November 2017

Santiago Lopez speaks at Climate Change, Natural Hazard, and Sustainable Cities Conference in Busan, Korea

As part of his collaborative work with Jin-Kyu Jung and colleagues from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences on "Hybrid Epistemologies of Environmental Change," IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez gave an invited talk at the Climate Change, Natural Hazard, and Sustainable Cities Conference in Busan, Korea. His talk explored the conceptualization of climate change as a ‘hybrid phenomenon’ and ...

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micha cárdenas presents keynote at Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2017 Colloquium

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas presented the keynote at the Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2017 Colloquium on November 17, 2017 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. Her talk, "Poetic Operations: Towards Algorithmic Analysis" urges digital humanists, designers and computer scientists to make an honest attempt to solve the most significant problems of our day, and demonstrates how her work does so by ...

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Atkinson, Cram, and Romero present at the Knowledge/Cultures/Ecology conference in Santiago, Chile

As part of their IAS Research Interest Group on "Expanding the Environmental Humanities," faculty members Jennifer AtkinsonShannon Cram, and Adam Romero presented at the Knowledge/Cultures/Ecologies InternationalConference in Santiago, Chile. Their talks traced the resurgence of farmer's markets to their historical roots in the 1960s counterculture; explored

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Kari Lerum selected to join Seattle LGBTQ Commission

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was recently selected by the Seattle LGBTQ Commission to serve as one of its commissioners. Lerum will be formally inducted at a confirmation hearing held by the Seattle City Council in early January. She will serve a two-year unpaid term.  The Seattle LGBTQ Commission advises the Mayor,  Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and ...

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"Cry out Loud!" Multiracial Organizing and Documentary Cinema

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented two papers at the  National Women's Studies Association Conference.  In the first, she explored “Cry Out Loud,” a documentary film focusing on racism against Africans in India.  Kurian investigated the parallels between racism and communalism in the U.S. and India that discriminate against minorities populations. She highlighted the need for multi-racial organizing between South Asian diaspora in the U.S. and other communities of color and collaboration with protest movements such as Black Lives Matter and Dream Defenders. She stressed that this type of analysis is all the more important during these deeply unsettling times when ...

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