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Dr. Ken Faunce discusses “Just Mercy” in Washington State Magazine

Kenneth Faunce“I think this book has had a real impact on students,” says WSU history instructor Ken Faunce, who uses Just Mercy in his Roots of Contemporary Issues course. “We discuss a chapter every Friday.”  The book, required reading for first-year WSU students and incorporated into various course curricula as this year’s common reading program selection, has sparked numerous discussions among students, faculty, and staff about the troubling incongruities.  For the entire article, see the Spring 2016 edition of Washington State Magazine.

Graduate Assistant Positions 2016-2017 at CDSC

The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation is offering two full Graduate Assistantships (tuition and stipend) for academic year 2016-2017. Consider applying for an assistantship in the CDSC if you are interested in digital scholarship, curation, data management, digital production, issues of access, ethics, and collaboration.  For more information on the application process, see the CDSC-GA_flyer.

History Faculty Participate in EWU Colloquium on Mexico

yvonne-berliner_114x132Drs. Yvonne Berliner and Julian Dodson will participate in Eastern Washington University’s colloquium on Mexico February 10. Dr. Berliner is on Panel Discussion II and will present a paper entitled “Mexican Feminism in the Twentieth Century.”  Her paper traces the struggle for political rights for women in Mexico, culminating in the right to vote in 1953.

Dr. Julian Dodson will participate in the Roundtable Discussion on Ayotzinapa in Context: Social Violence, Media Repression, Police Impunity, and Popular Resistance in Contemporary Mexico.  See the program here.Julian Dodson

World History Association Annual Conference in Belgium, July 2 through 5, 2016

There will be several Washington State University faculty and students attending the World History Association (WHA) meeting in Ghent, Belgium in July.  A double panel of Roots of Contemporary Issues faculty, and a panel on “Women as Migrants: Conflict and Consequences” with president-elect Merry Wiesner-Hanks, past president Candice Goucher, Barbara Traver, Sue Peabody and instructor Aaron Whelchel and alumni Maryanne Rhett.  For more information, see the WHA conference URL. 

Shawna Herzog, 2013 PhD recipient and instructor, says “I’ve been on the conference planning committee since 2013 and this year I am assistant program organizer. I’ll also be delivering a paper on a panel chaired by Karen Phoenix about inter-imperial cooperation in colonial Southeast Asia. This is going to be a SUPER fun conference and I’m so excited that so many of our faculty and students are going this year.”

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