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Maryam Griffin’s book reviewed in Public Books

Maryam Griffin’s book, Vehicles of Decolonization: Public Transit in the Palestinian West Bank (Temple University Press, 2021) has been reviewed by Dr. Eman Ghanayem for Public Books. Dr. Ghanayem wrote about the book alongside three other recent monographs that approach Palestine through the lens of indigeneity, movement/crossing, and land. About Griffin’s book, Ghanayem writes, “...

December 5, 2023

Jin-Kyu Jung and Ted Hiebert publish “Mapping Haunted Data: Creative Geographic Visualization”

IAS faculty members Jin-Kyu Jung and Ted Hiebert published the article Mapping Haunted Data: Creative Geographic Visualization in Livingmaps Review. The article emphasizes forms of visualization and mapping that preserve, represent, and generate more authentic, contextual, and nuanced meanings of space and the people that inhabit space—using specifically artistic and humanistic perspectives and approaches. This...

November 28, 2023

Joe Ferrare discusses social capital and higher education in podcast

Joe Ferrare, associate professor in IAS, was recently interviewed in a podcast by Julia Freeland Fisher about the importance of social capital in higher education. During the interview, Ferrare discusses his research that has shown the ways in which universities serve as brokers of crucial relationships that can have a lasting impact on students’ social...

October 12, 2023

Yolanda Padilla co-edits volume featuring Latina feminist archival research

IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla has edited with Montse Feu of Sam Houston State University Latina Histories and Cultures: Feminist Readings and Recoveries of Archival Knowledge. This collection of scholarly essays introduces new research on Latina histories and cultures from the mid-nineteenth century to 1980. Examining a wide range of source materials, including personal and...

October 10, 2023

Joe Ferrare publishes review of national charter school study

Joe Ferrare, associate professor in IAS, was invited by the National Education Policy Center to publish a review of a major new charter school study conducted by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University. The latter study made national headlines over the summer for its findings that students in charter schools across...

September 12, 2023

MFA alumni Amy Hirayama and Emily Mundy teach workshops in somatic exploration

MFA alumni Emily Mundy (MFA '22) and Amy Hirayama (MFA '22) brought together attendees of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle to explore writing as an embodied process.

June 29, 2023

MFA Alum Troy Landrum Jr. Selected as Wa Na Wari Fellow

Troy Landrum Jr. (MFA ‘21) joins the 2023 cohort of The Seattle Black Spatial Histories Institute, a community story training program that brings together community-based projects with Black oral historians from around the country “to learn and explore the ethics, techniques, best practices, tensions, and dilemmas of community-based oral history and Black memory work.”

June 22, 2023