Maria Serenella Previto, clinical associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Hablar en el silencio: The Shape of Water (2017) de Guillermo del Toro” (“Speak in Silence: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (2017)”) at Cine-Lit 9, international conference on Hispanic film and fiction, in Portland, Oregon.
Vilma C. Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Transgender-Transgenre: Mutations of the Forgotten Voices in Sebastián Lelio’s ‘A Fantastic Woman’ (2017)” at Cine-Lit 9, international conference on Hispanic film and fiction, in Portland, Oregon.
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.”
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents Professor, music, completed a residency at Long Beach City College (California) and appeared as a guest saxophonist and composer in a program of all-Yasinitsky compositions with the Long Beach City College Jazz Band, directed by alumnus Patrick Sheng. While there, Yasinitsky also presented a masterclass for LBCC students.
Melissa Kowalski, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, presented “Evaluating the N in RNR: Does meeting youths’ needs reduce recidivism?” at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in Atlanta.
Elizabeth Drake, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, presented “A Path Towards Criminal Justice Reform: Seven Evidence-based Strategies from Lessons Learned in Washington State” at a meeting of the Australian Corrections Education Association in Melbourne and Perth. Drake also recently received the 2018 American Society of Criminology (ASC) Practitioner Research Award.
Marisa Cervantes, doctorate student, and Jennifer Sherman, associate professor, sociology, presented “‘Isn’t That the Cycle?’ An Examination of the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence Among Low-Income Women” at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Calif.
Robert Bauman, associate professor, history, WSU Tri-Cities, presented “What is an American? The Yamauchi Family, Race and Citizenship in World War II Tri-Cities” at the Western History Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
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.