Faculty Publications – February 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 – February 2021

Africana Studies

Claybrook, M. Keith. “Building the Basics: A Handbook for the Pursuit of Academic Excellence in Africana Studies, 2nd Edition” published by Kendall Hunt, 2021 https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/building-basics-handbook-pursuing-academic-excellence-africana-studies

—. “Putting Some Soul into Critical Thinking: Toward an African Centered Approach to Critical Thinking” in The International Journal of Africana Studies, Vol. 21, Nos, 1-2.

Asian and Asian American Studies

Coleman, Sam. 2020. “Understanding—And Misunderstanding—The White Working Class: Two Must-Read Studies for the Helping Professions.” The Journal of Progressive Human Services, 32 (1). Published online December 19.

Ha, K. (2021). Assessment Sequences in Korean Conversation and Their Pedagogical Applications. The Korean Language in America, 24(1), 30-50. https://doi.org/10.5325/korelangamer.24.1.0030

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

Yamada, Teri Shaffer (2019) “Cambodia’s Changing Landscape: Rhetoric and Reality,” in China and Southeast Asia in the Xi Jinping Era, Frank Cibulka and Alvin Lim, eds. London: Lexington Books, 65-86.  

Zimmerman-Liu , Teresa. “Wu Zetian, Empress” in Women Who Changed the World: Their Lives, Challenges, and Accomplishments through History, edited by Candace Goucher and published by ABC-CLIO.

American Indian Studies

Reed, T. (2021). A Critical Review of the Native American Tradition of Circle Practices. Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit, 132-152.

—. (2021). Intergenerational Trauma and Other Unique Challenges as Barriers to Native American Educational Success. Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit, 180-199.

Stone, Craig. “Re-Indigenizing Native Space in a University Context.” In In and Out of View: Art and the Dynamics of Circulation, Suppression, and Censorship. edited by Catha Paquette, Karen Kleinfelder, and Christopher Miles. London: Bloomsbury, 2021 (forthcoming).

Comparative World Literature

Lie, Crystal Yin. “Drawn to History: Healing Dementia and the Armenian Genocide in Aliceheimer‘s Intertextual Collage.” Graphic Medicine, a special issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly edited by Erin La Cour and Anna Poletti, vol. 44, no. 2, 2021. (Forthcoming)

—. “Drawn to History: Healing Dementia and the Armenian Genocide in Aliceheimer‘s Intertextual Collage.” Graphic Medicine, edited by Erin La Cour and Anna Poletti, University of Hawai’i Press, 2021. (Forthcoming)

Jina B. Kim, Joshua Kupetz, Crystal Yin Lie, and Cynthia Wu, eds. and intro. Sex Identity Aesthetics: The Work of Tobin Siebers and Disability Studies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2021. (Forthcoming)

Lie, Crystal Yin. “‘A Temporal Stuttering’: Writing Dementia and Disaster in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being.” Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 13.1 (2019): 39-56.


Berquist, Emily. “Bonds of Affection? The Catholic Church and Slavery in New Spain,” in Scott Eastman and Vincent Sanz, eds., Rethinking Spain’s Atlantic Empire in the Nineteenth Century: Christopher Schmidt-Nowara’s Histories of Spain and the Antilles, forthcoming 2021, Berghahn Books.

—. “The Abolition of the Slave Trade in the Spanish Empire,” in Alex Borucki, David Eltis, and David Wheat, eds., From the Galleons to the Highlands: Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas, University of New Mexico Press, 2020. 

—. “The Spanish Slave Trade During the American Revolutionary War,” in Gabriel Paquette and Gonzalo Quintero, eds., Spain and the American Revolution: New Approaches and Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2020.

Bolaños, Isacar A., “The Ottomans During the Global Crises of Cholera and Plague: The View from Iraq and the Gulf,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 51: 4 (2019): 603-620. 

Curtis, Kenneth R. World History: Voyages of Explorations. National Geographic Learning. Cengage Learning, 2020.

Dabel, Jane and Booth, Mary. “Reputable and Entitled to Credit: The Respectability of African American Women in Nineteenth-Century New York City.” New York History. Volume 100, Number 2, Winter 2019, 192-208.

İğmen, Ali. Making Culture in (Post) Socialist Central Asia, co-edited with Ananda Breed and Eva-Marie Dubuisson, London: Palgrave Pivot, Palgrave McMillan Book Series, 2020. 

Judge, Rajbir. “Critique of Archived Life: Toward a Hesitation of Sikh Immigrant Accumulation,” co-authored with Jasdeep Singh Brar, positions: asia critique 29, no. 2 (2021).

—. “The Invisible Hand of the Indic,” Cultural Critique 110 (2021): 75-109.

—. “What is Called Ghostly?: A Mother’s Story,” Milestones: Commentary on the Islamic World. Review Symposium on Alan Klima’s Ethnography #9. January 21, 2021. https://www.milestonesjournal.net/ethnography-9-1/2020/8/29/review-singh.

—. “Mind the Gap: Islam, Secularism, and the Law,” Qui Parle 29 no.1 (2020): 179–202.

—. “When Dogs Bite,” Public Books, June 7, 2019. https://www.publicbooks.org/when-dogs-bite/

Kelleher, Marie. Iberia, the Mediterranean, and the World in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods. Special issue of the journal Pedralbes (Barcelona). Co-edited with Thomas Barton and Antonio Zaldívar. Forthcoming, Spring 2021.

—. “Medieval Spanish Women and Gender,” in The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia: Unity in Diversity, Michael Gerli and Ryan Giles, eds. Forthcoming, June 2021.

Kuo, Margaret. “‘Pagan Babies’: Orphan Imagery in the Passionist China Collection and the Emergence of American Sympathy for the Chinese in the Early Twentieth Century.” The Chinese Historical Review 26, no. 2 (2019): 128-55. DOI: 10.1080/1547402X.2019.1757212

Luhr, Eileen. “Pilgrims’ Progress: ‘Efficient America,’ ‘Spiritual India,’ and America’s Transnational Religious Imagination,” Pacific Historical Review 90, no. 1 (Winter 2021): 57-83. https://online.ucpress.edu/phr/article/90/1/57/115509/Pilgrims-Progress-Efficient-America-Spiritual

—. “Rebel with a Cross: The Development of an American Christian Youth Culture,” book chapter in editor Ibrahim Abraham, Christian Punk: Identity and Performance (NY: Bloomsbury, 2020). https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/christian-punk-9781350094802/

Mizelle, Brett. Handbook of Historical Animal Studies, edited with Mieke Roscher and André Krebber (De Gruyter, 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.

Shafer, David. “Collective Forgetting: Textbooks and the Paris Commune in the Early Third Republic,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 49, numbers 3 & 4 (Spring-Summer 2021), pp. 329-348. This is a special issue of Nineteenth-Century French Studies to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Paris Commune of 1871 entitled La Commune n’est pas morte.


Fleming, J. and Karadjov, C. (2020). Focusing on Facts: Media Literacy and News Literacy Education  in the Misinformation Age. In B. De Abreu and W. Christ (Eds.), Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment (pp. 77-93). Routledge: New York. 

Kajimoto, M. and Fleming, J. (2019). News Literacy. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication.

Henneman, T. (2020). Beyond Lip-Synching: Experimenting with TikTok Storytelling. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 10(2), 1-14, https://aejmc.us/spig/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2020/12/TJMC-10.2-Henneman.pdf

Shaffer, G. (2021, February). Community wireless networks. In Handbook of Peer Production, edited by M. O’Neil, C. Pentzold & S. Toupin. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons.

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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: https://cla.csulb.edu/black-lives-matter/

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. Crystal Yin Lie
Course: CWL 213: Comics & Graphic Novels (renamed Comics & Graphic Narratives beginning Fall 2021)

In my CWL 213: Comics & Graphic Novels course, I always include a unit on Afrofuturist comics, centering work by Black authors and scholars. One of the key texts we read is John Jennings and Damian Duffy’s Eisner-winning graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred. Through this text, students discuss the history the enslavement in the U.S. and the affordances of comics in bearing witness to, and critically addressing, racial violence and legacies of injustice. Our secondary reading draws from Sami Schalk’s Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction, offering student’s additional context for thinking about the visual representation of bodily injury and disability in the comic. Furthermore, we explore the genre and notion of Afro-/Ethno-Gothic horror as a means to critique anti-Black violence and the horrors of white supremacy and xenophobia more broadly.

Reading comics at the intersection of Black Lives Matter is central to my commitment to showcasing a diversity of artists perspectives and drawing attention to issues of human and civil rights across global locations and historical period. Furthermore, addressing racial and anti-Black violence in the U.S. enables students to make empathetic connections across different geographic and temporal locations, as well as life experiences that might be very different from their own. As we traverse comics dealing with topics such as the bombing of Hiroshima, the Holocaust, tensions at the U.S.-Mexico Border, and the Iranian Revolution, it is my hope that students not only reflect on cross-cultural historical trauma and political violence, but also our shared humanity and struggles for social justice.

Beach Forensics Springs into Action!

Beach Forensics kept its momentum going to ring in the new year. The team competed at several tournaments in the month of January, culminating in a successful start to the new semester!

At the Winter Asynchronous tournament, Isabel Guzman finished in third place in Open Informative Speaking. Noah Christiansen was recognized as the tournament champion in Open Extemporaneous Speaking, and Team President Rebecca Cantor was recognized as the tournament champion in Open After Dinner Speaking! Cantor also placed second in Open After Dinner Speaking and fourth place in Open Persuasive Speaking at the University of Utah Winter tournament!

The policy debate team of Noah Christiansen and Diego Flores competed at the Crowe Warken Naval Academy debates, advancing to the Round of 32 as the 9th seed and finishing in second place overall, upsetting the top seed of the tournament in the Sweet 16. Christiansen and Flores earned victories over the University of Minnesota, Samford University, the University of Kentucky, Liberty University, Emory University, and Dartmouth along the way.

Christiansen and Flores continued their success at the Annual Hannie Schaft Invitational, hosted by Southwestern College. There, Chrstiansen and Flores advanced to the elimination debates as the 2nd seed, being recognized as the second place and fourth place individual speakers. Their run culminated in a second-place overall finish, with victories over the University of Minnesota, Missouri State, the Naval Academy, the University of Texas, and New York University along the way.

Beach Forensics continues its march toward the speech and debate national championship tournaments this spring, and now has several students fully qualified for those tournaments. Stay tuned for more updates as the team prepares for these academically rigorous, challenging tournaments! GO BEACH!

CSULB alumni Asjia Garner

It was announced today that Asjia Garner, class of 2019, has been named Communications Coordinator for the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden. She graduated with a double major in Journalism and International Studies and a minor French.

Huge congratulations to Asjia Garner!

The College of Liberal Arts Equity Scholars: Graduate Recruitment Initiative

The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce an inaugural graduate recruitment initiative: The College of Liberal Arts Equity Scholars. 

In 21/22, this graduate recruitment effort will support one graduate research assistantship for every CLA department offering a graduate degree (13 in total), of $7000 per student (or up to a maximum of two 1-semester awards of $3500; pending budget), in order to recruit promising students into the Humanities and Social Sciences; recruitment of first-generation, historically underrepresented, and/or low-income graduate students is strongly encouraged. This recruitment initiative is designed to promote excellence in research and to support enhanced accessibility to the mentorship and research training of the Liberal Arts graduate experience. 

Some of the many benefits anticipated:

  • Creating of a preferential pathway for our talented CSULB undergraduates seeking graduate degrees, as well as an opportunity for local, regional and state residents seeking to retrain or upskill;  
  • Encouraging graduate role models for first-generation and historically underrepresented undergraduate students;
  • Enhancing the intellectual life of the college and uplifting the graduate community; 
  • Contributing to a faculty pipeline for state education; 
  • Building in and contributing to future access and equity;
  • Serving as a vital springboard to build partnerships, including with the city of Long Beach, locally-based corporations, and businesses in order to support career pathways for first-generation, historically underrepresented and/or low-income students.

The 21/22 cohort will be nominated by graduate advisors in consultation with department chairs and confirmed by the Dean’s office. The Equity Scholars will be introduced via the CLA website and social media this Fall. 

For more information, contact CLA Director of Graduate Studies Cory Wright.


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: https://cla.csulb.edu/black-lives-matter/

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. Crystal Yin Lie
Course: CWL 315: Literature & Medicine

My CWL 315: Literature & Medicine course thinks critically about the body and health along axes of identity categories like race, gender, sexuality, class, and nationality. As such, I’ve been committed to highlighting the voices of Black authors and the experiences of Black communities.

Beginning the course, students read Mary Louise Pratt’s “Airways” to examine the rhetoric of the “twin pandemics”: COVID-19 and systemic racism. Our discussion of contemporary state violence, morality, and the pandemic are augmented by reading Albert Camus’ critique of capital punishment in The Plague. The following week, students read Audre Lorde, renown Black feminist, lesbian, poet, and civil rights activist. Lorde’s The Cancer Journals enables students to reflect on intersectional identities, the representational ethics around illness, and the reclaiming power of personal narrative.

Our mid-semester conversation pivots on biopower, race, and medical science, drawing from a range of works from Black scholars including Harriet A. Washington’s Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, Bettina Judd’s Patient. poems, and bell hooks’s reflections on the exploitation of Henrietta Lacks. Interrogating the history of violence toward Black bodies in medicine continues in our reading of Victor LaValle’s graphic novel, Destroyer—which tackles police violence, racial and gender inequality in STEM fields, and bioethics in a reimagining of Frankenstein. LaValle also offers an entry way into discussing the possibilities of Afro-/ethno-gothic horror and Afrofuturism.

Dovetailing on creative explorations of inclusive futures, we conclude with a unit on disability poetry and culture. This week includes the work of Leroy Moore, Krip-Hop Nation founder and co-founder of Sins Invalid, a disability justice performance project that centers BIPOC and LGBTQ/gender-variant artists.

Addressing BLM in the context of literature and medicine aims to facilitate anti-racist reflection and actions in students, many of whom desire careers in healthcare-related fields. Reading about Black lives, students not only augment their understanding of health inequities and legacies of racism in modern medicine, but also gain a broader understanding of power dynamics across different embodiments. As such, these conversations add to our other explorations of topics such as colonial violence, ableism, biopiracy, and environmental racism.

Incoming Professor Wants to Create an Environment that Promotes Change

""Dr. Azza Basarudin has always dreamed of teaching at a university that aligns with her progressive values. When she begins her journey at CSULB this fall as a professor in the women’s gender and sexuality studies department, she says, she will make that dream a reality, one where she’ll have the opportunity to impact the lives of her students for a better society.

Born on the small island of Penang in Malaysia, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University Utara Malaysia, a master’s degree in women’s studies from Roosevelt University, and ultimately a doctorate in women’s studies from UCLA.

For the past five years, she has been teaching women’s and gender studies at UCLA and Cal State Northridge. She has also taught at Harvard University and Cerritos College.

Basarudin’s work centers on marginalized communities with an emphasis on Muslim groups. She has also taught and conducted research on the subjects of gender/sexuality, Islam, transnational feminism, women’s movements, law, and human rights..

Her most recent project focuses on gender and counterterrorism, two subjects that she found to be closely related. “We focus on the ways that feminist discourses of empowerment and motherhood are deployed in the service of national security to investigate how the intimate, familial, and communal lives of Muslims are sites of surveillance work by the state, and how gender guides the racialization of Muslims in the war on terror,” she says.

In the fall, she plans to continue her research on gender and counterterrorism and will also start a new project that focuses on community activism, “investigating the various types of cross-racial/ethnic grassroots mobilizations against state surveillance and policing between Muslims, Latinos, and African American community activists in the wake of the latest uprising against racial injustice.” 

From the time she was young, Dr. Basarudin’s family instilled in her the importance of education and its impact on society. Her parents and her maternal grandparents were all educators, and she says they’ve had a positive impact on her teaching philosophy.

“We lived on a small island, and growing up when we were out and about, current and former students always approached my parents with so much gratitude for all that they have given in service of teaching,” Dr. Basarudin says. “In essence, I consider teaching as the highest form of public service. One has the opportunity to shape hearts and minds, and if you are courageous enough, to change lives. I want to honor my parents’ legacy, and I try to do so in the various learning spaces that I have encountered, across oceans, and worlds away.”

At CSULB, she believes she will have the foundation to make social change and influence the lives of students. 

“At CSULB, I found colleagues who share my commitment and the department’s mission that explicitly states that it promises no answers but provides a rigorous intersectional framework that may provide a shift in student consciousness,” Dr. Basarudin says. “This goes to the beating heart of the discipline of gender studies—to encourage critical questioning of systems of power, sources of knowledge production, and patterns of discrimination and injustice. This mission excites me and, in many ways, the WGSS department and CSULB feel like the intellectual/professional home that I have been yearning for.”

In the fall, Dr. Basarudin will be teaching Feminist Research Methods and Bodies and Borders: Feminism and Globalization. Students taking her classes can expect an open-minded discussion in the classroom, she says, and a professor who takes the time to understand that everyone’s learning style is unique. 

“The top three factors that students most appreciate are my pedagogy and passion for teaching, diligence in creating a safe and motivated classroom environment, and genuine interest in the relationship between their mental/physical well-being and the learning process,” she says.

Jennifer Reed, chair of the women’s, gender, and sexuality studies department, is excited to give Basarudin a platform this fall. “She brings the specializations in international Muslim communities, applied feminist work, the ability to teach feminist methodologies, a vigorous and accomplished scholarly agenda, community work locally and globally, and lots of teaching experience,” Reed says. “She will add so much to the department in so many ways.”

Profile story by Pete Escobar

Faculty Publications – Winter Break 20/21

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 – Winter Break 20/21

ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures Program

LeMaster, Barbara. “‘Theresa! Don’t pull her hair! You’ll hurt her!”: Peer intervention and embodiment in US preschools.” Linguistics and Education 59 (2020): 100743.


Carlile, Susan. “The First Woman Shakespeare Scholar Questions ‘Genius.'” April 26,
2019, https://martinevanelk.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/the-first-woman-shakespeare-scholar- questions-genius/
—.“Charlotte Lennox: Satirical Poetry and the Rise of Participatory Democracy.” British Women Satirists in the Long Eighteenth Century. Ed. Amanda Hiner and Elizabeth Tasker Davis. Cambridge University Press, 2021.
—.“Eliza” and “Sophia” entries in The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the British Novel, Cambridge University Press, 2021.
—.“The First Information Age: Women and the Making of the English Canon.” Review Essay of Betty Schellenberg’s Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture: 1740-1790. Eighteenth- Century Life 45:1 (January 2021).
—.The Female Quixote.Handbook of the British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century. Eds. Katrin Berndt and Alessa Johns. De Gruyter, 2022.

Egan, Gerald. Fashion and Authorship: Literary Production and Cultural Style from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Greenberg, Suzanne. “Come See Us Again,” Santa Monica Review 31.1, 2019.
—.“Gasp,” Tiny Coronavirus Stories, Artists & Climate Change, 2020. https://artistsandclimatechange.com/2020/04/04/tiny-coronavirus-stories-isolated-for-days-on-end/
—. “Offering.” Silver Screen Reflections: An Anthology of Movie-Related Fiction, Poetry, and Essays. Los Angeles: Angel Flight Books, Forthcoming, Summer 2021.

Guffey, Robert. “Advertising Man.” Nameless Vol. 2, No. 4 (December 2019).
—.BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE (written in collaboration with Gary D. Rhodes). BearManor Media, 2019.
—.“The Detective with the Glass Gun.” Black Dandy #3 (February 2019).
—.“Dymaxion Love.” Hypnos Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 2019).
—.“Farewell, Frankenstein!” Freedom of Screech. Crossroad Press, 2019.
—.“A Scarcity of Angels” (Part One). Selene Quarterly Magazine Vol. 2, No. 3 (November 2019).
—. “62 Cents.” The Mailer Review Vol. 13, No. 1 (Fall 2019).
—. “Donald Trump’s Operation Mindfuck.” The Evergreen Review (November 2, 2020). 
—. “Dark Twins of a Distorted American Dream: Gary D. Rhodes’ Offed and “Steve Erickson’s Shadowbahn.” Medium (October 25, 2020).
—.“Decoding  QAnon:  From Pizzagate  to  Kanye  to  Marina  Abramovic, This Conspiracy  Covers Everything.” Salon (September 7,   2020).
—.“The Deep, Twisted Roots of QAnon: From 1940s Sci-fi to 19th-century Anti-Masonic Agitprop.” Salon (August 23, 2020).
–. “Her Wounded Eyes.” New Reader Magazine #10 (June 2020).
—.“The Loser.” Black Cat Mystery Magazine #6 (June 2020).
—.“The Pharmacy” and “The Lemon Thief.” Rosebud#67 (Spring 2020).
—.“A Scarcity of Angels” (Part Two).  Selene Quarterly Magazine Vol. 2, No.4 (February 2020).
—.“Watch Out or You’ll End up in My Novel: The Lost World of Ask the Dust.” John Fante’s Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views. Fordham University Press, 2020.
—.“What Are the True Goals of QAnon? It’s the 21st Century’s Ultimate Catfish Scheme.” Salon(September 13, 2020).
—.“What Is QAnon?: A Not-so-brief Introduction to the Conspiracy Theory That’s Eating America.” Salon (August 16, 2020).
—. BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD. Crossroad Press, 2021. (Forthcoming.)

Hart, George. Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction, by David Farrier. https://www.dispatchespoetrywars.com/poetics-for-the-more-than-human-world/david-farriers-anthropocene-poetics/
—.“The Dark Ecology of Naked Lunch.” Humanities, vol. 9, no. 130, special issue, “Keep on Rolling under the Stars: Green Readings on the Beat Generation,” doi: 10.3390/h9040130.
—.“Larry Eigner’s Ecrippoetics,” Amodern 10, Disability Poetics, edited by Orchid Tierney, https://amodern.net/
—. Letters to Jargon: The Correspondence between Larry Eigner and Jonathan Williams, Edited by Andrew Rippeon. Contemporary Literature, summer 2020.
—. Momentous Inconclusions: The Life and Work of Larry Eigner, co-edited with Jennifer Bartlett. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2020.
—. Finding the Weight of Things: Larry Eigner’s Ecrippoetics. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, forthcoming 2021.

Hultgren, Neil. “Arthur Machen’s Infinite Paragraph: Narrative Style and the Weird,” Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism 4 (Summer 2019): 87-109.

Friedman, Dustin and Neil Hultgren. “Decadence and the Weird: Introduction,” Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism 4 (Summer 2019): 35-44.

Margrave, Clint. “Middle Age Slam Pit” (Forthcoming in Without a Doubt Anthology, NYQ Books).
—. “A Supermarket in California” Another Chicago Magazine (Dispatches from the Pandemic).
—. “Visitor” and “Call to Prayer” (Forthcoming) New York Quarterly.
—. Visitor (forthcoming poetry collection) NYQ Books, 2021.
—. Lying Bastard (a novel), Run Amok Books, 2020.
—. “The Meta-metamorphosis,” Rattle Magazine, 2020.
—. “Death and the Miser,” Slipstream Fall 2019.
—. “Doctor  Zhivago.” “Parts Unknown.” The American Journal of Poetry. Summer issue, 2019.
—. “The Humming.” Journal of Compressed Arts, 2019.
—. “Once I Shared a Wall with God,” Threepenny Review, 2019.
—. “When Death Travels,” Rattle Magazine, 2019.
—. “Wood Carving Lesson.” Rust + Moth, Summer Issue 2019.

Mohr, Bill. “The Aging Comedian as Letter N” – This 20 minute comic monologue, which was revised and recorded during my sabbatical in the Fall, 2018, was posted on Magra Radio, an on-line radio outlet directed by Paul Vangelisti, in May, 2019. It has subsequently been revised and re-recorded. https://www.magrabooks.com/radio/2019/3/31/episode-6-the-comedian-by-bill-mohr 
—. INTERLIQ (The International Literary Quarterly. Special Issue: California Poets, edited by David Garyan. Four Poems: “The Predicament”; “Turn Lane”; “Breaking Camp”; “Morning Wood.” Four Poems: “The Predicament”; “Turn Lane”; “Breaking Camp”; “Morning Wood.”   http://www.interlitq.org/californiafeature1/index.php 
—. Poetic Diversity: the Poetry Zine of Los Angeles – POEM: “August Days, Autumn Nights” (November 2019, vol. 16, No. 2. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editor, Marie Lecrivain. 
—. Blue Collar Review: Journal of Progressive Working Class Literature. Edited by Al Markowitz; Norfolk, Virginia. “Naming the Bridge.” Summer 2020. Poem chosen as one of nine poems from the issue featured on its online site: http://www.angelfire.com/va/bcr/
—. “Honorable Discharge: ‘I Want My Life Back’ “. Ten minute prose monologue and poem recorded by Victory Theater in Burbank, California for its “Backstory” series of presentations on the theme night of “The Ten Commandments.” Originally broadcast on April 26, 2020.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Q1BSk81MRmU1WA4BshnqA 
—. Hummingbird: Magazine of the Short Poem. (Madison, Wisconsin) Edited by C.X. Dillhunt. Volume XXX, No. 2 (2020). “Quarantine Aquarium.”  
—. Making Up: Poems of Beauty, Reconciliation, & Invention. Edited by Shannon Phillips. Picture Show Press, 2020. POEM. “Not Your Average Absentee Landlord.” 
 —. “Teaching Venice West, Lawrence Lipton, and California’s Literary Canon.” The Beats: A Teaching Companion, edited by Nancy Grace. South Carolina: Clemson University Press, forthcoming publication in February, 2021.  

Treviño, Rene H. “Yda H. Addis (c. 1857-?): An Annotated Bibliography.” Resources for American Literary Study, vol. 42, no. 2, forthcoming spring 2021.

Wegener, Frederick. “What the Stones Might Not Tell: Questioning the Attribution of Edith Wharton’s Print Debut.” Edith Wharton Review, vol. 35 (2019), pp. 119-35.
—.Review of Progressivism’s Aesthetic Education: The Bildungsroman and the American School, 1890 1920, by Jesse Raber. American Literary Realism vol. 52
(Spring 2020), pp. 278-80.

Zepeda, Ray. Can This Wolf Survive? Angels Flight Books, 2020.


Ban, H. (forthcoming). Chapter 7: Existing Databases for Global Coastal Feature Names. In H.-H. Sung (Ed.), Final report for 2020 Standardization of Marine Geographical Names and Promoting Awareness, prepared for Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency. Republic of Korea: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

Ban, H. & Ahlqvist, O. (2020). Geographical Counterpoint to Choreographic Information based on Approaches in GIScience and Visualization. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research, 7(3), Article 4. https://dc.uwm.edu/ijger/vol7/iss3/4 

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  

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CLA Welcomes Globalization Specialist to Faculty This Fall

""An expert in global political economy, political ecology and social theory, Dr. Roberto Ortiz applies a world-historical perspective to global capitalism that examines long-term trends and large-scale historical changes. He develops explanations that seek to clarify questions surrounding oil-fueled growth and globalization.

This fall, Dr. Ortiz will bring that expertise to CSULB when he joins the College of Liberal Arts as an assistant professor of sociology. He says that CSULB’s diverse student body and energetic faculty drew him to the campus.

“Having students from different backgrounds is something that, in my experience, enriches the teaching processes,” he says. “It brings important nuances, marginalized experiences and different interpretations that may be lost in other educational contexts. I have a sense that this enrichment via diversity is present at CSULB. ”  

Dr. Ortiz will be teaching Classical Sociological Theory and Sociology of Globalization classes in the fall. One of his main goals is to help students understand the complex socio-historical causes of the crises they are currently living through.

“This generation of students will be confronting a world that is much more turbulent than the one I experienced after finishing my undergraduate degree in 2008,” he says. “I want to provide them with skills and tools that they can actually use to be successful in this new world, whether they decide to navigate it to find their place in it, or navigate it while also changing it via their activism.”

Focusing on the relationship between capitalism and fossil fuels, Dr. Ortiz brings a critical lens to some of the most pressing environmental issues facing the world today. Dr. Kristine Zentgraf, chair of the sociology department at CSULB, says Dr. Ortiz has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to student engagement and learning.

“Dr. Ortiz’s ​academic expertise will enrich the department’s global curriculum by providing a theoretical lens to global capitalism and environmental studies,” Zentgraf says. “Students will undoubtedly be drawn to Dr. Ortiz’s passion, dedication to student success and ability to communicate and apply complex ideas and nuanced theoretical understandings to our contemporary world.”

Before joining the faculty at CSULB, Dr. Ortiz was an instructor at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he taught courses in sociology, Latin American and Caribbean area studies and human rights programs. Dr. Ortiz says he enjoys how sociology as a discipline makes people think differently about issues they already feel strongly about.

“My concern has mainly been with global inequality: with its root causes, its historical transformations, and its consequences,” he says. “For me, sociology provided the most comprehensive questions and answers to these issues.”

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ortiz began his academic career at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in education and history. After a few years of teaching at the middle school and high school levels in Puerto Rico, he relocated to New York, where he obtained both a master’s degree and doctorate in sociology from Binghamton University.

In 2017, Dr. Ortiz received the Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association’s Marxist Section. This award recognizes the best paper written by a graduate student that deals with a sociological issue from a Marxist perspective. In recognition of his research and accomplishments in the graduate program at Binghamton University, he received the Graduate Student Excellence Award for Excellence in Research in 2018.

As part of his ongoing research, Dr. Ortiz has two projects forthcoming that continue to examine globalization issues through a world-historical perspective. His first project seeks to unpack the historical and socio-ecological processes that link the global oil industry to Global North-Global South inequalities and to the climate crisis.

“Ultimately, I am researching the extent to which recent socio-ecological and economic crises might be the result of our oil-fueled global economic system,” he says.

  This research is a long-term project that has already resulted in various peer-reviewed articles, most notably “Agro-Industrialization, Petrodollar Illusions and the Transformation of the Capitalist World Economy in the 1970s: The Latin American Experience,” which appeared in Critical Sociology. His current article “Oil-Fueled Accumulation in Late Capitalism: Energy, Uneven Development and Climate Crisis” is forthcoming in Critical Historical Studies.       

His second ongoing research project focuses on whether capitalist globalization has transformed Global North-Global South relations and looks at the environmental consequences of important globalization trends, such as increasing foreign direct investment and rising global competition for mobile capital. His current manuscript “Late Capitalism Unbound: Globalization, Competition and the Ecology of Uneven Development” will be submitted to a peer-review journal later this year.    

Profile story by Kevin Bollman



In July 2020, the Department of Arts and Culture put out a call for for artists, in collaboration with the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, to create a temporary artwork or program in response to the November 2018 removal of the Columbus Statue at Grand Park, downtown Los Angeles. Two projects were selected: a virtual engagement program by the Puvungna Collective and temporary art installation by Mercedes Dorame.


Memory is in the Present… is a collaboration between Cindi Alvitre, Carly Lake, and Scott Wilson. It reflects the convergence of a Tongva storyteller, an illustrator, and a cultural anthropologist, who have come together to tell the Puvuu’nga creation narrative accurately, and in a way that honors the culture from which it originates. The resulting two projects—a traditional picture book and a virtual reality film—illuminate this story in a way that is transformative and ties people back to this place and this moment.


The Puvungna Collective is comprised of Cindi Alvitre, Carly Lake, and Scott Wilson. In this artistic collaboration Alvitre holds the role of Tongva storyteller, Lake is the visual artist, and Wilson is the cultural anthropologist with a history of developing virtual reality films. On the campus of Cal State University Long Beach, the collaboration began with Alvitre and Lake meeting and creating the picture book Waa’aka’: The Bird Who Fell in Love with the Sun. Written by Alvitre and illustrated by Lake, the book is a retelling of the Tongva story of how the sun got up into the sky. During their work on the book, Alvitre and Lake also teamed up with Wilson to create a virtual reality film sharing another Tongva creation story about the emergence of the world. It tells how Puvungna, the place of the gathering, came to be of such cultural significance to the Tongva people. Their collective name refers back to Puvungna, the source of inspiration and the site on the campus of CSULB where indigenous community members continue to hold ceremonies.

For the complete article, please go to the Los Angeles County Arts & Culture website linked here.