March 2019

Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits in Kuala Lumpur at the inaugural “Democracy In Action” Festival

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali exhibited photo documentation from her “The Public Square” series, last performed as a 24-hour durational public action in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The exhibition, curated by Intan Rafiza Abu Bakar, brought together artists navigating the arts and activism worlds in an inaugural Democracy Festival program hosted in Kuala Lumpur. The accompanying exhibition “Democracy In Action featured a group of  ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali honored with 2018 Public Art Network Year in Review Award

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The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture shared their award, a 2018 Public Art Network Year-in-Review national award for their exhibition BorderLands, with nine other regional artists, including  IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali. Commissioned to respond to issues of nationalism and belonging, Ali was prominently featured in an iteration of her renown series on Islamophobia titled “The Red Chador.” Annually, the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review recognizes outstanding ...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Jaime Fajardo (’12, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) earned his Master’s in Social Work in 2016 and is now serving as Program Supervisor for Snohomish County Superior Court’s Youth Enrichment Services program. Tera Figueroa (’98, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) is the Administrative Specialist for the Career & Internship Center and Disability Services at UW Seattle and was recently interviewed about her career journey as part of the “Ask an Alum” blog series. Emily Olson, Salvador Salazar Cano, Markus Smith ...

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Streamkeeper Nick Chen shares career navigations with IAS students

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IAS alum Nick Chen recently spoke with faculty member Raissa DeSmet’s senior students about his career navigations since graduating in 2016. Chen is a Restoration Technician and Ecologist at Adopt A Stream Foundation who earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. Chen originally ...

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Aarshin Karande publishes “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness”

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IAS alum Aarshin Karande has published “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness” in The Republic. In his essay, Karande reckons with America’s identity and its binaries. He contends, “America as we know it is in the midst of many changes—the postponed reckoning of its many discontents. Changes that will decide, among other things, whether the journey from President Obama to President Trump represents a triumph of diversity or an omen of immorals. The looming answer lies ...

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