August 2020

Kari Lerum: Death, dying & pedagogy

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Students examine death in the course Death Rituals, taught by IAS faculty member Kari Lerum, who hopes to instill a deeper comfort about an often-taboo topic. “This class has opened up so many conversations I otherwise might not have had with students,” said Lerum. “Some of our classes and office hours have been emotional, but this space and this course have also been restorative.

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Amaranth Borsuk publishes article on books and bodies

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As an outgrowth of her research into the book as object, content, idea, and interface, IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has developed an interest in the relationship between books and bodies, historically and in the present moment. Not only is she interested in how books accommodate to our bodies and we to theirs, as examined in The Book (MIT Press, 2018), her recent research considers books that incorporate the human body into their material form, from ...

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Julie Shayne in Ms. Magazine: “Damn Straight, We Persisted”

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne published an article with Ms, Magazine online about her new open-access book Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. In the article, “Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies: ‘Damn Straight, We Persisted,’” Shayne explains how ...

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Melanie Malone wins two UW research grants

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone won two UW research grants this month. The first grant, an Urban@UW Research Spark grant, was awarded to Melanie and other UW Seattle and Tacoma faculty and a Duwamish Tribal member. The grant is intended to support a co-created adaptive citizen science network that will ...

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Julie Shayne publishes open-access book celebrating fifty years of gender, women, and sexuality studies

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne spent her sabbatical editing an open-access book titled Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Shayne, who is currently the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) faculty coordinator, brought together authors from twenty-two institutions, including the University of Ghana and Universidad Icesi in Cali, Colombia. Authors represent ...

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