The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race was developed in an effort to connect faculty in the School with faculty in other academic units on campus who are doing research on similar topics but from their respective disciplines. The idea is to put their works in conversation and to highlight scholarly connections and research convergences. It is a way of showing that you can (and should) look at a “problem/issue/idea” from different angles in order to get a better, more complete understanding of the problem/issue/idea. The lecture series is premised on interdisciplinarity (or transdisciplinarity) and on transdisciplinary exchanges, cooperation, and collaboration.
The Series began on February 2020, a few weeks before the global lockdown, with Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo (Professor of CES and American Studies and Culture, Pullman) and Trish Glazebrook (Professor of Philosophy, Pullman) discussing the prescient topic of pandemics.
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo
Presentation Title: “Mediated Fears about Pandemics and the American Imagination”
Presentation Title: “Pandemics: Lessons from around the World”
For more information on Professor Glazebrook, click here.
We took a hiatus on Fall 2020, and on Spring 2021, we resumed the Lecture Series virtually with a topic on nature and humanity with Xinmin Liu (Associate Professor of Chinese and American Studies and Culture, Pullman) and DJ Lee (Professor of English, Pullman).
Presentation Title: “Greenwashing and its Discontent: A Chinese Muslim’s Affective Response”
For more information on Professor Liu, click here.
Presentation Title: “Ghosts, Blood, Women and an Idaho Wilderness”
For more information on Professor Lee, click here.
In Spring 2021 we had a second virtual installment of the Lecture Series with Sue Peabody (Professor of History, Vancouver) and John Streamas (Associate Professor of CES and American Studies and Culture, Pullman). This lecture addressed the topic of race and family from two different perspectives: Slavery in France’s territories (Peabody), and Nuclear War in the 20th Century (Streamas).
Presentation Title: “Dis-Integration: A Futureless History of Nuclear Families of Color”
For more information on Associate Professor Streamas, click here.
Presentation Title: “Microhistory: Reconstituting Slavery, Family, and Freedom”
For more information on Professor Peabody, click here.
For more information on SLCR’s Lecture Series or to volunteer to present on a topic with one of our faculty members, please contact:
Dr. Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
Director, School of Languages, Cultures, and Race
509 335 6173
School of Languages, Cultures, and Race
509 335 2949
For a list of Faculty research areas, visit the following: