IAS News

Shannon Cram receives fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center

Shannon Cram

IAS faculty member Shannon Cram received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center where she will be a Writer in Residence for two weeks in January.  The focus of Cram's residency will be her current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility, which explores the complex politics of remediation at Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Home to more than two-thirds of the nation’s high-level nuclear waste and the largest environmental cleanup in human history, Hanford is tasked with managing toxic materials that ...

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Lauren Berliner’s research cited in Mother Jones magazine

Mother Jones cover

IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner’s collaborative research with Nora Kenworthy was cited in the cover story of the most recent edition of Mother Jones magazine.  The feature, entitled “Go Fund Yourself: Begging for health care in the new safety net,” draws on Berliner and Kenworthy’s finding that online marketing skills correlate with income, thus reproducing social inequality in social media fundraising environments.  Berliner and Kenworthy’s original research ...

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micha cárdenas publishes "Dark Shimmers" and exhibits "Becoming Dragon" in Germany

 micha cárdenas

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas has published a chapter in the new book "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the politics of Visibility" (MIT Press). Part of the "Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture" series, the essays in the book "attest to how trans people are frequently offered 'doors'—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually 'traps,' accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms." Her essay, "Dark Shimmers: The Rhythm of Necropolitical Affect in Digital Media" engages in ...

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Jason Lambacher publishes "Extinction & Democracy" and "Exploring the Green Nobel"

Jason Lambacher

IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher published "Extinction & Democracy: Wildness, Wilderness, and Global Conservation" in the Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (December 2017). The article promotes cross-cultural dialogue regarding species loss centered on the concept of wildness, as distinguished from the legal-philosophical idea of wilderness.  Responding to critiques of wilderness conservation "gone global" that point out an insufficient attention to social and political dimensions, Lambacher argues that wildness holds special potential as a hybrid concept capable of linking ecological goals with social critiques that ...

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Melinda Bocci builds inclusive communities through education and employment

Melinda Bocci

Melinda Bocci (’06) had worked several years in the developmental disabilities sector when she decided to pursue a master’s in Policy Studies. Much of her work was driven by policy, and she wanted to impact change at a systemic level. While earning her degree, critical disability legislation was being implemented in Washington state. Melinda chose to ...

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