Samuel Ginsburg, assistant professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “Speculating the Future from Our Apocalyptic Present” in American Studies Journal. Ginsburg also presented “Daywalkers: Taking Up Space as Anti-Gentrification Practice in wokitokiteki and Vampires vs. the Bronx” for the American Studies Association.
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, professors, languages, cultures, and race, co-authored “The medicalisation of threats, immigration as contagion, and White supremacy in an age of terror” in Critical Studies on Terrorism.
Samuel Ginsburg, assistant professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “It Ain’t Easy Being a Robot in the Caribbean: Resisting Utopian Visions of Puerto Rican Techno-Colonialism through Street Art” in Voces del Caribe.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor; María Serenella Previto, associate professor, career-track; and Sonia López-López, assistant professor, career-track, languages, cultures, and race, presented at the CICELI III, International Conference “FEmale Creators in Literary and Intercultural Education” at the Universitat de València, Spain.
Navarro-Daniels presented “Women’s Stories Filmed by Women: A Didactic Experience through Ten Latin American Female Filmmakers of the 21st Century” as the inaugural keynote address. Previto presented “Del oscurantismo a la Ilustración: una interpretación de The Others, de Alejandro Amenábar” (“From Darkness to Enlightenment: An Interpretation of Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others”).“ Lopez-Lopez presented Lupita Mañana o la mirada de la inmigrante indocumentada: una propuesta didáctica” (“Lupita Mañana or the Gaze of the Female Undocumented Immigrant: A Didactic Proposal“).
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “‘Una ciudad quiero tener para todos construida’: Refounding Chile after the October 18 Social Outburst” at the Modern Languages Association international symposium in Glasgow, Scotland. Vilma also chaired the session, “Hospitality, Diversity, and Disability Studies” and completed her three-year term of service on the MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession.
WSU Jazz Big Band, led by Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor, music, won DownBeat magazine’s 2022 Graduate College Large Jazz Ensemble Award recognizing the quality of the band’s asynchronous virtual recordings included on the group’s latest CD, “Jazz During Lockdown.”