IAS News

Dan Berger on What the Latest Bipartisan Prison Reform Gets Wrong and Why It Matters

Dan Berger

IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an op-ed in Truthout on the First Step Act, a bipartisan reform measure now supported by the Trump administration. In reviewing the proposed law, Berger highlights the bipartisan failure to attend to the policies that would meaningfully reduce the number of people in prison. Berger also delivered two recent talks on similar topics ...

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) faculty present at the annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference

GWSS faculty organized sessions, presented papers, and celebrated their new book at the annual NWSA conference in Atlanta, Georgia. GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne organized a session called “The Permanence of the Feminist Classroom: Murals, Archives, and Films.” On this panel she presented a paper called “Feminist Pedagogy + Feminist Knowledge Production = Feminist Archives” about the Feminist Community Archive of WA (FCA-WA) project she co-created and grows through her class “Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality” (BISGWS 302), offered this winter. Alka Kurian was also ...

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Kevin Y. Kim presents “America’s Ideas, America’s Wars"

Kevin Y. Kim

IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim presented, in early November, at the 10th anniversary conference of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History in Chicago. His paper, titled “America’s Ideas, America’s Wars,” argues that New Right conservatism arose from Old Right conservatism, but only as an array of contested internationalist visions, which competed for influence from World War II to the Vietnam War. From World War II to the Korean War, conservatives— who anticipated the powerful rein of conservatives today ...

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Yolanda Padilla presents on "Latinx Modernist Field Imaginaries"

Yolanda Padilla

IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla presented her work on a panel titled "Latinx Modernist Field Imaginaries" at the Modernist Studies Association conference in Columbus, Ohio. The panel explored Latinx modernisms as a set of challenges both to modernist studies broadly construed and to Latinx studies internally. Padilla argued for the importance of the Spanish-language press in ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes tribute to Dr. Hazel-Dicken Garcia

Kristin Gustafson

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson‘s newest column pays tribute to the mentoring and legacy of her master’s adviser, Dr. Hazel-Dicken Garcia. The piece, “Hazel Dicken-Garcia Continues to Give to Her Students,” is published in Clio: Among the Media. In it, Gustafson reflects on four things: the community Dicken-Garcia created, how Dicken-Garcia shaped Gustafson’s path as a scholar, the meaning of physical things Dicken-Garcia passed on, and the reach of Dicken-Garcia’s financial gift to the Division.  Gustafson publishes the column as ...

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