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Professor joins Smithsonian webcast on racist stereotypes in sports

C. Richard King
C. Richard King

This event has been postponed owing to Hurricane Sandy.

Professor C. Richard King (critical culture, gender, and race studies) will join other commentators, authors, and representatives from sports organizations for a live broadcast from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on Thursday, November 1, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. PDT. The event will include a series of panel discussions on racist stereotypes and cultural appropriation in American sports. King will be part of a panel discussion that begins at 7:15 a.m. and will participate in the webcast throughout the day.

The discussions will explore the mythology and psychology of sports stereotypes and mascots and examine collegiate retirement of “Native American” sports references and some efforts to revive them despite the NCAA’s policy against “hostile and abusive” names and symbols, according to the museum website.

“My role will be to present reflections on the mascot controversy,” King said. » More …

Holocaust work informs professor’s race studies courses

C. Richard King
C. Richard King

By Phyllis Shier, College of Arts and Sciences

Research by a Washington State University professor last summer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) has changed his teaching and his approach to culture and racism.

It also resulted in the recruiting of a lecturer who will speak in collaboration with WSU’s 2012 Common Reading Program in November.

C. Richard King, a professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, spent a month at CAHS conducting research and incorporating themes of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism into his WSU courses. » More …

Linda Maule to serve as dean at Indiana State

Linda Maule
Linda Maule

Indiana State University has appointed Washington State University alumna Linda Maule to serve as the dean of the recently founded University College. She has been a faculty member at ISU since 1996 and has served in multiple leadership positions.

Maule earned her Ph.D. in public law and public administration from WSU in 1997. She is a faculty member in the ISU department of political science and women’s studies and has served as the coordinator for the foundational studies program, the co-director and interim director of women’s studies, director of legal studies, and interim chairperson of the sociology department.

“As coordinator of general education and foundational studies programs for the past five years, she is well qualified to lead the development and launch of the University College,” said Jack Maynard, ISU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “She has the passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to be a great dean.”

Read the full story on Maule in Washington State Magazine.