February 2021

Meet an IAS Staff Member: Denise Pike

Denise Pike
Project Manager
Minnesota Transform: A Just University for Just Futures


I am so thrilled to join the Minnesota Transform team as project manager. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Urban Studies and a Master’s in Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH). I bring to the initiative a background in public history focused racial justice projects adjacent to the University.

IAS Reads: February 2021

This month, we’re reading up for events featuring two books—one on how we can reshape the University to work more thoughtfully with the greater public (Generous Thinking), and another on the ongoing resistance and reclamation of Indigenous peoplehood and identity (Translated Nation). Please join us for these events, or read along with us!


FAWK This Shit: A “Performance” and Conversation with Asian Women Who are Over It


May Lee-Yang
Saymoukda Vonsay
Naomi Ko

Join May, Saymoukda, and Naomi as they talk about how they use comedy and humor to disarm, attack, and unpack the sh*t of the world. Plus a roundtable conversation with Professor Maggie Hennefeld (Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature).