Bruce Burgett crowd-sources Presidential Plenary of the Cultural Studies Association
May 24, 2013 - IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett, in his role as the President of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), curated and hosted a crowd-sourced Presidential Plenary for the CSA's 2013 conference in Chicago. Twelve speakers drawn from an open call to the membership, including IAS faculty member S. Charusheela, presented three minute manifestos, diatribes, riffs, or rants on what cultural studies should, will, or could be.
Karam Dana speaks on Russia Today on John Kerry's trip to Palestine/Israel
May 24, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana recently spoke on Russia Today (Arabic) about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to Palestine/Israel on 21 May 2013. Dana discussed the role of the U.S. in the Peace Process more than 20 years ago, noting the crucial importance of the U.S. taking a more even-handed position when addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He suggested that, from a policy viewpoint, the peace process cannot advance without an active and fair U.S. position in bringing the two sides together.
Miriam Bartha, Bruce Burgett, and Ron Krabill publish "Critical Purchase in Neoliberal Times"
May 24, 2013 - IAS faculty members Bruce Burgett and Ron Krabill, along with IAS affiliate faculty member Miriam Bartha, recently published "Critical Purchase in Neoliberal Times" in the second issue of Lateral, the digital journal of the Cultural Studies Association. The publication is a result of a conversation with cultural studies scholar Ien Ang conducted as part of a multi-year collaboration that led to the launch of IAS's Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and the UW's graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship.
IAS adds thirteen new full-time faculty members for 2013-14
May 23, 2014 - IAS had a very busy faculty hiring season this year. In order to keep up with campus growth and to build out our undergraduate and graduate degrees, we have added thirteen new faculty members, most of whom will be starting in fall 2013. Their fields range from Community Psychology and Critical Media Studies to Comparative Ethnic Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts. For more information about them, the classes they will be teaching, and their areas of intellectual and scholarly interest, click here.
Amoshaun Toft and Paul Kim speak on "Corporate FM" in the Meaningful Movies series
May 21, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft and Media and Communication Studies student Paul Kim spoke on a post screening panel for the Seattle premier of the film "Corporate FM" as part of the Meaningful Movies series. Toft and Kim shared their work in helping to start the UWave campus-community radio station at UW Bothell as an alternative to the corporate radio model the film examined, and helped attendees think through how they too can apply for LPFM licenses during the Fall FCC filing window. UWave radio launches its internet broadcast at noon on June 5th. Watch the minutes count down at http://UWave.fm!
Dan Berger and Kari Lerum host “Beyond the Carceral State” mini-conference
May 15, 2013 - IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Kari Lerum, working with Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students Kaelyn Caldwell and Michelle Zebrowski and the Office of Community Based Learning and Research, organized a mini-conference on May 14: "Beyond the Carceral State: Queer, Feminist, Anti-Racist Critiques and Interventions." The event brought together about 200 people from UW Bothell, UW Seattle, Western Washington University, and a variety of community organizations in the Puget Sound region. The conference included a keynote speech by Portland-based writer and activist Emi Koyama, as well as talks by IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Emily Thuma and Seattle University law professor Dean Spade.
IAS Environmental Sciences major wins statewide Geographic Information Systems student competition
May 15, 2013 - Christopher Wright, an Environmental Science major in IAS, obtained first place in the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition at the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (WAURISA). Christopher was mentored by Dr. Santiago Lopez. Part of an ongoing collaboration with Public Works, Community Development, and GIS staff at the City of Bothell, Christopher’s research project dealt with the identification of water infiltration areas within Bothell city limits. The project exemplifies UW Bothell’s ongoing partnership with the City of Bothell's and provided recognition of GIS technology as vital for community development.
Robin Oppenheimer publishes research article on creative collaboration
May 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Robin Oppenheimer recently published an article, "Creative Collaboration as Revolutionary and Transformative," in Constructing a Community of Thought: Letters on the Scholarship, Teaching and Mentoring of Vera John-Steiner. The book is a compilation of letters written to Vera John-Steiner. Oppenheimer’s contribution reflects on how John-Steiner's research in creative collaboration inspired her own doctoral research into collaboration between artists and engineers, and her new career in academia.
Santiago Lopez receives award for study abroad program in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
May 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez recently received funding from UW’s Herbert H. Gowen International Studies Endowment to support his continued efforts to promote study abroad opportunities for UW students. Santiago Lopez and fellow IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung will lead an exploration seminar to the Ecuadorian mainland and the Galapagos Islands in the early fall of 2013. The program provides students with opportunities to engage in applied field research in topics geography, spatial analysis, community mapping, climate change, water quality, and sustainability.
IAS students present at the UW Bothell undergraduate research symposium
May 14, 2013 - Ten IAS students presented recently in the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Symposium. Each of the students spoke about their research for ten minutes, while other students participated in poster sessions. Topics ranged from “Why Consciousness” to “Citizen Science.” IAS graduating senior Marcus Johnson provided an hour-long keynote presentation on “The MultiDimensions of Blackness; Cultural Hegemony in the U.S. and Hispaniola." For details and abstracts, click here.
Nives Dolšak wins the Outstanding Teaching Faculty award in the College of the Environment
May 10, 2013 - IAS faculty member Nives Dolsak won the 2012-13 Outstanding Teaching Faculty award in the College of the Environment at UW Seattle. Dolsak holds a joint faculty appointment across IAS and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW Seattle, and teaching courses in both units. Congratulations, Nives, on this much deserved honor!
IAS undergraduate students present research at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 10, 2013 - Five IAS undergraduate students are presenting their research at the 2013 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. The five presenters are Clarrie Ng (mentored by Kristin Gustafson), “Singapore: Political Voice thought Social Media”; Megan Wiebelhaus (mentored by Ron Krabill), “Middle Ground: Ethics for Cross-Cultural Secular Decision-Making”; Paulette Costanza (mentored by Santiago Lopez), “Linking People, Highlands, and Climate: Climate Change on High-Elevation Socio-Ecological Systems in the Topical Andes”; Mahala Lettvin (mentored by Julie Shayne), “Between Longing and Belonging: Continuing Dilemmas of Chilean Exiles in the U.S.”; and Marcus Johnson (mentored by Ben Gardner), “The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the U.S. and Hispaniola.”
Johanna Crane presents her research at “Imagining the Worst”
April 26, 2013 - IAS faculty member Johanna Crane recently presented her research at the “Imagining the Worst” spring workshop at Cornell University’s Department of Science and Technology Studies. The workshop focused on scholarship related to the prediction of and response to disasters and worst-case scenarios. Crane’s contribution to the workshop, "Doomsday Strain: Imagining the Worst in the AIDS Treatment Era,” described how misconceptions about drug-resistant HIV and Africa enabled the U.S. government and pharmaceutical companies to withhold support for HIV treatment from African countries in the name of global public health.
David Nixon discusses live, death, and fatherhood, with musical accompaniment, at Town Hall
April 25, 2013 - IAS faculty member David Nixon is currently the Scholar-in-Residence at Town Hall Seattle. On Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 pm, he will present “Thoughts about the Meaning of Life (and Death) from a Philosopher Who Just Became a Dad.” The talk will be accompanied by the bluegrass trio The Half Brothers. The talk is the culmination of Nixon’s residency.
Kari Lerum published article in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
April 25, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum recently published "What's Love Got to Do with It?: Life Lessons from Multiracial Feminism" in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. The edited volume, in the words of its editors, "analyzes the obstacles that female faculty of color encounter on the road to tenure and beyond, and propose creative and empowering strategies to survive, thrive and transform the academic workplace." The book has received wide scholarly and media attention, including being selected as one of CHOICE magazine's Editors' Picks for March 2013.
Karam Dana discusses Boston Marathon explosions
April 24, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana appeared on Russia Today (Arabic), an international, Arabic-language news agency on April 20 discussing the Boston Marathon events of April 19 and how they might further complicate how American Muslims are perceived in the United States. Listen in here.
Ben Gardner comments on Massai struggle for land in Tanzania in BBC News
April 18, 2013 - IAS faculty member Ben Gardner was quoted on 18 April in “Tanzania Massai battle game hunters for grazing land,” a BBC News front page story about the Maasai people's struggle to retain control over their important, and historic grazing land in Tanzania. Gardner has been working in and studying the region for over 20 years and recently discussed his work at the April session of IAS Research Colloquium.
Rebecca Price, Eric Stewart, and Crispin Thurlow receive promotions!!!
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty members Rebecca Price; Eric Stewart, and Crispin Thurlow all received promotions this year. Price and Stewart were both promoted from assistant to associate professor, with tenure. Each will take a well-deserved sabbatical in 2013-14. Thurlow was promoted from associate to full professor. Please join all of IAS in congratulating Rebecca, Eric, and Crispin.
Carrie Lanza presents her research on social justice and participatory arts organizing
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza presented her research on how to integrate culture work into social justice work through participatory arts organizing at the first annual UW Global Health and the Arts Symposium. Lanza also presented her dissertation research, “Truth Plus Publicity”: Paul U. Kellogg, Hybrid Practice and Progressive Era Visual Research Methods,” as part of an event featuring University of Maryland faculty member Michael Reisch. The day-long series of events, “Translating Social Justice Through Public Scholarship: Policy and Practice for Social Change,” took place at the School of Social Work.
Jin-Kyu Jung presents on critical GIScience in Santa Barbara
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung recently recently participated in a special meeting on "alt.GIS: critical GIScience in the wake of a new world of web-based data and mapping," held in Santa Barbara. Jung presented a paper and facilitated an open discussion about the implications of a range of emergent issues in critical GIScience such as Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), cartographic mash-ups, ubiquitous data and spatial media.
IAS student, Kaley Eakin, publishes in the Woodinville Weekly
April 17, 2013 - IAS student, Kaley Eakin, recently published an article in the local paper, the Woodinville Weekly. Eakin was a student in IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson's BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism course. For more instances of IAS student work in the fields of media and communications, check out this link.
Ted Hiebert continues to haunt the art world, locally and internationally
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert recently lectured and exhibited his art work at a range of events. In collaboration with the Noxious Sector Collective, he contributed "The Simulation is Haunted" to "Wintermoot," an augmented and mixed reality festival in Anchorage, AK, hosted by the Institute for Speculative Media. He gave an invited lecture on "The Transparency of Aesthetics: Between Nonsense and Technology" in the "Future of Posthumanism" series at the Pacific Center for Technology and Culture. He also curated two exhibitions for Noxious Sector Projects in a window gallery in downtown Seattle: Nathan Shafer's "Non-Local: Cosmic Constant MRPG," a project in which Shafer planted augmented reality sound installations in locations around Seattle; and Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman's "Geolocation," a project in which Larson and Shindelman find geo-tagged tweets and document the site from which they were taken. Coming up is Hiebert's contribution to "Off the Plain," a group exhibit at Place Gallery in Portland, Oregon, featuring photographic works that explore conceptual space beyond the flat plane of the image.
Carrie Bodle leads the April faculty focus tour at the Henry Art Gallery
April 17, 2013 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle recently led the April faculty focus tour at the Henry Art Gallery. Bodle is a visual and sound artist who creates immersive installations that explore the relationships between art and science, translating inaudible or invisible phenomena into sensible experiences. She will guide visitors through the current show, Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II.
David Goldstein publishes article on “clickers” in the National Teaching and Learning Forum
April 16, 2013 - David Goldstein, IAS faculty member and Director of the UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center, recently published “What Are They Thinking? Best Practices for Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”) in the National Teaching and Learning Forum (volume 22). The article explores how using “clickers” – instant response, handheld devices – can help instructors find out what students are thinking and engage them more actively in the learning being promoted in the classroom. Goldstein finds that the use of clickers can lead to wider participation, greater honesty, and less teeth pulling (i.e., quicker response) in discussion.
Linda Watts, Alan Wood, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Ted Hiebert win Worthington Innovation Fellows awards for 2013-14
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty members Linda Watts, Alan Wood, Jin-Kyu Jung, and Ted Hiebert, have been named as Worthington Innovation Fellows for 2013-14. Made possible through the Worthington Technology Fund, these grants are intended to catalyze the use of technology to enhance innovation across campus. Watts’s award will help her to create a digital archive of materials related to her research on the Seattle Liberation Front and the Seattle 7 Conspiracy Trial . Woods’s funding will support his efforts to “flip” his classroom, using digital interfaces to deliver content and small, face-to-face conversation to enhance students’ critical engagement with those materials. Jung and Hiebert will collaborate on a project that brings together geovisualization techniques and new media art curation to build a participatory digital archive that maps creative communities.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren published articles on global higher education and public philosophy
April 16, 2013 - Gray Kochhar-Lindgren has recently published two articles on global higher education: “The Culture of Betweeness in Hong Kong’s Universities: Curricular Reform, Team Fulbright, and Global Capital” in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts and “Assembling the Global University: Networks, Interdisciplinarity, and Institutional Change” in Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education. He also reviewed China Views Nine-Eleven: Essays in Transnational American Studies for the H-Diplo Review Roundtable and facilitated a workshop on "Streets, Surfaces, and Sounds: Art, Philosophy, and the City,” for the Public Philosophy Network at Emory University.
IAS announces its inaugural distinguished speaker, Daniel Martinez HoSang
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty members Camille Walsh and Dan Berger are hosting Daniel Martinez HoSang as the first IAS Distinguished Speaker in April. Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Oregon, HoSang will deliver his talk, “Strange Brew: The Making and (Unmaking?) of Contemporary Nativism," (PDF) on April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Washington at Bothell, UW2-005. HoSang’s talk assesses the unsteady formation of restrictionist political movements over the last forty years. It traces the diverse political claims – demands for fiscal austerity, assertions of states’ rights, racialized constructions of criminality, and appeals to white cultural nationalism – that shape those movements. HoSang received his Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Before graduate school, he worked as a community organizer and trainer for ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dan Berger joins network of faculty associates at UW Labor Studies Center
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger is now a faculty associate of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the UW Seattle. Bridges Center associates are members of a network of University of Washington faculty members whose scholarship reflects the interdisciplinary nature of labor studies. Berger will join other center associates who share information about Bridges Center events and activities, and spread the word to students about prizes, grants, and scholarships.
Amaranth Borsuk reads and lectures, locally, nationally, and internationally
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk recently read at Richard Hugo House as part of the Castalia Reading Series. Borsuk also gave readings and guest lectures at: Evergreen State College; The Spare Room in Portland, Ore.; Capilano University in Vancouver, British Columbia; the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at the University of Southern California; the University of California at San Diego; and The Cambridge Arts Council Annex, Cambridge, Mass. Borsuk also had four poems published recently in Chicago Review. Her book, Between Page and Screen, was exhibited at the Library of Congress as part of "Electronic Literature and its Emerging Forms," and at Nouspace Gallery in Vancouver, Washington and Texas Woman's University.
Rebecca Brown opens 2013 APRIL Festival with “Benediction”
April 16, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown offered a "benediction" to open this year's APRIL Festival at Chop Suey in Seattle. APRIL is a festival of Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature. The festival opening also featured readings by Brown, Matthew Dickman and Summer Robinson, and a variety of “oddities” including, literary coloring books, a live fortune booth with one of the Hill's best poets, and a piñata.
Two IAS students attend 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
April 15, 2013 - Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student, Jun Chen, and Global Studies major, Jessica Monteiro Manfredi, attended the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at U.N. Headquarters in New York City in March. Focusing on gender equality and the advancement of women, the CSW brings together representatives of governments to address the problems facing women around the world. Manfredi and Chen served as delegates at this year’s Session, which focused on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics students kick-off reading series
April 15, 2013 - IAS students in the inaugural cohort of the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program have created a new reading series, “An Evening of Poetry and Prose,” held every month at the Lyons’ Den in Bothell. Students John Boucher, Margaret Chiavetta, Michael Paschall, Billy Phillips, and Kat Seidemann read at the series launch in February. Billy Phillips read again in March, joined by Kelle Gaddis, Aimee Harrison, Talena Kattrell and Lauren Light.
Karam Dana and Gwen Ottinger win awards to pursue their scholarship
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty members Karam Dana and Gwen Ottinger have been named 2012-2013 Worthington Distinguished Scholars. Dana received funding for his project, “Anti-American Sentiment in the Arab World: A Clash of Civilizations?” Ottinger’s research will take her to Portland, Ore., New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area to interview people who have been involved in fenceline air monitoring activities for her project, “Community-Based Air Monitoring: A Demand for Epistemic Justice?”
Karam Dana delivers lecture at Harvard University
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana spoke recently at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His lecture, "Contextualizing the Arab Revolts: State-Society Relations, Protests, and Other Forms of Discontent," was part of Harvard University's 2013 Middle East Forum Lecture Series.
Gwen Ottinger publishes “Changing Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Knowledge Gaps”
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger recently published an article, "Changing Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Knowledge Gaps: STS Insights into Procedural Justice," in Science, Technology, and Human Values. She also will speak about standards of informed consent, focusing on environmental hazards when knowledge of risks and benefits is uncertain, as part of the Biological Futures Colloquium Series, April 29 at UW Seattle from noon until 1:30 p.m.
Sarah Dowling reads her poetry in Portland, Oregon
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling read as part of the Spare Room Reading Series in Portland, Oregon, in March. The reading series focuses on experimental poetry. Dowling, who was joined by Brian Coffelt at the reading, is the author of Birds & Bees and Security Posture. Her work has appeared in the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, and in many journals.
IAS graduate student Tyrell Edwards receives Fulbright Award for research
April 15, 2013 - IAS graduate student Tyrell (Ty) Edwards recently won a prestigious Fulbright award for his research. Beginning in September, Edwards will live on-campus at the University of British Columbia (UBC), while he conducts research on international student development and retention. Currently a candidate in IAS’s Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, Edwards also earned his undergraduate degree from IAS, majoring in Culture, Literature, and the Arts.
David Goldstein presents to SRO audience at the AAC&U Conference
April 15, 2013 - David Goldstein, IAS faculty member – and director of the Teaching and Learning Center at UW Bothell, recently presented his research at the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Network for Academic Renewal Conference in Boston in March. The theme of this year’s conference was General Education and Assessment: A Sea Change in Student Learning. Goldstein’s talk, “Holistically Student-Centered Learning: De-Centering the University,” was delivered to a standing-room-only audience.
IAS student Crystal Gonzalez-Guzman receives leadership award
April 15, 2013 - IAS student Crystal Gonzalez-Guzman was one of two students awarded the UW Bothell Women in Leadership Award for her work with Latina/o students both on campus and in local communities. The award is presented by UW Bothell Student Life at a ceremony that is the culminating event of Women’s History Month. Gonzalez-Guzman was nominated by Damarys Espinoza, a 2012 – 2013 fellow in the Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP). Gonzalez-Guzman was a student in Espinoza’s special topics course, “(Re)thinking Diversity,” during winter quarter.
Wanda Gregory attends symposium located at the intersection of virtual worlds and brain disorders
April 15, 2013 - Wanda Gregory, IAS faculty member and founding director of the Center for Serious Play at UW Bothell, recently attended ESCoNS2, the Second Meeting of the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society, at the University of Southern California in March. ESCoNS is a symposium that brings together academics and scientists from around the world, with an interest in how computerized training and video games assist in the diagnosis and treatment of serious disorders in various cognitive brain functions. Gregory is currently completing her Ph.D. through SMARTlab at the University College of Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on “online identity and immersion as a healing modality.”
Alka Kurian presents at annual Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference in Chicago in March. She delivered her paper, "Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries): Death and the Recognition of the Contingent," during the session, “Capitalist Modernity and Cinema: Some Considerations through the Lens of Hindi Cinema.”
Crispin Thurlow speaks at the Seminar on Discourse and Interaction in Sweden
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow recently presented at the Seminar on Discourse and Interaction (MODIS) sponsored annually by the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University in Sweden. Thurlow shared his research on contemporary class inequalities in the contexts of global mobility at the seminar, themed this year around the topic of communication breakdowns. His talk, "Seen but not heard: The ‘anti-communicational’ spaces of super-elite mobility," was based on a visual essay published in the journal Social Semiotics in fall of 2012.
Joe Milutis launches new book at Bökship in London
April 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis launched his new book, Failure, A Writer’s Life, at the small press/artist’s bookstore Bökship in London. While there, he recorded an interview to be broadcast on ResonanceFM, established by the London Musicians’ Collective and self-described as the world’s first radio art station. Recent reviews of Milutis’s book have appeared in The Scotsman and Art Review. It was also mentioned in The Guardian blog as part of a post on “the unreadable.” Milutis’s work is featured on the Jacket2 podcast “In The Field.” Finally, Milutis discussed collaborative book art at the Henry Gallery with Gregory Laynor in February, and performed new work as a response to Robert Indiana’s Numbers series, now on view at the Henry.
David Nixon named as Scholar-in-Residence at Town Hall Seattle
February 20, 2013 - IAS faculty member David Nixon will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Town Hall Seattle this spring. Nixon will be in residence for three months, attending and hosting events, communicating with audiences, and creating new works that resonate with the programming at Town Hall. A final presentation of Nixon’s work, along with that of Town Hall Artist-in-Residence and Blues Scholars MC Geo (aka Prometheus Brown) will take place on April 28. For more information, click here.
Gwen Ottinger publishes Refining Expertise with New York University Press
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger has published a new book, Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges. Based in research conducted in Louisiana fenceline communities, the book investigates community-based efforts to collect scientific data in order to challenge the authority of oil industry experts. Ottinger suggests that the response by industry -- portraying experts as responsible rather that infallible -- redefines expertise in a way that undermines local grassroots campaigns for environmental justice and far-reaching efforts to democratize science. Her research highlights the need for activists and scholars to develop new strategies to advance community health and robust scientific knowledge about it.
Julie Shayne speaks on edited collections at the Sociologists for Women in Society conference
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne recently organized and spoke on a panel discussing edited collections from a variety of angles, with a specific emphasis on the process of how edited books are assessed by tenure and promotion committees. Shayne is editor of Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (under contract with SUNY Press). She was joined on the panel by Roberta Villalón, a recently tenured faculty member at St. John’s University in New York, Nancy Naples, the editor of SUNY’s Praxis: Theory in Action book series, and Judy Howard, Divisional Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Washington Seattle. For more information about the panel, contact Shayne at email@example.com.
Kari Lerum speaks on anti-trafficking campaigns at the Evergreen State College
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum spoke recently on human rights and anti-trafficking campaigns at the Evergreen State College. The talk, "Remodeling the Garden of Eden: Human Wrongs and Right in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns," drew on critiques from progressive feminist and human rights scholars that highlight the sexual, racial, immigrant, and carceral politics of contemporary US-based anti-trafficking efforts. It challenged dominant discourses about anti-trafficking and argued for alternative models that address both sex work and human trafficking through the lens of human rights and sexual, racial, and immigrant justice. To learn more about Lerum's work, click here.
Rebecca Brown dialogues with Garry Wills and First Baptist Church in Seattle
February 19, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown will engage in an onstage conversation with scholar and journalist Garry Wills at the First Baptist Church on February 20, 7:00. Wills will read from his new book Why Priests: A Failed Tradition, a critical examination of the rise of priesthood in early Christianity, followed by an interview with Brown. Wills is the author of many books, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Lincoln at Gettysburg, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and The New York Review of Books. Admission to the event is free. For more information, click here.
Amoshaun Toft, Paul Kim, and Ellen McCleerey speak on the power of radio
February 11, 2013 - IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft and student Paul Kim spoke recently on a panel about opportunities for educational institutions to apply for Low Power FM radio licenses. The discussion drew on efforts at UW Bothell to start a student-driven, community radio station, KUWB. The panel, “Catch Some (Air)Waves: An information session on low power radio (LPFM) and what it means for Seattle/King County,” was organized by Brown Paper Tickets and took place at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. The event will air on the Seattle Channel. Toft and IAS student Ellen McCleerey will be speaking at local Seattle station Hollow-Earth Radio on Wednesday, February 13 at 11:30 as part of an event for United Nations World Radio Day. Read more about this in a press release on Seattle Pi, an article for the Stranger and view the video on the Seattle Channel.
Rebecca Price publishes “Natural Selection Is a Sorting Process” in American Biology Teacher
February 5, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Price recently published an article documenting a teaching activity called “Natural selection is a sorting process: what does that mean?” in American Biology Teacher. In this activity, students categorize different processes as either sorting or creative. For example, dancers can line up by height during a performance, which is a sorting process, but the dance they are performing is choreographed, which is a creative process. Students work through analogies like these to learn why natural selection is an environmental filter that sorts the least fit individuals from the most fit ones.
Kari Lerum speaks at conference on trafficking and the rights of migrants
February 5, 2013 - IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was recently invited to speak at the “From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Trafficking and Promoting the Rights of Migrants” conference held at the University of Southern California. The conference featured key players in the original United Nations’ development of the Trafficking Protocol, with a goal of situating the war on trafficking in the broader struggle for migrant human rights. Lerum’s presentation, “Victims, Villains, and Heroes: How ‘Trafficking’ Stories are Told and Sold in the U.S.,” was part of a panel on “Sex Workers: The Impact of Curb Campaigns.”
Santiago Lopez published article in the Geographical Review
February 4, 2013 - IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez published "Landscape Change in Western Amazonia" in the January 2013 issue of the Geographical Review journal from the American Geographical Society. Lopez’s article explores the ways in which settlement nucleation is slowly transforming Western Amazonian indigenous livelihoods from mobile cultivation and foraging to sedentary farming and cattle ranching. His article points out that development policy for the region should respond to local land-management strategies and environmental conditions in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of native Amazonian socio-ecological systems.
Crispin Thurlow speaks about gender neutral language on KING 5
January 31, 2013 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow spoke recently on KING 5 evening news about the significance of a proposed bill in the Washington state legislature to mandate gender neutral language in state law. View or listen to the segment and debate here. A second print article, also quoting Thurlow, appeared in the Seattle Times on February 4 and the story has been picked up in the Huffington Post.
IAS Alum Jonathan Cluts speaks at the UW Bothell Innovation Forum
January 31, 2013 - IAS alum and Director of Microsoft Strategic Prototyping Jonathan Cluts will kick-off the second annual UW Bothell Innovation Forum on Monday, February 11 with a talk on “Envisioning the Future: Why Multi-Disciplinary Teams Matter”. Directed by IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, this year’s week-long Innovation Forum runs from February 11-14 and focuses on issues related to design. For more information, including a short video by UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan, click here.
Camille Walsh and IAS students help launch City of Bothell Youth Court
January 28, 2013 - IAS faculty member Camille Walsh has been working with dozens of IAS students over the past year to launch a Youth Court in the City of Bothell. The youth-centered restorative justice project began as a joint collaboration between Walsh and Bothell Municipal Court Judge Michelle Gehlsen. Teens from schools in the area will serve as jurors, advocates, judges, and mentors in monthly hearings at the courthouse, and the youth defendants will be encouraged to return and participate as jury members after their hearing is over. IAS students have researched and presented their findings to the city, and led trainings on restorative justice and advocacy techniques for the teen court members as part of an ongoing independent study course. Join the launch celebration on Monday, January 28 at 5:30 in the North Creek Events Center. Read more.
IAS student Paulette Costanza wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship
January 28, 2013 - IAS student Paulette Costanza won a prestigious Mary Gates Research Scholarship for winter and spring quarters 2013. Costanza will work with IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez on “Glacier retreat and land cover change in the Cotopaxi National Park,” investigating the relationships between climate change and changes on natural cover and land uses over the past forty years using remotely sensed data and geographic information systems (GIS). Her long term interest in the environment and sustainability motivated her to participate in this research project. After graduation, Costanza intends to pursue a Masters Degree in GIS and Sustainability. As a Mary Gates Scholar, she will share her research experience with UW leaders, researchers, alumni and the overall community.
Dan Berger speaks on two plenaries in the United States and Germany
January 24, 2013 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger recently gave conference plenaries on two continents. The talks concerned the rise and possible fall of mass incarceration in the United States. Berger delivered the first at the 18th annual Rosa Luxemburg Conference in Berlin. While in Germany, he also delivered talks in Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Hamburg. Joined by Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance, Berger gave the second plenary at the Tangled Webs: Mass Incarceration and Alternative Futures conference at Fairhaven College of Western Washington University. These talks drew on Berger's research into prison protests of the 1960s and 1970s. The lectures in Germany also celebrated the publication of the German edition of Berger’s earlier book, Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity.
Neil Low published his fifth book, Deadly Attraction
January 23, 2013 - IAS alum Neil Low has published his fifth title in the Alan Stewart mystery series, Deadly Attraction. Low's books draw on his experience as a captain with the Seattle Police Department as he reconstructs the criminal underworld of WWII Seattle. You can meet Low at a book signing and talk at Third Place Books from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24.
Jill Freidberg produces radio news story for Free Speech Radio News
January 23, 2013 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg recently produced a radio news story for Free Speech Radio News, a station located in Los Angeles dedicated to grassroots reporting from around the world. Freidberg's story reports on Garfield High School's refusal to administer the standardized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test to students. Listen here.
David Nixon named an artist who will define 2013 by City Arts Magazine
January 22, 2013 - IAS faculty member David Nixon was recently named as one of eleven "artists and taste makers who will define 2013" on the Future List of the January 2013 edition of City Arts Magazine. Nixon will be the Scholar in Residence at Seattle’s Town Hall during 2013, a role that will culminate in a performance late this year.
Amaranth Borsuk and Joe Milutis represent the new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at Elliott Bay Book Company
January 15, 2013 - IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Joe Milutis will read from their books at Elliott Bay Book Company on January 25th at 7pm. Borsuk will read from her two recently-published books of poetry, Handiwork and Between Page and Screen. Milutis will read from his recently-released book Failure: A Writer’s Life. Borsuk and Milutis are core faculty in IAS’s new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.
Joe Milutis publishes a new book, Failure: A Writer’s Life
January 15, 2013 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis has published a new book, Failure: A Writer’s Life. Following his first book, Ether: The Nothing that Connects Everything, Failure maps a hybrid and heterogeneous landscape of artistic marginalia, web detours, and literary and philosophical roads-not-taken. Milutis is, in the words of one reviewer, “a skilled ringmaster of difficult ideas that might otherwise bite.”
Article by Rebecca Price published and highlighted in Life Sciences Education
January 14, 2013 - An article, originally published in September, by IAS faculty member Rebecca Price was highlighted in the year-end issue of The American Society for Cell Biology journal Life Sciences Education. The article, "Biology Undergraduates' Misconceptions about Genetic Drift," emerged from a multi-institutional collaboration of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and professional staff members, all working in biology education research. Based on their research in college classrooms, they found that educators need to account for students' misconceptions as they are introduced to fundamental evolutionary concepts such as "genetic drift" and to scaffold students' learning in ways that are developmentally appropriate.
Julie Shayne helps to archive Aquelarre: Latin American Women's Magazine
January 14, 2013 - IAS faculty member Julie Shayne worked recently with the University of Washington and University of British Columbia libraries to archive and digitize the bilingual feminist periodical Aquelarre: Latin American Women's Magazine. Translated as "illegal gathering of witches," Aquelarre was published in the late 1980s and 1990s as a creative and political forum for Latin American women everywhere. Shayne had collected six of the twenty-one issues the Aquelarre collective produced as part of her research on Latin American culture and politics, including her award-winning 2009 book, They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism. The original copies of the journal now reside in the Museo de la Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) in Santiago, Chile. Read more here.
Rebecca Brown reads, interviews, and publishes a new essay and short story
January 14, 2013 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown recently published a new essay and short story, accompanied by interviews. Brown's essay on "Transgressive Meditation" was published in Bombay Gin, the magazine of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, with the accompanying interview appears on the Bombay Gin blog. The short story and second interview appeared in FACT-SIMILE Magazine. Brown will read from her work at the closing event of the Frye Art Museum's Moment Magnitude exhibit on January 20.
IAS student Marcus Johnson wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship
January 3, 2013 - IAS student Marcus Johnson won a prestigious Mary Gates Research Scholarship for winter and spring quarters 2013. Expanding on his accomplishments as a Global Studies major, Johnson will work with IAS faculty member Benjamin Gardner on “The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the US and Abroad.” Johnson’s research stems from a “disquieting” encounter he had while visiting the Dominican Republic that catalyzed his interest in different formations of “blackness” in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the United States. Johnson's comparative project will situate issues of race within the domestic dynamics of the United States and the international aspects that contribute to Dominican life today. After graduation, Johnson intends to pursue graduate school. As a Mary Gates Scholar, he will join a unique community of other UW leaders, researchers, and alumni.
Bill Seaburg retires after two decades in IAS
December 31, 2012 - IAS faculty member Bill Seaburg retired at the end of Autumn quarter after nearly two decades of research, teaching, and service at UW Bothell. Seaburg is an anthropologist who specializes in Northwest Indian languages, cultures, and oral traditions. He has published many books and articles, including Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales; Coquille Thompson, Athabaskan Witness: A Cultural Biography, The Nehalem Tillamook: An Ethnography, and Pitch Woman and Other Stories: The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian. He won the campus’s Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award in 2006. Seaburg will stay connected to IAS as an Emeritus Professor. Many thanks to Bill for his years of commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, dedication to students, and collegiality.
December 21, 2012 - Six IAS faculty members won research and collaboration grants from the Simpson Center for the Humanities in its fall funding round. In 2013-14, Susan Harewood will join the Center’s Society of Scholars to support her work on “Soca Vibes: Learning to Perform the Nation.” Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung will work together in a Collaboration Studio on “Re-mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities,” while Gwen Ottinger will lead another on “Climate Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Wind Energy.” Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling will collaborate with UW Seattle colleagues to create a Symposium on “Affect and Audience in the Digital Age.”
Steve Collins passes the Professional Engineering exam in Washington State
December 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Steve Collins recently passed the Professional Engineering exam in Chemical Engineering. This exam is the last step in a process spanning many years. Passage allows individuals to practice as professionally licensed engineers in the State of Washington. This feat is impressive for anyone, but particular for someone who also holds a PhD in Government and Foreign Affairs. Congratulations, Steve.
Ted Hiebert participates in three Seattle art exhibitions in January and February
December 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert will be exhibiting his art work or curating the work of others at three Seattle venues this January and February. "Hybrids and Other Strange Amalgamations" is a group exhibition curated by Barbara Shaiman at the Seattle Art Museum (January 10-February 9). "Peak Shift" is an exhibit at the Shift Collaborative Studio (January 3-February 2). "Second Front Ends the World" is a Noxious Sector Project (January 3-February 2). Don't miss these opportunities to check out Hiebert's work.
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren speaks and performs in Tennessee and Hong Kong
December 21, 2012 - This past fall, IAS faculty member Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren spoke and performed in Tennessee and Hong Kong. She was a Minority Guest Artist-in-Residence at the Dance and Theatre Department at Middle Tennessee State University, where she gave talks, performed, and facilitated dance and theatre workshops on diversity, autobiography, and performance. In Hong Kong, she participated in a ten day research laboratory on haptic interfaces. Future Windows: Home/Land, a dance/installation developed in collaboration with five Hong Kong artists, premiered at the Haptic InterFace Exhibit at Koo Ming Kwon Exhibition Gallery, in Hong Kong from November 21-Dec. 16. She also gave an invited talk on “Haptic Play: Materials, Bodies, and Architectures in Dance and Design” at the International Conference on Research Creativity: Praxis conference in Hong Kong.
Becca Price wins Inquiry-Based Instruction Prize from Science
December 20, 2012 - IAS faculty member Becca Price is the winner of the Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the journal Science. Her essay, "How We Got Here: An Inquiry-Based Activity About Human Evolution," focuses on the study human evolution. The prize encourages innovation and excellence by recognizing “outstanding, inquiry-based science education modules.” Read more here.
Amaranth Borsuk maps the future of the book in Mexico City and Chicago
December 20, 2012 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk spoke recently on the future of the book at the Feria Internacional Del Libro Infantil y Juvenil in Mexico City, an annual children's and young adult book fair. Her talk, translated into Spanish, is featured here. She also received a grant from Chicago's Center for Book and Paper Arts, together with collaborators Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher. The funding will enable the team to create an interactive iPad app for Borsuk and Durbin's generative poetry book Abra, which will be issued simultaneously as a limited-edition artist's book by the CBPA. Read more here.
Dan Berger publishes interview with David Gilbert on Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and mass incarceration
December 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an interview with David Gilbert in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture. Gilbert was a founding member of the Columbia University chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and later a member of the Weather Underground; he is currently in prison in New York state, where he started the first peer-education program on AIDS in prison and has continued to be an antiracist activist and author. View or download the discussion of three contemporary social movements: Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and prisoner rights activism.
Gwen Ottinger joins the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
December 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger was named recently as an affiliate of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University (CSPO). The CSPO is an intellectual and institutional network focused on enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society's pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The network helps decision makers and institutions grapple with the power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future. Ottinger brings to the CSPO her expertise in environmental health, policy, and justice.
IAS students paint murals in Arts, Politics, and Social Change
December 7, 2012 - Students in IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow's BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change spent autumn quarter studying the history of public and mural art, then created eight murals that are displayed on one of the construction fences on campus. The murals join four others created this past summer in Caplow's BCUSP 191 Introduction to Public Art.
Gwen Ottinger speaks about science, innovation, and science fiction on the "Perpetual Notion Machine"
December 7, 2012 - IAS faculty member Gwen Ottinger was interviewed in November on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Perpetual Notion Machine." She discussed her participation in “To Think, To Write, To Publish,” a National Science Foundation-sponsored project bringing together the next generation of communicators and early career scholars to write creative nonfiction pieces about science and innovation policy.
Susan Harewood presents two papers as the 2012 National Communication Association convention
December 4, 2012 - IAS faculty member Susan Harewood presented two papers at the 2012 National Communication Association convention in Orlando Florida. The presentations -- “Media and the Project of Freedom in the Caribbean” and “Uses of the Tropical: The Zumba Craze and its Calypso Progenitor” -- showcased Harewood's research by examining the ways in which the Anglo Caribbean and its cultural practices have been positioned within the international political economy, both historically and in the present.
IAS faculty members participate in 2012-2013 Research Interest Groups
December 3, 2012 - During the 2012-13 academic year, 24 IAS faculty members are participating in 10 different Research Interest Groups (RIGs) on topics ranging from “Critical Legal and Prison Studies” to “Climate Change: Hybrid Epistemologies and Interdisciplinary Approaches” to “Social and Racial Inequalities in Health”. RIGs are small clusters of UW faculty and staff members who work on a specific research topic or field of inquiry for a year or more. Outcomes may include scholarly publications, grants, conferences, and new graduate or undergraduate curricula, among many other possibilities. For more information about RIGs, click here.
Bruce Burgett speaks on public scholarship, community engagement, and diversity
December 3, 2012 - IAS director and faculty member Bruce Burgett spoke on a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Studies Association conference on “Access to What?: A Roundtable on Public Scholarship, Community Engagement, and Diversity.” Along with colleagues from the University of Michigan (UM) and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), Burgett discussed strategies for developing transformative graduate and undergraduate curricula that can respond to the needs, knowledges, and capacities of increasingly diverse student bodies, staffs, and faculties. Burgett highlighted UW’s Certificate in Public Scholarship, while other speakers focused on UM’s Arts of Citizenship and UWM’s Cultures and Communities initiatives. Burgett also participated in the Advisory Board meeting of American Quarterly, the flagship journal in the field.
Dan Berger speaks about Puerto Rico, social movements, and prisons
December 3, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger has given several recent talks about his research. Berger moderated a roundtable at the 2012 American Studies Association conference about Puerto Rican political prisoners and co-organized another panel about the island's political history. Both sessions featured academics, legal experts, and activists. Berger also spoke about his book The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism to the NY Metropolitan American Studies Association at Hunter College. Finally, Berger spoke at a national conference at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University on "Mass Incarceration in America: Arts, Advocacy, and the Academy" and introduced a lecture by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, the former president of the American Studies Association, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ron Krabill presents on human rights, global citizenship, and public scholarship
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ron Krabill has had a busy fall. Along with IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis and Executive Director of the William Penn House Byron Sandford, he presented "Students Seeing Sausage in D.C.: Making U.S. Human Rights Policy" at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies. He also gave a research talk on "Africa, Sentimentalism, and the Production of Global Citizens" to the University of Washington Tacoma's Global Africa seminar series and co-designed, with Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student Kaelyn Caldwell, a workshop on "Telling Better Stories About Public Scholarship" at the annual meeting of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Caldwell attended the conference as a fellow in Imagining America's Publicly-Active Graduate Education program.
Ted Hiebert curates group art exhibit at the Open Space Artist Run Centre in Victoria, British Columbia
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert and his collaborator Doug Jarvis recently opened a curated group art exhibit in Victoria, British Columbia: "Welcome Back Ye Annunaki". Housed at the Open Space Artist Run Centre. The show includes eighteen visual and performance artists, all of whom responded to an international call for work addressing the question "How would you host an ancient alien?" Reviews of the exhibit have appeared in The Vancouver Sun, Preview, and Mountain Life. Video documentation is available here. The show runs from 16 November to 21 December 2012.
Rebecca Brown's publishes "Diminished" in PageBoy Magazine -- and more
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown's short story "Diminished" has been published in PageBoy Magazine. Brown also appeared recently at Seattle Town Hall on a roundtable discussion with Lesley Hazleton, Christopher Frizzelle, and Aham Oulo of "Disjecta membre: or Killing Our Darlings in Literature", published part of her keynote lecture from the first annual UW Bothell Convergence on Poetics conference on the Frye Art Museum's blog, and was interviewed about her work in the Moment Magnitude Exhibit at the Frye for City Arts Magazine. If you want to catch Brown in action, she will be reading at Elliot Bay Bookstore in Seattle on Dec 3 at 7:30 PM with Chicago based author Suzanne Scanlon.
Wanda Gregory joins Board of Trustees for Reel Grrls
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory recently agreed to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seattle-based non-profit organization Reel Grrls. Founded in 2001, Reel Grrls is dedicated to providing year-round media-training program for girls, ages 9 - 21. Participants learn production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators. Gregory brings to the board her expertise in interactive media production and pedagogy, her experience as the founding director of UW Bothell's Center for Serious Play and as a member other non-profit boards, and her passion for mentoring young women in media production both inside and outside the classroom.
Karam Dana speaks at the Middle East Studies Association
November 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana attended and participated in the 2012 Middle East Studies Association conference, where he took part on the inaugural panel of the Arab American Studies Association. Dana discussed his work on Arab Americans and the challenges and opportunities for research in this area. He also spoke on a highlighted panel sponsored by the British Council: "Bridges of Understanding: The Contribution of Muslim Cultures to American and European Societies." Back in Seattle, Dana was interviewed by Bill Rice on KOMO Radio about the cease-fire sponsored by the US and Egypt, and accepted by Hamas and Israel on 21 Nov 21 2012.
Johanna Crane and Gwen Ottinger present research at the American Anthropological Association conference
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty members Johanna Crane and Gwen Ottinger co-organized and spoke on a panel entitled "Location, Location, Location: Science, Inequality, and the Politics of Place" at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Crane's paper, "Bodies in Place: Who Gets to do Global Health?" drew from her forthcoming book on the politics of global health science. Ottinger's presentation, "The Biopolitics of the Fenceline" expanded on themes in her forthcoming ethnography of a Louisiana community on the fenceline of a petrochemical facility.
Kari Lerum builds partnership with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
November 21, 2012 - During a recent trip to Thailand, Kari Lerum met the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), a women's labor rights organization based in Bangkok, to explore partnerships between GAATW and the University of Washington. GAATW supports women's rights in labor and migration, producing an understanding of trafficking that counters sensationalist popular press stories. GAATW also hosts a new peer-reviewed journal, Anti-Trafficking Review. Lerum is the lead author of an article in the first issue of this journal, "Using Human Rights to Hold the US Accountable for its Anti-Sex Trafficking Agenda: The Universal Periodic Review and New Directions for US policy."
Crispin Thurlow speaks at the University of Hong Kong on "Why I Hate Facebook"
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Crispin Thurlow delivered a lecture in early November at the University of Hong Kong’s School of English. Entitled "Why I Hate Facebook," the talk examines the hyperbolic claims made about social media in commercial, political, media, and educational contexts. Thurlow argues that the way new media is represented in these contexts has little to do with the everyday social uses of new media and everything to do with the kind of pseudo-sociality favored by the agents or beneficiaries of neoliberal capital. Thurlow will present a version of this talk in January as part of the IAS Research Colloquium.
Alka Kurian presents two papers at the National Women's Studies Association conference
November 21, 2012 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented two papers at the National Women's Studies Association conference held in Oakland, CA. The first, "Decolonizing the Gaze: Mumbai through the Gendered Gaze," focused on Kiran Rao's Mumbai Diaries (2010), linking the film’s subversion of the hierarchy of “gaze” to its exploration of the centrality of the city of Mumbai for India's internal diaspora. The second, "Unbinding Vagina Speak: What the Body Remembers," was a piece of creative writing in which Kurian troubles the heteropatriarchal discourse of silence that surrounds women’s sexual brutalization by articulating the memories left on the female body that refuses to forget the reality of the violence performed on it. Both papers emerge from Kurian's ongoing work on film studies, feminism, human rights, cultural studies, and creative writing.
IAS faculty members named as 2012-13 Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows
November 15, 2012 - IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Dan Berger, Kristin Gustafson, and Camille Walsh have been named as UW Bothell Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows for 2012-13. Their projects are "Locating Participatory Community Collaboration" (Anderson); "Prison Education and Action" (Berger); "Integrating Community Newpaper Production into Student Lives" (Gustafson), and "Youth Court Task Force" (Walsh). They join three faculty members form Nursing and Health Studies (Selina Mohammed, Christopher Wade, and Mabel Ezeonwu) to form the 2012-13 cohort.
Martha Groom mentors women in STEM fields
November 14, 2012 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom recently participated in WitsOn!, an experimental online mentoring program for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Mentors provided bios and responded to student questions over the course of one month, providing encouragement and guidance. The goal is to reduce feelings of isolation that often confront women in STEM fields, and to increase connections among students and mentors across the country. Over 15,000 students enrolled in the online experience.
Karam Dana publishes in the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin
November 14, 2012 - IAS faculty member Karam Dana published a review of Bassam Haddad's Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience in the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin. The review applauds the book for its detailed analysis of a "socio-economic picture where the state engages in relationships with a select business elite, in networks where social status, class, and communal identity all play a role," while also suggesting that the analysis could address more directly the question of whether the "changes to economic policy were earnest efforts to reform, or yet another episode in the state's strategy to strengthen its security apparatus."
Julie Shayne and Camille Walsh present papers at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 13, 2012 - IAS faculty members Julie Shayne and Camille Walsh co-organized and spoke on a panel at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference titled “Decolonizing Knowledge, Redefining Personhood: Bodies, Mothers, and Activism in the Americas.” Shayne’s paper, “Scholarship, Activism, and Activist Scholarship in the Americas,” drew from her current book project Taking Risks: Feminist Stories of Social Justice Research in the Americas. Walsh’s paper, “Reclaiming the ‘Bad Mother’ in Resisting Segregation,” was based on research-in-progress about the history of Girard College in Philadelphia. Walsh also spoke on the eve of the 2012 national election on the history of voter suppression and the Voting Rights Act.
IAS student, Edward LaPoint, publishes Veterans Day op-ed in the Seattle Times
November 13, 2012 - IAS student Edward LaPoint published a Veterans Day op-ed in the Seattle Times: "Keep our veterans from falling into homelessness". Originallly written for Professor Camille Walsh's summer 2012 course, "Hard Times: Protest and Policy in Economic Downturns," the op-ed advocates for increased funding for homelessness services targeted toward veterans and draws attention to several promising grassroots initiatives and organizations.
Joe Milutis publishes essays in Cabinet and Triple Canopy
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member Joe Milutis recently republished his essay "Haunted Mazes" in the 10th Anniversary Book of the journal Cabinet. He also had an essay republishd in a special "Invalid Format" issue of the online journal Triple Canopy. (The "format" of the special issue is "invalid" because it is a traditional book, not an online publication.) Other work by Milutis can be found in the archives of both experimental journals.
Dan Berger hosts prison activist and independent scholar Victoria Law
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger hosted a visit by prison activist and independent scholar Victoria Law on November 7-8. Law is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, winner of the 2009 PASS Award and just published in a revised edition, and co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind, an anthology about parenting and social justice activism. During her visit, Law gave a lecture at UW Seattle, met with faculty and staff at UW Bothell, and spoke in Berger's graduate course on "Prisons, Politics, and Activism."
Bladfold, David Nixon's animated film, debutes at ACT Theater in Seattle
November 9, 2012 - IAS faculty member David Nixon's animated musical documentary film, Bladfold debuted in November at ACT Theater in Seattle. The film tells the story of Nixon's father's migration from conservative Christian and College Republican to leader of a sect of Japanese Buddhism in the 1970s in Seattle. It screened along with Nixon's earlier film, The Shelf. More information on Nixon and his films can be found in this interview in the Seattle Star.
Deborah Caplow discusses The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe at the IAS Research Colloquium
November 7, 2012 - IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow presented “The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe: An International Collaboration between Artists and Writers, Mexico City, 1943” at the November meeting of the IAS Research Colloquium. Caplow’s research focuses on the ways that knowledge about World War II, and especially about the Holocaust, was relayed to Mexico, where it was transformed into a book and illustrated with images by politically concerned Mexican artists. Caplow also worked with students in her course on "Mexican Art and Culture" to develop a Dia de los Meurtos installation on campus.
Kristy Leissle publishes "Cosmopolitan cocoa farmers" in the Journal of African Cultural Studies
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle published "Cosmopolitan cocoa farmers: Refashioning Africa in Divine Chocolate advertisements" in the October 2012 issue of the Journal of African Cultural Studies. The article explores how the complex rendering of Ghanaian women farmers in the advertising campaign invites connections among people who grow, sell, and consume luxuries like chocolate, across a visual gulf that is often too vast to bridge. Leissle's interest in chocolate as a commodity is both global and local. She regularly teaches courses on the production and consumption of chocolate, and currently serves as the Education Director for the Northwest Chocolate Festival.
Kari Lerum publishes "Circus" in special Day of the Dead issue of TRIVIA: voices of feminism
November 5, 2012 - IAS facutly member Kari Lerum published an essay, "Circus," in a special Day of the Dead issue of TRIVIA: voices of feminism. The special issue as a whole focuses on the theme of "death" and includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and digital media essays, among other genres of writing and response. "Circus" is a meditation on feminist and activist responses to murder and death at local and global scales.
Colin Danby publishes "Postwar Norm" in Rethinking Marxism
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Colin Danby published "Postwar Norm" in the October 2012 issue of Rethinking Marxism. Danby's essay is part of a special symposium on "Sexuality between State and Class." "Postwar Norm" explores the ways in which the standardization of economic and population data after World War II reproduced heteronormative frameworks for understanding the relations among states, markets, and households, with implications for how we view the "economy" today.
Rebecca Brown's creative work translated into Dutch and Japanese
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has recently had several of her writings translated into Dutch and Japanese and republished. Two short stories, "Breath" and "Love Poem," appear in the Flemish art magazine Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen (translated by Lies Honneaux). Another story, "Heaven," appears in the paperback edition of Translation Classroom (translated by Motoyuki Shibata).
S. Charusheela hosts Rethinking Marxism conference on “Stranger Economics”
November 5, 2012 - IAS faculty member S. Charusheela hosted a conference on “Stranger Economics” on November 1-2, 2012. The conference was linked to the journal she edits, Rethinking Marxism, and a graduate course she taught in spring 2012. Speakers at the conference include IAS faculty member Colin Danby and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alumna Shana Hirsch. For more details, click here.
Dan Jacoby moderates panel discussion at Town Hall Seattle on The Making of Global Capitalism
November 1, 2012 - Trick or Treat? From each according to their ability and to each according to their need? IAS faculty member Dan Jacoby moderated a Halloween night Town Hall Seattle discussion, co-presented with Town Hall Center for Civic Life, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, co-authored by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin. The event demonstrates that the spectre previously haunting Europe has moved to Seattle, at least for one Halloween night.
Rebecca Brown delivers gonzo zombie lecture on Halloween
November 1, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown delivered a gonzo lecture, “We Are a Teenage Zombie,” at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery on the UW Seattle campus on Halloween. The lecture was inspired by the 'horror rock' of Roky Erickson, founder of The 13th Floor Elevators and composer of such hits as "I Walked with a Zombie" and "Creature with the Atom Brain", and a dance performance by Alex Martin of Better Biscuit Dance Co.
Amaranth Borsuk speaks at the "Refiguring the Book" symposium - and more...
October 31, 2012 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk recently traveled to Reno, NV to speak at the "Refiguring the Book" symposium at the Nevada Museum of Art. She also visited classes at University of Rhode Island, University of New Haven, and the Walnut Hill School of the Arts, where she read from her books Handiwork and Between Page and Screen and led a book-making workshop. Between Page and Screen has received a glowing review in Rain Taxi and Borsuk was featured on the Poetry Foundation's blog. You can read more about her in this interview with UW Bothell’s Husky Herald.
Susan Harewood participates in "Listening for a Wider Narrative" keynote panel at St. Martin's University
October 30, 2012 - IAS faculty member Susan Harewood recently spoke on a keynote panel, "Listening for a Wider Narrative," at St. Martin's University's Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Her talk was on "Rituals of Listening: Communication Theory and the Wider Narrative." IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein also presented at the symposium on "Holistic Listening and Radical Student-Centeredness."
Sarah Dowling publishes new chapbook, Birds & Bees, through Troll Thread
October 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Sarah Dowling has published a new chapbook, Birds & Bees, through the conceptual writing collective Troll Thread. Birds & Bees draws on pop music's sentimentality and repetitivity, using The Temptations' "My Girl" and other hits to ask the age-old question, "Do you love me?" It's available here for purchase or as a free pdf for download.
Rob Turner facilitates workshop on Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rob Turner co-facilitated a half-day workshop on October 17 as part of the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The workshop, Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability for Undergraduate Learners, engaged more than 50 faculty from around the country and globe. Turner's involvement emerges from his long-term commitment to developing sustainability curriculum in IAS, at UW Bothell, and through the Curriculum for the Bioregion project.
David Goldstein publishes book chapter on blended learning
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein recently published a book chapter on blended learning in Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice. Co-authored with UW Bothell faculty and staff Carol Leppa, Andreas Brockhaus, Rebecca Bliquez, and Ian Porter, the chapter discusses the UW Bothell Hybrid Course Development Institute and its focus on the question of how to generate rich social and cognitive presence in the context of on-line and hybrid learning environments.
Martha Groom mentors conservation students -- and talks coffee
October 19, 2012 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom served as a mentor and presented a workshop in mid-October at the Student Conference for Conservation Science in New York. The event brings young conservationists from all over the world to present their work and get feedback on their careers from established scientists. Closer to home, she gave a talk on "Coffee conservation: supporting bird-friendly coffee cultivation practices" at the Seattle Audubon Society on October 18 at REI. Groom is also part of a UW faculty group hosting 15 Indonesian Senior Scholars on a Fulbright - DIKTI recharging program.
Ted Hiebert publishes "The Speed of Broken Light" in Performance Research
October 12, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published a new article, "The Speed of Broken Light: A meditation on duration and performance," in the journal Performance Research. The article is, in Hiebert's words, "a meditation on the meaning of duration in a world where the speed of light has been called into question, and consequently the boundary between questions of performance, representation and duration has begun to blur."
Dan Berger contributes to new book on racism and militarism in the twenty-first century
October 11, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Berger contributed two interviews and one article to the new book We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America. The interviews are with two longtime civil rights organizers: Bob Brown, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party; and José López, director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago. The article is a reprint of his 2009 publication, “Rescuing Civil Rights from Black Power: Collective Memory and Saving the State in 21st Century Prosecutions of 1960s Era Cases.” Berger also published an recent op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer challenging Pennsylvania to keep up with national standards by halting prison expansion.
Karam Dana's research cited in article on Muslim voters and the 2012 U.S. election
October 11, 2012 - The scholarship of IAS faculty member Karam Dana often appears in national discussions of race, religion, and U.S. politics. His co-authored research with Matt Barreto is the focus of the recently published article "Muslim Voters: Ignored or Divided". Drawing on the findings of their Muslim and American Public Opinion Survey, Dana and Barreto suggest that Muslims tended to register and vote Republican, at least until 9/11. After 9/11, party affiliations and political alliances shifted in response, as Dana puts it, to "a wide variety of different policies they felt targeted them specifically.”
Carrie Bodle performs at Surrey Art Gallery symposium on Sound Thinking
October 11, 2012 - IAS faculty member Carrie Bodle performed at the Surrey Art Gallery, outside of Vancouver, B.C., on October 21 at a symposium: Sound Thinking. The symposium -- "Snap, Crackle, Hum: Electromagnetism, Electricity and Audio Art" -- was a series of presentations and performances by artists, audio-art specialists, and technologists that investigate the complex relationships between sound, electromagnetism, technology, nature and culture, and how electromagnetic technologies are reshaping human subjectivity and the social world. Bodle's performance was Sonification / Listening Up.
Six IAS students named as Civic Fellows for 2012-2013
October 10, 2012 - Six IAS students have been named as UW Bothell Civic Fellows for 2012-13. The fellowship enables students to serve as peer leaders and organizers of research, service, and educational projects that focus on community engagement and social justice action. Each fellow takes on a specific project: Marlene Manzo, Community Schools Liaison Civic Fellow; Jessica Manfredi, Poverty Research & Action Civic Fellow; Aaron Huston, Sustainability Research & Earth Day Civic Fellow; Ajay Pellegrini, Community & Campus Service Narrative Civic Fellow; Ronnie Thibault, DisAbility Awareness Civic Fellow; Caitlin Langmead, Service & Community Engagement Civic Fellow. To learn more, click here.
Jeanne Heuving publishes Interview with Nathaniel Mackey
October 10, 2012 – IAS faculty member Jeanne Heuving published an interview with Nathaniel Mackey in the summer 2012 issue of Contemporary Literature. Mackey’s work is defined by his commitment to serial composition and improvisatory modes, drawing inspiration from jazz and world music. He is a National Book Award winner and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Amaranth Borsuk's Between Page and Screen garners positive reviews
October 3, 2012 - Created in collaboration with computer programmer Brad Bouse and published in April 2012 by Siglio Press, IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk's experimental "technotext" Between Page and Screen has been garnering positive reviews. An epistolary encounter between two characters -- P(age) and S(creen) -- the "digital pop-up book" raises questions about the stability of literary texts in a digital age and the (false) distinction between disembodied writing and embodied performance. The first edition is nearly sold out, with a second on its way. Read more here.
IAS students participate in 2012 DC Human Rights Seminar
October 2, 2012 - Nearly 20 IAS students spent the week of September 7-15 in Washington D.C. as part of IAS’s Seminar on Human Rights. Launched in 1991 as a signature initiative in IAS, the seminar runs annually, providing an immersive experience that allows students to interact with a wide array of political leaders and policy organizations. Read more about this year’s trip in this article in the Husky Herald.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren delivers keynote address on global academic leadership
October 1, 2012 - Drawing on his experience as UW Bothell Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning, IAS faculty member Gray Kochhar-Lindgren recently delivered a Skype keynote address to the National Seminar on Academic Leadership, organized by the Centre for Education beyond Curriculum at Christ University in Bangalore, India.
Convergence on Poetics Launches MFA
October 1, 2012 - IAS launched its new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics with a rousing national conference, Convergence on Poetics, September 27-30. Nearly 200 local and international conference participants, including IAS faculty members Jeanne Heuving, Amaranth Borsuk, Rebecca Brown, Sarah Dowling, Ted Hiebert, and Joe Milutis, explored current understandings and practices of poetics within writing communities and the academy. The conference included poetry readings, artist talks, keynote panels, performances, and short “postings on poetics.” The Convergence is an annual public event integrated into the curriculum of the MFA, so don’t miss it next year.
Bruce Burgett and Susan Jeffords contribute to new report on “Making a Case for the Humanities”
September 28, 2012 - IAS Director Bruce Burgett and UW Bothell Vice Chancellor Susan Jeffords contributed to a new report published by the Big 10 Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) on “Making a Case for the Humanities: Advocacy and Audience.” The report emerged from a 2012 Modern Language Association plenary session organized by Teresa Mangum of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Other contributors to the report are Barbara McFadden Allen (Director of the CIC), Esther Mackintosh (President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils), and Scott Jaschik (reporter for Inside Higher Ed.).
Rebecca Brown chosen for Moment Magnitude exhibit at the Frye Art Museum
September 27, 2012 - IAS faculty member Rebecca Brown has been chosen to take part in the Mw (Moment Magnitude) exhibit at the Frye Art Museum. Mw is an ambitious cross-platform project of visual art, performance, production, rehearsal, specially commissioned artworks, music, dance, literary events, design, and arts engagement programs showcasing exceptional artistic practice in Seattle. It will be on view from October 13, 2012 to January 20, 2013.
Dan Jacoby Participates in Think Tank on Apprenticeship and Labor
September 26, 2012 - IAS faculty member Dan Jacoby participated this month in an invitational think tank at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design at the University of North Carolina Asheville intended to support the creation of new apprenticeship models among master craftsmen. Jacoby's expertise in this area emerges from research conducted for his book, Laboring for Freedom, and his current scholarship on labor politics and educational policy.
Ted Hiebert Opens Three New Exhibitions
September 24, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert has been busy this month, opening three new exhibitions of his work. "Hunting Orange Rabbits" at Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle, WA runs until September 29. "Between Magnets" at Noxious Sector Projects, Seattle, WA runs until September 30. "Electroprojections," a project of the Noxious Sector Arts Collective, includes Hiebert's work in a group show curated by Cara-Ann Simpson at G3 Artspace in Kingston, Australia.
Karam Dana Speaks on KIRO 97.3
September 18, 2012 - An expert in Middle East politics, IAS faculty member Karam Dana has been busy responding to media requests for help in understanding the recent wave of protests and riots in the region. On KIRO 97.3, he discussed the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens in Lybia. Click here to listen to the interview, (beginning at the 10 minute, 25 second mark).
Rebecca Brown Interviews Paul Auster
September 18, 2012 - Rebecca Brown and Paul Auster in Conversation: Winter Journal. Thursday, September 20, 2012; 7:30-9:30 pm. Seattle Town Hall, Great Hall (enter on 8th Ave); Tickets are $5.
Thirty years after his moving meditation on fatherhood, Auster has written a second unconventional memoir, about his mother's life and death. Facing his 63rd winter, the bestselling novelist bookends The Invention of Solitude with the new Winter Journal, a highly personal history of time, language, memory, and his body and its sensations-both pleasurable and painful. "That is where the story begins, in your body," writes Auster; "and everything will end in the body as well." Author Rebecca Brown, herself eloquent in that notion, in memoir and other relevant themes, interviews Auster after a short reading. Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts and Culture series, with Elliott Bay Book Company.
Rebecca Brown is a Senior Artist-In-Residence in IAS. She will interview Paul Auster on stage at the Town Hall after he reads from his new book. More information is available online.
Nives Dolšak Kicks Off IAS Research Colloquium
September 18, 2012 - Join us for the start of the 2012-13 School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium.
"The Role of Civil Society in Environmental Policy" with Nives Dolšak
Tuesday, October 2, 4:00 - 5:30pm
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)
My talk examines ratification of the Kyoto Protocol across 26 transitional economies of Europe and Eurasia for the period of 1998-2009; the period between the Kyoto Protocol and the 2009 Copenhagen meeting. The dependent variable measures whether or not the country has ratified the Kyoto Protocol in a given year. The key variable of interest is the strength of domestic nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). To account for the nascent stage of the NGO sector, I measure NGO strength as a ''stock'' and as a ''flow'' variable. Using an event-history model, I examine the impact of the NGO strength while controlling for other domestic-based and international drivers of treaty ratification. All time variant independent variables are lagged by a year. My analysis suggests that the stock of domestic NGO strength is a significant predictor of the timing of ratification. Further, EU accession pressures, ratification levels in contiguous countries, and domestic economic cycle impact the timing of ratification of the treaty.
Please click here for detailed information about the IAS Research Colloquium, upcoming presentations, and past colloquium archives.
Ted Hiebert Publishes In Praise of Nonsense
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published his first book, In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty, and Postmodern Identity, with McGill-Queens University Press this fall. The book explores the possibilities and parameters of a postmodern imagination freed from the philosophic responsibilities of fiction, fact, and replication of lived experience.
Georgia Roberts Publishes Collaborative Futures
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Georgia Roberts co-edited a collection of essays published by Syracuse University Press this fall, Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publically Active Graduate Education. The essays, including one by IAS faculty member Ron Krabill, place graduate education and the experience of graduate students at the center of national debates about (re)connecting institutions of higher education to their local communities and global environments. To learn more, click here.
Alka Kurian Publishes Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas
September 18, 2012 - IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas with Routledge Press this summer. The book explores how women-centered South Asian films become acts of political engagement and sites of feminist struggle. Films discussed include Shyam Benegal’s Nishaant, Nandita Das’ Firaaq, Beate Arnestad’s My Daughter the Terrorist, and Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane. To learn more, click here.