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Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy awarded Royalty Research Fund grant

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy (NHS) have been awarded a 2017/2018 Royalty Research Fund grant for their study, Appealing to the Crowd: A Qualitative Study of Crowdfunding for Healthcare Costs. The research is the next phase of ...

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Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy publish “Producing a Worthy Illness"

Lauren Berliner

IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and co-author Nora Kenworthy (Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell) published “Producing a worthy illness: Personal crowdfunding amidst financial crisis" in Social Science and Medicine.  The article explores how websites such as GoFundMe evince the political, social, and health consequences of austerity--along with fallout from the 2008 financial collapse and the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Using data collected from ...

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Lauren Berliner presents research on crowdfunding for health crisis

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner presented her collaborative research with Nursing and Health Studies faculty member Nora Kenworthy on crowdfunding for health crisis as part of a panel called “Exploring Concepts of Care and Vulnerability: Co-design of Community-based Narrative Intervention for Wellness“ at the CoLED Conference "Ethnography and Design: Mutual Provocations” in San Diego.  Her talk focused on ...

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Lauren Berliner Co-Curates 8th annual Festival of (In)Appropriation

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-curated, along with Jaimie Baron and Greg Cohen, the 8th annual The Festival of (In)AppropriationThe Festival premiered at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles and is now set to go on tour.

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Lauren Berliner co-leads Symposium on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age”

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-led a symposium with Nora Kenworthy (NHS) on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age” as part of their Simpson Center for the Humanities Collaborative Studio grant. The half-day symposium explored how participatory media intersects with experiences of health, illness, care, debility, and dying to produce new subjectivities, modes of participation, narratives, and social forms.

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