N S E, as a jumping off point to think about the relationship between reading and touch, which are central to her recent interdisciplinary collaboration Abra (1913 Press, 2016), a print book and free iOS app. Borsuk also ...

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Community-Engaged work of Cultural Studies alum Nafasi Ferrell featured in UW Bothell’s annual report

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UW Bothell’s 2015-2016 annual report to donors and community features the community-engaged work of alum Nafasi Ferrell (’15, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies).  For her Cultural Studies capstone project, Nafasi developed and facilitated a three-hour workshop with community members of varying ages in partnership with Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Let’s Talk!! Race and Class Through Hip-Hop and Poetry challenged participants to redefine their understandings of race and class using ...

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