In the News: Student wins photography award; new faculty fiction

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • Hildebrand Scholar Desirée Valadares wins prize for visual sociology
  • New short fiction from faculty affiliate Beth Piatote
Hildebrand Scholar Desirée Valadares Wins Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology
Canadian Studies is pleased to congratulate UC Berkeley graduate student Desirée Valadares, who won the third prize in the Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology. Hosted by the Social Science Research Council, the award recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work
Ms. Valadares’ photograph, “Absent Presence: Residential Barracks at Manzanar National Historic Site“, was taken during dissertation research funded in part by the Edward Hildebrand Award. The project compares historic preservation issues at several sites related to the WWII-era internment of people of Japanese descent in Canada and the United States. The photograph selected depicts the site of Manzanar Internment Camp in California, where over 10,000 Japanese-Americans were imprisoned between 1942-45. It conveys the haunting presence of a site that still conveys a powerful legacy despite of a lack of physical remains.
Desirée Valadares is currently pursuing a doctorate in architecture at UC Berkeley, with a focus on historical preservation, legal geography, and critical ethnic studies. For more information on her work, please visit her academic profile.
New Short Fiction from Faculty Affiliate Beth Piatote
A short story by Berkeley professor Beth Piatote was published Sunday in the Spokane Spokesman-Review’s as part of their “Summer Stories” series, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Washington’s Mount St. Helens. The piece, entitled “Rumblings”, portrays how a chance encounter brings two strangers to a passionate but ultimately ruinous finale.
Professor Piatote is an associate professor of Native American studies, specializing in Native American literature and Nez Perce language revitalization. She is Nez Perce, and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. She published her first short story collection, The Beadworkers, in 2019.
Read the full piece online at The Spokesman-Review.
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