John Streamas, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Topaz, Utah” by Toyo Suyemoto and his own poem “Social Justice 101” in the GetLit! literary arts festival held annually in Spokane, Wash., but this year hosted online to accommodate social distancing.
Robyn Reeve, doctoral candidate, biological sciences, won first place and the People’s Choice award in the CAS preliminary 3 Minute Thesis competition. She wet on to earn third place in the WSU-wide contest with her presentation “Leptin: Integrator of immune response and regenerations.”
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, presented “The Troubles of Sans Souci: Fates of Smuggled Slaves in Isle Bourbon, 1820-1830″ to the New York French History Group, City University of New York Graduate Center, in New York.
Charles Toye, graduate student, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Su espacio propio: heterotopía y feminidad masculina en Los Motivos de Circe, de Lourdes Ortiz.” (“A Space of Her Own: Heterotopia and Masculine Femininity in Lourdes Ortiz’s Circe’s Motives) at the 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference, “Voices of Marginality: Literary and Linguistic Reflections on Cultural Hierarchies in Spain and Latin America,” University of Colorado, Boulder.
Dene Grigar, professor, creative media & digital culture, WSU Vancouver, co-presented “Making, Preserving, and Curating Electronic Literature,” at the Modern Language Association 2020 Convention in Seattle, with five undergraduate researchers and involving work by 11 graduate students.
John Streamas, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Time in History and History in ‘Colored People’s Time’: Octavia Butler and Ruth Ozeki Cross the (Time) Lines” at the Modern Language Association’s 2020 convention in Seattle.
Tabitha Espina, doctoral candidate, English, presented “Toward Decolonial Oceanic Futures: (Re)mapping Settler Relations through Island/Indigenous Feminisms in Guåhan and Hawai’i” at the American Studies Association National Conference at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu. She also coordinated and moderated the roundtable, “Visions of the Past, Present, and Future with the Filipino American Community in Yakima,” at the Filipino Community Hall in Wapato, Wash., as part of her Humanities Washington Graduate Fellowship and sponsored by Humanities Washington, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions.
Srijanie Dey, doctoral candidate, in collaboration with Alexander Dimitrov, professor, mathematics and statistics, WSU Vancouver, and colleagues at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, presented Towards replicating the mouse visual cortex in Neuromorphic Hardware at the Allen Institute Showcase Symposium in Seattle.
Lisa Guerrero, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented on the panel “Dispatches from the American Studies Diversariat: Faculty of Color and the Academy’s New ‘Diversity Class” at the annual conference of the American Studies Association in Honolulu.
Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, professors, languages, cultures, and race, co-presented their paper “Zombies and Vampires in the Age of Pandemics” at the annual conference of the American Studies Association in Honolulu.