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Jayne Swift earns Ph.D. in Feminist Studies

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Jayne Swift (’10), a member of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies’ inaugural cohort, graduated with her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies in August 2019. Swift’s dissertation, Lusty Ladies: Sex Work and Sex-Positive Politics, 1970-2013, analyzes the history and politics of sex-positivity through a cultural history of sex ...

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Dan Berger on criminal justice reform plans proposed by Sanders and Warren

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger coauthored an op-ed for In These Times on the criminal justice reform plans proposed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Berger and his coauthor, independent scholar and abolitionist Kay Whitlock, described the plans as "exciting steps forward" but also limited--particularly since most incarceration happens at the state rather than federal level. "Discussing their strengths and weaknesses ...

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Priya Frank named to Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 Under 40

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The Puget Sound Business Journal recently unveiled the 2019 40 Under 40 honorees, putting a spotlight on individuals who are among the business community's brightest and most innovative leaders under the age of 40. Among them is M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Priya Frank (’11), Associate Director for Community Programs at Seattle Art Museum (SAM), where she focuses on partnerships, programming, and equity-related initiatives. Frank is also ...

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Dan Berger on recent activism in Puerto Rico

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published two op-eds on the recent demonstrations that forced Puerto Rico's governor to resign. In the Washington Post Berger and historian Carly Goodman write that the protests build upon a long history of activism that might inspire people in the US as well. "For years, Puerto Ricans have been organizing in opposition to U.S.-backed austerity policies supported by ...

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Cultural Studies Graduate Student Berette Macaulay Recognized for Research on Embodied Memory & Identity in Black Diaspora

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Multidisciplinary artist, writer, and Cultural Studies graduate student Berette Macaulay has received a number of honors recognizing her scholarship recently. She was selected to present her capstone research titled “Embodied Witness” at the Tilting Axis conference on “Beyond Trend: Decolonisation and Art Criticism.” The conference was held at the Memorial ACTe Museum in Guadeloupe in June 2019.  Her participation was supported by travel grants from the School of IAS and the Graduate School. Macaulay also ...

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