Publications, grants, conferences and awards

06 24 15

Debra Salazar, a professor of political science and affiliate professor of Environmental Studies, and Troy Abel, an associate professor of environmental studies, recently had their collaborative research, "States of Environmental Justice: Redistributive Politics across the United States, 1993–2004," published in the Review of Policy Research journal with their former graduate student, Patricia Robert.

06 24 15

Steven Globerman, a professor in the Center for International Business, has published a study for the Fraser Institute on the economic impact of the Investment Canada Act.

06 24 15

Kaveh Askari, an associate professor in the English Department who teaches film studies, has been awarded a 2015-2016 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship for his research on Global Hollywood and the New Iranian Cinema.

06 24 15

Allen Frost, a program coordinator in the Art Department, has published his 11th book, "5 Novels." The characters include a circus giant, clockwork animals, shapeshifters, detectives, movie stars and time travelers in a land that turns from Aztlan to America, past, present and future.

06 23 15

Craig Dunn, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University, spoke on ethical decision-making at the Association of Washington Cities' annual conference June 26 in Wenatchee.

06 23 15

"The Laurel Review" has just published two poems by Oliver de la Paz, an associate professor of English at Western Washington University: “Labyrinth 87” and “Labyrinth 88.”

06 23 15

Marie Eaton retired at the end of spring quarter.

She served in various roles at Western Washington University since she arrived nearly 40 years ago:

06 23 15

Kimberly Lynn, associate professor of Early Modern Europe and the Iberian World in the Liberal Studies Department, delivered a paper at The Origins of the Inquisition in Comparative Perspective: An International Workshop, held at the University of York in the UK on May 21, 2015.

06 23 15

Senior instructor Nancy Pagh has had quite a few new poems published. “Trails” and “Fingertips” appear in Pif Magazine.

03 23 15

Oliver de la Paz’s latest poem “In Defense of Small Towns” has just appeared in the new collection "Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation."

It has been added to the hallway display cases in the English Department. 

03 19 15

Julia Reinhardt, Consul for Cultural and Press Affairs at the German Consulate General in San Francisco, recently visited Western to present an award from Deutschland Magazine to Political Science Department Chair Amir Abedi. The magazine is published by the German Federal Foreign Office and Dr. Abedi is an avid reader.

03 17 15

Kimberly Lynn, associate professor of early modern Europe and the Iberian world in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University, delivered a lecture at UCLA on March 11 on "The Worlds of Spanish Inquisitors."

Lynn's lecture was part of the Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture Series​, hosted by the Transnational Subjects and Early Modern Empire working group and sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies.

03 16 15

Carol Guess and Kelly Magee's latest story, "With Sparrow,"  has appeared in "New South." Guess is a professor of English at Western Washington University. Magee is an associate professor of English at Western.

03 16 15

Western Washington University English professor Kristin Denham has published two new articles. "Examining Linguistics in the Language Strand of the Common Core State Standards" appeared in "Language and Linguistics," and "Language Study as Inquiry: Rediscovering Parts of Speech" appeared in "The ATEG Journal."

03 16 15

Sara Stamey's novel "The Ariadne Connection," winner of a Cygnus Award for speculative fiction, has just been published. Stamey is a senior instructor in the English Department at Western Washington University.

03 10 15

Hugo Garcia, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented the paper "El discurso antiesclavista de tres novelas cubanas: una porfía entre la suciedad y la limpieza" in the XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica (15th Conference on Hispanic Literature) held in Antigua, Guatemala, from March 4 to 6.

03 03 15

Sean Murphy, associate professor in the Department of Liberal Studies, contributed "Pagans Past and Present: Righteousness and Idolatry in Academic Discussions of Ancient Religion, c. 1130-c. 1230" to "Gott und die 'Heiden': Mittelalterliche Funktionen und Semantiken der Heiden," a book recently published by LIT Verlag in Berlin on the uses and meanings of the term "pagans" in medieval European culture.


02 26 15

Tiana Kahakauwila, an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University, has been selected as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Institute Fellowship program annually selects and supports 50 leading artists and scholars who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments. The fellows focus on a single project. Kahakauwila will be focusing on her novel about water and native rights in Hawaii.

02 24 15

Brenda Miller, a professor of English at Western Washington Unviersity, has had her essay "Everyday Yoga: Three Poses" published in the essay collection "Going Om: Real-life Stories On and Off the Yoga Mat."