Kimberly Lynn, associate professor and chair of the Liberal Studies Department, was invited to speak about the value of a liberal arts education on two panel discussions at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Sept. 25 and 26.
Andrea Gogröf, professor in the Liberal Studies Department, gave a talk titled "Flair du Temps: The Dandy in Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission" at the annual PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) conference Nov. 5 to 8 in Portland. This year, Gogröf is vice-president of the PAMLA.
Jonathan Miran, associate professor in the Liberal Studies Department, co-organized (with Marina de Regt, VU University Amsterdam) the panel “Ethiopians in Yemen, Yemenis in Ethiopia: Transregional Mobility in a Historical Perspective” at the 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies held in Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 24 to 28.
Michael Slouber, assistant professor of South Asia in the Liberal Studies Department, presented two papers at the World Sanskrit Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, in June: “Gāruḍam in the Mañjuśriyamūlakalpa” and “Early Tantric Medicine and its Relationship with Classical Ayurveda.” At the conference, Slouber was awarded the DK Award for best Sanskrit Dissertation during the years 2012 to 2014.
Western Washington University played host to a talk titled “Hip-Hop and Democracy in Senegal” on Friday, Oct. 2 in Arntzen Hall on the Western campus.
The presentation, which was free and open to the public, featured Senegalese artists and political activists Thiat and Denise Sow of Keur Gui and Y’en a Marre as they visit Western to discuss rap music and political mobilization in Senegal.
Sponsors included the President’s Diversity Fund, the Center for International Students and the Departments of History, Liberal Studies and Political Science.
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.