Week of March 5, 2018


Aseem Prakash is the recipient of the International Studies Association’s 2018 James N. Rosenau Award for the “scholar who has made the most important contributions to globalization studies.” He will receive this award at the 59th annual convention of the ISA in San Francisco, April 2018.

Aseem Prakash is also the recipient of the European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance's 2018 Regulatory Studies Development Award that recognizes a senior scholar who has made notable “contributions to the field of regulatory governance". He will receive this award at the Seventh Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2018. At this conference, he will also serve as the keynote speaker and present on "Nonprofit Governance Failure: Why Principled Actors behave in Unprincipled Ways."

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. 2018. "The Bridge To Nowhere – not in Alaska but in lovely Edmonds." Edmonds News, February 23, 2018, http://myedmondsnews.com/2018/02/commentary-bridge-nowhere-not-alaska-lovely-edmonds/

Gill, Anthony. 2018. "An Economic and Pedagogical Defense of Gratuities." The Journal of Private Enterprise 33(1): 79-102.  This article is free to download at:  http://journal.apee.org/index.php/Category:Spring_2018.

Hind Ahmed Zaki very successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on March 1, 2018. The dissertation title is: "In the Shadow of the State: Gender Contestation and Legal Mobilization in the Context of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia."   Hind's supervisory committee -- Michael McCann and Joel Migdal, co-chairs, and Ellis Goldberg (in a very important role) -- praised the dissertation as an extraordinary and original piece of empirical research based on five years of fieldwork, and the analysis constructed around a tight, compelling comparative historical narrative regarding women's rights movements in two states with very different legal structures and policy approaches to gender issues.   The committee members plan to nominate the dissertation for multiple awards.  Congratulations, Hind!!

Associate Professor Megan Ming Francis has been awarded a two-month Democracy Fellowship in Germany.  This fellowship is part of the joint project "Anxieties of Democracy in Europe and Northern America" funded by the German Research Foundation and co-sponsored by the Social Sciences Research Council’s (SSRC’s) "Anxieties of Democracy" program. Starting April 25th, Dr. Francis will be a fellow in the Dynamics of Security Institute at the University of Giessen, which is outside of Frankfurt.  She will be working on a paper about the growth and workings of the surveillance state.

Michael McCann recently published "Listening for the Songs of Others: Insiders, Outsiders, and the Legal Marginalization of the Racialized Working Class in America," in Mary Nell Trautner, ed, Insiders, Outsiders, injuries, and Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

 Michael McCann co-edited, with Anne Bloom and David Engel, the recently released Injury and Injustice: The Cultural Politics of Harm and Redress (Cambridge University Press, 2018).   McCann was the lead author on the long introductory chapter.  Co-Editor Anne Bloom graduated from the UW Political Science Department Ph.D. program in 2001, supervised by co-chairs McCann and Stuart Scheingold, after working as staff attorney for the very prominent national public interest law firm, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. She worked as Assistant Professor at Occidental College and then Professor as well as Associate Dean at McGeorge Law School.  She is currently Executive Director of the Civil Justice Research Institute jointly at UC Irvine and UC Berkeley. 


Political Science Winter Faculty Panel: Professors Chris Parker (Professor, Political Science, UW) and Jonas Linde (Professor, Political Science, U of Bergen and visiting scholar at the UW), “Has Trumpism Gone Global?” Tuesday, March 6th from 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. Please visit our website for more details and to rsvp: https://goo.gl/FYGTDj


Winter Saturday University Individual Lecture: Lucinda Ramberg (Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University), “’We Were Always Buddhist:’ Caste Emancipation and Sexual Politics in South India.” Saturday, March 3rd from 10-11:30am at Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium. $5 for SAM members and $10 general admission. Held in partnership with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and the Elliott Bay Book Company.

The Center for Human Rights Panel: La Rond Baker (former ACLU Staff Attorney), Maru Mora (Latino Advocacy), and Megan Ybarra (Associate Professor of UW Geography), "Immigrant Rights and the Northwest Detention Center." Monday, March 5, 10:30-12pm in the HUB, Room 337. Co-sponsors include: Jackson School of International Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

West Coast Poverty Center: Scott Allard (Professor, Evans School, UW), "The Spatial Context of Food Security, Assistance, and Shopping: When Might Access Matter and Why?" Monday, March 5, 12:30-2pm in the Social Work Building, Room 305A.

Jackson School Lecture: Kang Dongkook (Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University), "Rethinking Tradition and Modernity in East Asian Political Thought: The Functions of Spheres of Thought in Modern Korea." Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-5pm in Communications, Room 226.

African Studies Program: Catherine Burns (Professor, History, Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender, University of Pretoria), "Histories of Breastfeeding in South Africa: Political Economies, Materialities, and Intimacies." Thursday, March 8, 3:30-4:30pm in Communications 226. Co-sponsors: Simpson Center and the Nancy K. Ketcham Endowment.

Simpson Center: Amanda Huron (Professor, interdisciplinary social sciences in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of the District of Columbia), "Carving Out the Urban Commons: Roundtable Discussion." Tuesday, March 13, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202. Co-sponsors: UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and UW Seattle Geography. For further details, please contact Christian Anderson at cmander@uw.edu.