IAS News

Amaranth Borsuk launches public project to define the book

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To accompany her recently-published volume The Book  (MIT Press, 2018), IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has launched a web project to expand our definition of an object we think we know intimately. At t-h-e-b-o-o-k.com, Borsuk is compiling crowd-sourced answers to the question What is the/a book?, which she has posed to over 100 artists, writers, scholars, publishers, and librarians. In her MIT Press volume, Borsuk defines the book with ...

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Jennifer Atkinson speaks at the Smithsonian Institution

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson speaks at the Smithsonian Institution on "Cultures of the Garden: The Hidden Histories of an American Obsession" (an author panel with Jennifer Atkinson and Dr. Robert S. Emmett). Atkinson's talk previewed her forthcoming book, Gardenlandin which she argues that gardening literature is not just a place to find advice about roses and rutabagas: it also contains hidden histories of desire, hope and frustration, and tells a story about how Americans have ...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Jessica Hagy (’18, Creative Writing & Poetics) will spend the month of October in Reykjavik, Iceland as part of the SÍM Residency program. Each year, the SÍM Residency brings 150 national and international visual artists together to collaborate and network. Richie Meyer (’16, Policy Studies) has joined UW Bothell’s First Year & Pre-Major Program (FYPP) as Program Coordinator. In this role, he provides administrative support to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Director of the Academic Transition Program, academic advising team, and other FYPP staff and faculty. Megan Wiebelhaus (’13, Community Psychology) was selected as ...

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Kari Lerum receives Washington State Labor Research Grant

Kari Lerum

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum has received a Washington State Labor Research Grant from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at University of Washington. The grant will fund the first year of her new research project, “Assessing the impact of anti-trafficking legislation on transgender sex workers.” This research comes out of years of community-based work, most recently with the Coalition for the Rights and Safety of People in the Sex Trade and the Seattle LGBQ commission. This project will focus on ...

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Min Tang presents at the International Association for Media and Communication Research 2018 Conference

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IAS faculty member Min Tang attended the 2018 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference at University of Oregon, Eugene. Tang presented two papers: “Media Education in Contentious Times: Integrating Critical Media Literacy and Global Citizenship Awareness” in the Media Education Research Section, and “Sustaining Growth or Crisis? Toward a Financialization of China’s Internet Industry” in the International Communication Section. Tang’s presentations reflected ...

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