Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received Yale University’s Arthur and Mary Wright Prize for outstanding dissertation in a field of history outside the United States or Europe for her work, “Vehicle of Progress: The Santiago Metro, Technopolitics, and State Formation in Chile, 1965-1989.”
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received two additional prizes for her book Madeline’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies In France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press): the French Colonial Historical Society’s Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize for “the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815”; and the Western Association of Women Historians’ Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize for “the best monograph in the field of history published by a WAWH member.”
Will Luers, instructor, Creative Media and Digital Culture/English, WSU Vancouver, is corecipient of a first place Robert Coover Award from the Electronic Literature Organization for Novelling.
Avantika Bawa, associate professor, fine arts, WSU Vancouver, presented a solo exhibition of her work titled Coliseum with an accompanying artist’s book at the Portland (Oregon) Art Museum.
Carol Siegel, professor, English, WSU Vancouver, received a fellowship through the WSU Office of Research 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program for her monograph project, “Sexed, Raced, and Erased: Jews in Contemporary Visual Media.”
Cassandra Gulam, senior instructor and program leader, foreign languages and cultures, WSU Vancouver, was recognized at the Community Engagement Institute at Gonzaga University for her project, “Language Learners in the Community: Partnering with Safety-Net Medical Clinics in Clark County.”
Katrina Leupp, assistant professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, authored “Depression, Work and Family Roles, and the Gendered Life Course” in Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Karl Krotke-Crandall, doctoral candidate, history, WSU Vancouver, was awarded a 2018-2019 Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker dissertation research fellowship for his dissertation, “The Holocaust in Russian Life: New Perspectives on Soviet Jewish Memory,” on behalf of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the CTDRF Program funded by the KAT Charitable Foundation.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received the Society of French Historical Studies’ David Pinkney Prize for best book by a U.S. or Canadian author published in 2017 for her book Madeline’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies In France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press).
John Barber, instructor, English/creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, authored “Imaginative Radio Plays” which was selected for exhibition in the Helicotrema Festival 2017, part of the Venice Art Biennale in Venice, Italy.