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Testing soil for hidden contaminants in community gardens

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone's work on contamination in urban gardens and in the Duwamish Valley Research Coordination Network is featured on the UW News site. The story and video feature Malone teaching interns and community partners how to safely ...

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Phoenix Horn earns Husky 100 recognition connecting policy research and social change

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As a current student in UW Bothell’s Master of Arts in Policy Studies program, Phoenix Horn (Law, Economics & Public Policy, 2020) examines systemic racism, gender inequality and transphobia, in the interest of making the world more equitable. His current research project looks into how antiracism is practiced in Western Washington’s K-12 classrooms. Keith Nitta, faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, notes that Horn’s hopes and ambitions are about social and political change, and that this makes him a great match with Policy Studies program values and curriculum. “Phoenix is committed to the public good above all else,” says Nitta.

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Jin-Kyu Jung: “Crowdfunding as a response to COVID-19: Increasing inequities at a time of crisis”

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IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung published a coauthored article, “Crowdfunding as a response to COVID-19: Increasing inequities at a time of crisis,” in Social Science & Medicine. This collaborative study offers a systematic examination of the scope and impacts of COVID-19 related crowdfunding use and outcomes, using data collected from all US-based GoFundMe campaigns mentioning COVID or ...

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Jin-Kyu Jung and Christian Anderson : (Un)Mapping Social and Spatial Inequality

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IAS faculty members Jin-Kyu Jung and Christian Anderson co-chaired a panel session on “(Un)Mapping Social and Spatial Inequality: Extending Socio-Theoretically Informed Critical Approaches to Engage Policy” at the 2021 University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Symposium held virtually. The session ...

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Melanie Malone and Jin-Kyu Jung receive Antipode grant

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IAS faculty members Melanie Malone and Jin-Kyu Jung received an Antipode "Right to the Discipline" grant along with colleagues Carrie Freshour (UW Seattle), Emma Slager (UW Tacoma), and activists from Free Them All. The project ...

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