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.
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.
Justin Denney, professor, sociology, won a 2018 IPUMS Health Surveys Research Award from tne University of Minnesota Population Research Center for his coauthored article “Neighborhood Concentrated Disadvantage and Adult Mortality: Insights for Racial and Ethnic Differences” in Population Research and Policy Review.
Leah Ruiz and Brianne Posey, doctoral students, Melanie-Angela Neuilly, associate professor, and Craig Hemmens and Mary Stohr, professors, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored “Certifying Death in the United States” in Journal of Forensic Sciences. Their article also was selected as a “2018 Noteworthy Article” by the journal editors.