February 2020

My Story: Ending mass incarceration

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While a student, Daisy Wong participated in IAS faculty member Gary Carpenter’s “Arts of Social Transformation,” a mixed enrollment course at Monroe Correctional Complex, alongside incarcerated individuals. Says Wong, “As a Community Psychology major, this course was a culmination of everything that I had learned about systemic oppression, racism and how these mechanisms disproportionately affect black and brown communities.” The recent graduate is now pursuing a Master of Social Work at UW in Seattle.

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Melanie Malone's work highlighted as part of UW’s Urban Environmental Justice Initiative

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With a background in soil science and geology, Melanie Malone positions her work in the space of Critical Physical Geography, a theoretical framework that connects biophysical sciences to social sciences and spatial analysis. In her teaching and research, Malone’s technical experience in the environmental remediation of industrial and Superfund sites merges with a consideration of social justice and equity. She emphasizes that issues like racism and sexism are environmental problems, yet ...

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Julie Shayne attends the winter Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) meeting

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne traveled to San Diego, CA to participate in the SWS’s annual winter meeting. This year’s theme was “Feminist Futures in the Global South: Research, Activism and Creativity.” Shayne presented a paper about her new research project titled “My Scholarly Return to the Global North: A History of U.S. Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies.” In it, Shayne discussed ...

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Five IAS faculty members receive Royalty Research Funds

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Five IAS faculty members have received Royalty Research Fund (RRF) awards over the last year. The RRF is open to faculty across the UW system and provides one-year awards of up to $40,000 that are intended to generate preliminary findings, seed scholarly and creative activities, and increase faculty’s competitiveness for future external funding. The IAS faculty who received RRF awards include ...

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