Dr. Nishant Shahani’s latest article, “How to Survive the Whitewashing of AIDS: Global Pasts, Transnational Futures,” has been published in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Michigan State University Press, 3.1, Pgs. 1-33, 2016.
The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies held its spring semester Book Bash on April 14, 2016. Here are a few photos from the event!
The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies held its annual Graduation & Awards Dinner on April 19, 2016. Here are a few photos from the event!
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.
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.
Lizeth Gutierrez (Ph.D. candidate, American studies) has been awarded a Mellon Mays Dissertation Grant from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
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 …
Here are a couple photos from V-Day at the WSU Vancouver campus, shared by Dr. Luz María Gordillo. A flash mob was formed and monologues were read!
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 …
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 …