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Frances Lee and Maisha Manson perform at Common AREA Maintenance

Frances Lee and Maisha Manson

On October 6th, second year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students Frances Lee and Maisha Manson, with Jordan Alam and Eli Steffen performed at Common AREA Maintenance in Belltown. The event was the first of a community experimental lecture series on “Embodied Utopias: Expansive Potentialities in the Here and Now.” Framing questions included: Can our bodies become sights of utopian expression today? How does our longing and desire for non-normative expressions of self and connection project possibilities into the future? 

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Aarshin Karande writes on the U.S. immigration and the politics of compassion

Aarshin Karande

Alum Aarshin Karande (’14) published “The Politics of Compassion: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Conflicted American Archetype” in The Republic Journal.  In the piece, he describes how U.S. immigration policy and the Obama-Trump divide reflects an American spiritual crisis. “The resolution of immigration policy demands reckoning with America’s virtues and vices; America’s long and complicated history of exclusion and inclusion, contradictions between cultural values and political actions; and listening to ...

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micha cárdenas and Frances Lee screen #Stronger videos

still from the ET #stronger video

IAS faculty member micha c├írdenas and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee screened their #Stronger videos at the contemptorary fundraiser in LA held on Sept 24. #Stronger is a project of the Poetic Operations Collaborative that aims to develop a decolonial vision of futures of health, fitness and strength for trans and gender non-conforming people. ...

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Jennifer Atkinson, Caren Crandell and Warren Gold: "A Sense of Place: Our Rapidly Urbanizing Environment"

Jennifer Atkinson, Caren Crandell and Warren Gold

On October 5, IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson, Caren Crandell, and Warren Gold participated in a panel at Bothell City Hall to discuss what it means to have a “sense of place” — both today and during the city’s early history. This event is part of ...

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Frances Lee appears on CBC's The Sunday Edition and KUOW's The Round

Frances Lee

Continuing the conversation about dogmatic activist culture first raised in their essay, Kin Aesthetics: Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice, 2nd year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Frances Lee had two radio appearances this fall.

Lee worked with a seasoned producer and voice coach to ...

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