- Judy Meuth, Clinical Associate Professor, will be retiring on May 16, 2013 from Washington State University. We are all very proud of the great work she has done over these past years and hope the best!
- Monica Miller, a visiting assistant professor in religion & popular/material culture, will be giving a presentation entitled,"Beyond Belief: The Search for More (and Less) In Material Culture". This will be taking place on April 16, 2013, 5:30-7:00pm at Smith CUE 202. See Poster
- Congratulations to CCGRS faculty and advisor on receiving the following College of Arts and Science (CAS) awards:
- Anna Chow, CAS faculty Recognition Award for Advising Excellence in General
- Carmen Lugo-Lugo, CAS faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Service to the Institution in Service
- David Leonard, CAS faculty Recognition Award for Mullen Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Teaching/Advising
- The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies is now taking nominations for the Susan Armitage Faculty Award. This award will be presented at the CCGRS Graduation and Awards Dinner on April 10, 2013.
- Kim Christen, an expert on digital technologies, archival practices, cultural heritage movements and intellectual property rights, discussed Digital Return: Cultural Heritage and the Ethics of Circulating Indigenous Knowledge on February 26th, 2013.
- A spring speaker series begins Wednesday, Jan. 23, in celebration of the Department of Critical Culture, Gender & Race Studies at Washington State University. See Flier or WSU News Article
- David J Leonard is now the new chair of the Critical Culture Gender and Race Studies. Also, Lisa Guerrero became the new director for the Program in American Studies.
- Dr. Karsten Fitz, professor of American Studies from University of Passau, Germany, held a talk on Wednesday, September 26th at 6pm in Todd Hall 230 about German Cultural Perceptions of "Indians" in fiction and film. Dr. Karsten Fitz is highly regarded internationally as a scholar of American Studies and German-American Studies. See Article
- Dr. Rich King presented the year's first Common Reading Tuesday, August 28, in Todd 116. He discussed race, racism and science regarding the common reading book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
- There will be a common reading talk Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00PM in Todd 130. It will be about exploring themes of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The panelists include Critical Culture Gender and Race Studies faculty; T.V. Reed, John Streamas and David Warner. See Article
- Roderick Ferguson, Chair of American Studies at University of Minnesota, did a presentation called "The Queer Ethic and the Spirit of Normativity: Neocolonialism in the History of Sexuality" where he investigated the ways in which queerness become the latest mode to be normalized by administrative and epsitemic regimes. He also talked aobut analyzing how queerness is thus normalized within institutional terrains like the american university and through domestic partnership policies. See Article
- Kim Christen was awarded a $484,772 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, along with $497,936 in matching funds, to evaluate and refine Mukurtu, the digital archival tool that lets indigenous communities manage their cultural heritage materials while observing traditional social protocols.
See press release »
- The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies has been established from a merger of the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, the Department of Women's Studies, and the Program in American Studies.