GWSS professors Shayne, Rosenberg, and Kurian present papers at the National Women’s Studies Association conference

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IAS faculty members Julie Shayne, Karen Rosenberg, and Alka Kurian attended the National Women's Studies Association conference in Montréal from November 10-13, 2016. Shayne organized a panel titled “Reimagining Settled Spaces: Creativity, Pedagogy, and Activism,” on which Rosenberg and she presented. Rosenberg’s paper was titled “Unsettling Literacy-Based Colonial Logics in the Writing Center,” and Shayne’s “Unsettling the Neutral Archive: Feminist Knowledge Production and University of Washington Bothell’s Social Justice and Diversity Archive (SJDA).” Shayne also presented a paper titled “Decolonizing the Curricular Archives: The Case of Collaborative Activist Scholarship in the Americas” on a different panel. Kurian organized a panel titled “Uprising Textualities”: Mobilizing Knowledges, Stories, and Performances, in South Asian Resistant Art” for which she presented a paper on “Art and Transregional Strategies of Resistance.” Kurian also participated in a roundtable discussion titled “Postcolonial Paradoxes to Decolonized Dreams: South Asian Feminist Studies on the Border” and moderated a panel titled “De-Colonizing South Asian Queer Muslim Politics in an Era of Resistance” on which she presented a paper on “Gender, Home, and Displacement in Sabiha Sumar’s Khamosh Pani.” Finally, Kurian read an excerpt from her novel A Bitter Inheritance at the Open Mic.