November 2017

Mark Chen gives keynote at 2017 Media, Multimedia, and Secondary English Education conference

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IAS faculty member Mark Chen gave a keynote talk at the 2017 Media, Multimedia, and Secondary English Education (MMSEE) conference in South Korea.  Titled “What It Means to Be Gaming Literate,” the talk explored how "literacy" is dependent on active participation and is inherently a narrative account of practice and that gaming literacy is therefore also about active participation, in this case with finding patterns in messy systems. Chen also ...

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Erin Sanchez applies cultural studies to entrepreneurship

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Erin Sanchez (’13, Cultural Studies) is passionate about work/life balance.  After several years of freelancing as a writer and marketing consultant, she launched Candidly Erin to support women in their journeys to “…flee the 9-5 and build businesses they love.”  Drawing from her experiences of procrastination and self-doubt, Erin provides women with business skills and actionable strategies for becoming successful entrepreneurs. Recently, she spoke at Seattle’s GeekGirlCon 2017 on ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali & Masahiro Sugano awarded grants from the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program

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IAS faculty members Anida Yoeu Ali & Masahiro Sugano were each awarded grants from the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program administered by the Tacoma Arts Commission. The grant supports independent artists in engaging, enlightening, and inspiring their communities as well as audiences from the Puget Sound area and beyond.  ...

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Bruce Burgett gives keynote and plenary on "What Do Keywords Do"

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IAS dean and faculty member Bruce Burgett gave a keynote and plenary on “What Do Keywords Do” at the “Language and Culture” conference in Koper, Slovenia.  Co-delivered with his co-author Glenn Hendler (Fordham University), the talk focused on lessons learned from their co-editing of Keywords for American Cultural Studies, and ...

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William McKeithen co-edits forum of open-access essays on social reproduction

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Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) fellow William McKeithen has co-edited a forum of open-access essays (all on the shorter side) on social reproduction. The first batch has just been released, focusing on queer theory and SR. Later issues coming out this month will focus on un/paid labor and nature-society relations respectively. He has co-written the introduction, “Beyond binaries and boundaries in ‘social reproduction” as well as ...

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