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IAS contributes mightily to the American Studies Association

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IAS faculty members contributed to six different events at the American Studies Association conference in Toronto, Canada. Bruce Burgett  chaired a roundtable on “After the Misery: What Are Critical University Studies For?,” responding with the answer “Transdisciplinary Praxis.”  Dan Berger ...

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David Goldstein Shares Knowledge of Teaching and Learning Centers in Japan and Milwaukee

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David Goldstein, IAS senior lecturer and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, served as a Visiting Scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo for the month of July. Along with three colleagues from UW Seattle, he helped launch a Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology that will be jointly run by Waseda and the UW. Back in the U.S. ...

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Kari Lerum Speaks on Feminism and Mad Max, Fury Road

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IAS faculty member Kari Lerum recently spoke on a panel discussing the feminist potential of the sci-fi dystopian film Mad Max, Fury Road (2015). The panel  -- part of GeekGirlCon ’15 held at the Washington State Convention Center -- included...

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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics Hosts Fourth Annual Fall Convergence

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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics hosted the fourth annual Fall Convergence October 1-2. This year’s program featured an opening keynote reading + conversation with award-winning poet, novelist, and critic Nathaniel Mackey.  The multi-day program of...

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Scott Kurashige Speaks about Grace Lee Boggs

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IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige  spoke to NPR about Grace Lee Boggs on All Things Considered.  Grace Lee Boggs, who died in Detroit on October 5, 2015 at the age of 100, was a long-time activist, philosopher, and author.  She and Kurashige co-authored The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century in 2012. Boggs “understood...

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