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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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Review of Alka Kurian's New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian's book New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature has been reviewed in the Postcoclonial Studies journal. In "Recasting feministic discourses in postcolonial South Asia: an interventionist reading," (March 2019, Postcolonial Studies), reviewer Priyanka Tripathi claims that "Within contemporary socio-cultural and political landscape of India, where violence against women is alarmingly on the rise, New Feminisms in South Asia  makes a significant intervention ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits, performs and lectures at Haus Der Kunst in Munich

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali was one of three internationally recognized artists invited for a live performance, exhibition and lecture at Haus Der Kunst as part of the museum’s “Archiv Galerie 2019” series. Ali’s “The Buddhist Bug” was the opening performance for the launch of “Archives in Residence: Southeast Asia Performance Collection” on view in Munich, Germany from June 28 - September 29, 2019. The series focuses on the relationship between the archive and the formation of history ...

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Morgan Mentzer advances queer and trans rights

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Morgan Mentzer is co-founder and executive director of Lavender Rights Project, whose mission is to advance a “more just and equitable society by providing low-cost civil legal services and community programming centered in values of social justice for trans and queer low-income people and other marginalized communities.” Last spring Mentzer and Lavender Rights Project (LRP) collaborated with students in Julie Shayne’s “Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality” course to chronicle the organization’s history as part of the ...

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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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