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PhD candidate Larsen interview on KCRG

Friday, January 27, 2023
American Studies PhD candidate Peter Larsen, who is also a practicing attorney, was interviewed by KCRG on January 26 about the effects of HF 2. Iowa HF2 is a bill for an act relating to public contracts, public fund investing, and lending practices with certain companies that engage in economic boycotts based on environmental, social, or governance criteria, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

View the story here: https://www.kcrg.com/2023/01/26/financial-boycott-bill-introduced-into-legislature/

PhD student article in the journal Science for the People

Monday, December 12, 2022
American studies PhD students Glenn Houlihan and John Tappen have an article regarding the critical interdisciplinary engagement with institutions, labor and culture article in the journal Science for the People.

https://magazine.scienceforthepeople.org/labor-special-issue/science-work-and-service-work/
This article will be released in full online in January 2023. You can access the full issue now in paperback or digital formats.

Larsen guest post on student loan forgiveness process

Monday, December 12, 2022
American studies doctoral candidate and practicing civil rights attorney Peter Larsen has a guest post in the Pitt Law Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice newsletter on the U.S. student loan forgiveness program. Find the post here https://www.civilrights.pitt.edu/racial-impact-and-rhetoric-student-loan-forgiveness-peter-larsen

The Department of American Studies acknowledges the university’s origins in land grants from the Ioway, Sioux and Pottowottami, Ho-Chunk, Meskwaki and Sauk peoples; we acknowledge that, like almost all property in the United States, university land has been obtained or extracted from indigenous people. While recognizing that these origins cannot change the past, the Department works to create a future where the past is thoroughly understood in support of human flourishing, democratic values, ethical action and social justice.

The University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty represents an official and public recognition that the institutions where we work and learn today are built on Native lands.