November 2017

Alumni Shout Out!

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EJ Juarez (’14, Cultural Studies) is now Partnerships and Government Relations Manager for The Seattle Public Library. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Amplify, an organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing progressive champions in Washington and Oregon.  Emily Anderson ('09, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) has joined ICEBRG, a community and network security firm, as General Counsel.  Prior to, she worked at Microsoft as Senior Program Manager in Legal Privacy Compliance.  On November 8, Sean Alley ...

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Dan Berger publishes Rethinking the American Prison Movement

Dan Berger

IAS faculty member Dan Berger has published Rethinking the American Prison Movement. The book, coauthored with Toussaint Losier (Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst), provides a short, accessible overview of the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system throughout the 20th century. The book has been hailed as "necessary and important" ...

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Center for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney publishes an interview with Anida Yoeu Ali

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali was interviewed by the Sydney-based Center for Contemporary Asian Art (or 4A) about her practice and ongoing performance of The Red Chador in an ever-changing US political climate. Ali’s The Red Chador was curated into the Performance x 4A program at Art Central Hong Kong in March 2017. The Art Central performance of The Red Chador: Ban Me! was the first time that Ali staged this work in the context of ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali commissioned by The British Council for Imagine 2037

Image from Ali's commissioned work

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali selected as 1 of 8 international artists commissioned by The British Council to create an original performance for Imagine 2037 as part of the Edinburgh Showcase. Imagine 2037, curated by Andy Field, Alma Salem, Cathy Gomez and Matt Beavers, is a festival of imaginary performances created by artists who are migrants. It ...

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Masahiro Sugano receives a 2017 GAP Award

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano received a 2017 GAP Award from the Artist Trust for the completion of his latest film HEADLOCK (working title) - a short magical realism film set in the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the cinema of Emir Kustrica and Alejandro Jodorowsky, this live action film utilizes subtle fantastic elements to create a bold narrative of ...

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