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Masahiro Sugano screens his films at Afrika Eye Festival

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano screened his film at Afrika Eye Festival held in Bristol, UK, a site recently named a UNESCO City of Film. The short films “Dreams” and “Neon Poem” directed by Masahiro Sugano featured the poetry and performance of Tjawangwa (TJ) Dema, from Botswana, who recently won the 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her collection, The Careless Seamstress.

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Masahiro Sugano commissioned by Washington Filmworks and premieres at the 44th Seattle International Film Festival

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano has been commissioned by Washington Filmworks to create a short film for the 2018 Fly Filmmaking Challenge which will screen at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. This year’s Challenge will explore why creativity matters and how creativity changes the world we live in for the better. Sugano and his media lab Studio Revolt has been chosen to create a short documentary specifically on visual artists. Sugano has selected four Tacoma-based artists to ...

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Becca Price publishes on how scholars with Ph.D.s in biomedical fields identify as scientists

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IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with colleagues in the UW School of Medicine and the UW School of Nursing, published a paper, "Competing Discourses of Scientific Identity among Postdoctoral Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences," in CBE-Life Sciences Education about how scholars with Ph.D.s in biomedical fields identify as scientists. These scholars, known as postdoctoral fellows, are in temporary positions between receiving their Ph.D.s and finding a permanent career path. Traditionally ...

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Yolanda Padilla publishes "Literary Revolutions in the Borderlands: Transnational Dimensions of the Mexican Revolution and its Diaspora in the United States"

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published a book chapter, "Literary Revolutions in the Borderlands: Transnational Dimensions of the Mexican Revolution and its Diaspora in the United States," in The Cambridge History of Latina/o Literature. Padilla's chapter uses what she calls a transnational Chicanx studies framework to analyze literary responses to the Revolution by Mexicans in the United States. Taken together, the diverse writings  ...

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Kevin Kim publishes “Against the ‘American Century,’ Toward a Third World New Left: The Case of Helen Mears”

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IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has published an article in Diplomatic History, the official journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, published by Oxford University Press. Titled “Against the ‘American Century,’ Toward a Third World New Left: The Case of Helen Mears,” Kim’s article examines the foreign policy ideas and politics of journalist Helen Mears, a little-known U.S. Cold War critic who fell from World War II-era national prominence as a result of her Cold War-era dissent against a rising U.S. national security state after World War II.

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