Projects tagged with 'politics'

The Politics of Storytelling in Island Imperial Formations

Javanese outrigger canoe, courtesy of Judith Henchy, Southeast Asia Collection, UW Libraries.

Politics of Storytelling is an essay collection that builds a theoretical language about the form and function of storytelling in the historical creation and recreation of modern island formations

Seattle’s Freeway Revolt: A Living Legacy of Civic Activism

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Seattle citizens joined together to oppose the construction and expansion of freeways that would have destroyed the heart of Seattle.

Access to Information as a Human Right

This conference with the UW Center for Human Rights examines access to information as a tool in securing truth, justice, and reparations for victims of crimes against humanity.

SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign History Project

The SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign History Project produces a digital web archive documenting the two successful historic struggles for a $15 minimum wage as well as continuing advocacy for better wages, sick pay, reduction

Psychoanalysis and Politics

The name of our graduate interest group (GIG) cribs from the Psychoanalyse et Politique group, one of the principal currents of the post-1968 French feminist movement. In its less dogmatic moments, the original Psychoanalyse et Politique group offered attempts at syntheses of feminist concerns with the insights of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalyses, Marxism, and (post)structuralism. 

Race Across the Disciplines

This collaboration explores the intellectual and political possibilities opened up by critical study of race across and beyond traditional academic disciplines.

Performing the Gap

This graduate study group fosters a critical examination of performance as a site for conceptualizing contemporary cultural practices, modernity, citizenship, and democracy via discussions among graduate students, faculty, community performers, an

WIRED: Critically Resisting, Reshaping and Engaging an Institution of Higher Education

This collaboration is working towards the creation of an edited volume comprised of theoretically rich and critically engaged chapters outlining, describing, and critiquing the experiences of women of color on the tenure track at the University of Washington.

Human Interactions and Normative Innovations

This research cluster aims to promote the study of different contexts in which normative ideals such as humanity (Salamanca School), rights and citizenship (European Enlightenment), and human rights (Critical Theory) have emerged. This initiative is part of a multi-year project involving colloquia, seminars, international exchanges, and other activities to be developed in partnership with the University of Frankfurt, Germany.

The Race/Knowledge Project: Crossdisciplinary and Community Collaborations as Anti-Racist Praxis

The Race Knowledge Project

The Race/Knowledge Project is dedicated to interrogating the contemporary status of race within what is increasingly understood as the global university and its intricate connections to our local communities.

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Preserving the Lessons of the Seattle-SeaTac $15 Wage Victories

Demonstrators carry signs and flags

A groundbreaking new digital archive preserves the history of two hard-fought minimum-wage campaigns.

The Show Goes On: Examining Socially Engaged Art with a Banned Guest

Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art

Celebrated curator Kitagawa Fram was denied entry to the US, allegedly over military protests, but a robust examination of his work went on anyway.

Prominent Japanese Artist Denied Entry to US for UW Art Conference

Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art

Artist and curator Fram Kitagawa has been denied a visa to speak at the University of Washington, allegedly due to his involvement in student protests in the 1960s. His keynote will go on as planned, with conference organizers reading his address, "Art in the Age of the Global Environment."

The Politics of Storytelling in Island Imperial Formations

Javanese outrigger canoe, courtesy of Judith Henchy, Southeast Asia Collection, UW Libraries.

Politics of Storytelling is an essay collection that builds a theoretical language about the form and function of storytelling in the historical creation and recreation of modern island formations

Seattle’s Freeway Revolt: A Living Legacy of Civic Activism

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Seattle citizens joined together to oppose the construction and expansion of freeways that would have destroyed the heart of Seattle.

Mapping American Radicalism with Historian James Gregory (Video)

Social movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter operate outside of electoral politics, a phenomenon Gregory is mapping through a groundbreaking digital project.

Access to Information as a Human Right

This conference with the UW Center for Human Rights examines access to information as a tool in securing truth, justice, and reparations for victims of crimes against humanity.

SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign History Project

The SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign History Project produces a digital web archive documenting the two successful historic struggles for a $15 minimum wage as well as continuing advocacy for better wages, sick pay, reduction

Rainer Forst Delivers Spring Katz Lecture on “Toleration and Democracy”

German philosopher and political theorist Rainer Forst speaks on questions of religious and racial intolerance.

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