IAS News

United States Senator Patty Murray receives her copy of Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest!

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Senator Patty Murray is one of the “badass womxn” featured in a zine created by IAS faculty member Julie Shayne’s students. Students in her Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) class “Rad Womxn in the Global South” (BIS 227) named themselves the UWB Zine Queenz and ...

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Katherine Shaw blends laughter and feminism at The Syndrome Mag

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Katherine Shaw has always appreciated comedy, and she has recently embraced the title "funny woman." In fact, humor was a much needed relief during her 4+ years working in community health care. Clinic life was extremely stressful, requiring her to respond to life-threatening situations on a daily basis. “Seeing the humorous side of things has always been my form of medication” she says, but the stress took a toll on her personal health. “It's kind of funny - all my years of studying trauma and yet there I was, being traumatized by my career without realizing it,” she says. Eventually, Shaw found her exit and opened a ...

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The hijab and discrimination towards women who wear it

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana is co-author of a recearch report on the discrimination faced by women who wear the hijab in the United States. "Targeted: Veiled Women Experience Significantly More Discrimination in the U.S." appears on the Religion in Public blog, and examines whether Muslims who wear the the hijab are more likely to experience mistreatment and perceive discrimination. 

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Colin Davis publishes their first book on gender, sexuality, and spirituality

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Recent alum Colin Davis (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, '17) has published their first book Outside the Charmed Circle (Llewellyn, January 2020) under their nom de plume Misha Magdalene. The book draws on Davis' academic work in the IAS program to explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, queer theory, and spirituality. Outside the Charmed Circle engages with LGBTQIA+ readers and allies, offering ...

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Berette Macaulay cited in Seattle Times’ list of hottest events for January 2020

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Berette Macaulay, second-year Cultural Studies candidate, recently collaborated with the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Frye Art Museum, and the Photographic Center of the Northwest to bring “MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora” to Seattle, introducing  public audiences to “the broad yet nuanced creative, cultural, and interventionist visions offered by black women photographers both internationally as well as in the Pacific Northwest.” Her upcoming curated exhibition

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