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Alumni Shout Out!

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Joyce Kabura Mwangi ('15, Cultural Studies) has co-founded the non-profit organization Hohmann Community Services Initiative, which provides low income communities in Snohomish and King County with access basic human services.  Julianna (Mandler) Martin (’12, Policy Studies) has been promoted to Management Analyst at County of Santa Clara’s Clean Water Program. Alia Marsha (’16, Media & Communication Studies) authored a recent article for The Seattle Globalist that covered how Bellevue businessmen benefitted from Japanese American incarceration.  Melissa Watkinson  ...

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) faculty, staff, and students participate in the Womxn’s March on Seattle

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On Saturday January 21, 2017, Seattle was one of at least 670 cities around the world where folks turned out en masse to denounce the Trump administration’s misogyny, xenophobia, racism, queer phobia, ableism, and general disregard for marginalized communities. GWSS faculty and students marched with friends, family, and allies, declaring intersectional resistance to the Trump administration’s anti-women, anti-queer, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, and anti-people of color policies. Check out this ...

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Shannon Cram presents research on remediation at Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram was invited to the University of Michigan's Science, Technology, and Society Program where she presented her research to the Science and Technology Studies Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop and gave a guest lecture in Dr. Gabrielle Hecht's "Global Nuclear Proliferation" class.  For both events ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes award-winning paper on "Visually framing press freedom and responsibility of a massacre"

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Visual Communication Quarterly published IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson's co-authored article, “Visually framing press freedom and responsibility of a massacre: Photographic and graphic images in Charlie Hedbo's newspaper front pages around the world,” in November. The article previously won second place top faculty paper for the Visual Communication Division when it was presented at the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The collaboration with Dr. Linda Jean Kenix examined 441 front-page images published in 367 newspapers on the day following the shooting in Paris of twelve people at or near the Charlie Hebdo office.

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

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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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