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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Service Activity (Professional)


Tabitha Espina Velasco.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.


Don Dillman.Don Dillman, Regents professor, sociology, was appointed by the Committee for National Statistics of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to a steering committee for conducting a workshop on improving the American Community Survey. Dillman also was a guest professor at the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS) In Mannheim, Germany; and he was an invited facilitator for the Australian Bureau of Statistics’s Workshop on Improving Data Collection Practices held in Melbourne.

Foreign Languages and Cultures

Vilma Navarro-DanielsVilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, was elected vice president of the International Association of Women’s Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture (Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica), whose members/voters are from across Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Navarro-Daniels also recently presented “Suicide as Cultural Resistance: Sebastián Sepúlveda’s film, ‘The Quispe Girls'” at the 71st Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association.

Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Linda HeidenreichLinda Heidenreich, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, was elected to the board of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. Heidenreich also delivered the invited plenary address “Nepantlan Warriors: Women of the Nineteenth-Century Napa-Sonoma Valleys Who Resisted” at the Summer Institute of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social.

Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Jennifer BarclayJenifer Barclay, assistant professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored “Bad Breeders and Monstrosities: Racializing Childlessness and Congenital Disabilities in Slavery and Freedom” in Slavery & Abolition; and the chapter “Differently Abled: Africanisms, Disability, and Power in the Age of Transatlantic Slavery” in Bioarchaeology of Impairment and Disability: Theoretical, Ethnohistorical, and Methodological Perspectives (Springer). She presented “Mother’s Spots and Monstrosities: Congenital Disabilities and Racial Identity in American Medicine, Law and Folklore” at the Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians at Hofstra University, New York. Barclay also was named associate editor of Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, University of Hawaii.