IAS News

Karen Rosenberg and Julie Shayne speak on a panel in honor of Judy Howard

Karen Rosenberg, Judy Howard, and Julie Shayne

University of Washington Professor Judy Howard is retiring as Divisional Dean of Social Sciences. On Monday June 5, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the UW Seattle campus hosted a half day conference and reception to honor the career and mentoring of Judy. Included in the program was a panel titled “Feminist Scholarly Mentorship and Publishing,” on which both Karen Rosenberg and Julie Shayne were invited panelists. 

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Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy awarded Royalty Research Fund grant

Lauren Berliner

IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy (NHS) have been awarded a 2017/2018 Royalty Research Fund grant for their study, Appealing to the Crowd: A Qualitative Study of Crowdfunding for Healthcare Costs. The research is the next phase of ...

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Jed Murr presents “Whiteness: Seven Frames” and also receives early-career faculty fellowship

Jed Murr

IAS faculty member Jed Murr presented a multi-media presentation entitled “Whiteness: Seven Frames” as part of INTERRUPTING WHITENESS, a PechaKucha Night at the Seattle Public Library and on KUOW. The event, featuring Robin DiAngelo, Shelby Handler, Ijeoma Oluo, and other cultural workers and organizers, focused on the necessity for white people to work “with communities of color, to center people of color and be supportive of collective work to end racism and create a deeper collective humanity.” Murr’s talk emphasized ...

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micha cárdenas speaks on "Border as Algorithm"

micha cárdenas speaking at ICA

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas spoke in the opening plenary of the International Communication Association's 67th annual conference in San Diego. The conference theme was Interventions: Communication Research and Practice. The opening plenary was titled Border Interventions: The Interstices of Geopolitics, Identity and Violence and her talk title was "Border as Algorithm." ...

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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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