IAS News

Jed Murr Publishes in La Norda Specialo

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IAS faculty member Jed Murr's lyric essay, "some notes on pretrition (n., countable and uncountable)," appeared in the most recent edition of the Northwest arts writing journal, La Norda Specialo. The issue, edited by Steven M. Miller and with contributions from Leena Joshi, Natalie A. Martínez, Kate Boyd, Michelle Peñaloza, and Storme Webber, features lyric essays about or in relation to PNW artists. Murr's essay takes flight from a series of works by Seattle-based visual artist Julia Freeman and its dialogue with the work of Fred Moten, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Nick Mitchell, among others.

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Alum Giselle Cárcamo Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Universal Leadership Conference

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Alum Giselle Cárcamo (’06, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior; ’09, MSW) was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Universal Leadership Conference, a student-run conference that provides training and opportunities to understand and reflect on the interconnectedness of service, social justice, and leadership.  Honoring the theme of “Radical Community,”  Cárcamo shared her perspectives as an international student from Peru who deeply craved a community that valued her identity.  Through relationships with faculty and engagement with ...

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Mira Shimabukuro Blogs on the Impact of World War II Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans

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IAS faculty member Mira Shimabukuro writes, “When Five Seconds is a Fence” for the University Press of Colorado blog. Focusing on the impact of the World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, Shimabukuro reflects on her own childhood during the Japanese American redress movement, the (mis)use of “camp” stories to sustain the Model Minority Myth, and the rhetorical importance of knowing how to listen to marginalized people whose lives have been impacted by historical events.

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Julie Shayne and Dave Ellenwood Co-present Paper at Northwest Archivist Conference

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne and librarian Dave Ellenwood presented a paper titled “Feminist Pedagogy and Critical Information Literacy: University of Washington Bothell’s Social Justice and Diversity Archive” at this year’s Northwest Archivist Conference in Seattle. Shayne and Ellenwood discussed the Social Justice and Diversity Archive (SJDA) which they co-created with Denise Hattwig and Kara Adams.

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Amaranth Borsuk and Shauna Carlisle Win Worthington Distinguished Scholar Awards

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IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Shauna Carlisle received Worthington Distinguished Scholar awards for 2016-17.  Borsuk will use the funding to support her completion of her book manuscript, The Book (under contract with MIT Press).  Carlisle will devote her time to a study of African and Afro-Caribbean chronic health.

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