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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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Alka Kurian organizes South Asian Literary Festival (TSAL)

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian organized the nascent South Asian Literary Festival (TSAL) hosted by Tasveer in Seattle from January 11 - 20. The festival brought together a large number of award-winning South Asian American writers who engaged in book readings, panels, workshops, and Q&As. This free event ...

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IAS faculty organize Resilient Visions film and media festival

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IAS faculty members Minda Martin, Alka KurianSusan Harewood, and Masahiro Sugano are organizing the first annual UW Bothell film and media festival. The festival, entitled Resilient Visions, will take place on May 30th, 2019. Organized by internationally known filmmakers and IAS professors of film and media studies, this festival brings together films and media production from UW Bothell students and alumni. Members of the UW Bothell community (graduate and undergraduate students, and alumni) who have made media productions from 2017-2019 are invited to submit to the festival by April 15th, 2019.  

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

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GWSS faculty organized sessions, presented papers, and celebrated their new book at the annual NWSA conference in Atlanta, Georgia. GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne organized a session called “The Permanence of the Feminist Classroom: Murals, Archives, and Films.” On this panel she presented a paper called “Feminist Pedagogy + Feminist Knowledge Production = Feminist Archives” about the Feminist Community Archive of WA (FCA-WA) project she co-created and grows through her class “Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality” (BISGWS 302), offered this winter. Alka Kurian was also ...

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