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Bruce Burgett gives keynote and plenary on "What Do Keywords Do"

Bruce Burgett

IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett gave a keynote and plenary on “What Do Keywords Do” at the “Language and Culture” conference in Koper, Slovenia.  Co-delivered with his co-author Glenn Hendler (Fordham University), the talk focused on lessons learned from their co-editing of Keywords for American Cultural Studies, and ...

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William McKeithen co-edits forum of open-access essays on social reproduction

William McKeithen

Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) fellow William McKeithen has co-edited a forum of open-access essays (all on the shorter side) on social reproduction. The first batch has just been released, focusing on queer theory and SR. Later issues coming out this month will focus on un/paid labor and nature-society relations respectively. He has co-written the introduction, “Beyond binaries and boundaries in ‘social reproduction” as well as ...

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Kyra Laughlin receives full scholarship to attend The Women’s Convention in Detroit

Kyra Laughlin

This past weekend (October 27-29, 2017) Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) alum Kyra Laughlin attended the Women’s Convention in Detroit. The convention, aptly titled “Reclaiming Our Time,” was coordinated by the same women who organized the Women’s March in January 2017  which drew hundreds of thousands of people to rally in support of women's rights and to resist the multitude of injustices marginalized communities face. ...

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Alice Pedersen presents "The Practices and Politics of Yoga"

Alice Pedersen

IAS faculty member Alice Pedersen attended the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education annual conference in San Jose, CA. This year's theme, "Radicalizing Contemplative Education: Compassion, Intersectionality, and Justice in Challenging Times" offered discussion and workshops on integrating social justice pedagogies with contemplative pedagogies. Pedersen presented ...

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Alka Kurian publishes New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature

New Feminisms cover

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a co-edited book New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature (Routledge, 2017). This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of new feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented surge of feminist response to the culture of sexual violence in South Asia. Here, scholars across disciplines and international borders chronicle  ...

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