February 29, 2024

Huynh, J., Sharma, P., Waheed, S., Fu, L., Herrera, L., Nguyen, M., Porter, C. (2024). Nail Files California: A Study of Nail Salon Workers and Industry. UCLA Labor Center and California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative.

Mizelle, Brett.  “Mass Killing of Pigs and the Challenge of Multispecies Justice: Epidemics and the Entangled Lives of Humans and Animals from the 1970s to the Present,” in Animals and Epidemics in Historical Perspective, ed. Axel Hüntelmann, Christian Jaser, Mieke Roscher, and Nadir Weber (Böhlau-Verlag “Animals in History” series), 2023, 185-199.



February 28, 2024

Ai, R. 2023. “The Semantic Constraint on Gapping in Mandarin Chinese.” Asian Languages and Linguistics 4.1: 1-21.

Coleman, S. K. 2024 “Ineffectual Sermon: Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America” (book review essay).  Journal of Progressive Human Services, 58:1 (in press).

Coleman, S. K. 2024 (February 21).  “American Inequality Isn’t Kid-Friendly.  Los Angeles Times, p.8.

Lin, May. 2023. ““Actually Changing Our Way of Being”: Transformative Organizing and Implications for Critical Community-Engaged Scholarship” Social Sciences 12, no. 10: 562. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci12100562

Lin, May with YO! Cali Staff & Youth Power Fund Leaders. 2023. “Equitable Youth Compensation in California Youth Organizing.” YO! Cali. https://yocalifornia.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Equitable-Youth-Compensation-in-California-Youth-Organizing-Final.pdf  

Tran, Ann. (Forthcoming 2024). Suspended Spaces of Global Việt Nam: KT Food Stories and Gastro Cartographies of the Inscrutable.” Journal of Asian and Asian American Studies, 27 (2).

Zimmerman-Liu, T. (2023). “The Development and Dissemination of Pro-Environmental Dharma among Taiwan’s Humanistic Buddhists. Religions 14: 273. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel14020273.


February 28, 2024

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake & Ellen Reese. 2023. Il Costo Della Spedizione Gratuita: Amazon Nell’economia Globale. Rome: Altreconomia.

Eriksen, S. J.; VALDIVIA, R. L. H.; CHIB, S. S. Policy whiplash: How California Title IX coordinators navigated local, state, and federal policy changes during the Trump administration. Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy, [s. l.], p. 1, 2024

Miller, Shae. 2023. “Identity Theory and Pleasure: Understanding Sexual Selves Through a Pleasure–Identity Lens.” Advancing Identity Theory, Measurement, and Research. Frontiers in Sociology and Social Research, vol 10. Stets, J.E., Reichelmann, A.V., Kiecolt, K.J., eds. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-32986-9_9

Muñiz, Janet. 2023. “Conflict and Co-Specialization on Calle Cuatro: How Placemakers Navigate Ethnic Branding.” Qualitative Sociologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11133-023-09545-7

“Pupil instruction: model curricula: Vietnamese American refugee experience: Cambodian American history and heritage.” California Senate Bill 369. Summary: An act to amend Sections 33540.2 [Vietnamese section] and 33540.4 [Cambodian section] of the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction. Leakhena NOU authored amended Section 33540.4; passed into law as Chapter 711, Statutes of 2023. October 10, 2023.

Ortiz, Roberto. 2023 “Weathering the Crisis: Oil, Financialization, and Socio-Ecological Turbulence since the 1970s,” Journal of World-Systems Research, 29 no. 2: 431–456. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2023.1159


February 28, 2024

Laura Ceia (2023) White women in racialised spaces, or Claire Denis’s double vision of ‘Africa’1, French Screen Studies, DOI: 10.1080/26438941.2023.2208900


February 28, 2024

Sneed, Debby. (2023). [Review of the book Marginalised Populations in the Ancient Greek World: The Bioarchaeology of the Other, by Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 127, No. 2

Scotton, Paul. “Lechaion”, co-authored with Constantinos Kissas, Deltion 72 (2017) Athens, 2023 pp. 283-290.

Scotton, Paul. (2023). [Review of chapter The Archaeology of the Mediterranean Iron Age: A Globalizing World c.100-600 BCE, by Tamar Hodos]. American Antiquity, pp. 609-611.


February 28, 2024

Baralt, Lori. “Bridging Disciplinary Divides: Facilitating Participatory Feminist Community in Interdisciplinary Classes” in Kristen Comeforo and Mala L. Matacin (eds.) bell hooks’ Engaged Pedagogy for the 21st Century Classroom (2023): 67-78. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Basarudin, Azza. “Reluctant Belonging: Tudung (Headscarf), Communalism, and Muslim Politics in Urban Malaysia.” Feminist Formations 35, no. 2 (2023): 198–225.

Basarudin, Azza, et al. “What Hungers Call Us Home? Engaging Autotheory Through Food.” Feminist Studies, vol. 49 no. 2 (2023): 442-475. Project MUSE, https://doi.org/10.1353/fem.2023.a915917.

Hidalgo, Melissa. ​”Find the River,” an autobiographical essay, was published in Dreams: 50 Years of Creativity, Culture and Community at the University of Limerick, eds. Joseph O’Connor, Eoin Devereux, and Sarah Moore (Irish Academic Press, March 2023).

Hidalgo, Melissa. “This couple is making ‘Pride wine’ in the Santa Ynez Valley to uplift the LGBTQ+ community,” Los Angeles Times (June 28, 2023)

Hidalgo, Melissa.  “From BMO to the barrio, Angel City Football’s ‘PodeRosas’ supporter group builds community, L.A. Taco (August 9, 2023)

Macias, Stacy I. & Liliana C. Gonzalez. “On Her Own Terms: Ana Castillo Discusses Sexuality, Identity, and Life—Then and Now.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol. 27, no. 4 (2023): 414-423. DOI 10.1080/10894160.2023.2250670

Macias, Stacy I. & Liliana C. Gonzalez. “‘Electricity in the Air’: Conversing with Carla Trujillo on the Making of Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About 30+ years later.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 27, no. 4 (2023): 405-413. DOI 10.1080/10894160.2023.2248786 

Macias, Stacy I. & Liliana C. Gonzalez. “Afterword: Scanning the Chicana Lesbian Body Politic: Knowledge, Practice, Identity.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 27, no. 4 (2023): 349-353. DOI 10.1080/10894160.2023.2250700

Macias, Stacy I. & Liliana C. Gonzalez. “On Loving ‘The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About:’ Reengaging an Iconic Text.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 27, no. 3 (2023): 237-240. DOI 10.1080/10894160.2023.2222508


February 28, 2024

Mary Caputi, David Riesman and Critical Theory: Autonomy versus Emancipation, co-authored with Amirhosein Khandizaji.  Palgrave MacMillan, 2021. 
—. “Marcuse’s ‘Feminine Principle’ and Non-Binary Subversions.” Included in Feminism and the Early Frankfurt School, co-edited by Christine Payne and Jeremiah Morelock. Brill, 2024. 93-112. 
—.Co-editor with Patricia Moynagh, Research Handbook on Feminist Political Thought, Edward Elgar Publishers, 2024. 
—. “Adriana Cavarero’s ‘Inclinations’ and the Problem of Dispossession.” Included in Research Handbook on Feminist Political Thought, Edward Elgar Publishers, 2024. 

Aggie Hirst and Larry N. George, “Pharmacotic Wargames: Military Play as Ritual Sacrifice,” Security Dialogue 55:1 (January, 2024).  
Pharmacotic wargames: Military play as ritual sacrifice 

Charles W. Mahoney, Benjamin K. Tkach, and Craig J. Rethmeyer, “Leveraging National Security: Private Equity and Bankruptcy in the United States Defense Industry.” Business and Politics (2024) 

 XueYing Hu and Teresa Wright, “Developments in China’s Public Opinion from Hu to Xi: Corruption, Activism, and Regime Legitimacy,” China Quarterly 256 (December 2023): 1068-1084.  

 Ezgi Yildiz (2023) Between Forbearance and Audacity: The European Court of Human Rights and the Norm Against Torture (Cambridge University Press) https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009103862 (open access). 

Nico Krisch and Ezgi Yildiz eds. (2023) The Many Paths of Change in International Law (Oxford University Press) DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198877844.001.0001 (open access). 

Nico Krisch and Ezgi Yildiz (2023) “The Many Paths of Change in International Law: A Frame.” In The Many Paths of Change in International Law, eds. Nico Krisch and Ezgi Yildiz (Oxford University Press) pp 3-32 (open access). 

Ezgi Yildiz and Isabel Silagy (2024) “Norms, Legitimacy, and Compliance: Between International Law and Politics” In Oxford Handbook of Norms Research in International Relations, eds. Sassan Gholiagha, Phil Orchard, and Antje Wiener (Oxford University Press). 


February 28, 2024

Carlile, Susan. “‘Before I am Quite Forgot’: Women’s Critical Literary Biography and the Future.” ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: 13.1, Article 5, 2023 http://doi.org/10.5038/2157-7129.13.1.1320.

Cooper, Stephen. “The Other Side of the Whirlwind: Mr. Welles, My Father, and the Dark Art of Film.” Silver Screen Reflections: Writings on Film.” Kareem Tayyar, ed. Arroyo Seco Press, 2023.

Esdale, Logan, and Jane Malcolm, editors. A Description of Acquaintance: The Letters of Laura Riding and Gertrude Stein, 1927–1930. The University of New Mexico Press, 2023. https://www.unmpress.com/9780826364890/a-description-of-acquaintance/

Esdale, Logan. “Russell McDonald’s Modernist Literary Collaborations Between Men and Women.” Textual Cultures, vol. 17, no. 1, spring 2024, pp. xx–xx. 

Greenberg, Suzanne. “Offering,” a short story, Silver Screen Reflections: Writing on Film, Arroyo Seco Press, 2023, 95-101.

Guffey, Robert. THE EXPECTANT MOTHER DISINFORMATION HANDBOOK. Madness Heart Press, 2024. Print. (Forthcoming.)
—.“Noir Trailblazer: Ida Lupino, Filmmaker.” The Mailer Review. Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2024). Print. (Forthcoming.)
—.“Shaking Down the Goon.” The Mailer Review. Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2024). Print. (Forthcoming.)
Guffey, Robert. CRYPTOPOLIS & OTHER STORIES. Lethe Press, 2024. Print. 
—. “G-Bomb: Masonic & Hermetic Symbolism in The Incredible Hulk.” The Jack Kirby Collector #89 (Spring 2024). Print.
—.“The Silent Civil War: The Radicalization of the Evangelical Right.” The Evergreen Review (December 17, 2023). 
Guffey, Robert. DEAD MONKEY RUM: A NOVEL. Planet Bizarro Press, 2023. Print. 
—.“QAnon 2.0: ‘Sound of Freedom’ and the Rise of MAGA Vigilantism.” Salon (September 2, 2023).
—.“QAnon’s Weirdest Obsession: Why Does the Radical Far Right Fear the Masons?” Salon (August 13, 2023).
—.“The Tree that Casts a Shadow Like a Man.” Cosmic Horror Monthly #37 (July 2023). Print.
—.“lie & say you’re sorry.” Horror Sleaze Trash (April 21, 2023).
—. “Dr. Seuss Was a Junkie.” Horror Sleaze Trash: Poems Vol. 2 (Horror Sleaze Trash, 2023). Print.
—. “Toward a General Theory of Yithian Psychology.” Shadows Out of Time. PS Publishing, 2023. Print.

Lemuz, Max. “Writing for Bogey: How Disc Golf Checked My Writing Ego” NomadARTX, May 2023. https://www.nomadartx.com/journal/305

Margrave, Clint. Cosmonauts: Short Stories (J.New Books, Forthcoming, 2024)
—. Requiem for the Toad: Selected Poems of Gerald Locklin, Editor (NYQ Books, April 2024)
—.  “Cloud Conditions.” Breaking the Glass: A Contemporary Jewish Poetry Anthology (Laurel Review/Green Tower, February, 2024)
—. “Rereading Thomas Bernhard’s Concrete.One Art, February, 2024.
—. “In Line for Cloud 9.” Black Coffee Review. February, 2024.
—.  “22.5 and Me.” The Times of Israel, Jan. 9, 2024
—. “Sad Animals.” Los Angeles Review, January 2024.
—. “Earth: A Review.” Atticus Review. Winter, 2023.
—. “Coronation.” B O D Y Literature. Fall, 2023.
—. “Putting Together IKEA Furniture.” Rattle. Issue #81. Fall, 2023.
—.  “Mona Lisa (1503). The Ekphrastic Review, July 2023.
—. “Trash.” Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. July, 2023.

van Elk, Martine. “Anglo-Dutch Exchange and Book History: Early Modern Female Stationers Crossing Borders.” Anglo-Dutch Connections in the Early Modern World, ed. Sjoerd Levelt, Esther van Raamsdonk, and Michael D. Rose. New York: Routledge, 2023. 171–80.

Press Release: CSU: Long Beach Appoints New Jain Studies Endowed Chair

November 27, 2023

Press Release

CSU: Long Beach Appoints New Jain Studies Endowed Chair

Long Beach, California – For Immediate Release –

Dr. Jasvant Modi and Jane Close Conoley, President of the University

The Department of Religious Studies at California State University: Long Beach has appointed Dr. Shivani Bothra as assistant professor and the Bhagwan Suvidhinath Endowed Chair in Jain Studies.

Dr. Bothra’s work focuses on non-violence, modernization, and women in the Jain tradition. Jainism is an ancient religion that has three main tenants, Ahimsa (non-violence to all living beings), Apringraha (non-materialism), and Anekantavada (plurality of beliefs or open-mindedness).

The position was named after the 9th Tirthankara who, in the Jain tradition, is someone who conquered the cycle of rebirth and became a spiritual teacher to others. The creation of this position was generously funded by Dr. Jasvant Modi and the Shah Foundation on behalf of Mrs. Raksha and Mr. Harshad Shah.

Dr. Modi came to the United States from India in 1975. After a long career in gastroenterology, he retired in 2014 and now spends his time in philanthropy.

Not only does he support centers that help to provide access to food, healthcare, and education to the Jain community in Southern California, he also has donated to over 30 universities across the globe to establish endowed chairs in Jainism. In 2023, Dr. Modi was awarded the Ahimsa Day Award by the Institute of Jainology in London. The award is given annually to someone who embodies the idea of ahimsa, or nonviolence.

Inspired by his own experiences, Dr. Modi is passionate about giving to educational institutions. He cites the kindness of others providing subsidized funds and hostel stays as the reason he was able to get his own higher education in India. Dr. Modi has since helped to rebuild the hostel in which he previously stayed in order to provide housing for students, including those outside of Jainism.

Dr. Modi is a strong believer that a basis in humanities is necessary for a peaceful and prosperous world. He is hopeful that providing education about Jainism to the general public can not only raise awareness about the underrepresented religion, but to help spread the values of Jainism. When speaking on the current state of the world, Dr. Modi said he “would like to see belief in non-violence [and] if there is a difference of belief, respect other people.”

Dr. Bothra is excited about her new position and will be teaching several classes not only on Jainism, but about the role of non-violence in world religions. “The embrace of Jain Studies by the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach is a testament to the profound impact of Jainism, standing as a formidable pillar in the study of religions. It unfolds an unparalleled philosophy, affirming the unity of humanity and underscoring the paramount importance of harmonious coexistence among all beings,” she said.

Dr. Bothra will be an invaluable addition to Long Beach’s Religious Studies department. We would like to thank Dr. Modi and look forward to supporting Dr. Bothra as she takes her place at the university.

Beach Forensics Makes Wake at the Franklin R. Shirley Classic

November 13, 2023

This past weekend, Beach Forensics competed at the Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The tournament fielded 134 of the nation’s top teams, made up of 268 competitors. The team of Diego Flores (Senior, Political Science) and Curtis Ortega (Sophomore, Africana Studies) finished preliminary debates as the second seed, going on to finish in 5th place. Ortega was the 3rd place individual speaker, and Flores was the tournament’s 1st place overall speaker. This marks the second consecutive season Flores has been awarded the top speaker at the nation’s most prestigious and competitive policy debate tournament in the fall semester! The duo picked up victories against the University of West Georgia, Wayne State University, Gonzaga University, George Mason University, Dartmouth College, Wake Forest University, and the University of Kansas along the way.

Stay tuned as the squad rounds out the fall semester at the Fall Championships hosted by Mt. San Antonio College when we return from fall break! GO BEACH!