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.”
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Savage, professor, and Karen Savage, associate professor, music, performed piano duo recitals at Utah Valley University in Orem and at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, Maria Serenella Previto, associate clinical professor, and Begoña De Quintana Lasa, graduate student, languages, cultures, and race, presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Chicago.
Daniels presented “Alejandro Moreno Jashés’s, The Fascist Lover: When Evil has a Female Voice.” Lasa presented “Queer Gothic in Rosalía de Castro’s, El Caballero de las Botas Azules.” Previto presented “Voice and Pact of Silence: An Approach to Cristina Fernández Cubas’s Blood Sisters.
Matthew Sutton, professor, history, presented “Spies and unHoly Lies: How American Missionaries-Turned-Covert-Agents Helped Win World War II and Shape the Future of U.S. Intelligence” at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin.