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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Service Activity (Professional)


Alair MacLeanAlair MacLean, associate professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, was elected chair of the American Sociological Association section on Peace, War and Social Conflict. She presented several papers at the ASA and Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meetings in Seattle, including “Historical Changes in the Context and Impact of Military Service” and “Started from the Bottom: Globalization, Welfare, and Cross-National Variation in Poverty and Inequality.”

Numerous other accomplishments by sociology faculty and graduate students can be found in the department newsletter.

English/Creative Media & Digital Culture

Dene GrigarDene Grigar, associate professor, English, and director, creative media & digital culture, WSU Vancouver, authored Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing to be published by MIT Press in early 2017. This summer, Grigar was re-elected pesident of the Electronic Literature Organization and chaired its 2016 conference and festival at the University of Victoria, BC. This fall, she will present the keynote address at the International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality at the University of Bremen, Germany, and at the International Digital Media Arts Association conference at Winona (Minn.) State University.


Kristin Arola
Lucy Johnson

Kristin Arola, associate professor, English, was elected to a three-year term on the national Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee. Arola also coauthored with Lucy Johnson, graduate student, English, the article “Tracing the Turn: The Rise of Multimodal Composition in the U.S.” in the Polish Rhetoric Society journal Res Rhetorica.