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Aarshin Karande publishes “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness”

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IAS alum Aarshin Karande has published “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness” in The Republic. In his essay, Karande reckons with America’s identity and its binaries. He contends, “America as we know it is in the midst of many changes—the postponed reckoning of its many discontents. Changes that will decide, among other things, whether the journey from President Obama to President Trump represents a triumph of diversity or an omen of immorals. The looming answer lies ...

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Comics aficionado T. Andrew Wahl curates exhibit and launches speaking tour

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In February, IAS alum T. Andrew Wahl began traversing the state with his presentation, Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other, as part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau.  In this interactive presentation, he explores how everything from social movements to business concerns to changing demographics have shaped the reality seen in the pages of comics. Wahl’s talk will bring him to dozens of communities on both sides of the Cascades throughout 2019 and 2020. Wahl has also ...

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Alex Rubens publishes 8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command

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IAS alum Alex Rubens is enjoying success as a business strategist and writer in the gaming industry. A gamer since childhood, Rubens began his career as a journalist writing for major gaming outlets. He then moved onto content management and strategy and currently lives in L.A. where he works at Google helping gaming creators thrive on YouTube. Rubens is also ...

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Ericka Weathers builds education policy career as faculty member at Penn State

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Last year M.A. in Policy Studies alum Ericka Weathers joined Penn State as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies. Education policy wasn’t always Weathers’ long-term goal. After graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology from Hampton University in Virginia, she moved to Seattle for a research position with the University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP) where she ...

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A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger, M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Magdalena Donea, and UW Bothell Librarians Denise Hattwig and Dani Rowland publish an article in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. The article, "A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment," describes their collective work on the Washington Prison History Project, a digital archive of ...

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