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Diane Gillespie connects sleep strategies to community development in West Africa

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Since retiring in 2012, IAS Emerita Professor Diane Gillespie continues to find fulfillment in her work with Tostan, a West African organization that empowers communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Tostan’s ground-breaking approach has catalyzed a grassroots movement for the promotion of human rights and the abandonment or harmful practices, such as female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage.  Gillespie has been involved with Tostan since 1991 when it was founded by her sister, Molly Melching, as chronicled in However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy. Now Gillespie has ...

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Kevin Ninh: From bullied teen to social media star

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Kevin Ninh, known as Flawless Kevin online, entertains half a million followers with comedy sketches and makeup tips. Beyond the laughs and beneath the eyeliner, he is carving out a space for himself and others. Ninh graduated last June with ...

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Silvia Ferreira presents at 14th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association

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IAS faculty member Silvia C. Ferreira presented at the 14th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Silvia spoke on a panel titled “Postwar Immigration, Gender, and Urban Life.” Her talk explored Arab women’s roles in political events such as ...

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Amani Sawari interviewed on Democracy Now! about #august21 prison strike

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IAS alum Amani Sawari (’16, Media & Communication Studies and Law, Economics & Public Policy) was interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! on 21 August 2018.  The focus of the interview was work she is doing on #august21 prison strike.  Sawari was the station manager for UWave Radio and also the Program Coordinator for Student Media at UW Bothell.  The whole program is available on the Democracy Now! site.  Here is a short excerpt...

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Julie Shayne co-publishes paper in the Feminist Teacher

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IAS faculty member and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies coordinator Julie Shayne co-authored with Denise Hattwig, Dave Ellenwood, and Taylor Hiner a paper titled “Creating Counter Archives: The University of Washington Bothell's Feminist Community Archive of Washington Project” that was published in the newest issue of the Feminist Teacher.

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