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Alka Kurian leads book chats at Columbia City Library

Alka Kurian

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian led a book chat on Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist on October 19 at Columbia branch library and moderated a film-screening program at Rainier Arts center on October 20. These programs...

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micha cárdenas and Frances Lee screen #Stronger videos

still from the ET #stronger video

IAS faculty member micha c├írdenas and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee screened their #Stronger videos at the contemptorary fundraiser in LA held on Sept 24. #Stronger is a project of the Poetic Operations Collaborative that aims to develop a decolonial vision of futures of health, fitness and strength for trans and gender non-conforming people. ...

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Frances Lee appears on CBC's The Sunday Edition and KUOW's The Round

Frances Lee

Continuing the conversation about dogmatic activist culture first raised in their essay, Kin Aesthetics: Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice, 2nd year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Frances Lee had two radio appearances this fall.

Lee worked with a seasoned producer and voice coach to ...

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Ray Corona discusses DACA with Seattle CityClub

Ray Corona

Founder of the Washington Dream Coalition Ray Corona (’13, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) sat down with Seattle CityClub to share his experience as a DACA recipient.  On October 4, he’ll join a discussion on the future of DACA at Civic Cocktail, which can be viewed live on The Seattle Channel.  “DACA provided me and many other dreamers with a sense of security and normalcy. Many of us have been in the US for over a decade but have always lived in fear of the authorities due to our immigration status.”  DACA allowed Ray to ...

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Alka Kurian publishes review of The Big Sick

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published “The Big Sick is Bold, Pushes Boundaries" in the International Examiner (6 September 2017, p. 14). Kurian suggests that this Pakistani diasporic film that has every one talking represents a new turn in South Asian representation in mainstream Hollywood film.

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