May 2017

Ursula Valdez keynote speaker at the 2017 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium

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IAS faculty member Ursula Valdez was one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium on “Building Inclusive Classroom Communities.”  Valdez’s talk focused on her work to open her classroom to international online interactions. In this case, students from UW Bothell and from a Peruvian university shared knowledge and ideas to tackle environmental issues affecting the Pacific Northwest and Peru. Valdez's work is part of the Collaborative Online Interactive Learning (COIL) initiative that aims to open in-classroom opportunities for global education.

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IAS welcomes seven new faculty members starting in Fall 2017

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After a highly successful search process, IAS is please to welcome seven new faculty members starting this Fall quarter. Five were hired this year, and two were hired last year, but were on fellowship leave in 2016-17, so are joining us in Fall 2017.

Short bios for each of our new colleagues appear below:

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Kristin Gustafson publishes two new columns in Clio Among the Media

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published two new columns in Clio Among the Media: Newsletter of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, which is part of her role as the Division's Teaching Standards Chair. The column published in the winter 2017 issue discusses how Earnest Perry helps students think beyond the field's cherished First Amendment. Her interview with Perry, co-editor of the 2016 Cross-Cultural Journalism: Communicating Strategically About Diversity and associate professor and associate dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri, shared how he centers the 14th Amendment in journalism history classrooms. Her column in the spring 2017 issue ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali is published in a new contemporary art book

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali is one of nine featured artists interviewed in a new book, “Queering Contemporary Asian American Art” recently published by the University of Washington Press. The book edited by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe takes Asian American differences as its point of departure, and brings together artists and scholars to challenge normative assumptions, essentialisms, and methodologies within Asian American art and visual culture. The book features cutting-edge visual artworks, including Ali’s The Buddhist Bug project alongside other notable contemporary performance artists including Wafaa Bilal, Viet Le and Saya Woolfak.

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David Goldstein named to the Seattle Public Schools’ Ethnic Studies Task Force

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IAS faculty member David Goldstein (along with UW Bothell School of Educational Studies faculty member Wayne Au) has been named to the Seattle Public Schools’ Ethnic Studies Task Force, whose goal is “to develop specific, multi-year recommendations for the Superintendent to ensure that all Seattle Public School students learn the perspectives of the different ethnicities that constitute our community and nation.”

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