IAS News

Jed Murr presents “Whiteness: Seven Frames” and also receives early-career faculty fellowship

Jed Murr

IAS faculty member Jed Murr presented a multi-media presentation entitled “Whiteness: Seven Frames” as part of INTERRUPTING WHITENESS, a PechaKucha Night at the Seattle Public Library and on KUOW. The event, featuring Robin DiAngelo, Shelby Handler, Ijeoma Oluo, and other cultural workers and organizers, focused on the necessity for white people to work “with communities of color, to center people of color and be supportive of collective work to end racism and create a deeper collective humanity.” Murr’s talk emphasized ...

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Jed Murr Publishes in La Norda Specialo

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IAS faculty member Jed Murr's lyric essay, "some notes on preterition (n., countable and uncountable)," appeared in the most recent edition of the Northwest arts writing journal, La Norda Specialo. The issue, edited by Steven M. Miller and with contributions from Leena Joshi, Natalie A. Martínez, Kate Boyd, Michelle Peñaloza, and Storme Webber, features lyric essays about or in relation to PNW artists. Murr's essay takes flight from a series of works by Seattle-based visual artist Julia Freeman and its dialogue with the work of Fred Moten, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Nick Mitchell, among others.

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IAS contributes mightily to the American Studies Association

IAS faculty members contributed to six different events at the American Studies Association conference in Toronto, Canada. Bruce Burgett  chaired a roundtable on “After the Misery: What Are Critical University Studies For?,” responding with the answer “Transdisciplinary Praxis.”  Dan Berger ...

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IAS faculty members and students participate in the 2015 Cultural Studies Association conference.

Twelve IAS faculty members and students participated in the 2015 Cultural Studies Association (CSA) conference, engaging in activities ranging from plenary sessions and roundtables to workshops and seminars.  All contributed to the conference theme, “Another University is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy.”  

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