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Morgan Mentzer advances queer and trans rights

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Morgan Mentzer is co-founder and executive director of Lavender Rights Project, whose mission is to advance a “more just and equitable society by providing low-cost civil legal services and community programming centered in values of social justice for trans and queer low-income people and other marginalized communities.” Last spring Mentzer and Lavender Rights Project (LRP) collaborated with students in Julie Shayne’s “Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality” course to chronicle the organization’s history as part of the ...

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Min Tang publishes Tencent: The Political Economy of China’s Surging Internet Giant

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IAS faculty member Min Tang has published Tencent: The Political Economy of China’s Surging Internet Giant. The book, as part of Routledge's Global Media Giants Series, examines the history and expansion strategies of the China-based leading global Internet giant, Tencent, and illuminates its emergence as a joint creation of the Chinese state and ...

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Dan Berger on recent activism in Puerto Rico

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published two op-eds on the recent demonstrations that forced Puerto Rico's governor to resign. In the Washington Post Berger and historian Carly Goodman write that the protests build upon a long history of activism that might inspire people in the US as well. "For years, Puerto Ricans have been organizing in opposition to U.S.-backed austerity policies supported by ...

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Laura Halpin credits interdisciplinary education for her success as international policy consultant

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IAS Early Grad Laura Halpin (’93) enrolled at UW Bothell with set her sights on an international career.  Today she draws heavily from her Liberal Studies foundation to address complex social policy issues as a development consultant and lecturer to European institutions. “No matter which courses I took,” she recalls, “we were always discussing across disciplines ways in which to achieve social justice and effect ethical change. I’ve built it in to everything I do to this day.” 

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Cultural Studies Graduate Student Berette Macaulay Recognized for Research on Embodied Memory & Identity in Black Diaspora

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Multidisciplinary artist, writer, and Cultural Studies graduate student Berette Macaulay has received a number of honors recognizing her scholarship recently. She was selected to present her capstone research titled “Embodied Witness” at the Tilting Axis conference on “Beyond Trend: Decolonisation and Art Criticism.” The conference was held at the Memorial ACTe Museum in Guadeloupe in June 2019.  Her participation was supported by travel grants from the School of IAS and the Graduate School. Macaulay also ...

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