October 2017

Kyra Laughlin receives full scholarship to attend The Women’s Convention in Detroit

This past weekend (October 27-29, 2017) Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) alum Kyra Laughlin attended the Women’s Convention in Detroit. The convention, aptly titled “Reclaiming Our Time,” was coordinated by the same women who organized the Women’s March in January 2017  which drew hundreds of thousands of people to rally in support of women's rights and to resist the multitude of injustices marginalized communities face. ...

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Alice Pedersen presents "The Practices and Politics of Yoga"

IAS faculty member Alice Pedersen attended the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education annual conference in San Jose, CA. This year's theme, "Radicalizing Contemplative Education: Compassion, Intersectionality, and Justice in Challenging Times" offered discussion and workshops on integrating social justice pedagogies with contemplative pedagogies. Pedersen presented ...

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Alka Kurian publishes New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature

IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a co-edited book New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature (Routledge, 2017). This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of new feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented surge of feminist response to the culture of sexual violence in South Asia. Here, scholars across disciplines and international borders chronicle  ...

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Julie Shayne featured in UW Libraries “How I Work Open” project

October 23-27, 2017 was international Open Access Week, a celebration of shared knowledge, open scholarship, and barrier-free research and scholarly publishing.  In honor of Open Access Week, UW Libraries assembled an inspiring collection of interdisciplinary voices from across the University of Washington describing faculty and staff experiences with open access and practicing open scholarship and research. This project is called “How I Work Open” and includes ...

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Creative works of Susan Brown reach local and international audiences

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Susan Brown (’14) has been busy!  Her artist book Mythical Magical Physickal Madness was included in the Heroic Works exhibition at University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries last summer. In October, a second copy was exhibited at Seattle's Antiquarian Book Fair, which showcases thousands of rare and antiquarian books and ephemera.

Brown is also ...

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