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Monica Kirkpatrick JohnsonMonica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor, sociology, coauthored three forthcoming articles: “Adolescent Adaptation Before, During, and in the Aftermath of the Great Recession in the United States” in International Journal of Psychology; “Familial Transmission of Educational Plans and the Academic Self Concept: A Three-Generation Longitudinal Study” in Social Psychology Quarterly; and “Family (Dis)advantage and Life Course Expectations” in Social Forces.

Criminal Justice and Criminology


Youngki Woo, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored with Heeuk Lee, PhD ’15, and colleagues “Vulnerability versus opportunity: Dissecting the role of low self-control and risky lifestyles in violent victimization risk among Korean inmates” in Crime and Delinquency.


Noriko KawamuraNoriko Kawamura, associate professor, history, is slated to deliver the invited lecture “Emperor Hirohito from the Pacific War to the Cold War” at the German Institute of Japanese Studies in Tokyo on the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Kawamura is also president of the international Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, a regional affiliate of the Association for Asian Studies.


Emily Huddart KennedyEmily Huddart Kennedy, assistant professor, sociology, coauthored “Putting Sustainability into Practice: Applications and Advances” in Study of Sustainable Consumption (Edward Elgar Publishing); and “Gendered citizenship and the individualization of environmental responsibility: Evaluating a campus common reading program” in Environmental Education Research.

Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Richard King

Richard King, professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, delivered three presentations: “Understanding Racial Violence and Intimidation: White Supremacist Movements in the Pacific Northwest” as the keynote address for the symposium, Building Respectful Communities: Transcending Hate, at Central Washington University in Ellensburg; “Racists, Hooligans, and Fascists: Depictions of Skinheads and Neo-Nazis in European and North American Cinema” for the Transatlantic Cinema: Production, Genres, Encounters, Negotiations conference at the University of Passau, Germany; and “Refusing to Defend this House: Athletic Insurrection at the University of Missouri and Beyond” at the American Studies Association’s annual meeting in Denver.

David Leonard

King also authored two book chapters: “Listening to Bad Music: White Power and (Un)Popular Culture” in Unpopular Culture (University of Amsterdam Press); and “Look Away: On the Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Politics of the NFL” in Football, Culture, and Power (Routledge), co-edited by David Leonard, associate professor.


Alair MacLeanAlair MacLean, associate professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, was elected chair of the American Sociological Association section on Peace, War and Social Conflict. She presented several papers at the ASA and Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meetings in Seattle, including “Historical Changes in the Context and Impact of Military Service” and “Started from the Bottom: Globalization, Welfare, and Cross-National Variation in Poverty and Inequality.”

Numerous other accomplishments by sociology faculty and graduate students can be found in the department newsletter.