News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Diversity

Naomi Macalalad Bragin brings Waacking/Punking dance research to Paris

April 9 and 11, IAS faculty member Naomi Macalalad Bragin moderated a roundtable and gave a research talk on Waacking/Punking, a dance that derives from the first gay clubs of Los Angeles, California, during the Disco and Funk music era of the early 1970s. Her groundbreaking work highlights ...

April 12, 2022

Masahiro Sugano’s short film addressing anti-Asian violence awarded first place at The Artists Forum Juried Competition in New York City

In May 2021, IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano and his media lab Studio Revolt responded to a rise in anti-Asian violence with a short film titled “Listen Asshole” based on a poem by the spoken word duo Yellow Rage. The poem, originally written 20 years ago by Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh, sought to defy stereotypes that many people perpetuate about Asian Americans and ...

April 12, 2022

Julie Shayne presents paper at the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) annual Winter Conference

IAS faculty member Julie Shayne (she/her/hers) was invited by SWS president Dr. Roberta Villalón to be a featured guest on the panel “Celebrating Interdisciplinary Perspectives as Integral to Feminisms.” Her paper was called “Reflections from a Feminist Editor: Blending Sociological Analysis and Feminist Theory to Create Interdisciplinary Texts and Pedagogy.” In it, she argued ...

April 4, 2022

Julie Shayne: A literary lens on gender, race and power

The spirit of IAS faculty member Julie Shayne’s new class, The Power of Feminist Writing, is perhaps best captured in the words of Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani activist for female education, who said, “One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” ...

March 28, 2022

Kari Lerum: “Counter-cultured Girlhoods”

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was invited by the Henry Art Gallery to write a response to an exhibition of photographs and paintings (showing Feb. 4, 2022-May 29, 2022) entitled “Double Dare Ya: Burns, Kurland, & Ross-Ho.” As part of ...

February 11, 2022

Julie Shayne at “Gender and Resistance” book salon

IAS faculty member Julie Shayne participated in a book salon at the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meeting (virtual). Titled “Gender and Resistance,” participants in the salon discussed their books related to this theme. Shayne discussed ...

February 7, 2022