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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!

Hans-Petter Grav is now employed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

WSU graduate (PhD History spring 2018) Hans-Petter Grav is now employed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, as PhD program advisor for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to his duties, he will teach occasional U.S. history courses for the University of Trondheim.

Dr. Peabody receives the David Pinkney Prize!

Sue Peabody, Meyer Distinguished Professor of History of Washington State University Vancouver, is this year’s recipient of the Society for French Historical Studies’ David Pinkney Prize for the best book on any aspect of French history by a U.S. or Canadian author in 2017 for her book, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford UP).

Prof. Peabody’s recent book and community based oral history project gaining ground!

The history department would like to share the continued recognition of Professor Sue Peabody’s current projects. Both her book, Madeleine’s Children, as well as her community based oral history project have been highlighted by The Columbian, a Vancouver based newspaper.  If you are interested in following the continuing coverage of Madeleine’s Children, you can find more information through the WSU Vancouver’s marketing and communication coverage, here, or through the related coverage offered by The Columbian, here.

Her oral history project is titled “Clark County Stories: How We Came to this Place” and opened for community interaction and participation on January 27th.  Further discussion will be held over the next few months relating to the establishment of Clark County and the significant growth of the regional population.  If you are interested in the local research being done in Clark County then click here to follow the coverage being offered by The Columbian, or here for the coverage as it is being reported by the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.

HIST/WST 298 at WSUV visited by author Michael Helquist!

Undergraduate students in Dr. Mercier’s Women’s History course loved Michael Helquist’s book about the fiery and uncompromising radical physician Marie Equi. Students not only find Equi fascinating—a professional woman in a man’s world, an open lesbian, a committed activist for the causes affecting women and workers—but they especially connect to someone who lived in their own backyard of the Pacific Northwest. Helquist’s balanced, gracefully written, and accessible study pieces together scattered sources to tell a terrific story, one that introduces students to important themes of early 20th century, such as the Progressive era, suffrage movements, the IWW and workers’ struggles, the Red Scare, women’s social and political networks, and women’s health issues and illegal abortion. This is a book that will be useful to teachers and professors wishing to engage a wide variety and level of students.

Michael Helquist provided a detailed report of his visit to Washington State University Vancouver and his interaction with the students of HIST/WST 298. Take a look at his kind words here.

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