In light of the recent protests and statements in support of Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist organizing efforts, the College of Liberal Arts is highlighting how its courses incorporate issues related to Black Lives Matter. We will highlight one course each month.  You can view all of our courses here:

See the description below detailing how CLA faculty advance the anti-racist messaging of Black Lives Matter through assignments, readings, and pedagogical practices that affirm the lives, history, and culture of Black people across the globe. Descriptions fall into one of three categories—Long-Standing Practices, Recent Changes, and Future Plans—designed to demonstrate the ongoing nature of anti-racist efforts:

Instructor: Jeanelle Uy
Course: ANTH 315 Human Variation

In ANTH 315, I spend time on the history of the study of human variation, which started out as the study of human “races”, and how early racist and colonialist approaches still have reverberating effects on today’s popular views about race and human bodies.

I typically assign various types of media outside of lecture, such as TED Talks, readings, and podcasts that are about or produced/written by Black, Brown, and Indigenous authors/creators. For example, an early reading I assign when we talk about evolution is an article about John Edmonstone, a formerly enslaved man from Guyana who taught Charles Darwin about tropical animals and taxidermy at the University of Edinburgh, before the voyage of the HMS Beagle.

I also introduce to students how certain standards of “normality” we have today are intertwined with the history and influence of colonization and enslavement of Africans (as well as Indigenous Americans). Black (and other POC) bodies were falsely pathologized or deemed “less evolved”; as a consequence, we now have standards of “normality” that were largely based on the opposite of what was perceived to be the Black condition. One example is the perception that only thin/slender bodies can be beautiful and healthy while other bodies are not. For this, I assign an interview with Dr. Sabrina Strings, author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. Another example is the perception that a male body should have a substantially different appearance and gender expression from a female body, since a “heightened difference between sexes” was perceived to be “evolved” and “civilized”. Western imperialist cultures emphasized binary gender roles and expression partially because these were not universal among those they colonized. Related to this, I assign excerpts from Dr. Oyeronke Oyewumi’s The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses.

It is my hope that students leave my classroom with a raised consciousness about implicit bias and equipped with vocabulary and solutions to have informed and equitable behaviors and conversations in their daily lives around race.

Interim David Hood Professor of Ancient History

In 2018, our colleague, David Hood, passed away. David’s career at CSULB spanned more than 50 years and during that time he established an unprecedented model of service to the university, college, and department, and built up the History department’s Ancient History program, serving as an invaluable mentor to countless students at both the BA and MA levels. More than anything, David’s dream was for Ancient History to thrive at CSULB, and to that end, in his estate, he generously bequeathed both an endowed professor of Ancient Greek and Roman history and an Ancient History Program Fund to serve students at the BA and MA levels who are studying that field at CSULB. 

The Department of History is very pleased to announce that Dr. Mik Larsen has been offered, and agreed to serve as, the Interim David Hood Professor of Ancient History. Dr. Larsen received his doctorate from UCLA and, beginning in Spring 2018, has been a lecturer in the History department. Since he started teaching at CSULB, Mik has generated renewed interest in ancient history and built up a strong following amongst our majors. Furthermore, he has developed new courses for the curriculum, expanding our coverage of the Ancient World into Western Asia. 

Please join us in congratulating Mik and wishing him well in building on David Hood’s legacy.

Student Success Story: Robin Gaitan

We have a new student success story! 

Learning during a pandemic hasn’t been the easiest thing for students across campus. The move from sitting in a classroom with twenty-five other students to being at home learning through a computer has been difficult for many students. Robin Gaitan, an English Literature graduate student, has made some big changes to make the most of her experience learning online.

Navigating online courses has been an interesting experience for Robin, who took an academic leave in Spring 2020 in order to finish classes from the semester before. When she returned in Fall 2020, she didn’t experience a huge change in terms of learning style. However, Robin is legally blind and a BMAC student, so there were different challenges she had to work through. “There have been a few more hurdles that I’ve had to deal with  learning Zoom, figuring that out, how does it work with the computer technology that I use on my computer,” she says. She has been able to get accommodations that have helped her learn, but it doesn’t replace being on campus, which she misses the most.

To read more of Robin’s story, please follow this link:

Faculty Publications – April/May 2021

Faculty Publications – April 2021

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 – April 2021


American Studies

Gomer, Justin. White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights. Studies in United States Cultures Series. University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

Mizelle, Brett. Handbook of Historical Animal Studies, edited with Mieke Roscher and André Krebber (De Gruyter, forthcoming June 2021).
—. “Writing History after the Animal Turn? An Introduction to Historical Animal Studies,” in Mieke Roscher, André Krebber and Brett Mizelle, eds., Handbook of Historical Animal Studies (De Gruyter, 2021), 1-18.

Hong, Mai-Linh, Chrissy Yee Lau, and Preeti Sharma, eds. The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial JusticeUniversity of California Press. Forthcoming, 2021.

Sharma, P. (2020). Irresponsible State Care and the Virality of Nail Salons: Asian American Women’s Service Work, Vulnerability, and MutualityJournal of Asian American Studies 23(23)3, 491-509. 

Ángeles, S. L., Chen, M., Galvez, J., Shadduck-Hernández, J., Sharma, P., Thomas, D., Waheed S., Wong, M. (2020). Unseen Costs: The Experiences of Workers and Learners in Los Angeles County. UCLA Labor Center. 


Environmental Science and Policy

Laris, Paul, Koné, M., Dembélé, F., Yang, L., and Jacobs, R.: Methane gas emissions from savanna fires: What analysis of local burning regimes in a working West African landscape tell us, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2021.

Laris, P., et al. (2021). Where Have the Native Grasses Gone?: What a Long-Term, Repeat
Study Can Tell Us about California’s Native Prairie Landscapes. Rural Landscapes: Society,
Environment, History, X(X): X, 1–13. DOI: 3/rl.61.

Laris, P., Jacobs, R., Koné, M. et al. Determinants of fire intensity in working landscapes of an African savanna. fire ecol 16, 27 (2020).


International Studies

Palmer, Jason. 2021. “Be Careful, Ye Catholic: The Entanglement of Mormonism and Money in Peru” Religions 12, no. 4: 246.


Jewish Studies

Blutinger, Jeffrey C. “‘I Know One Day a Miracle Will Happen’: Bruno Balz and the Position of the Gay Artist in Nazi Germany,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 30:3 (forthcoming).

—. “A New Protocols: Kevin MacDonald’s Reconceptualization of Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory,” Antisemitism Studies 5:1 (Spring 2021).



Rodríguez-Ordóñez, Itxaso. (2021/in press). The role of social meaning in contact-induced variation among new speakers of Basque. Journal of Sociolinguistics.  

—. (2021). Stylistic variation and the role of dialect contact in the leísmo of Basque-Spanish. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 14(1). 

Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I. & Sainzmaza-Lecanda, L. (2021). Contact linguistics and heritage speakers. In Montrul, S., & Polinsky, M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Heritage Language and Linguistics (pp. 471-498)Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I. (2020). The acquisition of Differential Object Marking as a sociolinguistic variable. In Mardale, A. & Montrul, S. (Eds.), The Acquisition of Differential Object Marking (pp.105-131). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.  

—. (2020). Basque Differential Object Marking as a contact phenomenon: how and why? Journal of Language Contact 13(1): 227-270.  

—. (2020). New speakers, new diversity: a Basque-Spanish contact approach. In Grenoble, L., Lane, P., & Royneland, U. (Eds.), Linguistic Minorities in Europe. Berlin: De Gruyter.

—. (2019). Changes in the pitch-accent system of Gernika Basque. Fontes Linguae Vasconum 127(1): 123-151.   

—. (2019). The role of linguistic ideologies in language contact situations. Language and Linguistics Compass 13(10): e12351.  

Sharifi, Amir, Yulmaz, B, Bawari, Z, Sheyholslami,J (2022). A Preliminary Study of Kurdish as a Stateless and Heritage Language in the U.S, Canada, and Europe (EDs). Sheyholislami, J Haig, G. Khezri, H, Akin, S, Öpengin, E. The Oxford Handbook of Kurdish Linguistics.



Ahrens, Courtney, Nguyen, P., & Phan, S. (in press). Creating culturally responsive 
services for Vietnamese-heritage survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence.

Bach, M.H., Hansen, N.B., Ahrens, C., Nielsen, C.R., Walshe, C., & Hansen, M. (in press). Underserved survivors of sexual assault: A systematic scoping review. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Ahrens, C., Hart, A., & Dworkin, E. (2021). Social reactions received by survivors of intimate 
partner violence: A qualitative validation of key constructs from the Social Reactions 
Questionnaire. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 45(1), 37-49.

Dardis, T., Ahrens, C., Howard, R., & Mechanic, M. (2020). Experiences and impact of stalking among a diverse sample of intimate partner violence survivors. Violence Against Women.

Ahrens, C., Dahlgren, S., & Howard, R. (2020). Rape kit notification: Recommendations and 
barriers to reconnecting with survivors. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 21 (4), 419-436.

Alt, Nicholas P., Parkinson, C., Kleinbaum, A. M., & Johnson, K. L. (in press). The face of social networks: Naive observers’ accurate assessment of others’ social network position from faces. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/19485506211003723.

Chaney, K. E., Sanchez, D. T., Alt, N. P., & Shih, M. J. (2021). The breadth of confrontations as a prejudice reduction strategy. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(3), 314-322. doi:10.1177/1948550620919318

Johnson, S. P., Alt, N. P., Biosah, C., Dong, M., Goodale, B. M., Senturk, D., & Johnson, K. L. (2021). Development of infants’ representation of female and male faces. Vision Research, 184, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2021.02.005

Alt, N. P., Lick, D. J., & Johnson, K. L. (2020). The straight categorization bias: A motivated and altruistic reasoning account. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(6), 1266-1289. doi:10.1037/pspi0000232

Alt, N. P., Lick, D. J., Hunger, J. M., & Johnson, K. L. (2019). Evaluative implications of intersecting body weight and other social categories: The role of typicality. Body Image, 17(31), 19-23.
Amirkhan, James. (2021) Stress overload in the spread of coronavirus, Anxiety, Stress, & Coping34, 121-129.

* designates a student co-author
Amirkhan & Velasco* (2021) Stress overload and the new nightmare for Dreamers. Journal of American College Health69, 67-73.
Amirkhan, Bowers*, & Logan* (2020).  Applying stress theory to higher education: Lessons from a study of first-year students, Studies in Higher Education45, 2231-2244.
Lemmons, B., Bamishigbin, Olajide, Cryer-Coupet, Q., Johnson, S., Dorsey, M., Lewis, E. (forthcoming). Exploring the Determinants of Discipline and Monitoring Among Non-Resident African American Fathers. Children and Youth Services Review.  
Cooper, S.M., Thomas, A. & Bamishigbin, O. (forthcoming). Black American Fathers Employed in High-Risk Contexts for Contracting COVID-19: Implications for Individual Wellbeing and Work-Family Spillover. American Journal of Men’s Health.

Bamishigbin, O., Wilson, D.K., Abshire, D., Mejias-Lancheros, C., Dunkel Schetter, C. (2020). Father involvement in infant parenting in an ethnically diverse community sample: Predicting paternal depressive symptoms. Frontiers in Psychiatry. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.578688.

Bamishigbin, O. N., Stein, K. D., Leach, C. R., & Stanton, A. L. (2020). Spirituality and depressive symptoms in a multiethnic sample of cancer survivors. Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/hea0000878

Bamishigbin Jr, O. N., Schetter, C. D., & Stanton, A. L. (2019). The antecedents and consequences of adolescent fatherhood: A systematic review. Social Science & Medicine, 232, 106-119. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.031

Weersing, V. R., Gonzalez, Araceli, & Rozenman, M. (book, in press). Brief transdiagnostic behavior therapy for youth anxiety and depression. Therapist Guide and Youth Workbook. Oxford University Press: Treatments that Work series; Anticipated publication: Fall 2021.

Lynch, F. L., Dickerson, J. F., Rozenman, M. S., Gonzalez, A., Schwartz, K. T., Porta, G. … & Weersing, V. R. (2021). Cost-effectiveness of Brief Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care. JAMA Network Open4(3), e211778-e211778. 

Goger, P., Rozenman, M., & Gonzalez, A. (2020). The association between current maternal psychological control, anxiety symptoms, and emotional regulatory processes in emerging adults. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry68, 101563.
Brent, D. A., Porta, G., Rozenman, M. S., Gonzalez, A., Schwartz, K. T., Lynch, F. L., … & Weersing, V. R. (2020). Brief behavioral therapy for pediatric anxiety and depression in primary care: a follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry59(7), 856-867. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2019.06.009. 

Rozenman, M., Gonzalez, A., *Logan, C., & *Goger, P. (2020). Cognitive bias modification for threat interpretations: Impact on anxiety symptoms and stress reactivity. Depression & Anxiety,37,438-448. 

*Majeno, A., Urizar, G., Halim, M., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S.T., & Gonzalez, A. (2020)Examining the role of ethnic microaggressions and ethnicity on cortisol responses to an acute stressor among young adults. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Makover, H., Kendall, P., Olino, T., Carper, M. M., Albano, A.M., Piacentini, J., Peris, T., Langley, A.K., Gonzalez, A., Ginsburg, G.S., Compton, S., Birmaher, B., Sakolsky, D., Keeton, C., & Walkup, J. (2020). Mediators of youth anxiety outcomes 3 to 12 years after treatment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 70, 102188.
Gonzalez, A., Dixon, L., *Reinosa Segovia, F., & Chavira, D. (2020). A qualitative investigation of promotores’ perspectives on task-shifting evidence-based mental health care for Latinxs in a rural community. Psychological Services. Advance Online Publication. 

Peris, T. S., Rozenman, M., Gonzalez, A., Vreeland, A., Piacentini, J., Tan, P. Z., & Ricketts, E. J. (2019). Family functioning in pediatric trichotillomania, obsessive compulsive disorder, and healthy comparison youth. Psychiatry Research281, 112578.  

Kuchirko, Y., Bennet, A., Halim, May Ling, Costanzo, P., & Ruble, D. N. (in press). The 
influence of siblings on ethnically diverse children’s gender typing across development. Developmental Psychology.

Halim, M. D., Martin, C. L., Andrews, N., Zosuls, K. M., & Ruble, D. N. (2021, Online first). 
Enjoying each other’s company: Gaining other-gender friendships promotes positive other-gender attitudes among ethnically diverse children. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Majeno, A.*, Urizar, G., Halim, M. D., Nguyen, S. T., & Gonzalez, A. (2020, Online first). 
Examining the role of ethnic microaggressions and ethnicity on cortisol responses to an acute stressor among young adults. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000401. 

Gutierrez, B. C.*, Halim, M. D., Ng, Fei-Yin, F., Kwak, K., Ortiz-Cubias, S.*, Cheng, G. Y., & Sze, I. (2020). Gendered appearances among young children and in the media: An East-West cultural comparison. Sex Roles, 82, 306-320doi: 10.1007/s11199-019-01059-3. 

Gutierrez, B. C.*, Halim, M. D., Martinez, M. A.*, & Arredondo, M.* (2020). The heroes and the helpless: The development of benevolent sexism in children. Sex Roles, 82, 558-569doi: 10.1007/s11199-019-01074-4. 

Bennet, A., Kuchirko, Y., Halim, M. D., Costanzo, P. R., & Ruble, D. N. (2020, Online first). 
The influence of center-based care on young children’s gender development. Journal of 
Applied Developmental Psychology, 69, 101157. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101157.

Gutierrez, B. C.*, Halim, M. D., & Leaper, C. (2019, Online first). Variations in recalled familial messages about gender in relation to emerging adults’ gender, ethnic background, and gender attitudes. Journal of Family Studies. doi: 10.1080/13229400.2019.1685562.

*Denotes mentored graduate or undergraduate student

Hughes, A.M., Sanders, T.L., Pham, T., & Hancock, Gabrielle M. (Accepted/Forthcoming). Cognitive workload: Importance, assessments, and applications. In (Eds.), American Society of Safety Professionals Handbook.

Hancock, G.M., Longo, L., Young, M.S., & Hancock, P.A. (In press). Mental workload. In Salvendy, G. & Karwowski, W. (Eds.), Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics (5th Edition). New York, NY: Wiley.

Hancock, P.A., Crichton-Harris, A., Sellen, A., Sheridan, T.B., & Hancock, G.M. (2020). A distracted scientist: The life and contributions of John Senders. Human Factors  

Neigel, A.N., Claypoole, V.L., Smith, S.L., Waldfogle, G.E., Fraulini, N.W., Hancock, G.M., Helton, W.S., & Szalma, J.L. (2020). Engaging the human operator: A review of the theoretical support for the vigilance decrement and a discussion of practical applications. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science, 21(2), 239-258. doi: 

Neigel, A.N., Claypoole, V.L., Waldfogle, G.E., Acharya, S., & Hancock, G.M. (2020). Holistic cyber hygiene education: Accounting for the human factors. Computers & Security, 92, 101731. doi:

Hancock, G.M. (2019). Psychophysical equivalence of static versus dynamic stimuli in a two alternative forced choice detection task. In: H. Ayaz & F. Dehais (Eds.), Neuroergonomics: The Brain at Work and in Everyday Life. (pp. 165-168). London, UK: Academic Press. 

Hughes, A.M., Hancock, G.M., Marlow, S.L., Stowers, K. & Salas, E. (2019). Cardiac measures of cognitive workload: A meta-analysis. Human Factors, 61(3), 393-414.

Hancock, P.A., Hancock, G.M., Senders, W., & Sellen, A.J. (2019). John Senders (1920 – 2019). American Journal of Psychology, 132(3), 361-367.
Hancock, P.A., Kaplan, A.D., Cruit, J.K., Hancock, G.M., MacArthur, K.R.* & Szalma, J.L. (2019). A meta-analysis of flow effects and the perception of time. Acta Psychologica, 198, 102836.

Neigel, A.N., & Hancock, G.M. (2019). Thanatology and human factors: Current research and future directions. In H.C. Lum (Ed.), Critical Issues Impacting Science, Technology, Society (STS) and Our Future. (pp. 251-280). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kohfeldt, Danielle & Mather, G. (forthcoming). The metanarrative of chronic pain: Culpable, duplicitous, and miserable. In D. Bolt (Ed.), Metanarratives of disability: Culture, assumed authority and the normative social order. Routledge.

Dutt, A. & Kohfeldt, D. (2019). Assessing the relationship between neoliberal ideology and reactions to Central American asylum seekers in the United States. Journal of Social Issues, 75(1), 134-152, doi: 10.1111/josi.12312.

Kornbluh, M., Collins, C., & Kohfeldt, D. (2019). Navigating activism within the academy: Consciousness building and social justice identity formation. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 1-13, doi: 10.1002/casp.2434.

Collins, C., Kohfeldt, D., & Kornbluh, M. (2019). Psychological and political liberation: Strategies to promote power, wellness, and liberation among anti-racist activists. Journal of Community Psychology, 1-18, doi:10.1002/jcop.22259.
Kornbluh, M., Kohfeldt, D., Banks, L., & Brott, H. (2019). Sharing strengths and struggles in the classroom and beyond: Results from the Teaching Community Psychology Survey. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.

Bolkan, S., Pedersen, William C., Stormes, K. N., & Manke, B. (in press). Predicting four-year graduation: Using social cognitive career theory to model the impact of prescriptive advising, unit load, and students’ self-efficacy.  Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. 

Erlyana, E., Reynolds, G.L., Fisher, D.G., Pedersen, W.C., & Van Otterloo, L. (2019). Arrest and trait aggression correlates of emergency department use.  Journal of Correctional Health Care, 25, 253-264. 

Battiste, V., and Strybel, Thomas Z. (2020) Development of urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles for ease of operation. Accepted, Human Computer Interaction International Conference, – subsequently withdrawn due to COVID-19 epidemic

Vu, K-P, Van Luven, J., Diep*, T., Battiste, V., Brandt, S., Monk, K., Rorie, R.C., Shively, R.J., Strybel, T.Z., Sadler, G.G. (2020). Impact of UAS with low size, weight, and power sensors on air traffic controllers’ performance and acceptability ratings. Proceedings of the HFES 64TH International Annual Meeting  154-158.

Boudreau, A., and Strybel, T.Z. (2020) The Simon effect in driving.  Accepted, Human Computer Interaction International Conference, subsequently withdrawn due to COVID-19 epidemic.

Marayong, P., Shankar, P., Wei, J., Nguyen, H., Strybel, T. Z., and V. Battiste V. (2020). Urban air mobility system testbed using CAVE virtual reality environment, 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 1-7, doi:10.1109/AERO47225.2020.9172534. 

Moran S.N., Strybel T.Z., Hancock G.M., Vu KP.L. (2020) Using the Lane Change Test to Investigate In-Vehicle Display Placements. In: Stanton N. (eds) Advances in Human Factors of Transportation. AHFE 2019Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 964. Springer, Cham.

Knarr A.J., Nguyen A., Strybel T.Z. (2019) Peripheral HUD Alerting and Driving Performance. In: Stephanidis C. (eds) HCI International 2019 – Posters. HCII 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1034. Springer, Cham.

Vu, K.P.P., Keeler, J., Fern, L., Mattoon, N., Rorie, R., Battiste, V., Shively, R. & Strybel, T.Z. (2019). Impact of the Frequency of Lost Links on Air Traffic Controllers’ Performance and Acceptability Ratings. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 63rd Annual Meeting, 121-125.

Knarr A.J., Nguyen A., Strybel T.Z. (2019) Peripheral HUD Alerting and Driving Performance. In: Stephanidis C. (eds) HCI International 2019 – Posters. HCII 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1034. Springer, Cham.

Brown, C.J., Chirino, A.F.C., Cortez, C.M., Gearhart, C., & Urizar, Guido. (2021). Conceptual art for the aging brain: Efficacy of an art-based cognitive health intervention. Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 45(1), 39-69.

Urizar, G., Miller, K., Scheyer, K., Garovoy, N., Castro Sweet, C., & King, A. (2021). Effects of health behavior interventions on cortisol regulation among chronically stressed midlife and older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Majeno, A., Urizar, G., Halim, M.L., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S.T., & Gonzalez, A. (2021). Examining the role of ethnic microaggressions and ethnicity on cortisol responses to an acute stressor among young adults. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 27(1), 135-144.

Johnson, A.J., & Urizar, G. (2021). Internalized shame and social stress-induced blood pressure patterns among Black college women. Ethnicity & Disease, 31(2), 167-176.

Urizar, G., & Muñoz, R.F. (2021). Role of maternal depression on child development: A prospective analysis from pregnancy to early childhood. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

Sonawane, A., Nasim, S., Shah, P., Ramaswamy, S., Urizar, G., Manickam, P., Mujawar, M., & Bhansali, S. (2020). Detection of salivary cortisol using Zinc Oxide and Copper porphyrin composite using electrodeposition and plasma-assisted deposition. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 9(6), 061022.

Urizar, G., Sanchez Hernandez, H., Rayo, J., & Bhansali, S. (2020). Validation of an electro-chemical sensor to detect cortisol responses to the Trier Social Stress Test. Neurobiology of Stress, 13, 100263.

Urizar, G., Yim, I.S., Kofman, Y.B., Tilka, N., Miller, K., Freche, R., & Johnson, A. (2019). Ethnic differences in stress-induced cortisol responses: Increased risk for depression during pregnancy. Biological Psychology, 147, 107630.

Sanchez Hernandez, H., Urizar, G., & Yim, I.S. (2019). The influence of mindfulness and social support on stress reactivity during pregnancy. Stress & Health, 35(3), 330-340.

Urizar, G., Caliboso, M., Gearhart, C., Yim, I.S., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2019). Process evaluation of a stress management program for low-income pregnant women: The SMART Moms/Mamás LÍSTAS Project. Health Education & Behavior, 46(6), 930-941.

Urizar, G., Yim, I.S., Rodriguez, A., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2019). The SMART Moms Program: A randomized trial of the impact of stress management on perceived stress and cortisol in low-income pregnant women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 104, 174-184.

Kuhlman, K., Urizar, G., Robles, T., Yim, I.S., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2019). Testing plausible biopsychosocial models in diverse community samples: Common pitfalls and strategies. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107, 191-200.
Miles, J. D., & Vu, Kim.-P. L. (2021). Individual Response-Effect Congruencies Modulate Subsequent Stimulus-Response Compatibility Effects. The American Journal of Psychology, 134, 31-43.

Vu, K.-P. L., Rorie, R. C., Fern, L., & Shively, R. J. (2020). Human factors contributions to the development of standards for displays of unmanned aircraft systems in support of detect-and-avoid. Human Factors, 62(4), 505-515.

Zhong, Q., Proctor, R. W., Xiong, A., Vu, K.-P. L. (2020). Transfer of incompatible spatial mapping to the vertical Simon task generalizes across effectors but not stimulus features. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 2570-2580.

Proctor, R. W., Vu, K.-P. L., & Klonoff, E. A. (2019). How Psychologists Help Solve Real-World Problems in Multidisciplinary Research Teams: Introduction to the Special Issue. American Psychologists, 74.

Vu, K.-P. L., & Sun, Y. (2019). Population stereotypes for objects and representations: Response tendencies for interacting with everyday objects and interfaces. Human Factors, 61, 953-975.

Seibold, J. C., Koch, I., Nolden, S., Proctor, R. W., Vu, K.-P. L., & Schuch, S. (2019). Response repetitions in auditory task switching: The influence of spatial response distance and of the response-stimulus interval.  Acta Psychologica.

Warren, Cristopher R., Zanhour, M., Washburn, M., & Odom, B. (2020). Helping or hurting? Effects of sexism and likeability on third party perceptions of women. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 48(10), e9315. 

Whitney, D.J., Warren, C.R., Smith, J., Arenales, M., Meyers, S., Devaney, M., & Christian, L. (2020). Work expectations of adults with developmental disabilities. ALTER – European    Journal of Disability Research. 

Warren, C.R., Jané, S.E., Carlton, S. Kim, E., & Fiebert, M.S. (2019). Validating the Systematic Observation of Counterproductive Work Behaviors on Social Networking. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 22, 24-36. 

Hancock, G., Warren, C., & Wax, Amy. (in press). Enhancing preparedness for emergency alternative modes of instruction: Construction and evaluation of a remote teaching curriculum. HCI International Proceedings. 

Wax, A., Hopmeyer, A., Dulay, P. N., & Medovoy, T. (2019). Commuter college student adjustment: Peer crowd affiliation as a driver of loneliness, belongingness, and risk behaviors. Emerging Adulthood, 7(5), 363-369.

Morse, A., Wax, A., Malmquist, E. & Hopmeyer, A. (2019). Protester, partygoer, or simply playing it down? The impact of LGBT crowd affiliation on socioemotional and academic college adjustment. Journal of Homosexuality, 68(5), 752-776.

Whitney, David J., Warren, C.R., Smith, J., Arenales, M., Meyers, S., Devaney, M., & Chapman, L. (in press). Work expectations of adults with developmental disabilities.

Shultz, K.S., Whitney, D.J., & Zickar, M. J.(2021). Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises  3rd ed. Routledge.


Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures

Acevedo Rivera, Jeannette. “Entre botas, manteletas y vestidos: Los objetos de moda como significantes de la clase social en la novela Tormento, de Benito Pérez Galdós.”Decimonónica, vol. 16 no. 2, 2019, pp. 1-16.

—. “Of Frivolous Female Collectors and Manipulative Male Contributors: The Depiction of the Nineteenth-Century Album in Essays on Social Customs.” Nineteenth Century Studies, vol. 29, 2019, pp. 17-36.  
Blankenship, Robert. “Christa Wolf’s Richard Neutra: Architecture, Psychoanalysis, and Southern California in Stadt der Engel oder The Overcoat of Dr. Freud.” The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, vol. 95, no. 1, January 2020, pp. 55-64. 

Bordage, Nicolas. Albert Mémi’s Portrait of the Decolonized Subject, a Controversial Analysis of Migrant and Non-Migrant Post-Colonial Citizens. L’Harmattan. Forthcoming 2022.  

—. The Concept of Freedom in Abdellatif Kechiche’s First Films: Poetical Refugee (2000), Game of Love and Chance (2004), The Secret of the Grain (2007), and Black Venus (2010). L’Harmattan. Forthcoming 2022. 

del Campo, Alicia.Ropa de calle: teatralidades y sujeto político en el movimiento estudiantil Chile 2011″. Javiera             Núnez, Ed., Moda desobediente. Colectivo Malvestidas, Fondo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes. (Forthcoming)

—. “Estallido social, feminismos y pandemia: escenas del quiebre neoliberal y reconfiguraciones comunitarias” in Mutis por el foro: artes escénicas y política en tiempos de pandemia. Buenos Aires, ASPO (Aislamiento Social Preventino y Obligatorio) y REAL. (2020)

—. Figuraciones del Mal: teatro y violencia política en el teatro chileno contemporáneo with Daniela Capona. E-book, Fondo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes. Santiago: Agosto, 2019.

Donato, Clorinda. “Failure to Launch:  Stranded Geographies in Italy and the Dizionario di geografia (1797),” in Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000. Exploring Unfinished, Unpublished, Unsuccessful Encyclopedic Projects, eds. Linn Holmberg and Maria Simonsen, Palgrave Macmillan 2021, 137-168.

Donato, Clorinda and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, eds. Translation and Transfer of Knowledge in Encyclopedic Compilations 1680-1830, University of Toronto Press, forthcoming, Summer 2021.

Elisa Fiorenza and Clorinda Donato, “Analyzing Intercomprehension in the Italian for
Speakers of English and Spanish Classroom,” Italica, Winter 2020.

Donato, Clorinda. “‘La fuga dei cervelli’ and the circulation of knowledge:  Transnational Italian culture in the long eighteenth century,” Italian Transnational Studies, Eds. Charles Burdett and Loredana Polezzi, Liverpool University Press 2020, 72-93.

Cooper, Stephen and Donato, Clorinda, eds. John Fante’s ASK THE DUST: A Gathering of Voices, Fordham University Press, Italian American Series, 2020.

Donato, Clorinda, Cedric Joseph Oliva, Daniela Zappador-Guerra, and Manuel Romero, Juntos: Italian for Speakers of English and Spanish, Hackett Publishing Company 2020.

Donato, Clorinda. The Life and Legend of Catterina Vizzani: Sexual Identity, Science and Sensationalism in Eighteenth-Century Italy and England, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, Liverpool University Press, Voltaire Foundation, 2020.
Donato, Clorinda. “Negotiating Sociabilities in Casanova’s Histoire de ma vie, Casanova in the Enlightenment: From the Margins to the Center, Ed. Malina Stefanovska, University of Toronto Press 2020, 88-133.
—. “Philipp von Stosch: sensibilità artistica e sessualità cosmopolita nell’orbita di Winckelmann,” in La rete prosopografica di Johann Joachim Winckelmann: bilancio e prospettive, ed. Stefano Ferrari, Il Mulino, 2020, 63-84.
—. “Les récits de voyages: source des articles d’encyclopédie au dix-huitième siècle,” in Écriture encyclopédique – systèmes de savoir, dépassements des frontières, limites de la connaissance (17e-21e siècles), eds. Susanne Greilich and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Garnier, 2020, 129-146.
—. “Discours sur l’autorité des historiens contemporains (1785) de Girolamo Tiraboschi dans l’édition de Padoue de l’Encyclopédie méthodique,” in Panckoucke et l’Encyclopédie méthodique. Ordre de matières et transversalité, eds. Martine Groult and Luigi Delia, Classiques Garnier 2019, 43-60.

Diego Cortés-Velásquez, Clorinda Donato, and Manuel Romero, “Intercomprehension among Spanish Heritage Language Speakers: L2 Processing in Italian and Portuguese,” Rivista di Psicolinguistica Applicata/Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, 2019, 67-89.

Donato, Clorinda. “‘Just an English Whore’? Italian Translations of Fanny Hill and the Transcultural Novel,” in Fanny Hill Now, a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Life, eds. Clorinda Donato and Nicholas Nace, 43:2 April 2019, 137-161.

—. “Masonic Friendships and Shared Visions: Wilhelmine von Bayreuth and Raimondo di Sangro, the Prince of San Severo,” in Markgräfin Wilhelmine von Bayreuth und die Erlanger Universität: Künste und Wissenschaften im Dialog ed. Christina Strunck, Fall 2019, 288-304.

—. “Les récits de voyages: source des articles d’encyclopédie au dix-huitième siècle,” eds. Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and Suzanne Greilich, Classiques Garnier 2019, 19-29.

Donato, Clorinda and Manuel Romero, “‘Todos los progresos que ha hecho el entendimiento humano’: Knowledge, Networking, and the Encyclopedic Turn in Enlightenment Spain,” in The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment, eds. Elizabeth Lewis, Mónica Bolufer Peruga, and Catherine Jaffe, Routledge, 2019, 271-285.

Cedric Joseph Oliva, Clorinda Donato, and Francesca Ricciardelli, “Translation and translanguaging pedagogies in intercomprehension and multilingual teaching. Pédagogies de traduction et de translanguaging dans le contexte de l’intercompréhension et de l’enseignement plurilingue,” Cahiers de l’ILOB, Translanguaging : opportunités et défis dans un monde globalisé, vol. 10, Université de Ottawa, 2019, 157-182.

Gasior, Bonnie. “Década de 1930: La autobiografía y el <<raro perfil psicológico>> de <<el mejor poeta de su tiempo>>.” La recepción literaria de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: un siglo de apreciaciones críticas (1910-2010). Biblioteca batioja: Instituto de Ideas Auriseculares (IDEA), 2021, pp. 97-119.

—. “Enrique Iglesias, Madonna and . . . ¿San Juan de la Cruz? Teaching Mystic Poetry Through Pop Music.” In Reconsidering Early Modern Spanish Literature through Mass and Pop Culture: Contemporizing the Classics for the Classroom. Eds. Mindy Badia and Bonnie Gasior, 2021, pp. 263-73.
—. “Free Minds Book Club: Students Reading and Responding to Incarcerated Writers’ Poetry.” Honors Practice: Brief Ideas about What Works in Honors, Digital Commons at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, vol. 17, 2021, pp. 260-62.

Gamboa, Yolanda and Bonnie Gasior. “From Houses to Humilladeros: Violence, Fear and Zayas’s Female Monster-Victims.” Peculiar Lives in Early Modern Spain: Essays Celebrating Amy Williamsen, Edited by Rob Bayliss, University Press of the South, 2020, pp. 239-252. 
Gasior, Bonnie and Anahit Manoukian. “La locura como crítica social: reexaminando el cuento del loco de Sevilla (Don Quijote II.1).” Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America, vol. 391, 2019, pp. 219-232.

Gasior, Bonnie. “Women’s Mental Health Advocacy in Lars and the Real Girl and the Don Quixote Connection.” Laberinto Journal, Special Issue on “Reinventing Don Quixote in Cultural Production,” vol. 21, 2019, pp. 103-116. 

Herrera Cepero, Daniel. “Donde habite el olvido.” Gramma 65. Vol. 32 (2021). Forthcoming.

—. “El canto de la ballena.” El País, 28 May 2020,

—. “Los Ángeles, 1 de mayo de 2016.” Guacamayo 9 (2020). 23-33.

—. “El olivo como fabulación ecofeminista.” [“The Olive Tree as ecofeminist fabulation”]. Espectros del poder: representaciones y discursos de resistencia en literatura y cine en los siglos XX-XXI. [Spectra of Power: Representations and Discourses of Resistance in Literature and Cinema]. Eds. José María Persánch y Fabrício Silva. Pliegos, 2019: 125-136.

Herrera, Daniel, Pablo Medel and Arturo Martí. Tratado del aire. Vive Libro: 2019.

Allan, Seán and Jeffrey L. High, eds., Inspiration Bonaparte? German Culture and Napoleonic Occupation (Rochester: Camden House: in press 2021).

High, Jeffrey L., Elena Pnevmonidou and Friederike von Schwerin-High, “Strategies for Teaching Eighteenth-Century German Texts in the Context of Program Building,” in Melissa Etzler and Gabi Eichmanns, eds., Outreach Strategies and Innovative Teaching for Small German Programs (Abingdon: Routledge Press, 2021), 118–134.

Beesley, Lisa and Jeffrey L. High, “Sophie Mereaus und Clemens Brentanos Übersetzungen von Maria de Zayas. ‘Spanische Novellen’ und die Prosawerke Heinrich von Kleists,” in Günter Blamberger, et al., eds., Jahrbuch der Kleist-Gesellschaft (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2020), 63–90.

Beesley, Lisa, Yolanda Gamboa and Jeffrey L. High, trans., “Las traducciones de María de Zayas de Sophie Mereau y Clemens Brentano: “Novellas españolas” y la narrativa de Heinrich von Kleist,” in Antonio Cortijo Ocaña, ed., eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies (46) 2020, 194–226. [Spanish version of the article above]

High, Jeffrey L., “From Hypotext to Hypertext and (Hyper-)Space Opera: Schiller’s Don Karlos, Verdi’s Don Carlos, and George Lucas’ Star Wars,” in Willi Goetschel, et al, eds., Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory (Abingdon: Routledge Press, 2020), vol. 95, no. 1, January 2020, 5–20.

Clark, Sophia, Jeffrey L. High, and Rebecca Stewart, “Introduction”, Friedrich Schiller: Die Jungfrau von Orleans, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (Detroit: Gale/Cengage Learning, 2019)

Hopkins, Sienna. “From Rural Miseria to Urban Repression: Environmental Injustic and Eco-Nostalgia in Italian American History and Literature,” Italian American Review, Vol 10.2, 2020, pp. 114-147.

Martin, Claire Emilie and Clorinda Donato, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Transnational Women’s Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century.  Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming December 2022.

Collenberg-Gonzalez, Carrie and Curtis Maughan, “Screen Memories: Siegfried and the Fall of the Republic in Babylon Berlin” in Babylon Berlin, edited by Hester Baer and Jill Suzanne Smith (forthcoming 2021) 

Alvarez Igarzábal, Federico, Michael S. Debus, and Curtis Maughan eds., Violence, Perception, Video Games: The Young Academics Workshop at the Clash of Realities, 2017-2018 (Bielefeld/London: transcript, 2019) 
Nayak, Aparna. “From Essay to Novel: Echoes of Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Hospitalité française (1983) in Le Mariage de plaisir (2016).” Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA) Special Issue on the Maghreb: Beyond the Francophone Maghreb. Fall 2020, vol. 14 issue 3, pp. 420-434.
—. “Tahar Ben Jelloun’s La Punition, or the (re)presentation of incarceration as lived experience” in International Journal of Francophone Studies. Volume 23, nos. 1-2, 1 July 2020, pp. 31-47.

—. “Le droit d’étaler ses blessures”: Survival and Testimony in Guy Kohen’s Retour d’Auschwitz” in The French Review, December 2019, vol. 93 no. 2. pp. 147-158.

. “De rive en rive: exile, space, and memory in Nancy Huston’s L’empreinte de l’ange” in Paris and the Marginalized Author: Treachery, Alienation, Queerness and Exile. Eds. Pamela Pears and Valerie Orlando. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019, pp. 81-93.

Suárez, Daniela. “Voces de tradición y renovación. El periodismo cultural de Carlos Monsiváis,” in Aproximaciones críticas a la historia del periodismo cultural México Siglo XX (eds. Álvaro Ruiz Rodilla and María Andrea Giovine). Dirección General de Publicaciones y Fomento Editorial. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, December 2021 (forthcoming). 

—.Criar en una matria en movimiento”, in Este País, December 2020.  

Togato, Giulia, & Macizo, P. (conditionally accepted, publication in 2022). Cognitive flexibility in interpreting. In Schwieter, J.W., & Ferreira, A. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Translation, Interpreting, and Bilingualism. London: Routledge.

Togato, Giulia, Miralles, E., Andras, F, Macizo, P. (in press). Motor processing modulates word comprehension. British Journal of Psychology.

Togato, Giulia, & Macizo, P. (in press). Bilingüismo y traducción/ Bilingualism and Translation. In Muñoz, R., & Franco Aixela, J. (Eds.). Enciclopedia ENTI. Granada: AIETI.

Togato, Giulia, & Macizo, P. (2020). Competition and Working Memory in sentence reading: Evidence from Spanish. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 74(4), 316–329.

Togato, Giulia. (2020). (Translator). Memoria, 2nd Edition (reviewed and updated). Baddeley, A. D., Eysenck, M. W. & Anderson, MC. Madrid: Alianza Editorial. ISBN: 9788491817833.

—. (2019). (Translator). La Ilusión de la Felicidad. Cederström, C. Madrid: Alianza Editorial. ISBN: 9788491814603.



Barnes, Nielan. “Working within the Asylum Advocacy Nexus: Epistemological Strategies for LGBT Country Condition Expert Witnesses.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science vol. 10, no. 11, Nov. 2020, pp. 11-22. doi:10.30845/ijhss.v10n11p2.

López, Claudia María. 2021. “Mateja Celestina, Living Displacement: The Loss and Making of Place in Colombia (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018), Pp. Xxiii 177, £80.00.” Journal of Latin American Studies 53(1):195–97.

—. 2021. “The Urban Exclusion of Internally Displaced Peasants in Medellín, Colombia,” in Precarity and Belonging: Labor, Migration, and Noncitizenship., edited by C. Ramirez, S. Fálcon, S. McKay, J. Poblete, and F. Schaeffer. Rutgers University Press.

—. 2019. “Contesting Double-Displacement: Internally Displaced Peasants and the Production of Borderlands Territory in Medellín, Colombia.” Geographica Helvetica 74 (3); 249–259.

Foster, Holly & Chantrey J. Murphy. Forthcoming. “An Integrated Life Course Perspective on the Correlates and Influences of Maternal Efficacy among Imprisoned Latina, African American and White Women.” In Latinas in the Criminal Justice System: Victims, Targets and Offenders. Edited by Lisa Pasko and Vera Lopez. New York: NYU Press.

Sell, Jane, Katie Constantin, & Chantrey J. Murphy. 2020. “Reputation, Forgiveness, and Solving Problems of Cooperation.” Pp. 109-134 in Advances in Group Processes, Vol 37, edited by Shane R. Thye and Edward J. Lawler. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Hagan, John, Holly Foster, & Chantrey J. Murphy. 2020. “A Tale Half Told: State Exclusionary and Inclusionary Regimes, Incarceration of Fathers, and the Educational Attainment of Children.” Social Science Research 88-89: 1-19.

Osuna, Steven. (2021) “Securing Manifest Destiny: Mexico’s War on Drugs, Crisis of Legitimacy, and Global Capitalism,” Journal of World Systems Research, 21(1).

—. (2020) “Transnational Moral Panic: Neoliberalism and the Spectre of MS-13,” Race & Class, 61(4).

—. (2019) “The Psycho Realm Blues: The Violence of Policing, Disordering Practices, and Rap Criticism in Los Angeles,” Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, 4(1).

Patraporn, R. Varisa and Barbara W. Kim. Forthcoming. “Resurgent Ethnicity and Residential Choice among Second-Generation Asian Americans in a Los Angeles Panethnic Suburb” Urban Affairs Review.  

Patraporn, R. Varisa, Paul M. Ong and Chhandara Pech. 2021. “Wealth inequality in Asian American communities: The Continuing Significance of Ethnicity and Immigration” Asian American Policy Review 31:21-33.

Syeed, Esa. (2021). Putting Everything on the Table: Complexity, Context, and Community Engagement with Public EducationInterchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. Online First.
Noguera, P. & Syeed, E. (2020). City Schools and the American Dream 2: The Enduring Promise of Public Education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake. Forthcoming. “La révolution de la e-logistique: e-commerce, travail et retransformation de la chaîne d’approvisionnement de la Californie du Sud.” [English translation: “The E-Logistics Revolution: E-commerce, Labor, and the Re-transformation of the Southern California Supply Chain.”] Travail et Emploi.

—. Forthcoming. “The World is a Warehouse: Racialised Labour Regimes and the Rise of Amazon’s Global Logistics Empire.” Labour Regimes and Global Production, edited by Neil Martin Coe, Elena Baglioni, Liam Campling, and Adrian Smith. Agenda Publishing.

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake (interview by Tatiana Cozzarelli and Maryam Alaniz). 2021. “Amazonification is the Future of Capitalism.” Left Voice, April 4. 

Alimahomed,-Wilson, Jake and Ellen Reese (interview by Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten). 2021. “Amazons Kometenhafter Aufstieg ist ein Schlüsselmoment im Globalen Kapitalismus [English translation – “Amazon’s Meteoric Rise is a Key Moment in Global Capitalism.”] Luxemburg Magazine: Social Analysis and Left Practice, March 21. 

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake. 2021. “Surveillance, Stress, and No Bathrooms: Life as an Amazon Driver.” Labor Notes, February

Alimahomed-Jake, and Ellen Reese. 2020. “Amazon Capitalism: How COVID-19 and Racism Made the World’s Most Powerful Corporation.” Pluto Press Blog. 

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake. 2020. “Building its Own Delivery Network, Amazon Puts the Squeeze on Drivers.Labor Notes, December 17

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake and Ellen Reese (eds.). 2020. The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy. London, UK: Pluto Press.

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake and Ellen Reese. 2020. “Its A Prime Day for Resistance to Amazon’s Ruthless Exploitation of Its Workers,” October 13. Jacobin

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake. 2020. “Racialized Masculinities and Global Logistics Labor.” Into the Black Box: Research on Logistics, Spaces, & Labour.

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake. 2019. “Unfree Shipping: The Racialisation of Logistics Labour.” Work Organization, Labour, & Globalisation, 13(1): 96-13. (WOLG Special Issue: Logistical Gazes – Spaces, Labour, & Struggles in Global Capitalism).

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Announcing the 2021 CLA Outstanding Baccalaureates

CLA would like to congratulate all of the graduates in the class of 2021!!

We are so proud of you!

We would like to recognize our three outstanding baccalaureates: 

Alondra Ulloa (Anthropology) Joshua Acosta (History) Adriana Ochoa (Sociology)

Well done!!


In light of the recent protests and statements in support of Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist organizing efforts, the College of Liberal Arts is highlighting how its courses incorporate issues related to Black Lives Matter. We will highlight one course each month.  You can view all of our courses here:

See the description below detailing how CLA faculty advance the anti-racist messaging of Black Lives Matter through assignments, readings, and pedagogical practices that affirm the lives, history, and culture of Black people across the globe. Descriptions fall into one of three categories—Long-Standing Practices, Recent Changes, and Future Plans—designed to demonstrate the ongoing nature of anti-racist efforts:

Instructor: Dr. Norbert Schürer
Course: ENGL 681R: Jane Austen

When most people think of Jane Austen, they think of pretty bonnets, horse-drawn carriages, and country dances. While those are certainly part of the picture, Austen was also involved in the business of empire, both because she lived in a time of almost constant international war and because two of her brothers became high-ranking officers in the Royal Navy and travelled all over the world in that capacity. In particular, Austen demonstrated some interest in the slave plantations in the West Indies, i.e., the Caribbean. Even more specifically, she was writing in the window between the abolition of the slave trade (1807) and the abolition of enslavement in most of the British empire (1833).

In my major author course on Jane Austen, ENGL 681R, these issues have always formed an important part of the discussion of Austen’s 1814 novel Mansfield Park. After reading the novel, where the main estate is supported by the plantation economy, we discuss the ground-breaking 1993 essay “Jane Austen and Empire” by the Orientalist Edward Said, which argues that Austen implicitly accepted and supported the slave trade. Then, we read some of the many responses to Said, which alternately argue that he is right, that Austen was an anti-racist who opposed slavery, or that she was an ameliorationist who believed that slavery would ‘naturally’ end because the slave trade had been abolished. Finally, we return to Mansfield Park to reassess the novel on our own.

Beach Forensics Qualifies to National Championships!

Beach Forensics continued its momentous season by qualifying to numerous national championship tournaments in the beginning of March. First, the group of Rebecca Cantor (Beach Forensics Team President), Zhongliang Gai, Isabel Guzman, Harmony Hernandez, and Lynzie Hinman all individually qualified to both the National Speech Championship and National Forensic Association National Championship in May! This is the third consecutive year that five or more students competing at CSULB in intercollegiate speech have qualified to at least two distinct national championship tournaments!

Second, Rachel Thibodeaux became the first competitor at CSULB in nearly a decade to qualify to the National Parliamentary Debate Association and National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence National Championships! Thibodueax finished the regular season in parliamentary debate ranked the number 32 competitor in the country, and picked up victories over Point Loma, Grand Canyon, and Arkansas State at the national championships.

Third, the rookie policy debate team of Garret Novak and Jessica Nuñez qualified to the Novice/JV National Championship hosted (virtually) by the State University of New York. At the tournament, they advanced to elimination debates as the number one seed, culminating in a run that ended on a close split decision in the Final Four. Novak and Nuñez picked up victories over the New School, James Madison University, and New York University along the way.

Finally, the policy debate team of Noah Christiansen and Diego Flores qualified to the 75th National Debate Tournament as the second seeded team in the Pacific region. This marks the second consecutive year that CSULB has qualified to the tournament, and Christiansen’s second time qualifying for the tournament. Christiansen and Flores defeated Southwestern College, CSU Fullerton, and UC Berkeley on their path toward qualifying. Both teams (Christiansen/Flores and Novak/Nuñez) also qualified to the Cross-Examination Debate Association National Championship!

Stay tuned for more updates as Beach Forensics catches waves at the upcoming national championships! GO BEACH!

Stop AAPI Hate Resources

National Resources to #StopAAPIHate
Compiled March 17, 2021

1. Report Hate Crimes against Asian Americans (12 languages) (5 languages)
Local and other reporting sites: 

2. Assistance with legal and social services through the Stop Hate hotline:
(Asian Americans Advancing Justice partnered with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and their Stop Hate project)

3. Know your rights
(1) Legal right to be treated fairly and without discrimination: Federal and State laws and government sites to file a complaint (organized by states) 
(2) Your rights if you are stopped by police, immigration agents, or the FBI in 14 languages (Resource provided by American Civil Liberties Union).

4. Bystander Intervention training (against harassment) 

5. Self-defense and Personal safety training

6. Civic Engagement: Collective justice and shared liberation

7. Culture Surge: an artists and culture makers’ coalition for justice, care and connection. 

8. Other action ideas: Host a panel discussion, lead a community safety audit, create a survey for research, create Mud Stencils, hold a Chalk Walk, create a Guerrilla-Style Video about Street Harassment, organize a Protest or March, initiate legislative advocacy, host workshops, host a film screening, host Fund raising 

9. Donate
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta:
AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: 
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum – Georgia:
American Civil Liberties Union 

10. Share resources with others

11. Asian American Discrimination and Substance Abuse
A resource to help individuals better understand how systemic racism is prevalent in substance abuse and addiction recovery. It discusses how outdated policies have created an unfair environment for people of color and proposes potential solutions for the future.

Faculty Publications – March 2021

Faculty Publications – March 2021

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. (more…)

Beach Scholarships Available



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