IAS News

Julie Shayne featured in SUNY Press’s Quarterly Newsletter

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne was one of two featured authors in SUNY Press’s April newsletter. SUNY Press, publisher of her third book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas, was especially interested in Shayne’s take on the importance of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS). Julie, co-facilitator of UW Bothell's GWSS major ...

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Julie Shayne in Ms. Magazine: "The Trump Era Proves That Women’s Studies Matters"

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IAS faculty member Julie Shayne wrote a piece for Ms. Magazine online about the importance of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS), especially in the Trump era. In it she argues that GWSS is fundamental for its explanatory power; it is needed for its ability to demand accountability, and its expertise in documenting both injustice and resistance. Shayne makes her case in part by ...

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United States Senator Patty Murray receives her copy of Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest!

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Senator Patty Murray is one of the “badass womxn” featured in a zine created by IAS faculty member Julie Shayne’s students. Students in her Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) class “Rad Womxn in the Global South” (BIS 227) named themselves the UWB Zine Queenz and ...

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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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