Affiliated Centers: WISER is now WISIR

WISIR

The Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Sexuality (WISER) has been rebooted as the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR). This change has been made to broaden the institute’s study of inequality: In addition to the study of race, ethnicity, and sexuality as axes of inequality, the new leadership of the institute also wants economic class to figure into the programming more prominently. Pursuant to that, Professors Mark Smith and Rebecca Thorpe -- two keen students of business, politics, economic rhetoric, and American political economy – have joined the WISIR Executive Committee. The Executive Committee now consists of Prof. Jack Turner, Prof. Christopher Parker, Prof. Megan Ming Francis, Prof. Mark Smith, and Prof. Rebecca Thorpe from UW Seattle’s Political Science Department as well as Prof. Daniel Berger from UW Bothell. Prof. Jack Turner serves as the director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR). To learn more about upcoming WISIR events, you can visit the institute’s recently relaunched website: http://depts.washington.edu/wisir/