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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies 2016spring

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.

Women’s Studies Lecture Series (WSU Vancouver)

Luz María Gordillo (Associate Professor and Program Leader, Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, Washington State University Vancouver) presents “The Politics of Science and Technology: Moving Toward Gender Equity and Social Justice” on Thursday, April 21, 12:00–1:15 p.m. in VMMC 6.

The Women’s Studies Lecture Series presents The Politics of Science and Technology: Moving Toward Gender Equity, Civic Responsibility, and Social Justice. The series provides a unique crossroad of researchers, activists, educators, practitioners, and students whose goal is to educate, inspire, and empower women to explore the sciences and technology.
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CCGRS Speaker Series: Jay Smooth

Jay SmoothJay Smooth will present “hip-hop, race, and politics: the way we talk about things” on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public, and a reception with the speaker will follow the talk. Print event flyer »

Jay Smooth is a New York–based hip-hop scholar and cultural commentator best known for his award-winning Ill Doctrine web video series. Born and raised in New York with a love for hip-hop and passion for social justice, he started his career … » More …

Women’s Studies Lecture Series (WSU Vancouver)

Paleoanthropologist Alia Gurtov discusses her time spent discovering a new species in South Africa's Rising Star cave.

Alia Gurtov (Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents “Women in Paleoanthropology: One Cavewoman’s Encounter with Homo naledi” on Thursday, April 7, 12:00–1:15 p.m. in VMMC 6.

The Women’s Studies Lecture Series presents The Politics of Science and Technology: Moving Toward Gender Equity, Civic Responsibility, and Social Justice. The series provides a unique crossroad of researchers, activists, educators, practitioners, and students whose goal is to educate, inspire, and … » More …

Film: “Aliens”

The CCGRS Critical Film Collective and Diversity Education present a screening and discussion of Aliens on Tuesday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m. in Todd Hall 276. The discussion will be facilitated by Tiffany Christian.

After floating in space for 57 years, Ellen Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. The exomoon LV-426, where the crew of the Nostromo encountered the alien eggs, is now home to the terraforming colony Hadley’s Hope. When contact is lost with Hadley’s Hope, Ripley accompanies a Colonial Marine unit to investigate the disturbance. Upon arriving … » More …

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 …