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Alka Kurian publishes review of The Big Sick

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published “The Big Sick is Bold, Pushes Boundaries" in the International Examiner (6 September 2017, p. 14). Kurian suggests that this Pakistani diasporic film that has every one talking represents a new turn in South Asian representation in mainstream Hollywood film.

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Alka Kurian publishes "Post-colonial Transgression in Deepa Mehta's Feminist Quartet"

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published "Post-colonial Transgression in Deepa Mehta's Feminist Quartet," in Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan and Vimal Mohan John's co-edited collection of essays Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors and Their Cinema.  In this chapter Kurian ...

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GWSS professors Shayne, Rosenberg, and Kurian present papers at the National Women’s Studies Association conference

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IAS faculty members Julie ShayneKaren Rosenberg, and Alka Kurian attended the National Women's Studies Association conference in Montréal from November 10-13, 2016. Shayne organized a panel titled “Reimagining Settled Spaces: Creativity, Pedagogy, and Activism,” on which Rosenberg and she presented. Rosenberg’s paper was titled “Unsettling Literacy-Based Colonial Logics in the Writing Center,” and Shayne’s “Unsettling the Neutral Archive: Feminist Knowledge Production and University of Washington Bothell’s Social Justice and Diversity Archive (SJDA).” Shayne also ...

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Alka Kurian publishes "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema”

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a chapter, "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema,” in Dissident Friendships: Imperialism, Feminism and Transnational Solidarity, edited by Elora Chowdhury and L. Philipose (University of Illinois Press, 2016). Kurian’s chapter examines cinematic portrayal of dissident friendships, in particular among women, located across differences of class, caste, faith, and ideological positions, expressed particularly during moments of extreme crisis. Kurian investigates ...

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Alka Kurian Presents at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented "Transnational Strategies of Resistance" at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) in Portland, Oregon. This paper discussed women's participation in the decade-long Maoist insurgency in Nepal (1996-2006) with the view to examining the potential emancipatory possibilities it held for them.

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