IAS News

Kari Lerum selected to join Seattle LGBTQ Commission

Kari Lerum

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was recently selected by the Seattle LGBTQ Commission to serve as one of its commissioners. Lerum will be formally inducted at a confirmation hearing held by the Seattle City Council in early January. She will serve a two-year unpaid term.  The Seattle LGBTQ Commission advises the Mayor,  Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and ...

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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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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies launches in an exciting half-day event!

Illustration by Julio Salgado, commissioned by the #Health4All campaign

On Wednesday October 26, 2016 IAS’s newest degree was launched and celebrated. The event was held on the top floor of the ARC and began at 11:30am with a meet-and-greet where attendees met student activists, learned about campus resources that will support their Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) extra-curricular activities, like the Office of Undergraduate Research, and browsed the UWB Bookstore’s GWSS themed book exhibit. Attendees were treated to ...

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Kari Lerum Publishes "Should Prostitution be Decriminalized?"

photo of sex worker and police

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum published “Should prostitution be decriminalized?” at The Conversation in partnership with PBS’ “Point Taken.” The essay was posted at PBS as recommended reading material for a debate on “Should paying for sex be a crime?” In this opinion piece Lerum argues ...

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Kari Lerum Publishes in the Sage Encyclopedia of GLBTQ Studies

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IAS faculty member Kari Lerum published an essay on “Sex Work and Criminalization” in the recently released Sage Encyclopedia of GLBTQ Studies. Lerum’s entry explains why sex work is an important topic for GLBTQ studies, including ...

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