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Kristy Leissle hosts a series of events for new book, Cocoa

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IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle hosted a series of events for her new book, Cocoa (Cambridge: Polity, 2018), which explores geopolitics and personal politics in the global cocoa and chocolate industries. Leissle's US book launch was held at the University Bookstore in Seattle on March 7, and other events followed with scholars, industry participants, and chocolate enthusiasts in ...

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Kristy Leissle's research into the chocolate industry featured and published

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IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle appeared in Columns, the University of Washington Alumni Magazine. Columns' Digital Editor and IAS graduate, Quinn Russell Brown, wrote about Leissle's "coming to chocolate studies" as well as her forthcoming book, Cocoa, for Polity Books, in "Traveling the World Like a Cocoa Bean." Leissle also recently appeared on a radio episode for Innovation Hub, "Making a More Versatile Chocolate," which aired on WGBH Boston. After a three-year study ...

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David Nixon and Kristy Leissle publish The Monolith Volume IV: Mostly Dark Matter

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IAS faculty members David Nixon and Kristy Leissle stewarded publication of the fourth volume in their annual collection of science fiction short stories. The Monolith Volume IV: Mostly Dark Matter, is now available in print. Since 2013, Nixon and Leissle have published the most philosophically provocative literature by first year students in their Discovery Core I class, Philosophical Explorations of Science Fiction. This year ...

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Kristy Leissle Hosts Valentine’s Day and Chocolate Programs and Events

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IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle (aka Dr. Chocolate) hosted several events and programs related to Valentine’s Day and chocolate. With UW's Bill Fredericks, also known as "Chocolate Man," Leissle hosted a talk for The Whole U, titled "Chocolate: A Global Inquiry." She gave ...

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Kristy Leissle Contracts with Polity Press for volume on the Global Political Economy of Chocolate

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IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle has contracted with Polity Press for a new volume in their exciting Resources series.  Leissle's book, Cocoa, will address the global political economy of the cocoa and chocolate industries.

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