Articles from April 2021

IS Senior Lexy Winecke Presents Her Honors Thesis at ESURF

Congratulations to IS senior Lexy Winecke on presenting her research at ESURF. Lexy worked with Dr. Kathleen Newman (Spanish & Portuguese) on her honors thesis "Feminist Activism and the Legalization of Abortion in Argentina."

International Studies Student Holly Harris Chosen as Emerging Leader by Global Ties U.S.

International Studies student Holly Harris was chosen to be an Emerging Leader by Global Ties U.S. which is a a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. This incredible honor allowed Holly to learn and discuss problems affecting the international field during a national meeting with other organizations, U.S. government agencies, and leaders in the international exchange field. Holly was able to apply for this position as a Program Coordinator at CIVIC.

International Studies Advisory Board Member Yasmine Ramadan interviewed: "A Revolution against Realism: A Talk with Yasmine Ramadan"

First published in 2019, Yasmine Ramadan’s Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction explores how aesthetic landscapes were transformed by Egyptian writers of the 60s generation. Why did this literary generation cause a marked shift in the representation of rural, urban, and exilic spaces? In this interview, we talk about the journey to writing and publishing Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction?

IS Major Claire Player honored with the Kristen K. Lippke Scholarship

International Studies Student Claire Player was awarded the Kristen K. Lippke Scholarship at the University of Iowa’s annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women on April 7, 2021. Claire was one of 13 students recognized with scholarships to honor their work and commitment to women’s issues, diversity, and social activism.

In Memory of Senéad Short

With great sorrow, we share the loss of International Studies alum, Senéad Short. She touched many of our lives in the International Studies Program and she will be greatly missed.