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Johanna Crane co-edits themed issue of Medicine Anthropology Theory

IAS faculty member Johanna Crane, along with Nora Kenworthy (School of Nursing & Health Studies, UW Bothell) and Lynn Thomas (Department of History, UW Seattle), co-edited a themed issue of the open-access web journal Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT).  The issue examines the notion of “partnership” as it is used in global health and related fields, and includes contributions from UW faculty and students who participated in a related project ...

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Kevin Kim publishes in A Companion to Korean American Studies

A Companion to Korean American Studies cover

IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has published a book chapter in a “state of the field” volume from Brill Publishers, A Companion to Korean American Studies. This major international volume presents interdisciplinary works from established and emerging scholars in Korean American Studies, spanning history, gender relations, cultural formations, social relations, and politics. Drawing from his larger work on postcolonial Korea and ...

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micha cárdenas gives keynote address at Vision and Technology Symposium in New York

micha delivering the keynote

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas gave the keynote address at a symposium in Queens, New York. Organized in collaboration with Eyebeam and the International Center of Photography Museum, VISION AND TECHNOLOGY: toward a more just future addresses the implications of visuality, representation, and privacy in the age of surveillance and big data. cárdenas' keynote ...

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Amir Noir Soulkin challenges dominant narratives on perfection

Amir Noir Soulkin

Alum Amir Noir Soulkin (’17, Cultural Studies) published an article, “Let’s change how we define perfect,” on the Rainier Valley Corps’ (RVC) Change-Makers Blog. Soulkin discusses Western ideas of perfection and the limitations they place on marginalized communities.  Calling for a new paradigm, he writes, “When you really think about it, the human being is an incredible feat in biomechanical construction that blends mind, body and spirit. Human beings are constantly evolving. Through the mastery of the mind, human beings discover ...

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Senator Guy Palumbo visits Discovery Core class

Jason Lambacher

IAS faculty member Jason Frederick Lambacher hosted Washington state Senator Guy Palumbo in his Discovery Core course in “Democracy, Politics & Freedom.  Lambacher asked his students to prepare questions about Senator Palumbo’s background and journey to politics, important issues in District 1 (which includes Bothell), perspectives on the 2018 WA legislative session, and his thoughts on themes like partisanship, swing districts, and ways to encourage young people to be more politically engaged.  Senator Palumbo engaged in ...

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