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Feminism in China: Risky, But Rising

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Ms. Magazine. “This summer I taught a course on American education policy at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China, with 55 undergraduates, mostly women, who were smart…
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Saving Iraqis the US left behind

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Al Jazeera America. “After the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, Hakim, a 49-year-old Sunni Iraqi, helped the U.S. and NATO forces by serving as a guide in…
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Immigration surge or refugee crisis?

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Faithstreet. “In the past seven months, some 47,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern United States border, fleeing an epidemic of gang violence and poverty in their…
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Racism 101: Let’s Talk About Diversity and Prejudice in America’s Public Schools

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Pacific Standard. “The NBA did the right thing in punishing Donald Sterling with a lifetime NBA ban and a $2.5 million fine. Perhaps this will inspire more…
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We need federal, not state, gun policy

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by CNN. “Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million of his own money to build a state-by-state grass-roots network focused on stemming the tide…
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Why So Many Children of Immigrants Are Going Hungry

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Pacific Standard. “Last Tuesday, University of Arizona student and U.S. citizen Cynthia Diaz started a hunger strike with three other immigration activists outside the White House…
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The right way to help minority boys

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Reuters. “The Obama administration recently hosted one of several conference calls with men of color as part of My Brother’s Keeper, a new five-year, $200-million White House…
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Stop performing random acts of kindness

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Earlier this month as I walked across the University of Arizona campus to my office, I saw a young woman holding a sign: ‘free…
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In the war on poverty, don’t forget refugees

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “It is 4:30 a.m. on a snowy Tuesday in December in upstate New York. Bishnu slides into the back seat of an '83 Toyota…
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Ethnography as a radical activity

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Anthropology Teachers College. “My curiosity to unwind tangles and make complexities visible—to reveal inequities and marginalized individuals and groups of people—and to tell their stories with integrity…
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