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

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GWSS faculty organized sessions, presented papers, and celebrated their new book at the annual NWSA conference in Atlanta, Georgia. GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne organized a session called “The Permanence of the Feminist Classroom: Murals, Archives, and Films.” On this panel she presented a paper called “Feminist Pedagogy + Feminist Knowledge Production = Feminist Archives” about the Feminist Community Archive of WA (FCA-WA) project she co-created and grows through her class “Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality” (BISGWS 302), offered this winter. Alka Kurian was also ...

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Berliner and Krabill publish Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media: Pedagogy, Publics, Practice

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IAS faculty members Lauren S. Berliner and Ron Krabill published Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media: Pedagogy, Publics, Practice, an edited collection that brings together feminist theory and participatory media pedagogy. It asks what, if anything, is inherently feminist about participatory media? Can participatory media practices and pedagogies be used to reanimate or enact feminist futures? And finally, what reimagined feminist pedagogies are opened up (or closed down) by participatory media across various platforms, spaces, scales, and ...

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Lauren Berliner publishes Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner published Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media EmpowermentBased on over three years of participant action research with queer teen media-makers and textual analysis of hundreds of youth-produced videos and popular media campaigns, the book challenges popular ideas about online media culture as a platform for empowerment, cultural transformation, and social progress.  It offers a nuanced picture of openings that emerge for youth media producers as they ...

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Simpson Center publishes on media attention surrounding Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy's medical crowdfunding research

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The University of Washington's Simpson Center for the Humanities recently published "Medical Crowdfunding Researchers Draw Widespread Media Attention," an article that features the collaborative research of IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy. The article notes: "The media queries began before the research had even appeared in print. Last February ...

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Lauren Berliner’s research cited in Mother Jones and the Financial Times

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner’s collaborative research with Nora Kenworthy was cited in the cover story of the most recent edition of Mother Jones magazine.  The feature, entitled “Go Fund Yourself: Begging for health care in the new safety net,” draws on Berliner and Kenworthy’s finding that online marketing skills correlate with income, thus reproducing social inequality in social media fundraising environments.  Berliner and Kenworthy’s original research ...

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