February 2018

Corbin Louis selected for 2018 Jack Straw Writers Program

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IAS alum Corbin Louis ('17, MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics) was selected for the 2018 Jack Straw Writers Program. The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings, to encourage the creation of new literary work, and to provide new venues for the writers and their work. 

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Ted Hiebert presents on “Art for Ghosts”

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IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert presents on “Art for Ghosts” at the 2018 College Arts Association Conference in Los Angeles. The paper speculates on recent work by Hiebert and his collaborators Doug Jarvis and Jackson 2bears, exploring links between technological culture, surveillance, haunting and strategies for communicating with other-than-human entities.

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Frances Lee interviewed on latest episode of Bitch Media's Popaganda podcast

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M.A. in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee was interviewed on the latest episode of Bitch Media's Popaganda podcast on the topic of empathy. Frances drew on the discussions in their current Performance and Belonging elective with Jade Power-Sotomayor to talk about the limits of using empathy as ...

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Camille Walsh publishes Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973

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IAS faculty member Camille Walsh published Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973 with the University of North Carolina Press.  The book explores the history of the concept of “taxpayer citizenship”—the idea that, as taxpayers, we deserve access to certain social services like a public education.  It shows how tax policy and taxpayer identity were built on the foundations of white supremacy and intertwined with ideas of whiteness. From the origins of unequal public school funding ...

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Sustainability guru Sean Schmidt champions good biz

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In his Nordstrom days, co-workers called Sean Schmidt (’09, Policy Studies) the "Green Machine" and an "environmental entrepreneur." Ahead of the curve, Sean was the driving force behind several grassroots employee groups which sought to heighten sustainability awareness at the company and better serve customers who were seeking sustainable products. In 2000, Sean led the effort to launch a Sustainable Business & Development program at Nordstrom with the goal of improving and expanding the company in ways that had economic, as well as social and environmental value, by ...

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