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Unveiling the Ancient in the Modern: A historical examination of gender, nationalism, and Pharaonism in selected works by Mahmoud Mohktar, in the 1920s, and Muhammad Nagi, in 1922 and 1937
The nationalist movement in Egypt of the late 19th century and early 20th century introduced ancient history into everyday discourse through public displays of monumental sculpture and art. These works brought Pharaonic themes into contact with another major issue of the time, the "woman question" or early Egyptian feminism. ...
Why Delridge? Narratives of Neighborhood Fragility and Economic Liability in Seattle
This paper examines the contradictions of neighborhood level visions of development in Delridge, Seattle contradictions — how they work discursively to produce a geographic imaginary of Delridge that molds itself to the ontology and epistemology of urbanism under neoliberalism while still subject to the ‘actually existing ...
How Language Use Indicates Acculturation and Enculturation Processes of Native Japanese and Japanese Americans: Examples from the 1946 Issues of Hokubei Hochi
My research examines literature on immigrant adaptation processes, and how language use in the 1946 Hokubei Hochi, Japanese immigrant newspaper in Seattle, indicates the dialogue of acculturation and enculturation in the Japanese American community and in Japan. I analyzed four issues from the 1946 Hokubei Hochi newspaper ...
White Demon Sophistry: the Gates Foundation's Control over the Production of Knowledge of Women of the Global South
In this paper I conduct a discourse analysis of the Development paradigm to understand how aid workers control the production of knowledge around women of the Global South. In exploring how the development apparatus depicts women, I analyze the representations of women in real marketing materials from the Seattle-based NGO, ...
Bollywood Images: The illusions and realities of arranged marriages, weddings, dowries, and attitudes toward the girl child in the lives of women in India.
My intent is to explore three Bollywood films and the depictions of Indian life that they offer, especially as they relate to attitudes toward women and girls. The ideals held up within each film will be discussed side by side with the images that each presents, then compared and contrasted with the current realities of life ...
Neighborhood and Nation in Neoliberal Times: Urban Upheaval, Resistance, and National Identity in Buenos Aires, Argentina
In the wake of the devastating Argentine economic crisis of 2001, Buenos Aires has undergone one of the largest real estate booms in the city’s history – a boom that is fundamentally reconfiguring the urban landscape. In the midst of a whirlwind of urban development, several self-identified middle-class neighborhood activist ...
The Failures of Consent: How the (En)gendering of Sexual Scripts and Desire within Consensual Sex Preserves Rape Culture within the University
The epidemic of sexual assault on American university campuses that was first acknowledged by Mary P. Koss in 1987 has resulted in the centering of consent as a key way of distinguishing between acceptable, normal sex and unacceptable, punishable sex. Unfortunately, various experiences of sex that fit within the acceptable, ...
How to be a Good Ally: a Guide to Dismantling Colorblindness, White Normativity and Everyday Racism without Erasing Oppressed Voices
(University of Washington Libraries, 2015)
In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and increasing racialized police brutality, I have encountered many friends and colleagues who feel too paralyzed to talk about racial inequality, or engage in problematic ways. The question arises: how does one speak speak out against discrimination without erasing oppressed voices? ...
A Musical Collaboration: the Orchestras of Auschwitz
(University of Washington Libraries, 2015)
In the historiography of the Holocaust, the subject of music is often disregarded in favor of politics, and when it is mentioned it is done so in passing. This paper seeks to understand how Nazis used music as a tool to degrade prisoners and, focusing on Auschwitz, how in one case prisoners used that music as a source of ...
Morphological integration of foreign elements in Russian: a comparison of bilingual speakers in Lithuania and Estonia
This study analyzes and compares languge contact relations between Russian and Estonian and Lithuanian. The author examines acoustic and phonological cues which may play a role in a speaker's use of foreign words and morphemes.