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

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This year six GWSS faculty, one undergraduate major, and the GWSS librarian all attended the 40th annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference. Professor Julie Shayne organized a session titled “Using Feminist Pedagogy to Mobilize Knowledge: Zines, Museums, Peer Education, & Pop Feminism.” The panel showcased the work of UWB faculty, staff, and students. Prof Shayne, GWSS librarian Penelope Wood, and GWSS major Nicole Carter co-presented a paper titled “‘Rad Womxn and Femmes in the Pacific Northwest:’ A Zine by ...

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Alka Kurian interviews Fatima Bhutto

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian launches the second episode of her podcast #SouthAsianFilmsAndBooks. It is based on her conversation with Fatima Bhutto on her latest book New Kings of the World where the author talks about how mass-produced Western cultural products are being swept aside as a result of the rise of Bollywood films ...

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Alka Kurian Launches Podcast on South Asian Writers and Filmmakers

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian has launched a new podcast where she investigates how South Asian writers and filmmakers explore some of the major issues of the world and help us make sense of our reality. In her very first episode, she interviewed the award-winning author  ...

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Review of Alka Kurian's New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian's book New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature has been reviewed in the Postcoclonial Studies journal. In "Recasting feministic discourses in postcolonial South Asia: an interventionist reading," (March 2019, Postcolonial Studies), reviewer Priyanka Tripathi claims that "Within contemporary socio-cultural and political landscape of India, where violence against women is alarmingly on the rise, New Feminisms in South Asia  makes a significant intervention ...

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Alka Kurian publishes "#StopThisShame, #GirlsAtDhaba, #WhyLoiter and more: women's fight against sexual harassment didn't start with #MeToo"

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published an article "#StopThisShame, #GirlsAtDhaba, #WhyLoiter and more: women's fight against sexual harassment didn't start with #MeToo." This article claims that "while the success of #MeToo testifies to the power of social media in putting the spotlight on the culture of misogyny across the world ... 

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