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Keeping Up with CCGRS
Spring 2015

Faculty Spotlight

Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen Lugo-LugoOn Teaching & Research

Dr. Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo and Dr. Carmen Lugo-Lugo produce cutting-edge work on discourses about and arising from 9/11 in American culture, both jointly and on their own.

Undergraduate Student Spotlight

Christina Sessoms13 Questions w/Christina Sessoms

Christina Sessoms is completing her bachelor’s degree at WSU in comparative ethnic studies, with a minor in political science. A McNair Scholar and president of the Black Student Union, she also provides front office support for CCGRS.

Graduate Student Spotlights

Get to know two of our Ph.D. candidates in the American Studies Program.

Rebecca FowlerRebecca Fowler

An angry Italian on a packed train and Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer put Rebecca Fowler on the path to American studies and the lifelong process of “getting it.”


Joseph HerreraJoseph Herrera

Following undergraduate work in cultural anthropology and Chicano studies and acceptance to his “dream graduate program,” Joseph Herrera examines digital life, diversity, and labor in digital environments.


Ayana V. Jackson, "Prototype/Phenotype," 2013, archival pigment print, 100 x 116 cm.
Art & Empathy with Ayana V. Jackson

Ayana V. Jackson will present the 2015 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecture onĀ Thursday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium. This in-depth interview explores her inspiration and process.

Jo Hockenhull
A Talk with Jo Hockenhull

Jo Hockenhull reflects on art, social justice, and being the first woman on the fine arts faculty at Washington State.

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