VANCOUVER – The Center for Social and Environmental Justice at WSU Vancouver presents its third annual Spring Research Colloquium, which includes faculty, graduate student and undergraduate presenters. The Spring Research Colloquium also includes presentations by staff of the YWCA Clark County and by members of the Cowlitz Tribal Council, who will speak about their ongoing research, research needs and interests.
All of the presentations are free and open to the public, at 1:15 p.m. in the Multimedia Classroom building, room 6. Parking is available in metered spaces or in the Blue Lot for $3 per day. For more information on the CSEJ, visit
Jan. 22 – Kathy Kniep, Executive Director of the YWCA Clark County, will provide an overview of the YWCA’s programs, research needs and other opportunities for collaboration with WSU Vancouver faculty, staff and students.
Feb. 18 – Taylor Aalvik, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, member of the Cowlitz Tribal Council, director of Natural Resources, biologist and history researcher, and master’s student in environmental science and regional planning; and Steve Kutz, R.N., M.P.H., member of the Cowlitz Tribal Council and manager, Cowlitz Indian Tribal Health Clinic, speaking on the ongoing research and research needs and interests of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
March 5Thabiti Lewis, assistant professor of English, WSU Vancouver, “Sam Greenlee: Re-articulation of Revolt in Ellison’s Invisible Man.” Sky Wilson, Ph.D. candidate in American studies, “The U.S. War of Terror Has Gotten Yo Mama: Talkin B(l)ack to Critique, Confront and Combat Racism and U.S. Imperialism.”
March 24Clare Wilkinson Weber, assistant professor of anthropology, WSU Vancouver, “From Commodity to Costume: Productive Consumption in the Making of Bollywood Film Costumes.” Sue Peabody, professor of history, “Race and Free Soil in Comparative Perspective: Furcy and Dred Scott.”
April 8 – Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, clinical assistant professor of marine ecology, “Assessing the Factors Influencing Cynobacteria Blooms in Vancouver Lake, Wash.” Brian Tissot, associate professor of marine ecology, “Deep Impacts: Effects of Fishing on Pacific Continental Shelf Ecosystems.”
April 28 – Adam Carpinelli, Ph.D. candidate in world history, “Historical Reflections on the Globalization of Dams.” Steve Fountain, assistant professor of history, WSU Vancouver, “Symbols of a Bad Land: Horses, Humanity and History.”