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Peter Boag, professor, history, served as consultant and guest expert for an episode of The Learning Channel’s family-history program Who Do You Think You Are in which actor Kelsey Grammer discovered his family history. Boag also recently delivered the Vern and Bonnie Bullough Lecture in the History of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Utah, “Gender, Sexuality, and the Decolonization of the Mythic American West.”
Patrick Carter, associate professor, biological sciences, recently published the paper “Warped functional analysis of variance” in Biometrics from collaborative research with Daniel Gervini.
Anneliese Dailey, graduate student, music, won the National Opera Association’s 2013 Scholarly Paper Competition and the associated Leland Fox Scholarly Paper Stipend with her research paper “Love and Redemption: The Unfulfilled Passion, the Dissatisfied Dream, and the Chivalric Duty in Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.”
Dennis DeHart, assistant professor, fine arts, presented a visiting artist lecture at Kansas State University his photographic series Confluences, a lens-based, interdisciplinary project focused on the Columbia River Drainage Basin in the Pacific Northwest. DeHart also presented a lecture at the Society of Photographic Education’s Northwest regional conference about his recent solo exhibitionConcentrate to the Quiet and his interrelated curatorial project “A Sense of Place: Contemporary Finnish Photography.”
Lydia Gerber, clinical associate professor, history, was appointed director of the interdisciplinary Asia Program at WSU.
Candice Goucher, professor, history, published the article “Rituals of Iron in the Black Atlantic World” in Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic. Another of her articles, “Iron sails the seas: A maritime history of African diaspora iron technology,” appeared in Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Revue canadienne des études latinoaméricaines et caraïbes in a special issue edited by Amitava Chowdhury (PhD history), “Knowledge transfer, product exchange, and human networks in the greater Caribbean: Historical lessons and global theory.”
Linda Heidenreich and Luz María Gordillo, associate professors, critical culture, gender, and race studies, published the book Three Decades of Engendering History: Selected Works of Antonia I. Castañeda.
Jeffrey Jones, professor, chemistry, was awarded the Ralph G. Yount Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry at WSU.
C. Richard King, professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, delivered an invited lecture at the Muslims and Jews: Challenging the Dynamics of Hate symposium cosponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Martin-Springer Institute, Northern Arizona University. His presentation titled “Hate Today” examines Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in white power thought since 9/11.
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, professor, and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, published the book Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films, examining sensibilities and ideologies that arose after Sept. 11, 2001, and how they intersect with issues of race, gender, sexuality, and citizenship in contemporary mainstream films.
Work by Teresa Miró, assistant professor, fine arts, was or will be featured this fall and next spring in three international group shows in Spain and Portugal: International, Contemporary Art, Extremadura, Galería de Arte María Nieves Martín, Extremadura, Spain; 2º Proyecto IBERarte 9Ocre, Arte e tendência, Montemor-O-Novo, Portugal; and National Artists Exhibition, Galería de Arte María Nieves Martín, Spain.
Music faculty in the Solstice Wind Quintet—flutist Ann Marie Yasinitsky, oboist Keri McCarthy, clarinetist Shannon Scott, hornist Mathew Aubin, and bassoonist Ryan M. Hare—performed a recital at Lagerquist Concert Hall at Seattle Pacific Lutheran University.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, published a peer-reviewed annotated bibliography, “French Emancipation,” in Oxford Bibliographies, Atlantic World section.
James R. “Dick” Pratt, professor, environment, WSU Tri–Cities, was appointed interim director of the School of the Environment.
Shannon Scott, assistant professor, music, presented a lecture “New Options for the Clarinet Concerto by Mozart” and performed in a recital at the national conference of the National Association of Collegiate Wind and Percussion Instructors in St. Louis, Mo.
Clif Stratton, clinical assistant professor, history, won the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Historical Association, the largest organization of historians in the United States.
Matthew Avery Sutton, professor, history, published a new book American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism through Harvard University Press and conducted a related interview with BBC-Ulster.
Sutton also co-organized the Religion and Politics in 21st Century America conference at Southern Methodist University, which is to be broadcast by CSPAN this winter. His co-edited collection of essays from the conference is to be published by Oxford University Press.
Based on work for his first book, Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America, Sutton is among featured voices in a BBC Worldservice documentary about McPherson.