Melanie Malone announced as Presidential Plenary Speaker for AAG 2024

IAS faculty member Melanie Malone will be one of the featured Presidential Plenary speakers at the Annual Association of American Geographers Conference 2024. She will be speaking about reciprocal community research and soil contamination. For more information, see the special events announcement and the session information.

February 1, 2024

Santiago Lopez’s research is cited in Grist

Santiago Lopez’s was interviewed by Grist Magazine and his work on tropical deforestation cited in the article entitled “In the Ecuadorian Amazon, oil threatens decades of Indigenous-led conservation“. The article was co-published by Grist and InfoAmazonia and is part of The Human Cost of Conservation, a Grist series on Indigenous rights and protected areas.

February 1, 2024

Santiago Lopez received a Global Innovation Fund Award

Santiago Lopez receives a Global Innovation Fund Award to support the implementation of a new program entitled ” Global Connections and Engagements Through Geotechnical Applications”. The program is a collaboration between IAS, the Department of Applied Math at UW Seattle, and the Polytechnic Salesian University in Quito, Ecuador. The funding will support a study abroad...

February 1, 2024

Julie Shayne presents at the annual winter Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) meeting

Dr. Julie Shayne, Teaching Professor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Global Studies attended this year’s winter SWS conference “Queering SWS: Seeking Radical Inclusion in a Complex World.” Shayne moderated a panel titled “Feminist Responses to Gender-Based Violence in Transnational Perspective,” organized by her longtime collaborator Dr. Barbara Sutton from the University at Albany,...

February 1, 2024

Melanie Malone featured in “Advancements with Ted Danson”

IAS faculty member Melanie Malone was featured in a segment on Agroecology in the educational series “Advancements with Ted Danson”. In the segment, Melanie speaks about sustainable agriculture, contamination, and environmental justice concerns surrounding agriculture. Select the Agroecology segment to see the interview.

January 25, 2024

New Publication and Public Readings

Jeanne Heuving recently published her three volume book, INDIGO ANGEL, with Black Square Editions. In its three meditations—MOOD INDIGO, BRILLIANT CORNERS and AIR TIME–INDIGO ANGEL takes its lead from different jazz modalities as these ray out into other arts, the natural world and human history. In serial prose and poetry septets that begin again and...

January 25, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson and California High School Students Channel Climate Anxiety into Climate Justice Solutions

To help students overcome hopelessness around climate change by focusing on justice-oriented action, Jennifer Atkinson has partnered with Northwood High School in Irvine, CA to guide students through the emotional rollercoaster of their environmental curriculum. Last fall, Atkinson worked with 70 students in Northwood High School’s “Interdisciplinary Climate Exploration” class to provide readings, hands-on classroom...

January 11, 2024

Becca Price and co-authors publish a feature in CBE-Life Sciences Education

Professor Becca Price and co-authors publish ‘Annotations of LSE Research: Enhancing Accessibility and Promoting High Quality Biology Education Research‘ a feature about the annotations of articles that she and her colleagues publish on the website for the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education. The feature reviews the 10 articles that have been annotated thus far, exploring how...

January 11, 2024

Shannon Cram’s Unmaking the Bomb named one of the Best Books of 2023 by Kirkus Reviews

Shannon Cram’s new book, Unmaking the Bomb: Environmental Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility, was named one of the ‘Best Books of 2023‘ by Kirkus Reviews. Unmaking the Bomb investigates the politics of waste, exposure, and cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a former weapons complex in Washington State. Once the heart of American plutonium...

December 19, 2023