Julie Shayne, Martha Groom, and Jade Power-Sotomayor present at the 76th Annual Society for Applied Anthropology Conference


2016 conference logoIAS faculty member Julie Shayne organized a session on “Making Activism Matter: Research, Teaching, and Promotion” at the Annual Society for Applied Anthropology conference. Shayne's contribution to the session was “University Presses and Activist Scholarship/Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas.” Jade Power-Sotomayor presented a paper “Turning Bodies Into Words: The Politics of Legibility and Community Dance/ing with Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba," while Martha Groom concluded the session with “Framing Activist Research in Promotion and Career Advancement.” In addition to these three IAS faculty members, Kara Adams, Interim Director of UWB’s Office of Community-Based Research and Learning, discussed “Community-Based Learning and Research as a Pedagogy to Expose Students to Activism.” Rachel Luft, an associate professor at Seattle University, was also part of the session with her paper ““The Politics of Activist Research: Stories of Un/Accountability.”

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