News from the School of IAS

Category: Research and Creative Practice

Cedar Sigo and Simon Wolf new collaboration – Occasional Objects

MFA Visiting Writer & Alum, Cedar Sigo and Simon Wolf recently celebrated their new collaboration “Occasional Objects” at Common Area Maintenance. “The words stretched severely.” We arrived early to help Timothy set up the chairs, and to arrange them in a certain way, decide just where the mic would be. The small things like this...

February 29, 2024

Lauren Berliner publishes “When Contexts Collapse” which discusses collaborative, experimental models of media making that emerged during Covid 19 lockdowns and

Lauren Berliner recently published “When Contexts Collapse: How Ubiquitous Video Cameras in the Home During COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns Transformed Family Representation” in Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media. Utilizing interviews from a range of caregivers and teachers alongside textual analysis of circulating and non-circulating videos made by children during the COVID-19 quarantine, this article...

February 29, 2024

Rage and Feminist Resurgence

In a world marked by unprecedented mass mobilizations, what does feminist rage look like? This presentation explores how women in Argentina, Morocco, and South Korea are campaigning against the pandemic of femicide, sexual violence, moral policing, cyber exploitation, and extreme beauty standards. It looks at the ways in which, inspired by the belief in the...

February 29, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson’s book featured in the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America

Excerpts from Jennifer Atkinson’s forthcoming book, An Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators: How to Teach in a Burning World, were published in the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America (CPA-NA). Atkinson worked with Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray to co-edit this new field guide for teaching on climate injustice and building resilience in an age...

February 29, 2024

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

Jin-Kyu Jung co-edited a special issue in Urban Planning journal

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung co-edited the thematic issue for Urban Planning, “Smart Engagement with Citizens: Integrating “the Smart” into Inclusive Public Participation and Community Planning,” with Jung Eun Kang at the Pusan National University in Korea.

May 2, 2023