February 2019

Scott Kurashige elected president of the American Studies Association

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IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige was elected as incoming President of the American Studies Association.  As president-elect, he is serving as central organizer of the association’s annual meeting in Honolulu, November 7 to 10, 2019. Kurashige will ...

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Amaranth Borsuk interviewed on The Hedgehog & the Fox podcast

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk is interviewed this month on George Miller's book podcast The Hedgehog & the Fox. The two sat down to discuss Borsuk's MIT Press volume The Book, which explores the ever-changing object we know as "the book" from its position as "object, content, idea, and interface." Miller himself has ...

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IAS faculty present at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson, Martha Groom, and Rob Turner presented at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) on February 27. Their panel, "Progressive Paradise to Dystopian Persistence: Discussing the Goalposts of Sustainability with Students and Peers," explored how sustainability-oriented teaching has shifted over time. The panel discussed how projections of the future constructed with students and peers frame the challenge of sustainability, and how those changing projections influence both the methods for pursuing sustainability and our capacities to act.

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Alka Kurian organizes South Asian Literary Festival (TSAL)

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian organized the nascent South Asian Literary Festival (TSAL) hosted by Tasveer in Seattle from January 11 - 20. The festival brought together a large number of award-winning South Asian American writers who engaged in book readings, panels, workshops, and Q&As. This free event ...

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IAS, CIE and Career Services Co-host Career Workshop for International Students

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IAS faculty member Min Tang coordinated with Center for International Education and Career Services to offer a workshop on navigating career resources and skills for international students majored in media and communication studies on February 21, 2019. International Student Advisor Jennifer Kim explained policies and regulations on employment for international students and ...

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