Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies at WSU
The department offers B.A.'s in comparative ethnic studies and women's studies and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American studies. Minors are offered in comparative ethnic studies, women's studies, and queer studies.
3/26: Hockenhull Lecture
Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecturer
Ayana V. Jackson presents "Archival Impulse"
5:30 p.m. | CUB Auditorium
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Ayana V. Jackson is a photographer who seeks to crystallize the experience of contemporary Africa and African diasporic societies. Through a sociological lens, Jackson combines honed technical skills with richly laced historical allusions to create hauntingly candid portraits that depict varying constructions of African and African-American identities. Her intensely focused images bear confrontational subjects that challenge the viewer's preconceived notions. A descendant of one of the first black families to settle in New Jersey, Jackson is a sensitive observer and capturer of black culture and history.
- CES 338: Cinematic Images of Blackness (Dr. Lisa Guerrero)
6-Week 1 (5/11-6/19)
- CES 209: Hip Hop Around the Globe (Nicholas D. Krebs)
- CES/W St 300: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality (Selena Lester Breikss)
- CES 440: Global Social Justice (Raihan M. Sharif)
- W St 101: Gender & Power: Intro to Women's Studies (Lucia Soriano)
- W St 338: Women & Popular Culture (Tiffany Christian)
6-Week 2 (6/22-7/31)
- CES 308: Cultural Politics of Sport (Casey Ratto)
- W St 101: Gender & Power: Intro to Women's Studies (Ruby Kim)
- W St 309: Women Writers – "Graphic Narrative by Women" (Dr. Pamela Thoma)
Tuesday, April 21
CCGRS Awards Ceremony
CUB Junior Ballroom West
Invitations to follow!
Award nomination/application deadline is Friday, April 10, by 5:00 p.m.
Are you wondering what CCGRS is all about or which area is right for you? In this video, actual CCGRS students share what makes our major and minor fields of study eye-opening, empowering, and truly life-changing!
Governor Appoints CCGRS Instructor to Board
Dr. Michael Johnson has been appointed to the Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board, effective February 23, 2015.
Dr. Marc Robinson gave an invited lecture at Whitworth University about the achievements of the Black Student Union.
Ph.D. Student Published
Nicholas Krebs published "Confidently (Non)cognizant of Neoliberalism: Kanye West and the Interruption of Taylor Swift" in The Cultural Impact of Kanye West, edited by Julius Bailey (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
Dr. Pamela Thoma gave an invited presentation at Sophia University (Tokyo) titled "Mutating Figures in Postfeminist North American Chick Culture: Pregnant Teens, Tiger Mothers, and Orphan Clones."
Student Receives Fellowship
Jorge Moraga has been awarded an American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Student Fellowship to attend the 2015 AAHHE National Conference in Frisco, Texas.
Professor Speaks at Symposium
C. Richard King delivered "Hate Today," an invited presentation, at "Creating and Vilifying the Other: Encountering Ideologies of Hate against Muslims and Jews," a symposium cosponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University Oct. 5–7.
Professor Honored for Mentoring
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Heidenreich for receiving the President's Award for Mentoring Student Leaders.
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