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Ericka Weathers builds education policy career as faculty member at Penn State

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Last year M.A. in Policy Studies alum Ericka Weathers joined Penn State as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies. Education policy wasn’t always Weathers’ long-term goal. After graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology from Hampton University in Virginia, she moved to Seattle for a research position with the University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP) where she ...

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Shannon Cram publishes flash prose: "Mastectomy: Instructions Before Surgery"

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram published a flash prose piece entitled "Mastectomy: Instructions Before Surgery" in the latest issue of Fugue (Issue 56).  This short creative nonfiction essay adopts the language of a how-to-guide, annotating the pre-operative instructions she received before her own mastectomy.  Cram's current book ...

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Katherine Voyles reviews books about the Trump-Russia scandal

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IAS faculty member Katherine Voyles reviewed seven books about the Trump-Russia scandal for Public Books in a piece called “America Learns What Russia Knew.” The review looks at each volume in turn to place all seven in context by emphasizing their power to shape confusing individual events into a recognizable pattern. Voyles underscores the limits of that shaping power by situating the books between ...

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Scott Kurashige invited to speak at multiple events across the country

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IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige was the invited Keynote Speaker for “A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity,” a symposium held at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2018.  He was an invited speaker for the Presidential Session “Dictatorship or Democracy? Thinking though the Global Authoritarian Turn” at the American Studies Association Conference in Atlanta on November 9, 2018. He ...

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A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger, M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Magdalena Donea, and UW Bothell Librarians Denise Hattwig and Dani Rowland publish an article in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. The article, "A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment," describes their collective work on the Washington Prison History Project, a digital archive of ...

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