Publications, Grants, Conferences, and Awards

Friday, May 27, 2022

Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen and Dr. Arwa Kooli of l'Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l'Information in Manouba, Tunisia published their article, "Not 'just the facts': Challenging assumptions in cross-national data journalism," in Communication Teacher on May 27, 2022. 

The article provides an international framework for journalism students developing cultural competencies in data reporting. It seeks to help journalism educators and students avoid producing "parachute journalism" in which reporters foreground their cultural biases in their work. The authors…

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Professor of English Christopher Wise's translation of Hawad’s book-length poem In the Net was recently published with the African Poetry Series, edited by Kwame Dawes, at the University of Nebraska Press. Hawad is a Tuareg poet and painter of the Sahara, who writes in Tamajaght, which he transcribes with tifinagh, the Tuareg alphabet. The Tuareg are semi-nomadic Berber people (also called “Amazigh”), non-black "blue men," who have lived from prehistoric times in the Sahara Desert in lands that were later divided by French colonizers into five post-colonial states:…

Monday, January 3, 2022

Asst. Prof. Regina Jefferies of Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies recently published “Transnational Legal Process: An Evolving Theory and Methodology” as the lead article in Volume 42 of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. The Brooklyn Journal of International Law is one of the leading international law journals in America and publishes the work of preeminent scholars, judges, and practitioners in the diverse field of international law.

The article is open access and available to read at: Regina Jefferies, “Transnational Legal Process:…

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Daniel E. Coslett, visiting assistant professor of Art and Art History, and two colleagues have recently produced an anthology, "Rethinking Global Modernism: Architectural Historiography and the Postcolonial," that collects developing scholarship outlining a new decentered history of global modernism in architecture using postcolonial and other related theoretical frameworks.

Find out more about this new anthology here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Mark Miyake, an assistant professor in Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, has been named to the Federation of State Humanities Council Board of Directors, representing Washington state.

Founded in 1977, the Federation of State Humanities Councils providse leadership, advocacy, and information to help members advance programs that engage millions of citizens across diverse populations in community and civic life.

Miyake leads the program in Audio Technology, Music, and Society at Western Washington University. He also currently serves on…

Monday, September 27, 2021

WWU Professor of English Christopher Wise recently published "Decolonisation or Redemption? The One State Solution: 'Unsilencing Gaza' and 'Liberating Palestine'" in Arena Quarterly, No. 7 (2021). Go to to read this article.

He also completed a book review of "Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel" by Alexander Thurston for Reading Religion, Aug. 19, 2021. See for more.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Design Austin Shaw was invited to speak at Camp Mograph 2021, in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 9-12. Established in 2019, Camp Mograph brings together industry leaders for fireside chats and professional workshops in a natural setting. This year’s event sold out in 45 seconds.

Austin Shaw kicked off the festivities as the opening fireside speaker of the event, followed by Hazel Baird, Emmy Award-Winning Design Director at Elastic; and Beeple (Mike Winkelman), Digital Art Pioneer, NFT Artist and GQ’s Man of the Year. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Leonard wears a yellow tie with dark blue suit jacket, and poses near the Sehome arboretum

The Association of College and University Housing Officers‐International (ACUHO‐I) is proud to announce that WWU director of University Residences Leonard Jones has been honored with the 2021 Parthenon Award.

Jones was publicly recognized at the 2021 ACUHO‐I Conference and Expo in late June. The prestigious Parthenon Award recognizes outstanding collegiate housing professionals for their service, leadership, achievement, and contributions to the campus housing field. Honorees are nominated by their colleagues, who host fundraising campaigns and collect donations on their behalf.…

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WWU Assistant Professor of Management Meg Warren recently published a new article in The Conversation, "Why women need male allies in the workplace – and why fighting everyday sexism enriches men too," at the article is based on research about to be published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinities.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

WWU Journalism Department faculty member Stephen Howie recently has an article, "Suspended by only a wing and the air, glider pilots soar from Samish Overlook," published in the Seattle Times. Check it out at