College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Upcoming Events

April 2015

Thursday, April 23
CCGRS Critical Film Collective presents a
Screening and group discussion of Mosquita y Mari
6:00 p.m. | CUE 219

Saturday, April 25
Preview for Juniors
8:00–9:30 a.m. | Beasley Coliseum
CCGRS Student Recruiter: Kelli Smith
Faculty Representation: Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo



Past Events

August 2014

WOW: Week of WelcomeFriday, August 22
All-Campus Picnic
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Mooberry Track
Visit our table, where we'll have lots of FREE CCGRS swag!
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on Twitter for more Week of Welcome activities, or join in using #WSUWOW.

Friday, August 22
Second Annual Ice Cream Social
3:00–4:00 p.m. | Wilson-Short Hall 101
We'll be serving up FREE Ferdinand's ice cream and toppings!
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September 2014

Monday, September 1
Labor Day
All-university holiday. No classes. All university offices will be closed.

Thursday, September 4
CCGRS Student Recruiters Meeting
5:30–6:15 p.m. | Wilson-Short Hall 101
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Wednesday, September 10
CCGRS Student Recruiters' Mini-Workshop
6:00-6:30 p.m. | Wilson-Short Hall 101

Saturday, September 13
Future Cougar Day
9:30–10:45 a.m. | Beasley Coliseum
CCGRS Student Recruiters: Noel Solano, Carolina Salazar
Faculty Representation: Rory Ong

Wednesday, September 24
CUB Information Table
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | CUB Main Floor
CCGRS Student Recruiters: Maya Manus, Danisha Lee
Student Worker: Christina Sessoms (12:30–1:00 p.m.)
Staff Representation: Rose Smetana

Wednesday, September 24
CUB Information Table
6:30–7:30 p.m. | Outside CUB Auditorium
CCGRS Student Recruiter: Carolina Salazar
Staff Representation: Rose Smetana
Coincides with presentation by Haven Herrin, acting director of Soul Force.

Friday, September 26
Graduate Student Workshop
"Using Social Media in the Classroom and in the Profession"
3:30–4:30 p.m. | CUE 416
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Professor David J. Leonard will address a spectrum of topics related to the productive uses of various social media platforms for both our students and our professional lives. Graduate students in any related programs are welcome.

October 2014

Devon PeñaThursday, October 2
CCGRS Speaker Series: Devon Peña
"Garbage In, Garbage Out: An Environmental Justice Critique of Recycling and Other Forms of Green Consumerism"
5:45 p.m. | CUE 203
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A WSU Common Reading Event
A lifelong activist in the environmental justice and resilient agriculture movements, Devon G. Peña is a professor of American ethnic studies, anthropology, and environmental studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also works on the family's historic acequia farm in San Acacio, Colorado. A pioneering interdisciplinary research scholar and widely-cited author, his most recent books include Mexican Americans and the Environment: Tierra y Vida (U. of Arizona Press, 2005) and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (senior editor, Oxford University Press, 2005). Dr. Peña is the founder and president of the Acequia Institute, the nation's first Latina/o charitable foundation dedicated to supporting research and education for the environmental and food justice movements.



Garbology logoSponsors: Humanities Planning Group; Dean of Students; Department of Sociology; African American Student Center; Office of Equity and Diversity; Global Campus; Museum of Art; Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures; Office of the Provost; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of English; Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center; Multicultural Student Services; Common Reading Program; Department of History

Friday, October 3
CCGRS Book Bash
12:00–2:00 p.m. | Terrell Mall
Looking for the perfect book to amp up your personal library? Searching for a thought-provoking read? Stop by the CCGRS Book Bash table to peruse and take home however many books or movies you like! All are personal donations from the CCGRS faculty and others and available to everyone.

Friday, October 10
CUB Information Table (National Coming Out Day)
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | CUB Main Floor
CCGRS Student Recruiter: Sina Sam
Faculty Representation: Nishant Shahani

Saturday, October 11
Fall Preview
8:00–9:30 a.m. | CUB Senior Ballroom
CCGRS Student Recruiter: Sina Sam
Faculty Representation: Jenifer Barclay

Saturday, October 11
Cuicacalli in Pullman!
"From El Santo to Judge Sotomayor: Latina/o Superheroes of Our Past, Present, & Future"

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 525 NE Campus St. in Pullman
CCGRS Student Recruiter: Noel Solano
Faculty Representation: Linda Heidenreich
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The Chicana/o Studies Colectiva at Washington State University celebrates Chican@ Latin@ Heritage Month with a day of education, arts and crafts, food, and pláticas. Named after the ancient Aztec night school, this year's Cuicacalli will begin with storytime, then break into two workshops, one for children and one for adults. After a lunch where the winners of the Chicana/o Latina/o Heritage Month poster competition are announced, participants from both workshops will come together to make super-hero/heroína masks and share stories of their favorite real or imagined super-heroes/heroínas. Because poetry matters, the program will begin and end with a poem. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Marc Robinson at marc_robinson@wsu.edu or 509-339-6172.

Tuesday, October 28
CCGRS Critical Film Collective presents a
Screening and group discussion of Pariah
6:00 p.m. | CUE 119
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Refreshments will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Presented in partnership with WSU Queer People of Color and Allies.

November 2014

Jasbir PuarMonday, November 3
CCGRS Speaker Series: Jasbir K. Puar
"The 'Right' to Maim: Disablement, Palestine, and Disaster Capitalism"
5:45 p.m. | CUE 202
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Jasbir K. Puar is associate professor of women's and gender studies at Rutgers University. She has also been a visiting lecturer in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin. She received her Ph.D. in ethnic studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999 and an M.A. from the University of York, England, in women's studies in 1993. Puar is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. A redacted version of Terrorist Assemblages has been translated into French as Homonationalisme. Politiques queers après le 11 Septembre (Editions Amsterdam, 2012). Puar's forthcoming monograph, Affective Politics: States of Debility and Capacity (Duke University Press), takes up questions of disability in the context of theories of bodily assemblages that trouble intersectional identity frames.

Sponsors: Department of Sociology; African American Student Center; Office of Equity and Diversity; Global Campus; Museum of Art; Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures; Office of the Provost; Department of Fine Arts; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of English; Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center; Multicultural Student Services; Humanities Planning Group; Department of History

Tuesday, November 11
Veterans' Day
All-university holiday.

Wednesday, November 12
CUB Information Table
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | CUB Main Floor
CCGRS Student Recruiters: Maraki Workeneh, Ryan White
Student Worker: Christina Sessoms (12:30–1:00 p.m.)
Graduate Student Representation: Leigh Gaskin

Friday, November 14
CASHE Academic Fair
3:20–4:20 p.m. | Butch's Den in the CUB
Student Worker: Christina Sessoms
Staff Representation: Rose Smetana

Wednesday, November 19
CCGRS Critical Film Collective presents a
Screening and group discussion of Beauty Shop or Mi Vida Loca
6:00 p.m. | Todd Hall 302
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Monday, November 24 – Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Break
No classes. University offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

December 2014

Tuesday, December 2
Pizza Lunch for CCGRS Majors & Minors
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Wilson-Short Hall 101
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Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to grab a piece of pizza (or two), chat with other CCGRS majors/minors and department personnel, and meet some of our student recruiters!

Saturday, December 13
University Commencement
10:00 a.m. | Beasley Coliseum

January 2015

Thursday, January 15
CCGRS Critical Film Collective presents a
Screening and group discussion of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
5:00 p.m. | Todd Hall 420
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Monday, January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All-university holiday.

February 2015

Jigna DesaiThursday, February 5
CCGRS Speaker Series: Jigna Desai
"Queering Neural Citizenship: Lessons from Autism and Neurodiversity"
5:30 p.m. | CUE 202
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Jigna Desai is professor and chair of the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and core faculty in the Program in Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film and the coeditor of numerous volumes including Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South; Transnational Feminism and Global Advocacy in South Asia; and The Bollywood Reader.

Sponsors: Humanities Planning Group; Dean of Students; Department of Sociology; African American Student Center; Office of Equity and Diversity; Global Campus; Department of Fine Arts; Museum of Art; Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures; Office of the Provost; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of English; Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center; Multicultural Student Services; Department of History

Monday, February 16
Presidents' Day
Class holiday. University offices will remain open.

Saturday, February 21
Table at VIBES Conference (conference runs Friday through Sunday)
2:30–3:20 p.m. | Butch's Den
CCGRS Student Recruiters: Kelli Smith, Danisha Lee
Faculty Representation: Jenifer Barclay

Tuesday, February 24
CCGRS Critical Film Collective presents a
Screening and group discussion of The Transformation
4:00 p.m. | College Hall 125
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Wednesday, February 25
CUB Information Table with FREE PIZZA!
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | CUB Fourth Floor
CCGRS Student Recruiter: Asia Reed
Student Worker: Christina Sessoms
Graduate Student Representation: Jorge Moraga
Faculty Representation: Rory Ong, Linda Heidenreich
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March 2015

Tuesday, March 3
Graduate Student Workshop - POSTPONED
"Tips for Effective Organization and Writing Revisions"
3:30–5:00 p.m. | Wilson-Short 101
Presented by Dr. Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Dr. Jenifer Barclay
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Monday, March 9
CCGRS Critical Film Collective presents a
Screening and group discussion of Tank Girl
6:00 p.m. | CUE 419
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Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20
Spring Break
Class holiday. University offices will remain open.

Tuesday, March 24
CCGRS Writing Workshop Series
"On Writing Form, Style, & Tone" with Dr. Nishant Shahani
3:30–5:00 p.m. | Wilson-Short 101
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Monday, March 16 – Wednesday, April 1
Ayana V. Jackson Art Exhibit
CUB Gallery (viewable during CUB business hours)
Photographer Ayana V. Jackson is the 2015 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecturer (presented March 26).

Ayana JacksonThursday, March 26
2014-2015 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecture: Ayana V. Jackson
"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.

Sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Fine Arts; Humanities Planning Group; Dean of Students; Department of Sociology; African American Student Center; Office of Equity and Diversity; Global Campus; Museum of Art; Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures; Office of the Provost; Department of English; Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center; Multicultural Student Services; Department of History

Monday, March 30
CUB Information Table
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | CUE Atrium
Faculty Representation: Nishant Shahani

April 2015

Wednesday, April 8
CCGRS Book Bash
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Terrell Mall
View flyer »
Looking for the perfect book to amp up your personal library? Searching for a thought-provoking read? Stop by the CCGRS Book Bash table to peruse and take home however many books or movies you like! All are personal donations from the CCGRS faculty and others and available to everyone.

Wednesday, April 8
CCGRS Critical Film Collective presents a
Screening and group discussion of Flow: For the Love of Water
6:00 p.m. | CUE 202

Friday, April 10
Graduate Student Workshop
"Scholar/Teacher/Mentor/Colleague: Figuring Out Your Academic Personality"
3:30–5:00 p.m. | Wilson-Short 130 (SESRC Conference Room)
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In the academy it can be a real challenge to "find oneself" in the many distinct professional contexts you will find yourself in. Regarding academic personality, one size does not fit all. In this workshop, Professor Lisa Guerrero will address the various questions, objectives, and pitfalls of defining oneself in the academy in ways that can help you to be successful in its various and varied arenas. Graduate students in any related programs are welcome.

Tuesday, April 14
Pizza Lunch for CCGRS Majors & Minors
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Wilson-Short Hall 101

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to grab a piece of pizza (or two), chat with other CCGRS majors/minors and department personnel, and meet some of our student recruiters!

Tuesday, April 21
3rd Annual CCGRS Awards, Scholarships, and Graduation Ceremony
4:00–6:30 p.m. | CUB Jr. Ballroom West
   - 4:00–5:00 p.m. Mocktails and Mingling
   - 5:00–6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
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CCGRS Speaker Series

CCGRS Critical Film Collective

Women's Studies Lecture Series @ WSU Vancouver

All lectures will be held in VMMC 22 from 12:00–1:15 p.m.
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  • Thursday, Feb. 19
    Dr. Desiree Hellegers (English, WSU Vancouver) presents "Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance"
  • Thursday, March 5
    Dr. Maryann Bylander (sociology, Lewis & Clark) presents "Migration, Development, Gender, and Credit/Debt"
  • Thursday, March 12
    Dr. Oluwakemi M. Balogun (women's and gender studies, sociology, Univ. of Oregon) presents "Cultural and Cosmopolitan: Idealized Femininity and Embodied National Nigerian Beauty Pageants"
  • Thursday, April 2
    Marian Sciachitano (CCGRS) presents "Human Trafficking"

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