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Keeping Up with CCGRS • Fall 2015

Alumni Spotlight

Jackson and Kristopher ShultzJackson & Kristopher Shultz

Two women’s studies alumni reflect on the lessons learned at WSU, both in and out of the classroom, and their shared commitment to activism and each other.

Faculty Spotlight

Luz María Gordillo and Linda HeidenreichDrs. Luz María Gordillo
& Linda Heidenreich

Two faculty members from different campuses talk about their collaboration on a recent book, the importance of Chicana and women’s studies today, and the role of education in sparking change.

Graduate Student Spotlights

Lizeth GutierrezLizeth Gutierrez

Ph.D. candidate Lizeth Gutierrez shares the power of research, the programs that have supported her education, and how she “prompts productive and passionate conversations” in the classroom.

Jorge MoragaJorge Moraga

Ph.D. candidate Jorge Moraga talks about professors who made a difference, the rewards of becoming a teacher himself, and what inspires him to keep “chipping away” at that dissertation.

Undergraduate Student Spotlight

Ruben Zecena

Women’s studies major Ruben Zecena reflects on research, activism, and the best WSU course to take if you want to “smash patriarchy.”

How Faculty Spent Their “Time Off”

Dr. Pamela ThomaSabbatical News

Dr. Pamela Thoma reports on the research, writing, and travels she undertook on professional leave during the past academic year.

Statue in ViennaSummer Break? Scholarly Adventures with C. Richard King

Dr. King demonstrates that a summer vacation from WSU doesn’t mean a vacation from teaching and learning.

Keeping Up with CCGRS is published by the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University.

Message from the Chair

When we look around our own campus, and into the broader society, the importance of our work is clear. The urgency is now and the stakes are too high to fall short… Read more »

News & Notes

New Minor

Beginning this fall, the department is offering an undergraduate minor in popular cultureView flyer »

CCGRS Speaker Series

CCGRS is pleased to announce our 2015-2016 Speaker Series. All events are free, open to the public, and held on the WSU Pullman campus.