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Ching-In Chen: "Women and Non-Binary Faculty of Color are Vulnerable One Year into Pandemic"

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen collaborated with other pre-tenure women and non-binary faculty of color at the University of Washington to write an opinion piece about the impact of navigating the transitions resulting from coronavirus on women or non-binary faculty of color early in their academic careers.

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Mateó B. Ochoa: An unexpected shift from global travel to community arts organizing

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Last November, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Mateó B. Ochoa joined Sundance Institute as their Senior Manager of Community Programs. In this role, Ochoa amplifies the creative works of local theater artists and filmmakers through live and digital public programs throughout the State of Utah. Perhaps best known for its annual film festival, Sundance Institute is a leader in discovering and supporting independent artists, and its reach is worldwide. It’s a place that suits Ochoa’s commitment to elevating other artists — and a place they did not expect to find themself one year ago.

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On the Boards announces Berette S Macaulay as inaugural Curatorial Fellow

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The performing arts organization, On the Boards, has announced M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Berette S Macaulay as their inaugural Curatorial Fellow. Macaulay is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and writer from Jamaica and Sierra Leone whose research and visual arts practice engage themes of belonging, identity-performance, illegibility, love, memory, and mythmaking. The Curatorial Fellow has ...

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Joshua Heim helps build a cultural ecosystem

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Joshua Heim (Master of Arts in Cultural Studies ’10) is working behind the scenes at 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, to help arts and culture recover from the pandemic – with equity as their North Star.

“The good things most people like about their communities are cultural, whether it’s a festival, a local civic organization or an old building that anchors your main street,” says Heim, who as deputy director is leading the agency’s COVID-19 recovery task force.

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Kristin Gustafson receives Jinx Coleman Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History

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The Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s History Division selected IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson as one of the 2021 winners for its Jinx Coleman Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History. She will present a hands-on virtual teaching module at this year’s conference in August. Her teaching idea submission ...

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