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William O. Douglas Honors College

Faculty & Staff


Anne Cubilié moved to CWU in August of 2013 following 10 years working for the United Nations. Dr. Cubilie was Director of the William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC) for two years, moving to the position of Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Extended Learning in 2015. After two years as Associate Provost, Dr. Cubilie returned to her position at the DHC to work more closely with students and faculty on the shared educational mission of the university. At the United Nations, Dr. Cubilie worked in humanitarian response and development policy both at headquarters and in the field. She joined the United Nations from Georgetown University, where she was an assistant professor. Throughout her time at the United Nations, Dr. Cubilié maintained close ties to the academy and a consistent interest in bridging the gap between academic research and the political and policy considerations of international aid.

Dr. Cubilie has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Egypt. Her book, Women Witness Terror: Testimony and the Cultural Politics of Human Rights, reads testimony by women survivors of war and human rights abuse through critical frameworks of ethics, trauma and witnessing. While most people consider testimony to be that of an individual telling her story to give voice to the stories of all those who experienced the event, Dr. Cubilié considers the very instability of the narrative testimonial voice to be a generative source for a more engaged and less purely juridical consideration of human rights. In her work for the United Nations – ranging from the collection of survivor testimony in Afghanistan to policy guidance for emergency response to major reports and funding documents – she maintained an insistence on remembering the individual within the broadest international discourses. She has co-edited a special issue of the journal Discourse on "The Future of Testimony," has given numerous lectures both in the US and internationally on testimony, ethics, human rights and trauma, was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship and has served as a joint United Nations/American University of Cairo visiting scholar conducting research into women’s relationships to state structures. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of Oregon, graduating from the Robert D. Clark Honors College.


Christina Denison, a first-generation college student, is a Wildcat through and through having earned both her Bachelor and Master degrees from Central Washington University. Before becoming part of the team in the Douglas Honors College, Christina worked as a legal assistant; however, when CWU offered her an opportunity to do something a bit different she jumped at the chance. Starting as an office assistant in the Honors College, Christina took every opportunity she could to learn and do more which resulted in becoming the Academic and Student Success Coordinator and finally the Assistant Director of the DHC.

Christina enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her husband Jim, a local attorney. In the winter months, when not spending time with her family, you will find her shushing down the runs at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort in Wenatchee. All the other months she spends time wishing it was winter.

You may contact Ms. Denison at or call her at 509-963-1445.



William O. Douglas Honors College Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of the best that Central Washington University has to offer. These intellectuals are some of the finest in their respected fields and they are constantly striving to help foster scholarly thought in our students.



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