May 2016

Mira Shimabukuro Blogs on the Impact of World War II Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans

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IAS faculty member Mira Shimabukuro writes, “When Five Seconds is a Fence” for the University Press of Colorado blog. Focusing on the impact of the World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, Shimabukuro reflects on her own childhood during the Japanese American redress movement, the (mis)use of “camp” stories to sustain the Model Minority Myth, and the rhetorical importance of knowing how to listen to marginalized people whose lives have been impacted by historical events.

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Julie Shayne and Dave Ellenwood Co-present Paper at Northwest Archivist Conference

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne and librarian Dave Ellenwood presented a paper titled “Feminist Pedagogy and Critical Information Literacy: University of Washington Bothell’s Social Justice and Diversity Archive” at this year’s Northwest Archivist Conference in Seattle. Shayne and Ellenwood discussed the Social Justice and Diversity Archive (SJDA) which they co-created with Denise Hattwig and Kara Adams.

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Amaranth Borsuk and Shauna Carlisle Win Worthington Distinguished Scholar Awards

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IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Shauna Carlisle received Worthington Distinguished Scholar awards for 2016-17.  Borsuk will use the funding to support her completion of her book manuscript, The Book (under contract with MIT Press).  Carlisle will devote her time to a study of African and Afro-Caribbean chronic health.

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