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.
Guest Speaker: Tanya Golash-Boza
Thursday, March 6
"Mass Deportation and Global Capitalism in the 21st Century"
5:30–7:00 p.m. | CUE 203
A WSU Common Reading Event
Tanya Golash-Boza is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Merced, and the author of three books: 1) Due Process Denied (2012), which describes how and why non-citizens in the United States have been detained and deported for minor crimes, without regard for constitutional limits on disproportionate punishment; 2)Immigration Nation (2012), which provides a critical analysis of the impact that U.S. immigration policy has on human rights; and 3) Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru (2011), the first book in English to address what it means to be black in Peru.
She has also published many articles in peer-reviewed journals on deportations, racial identity, U.S. Latinos/as and Latin America, in addition to essays and chapters in edited volumes and online venues. Her innovative scholarship was awarded the Distinguished Early Career Award from the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association in 2010.
The 10th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference featured several CCGRS instructors and alumni presenting papers or participating in panel discussions.
New Faculty Publication
Nishant Shahani's article "'Between Light and Nowhere': The Queer Politics of Nostalgia" was recently published in The Journal of Popular Culture 46(6).
Featured Book Includes
Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity, in which Pamela Thoma's chapter "What Julia Knew: Domestic Labor in the Recession-Era Chick Flick" appears, has been included (#10) in Critical Theory's "15 Books to Be Excited About in 2014."
Pamela Thoma gave an invited public lecture at Middlebury College titled "The Not-So-New Normal or Finding a Job in HBO's 'Girls': Sexuality, Self-Work, and a Recession-Era Update for the Recent College Grad in Postfeminist Popular Culture."
CCGRS was well-represented at the Cultural Ethnic Studies Association conference in Chicago September 19–21.
Pamela Thoma has an article accepted for publication in Contemporary Women's Writing, an Oxford University journal.
CCGRS news items from the College of Arts and Sciences.