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Lauren Berliner co-leads Symposium on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age”

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-led a symposium with Nora Kenworthy (NHS) on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age” as part of their Simpson Center for the Humanities Collaborative Studio grant. The half-day symposium explored how participatory media intersects with experiences of health, illness, care, debility, and dying to produce new subjectivities, modes of participation, narratives, and social forms.

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Mariah Crystal and Marcus Johnson Go On to Doctoral Programs

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Master of Arts in Policy Studies alumna Mariah Crystal (’10) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Kansas. Mariah’s capstone project for the Policy Studies program in IAS was “Collaborative Social Change: A Transformational Approach,” which focused on the global dynamics of social change and development projects. Global Studies alumnus Marcus Johnson (’13) is currently ...

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Benjamin Gardner Publishes Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism

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IAS faculty member Benjamin Gardner published Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism as part of the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series at the University of Georgia Press.  The book examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and big-game hunting companies. It contrasts two major approaches to community conservation ...

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Dan Berger Presents at American Historical Association Conference

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association on January 8. Berger delivered a paper entitled “Freedom as Method” about the ways prisoners, slaves, and other people in captivity utilize similar modes of political action. 

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Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill Receive UW Global Innovation Fund Grant

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IAS faculty members Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill received a UW Global Innovation Fund grant to support their upcoming study abroad exploration seminar “Critical perspectives on ecotourism in Tanzania.” The grant will enable Tanzanian students to participate alongside UW students in studying grassroots environmental activism and community conservation in Tanzania. 

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