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.
Thabiti Lewis, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, was awarded the 2019 Black Metropolis Research Consortium Short-term Fellowship to complete his book on Chicago’s role in shaping the Black Arts Movement. Lewis also was appointed interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver for AY 2019-20.
Ryan Booth, doctoral candidate, history, received a nine-month Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in India.
Eric Dexter, doctoral candidate, environment, WSU Vancouver, was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral research fellowship by the European Commission.
Amy Nusbam, graduate student, psychology, was named a fellow for the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development by Ciencia Puerto Rico in collaboration with Yale University.
Nichole Fournier, doctoral candidate, anthropology, received a Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork fellowship grant.
Marina Tolmacheva, professor emerita, history, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Almaty, Kazakhstan, hosted by KIMEP University. She is also teaching a master’s level course on Eurasian history at Al-Farabi National University in Almaty. She will present a paper in a panel titled “The Indian Ocean without Borders” at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in San Antonio, Texas.
Lindsey Beltz, doctoral student, sociology, was awarded a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship to support her dissertation project “Assessing perceived effects of I-502: A survey on recreational cannabis in Washington State.”
Kirk McAuley, associate professor, English, was awarded an American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Keough-Naughton summer fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. He also presented his research on Robert Louis Stevenson at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Supernumerary Conference at the University of Roma Trė in Rome, Italy.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, received a fellowship through the WSU Office of Research 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program for her project “Gender and Colonialism Humanities Symposium.”