September 2016

Yolanda Padilla publishes Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published a volume of critical essays that she co-edited titled Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism. The essays reveal how "Chicana/o" defines a literary critical sensibility as well as a political one, and show how this view can yield new insights about the status of Mexican Americans, the legacies of colonialism, and the ongoing prospects for social justice.

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Karam Dana talks about Islam and Muslims in America with KUOW's Ross Reynonlds and is interviewed for the Tacoma Tribune

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana participated in KUOW's Ask a Muslim or Two, an event led by Ross Reynolds meant to provide a safe environment where questions about Islam and Muslims can be asked and answered.

Dana was also interviewed by ...

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micha cárdenas publishes "Trans of Color Poetics: Stitching Bodies, Concepts, and Algorithms"

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IAS faculty member micha cárdenas published "Trans of Color Poetics: Stitching Bodies, Concepts, and Algorithms" in the new issue of Scholar and Feminist Online. The article looks at the correlation between a rise in visibility for trans women of color and increased violence, and from there looks to media art to develop a trans of color poetics that can open possibilities of life for trans people of color. The ...

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David Doyle becomes City of Seattle’s new Open Data Program Manager

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Last week Master of Arts in Policy Studies alum David Doyle (’15) began a new venture as City of Seattle’s Open Data Program Manager.  His primary focus is continuing the implementation of Seattle’s open data policy, which involves coordinating efforts across all City departments to accelerate the publishing of high value datasets into http://data.seattle.gov. In February 2016, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an Executive Order directing all City data to be "open by preference," meaning City departments should make their data accessible to the public after screening for privacy, security, and quality considerations.

A Microsoft employee for 18 years, David credits the Policy Studies program as key in his transition to public service.  Describing his trajectory, David writes:

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Shannon Cram publishes and speaks on nuclear energy, work, and politics

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram published "Living in Dose: Nuclear Work and the Politics of Permissible Exposure" in Public Culture.  Informed by her ethnographic and policy work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Cram's article traces the historical development and embodied practice of "permissible dose" in U.S. nuclear industry.  She considers the deeply political ways that worker exposure facilitates nuclear production and examines how "safe" has become synonymous with "safe enough" at Hanford.  She also ...

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