Summer 2017 CST Student & Faculty Achievements

Congratulations to our CST Students and Affiliate Faculty!

  • Juan Cajigas – CST PhD Candidate – editor of a special issue of the open access academic journal Tabula Rasa, published in Bogotá. The issue, which is just out in Spanish, with a complete English translation to follow shortly, titled “Indigenous Critical Thinking in the Global North” (http://www.revistatabularasa.org/numero26/).
  • Julia Simon – Professor, French – Author of Time in the Blues, Oxford University Press: Immediate and spontaneous, the blues focuses on the present moment, creating an experience of time for performer and listener. Time in the Blues (Oxford University Press) offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the forms of temporality produced by and reflected in the blues within the historical context of Jim Crow segregation, sharecropping, racist violence, and migration.  
  • Caren Kaplan – Professor, American Studies – Co-Editor of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare, co-editor Lisa Parks, Duke University Press
  • Caren Kaplan – Professor, American Studies – Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above; Duke University Press: monograph that addresses over three hundred years of aerial imaginings and imagery; coming out in December or January
  • Andrea Miller – CST PhD Candidate – author of a chapter in the Caren Kaplan/Lisa Parks book Life in the Age of Drone Warfare, Duke University Press
  • Sophie Moore – CST PhD Candidate – recipient of a 2017-18 Provost’s Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Sophie Moore – CST PhD Candidate – author of “Organize or die: Farm school pedagogy and the political ecology of the agroecological transition in rural Haiti”; The Journal of Environmental Education, 48(4), 248-259. 2017.
  • Amanda Modell – CST PhD Candidate – 17-18 GSR position with the Center for Educational Effectiveness
  • Amanda Modell – CST PhD Candidate – Selected to participate in the UCHRI Intercampus Sound Studies working group
  • Nina Cole – CST PhD Candidate – Recipient of a travel scholarship from the Oral History Association in order to present at their annual September meeting
  • Robert Irwin – Professor, Spanish – participant of the research team that launched “Humanizing Deportation” digital storytelling project, in Tijuana during summer 2017. The website (http://humanizandoladeportacion.ucdavis.edu/en/) now houses some 40 videos (testimonial documentary shorts) that our research team (some eighteen people from five different universities in the US, Mexico and Europe) produced there.
  • Marlene Mercado – CST PhD student – participant of the research team that launched “Humanizing Deportation” digital storytelling project, in Tijuana during summer 2017
  • Michael Lazzara – Associate Professor, Spanish – published a co-edited book with Professor María Guadalupe Arenillas, titled Latin American Documentary Film in the New Millennium (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
  • Michael Lazzara – Associate Professor, Spanish - published a co-edited special issue of Radical History Review (Duke UP) on memory, culture, and politics in Chile, 40 years after the September 11, 1973 coup in which General Pinochet overthrew democratically-elected socialist president Salvador Allende's Popular Unity government. The issue is titled "The Other 9/11: Chile 1973--Memory, Resistance, and Democratization."
  • Jeanelle Hope – CST PhD Candidate – Named as Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Chancellors
  • Jeanelle Hope - CST PhD Candidate – Received Feminist Research Institute Summer Fellowship
  • Jeanelle Hope - CST PhD Candidate – Received Women's Resource and Research Center Summer Fellowship
  • Jeanelle Hope - CST PhD Candidate – Received Mellon Public Scholar's Fellowship 2016-17
  • Jeanelle Hope - CST PhD Candidate – Awarded Campus Diversity and Inclusion Project Grant (Dr. Robyn Rodriguez as Co-PI)
  • Jeanelle Hope - CST PhD Candidate – Passed Qualifying Exams, March 2017
  • Ksenia Fedorova – CST PhD Candidate – received a 2-year full-time research postdoc from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work at the Art&Image Studies Institute at Humboldt University in Berlin
  • Diana Pardo Pedraza - CST PhD Candidate- Had an article published: The Amputated Body: Ghostly and Literal Presence. In Territories of Conflict: Traversing Colombia through Cultural Studies. Edited by Andrea Fanta Castro, Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Chloe Rutter-Jensen. New York: University of Rochester Press, 2017.
  • Diana Pardo Pedraza - CST PhD Candidate – Awarded the HArCS Dean's Summer Fellowship Award, 2017.
  • Beshara Kehdi - CST PhD Student - Received the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's Jack Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship for 2017
  • Beshara Kehdi - CST PhD Student - Working on a podcast titled “ نصائح ستّي : Things You Wish You Asked Your Arab Grandma But Never Did” in six episodes that will be released later this Fall, all in Arabic.