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Students in “Mapping Communities” course present work at Redmond City Hall

Mapping Communities class at Redmond City Hall

Students in IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung’s “Mapping Communities” course conducted various community mapping projects and presented their works in the Council Chambers room at the Redmond City Hall on June 1.  “Mapping Communities” is a community-based learning and research (CBLR) course that explores new possibilities of dramatic advancement of popularized digital data and mapping technologies, such as Google My Maps, Geographic Webs, StoryMaps, and Collector App. It provides ...

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Jin-Kyu Jung co-authors “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets"

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung co-authored a new book chapter with Jungyeop Shin, “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets: Reading and Mapping Tweet Contexts on Marijuana Legalization and Same-Sex Marriage in Seattle, Washington.”  The chapter, which appears in Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research, presents a new way of reflecting on various epistemologies, ontologies, and methodologies of geographic analysis of big data.  It allows us to ...

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Jin-Kyu Jung publishes three new papers

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung returns from sabbatical, having published 3 papers.  The first is “Mapping Communities: Geographic and Interdisciplinary Community-Based Learning and Research,” in Professional Geographers. The article reflects on Jung’s teaching of a community-based learning and research course, BIS352 Mapping Communities, and highlights the role of geography in promoting community engagement, and ...

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IAS faculty members receive support from the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities

Seven IAS faculty members received support from the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities in its fall 2017 funding round.  Naomi Bragin will be a Society of Scholars fellow in 2018-19, enabling her to work on her book manuscript, “Black Power of Hip-Hop Dance: On Kinethic Politics.”  Ron Krabill and Ben Gardner are teaming up with Anu Taranath on a project focused on “Pedagogies of Reciprocity: The Politics of International Education.”  Two ...

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Santiago Lopez has three new publications on climate and land use

IAS faculty members Santiago Lopez and Jin-Kyu Jung published “A hybrid-epistemological approach to climate change research: Linking scientific and smallholder knowledge systems in the Ecuadorian Andes” in the journal Anthropocene. Lopez also published “The socio-ecological systems of southeastern Ecuador: Processes and patterns of land use change,” in Nature and Society: Socio-Ecological perspectives on Global Changes in Latin America. Finally, Lopez and IAS alum, Christopher Wright and Paulette Costanza, published “Environmental change in the equatorial Andes: Linking climate, land use, and land cover transformations” in the journal Remote Sensing Applications: Environment and Society

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