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“An interview with Kari Lerum” published in Sex Matters: The Sexuality & Society Reader

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An interview with IAS faculty member Kari Lerum is featured in the 2019 edition of Sex Matters: The Sexuality & Society Reader. The edited volume spotlights 10 leading researchers in the field of sexuality studies. Lerum is interviewed on her research trajectory and philosophy regarding commercial sex.

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Dan Berger publishes introduction to new edition of Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published a lengthy introduction in the new edition of Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla. A photo essay authored by two journalists with unprecedented access to Washington's infamous prison, Concrete Mama was first published in 1981 and won a Washington State Book Award before going out of print. The University of Washington Press has just republished the book in connection with the UW Library. Berger will join Concrete Mama author John McCoy, formerly incarcerated activists ...

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Mira Shimabukuro's Relocating Authority reviewed

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In December 2018, IAS Associate Dean and faculty member, Mira Shimabukuro, received three glowing reviews of her book, Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration: “Review of Relocating Authority” in Community Literacy, “Reconciling Past and Place through Rhetorics of Peacemaking, Accountability, and Human Rights in the Archives” in College Composition and Communication, and ...

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Frances Lee writes on the pitfalls of empathy and the commodification of suffering

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Frances Lee’s article, “Seeking change without the commodification of pain and suffering,” was published in The Seattle Globalist on Dec 10. The Cultural Studies alum discusses how social movements rely on emotion and the dead end this creates. “If you don’t care about someone or a group of people until the media has made it abundantly clear that they are suffering, then your concern and engagement is not laudable, but ordinary, expected, and unremarkable.”

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Margaret Redsteer co-authors chapter on Tribal Lands for National Climate Assessment and Carbon Cycle Report

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer was one of the authors on the recently released National Climate Assessment and Carbon Cycle Report.  Her co-authored chapter on “Tribal Lands” focused on traditional land-use and agricultural practices of Indigenous people of the United States, Canada and Mexico that can inform our understanding of carbon cycling and carbon sequestration. Further ...

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