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Melanie Malone wins an Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Award

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone won an Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Award. The awards are single-year grants intended to support action-oriented and publicly-focused collaborations between academics, students, and non-academic activists. Malone will be assessing homeless populations' exposure to potentially harmful contaminants by sampling contaminants in homeless rest areas in several cities across the U.S.

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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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Book chapter by Toft published “Cross-talk in political discourse: Strategies for bridging issue movements on Democracy Now!”

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IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft has published “Cross-talk in political discourse: Strategies for bridging issue movements on Democracy Now!” in the edited volume, “Doing Politics. Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse” published by John Benjamins in 2018. The book brings together selected articles from a 2017 conference on “Political Discourse” in the UK. In the chapter, Toft presents a ...

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Toft awarded top paper for “Talking across movements on Democracy Now!”

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IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft presented two papers at the National Communication Association in Salt Lake City, one of which – “Talking across movements on Democracy Now!” – received the Top Paper award in the Communication as Social Construction division.  Building on earlier exploratory research on the Civil Rights movement as narrative bridge, the paper argues ...

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Amaranth Borsuk reviews Diana Khoi Nguyen's Ghost Of

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk reviews Nguyen's first book of poems, Ghost Of, in Lana Turner 11. Combining lyric reflections and visual poetry in invented forms, Nguyen's book explores the after-effects of her brother's suicide, which was preceded by his careful excision of himself from family photos in her parents' home. The gaps left behind become frames or nets in which Nguyen's language is caught as she tries to reconstruct her missing sibling. Borsuk writes:

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