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IAS faculty on “Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances”

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Based on the theme, “Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances,” five IAS faculty members attended and participated in the 38th annual conference of the Association for Asian American Studies in San Francisco, CA from March 29 to 31, 2018. Inspired by historical and current activism in and beyond the Bay Area, this conference addressed social justice-related issues within and between Asian Americans and other communities...

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Thea Quiray Tagle curates exhibition by Minoosh Zomorodinia

IAS faculty member Thea Quiray Tagle has curated a solo exhibition of artwork by Iranian-Muslim multidisciplinary artist Minoosh Zomorodinia, titled "Colonial Walk." The show opened on January 27 at Feast Arts Center (Tacoma, WA) and runs through March 10. Quiray Tagle also hosted a hybrid performance-artist talk by Zomorodinia, which was open to the public and held at UW Bothell on January 25.

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies faculty have big presence at the National Women’s Studies Association (#NWSA2017) conference

The NWSA held its annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland this year. The conference’s theme was “Forty Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives” and was an inspiring weekend full of panels, round-table discussions, plenaries, meetings, receptions, networking, and socializing. Seven GWSS faculty presented and co-presented papers. GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne organized a panel called ...

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Thea Quiray Tagle on teaching visual art and performance in this political moment

IAS faculty member Thea Quiray Tagle published an invited piece in the San Francisco-based publication Art Practical special issue on art and political crisis. Her contribution, “Teaching and Talking about Art and Performance in Unpresidented Times (some thoughts for other instructors and artists)," offers the following provocation for instructors of art history, visual arts, and performance studies: “In our rush to find new ‘political art’ for these times, why don’t we also look to those who have been resisting this whole time?” Foregrounding the labor and artistic production of women of color, Black and indigenous women, queer and trans artists, she contends, is necessary for ...

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