February 2018

S. Charusheela on “Engendering Feudalism”

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IAS faculty member S. Charusheela gave a talk on “Engendering Feudalism” at the History and Development Workshop of the Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The talk explored ways of understanding economic activity outside of the capitalist wage system.  While there, she also ...

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After the MFA: The Trace Remains - Alumni in Conversation

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By Andrew Carson (’16)

I recently had the opportunity to meet up over lunch with Lynarra Featherly and Sarah Baker, fellow alumni of the University of Washington Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program. What resulted was a ranging conversation during which we discussed our MFA experiences, our lives now, and a few pertinent asides.

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Natalie Singer releases memoir: California Calling: A Self-Interrogation

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This week alum Natalie Singer (’16, Creative Writing & Poetics) releases her memoir, California Calling: A Self-Interrogation. Singer will discuss her memoir at Elliott Bay Books on March 5, joined in conversation by Sonora Jha, Hugo House Prose Writer-in-Residence and author of Foreign. On March 13 Singer will appear at Lit Fix, Seattle’s bar-friendliest reading and music series, hosted at Chop Suey.

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Dan Berger gives talks on Captive Nation and "Prisons, Slavery, and Abolition"

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger gave two lectures in Florida. At the University of Tampa's Honors Program Symposia, Berger spoke about his book Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era to highlight the origins of mass incarceration in response to prisoner activism in the 1960s and 1970s. Berger also delivered a talk entitled “Prisons, Slavery, and Abolition” at ...

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Karam Dana publishes two articles and lectures at UW School of Law

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana published two co-authored articles. The first, in the Journal of Politics and Religion titled “Veiled Politics: Experiences with Discrimination among American Muslim Women,” uses public opinion data, the article sheds light at gendered forms of discrimination and argues that Muslim women in the US who wear the hijab tend to experience the higher levels of discrimination when compared to Muslim women who do not wear the hijab. Overall, Muslim women, whether hijab-wearing or not, experience much higher discrimination than Muslim men. The second ...

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