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Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits in Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of a four country international traveling group show

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the first stop in a 4 country traveling group exhibition. Ali’s “The Buddhist Bug” series of photographs is on exhibition from February 2 - 10, 2018 as part of “A Beast, A God and A Line” curated by Cosmin CostinasThe exhibition touches on issues marking the current historical moment in this macro-region: the development and spread of politicised religion (jihadist Islam across several countries, fascist Buddhism in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, and Hindu ethno-fascism in India, alongside revivalist Christianity among many indigenous ...

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micha cárdenas publishes "Monstrous Children of Pregnant Androids" in GLQ

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IAS faculty member micha cárdenas published her new article "Monstrous Children of Pregnant Androids" in a new special issue of Gay and Lesbian Quarterly reflecting on the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Reading stories of androids in popular media alongside the singer Sia's tribute video to the victims of the shooting, cárdenas claims that "in the wake of the Orlando Pulse massacre, the imperative to imagine, and create, trans and queer Latinx futures has increased. New possibilities for humanity ...

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Travis Sharp curates, produces and presents

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MFA alum Travis Sharp (’15, Creative Writing & Poetics) is a Ph.D. student in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where he teaches writing and rhetoric. Amidst the demands of graduate life, Sharp finds space to collaborate, curate, produce, and present.  For example, he was recently funded to curate a series of ephemeral texts via autodestruct.online, and this June, he will teach a workshop on ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali’s artist talk and works archived with San Francisco Camerawork

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali’s panel discussion and artworks were recently digitized and archived with SF Camerawork, a platform founded in 1974 to support emerging artists to explore new directions and ideas in the photographic arts. In October 2016, Ali presented her artworks, a durational performance and artist talk in the exhibition Love in the Time of War at SF Camerawork curated by Việt Lê and Jennifer Vanderpool. Connecting ...

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Talena Lachelle Queen becomes first African American Poet Laureate of Paterson, NJ

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For the first time, since the city was founded by Alexander Hamilton 225 years ago, Paterson, NJ has named Talena Lachelle Queen as their first “African American Poet Laureate.”  A ceremony honoring Queen will take place on February 3 at the historic Paterson Public Library. Queen (’14) is a poet and graduate of UW Bothell’s inaugural MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program ...

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