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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Comparative Ethnic Studies

Dr. Gordillo awarded fellowship

Dr. Luz María Gordillo was awarded a 2016–2017 Library Resident Research Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society. This short-term residential fellowship supports scholarly research in the collections of the APS, a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.

Drs. King, Thoma named Fulbright Scholars

Dr. C. Richard King, professor in CCGRS, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for his project “The Cultural Politics of Difference: Articulating Race, Culture, and Nation in Contemporary Austria.” The fellowship will be hosted by the Karl Franzens University Graz, where he will teach two courses in cultural studies and begin a new research project on ethnic, racial, and religious difference in light of the recent wave of refugees and ongoing concerns about terror and security.

Dr. Pamela Thoma, associate professor in CCGRS, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for her project “Gender and Citizenship in Asian American Literature and Culture.” The fellowship … » More …

New “Sport in American History” blog post from Jorge Moraga

Jorge E. Moraga has published “Remembering Super Bowl 50 through a Mestiz@ Sport Consciousness” on the Sport in American History blog.

Remembering Super Bowl 50 through a Mestiz@ Sport Consciousness

On Saturday February 6, comedian Conan O’Brien commenced Super Bowl 50 by hosting the 5th annual NFL Honors. From introducing the evening’s purpose to be just like the Oscars, ‘if the Oscars nominated black people’, to later reviewing one of the ‘greatest plays’ of the 2015 regular season (when the entire St. Louis Rams franchise relocated to Los Angeles), O’Brien’s 11:02 opening monologue was a humorous, yet necessary critique to the permeation of raced and classed politics … » More …

New “Mujeres Talk” blog post from Dr. Lugo-Lugo

Dr. Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo has published “Some of my Students are Leprechauns (Or Why it is Difficult for White College Students to Understand that Racism is still a Big Deal)” on the Mujeres Talk blog.

Teaching Introduction to Ethnic Studies and the Art of Asking Questions

I hate surprises in the classroom. I appreciate the potential of surprises in life. The promise they sometimes carry with them. The ability to keep me on my toes, so to speak. But to be clear, I hate surprises in the classroom. Especially when I teach lower division courses. When I teach Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies in particular, … » More …

News from Dr. Jenifer Barclay

Dr. Jenifer Barclay was awarded an External Mentor Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to work with historian and psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Metzl, director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University and author of The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease. Over the next year, Metzl will provide mentoring and work closely with Barclay on an in-progress article, “Pity and Privilege: Race and the Rhetoric of Disability from Ida B. Wells to Dylann Roof.” He will also visit WSU in the fall to give a talk for CCGRS, open to the university community.

She was also awarded an … » More …

Professor’s forthcoming book to address D.C. football team

king_cover_2016C. Richard King‘s new book examining the controversy over the Washington, D.C., professional football team’s mascot will be published in March 2016 by University of Nebraska Press.

From the book description:

Redskins: Insult and Brand examines how the ongoing struggle over the team name raises important questions about how white Americans perceive American Indians, about the cultural power of consumer brands, and about continuing obstacles to inclusion and equality. C. Richard King examines the history of the team’s name, the evolution of the term “redskin,” … » More …