Harrison Higgs and Avantika Bawa, associate professors, and Noah Matteucci, technician, fine arts, WSU Vancouver, curated and installed with collaborators the layered, mixed-media installation “Memory: Cerebral Entanglement” by guest artist Kindra Crick at WSU Vancouver.
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.
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.
John Barber, associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, technician, creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, coauthored the multimedia exhibit Remembering the Dead, a memorial to victims of mass shootings across America, jury selected for presentation at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. They also coauthored the exhibit Sound Spheres, jury selected for the exhibition/creative track of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Hypertext 2019 Conference, Institute of Information Systems at Hof University, Germany.
In addition, Barber recently served as producer, dramaturge, and director of the live performance and online streaming of the five-part “Halloween Fright Night Live,” featuring episodes from Lights Out, Quiet Please!, and Suspense, for his Re-Imagined Radio project .
Dene Grigar, professor, creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, curated the exhibition “Tear Down the Wall: Hypertext and Participatory Narratives,” presented in conjunction with the 2019 ACM Hypertext conference at Hof University, Germany, and including work by John Barber, clinical associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, instructional technician.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, was selected for an eight-week residency in Cassis, France, as a fellow at the Camargo Foundation to work on her creative nonfiction project, The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage. She will later travel to Paris and London for archival research and to Réunion Island for an exhibit opening at the Musée historique de Villèle dedicated to the subject of her previous book, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press, 2017), coinciding with the book’s release in French.
Pavithra Narayanan and Desiree Hellegers, associate professors, English, WSU Vancouver, co-authored “Toxic Imperialism: Memory, Erasure, and Environmental Injustice in David Chariandy’s Soucouyant,” in A Review of International English Literature.
Alair MacLean, associate professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, authored “Military service and the socioeconomic attainment of Frenchmen, 1940–1980” in Social Stratification and Mobility.
Bala Krishnamoorthy, professor, mathematics and statistics, WSU Vancouver, presented “Discovering hidden structure in big data” as part of the TEDx event “Seeing the Invisible” hosted at Camas, Washington.
Eric Allen, doctoral candidate, sociology, WSU Vancouver, authored “Perceived Discrimination and Health: Paradigms and Prospects” in Sociology Compass.
Thabiti Lewis, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, was awarded the 2019 Black Metropolis Research Consortium Short-term Fellowship to complete his book on Chicago’s role in shaping the Black Arts Movement. Lewis also was appointed interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver for AY 2019-20.