College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

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.

Ayana V. Jackson3/26: 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.

list of all summer courses taught by CCGRSCourse Flyers – Summer 2015

Maymester (5/11-5/29)
6-Week 1 (5/11-6/19)
6-Week 2 (6/22-7/31)

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Save the Date! Tuesday, April 21

CCGRS Awards Ceremony
4:00-6:30 p.m.
CUB Junior Ballroom West
Invitations to follow!

Award nomination/application deadline is Friday, April 10, by 5:00 p.m.





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Governor Appoints CCGRS Instructor to Board

Dr. Michael Johnson has been appointed to the Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board, effective February 23, 2015.

Instructor Speaks on BSU

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).

Professor Speaks in Japan

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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