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Frances Lee Essay on Culture of Activism Strikes a Chord

Frances Lee

personal essay by second-year Cultural Studies student Frances Lee has struck a cultural chord and gone viral. Entitled “Kin Aesthetics: Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice,” Lee’s essay explores the culture and climate of current activism.

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk and collaborators receive international Turn on Literature Prize

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Established under the EU program Creative Europe, the juried prize will present an exhibition of electronic literature at libraries in Denmark, Norway, and Romania this fall. As winners, Borsuk and...

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Scott Kurashige: The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit

The Fifty Year Rebellion (cover) and Scott Kurashige

On July 23, 1967, the eyes of the world fixed on Detroit, as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave rise to the American Dream. Mainstream observers contended that the “riot” brought about the ruin of a once-great city; for them, the municipal bankruptcy of 2013 served as a bailout paving the way for the rebuilding of Detroit. Challenging this prevailing view, IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige portrays the past half century as a long rebellion ...

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Frances Lee accepts 2017-18 PAGE Fellowship

Frances Lee

Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee has been awarded a fellowship with the 2017-18 Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows cohort. PAGE is Imagining America’s network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. Fellows participate in ...

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Kevin Kim receives research grant and discusses Orientalism

Kevin Kim

IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has received a 2017 grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa. This nationally competitive grant is awarded annually to promising research projects which pursue innovative approaches to historical topics which draw on Iowa-related archives. In pursuance of this grant, Kim will visit several research sites in Iowa in fall 2017, and produce a scholarly article for the Annals of Iowa, a well-known journal published by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, in fall 2018.

In late June 2017, Kim also ...

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