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Welcome Dr. Overtoom and congratulations!

The department would like to welcome Clinical Assistant Professor in Ancient History, Dr. Nikolaus Overtoom! Joining us from the University of New Mexico, Dr. Overtoom will be teaching courses in early world history and ancient Greece.

To kick off his welcome party we are excited to celebrate the publishing of his latest article in the Journal of Ancient History: “The Power-Transition Crisis of the 160s – 130s BCE and the Formation of the Parthian Empire.”

Welcome Dr. Overtoom AND congratulations!

Brian Stack publishes article in the Journal of the History of Sexuality

PhD candidate Brian Stack has published an article in the Journal of the History of Sexuality. The May 2019, volume 28, opens with Stack’s work titled, “From Sodomists to Citizens: Same Sex Sexuality and the Progressive Era Washington State Reformatory.”

Use your WSU Libraries access provided to faculty, staff, and students to read the article on Project Muse, here!

 

Ryan Booth wins Fullbright!

Congratulations to doctoral student Ryan W. Booth who has received a Fulbright U.S. Student award to spend nine months in India exploring socio-cultural characteristics attributed to indigenous soldiers during the British Raj up to a century ago.

His work adds an international element to his dissertation, and may well lead to a new global thread of research in the area of military history.

Booth is WSU’s 62nd student to receive a Fulbright since 1949, the ninth from the history discipline, and the fifth to study or teach in India; the next-most-recent studied there in 1965.

Read the Indian Country Today article in full here!

RCI George & Bernadine Converse Lecture with Dr. Breland-Noble

“AAKOMA: Understanding Global-Historical Context and Complexity of Mental Health & Depression Disparities in Black Youth”

While the prevalence of depression rates varies little across racial groups of teens, Black (African American, Caribbean Black, Black African and Black Latinx) youth face significant disparities in accessing state of the art care. This presentation will illuminate the underlying historical and globally applicable psychological barriers to depression treatment engagement and research participation cited by Black youth, families and communities.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
CUB Sr. Ballroom  220

A.P Chastain’s book under contract with Univ. of Pittsburgh Press

Assistant Professor Andra Chastain recently announced that Itineraries of Expertise: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America’s Long Cold War, is now under contract with the University of Pittsburgh Press, in their Intersections series.  Andra is a co-editor, with Timothy Lorek, and has a chapter in the volume as well. Congratulations!

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