Faculty Publications

Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts actively publish in their respective fields. Their research, scholarly, and creative activities—showcased here—contribute meaningfully to their disciplines and enrich their teaching content and methods.  


Featured Academic Areas – September 2019

Communication Studies

Abrams, J. R, McGaughey, K., J. & Haghighat, H. (2018). Attitudes toward Muslims: A test of the parasocial contact hypothesis and contact theory. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research47, 276–292. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17475759.2018.1443968

Jennifer Asenas & Sierra Abram. Flattening the Past: How News Media Undermine the Political Potential of Anita Hill’s story, Feminist Media Studies, 18:3 (2018): 497-499. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2018.1456162

Asenas, Jennifer, J., & Hubble, Brittany. “Trolling Free Speech Rallies: Social Media Practices and the (Un)Democratic Spectacle of Dissent.” Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 17. 2 (2018). https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/taboo/vol17/iss2/6

Cargile, A. C., Mao, Y., Young, S. L. (2019). What’s hard work got to do with it? Diversity course impact on meritocracy beliefs and dialogue about race. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 68, 13-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2018.10.005 

Duerringer, C. (2019). As American as capitalist exploitation: Neoliberalism and The Men Who Built America. In M. Meyers (Ed.), Neoliberalism and the media (pp. 108-128). New York: Routledge.

Duerringer, C. (2019). Class structure and the movement of capital: The rhetoric of supply-side economics. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 9(1/2), 1-15.

Duerringer, C. (2018). Dinner and a movie: Introducing students to rhetorical criticism. In Seiter J. S., Peeples, J., & Sanders, M. L. (Eds.), Communication in the classroom: A collection of GIFTS (pp. 343-346)Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Duerringer, C. (2018). Research in the rhetoric of economics: A critical review. Review of Communication, 18(3), 284-300. doi:10.1080/15358593.2018.1465198

Duerringer, C. (2019). Rhetorical arbitrage: The rhetoric of the sharing economy. Communication Theory, 29(3), 1-18doi:10.1093/ct/qtz005

Fox, Ragan. “DiЯty.” Text and Performance Quarterly 39 (2019): in press. 

Fox, Ragan. Inside Reality TV: Producing Race, Gender, and Sexuality on “Big Brother.” New York: Routledge, 2019.

Fox, Ragan. “Pete and Peck: On Eating Our Own.” QED: A Journal in LBGTQ Worldmaking 5 (2019): in press. 

Jennifer J. Asenas and Kevin A. Johnson. Review of E. Johanna Hartelius’ (Ed.) The Rhetorics of U.S. Immigration: Identity, Community, OthernessRhetoric and Public Affairs. v. 21, n. 3 (Fall, 2018): 547-550.

Kevin A. Johnson and Jennifer J. Asenas. Review of Katie L. Gibson. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy of Dissent: Feminist Rhetoric and the Law. Tuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama P, 2018. Women Studies in Communication. (forthcoming 2019).

Kevin A. Johnson and Mary Hyepock. Review of J. Michael Hogan, Jessica A. Kurr, Michael J. Bergmaier, and Jeremy D. Johnson’s (Eds.) Speech and Debate as Civic Education, State College, PA: Pennsylvania State U P, 2017. Argumentation and Advocacy. (2018).

Kevin A. Johnson and Brandon McDonald. “Points de Sensorium, the ‘Stank,’ and the Communication of Bullshit.” Review of Communication. (2018).

Kevin A. Johnson and Michael K. Middleton. “The Irony of Originalist Argument in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.”  Recovering Argument. Randall A. Lake (Ed.). London: Taylor and Francis. (2019).

Kevin A. Johnson and Lucienne Profenius. Review of Monroe Price and Nicole Stremlau’s (Eds.) Speech and Society in Turbulent Times: Freedom of Expression in Comparative Perspective, Cambridge, UK: U of Cambridge P, 2017. First Amendment Studies. v. 52, n. 1-2 (2018): 137-138.

Loretta Rowley and Kevin A. Johnson. “Anthropomorphic Anthropocentrism and the Rhetoric of Blackfish.” Environmental Communication Journal. (2018): 825-839.

Le, P-H & Mao, Y. (November 2018). Reddit as a new platform for public relations: Organizations’ use of dialogic principles and their publics’ responses in the subreddit IAmA. First Monday23(11). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v23i11.8131

Mao, Y., Guardado, M., & Meyer, K. R. (2019).  Podcasts and English-language learning: A qualitative investigation of organizational, instructional, and learning perspectives. International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)11(1), 20-35. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJICTHD.2019010102

Mao, Y. & Menchen-Trevino, E. (2018). Global news-making practices on Twitter: Exploring English-Chinese language boundary spanning. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication12(3), 248-266. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2018.1542018

Yang, L., Mao, Y., & Jansz, J. (September 2018). Chinese urban Hui Muslims’ access to and evaluation of cardiovascular diseases-related health information from different sources. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(9). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15092021

Yang, L., Mao, Y., & Jansz, J. (August 2019). Understanding the Chinese Hui ethnic minority’s information seeking on cardiovascular Diseases: A Focus Group Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(15), 2784. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16152784

Curry, Tommy J. and Utley, Ebony A. “She Touched Me: Five Snapshots of  Adult Sexual Violations of Black Boys.” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, vol. 28, no. 2, 2018, pp. 205-241.

Utley, Ebony A. He Cheated, She Cheated, We Cheated: Women Speak About Infidelity. Jefferson: McFarland, 2019.

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Bairam, Etem. “The Origins and Spatial Diffusion of Female Professional Soccer Players in the United States, 1991-2015: Geographical and Sociocultural Perspectives.” The California Geographer, vol. 57, 2018, pp. 73-106.

Ban, H. & Sung, H. H. (2019). Visualization of Uncertain Boundaries of Undersea Features. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research, 6(1), Article 4. https://dc.uwm.edu/ijger/vol6/iss1/4

Li, L., Ban, H., Wechsler, S. P., & Xu, B. (2018). Spatial Data Uncertainty. In: Huang, B. (Ed.), Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems. Vol. 1, pp. 313–340. Oxford: Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09610-X ISBN: 9780128046609.

Wechsler, S. P., Ban, H., & Li, L. (2019). The Pervasive Challenge of Error and Uncertainty in Geospatial Practice. In: Koutsopoulos, K., de Miguel González, R., & Donert, K. (Eds.), Geospatial Challenges in the 21st Century. Key Challenges in Geography (EUROGEO Book Series). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04750-4_16 ISBN: 978-3-030-04749-8.

Dallman, Suzanne. 2017. Navigating Drought in California: Lessons from Down-Under. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 79:71-92.

McCarthy, Martin, and Dallman, Suzanne. 2019. The Drought is Over: Now What? Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 81.

Hackett, K. Saegert, S., Dozier, D., & Marinova, M. (2018) Community land trusts: releasing possible selves through stable affordable housing, Housing Studies, 1-25

Dozier, D. (2019). Contested Development: Homeless Property, Police Reform, and Resistance in Skid Row. International Journal for Urban and Regional Research 43(1), 179-194.

Dozier, D. (2018). A Response to Abolitionist Planning: There is No Room for ‘Planners’ in the Movement for Abolition. Planners Network: http://www.plannersnetwork.org/2018/08/response-to-abolitionist-planning/

Alonso-Yanez, G., House-Peters, L., Garcia-Cartagena, M., Bonelli, S., Lorenzo-Arana, I., & Ohira, M. (2019). Mobilizing transdisciplinary collaborations: Collective reflections on decentering academia in knowledge production. Global Sustainability, 2, E5. doi:10.1017/sus.2019.2 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/global-sustainability/article/mobilizing-transdisciplinary-collaborations-collective-reflections-on-decentering-academia-in-knowledge-production/701F67344876F5B1E644ED048A221CB9

Gerlak, A.K, L. House-Peters, R.G. Varady, T. Albrecht, A. Zúñiga-Terán, C.A. Scott, R.R. de Grenade, and C. Cook. (2018). Water security: A critical review of place-based studies. Environmental Science and Policy 82: 79-89. https://arizona.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/water-security-a-review-of-place-based-research

House-Peters, L., V. Del Casino, Jr., and C.F. Brooks. (2019). Dialogue, inquiry, and encounter: Critical geographies of online higher education. Progress in Human Geography 43(1): 81-103. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0309132517735705 

Pischke, E.C, K.E. Halvorsen., T.H. Mwampamba, L. House-Peters, A. Eastmond, L.P. Volkow, M.C. Fragoso Medina and M. Ohira. (2019). Transdisciplinary research teams: Broadening the scope of who participates in research. In: Halvorsen, K.E., C. Schelly, R. Handler, and J.L. Knowlton (Eds.) A Research Agenda for Environmental Management. Edward Elgar Publishing: Northhampton, M.A.

Gary Hytrek and Andres Temblador. 2018. Long Beach Invest In Youth Project: Long Beach Residents Respond to City Budgetary Priorities. Report prepared for Khmer Girls in Action and the Long Beach Youth Committee. May.

Christine L. Jocoy. 2018. Green Growth Machines? Competing discourses of urban development in Playa Vista, California. Urban Geography 39(3): 388-412. (published online 2017 DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2017.1333238)

Brennan, Sean; Laris, Paul S.; and Rodrigue, Christine M. “Coyote Brush as Facilitator of Native California Plant Recovery in the Santa Monica Mountains.” Madroño, Vol. 65, no. 1, 2017, pp. 47-59.

Laris, P., Jo, A., Wechsler, S., and Dadashi, S. “Effects of Landscape Pattern and Vegetation Type on the Fire Regime of a Mesic Savanna in Mali.” Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 227, 2018, pp. 134-145.

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Political Science

Caputi, Mary, contributor. “A Critical Feminist Exchange: Symposium on Claudia Leeb’s Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject (Oxford University Press, 2017). Political Theory, Volume 47, Issue 4, August 2019. pp. 559-580.

Caputi, Mary. “‘An Idiot with a Spoon’: Adorno, Petrini, and the Oppositional Politics of Slow Food.” Reading Adorno: The Endless Road, edited by Amirhosein Khandizaji. Palgrave, 2019. pp. 213-232.

Caputi, Mary, and Bryant Sculos, editors. Teaching Marx and Critical Theory in the 21st Century. Brill Publishing, 2019.

Orum, A. M. and Cantor, D. (2019). Municipal Reform (USA). In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, A. M. Orum (Ed.). doi:10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0209

Charles Mahoney, “Empty Threats: How Extremist Organizations Bluff in Terrorist Campaigns,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (October 2018) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1514093?journalCode=uter20

Charles Mahoney, “More Data, New Problems: Audiences, Ahistoricity, and Selection Bias in Terrorism and Insurgency Research,” International Studies Review Volume 20, No. 4 (December 2018), pp. 589-614. https://academic.oup.com/isr/article-abstract/20/4/589/4756070

Teresa Wright, ed., Handbook of Dissent and Protest in China (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019). 

Teresa Wright, “Labour Protest in China’s Private Sector: Responses to Chinese Communism with Capitalist Characteristics,” Economy and Society 47(3) (Fall 2018): 382-402. 

Teresa Wright, “Political Discourse on the Internet in China: A Multifarious Virtual Space,” in Eva Hansson & Meredith Weiss, eds., Political Participation in Asia: Defining & Deploying Political Space (NY: Routledge, 2018).

Teresa Wright, Popular Protest in China (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2018). 

Rudra Sil and Teresa Wright, “The Dynamics of Labour Protest in an Era of Declining Social Protection,” Economy and Society 47(3) (Fall 2018): 335-342. 

Vansickle-Ward, Rachel and Kevin Wallsten. 2019. The Politics of the Pill: Gender, Framing, and Policymaking in the Battle over Birth Control. Oxford University Press.  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-politics-of-the-pill-9780190675349?cc=us&lang=en&#

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