IAS News

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies launches in an exciting half-day event!

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On Wednesday October 26, 2016 IAS’s newest degree was launched and celebrated. The event was held on the top floor of the ARC and began at 11:30am with a meet-and-greet where attendees met student activists, learned about campus resources that will support their Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) extra-curricular activities, like the Office of Undergraduate Research, and browsed the UWB Bookstore’s GWSS themed book exhibit. Attendees were treated to ...

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Karam Dana quoted in an article from The Christian Science Monitor on American Muslims

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana is quoted in an article from The Christian Science Monitor. Dana's comments from the article, "Why one Oklahoma lawmaker is targeting American Muslims," are quoted below:

"It is important to realize that American Muslims are being singled out," says Karam Dana, the Director of the American Muslim Research Institute and a professor at the University of Washington, Bothell. "It is very unfortunate. We know what happened in Germany in the 1930s ...

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Dan Berger reviews documentary on racial criminalization and the rise of mass incarceration

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger reviews "13th," Ava DuVernay's documentary on racial criminalization and the rise of mass incarceration. "The prison system is racist and violent," Berger writes, "but in ways that constantly evolve. ... Overall, the film is too inattentive to the historical ebb and flow of racial criminalization, and it misses some of the most damning components of punishment." The review appeared in ...

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Kristin Gustafson presents guest lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson presented a guest lecture Oct. 6 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The presentation "Silence, stories, and resilience: How does the first draft of history matter?" brought together two media-history examples — the first was her analysis of newspaper coverage of a 1920 lynching in Duluth, Minnesota, and the second was Tom Junod's Esquire article about The Falling Man photograph — to explore how hegemony, collective memory, and social construction operate. 

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Natalie Singer-Velush Receives Honorable Mention from AWP’s Intro Journals Project

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Natalie Singer-Velush (Creative Writing & Poetics, 2016) was named among the 2016 Winners of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Intro Journals Project, with an Honorable Mention for Creative Non-Fiction for her submission “There is But One Choice: Confession or Some Form of Extinction.” The Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students enrolled in AWP member programs, as nominated by the programs. Winning selections are published in participating journals, including Tampa Review, Colorado Review,  and Iron Horse Literary Review, among others.  The essay contains an excerpt from her memoir, California Calling, for which she is seeking a publisher.

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