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Keeping Up with CCGRS • Fall 2014

Dr. Jenifer BarclayNew Faculty Spotlight

Arriving in 2013 as visiting assistant professor, Dr. Jenifer Barclay began her tenure-track journey this fall. After reading this interview, you will understand her immense talents and why we are so happy to have her here.

Dr. Nishant ShahaniSabbatical News

Dr. Nishant Shahani spent much of the last year in Bombay and San Francisco, researching the connections between bio-necro linkages, globalization, and sexual citizenship in relation to the political economies of India.

Amanda ThomsonBias in the Workplace?

As an undergraduate at WSU, Amanda Thomson won two awards for her study examining whether people acting in the capacity of an employer have underlying negative bias against individuals they perceive to be gay or lesbian.

Vhonda McElroyA Student’s View

New graduate Vhonda McElroy reflects on the transformative power of an undergraduate degree in comparative ethnic studies, with a minor in women’s studies.

Robert Zachary WilliamsFrom Pullman to San Diego

Alumnus Robert Zachary Williams talks about the key influences in his life, both family and CCGRS faculty, that led him to pursue a Ph.D. in ethnic studies at UC San Diego.

Dr. Nina Kim HansonAn Academic Journey

Dr. Nina Kim Hanson shares her personal educational path, from choosing to major in comparative ethnic studies and women’s studies at WSU to completing her dissertation on Korean American women’s activism in the Northwest.

Dr. Mary Jo KlinkerThe Tenure-Track Grind

Dr. Mary Jo Klinker, a WSU American studies alumna, describes the challenges of transitioning from graduate student instructor to assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.


Keeping Up with CCGRS is published by the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University.

Message from the Chair

Entering into my third year as chair, I have found myself reflecting on the amount of change that has taken place within CCGRS in recent years… Read more »

Alumni News

See what our graduates have been up to, or share your own news for our next issue.

CCGRS Speaker Series

We invite you to join us for one of our upcoming 2014–2015 guest speakers on the Pullman campus.

Recent Faculty Books

Our faculty are active scholars and researchers. Here we share a few of their recent publications.

What’s New in CCGRS