IAS News

IAS faculty members granted IDISCO awards in the fall 2019 funding round

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Raissa DeSmett received a community-based partnership seed grant to support her project Decolonizing Collections: Experiments in Care. DeSmett will work with students preparing the Southeast Asia collections to be accessed by community members as part of a new multi-campus Research Family. One of the questions she is pursuing with her students is: How can we help unlock the social, cultural, political, and aesthetic potential of ...

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

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This year six GWSS faculty, one undergraduate major, and the GWSS librarian all attended the 40th annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference. Professor Julie Shayne organized a session titled “Using Feminist Pedagogy to Mobilize Knowledge: Zines, Museums, Peer Education, & Pop Feminism.” The panel showcased the work of UWB faculty, staff, and students. Prof Shayne, GWSS librarian Penelope Wood, and GWSS major Nicole Carter co-presented a paper titled “‘Rad Womxn and Femmes in the Pacific Northwest:’ A Zine by ...

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IAS faculty promotions

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IAS faculty members Anida Yoeu Ali, Lauren Berliner, Carrie Bodle, Raissa DeSmet, Ron Krabill, Jed Murr, Julie Shayne, and Wadiya Udell have been promoted in rank. 

Ron Krabill and Wadiya Udell are promoted to ...

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Raissa DeSmet teaches “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora” at the Burke Museum

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IAS faculty member Raissa DeSmet worked with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture as part of her fall course on “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora.”  Students work with staff members at the Burke as they catalogued a collection of more than 50,000 objects embodying various traditions and cultures through time.  As part of an ongoing project called “Decolonizing Collections” ...

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