Andra Chastain, WSU Vancouver professor, history, authored Chile Underground: The Santiago Metro and the Struggle for a Rational City, now under contract with Yale University Press. She also co-edited Itineraries of Expertise: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America’s Long Cold War to be published in March by University of Pittsburgh Press.
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, won the Michael Katz Award for best dissertation in urban history from the Urban History Association, and she won the John Scholes Transport History Research Prize from the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility.
Dene Grigar, professor and director, creative media & digital culture, WSU Vancouver, was interviewed in “The Computer Is Not a Tool to Help Us Do Whatever We Do, It IS What We Do, It Is the Medium in Which We Work,” by Piotr Marecki in Przeglad Kulturoznawczy.
Srijanie Dey, doctoral candidate, in collaboration with Alexander Dimitrov, professor, mathematics and statistics, WSU Vancouver, and colleagues at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, presented Towards replicating the mouse visual cortex in Neuromorphic Hardware at the Allen Institute Showcase Symposium in Seattle.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, saw her multi-prize-winning book, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies published and translated as Les enfants de Madeleine: Famille, liberté, secrets et mensonges dans les colonies françaises de l’océan indien. While on sabbatical, she will attend the opening of the related exhibit she co-curated at the Musée historique de Villèle on Réunion island.
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.