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IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

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Six IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the fall 2016 funding round.  Shannon Cram received a research fellowship as a member of the Society of Scholars to complete her book manuscript, “Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility.”  José FustéJade Power-Sotomayor, and Dan Berger were all awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships.   Fusté and Jade Power-Sotomayor will work on “The Bomba Wiki Project: Oral, Aural, and Corporeal History and Community-Making through Bomba Music and Dance,” while Berger will ...

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Ben Gardner selected as a speaker in Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau

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IAS faculty member Ben Gardner was selected as a speaker in Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, 2017-2018. Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across Washington state. The roster of 31 Speakers Bureau presenters is made up of professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. Gardner’s presentation ...

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Ben Gardner Presents at Conference on “Elite Discourse” in Bern, Switzerland

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IAS faculty member Ben Gardner presented a paper and participated in a round table conference on “Elite Discourse” in Bern, Switzerland co-organized by IAS affiliate faculty member Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. The interdisciplinary round table brought together ...

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Christian Anderson, Ben Gardner, Jin-Kyu Jung, Santiago Lopez, and Adam Romero present research at the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco

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Five IAS faculty members presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco, March 29 - April 2. Christian Anderson presented a paper on “performative infrastructure as an urban social force” as part of a session called “outside the wage: spaces, politics, possibilities.” Ben Gardner ...

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Benjamin Gardner Publishes Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism

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IAS faculty member Benjamin Gardner published Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism as part of the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series at the University of Georgia Press.  The book examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and big-game hunting companies. It contrasts two major approaches to community conservation ...

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