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IAS student Kyra Laughlin wins Chancellor’s Medalist Award!

Julie Shayne, Jordan Long, Cecilee Fernandez, Kyra Laughlin, and Lauren Lichty

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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Julie Shayne and IAS alums Teresa Polendo and Liam McGivern speak about supporting immigrants

Julie Shayne, Teresa Polendo, and Liam McGivern

On Sunday April 23, 2017, IAS faculty member Julie Shayne, and IAS alums Teresa Polendo and Liam McGivern spoke to a group of activists at the Indivisible Edmonds townhall meeting. Attendees came to learn more about the present realities for local immigrants. Shayne provided background to the situation, discussed and countered myths about immigrants, and shared additional educational resources. Liam McGivern ...

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Jason Lambacher delivers paper on “The Politics of Ecological Nostalgia”

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IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher attended the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) this month in Vancouver, B.C. The WPSA is the regional professional association of political scientists and is internationally known as a hot spot for work in environmental political theory.  He delivered an environmental political theory paper titled, “The Politics of Ecological Nostalgia.”  Lambacher's paper ...

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