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Dan Berger's Captive Nation featured in Social Justice

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger wrote and spoke about his award-winning book Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era recently. The journal Social Justice published a review forum on the book in its latest issue, with commentary from Sarah Haley, Toussaint Losier, and Waldo Martin as well as an author's response from Berger. He also ...

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Rob Turner speaks about Promises to Keep: Environmental Racism

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner was honored to be an invited speaker on April 22 at the 6th Annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race sponsored by the Communities of Color Coalition.  The conference theme this year was Promises to Keep: Environmental Racism.  

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IAS student Kyra Laughlin wins Chancellor’s Medalist Award!

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) major Kyra Laughlin received the UW Bothell 2017 Chancellor’s Medalist Award. The award is an honor that recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence and served as a consistent source of inspiration for faculty and students alike. In winter 2017 Kyra founded the campus group Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.), which works from a grassroots empowerment model of social support and awareness raising. With Kyra at the helm, the group applied for and won the T-Mobile Equity and Inclusion Grant, and collaborated with IAS faculty member Lauren Lichty and Campus Safety director Cham Kao to revise the UW Bothell website's Sexual Assault Support pages. Kyra continues to build new awareness initiatives and programming for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), and delivers class presentations and trainings in our residence halls. 

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Joshua Heim calls for rethinking the suburbs as a site for the arts

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Joshua Heim ('10, Cultural Studies) has recently published a call to rethink the suburbs as a space for arts engagement and development. The article, posted on the Americans for the Arts Artsblog, poses a challenge in its very title: “Over 50 percent of American live and work in suburbs.  Are 50% of them arts leaders?

Since graduating from the MA in Cultural Studies, Heim has worked as ...

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Adam Romero wins 2017 Vernon Carstensen Award

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IAS faculty member Adam Romero has won the 2017 Vernon Carstensen Award for best article in Agricultural History, the journal of record in the field. Romero's article, “‘From Oil Well to Farm’: Industrial Waste, Shell Oil, and the Petrochemical Turn (1927-1947),” explores the emergence of petroagriculture in California in the interwar period. It tells the story of how two industrial waste products of California’s petroleum industry became industrial agriculture’s chemical salvation ...

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