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University of Washington's Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Sexuality

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November 13, 2007

The WISER Brown Bag Series on Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality for Fall 2007 was kicked off today by Chip Turner, Political Science. He presented his paper "Awakening to Race: Ralph Ellison and Democratic Individuality." As a reminder, all are invited to attend WISER Brown Bag talks and, of course, it is OK to bring your lunch. Brown Bag talks provide faculty and graduate students with an opportunity to present work at any point in the research process, from preliminary sketches to polished work. If you are interested in presenting your work at a WISER Brown Bag talk, please contact, Matt Barreto at mbarreto AT u DOT washington DOT edu

The WISER Fall Research Symposium took place on November 9, 2007 in the HUB (student union building) located on the University of Washington Campus. The principle organizer of the symposium, Dr. Matt Barreto, invited six presenters from various disciplines, including graduate students and faculty, to present their research in a conference-style format. The symposium was a great success, thanks to the hard work by presenters and discussants. Information on upcoming WISER Research Symposiums in the Winter and Spring will be posted on this website.

November 9, 2007

WISER Fall Research Symposium
HUB Room 309: 2:30 - 5:30pm
Reception to follow
Please see our Programs and Events webpage for additional information including presenters and paper titles.

November 1, 2007

WISER welcomes Hector Rodriguez from the UW Department of Health Sciences as an Affiliated Faculty member. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in research examining racial/ethnic disparities in health care quality. Please see the Faculty Bios page for more information.

September 22, 2007

WISER welcomes Chip Turner as an Affiliated Faculty member. Dr. Turner comes to WISER by way of his Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Political Science. Please see the Faculty Bios page for more information.

Also, WISER extends a welcome to Chris Parker. Although Dr. Parker was hired in 2005 to the UW Department of Political Science, he spent the 2005-2007 academic years at UC Berkeley as a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow.

October 10, 2006

Affiliated Faculty Recognitions

Laura Evans, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the Evans School of Public Affairs, received the 2006 Best Dissertation Award from the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. The award was announced in June and presented in September at that American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Naomi Murakawa, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is the recipient of the Law and Society Association Dissertation Prize. The Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to the dissertation that "best represents outstanding law and society scholarship." The award was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association this past July in Baltimore. Murakawa's dissertation is titled Electing to Punish: Congress, Race, and the American Criminal Justice State (Yale University, with Rogers Smith as the dissertation chair). Murakawa is also the recipient of the Best Dissertation Award from the Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, which was presented at the Annual meeting of the APSA in Philadelphia.

WISER Inaugural Reception

The University community is invited to the inaugural reception of WISER, a newly established interdisciplinary research institute. Guests will be given the opportunity to:
  • Meet affiliated faculty from departments and programs across campus.
  • Learn about the 2006-2007 WISER research agenda, scheduled public forums and brown bag series.
  • See the official WISER website.
Monday, October 16th from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the Petersen Room of the Suzzallo/Allen Library, 4th floor, Room 485