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

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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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Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy awarded Royalty Research Fund grant

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy (NHS) have been awarded a 2017/2018 Royalty Research Fund grant for their study, Appealing to the Crowd: A Qualitative Study of Crowdfunding for Healthcare Costs. The research is the next phase of ...

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Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy publish “Producing a Worthy Illness"

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner and co-author Nora Kenworthy (Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell) published “Producing a worthy illness: Personal crowdfunding amidst financial crisis" in Social Science and Medicine.  The article explores how websites such as GoFundMe evince the political, social, and health consequences of austerity--along with fallout from the 2008 financial collapse and the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Using data collected from ...

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