John Streamas, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored three book chapters: “A Mottled Minority” in Narratives of Marginalized Identities in Higher Education (Northwestern University Press); and “How We Lost Our Academic Freedom: Difference and the Teaching of Ethnic and Gender Studies” in Teaching with Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom (Routledge); and “Not Same, Not Different: Counting Temporalities in Peter Malekin’s Alchemy of Time and Ruth Ozeki’s Time Being” in Time, Consciousness, and Writing: Peter Malekin Illuminating the Divine Darkness (Brill Rodopi).
Veronica Sandoval, doctoral candidate, languages, cultures, and race, was keynote speaker at the annual Children of Aztlan Seeking Higher Education (CASHE) conference whose theme was “You are the ripple that causes the movement.” She also was awarded the Arnold and Julia Greenwell Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities from the Graduate School at WSU and received the Chicana Caucus Student Scholarship at the 45th Annual Meeting of National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. Sandoval authored “Immigration, Surveillance, and Unaccompanied Minors in the Rio Grande Valley: Nepantla Praxis in the Works of Borderland Artist Celeste De Luna” in 2018 El Mundo Zurdo 6 (Aunt Lute Press).
Nicholas D. Krebs, doctoral candidate, languages, cultures, and race, participated in the annual meeting of American Studies Association in Atlanta as a discussant representing graduate student interests on two panels: “No Ban, No Paywall, Open Access For All: The Ethics of Open Access Publishing” and “Academic Labor, Austerity, and Authoritarianism.” He also organized the panel “Generational Gifts: A Convivial Celebration of Mentoring, Scholarship, and the Future of American Studies.”
David Leonard, professor, languages, cultures, and race, co-edited Woke Gaming, recently named by The Guardian as among “Six of 2018’s best new books about video games.”
Kayo Niimi, instructor, languages, cultures, and race, received the United Greek Council’s Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the 2018 Arete Awards presented by the WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Francisco Arrellano-Serratos, instructor, languages, cultures, and race, WSU Tri-Cities, received the Guillermo Rousset Banda literary Award from the Universidad Autónomoa de Ciudad Juárez for his book Breve contrahistoria de la democracía (Brief Counter-History of Democracy).
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “Suicide as a Form of Resistance: Sebastián Sepúlveda’s Film The Quispe Girls” in Letras Femeninas. She also presented the keynote address at the 21st International Congress in the Humanities: “Race, Gender, and Memory in New Chilean Cinema,” at the Metropolitan University of Sciences of Education, Santiago, Chile.
John Streamas, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “The Overselling of Higher Education to People of Color” at the Conference of Race and Pedagogy, University of Puget Sound, Seattle.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored the chapter “Cathartic Fear, Television, and Memory: The Archives of the Cardinal” in Narratives of Fear: Terror in 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literary, Cinematic, and Television Works (Peter Lang Publishing, New York).
Carmen Lugo-Lugo, professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “Getting to the Colonial Status through Sexuality: Lessons on Puerto Rico’s Political Predicament from Women Writers” in Centro Journal.