IAS News

Ali, Murr, and Goldstein present work at Race & Pedagogy Conference

Anida Yoeu Ali at the conference

IAS faculty members Anida Yoeu Ali, Jed Murr, and David Goldstein presented their work at the quadrennial Race & Pedagogy Conference at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.  Ali and Murr shared their perspectives on the purpose, advantages, and limits of public art in “Public Art and Expression on Our Campuses: Context, Content, and Controversy.”  Goldstein presented on his use of ...

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Jed Murr publishes exhibition essay for "Collapse: Recent Works by Dewey Crumpler"

Jed Murr

IAS faculty member Jed Murr published an exhibition essay for Collapse: Recent Works by Dewey Crumpler at the Hedreen Gallery (Seattle University). The publication, released as a pocket-sized book in conjunction with a public event featuring Crumpler and guest curator Sampada Aranke (Chicago Art Institute) on April 12, explores the ways in which Crumpler's work engages contemporary ecological catastrophe and ...

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Jed Murr presents “Whiteness: Seven Frames” and also receives early-career faculty fellowship

IAS faculty member Jed Murr presented a multi-media presentation entitled “Whiteness: Seven Frames” as part of INTERRUPTING WHITENESS, a PechaKucha Night at the Seattle Public Library and on KUOW. The event, featuring Robin DiAngelo, Shelby Handler, Ijeoma Oluo, and other cultural workers and organizers, focused on the necessity for white people to work “with communities of color, to center people of color and be supportive of collective work to end racism and create a deeper collective humanity.” Murr’s talk emphasized ...

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Jed Murr Publishes in La Norda Specialo

IAS faculty member Jed Murr's lyric essay, "some notes on preterition (n., countable and uncountable)," appeared in the most recent edition of the Northwest arts writing journal, La Norda Specialo. The issue, edited by Steven M. Miller and with contributions from Leena Joshi, Natalie A. Martínez, Kate Boyd, Michelle Peñaloza, and Storme Webber, features lyric essays about or in relation to PNW artists. Murr's essay takes flight from a series of works by Seattle-based visual artist Julia Freeman and its dialogue with the work of Fred Moten, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Nick Mitchell, among others.

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IAS contributes mightily to the American Studies Association

IAS faculty members contributed to six different events at the American Studies Association conference in Toronto, Canada. Bruce Burgett  chaired a roundtable on “After the Misery: What Are Critical University Studies For?,” responding with the answer “Transdisciplinary Praxis.”  Dan Berger ...

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