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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences


The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race offers exciting opportunities in education, research, study abroad, and community involvement for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Centered on cultivating deep transdisciplinary understanding of linguistic, cultural, national, social, and racial perspectives in a global context, the school provides students with key knowledge, skills, and experience for success in an increasingly diverse and integrated global society.

We invite you to explore our website and to stop by the main office in Thompson Hall, room 110, to say hello. You can also read about the formation of SLCR and the school’s director in the College of Arts & Sciences Story Hub.

Please visit the WSU COVID-19 website for up-to-date information on university operations.



CES major Yubi Lojewski won WSU’s Community, Equity, and Social Justice Award for WSU Students. Yubi was the only undergraduate student to win the award.

For a video of the awards, please go here. The award for Lojewski begins at the 3:51 mark. She is introduced by the nominating faculty member, Dr. John Streamas (Associate Professor of CES).

Contratulations, Yubi!


Convocatoria (Call for Essays)

SLCR’s Spanish Program is organizing a Creative Writing Competition: “Mi ciudad en 100 palabras” (“My City in 100 Words”).

“Mi ciudad en 100 palabras” is an initiative that seeks to promote creative writing among the SLCR students of Spanish across campuses and regardless their level of proficiency. Each learner of Spanish language and cultures –starting at 100 level— can produce texts that go above and beyond the mere instrumental acquisition and use of the language. Each learner of Spanish can create literature.

We invite you to submit a short story written in Spanish, a tale of a maximum of 100 words (not counting the title) that creatively reflects on the town or city where you live or have lived. It is not a description of that place but a personal depiction of a special “corner” of the city in which you experienced or witnessed something that marked you, a space that you miss or reject for some reason, a memory of a “character” from that city that became typical of that place, etc. We are looking for all sorts of stories, styles, and approaches: intimate, political, social, comedy, drama, noir, science fiction, memory tale, biographical, autobiographical, testimonial, among others.

For requirements, details, and instructions, please go here.




(January 2021)

Dr. Francisco Arellano Serratos (Spanish, Tri Cities) published his new book El Capitaloceno with Publicaciones Fomento Cultural. Congrats, Francisco! #SLCRFacultyChronicles


News & Events

  • New! (December 2020) For five weeks our students of French listened to French songs while participating in an engaging contest organized by Sabine Davis (Professor, Career Track, French). Dr. Insook Webber (Assistant Professor, Career Track, French) and Dr. Mark Black (Lecturer, French) helped with the voting process. The winners:
    • First place: Josh Bruns
    • Second place: Jansen Garside
    • Tied for third place: Kyle Moon, Reid Brown ,and Safiya Bouacheria

    Congratulations to all! And thank you to Sabine Davis and the French section for organizing such fun learning opportunity for students.

  • Interview with John Streamas on his work by Washington State Magazine. To access the interview, go here.
  • Director Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Professor Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo (CES) published an article titled Narratives of Infectious Threat and Contagion Crises in Contemporary Immigration Rhetoric  in the journal Label Me Latina/o.
  • Watch Associate Professor John Streamas read two poems here
  • French Major Vanessa Giramata was recognized as first Schwarzman distinguished scholarship finalist. See the story here.
  • Cassandra Gulam Recognized for Community Language Project
  • Get the Scoop on SLCR News here

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