IAS News

Alka Kurian publishes review of The Big Sick

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published “The Big Sick is Bold, Pushes Boundaries" in the International Examiner (6 September 2017, p. 14). Kurian suggests that this Pakistani diasporic film that has every one talking represents a new turn in South Asian representation in mainstream Hollywood film.

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Mona Halcomb celebrates win for native curriculum in Oregon public schools

Mona Halcomb

M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Mona Halcomb (’11) was thrilled to witness Oregon Governor Kate Brown sign Senate Bill 13: Tribal History & Sovereignty Curriculum into law on September 18, 2017. SB 13 requires school districts statewide to implement American Indian/ Alaskan Native curricula covering tribal history and sovereignty. SB 13 fills a critical gap for Oregon’s K-12 children: by the 2019-2020 academic year, all districts must teach the Essential Understandings of Oregon Indians curriculum. As a member of the SB 13 coalition and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Mona testified in support of the bill back in February. ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes "Teaching excellence builds on the ideas of teaching mentors"

Kristin Gustafson

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published "Teaching excellence builds on the ideas of teaching mentors" in Clio: Among The Media (Fall 2017, p. 10). The column shares with readers two teaching strategies--one a grading scheme, and the other a choice of in-depth projects--to surface best practices that encourage pedagogies of diversity, collaboration, community, and justice. ...

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S. Charusheela and Colin Danby presented their research on “Decentering Race, Gender, and Class – Thinking Beyond Capitalism and Economy”

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IAS faculty members S. Charusheela and Colin Danby presented their research on “Decentering Race, Gender, and Class – Thinking Beyond Capitalism and Economy” in Berlin, Germany.  Drawing on the work of J.K. Gibson-Graham, they...

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Shannon Cram presents her work on nuclear politics and policy

IAS faculty member Shannon Cram presented a paper about her current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Life and the Politics of Impossibility, at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in Chicago in April.

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