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News from Jorge Moraga

Congratulations to Jorge Moraga (Ph.D. candidate, American studies), who has received a Diversity in Sport and Physical Activity Student Grant from the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport. His supported work is entitled “Surveying the Afro-Latina/o Presence at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through a Critical Cultural Perspective and Syntactic Analysis.”

News from Jorge E. Moraga

This past summer, Jorge E. Moraga (Ph.D. candidate, American studies) received a Smithsonian Institution Fellowship. As a graduate fellow for the Latino Museum Studies Program, he conducted archival research to an upcoming exhibit titled “Many Voices, One Nation” housed in the Division of Home and Community Life at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). He also presented a chapter of his dissertation as part of the NMAH Tuesday Colloquium series. His talk was titled “Striking Out Legacies, Stealing Home Memories: The Cultural Politics of Remembering Peloteros in Major League Baseball.”

Spring 2015 News Review

Dr. Pamela Thoma has been awarded an Edward R. Meyer Project Grant by the WSU College of Arts and Sciences.
Lucia Soriano, Ruben Zecena, Sophia Stephens, and Angie Winkle have been awarded scholarships by the WSU College of Arts and Sciences. Zecena was also awarded a Gabriel Cardenas Scholarship.
Dr. C. Richard King has been named a WSU Humanities Fellow for the 2015–2016 academic year.
The following CCGRS students and faculty will present papers at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference, held April 1–4 in New Orleans:

Dr. Michael Johnson (instructor) will present “Familial Arrhythmias in the Reynolds … » More …

Fall 2014 News Review

Dr. Pamela Thoma gave an invited presentation in Tokyo, Japan, this past November as part of Sophia University’s Open Research Weeks 2014. Sophia’s Institute of American and Canadian Studies sponsored Dr. Thoma’s lecture, “Mutating Figures in Postfeminist North American Chick Culture:  Pregnant Teens, Tiger Mothers, and Orphan Clones,” and also invited Dr. Niels Bjerre-Poulsen of the University of Southern Denmark to comment. The lecture examined a post-millennial shift in postfeminist popular culture from a focus on the single career woman, primarily concerned with caring for herself, to the working mother, primarily concerned with caring for others. It included analysis of neoliberal conditions that are … » More …

Spring 2014 News Review

Ph.D. candidate Darrell S. Hogge‘s paper “Journey to Inclusion,” about repatriating returning Native American students to the plateau reservations, was presented at the Pacific Northwest American Studies Conference, held at Central Washington University April 17–19, 2014.
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Heidenreich for receiving the President’s Award for Mentoring Student Leaders.
Dr. Pamela Thoma presented a paper in April at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference (35th anniversary) in San Francisco entitled “Academia’s Next Top Model: Asian American Studies in the Neoliberal University.” Also in April, she presented “The Cautionary Tale and the Makeover Narrative on ‘Quality TV’: Girls, Anti-Work, and Managing the … » More …

Fall 2013 News Review

Drs. David Leonard and Pamela Thoma participated in the American Studies Association’s annual meeting, held November 21–24 in Washington, D.C. Leonard chaired the session “Party Like It’s 1899: Racial Play in the Neoliberal University,” and Thoma chaired and commented on the session “Immigrant Matters.” In addition, Ph.D. student Annita Lucchesi‘s paper “They Are Still Taking: Mapping Reiterative Violence and Northern California’s Gold Rush” was presented in the session “Indigenous and Critical Settler Cartographies: Mapping Labor and Debt in Public Spaces of Dissent.”
The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Race, … » More …

Fall 2012 News Review

Dr. David J. Leonard is now the new chair of the Critical Culture Gender and Race Studies. Also, Lisa Guerrero became the new director for the Program in American Studies.
Dr. Karsten Fitz, professor of American studies from University of Passau, Germany, held a talk on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. in Todd Hall 230 about German cultural perceptions of “Indians” in fiction and film. Dr. Fitz is highly regarded internationally as a scholar of American studies and German-American studies.
Dr. Richard King presented the year’s first Common Reading Tuesday, August 28, in Todd 116. He discussed race, racism, … » More …