April 2019

Alumni receive Fulbright awards to Estonia and Namibia

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Hana Bloedel has been selected for a U.S. Student Fulbright grant to Estonia, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant. Hana completed her B.A. in Global Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior, with a minor in Human Rights, in June 2018. Mariah Crystal (formerly Ortiz) has been granted a Fulbright award to conduct research in Namibia during the 2019-2020 academic year. She will be analyzing the oral history narratives of Namibian women who contributed the anti-apartheid movement and ...

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Amaranth Borsuk speaks at Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk attended the annual AWP conference in Portland, Oregon last week, joining more than 12,000 writers in a three-day marathon of panels, talks, and off-site readings. Borsuk spoke and shared her work as part of the panel Poetry and Technology: Appendage, Mask, Voice, Body, and Song. With fellow panelists Samuel Ace, Douglas Kearney, and Ronaldo Wilson, Borsuk shared the ways ...

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Lauren Berliner at the Digital Diaspora Symposium

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner was an invited participant at the Digital Diaspora Symposium at the University of Rochester.  She was a featured panelist and workshopped a paper called “When You Hit Rock-bottom, Your Views Can Only Go Up: Overdose Videos in Desperate Times.”  The symposium included ...

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Jacob Allen co-founds social identity-focused school

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IAS alum Jacob Allen (’12) is CEO and co-founder of pilotED Bethel Park, a new charter elementary school in Indianapolis that believes identity and civic engagement could transform the educational landscape, especially for students of color. Says Allen, “Once you acknowledge who the child is as a human being … what comes after that are highly engaged students.”

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