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).
Cheryl Schultz, associate professor, biological sciences, WSU Vancouver, received a 2018 Project of the Year award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program for her project “Endangered Butterflies as a Model System for Managing Source‑Sink Dynamics on Department of Defense Lands.”
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.”
Claudia Leeb, assistant professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, received the 2018 Austrian Scientists in North America Junior Faculty Award for Research Excellence from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research for her book Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject (2017, Oxford University Press).
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received Yale University’s Arthur and Mary Wright Prize for outstanding dissertation in a field of history outside the United States or Europe for her work, “Vehicle of Progress: The Santiago Metro, Technopolitics, and State Formation in Chile, 1965-1989.”
Zachary Hamilton, associate professor, criminal justice and criminology, received the 2018 American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing’s Distinguished New Scholar Award.
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).
Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor and chair, sociology, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her “distinguished contributions to research on life course development focusing on how adolescents transitioning into adulthood is impacted by different social relationships and economic resources.”
Kimberly Vincent, clinical associate professor, mathematics and statistics, was appointed by the Board of the Washington State Mathematics Council, state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as associate director of Region 1 in Northwest Washington.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received two additional prizes for her book Madeline’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies In France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press): the French Colonial Historical Society’s Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize for “the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815”; and the Western Association of Women Historians’ Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize for “the best monograph in the field of history published by a WAWH member.”