Veronica Sandoval, doctoral candidate, languages, cultures, and race, was keynote speaker at the annual Children of Aztlan Seeking Higher Education (CASHE) conference whose theme was “You are the ripple that causes the movement.” She also was awarded the Arnold and Julia Greenwell Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities from the Graduate School at WSU and received the Chicana Caucus Student Scholarship at the 45th Annual Meeting of National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. Sandoval authored “Immigration, Surveillance, and Unaccompanied Minors in the Rio Grande Valley: Nepantla Praxis in the Works of Borderland Artist Celeste De Luna” in 2018 El Mundo Zurdo 6 (Aunt Lute Press).
Nicholas D. Krebs, doctoral candidate, languages, cultures, and race, participated in the annual meeting of American Studies Association in Atlanta as a discussant representing graduate student interests on two panels: “No Ban, No Paywall, Open Access For All: The Ethics of Open Access Publishing” and “Academic Labor, Austerity, and Authoritarianism.” He also organized the panel “Generational Gifts: A Convivial Celebration of Mentoring, Scholarship, and the Future of American Studies.”
Melissa Kowalski, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, presented “Evaluating the N in RNR: Does meeting youths’ needs reduce recidivism?” at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in Atlanta.
Elizabeth Drake, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, presented “A Path Towards Criminal Justice Reform: Seven Evidence-based Strategies from Lessons Learned in Washington State” at a meeting of the Australian Corrections Education Association in Melbourne and Perth. Drake also recently received the 2018 American Society of Criminology (ASC) Practitioner Research Award.
Lindsey Beltz, doctoral student, sociology, was awarded a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship to support her dissertation project “Assessing perceived effects of I-502: A survey on recreational cannabis in Washington State.”
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, Maria Serenella Previto, associate clinical professor, and Begoña De Quintana Lasa, graduate student, languages, cultures, and race, presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Chicago.
Daniels presented “Alejandro Moreno Jashés’s, The Fascist Lover: When Evil has a Female Voice.” Lasa presented “Queer Gothic in Rosalía de Castro’s, El Caballero de las Botas Azules.” Previto presented “Voice and Pact of Silence: An Approach to Cristina Fernández Cubas’s Blood Sisters.
Ryan Booth, doctoral candidate, history, received the 2018 Western History Association Graduate Student Prize.
Tabitha Espina Velasco, graduate student, English, presented “Navigation and Negotiation in the Narratives of the Halo Halo Generation” at the 16th Islands of the World Conference 2018 (ISISA2018): The Changing Futures of Islands” in Leeuwarden and Terschelling, the Netherlands. There she was awarded her second ISISA student scholarship.
Andrew Gillreath-Brown, graduate research assistant, anthropology, coauthored “An Experimental Study of Turtle Shell Rattle Production and the Implications for Archaeofaunal Assemblages” in PLOS ONE.
David Wollkind, professor emeritus, and Bonni J. Dichone (PhD ’11), mathematics and statistics, coauthored Comprehensive Applied Mathematical Modeling in the Natural and Engineering Sciences; Theoretical Predictions Compared with Data (Springer).