Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor, and Maria Serenella Previto, associate professor, career track, languages, cultures, and race, presented their paper, “Motherhood as Tragedy: A Reading of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta,” as part of the panel “Maternal Portraits in Spanish and Chilean Cinema” at the 31st International Conference of the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies hosted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso in Valparaíso, Chile.
L. Buddy Levy, professor, English, read from his new book, Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk at Kenworthy Kenworthy Performing Arts Center in Moscow, Idaho.
Samuel Ginsburg, assistant professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “Catfish and Nanobots: Invasive Species and Eco-critical Futures in Alejandro Rojas Medina’s Chunga Maya” in Posthumanism and Latin(x) American Science Fiction.
Greg Yasinitsky, emeritus professor, music, released two versions of his new holiday song, “It’s Santa!,” on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, and other platforms. One version features emeritus faculty Yasinitsky on saxophone, Horace Alexander Young as vocalist, and David Jarvis on drums, along with current music faculty A.J. Miller and Sarah Miller on trombones, and alumnus David Larsen on saxophone.
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, professors, languages, cultures, and race, co-authored “The medicalisation of threats, immigration as contagion, and White supremacy in an age of terror” in Critical Studies on Terrorism.
Justin Denney, professor, sociology, coauthored “Community social environments and cigarette smoking” in Population Health.
Mark Fagiano, assistant professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, authored Practicing Empathy: Pragmatism and the Value of Relations, Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming, October 2022.
Samuel Ginsburg, assistant professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “It Ain’t Easy Being a Robot in the Caribbean: Resisting Utopian Visions of Puerto Rican Techno-Colonialism through Street Art” in Voces del Caribe.
Dennis DeHart, associate professor, fine arts, exhibited his photographic work as part of Picuun, I Am Water at Moscow Contemporary in Moscow, Idaho.
WSU Jazz Big Band, led by Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor, music, won DownBeat magazine’s 2022 Graduate College Large Jazz Ensemble Award recognizing the quality of the band’s asynchronous virtual recordings included on the group’s latest CD, “Jazz During Lockdown.”