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GWSS professors Shayne, Rosenberg, and Kurian present papers at the National Women’s Studies Association conference

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IAS faculty members Julie ShayneKaren Rosenberg, and Alka Kurian attended the National Women's Studies Association conference in Montréal from November 10-13, 2016. Shayne organized a panel titled “Reimagining Settled Spaces: Creativity, Pedagogy, and Activism,” on which Rosenberg and she presented. Rosenberg’s paper was titled “Unsettling Literacy-Based Colonial Logics in the Writing Center,” and Shayne’s “Unsettling the Neutral Archive: Feminist Knowledge Production and University of Washington Bothell’s Social Justice and Diversity Archive (SJDA).” Shayne also ...

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Alka Kurian publishes "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema”

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a chapter, "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema,” in Dissident Friendships: Imperialism, Feminism and Transnational Solidarity, edited by Elora Chowdhury and L. Philipose (University of Illinois Press, 2016). Kurian’s chapter examines cinematic portrayal of dissident friendships, in particular among women, located across differences of class, caste, faith, and ideological positions, expressed particularly during moments of extreme crisis. Kurian investigates ...

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Alka Kurian Presents at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented "Transnational Strategies of Resistance" at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) in Portland, Oregon. This paper discussed women's participation in the decade-long Maoist insurgency in Nepal (1996-2006) with the view to examining the potential emancipatory possibilities it held for them.

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Alka Kurian Co-directs the 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian co-directed the 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) October 15 - 25, 2015. Held over five cities in the Greater Seattle area, with nearly 60 films, and 25 invited filmmakers, SSAFF is the biggest and the most diverse film festival of its kind in the US. 

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Alka Kurian Gives Talks Across the Continent in Spring 2015

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This Spring Quarter, Alka Kurian gave four talks at different universities across the continent.  On March 7, 2015, she spoke on "Rape as Punishment" at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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