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IAS faculty promotions

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IAS faculty members Jennifer AtkinsonKaram DanaBecca PriceMira ShimabukuroJanelle Silva, and Camille Walsh have been promoted in rank.  Atkinson and Shimabukuro were promoted from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer.  Dana, Silva, and Walsh were promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor (with tenure), and Price was promoted from Associate to Full Professor.

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Karam Dana publishes two articles and lectures at UW School of Law

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana published two co-authored articles. The first, in the Journal of Politics and Religion titled “Veiled Politics: Experiences with Discrimination among American Muslim Women,” uses public opinion data, the article sheds light at gendered forms of discrimination and argues that Muslim women in the US who wear the hijab tend to experience the higher levels of discrimination when compared to Muslim women who do not wear the hijab. Overall, Muslim women, whether hijab-wearing or not, experience much higher discrimination than Muslim men. The second ...

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Solicitor General Purcell discusses president’s travel ban

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Washington State Solicitor General Noah Purcell visited campus on February 8 to discuss the state’s successful challenge of the president’s travel ban.  Purcell was hosted by UW Bothell’s American Muslim Research Institute, which is headed by IAS faculty member Karam Dana, who moderated the Q&A session.

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Karam Dana publishes and speaks on Palestinian identity and Muslims in America

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana had a busy few weeks. His article, "Confronting injustice beyond borders: Palestinian identity and nonviolent resistance" was published in the Journal of Politics, Groups, and Identities.  Dana was invited by the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan, where he gave two lectures, entitled: "Arab and Muslim Americans and the Politics of the 2016 US Election," and "Palestine and Palestinians in the 21st Century: Old Challenges and New Opportunities." Dana also ... 

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Karam Dana quoted in an article from The Christian Science Monitor on American Muslims

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana is quoted in an article from The Christian Science Monitor. Dana's comments from the article, "Why one Oklahoma lawmaker is targeting American Muslims," are quoted below:

"It is important to realize that American Muslims are being singled out," says Karam Dana, the Director of the American Muslim Research Institute and a professor at the University of Washington, Bothell. "It is very unfortunate. We know what happened in Germany in the 1930s ...

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