John Streamas, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Time in History and History in ‘Colored People’s Time’: Octavia Butler and Ruth Ozeki Cross the (Time) Lines” at the Modern Language Association’s 2020 convention in Seattle.
Cheryl Schultz, professor, biology, WSU Vancouver, coauthored “Demographic costs and benefits of herbicide-based restoration to enhance habitat for an endangered butterfly and a threatened plant” forthcoming in Restoration Ecology. She also coauthored with Leland D. Bennion, graduate student,biology, and Leslie New, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, both of WSU Vancouver, and another colleague “Community-level effects of herbicide-based restoration treatments: Structural benefits but at what cost?”
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.
Aaron Blackwell, associate professor, anthropology, coauthored “Old friends and friendly fire: Pregnancy, hookworm infection, and anemia among tropical horticulturalists” and “Testosterone is positively and estradiol negatively associated with mucosal immunity in Amazonian adolescents,” both in American Journal of Human Biology.
Tabitha Espina, doctoral candidate, English, presented “Toward Decolonial Oceanic Futures: (Re)mapping Settler Relations through Island/Indigenous Feminisms in Guåhan and Hawai’i” at the American Studies Association National Conference at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu. She also coordinated and moderated the roundtable, “Visions of the Past, Present, and Future with the Filipino American Community in Yakima,” at the Filipino Community Hall in Wapato, Wash., as part of her Humanities Washington Graduate Fellowship and sponsored by Humanities Washington, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions.
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.