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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Graduate Student

Languages, Cultures, and Race

Charles Toye.Charles Toye, graduate student, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Su espacio propio: heterotopía y feminidad masculina en Los Motivos de Circe, de Lourdes Ortiz.” (“A Space of Her Own: Heterotopia and Masculine Femininity in Lourdes Ortiz’s Circe’s Motives) at the 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference, “Voices of Marginality: Literary and Linguistic Reflections on Cultural Hierarchies in Spain and Latin America,” University of Colorado, Boulder.

Sociology and Mathematics and Statistics

Namrata Ray.
Ray
Jugal Marfatia.
Marfatia

Namrata Ray, doctoral student, sociology, and Jugal Marfatia, graduate student, mathematics and statistics, were selected as finalists in the National Football League’s Big Data Bowl 2020 based on the innovation, accuracy, relevance, and clarity of their submission, which they presented at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Anthropology and Mathematics and Statistics

Courtney Meehan
Meehan
Edward Hagen.
Hagen
Katherine Flores.
Flores
Abhishek Kaul.
Kaul

Courtney Meehan, associate professor, Edward Hagen, professor, and Katherine Flores, doctoral candidate, anthropology, and Abhishek Kaul, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, coauthored with colleagues “Household composition and the infant fecal microbiome: The INSPIRE study” in American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Anthropology

Tim Kohler.
Kohler
Laura Ellyson.
Ellyson
Kyle Bocinsky.
Bocinsky

Tim Kohler, regents professor, Laura J. Ellyson, doctoral student, and R. Kyle Bocinsky, alumnus (PhD ’14), anthropology, coauthored “Beyond One-Shot Hypotheses: Explaining Three Increasingly Large Collapses in the Northern Pueblo Southwest” in Going Forward by Looking Back: Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response and Collapse (Berghahan Books, New York).

Biological Sciences

Cheryl Schultz
Schultz
leslie new.
New

Cheryl Schultz, professor, biology, WSU Vancouver, coauthored “Demographic costs and benefits of herbicide-based restoration to enhance habitat for an endangered butterfly and a threatened plant” forthcoming in Restoration Ecology. She also coauthored with Leland D. Bennion, graduate student, biology, and Leslie New, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, both of WSU Vancouver, and another colleague “Community-level effects of herbicide-based restoration treatments: Structural benefits but at what cost?”

English

Tabitha Espina Velasco.Tabitha Espina, doctoral candidate, English, presented “​Toward Decolonial Oceanic Futures: (Re)mapping Settler Relations through Island/Indigenous Feminisms in Guåhan and Hawai’i” at the American Studies Association National Conference at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu. She also coordinated and moderated the roundtable, “Visions of the Past, Present, and Future with the Filipino American Community in Yakima,” at the Filipino Community Hall in Wapato, Wash., as part of her Humanities Washington Graduate Fellowship and sponsored by Humanities Washington, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions.

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Laurie Drapela.
Drapela
Zach Hamilton.
Hamilton
Melissa Kowalski.
Kowalski
Elizabeth Tollefsbol.
Tollefsbol
Youngki Woo.
Woo
Mary Stohr.
Stohr

Laurie Drapela and Zachary K. Hamilton, associate professors, Melissa Kowalski, Elizabeth Thompson Tollefsbol, and Youngki Woo, doctoral candidates, and Mary K. Stohr, professor, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored with a colleague “Understanding Offender Needs over Forms of Isolation using a Repeated Measures Design” in The Prison Journal.

Faith Lutze.
Lutze
Nicholas Pimley.
Pimley
Mei Xiaohan.
Xiaohan

Drapela and Tollefsbol with Faith E. Lutze, professor, and Nicholas Pimley, doctoral candidate, also coauthored “Assessing the Behavior and Needs Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury in Washington State Prisons: Establishing a Foundation for Policy, Practice, and Education” in Justice Quarterly.

In addition, Drapela, Woo, Stohr, Hamilton, Tollefsbol, Xiaohan Mei, doctoral candidate, and a colleague coauthored “The Effects of Disciplinary Segregation on Offender Behavior: Institutional and Community Outcomes” in Criminal Justice Policy Review.