Christine Horne, professor, sociology, coauthored “In the Shade of the Forest: Status, Reputation, and Ambiguity in an Online Credit Market” in Social Science Research and “The Legitimacy of Alien Rulers” in Swiss Political Science Review.
Richard King, professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, delivered three presentations: “Understanding Racial Violence and Intimidation: White Supremacist Movements in the Pacific Northwest” as the keynote address for the symposium, Building Respectful Communities: Transcending Hate, at Central Washington University in Ellensburg; “Racists, Hooligans, and Fascists: Depictions of Skinheads and Neo-Nazis in European and North American Cinema” for the Transatlantic Cinema: Production, Genres, Encounters, Negotiations conference at the University of Passau, Germany; and “Refusing to Defend this House: Athletic Insurrection at the University of Missouri and Beyond” at the American Studies Association’s annual meeting in Denver.
King also authored two book chapters: “Listening to Bad Music: White Power and (Un)Popular Culture” in Unpopular Culture (University of Amsterdam Press); and “Look Away: On the Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Politics of the NFL” in Football, Culture, and Power (Routledge), co-edited by David Leonard, associate professor.
Alair MacLean, associate professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, was elected chair of the American Sociological Association section on Peace, War and Social Conflict. She presented several papers at the ASA and Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meetings in Seattle, including “Historical Changes in the Context and Impact of Military Service” and “Started from the Bottom: Globalization, Welfare, and Cross-National Variation in Poverty and Inequality.”
Gregory Atkins, doctoral student, history, presented “Creating the Western Resort City: Boosters and Their Use of Religion in Colorado Springs, 1871-1909” at the Western History Association Conference in Portland, Ore.
Laurie Mercier, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, organized a series of public events to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the 1965 Voting Rights and Immigration acts, “Race, Immigration, and Citizenship,” featuring discussions with actors, filmmakers, and playwrights.
Thabiti Lewis, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored “How Fresh and New Is the Case Coates Makes?” in African American Review. Lewis’s edited book Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in May.