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2017 retrospective

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2017 year in review Pauline Park 2017 may have been a disastrous year for the country, with the election of Donald Trump, but for me personally, it was a year of progress and growth. Trump’s election and new administration dominated the news throughout 2017, but happily, neither had any direct impact on my life. Activism […]

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Steven Salaita and the Quagmire of Academic Freedom (NYT, 10.2.14)

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Steven Salaita and the Quagmire of Academic Freedom BY JAKE FLANAGIN New York Times OCTOBER 2, 2014 11:49 AM Op-Talk Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune, via Getty Images  Steven G. Salaita says the University of Illinois destroyed his career. The Palestinian-American professor was invited to teach in the university’s American Indian studies program earlier this year, but the […]

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DNC follies: a Latino, a Muslim & a transgendered Zionist enter a room…

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DNC follies: a Latino, a Muslim & a transgendered Zionist enter a room… Babs Casbar Siperstein’s expulsion from the Democratic National Committee is a tale told of an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying something, though what precisely requires considerable explanation. Babs Siperstein has been described as ‘the highest-ranking trans person in Democratic Party’ […]

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Europe 2017: Norway Iceland Spain

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Europe 2017: Norway Iceland Spain I spent five weeks in Europe in 2017, two in Norway, two in Spain and one in Iceland; it was the longest trip of my life, exceeding even the four weeks I spent in Korea in June and July 2015; these are some of my photos of the trip and […]

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Norrøn sjamanisme og seiðr: profeten taler

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Norrøn sjamanisme og seiðr: profeten taler Pauline Park Jeg vil gjerne snakke om Norge før kristendommen – vikingenes Norge. Jeg vil gjerne beskrive vikingenes verden – den hedenske åndeligheten som var kulturen i Norge før Olav Tryggvason ble konge fra 995-1000 og tvang nordmenn til å konvertere  til kristendommen. Før Olav ble konge var Norge et hedensk land og tok del […]

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GID & the pathologization of transgender identity

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GID & the pathologization of transgender identity Pauline Park, Ph.D. On a beautifully sunny day in April 2004, I joined half a dozen members of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) at the Manhattan offices of “Details,” a men’s magazine that had published an offensive feature entitled “Gay or Asian?” […]