Freshly published by the University Press of Colorado, The Nature of Hope: Grassroots Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Political Change, edited by Char Miller and Jeff Crane, includes contribution from our very own Dr. Jeffrey C. Sanders!
“The Nature of Hope focuses on the dynamics of environmental activism at the local level, examining the environmental and political cultures that emerge in the context of conflict. The book considers how ordinary people have coalesced… to demand environmental justice and highlights the powerful role of intersectionality in shaping the on-the-ground dynamics of popular protest and social change.” – University Press of Colorado
Congratulations Dr. Sanders!
Jacki Tyler, PhD 2015 (Boag), who is now assistant professor at Eastern Washington University, recently received a book-contract from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after a successful peer-review process. She is now working on revisions. The tentative title of her book is The Power of Political Chatter: Settler Colonialism and the Construction of Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Oregon.
Brian Stack and Peter Boag recently co-wrote an invited essay for the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Entitled, “George Chauncey’s Gay New York: A View from 25 Years Later,” the piece appeared online in December but the hard-copy version can now be found in JGAPE 18, no. 1 (January 2019), p. 120-132. Well done!
The department would like to congratulate Jose Velazquez, undergraduate history major, on the successful presentation of his senior research project at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Jose received funding for his trip from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office!
Jose hopes to eventually work in higher education as an administrator where he can assist students from underprivileged communities in accessing higher education opportunities. Great work Jose!
We are happy to announce that Jennifer Binczewski (PhD WSU, 2016) has received a Visiting Research Fellowship from Durham University, to complete research from her book manuscript, based on her dissertation “Solitary Sparrows: Widowhood and the Catholic Community in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1620.” She will complete this research in Durham (UK) in this coming summer as she prepares her book manuscript.
Dr. Peter Boag gave an interview for “BackStory with the American History Guys” and was featured in their episode 0259 “Out of the Closet: The LGBTQ Community in American History,” which published on December 6, 2018.
Check out the interview here!
Foreign Language 300 will be focusing around Transnational anime in the Spring of 2019! Transnational Anime explores the development of the commercial Japanese animated film and television industry in the 20th Century. The course focuses on the many transnational, transcultural, and trans-industrial exchanges that took place between animation studios, animators, and audiences in Japan and the United States from the prewar era to the turn of the century, with a particular emphasis on two periods of major industrial change: the 1950s-60s and 1990s.
Reach out to your advisor as soon as possible with questions!
Dr. Charles Weller’s article on “Al-Farabi’s World Historical Travels” has been published in the Eurasian Journal of Religious Studies (Habarshi/Vestnik: Dintanu, Vol 15, No 3, 2018: 30-34, Kazakh University Press). It is an expansion of his short plenary address at the 5th International Farabi Forum at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 3-4, 2018). Thanks to Professor Nagima Baitenova for her assistance in preparing the article for publication.