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Ben Gardner selected as a speaker in Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau

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IAS faculty member Ben Gardner was selected as a speaker in Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, 2017-2018. Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across Washington state. The roster of 31 Speakers Bureau presenters is made up of professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. Gardner’s presentation ...

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Dan Berger participates in roundtable on prisoner organizing and publishes in Black Power 50

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger participated in a roundtable discussion for Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historians, on prisoner organizing in the 1960s and 1970s. The three-part roundtable discussed the history of prisoner organizing, research methods for those studying the history of prisons and prisoners, and the relevance of this history and scholarship on contemporary criminal justice policy. Berger also ...

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Karam Dana deliveres keynote lecture to the 58th Washington Judicial Conference

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana delivered a keynote lecture to Washington State's judges, during the 58th Washington Judicial Conference, an annual conference attended by judges of all levels in the State of Washington, His talk ...

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Yolanda Padilla publishes Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published a volume of critical essays that she co-edited titled Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism. The essays reveal how "Chicana/o" defines a literary critical sensibility as well as a political one, and show how this view can yield new insights about the status of Mexican Americans, the legacies of colonialism, and the ongoing prospects for social justice.

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Karam Dana talks about Islam and Muslims in America with KUOW's Ross Reynonlds and is interviewed for the Tacoma Tribune

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana participated in KUOW's Ask a Muslim or Two, an event led by Ross Reynolds meant to provide a safe environment where questions about Islam and Muslims can be asked and answered.

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