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Mona Halcomb celebrates win for native curriculum in Oregon public schools

Mona Halcomb

M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Mona Halcomb (’11) was thrilled to witness Oregon Governor Kate Brown sign Senate Bill 13: Tribal History & Sovereignty Curriculum into law on September 18, 2017. SB 13 requires school districts statewide to implement American Indian/ Alaskan Native curricula covering tribal history and sovereignty. SB 13 fills a critical gap for Oregon’s K-12 children: by the 2019-2020 academic year, all districts must teach the Essential Understandings of Oregon Indians curriculum. As a member of the SB 13 coalition and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Mona testified in support of the bill back in February. ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes "Teaching excellence builds on the ideas of teaching mentors"

Kristin Gustafson

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published "Teaching excellence builds on the ideas of teaching mentors" in Clio: Among The Media (Fall 2017, p. 10). The column shares with readers two teaching strategies--one a grading scheme, and the other a choice of in-depth projects--to surface best practices that encourage pedagogies of diversity, collaboration, community, and justice. ...

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S. Charusheela and Colin Danby presented their research on “Decentering Race, Gender, and Class – Thinking Beyond Capitalism and Economy”

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IAS faculty members S. Charusheela and Colin Danby presented their research on “Decentering Race, Gender, and Class – Thinking Beyond Capitalism and Economy” in Berlin, Germany.  Drawing on the work of J.K. Gibson-Graham, they...

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Shannon Cram presents her work on nuclear politics and policy

IAS faculty member Shannon Cram presented a paper about her current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Life and the Politics of Impossibility, at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in Chicago in April.

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Julie Shayne, GWSS faculty coordinator, blogs about emotional labor in academe

Julie Shayne

Julie Shayne wrote her second blog piece for Conditionally Accepted about the invisible emotional labor many faculty take on in their capacity as professors and mentors. In it she argues that...

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