IAS News

Kristin Gustafson presents guest lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson presented a guest lecture Oct. 6 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The presentation "Silence, stories, and resilience: How does the first draft of history matter?" brought together two media-history examples — the first was her analysis of newspaper coverage of a 1920 lynching in Duluth, Minnesota, and the second was Tom Junod's Esquire article about The Falling Man photograph — to explore how hegemony, collective memory, and social construction operate. 

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Pedersen, Lambert, and Gustafson facilitate workshop at the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education national conference

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IAS faculty members Alice Pedersen, Amy Lambert, and Kristin Gustafson attended the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education national conference in Amherst, MA, where they facilitated a workshop entitled "Risk, Roles, Reflection in Contemplative Learning: Exploring via Liberating Structures." In the workshop, they reflected on the different ways their disciplines position them in relation with their objects of study, and ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes three new columns in Clio Among the Media

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published three new columns in Clio Among the Media: Newsletter of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and was re-elected in August as the Division's Teaching Standards Chair. Gustafson’s columns are part of her role. The column published in the spring 2016 issue discusses how online videos make journalism history accessible. The column published in the ...

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Kristin Gustafson and Rena Kawasaki Present Joint Research in Japan

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson and IAS alumna Rena Kawasaki ('13, Community Psychology) traveled to Fukuoka, Japan for the International Communication Association (ICA) pre-conference, "Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History." They presented their collaborative research project, “Shifting language transnationally: Japan’s national language program and a U.S. Japanese-language newspaper before and after WWII."

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"Contemplative Practice as Pedagogy" Research Interest Group Convenes at the Whiteley Center

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Members of the "Contemplative Practice as Pedagogy" Research Interest Group Alice PedersenKristin Gustafson, and Amy Lambert traveled to the Whiteley Center together in May as a culmination of the RIG's collaboration this year. They shared ...

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