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Building Community: A Writing Group for Trans Scholars

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IAS faculty members Ching-In Chen and Neil Simpkins have launched a UW-wide Imagining Trans Futures research group.  Funded by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the group support trans scholars in their research and writing and to bring trans studies scholars to the UW community through a speaker series open to the public. The aim of this group is ...

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Julie Feng and Pamela Santos receive PAGE Fellowships

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Two IAS graduate students, Julie Feng, second-year M.A. candidate in Cultural Studies and Pamela Santos, first-year candidate in the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics have received Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellowships for 2020-21 from the national consortium of Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life (IA).  University of Washington Bothell is a member campus of Imagining America, which “promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues.” ...

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Amadanyo Oguara publishes "Asanda of Agirisaba"

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Alum Amadanyo Oguara (’16) has published his second book, Asanda of Agirisaba, now available as eBook and in paperback on Amazon. Asanda of Agirisaba is the sci-fi story of an African heroine princess from Agirisaba, a sub-kingdom of The Nembe Kingdom of Nigeria, in West Africa, who by abduction, journeys to a "Fascinating Alien World Of Saturna" and acquires "Weapons of Magical Powers" from the Saturnian Moons of Ringa, Sworda, Spearda, and Shielda and returns back to Earth to become an "Intermediary of Peace and Environmental Crusader" in The Coastal Kingdoms of The Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. The book fulfills Oguara’s vision of the African female heroine...

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Kari Lerum: Death, dying & pedagogy

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Students examine death in the course Death Rituals, taught by IAS faculty member Kari Lerum, who hopes to instill a deeper comfort about an often-taboo topic. “This class has opened up so many conversations I otherwise might not have had with students,” said Lerum. “Some of our classes and office hours have been emotional, but this space and this course have also been restorative.

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Priya Frank appointed as SAM’s first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Priya Frank has been appointed as  Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Seattle Art Museum (SAM). This new roles grows out of Frank’s ongoing work at SAM to integrate racial equity into the museum’s strategic priorities. ...

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