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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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Queer and Trans POC sex worker perspectives

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IAS faculty member Kari Lerum, in collaboration with the Seattle LGBTQ Commission,  the Seattle Commission for People with DisAbilities, SWOP-Seattle, and the Coalition for the Rights and Safety for People in the Sex Trade, led a public forum at Seattle City Hall featuring the voices of Queer and Trans POC in the sex industry. The event, which attracted approximately 70 community members, focused on the crisis caused by recent federal legislation (SESTA/FOSTA) on the lives of the minoritized ​...

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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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