IAS News

Frances Lee wins the 2017 Survival Guide Award at the Gender Justice Awards

Frances Lee

2nd year MA in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee was presented the 2017 Survival Guide Award at the Gender Justice Awards on December 14, 2017. Gender Justice League, a prominent advocacy group for transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals in Washington state, awards community members who have gone above and beyond in their creativity and impact in creating change. Frances was chosen ...

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Raissa DeSmet teaches “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora” at the Burke Museum

Raissa DeSmet

IAS faculty member Raissa DeSmet worked with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture as part of her fall course on “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora.”  Students work with staff members at the Burke as they catalogued a collection of more than 50,000 objects embodying various traditions and cultures through time.  As part of an ongoing project called “Decolonizing Collections” ...

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micha cárdenas publishes "Dark Shimmers" and exhibits "Becoming Dragon" in Germany

 micha cárdenas

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas has published a chapter in the new book "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the politics of Visibility" (MIT Press). Part of the "Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture" series, the essays in the book "attest to how trans people are frequently offered 'doors'—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually 'traps,' accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms." Her essay, "Dark Shimmers: The Rhythm of Necropolitical Affect in Digital Media" engages in ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits and speaks at the National Art Gallery Malaysia

The Red Chador

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali’s artwork is exhibited in the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Biennale currently on view at the National Art Gallery until March 30, 2018. Featuring a celebrated line-up of artists from Southeast Asia, China, South Korea, Japan and India, the KL Biennale is anticipated by Malaysians and visitors as a highlight on the city’s cultural calendar. The biennale is poised to attract more than 250,000 visitors over the five month period with public programs that include outreach to local schools and community centers. At the event’s opening celebration held on November 23, 2017, Ali performed live as The Red Chador to an audience of thousands including ...

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micha cárdenas presents keynote at Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2017 Colloquium

micha cárdenas

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas presented the keynote at the Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2017 Colloquium on November 17, 2017 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. Her talk, "Poetic Operations: Towards Algorithmic Analysis" urges digital humanists, designers and computer scientists to make an honest attempt to solve the most significant problems of our day, and demonstrates how her work does so by ...

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