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Kari Lerum: Death, dying & pedagogy

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Students examine death in the course Death Rituals, taught by IAS faculty member Kari Lerum, who hopes to instill a deeper comfort about an often-taboo topic. “This class has opened up so many conversations I otherwise might not have had with students,” said Lerum. “Some of our classes and office hours have been emotional, but this space and this course have also been restorative.

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Kari Lerum elected co-chair of the Seattle LGBTQ commission

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IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was recently elected co-chair of the Seattle LGBTQ commission. The commission’s mission is “to effectively address and present concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender citizens of Seattle to the Mayor, City Council, and all City Departments” and to recommend  “legislation, policy, programs and budget items to the Mayor, City Council and City departments.”

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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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Kari Lerum presents at Seattle City Council & The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies (UW)

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IAS faculty member and Seattle LGBTQ commissioner Kari Lerum recently presented the commission’s 2 year work plan to the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic committee of the Seattle City Council. The video footage of Lerum along with two other LGBTQ commissioners can be seen starting at minute 54.

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“An interview with Kari Lerum” published in Sex Matters: The Sexuality & Society Reader

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An interview with IAS faculty member Kari Lerum is featured in the 2019 edition of Sex Matters: The Sexuality & Society Reader. The edited volume spotlights 10 leading researchers in the field of sexuality studies. Lerum is interviewed on her research trajectory and philosophy regarding commercial sex.

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