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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies CCGRS News

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 …

Spring 2013 News Review

Judy Meuth, clinical associate professor, retired on May 16, 2013, from Washington State University. We are all very proud of the great work she has done over these past years and wish her the best!
Judy Meuth was one of the inaugural recipients of a WSU President’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Monica Miller, a visiting assistant professor in religion and popular/material culture, will be giving a presentation entitled “Beyond Belief: The Search for More (and Less) in Material Culture” on April 16, 2013, 5:30–7:00 p.m. at Smith CUE 202.
Congratulations to CCGRS faculty and advisor on receiving the following College of Arts … » 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 …