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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Pamela Thoma

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 …

Spring 2015 News Review

Dr. Pamela Thoma has been awarded an Edward R. Meyer Project Grant by the WSU College of Arts and Sciences.
Lucia Soriano, Ruben Zecena, Sophia Stephens, and Angie Winkle have been awarded scholarships by the WSU College of Arts and Sciences. Zecena was also awarded a Gabriel Cardenas Scholarship.
Dr. C. Richard King has been named a WSU Humanities Fellow for the 2015–2016 academic year.
The following CCGRS students and faculty will present papers at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference, held April 1–4 in New Orleans:

Dr. Michael Johnson (instructor) will present “Familial Arrhythmias in the Reynolds … » More …

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 …