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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies faculty have big presence at the National Women’s Studies Association (#NWSA2017) conference

Shayne, Kurian, Amy, Quiray Tagle, Rosenberg

The NWSA held its annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland this year. The conference’s theme was “Forty Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives” and was an inspiring weekend full of panels, round-table discussions, plenaries, meetings, receptions, networking, and socializing. Seven GWSS faculty presented and co-presented papers. GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne organized a panel called ...

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Alka Kurian leads discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies

Alka Kurian

IAS Faculty member Alka Kurian led a discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies for Columbia Library-hosted Arts Gumbo Book Chats in partnership with SEEDArts this fall. The discussion book featured South Asian/Indian immigrant’s experiences.

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Dan Berger publishes Rethinking the American Prison Movement

Dan Berger

IAS faculty member Dan Berger has published Rethinking the American Prison Movement. The book, coauthored with Toussaint Losier (Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst), provides a short, accessible overview of the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system throughout the 20th century. The book has been hailed as "necessary and important" ...

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Center for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney publishes an interview with Anida Yoeu Ali

The Red Chador performing

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali was interviewed by the Sydney-based Center for Contemporary Asian Art (or 4A) about her practice and ongoing performance of The Red Chador in an ever-changing US political climate. Ali’s The Red Chador was curated into the Performance x 4A program at Art Central Hong Kong in March 2017. The Art Central performance of The Red Chador: Ban Me! was the first time that Ali staged this work in the context of ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali commissioned by The British Council for Imagine 2037

Image from Ali's commissioned work

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali selected as 1 of 8 international artists commissioned by The British Council to create an original performance for Imagine 2037 as part of the Edinburgh Showcase. Imagine 2037, curated by Andy Field, Alma Salem, Cathy Gomez and Matt Beavers, is a festival of imaginary performances created by artists who are migrants. It ...

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