Political Science Professor Will Continue Breaking Boundaries this Fall

""Dr. Matthew Lesenyie is a professor with a story that plenty of CSULB students could relate to. From humble beginnings, he worked odd jobs throughout his college career and juggled classes with internships. It all ultimately led to CSULB, where he is joining the faculty in the political science department in the College of Liberal Arts this fall. 

Dr. Lesenyie started his academic career at MiraCosta Community College, where as a freshman he found his interest in politics. He transferred to UC Davis, where he received his bachelor’s degree, and ultimately his doctorate, in political science.

Along the way, he got to see the political process first-hand in Sacramento while working at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Office of Constituent Affairs and the Office of Planning and Research and in the Office of the State Assembly Chief Clerk. He also received several awards, including the Marvin Zetterbaum Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Instruction and the Dean’s Prize for Best Oral Presentation in Social Sciences. 

Underneath his success lies a great deal of hardship. When Dr. Lesenyie was 14, his father died.

“What I really missed was having a father figure to watch all my success and give me those little bits of advice along the way,” he says. “My friends, they got a dad to lean on at age 23, or age 26, who can just say ‘Don’t trust that person’ and ‘Don’t do that with your money.’”        

His mother became an alcoholic, and throughout school, he took care of her, but balancing school and home life became one of his toughest struggles, and he had to make a devastating decision. 

“I couldn’t do both. It took me years to figure that out,” he says. “Pretty much my working life before grad school, I did a lot of taking care of my mom. I went to grad school in 2009, and really that’s the last year I tried to lean in and save my mom.”

His decision made success that much more important, and his academic record is a testament to his persistence as a hard worker. Not only that, but the lessons he learned while growing up and struggling in college are ones he says he reflects on in the classroom as a professor.

He began teaching as an associate instructor at UC Davis in 2016. The subject he took on — race politics — hadn’t been taught at the university in about 20 years. He almost didn’t want to teach it, he says. 

“There are a lot of reasons why people don’t teach that class,” he says. “I think there’s a lot of folks who feel like they can’t. But the other thing, the most insidious part, which could be in the class itself, is because political science is dominated by a white upper-class.”

His colleagues described teaching the subject as a “career killer,” and because of the pressure, he almost opted out, too. In the end, though, he couldn’t let himself.

His decision to teach the course was much more than just a statement: It led to results. “Out of all my classes, more people have gone to law school from that class, which I think says a lot about the people who want to take it, who already have the orientation towards social justice,” he says.

Dr. Lesenyie’s desire to teach race politics eventually led him to join the faculty at CSULB, where he will be teaching that subject, along with Intro to American Government.

Other universities have had the chance to hire him full-time as a race politics professor, he says, but chose not to. “It was like a hiccup in the direction of ‘Hey, we need to change,’ and then they didn’t do it,” he says. “Long Beach did not have that hiccup. They charged forward.”

Dr. Teresa Wright, chair of the political science department, says of Lesenyie, “He’s the whole package: a terrific scholar doing important and timely work, a natural teacher who sees teaching as a vocation, and a sterling colleague with an impressive record of community service.”

Growing up in Section 8 housing, Dr. Lesenyie says he saw the police and ambulance multiple times every day. He dreamed of understanding the institutions of the world and how they affected not only his own life, but the people around him.

“It is so exciting to me to understand why that was and to explain it to people who otherwise would hear the truth from Tucker Carlson,” he says. “It’s really cool to be that expert. This is the expert I’ve always dreamed of being, and now as a job, I get to educate people on the truth. It’s friggin’ awesome.”

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Dr. Matthew Garcia is deeply committed to our University’s mission and to serving our diverse student community. His expertise in racial and ethnic politics with a focus on Latinx political representation will make a valuable contribution to our department, college and university.

Linguistics Professor Will Honor Her Language At CSULB

""Dr. Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez believes that studying language can provide us with a deeper understanding of how we live our lives, along with insight into how people from different walks of life are perceived by society. She will be sharing her knowledge and perspectives with students this fall as a new professor in the College of Liberal Arts’ linguistics department.

“Understanding language is also a way to understanding people, because language and people are so intrinsically related,” she says. “We sometimes use language to discriminate against others, or to help others, right? So, I think that understanding how we build the stereotypes, and how languages can create boundaries and connections with other people, can also help you understand why it is that we make those choices. It kind of gives us a window as to what society thinks.”

Dr. Rodriguez has first-hand experience with these concepts. She grew up in the Basque Country, an autonomous community with provinces in both France and Spain that is not officially a country, but is referred to as such because the people who live there speak the Basque language, which translates the word “country” to “population.”

Dr. Rodriguez says that the Basque language is one of the main drivers of her interest in linguistics — not just because she grew up speaking it, but because she was almost not allowed to learn it at all. When she was a child, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco forbade the use of any language other than Spanish. “You could be killed if you spoke the [Basque] language,” Dr. Rodriguez says. “The language almost died in the  ’70s.”

After Franco died, she and her parents were finally able to learn the language, but they then encountered another, surprising strain of discrimination. She was discouraged from participating in or conducting any research relating to the Basque language in school because she wasn’t considered a real speaker of the language — all because she and her parents didn’t learn it natively.

“It was very hard for me to deal with because it was part of my identity,” she says.

Rather than giving up, however, Rodriguez decided to use her challenges to fuel her ambition. Her professors started to take note of her drive to study people like herself — people who had to learn the Basque language from non-native speakers — and the social effects it had on them. “I decided that I should study people like me, meaning that that hardship turned into a very, very productive career,” she says. 

Dr. Rodriguez received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Deusto in Bilbao and her master’s and doctorate in Spanish linguistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. With her degrees in hand, she landed a job teaching at Southern Illinois University, where she worked for four years before coming to CSULB. 

She has had articles and research published in the Journal of Language Contact, which focuses on languages and their relationships to one another. Most recently, she has been working on an article that covers the social linguistics of Basque and how the language is spoken differently by different people just like herself. “I’m really happy and really proud of that paper,” she says.

In the fall, Dr. Rodriguez will be teaching an Introduction to Language Acquisition course, which will discuss how children pick up languages in their adolescent years, and hopes to teach bilingual language acquisition in the future. She will also be teaching Laboratory Phonetics, which will focus on the sounds that the human body makes and how those sounds create identity markers in languages, like accents.

Rodriguez said she chose CSULB because its diverse student population is a calling to broaden her knowledge of other languages. “One of the first things that actually attracted me the most is that it’s a Spanish-serving institution, and also a minority-serving institution,” she says.

Dr. Nancy Hall, chair of the linguistics department, commented on Dr. Rodriguez’s diverse knowledge of linguistics, noting that she “brings an impressively broad knowledge of different areas of linguistics. Her research on the linguistic landscapes of neighborhoods undergoing gentrification is of particular relevance to the Long Beach and Los Angeles area. Students who met her appreciated her enthusiasm, energy and readiness to mentor.”

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New Linguistics Professor Hopes to Expand the Department

""When Dr. Anna Bax first saw the job description for the faculty appointment she’ll fill in CSULB’s linguistics department this fall, she immediately knew it was the job for her. It perfectly described the linguist she wants to be, she says. 

The linguistics department at CSULB is a collaborative one, she says, which means she’ll be able to expand her research. She’s not only a sociocultural linguist, but is also involved in language documentation and revitalization, as well. 

“There aren’t a lot of jobs that would allow me to do both of those fully; at a lot of jobs, I would just have to pigeonhole myself and be one or the other,” she says. “But here, I could be both of those things, full steam ahead.” 

Her expanded opportunities with the department were a big part of the reason that she chose CSULB, but there was another important factor that helped solidify her choice:  the department’s orientation for social justice. She says it’s important not only to her, but also for the field of linguistics. “Linguistics is not apolitical and language is not apolitical, and this department recognizes that,” she says.

Starting in the fall, Dr. Bax will be teaching courses in The Nature of Language and Language and Social Justice. 

“The department of linguistics at CSULB is really well established,” Dr. Bax says. ”There are a lot of amazing scholars who I’m excited to call my colleagues.”

Her academic career started at Pomona College, where she found her interest in linguistics and earned her bachelor’s degree in the subject. She then moved up to Santa Barbara, where she taught and obtained her master’s and doctorate degrees in linguistics from UCSB.

In her time at UCSB, she became passionate about studying Mixtec languages, a group of languages that have migrated to the U.S. from La Mixteca of Oaxaca in Mexico. Her interest in the community grew because a number of the Mixtec people were present in Oxnard and Ventura County, near UCSB.

With the rise in Mixtec languages in the U.S., Dr. Bax found an opportunity to help a language that wasn’t receiving any institutional support. “There are 20,000 people living in this community, speaking these languages, and yet there’s no support for court translators, school translators, medical translators,” she says.

Since 2015, she has been working to provide a support system for Mixtec languages. She has helped document the language in order to better understand it and its many variations, and she’s worked directly with Mixtec speaking community members to find out how their language affects their experience in the U.S. 

It’s all part of an even bigger problem she’s fighting: language endangerment, or societal pressure that suppresses language. It’s something that has killed languages in the past, she says, and she is trying to prevent it from happening in the Mixtec community.

Working at CSULB, she will continue her efforts to help the Mixtec community. She hopes to expand her reach to the Long Beach community, researching cultural languages in the areas around the university.

Dr. Nancy Hall, chair of the linguistics department, says she’s proud to have Dr. Bax join the department. “We were greatly impressed with her intellect and scholarly contributions, her commitments to minoritized language communities, her collaboration with community members and students, and her mentoring, advocacy and recruitment of students from indigenous communities in the U.S. and in Mexico,” Dr. Hall says.

Another goal Dr. Bax hopes to accomplish at CSULB is expanding the understanding of linguistics by including multicultural speakers in the profession. “There’s a lot of white people and settlers studying indigenous people and people of color’s language,” she says. “My hope for my time at Long Beach is to be able to recruit students to linguistics who are themselves speakers of [all types] of languages.”

Her ultimate goal is to have “a thriving community within the linguistics department of students who have personal connections to what they are studying, and who wanted to use the tools of linguistics not only to fulfill their goals, but to transform what linguistics is and what it can be.”

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CLA Welcomes Veteran Journalist and Lecturer to Tenure Track This Fall

""A veteran journalist with more than 1,000 published articles and op-eds, Teresa Puente has spent nearly 20 years covering topics related to immigration and the Latinx community. Her expertise in bilingual journalism and social media caught the attention of the journalism and public relations department in 2016, where she was hired as a full-time lecturer. After four years in the position, she was awarded the title of assistant professor and will enter the tenure track in the fall. 

A passionate supporter of quality journalism, she credits an excellent faculty and diverse student body for her enthusiasm for teaching at CSULB.

“I just fell in love with the campus and the students,” Puente says. “I get the opportunity to work with our Latinx students and to train the next generation of journalists. I really believe in our students, and I believe in our mission.”

A leading expert in Latinx issues, Puente is channeling that knowledge and experience into bilingual journalism education and Latinx news media discourse studies. Dr. Jennifer Fleming, chair of the journalism and public relations department at CSULB, says Puente is an exceptional colleague and journalist and is thrilled to welcome her on the tenure track. 

“She is an innovative and trendsetting educator,” Fleming says. “She has pushed our curriculum in new and exciting directions in social media and bilingual journalism instruction since she first joined the department as a lecturer in 2016.”

Before joining the faculty at CSULB, Puente was an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago, where she created the Social Media Storytelling course now offered at CSULB. A popular class for journalism majors, the course teaches students how to use social media as a journalistic tool to create original stories, break news and publish real-time updates. 

Puente, who holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science with a minor in Spanish and a master’s of fine arts in creative writing, is the first teacher of bilingual journalism at CSULB. Her Bilingual Magazine Reporting and Production course gives students the opportunity to report on an array of issues facing underrepresented communities. Under her guidance, students have created award-winning videos, podcasts and articles covering topics such as immigration, education and politics.

In 2019, Puente and her bilingual journalism students launched the first Spanish-language news magazine in Long Beach: Díg en Español. This groundbreaking publication has been a goal of Puente’s since she first came to CSULB.

“Bringing more enterprise reporting from diverse communities is one of the main reasons I came here,” she explains. “Díg en Español is part of the growth of Spanish-language bilingual journalism in the U.S. today. This summer we’re launching our own website with even more content.”

A Chicago native, Puente worked extensively as a staff reporter and writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, two of the city’s largest publications. A proponent of underrepresented voices in the mainstream media, she was one of the first journalists to write extensively about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in early 2001. She continues to work as a freelance journalist, with recent articles and commentary in numerous publications, including Time, The Guardian, and Vice.

“For a while I’ve focused on U.S. media coverage of the Latinx experience and how Latinx people are portrayed in the media,” Puente says.My focus now on the tenure track will be mainly academic, as I’ve been invited to submit a book proposal in bilingual journalism.”

In 2000, Puente won the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, which recognizes journalists who are telling stories about communities that are often overlooked by the mainstream media. Receiving the award was one of the greatest moments in her life, she says.

In addition to teaching and freelance writing, Puente is a facilitator and editor with the OpEd Project, a non-profit venture dedicated to increasing diversity in the media through thought leadership. Always advocating for underrepresented voices, her work includes leading public seminars and public voice fellowships at universities and with nonprofit leaders. She also mentors scholars and nonprofit leaders to help them publish in local and national media outlets.

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Department of Human Development Welcomes New Professor this Fall

""Building on her experiences in the classroom as a teacher and a student, Dr. Samiha Rahman will emphasize how important it is for educators to have an open mind and a willingness to learn  when she joins the faculty in CSULB’s department of human development this fall.

Dr. Rahman discovered that she wanted to work with and teach youth while she was earning her bachelor’s degree at Columbia University in history and ethnicity and race studies, learning about the history of racism, power, identity, white supremacy, and many other social issues. “That got me concerned about really wanting to deepen my understanding of racial injustice, but also, trying to work in ways to understand how we can use social justice and politicize young people,” she says.

But after starting her teaching career, Dr. Rahman realized that the job was not exactly what she expected, and she was spending a fair amount of time creating lesson plans and working on the syllabus. She wanted to better understand what it meant to teach young people of color, and most important, wanted to do it in a way that would be better for her students. That’s when she returned to Columbia to study for a doctorate in education and Africana studies.

“I decided to get a Ph.D. because I wanted to even more deeply understand a lot of these issues and more deeply understand what we’re teaching young people,” she says. “How do we want them to be in the world? Let’s just think more about what it means to educate a young person of color today.”

As a Muslim, Dr. Rahman has firsthand experience with racism and social issues and their effects. She describes experiencing alienation, stereotyping and racism in her K-12 years in Portland, Oregon. One encounter with a substitute teacher stands out in her memory.

“He was trying to tell all the students that Islam is actually a very dangerous religion, that it’s very violent and things like that,” she says. “I was going back and forth with him, and he wouldn’t take my perspective seriously. He felt like I was brainwashed, essentially. It made me realize that in that instance, it doesn’t matter what I say, that’s not going to change this person’s perspective, and this is a person in a position of authority.”

With encounters like the one with the substitute teacher in mind, Dr. Rahman says she’ll strive to ensure that everyone has a voice in her classroom. In the fall, she’ll be teaching the Approaches to Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood and the Acquisition of Culture classes. Her courses will offer a different perspective because, while still fulfilling the basic requirements, they will focus on Black Muslim youth.

“Now I’m on the other side as a professor,” she says. “[I want] students from a minoritized background to feel welcome in this space, and that their perspectives are really privileged and really taken seriously, because I did not always have that experience in my own educational upbringing.”

Dr. Karen Quintiliani, chair of the human development department, says that her teaching experience and research give her the ability to “diversify the department and college curriculum.”

For her part, Dr. Rahman is not only excited about teaching students, but also about learning from them and their diverse perspectives. “We are all learning from one another; I’m learning from my students and my students are learning from me,” she says. “Not this one way of thinking that the professor has all the knowledge and the students just sit there, take notes, memorize everything and regurgitate it back.”

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Faculty Publications – October & November 2020

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 – October & November 2020

Environmental Science & Policy

Laris, P., Jacobs, R., Kone, M., Dembele, F. Rodrigue, C.M. & Camara, F. 2020. Determinants of fire intensity and severity in a mesic savanna of Africa. Fire Ecology (In Press).  

McLain, N.*, L. Camargo*, C.R. Whitcraft, and J. G. Dillon. In press. Metrics for evaluating inundation impacts on the decomposer communities in a Southern California coastal salt marsh. Wetlands (in press).

Hagan, W.*, C.R. Whitcraft, and L. Henriques. 2020. The Science Teacher. A Scientists-Science Teacher Partnership that Supports Meaningful Learning. July/August issue.

Human Development

Garcia, M.A., Ortiz, K., Arévalo, S.P., Briceño, E. Diminich, E.D., Tarraf, W., Vega, I.E. (2020). Age of Migration and Cognitive Functioning among Older Latinos in the United States. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 76, 1493-1511.  DOI 10.3233/JAD-191296 [Journal Impact Factor: 3.920]

Ortiz, K. Garcia, M.A., Briceño, E. Diminich, E.D. Arévalo, S.P., Vega, I.E. Tarraf, W. (2020). Glycosylated hemoglobin level and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cognition among Older Working Adults. Research in Human Development, 17(1), 20-40. DOI:10.1080/15427609.2020.1743810. [Journal Impact Factor:1.196]

Arévalo, S.P., Kress, J., and Then, F. (2020). Validity of cognitive assessment tools for older adult Hispanics: A systematic review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 68, 882-888. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16300. [Journal Impact Factor: 4.180]

Noel S.E., Arevalo, S.P., Mena, N.Z., Mangano, K., Velez, M., Dawson-Hughes, B., Tucker, K.L. s, (2019). Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and health behaviors of bone health among Caribbean Hispanic/Latino adults. Archives of Osteoporosis, 14(1), 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s11657-019-0566-5. [Journal Impact Factor:2.469 in 2018; 2.925 in last 5 years]

Arévalo, S.P., Scott, T.M., Falcón, L.M., Tucker, K.L. (2019). Vitamin B-6 and depressive symptomatology, over time, in older Latino adults. Nutritional Neuroscience, 22 (9), 625-636. DOI:10.1080/1028415X.2017.1422904 [Journal Impact Factor:3.950]

Eriksen, Shelley, Sheetal Chib, Yanet Cortez, Pamela Rayburn, Leah Aldridge and Jackson Katz.  (Forthcoming, 2020). The Best of Times, the Worst of Times:  ‘Best Practices’ for Survivor Support and Gender Violence Prevention Education on College Campuses,” in Women & Therapy, Special Issue: Resistance & Recovery in the #Metoo Era.

Heidbrink, L. 2020. Anatomy of a Crisis: Governing Youth Mobility through Vulnerability. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1797479.

Heidbrink, L. 2020. Benevolent Complicity: The detention of unaccompanied children. In Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts: Interrogations, Transitions, Legacies, and Re-imaginings. Edited by K. Green, C. Coe and S. Balagopalan. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. 

Heidbrink, L. 2020, September. El Poder Coactivo de la Deuda: La migración y deportación de jóvenes indígenas. Organization of American States.

Heidbrink, L. and M. Statz. In Press. Youth Circulations: Tracing the real and imagined circulations of global youth. In Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, Agents: Approaches to Research in a Global Context. Edited by F. Vavrus, M. Maynes & D. Levison. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Heidbrink, L. and A. Grewe. 2020. Dual Crisis: Health and Fear in Guatemala. Youth Circulations.

Huang, Claudia. 2021. “Families under (peer) pressure: self-advocacy and ambivalence among women in collective dance groups” in Chinese Families Upside Down. Yunxiang Yan, ed. New York: Brill Publishers.

*indicates student co-authors

Kelly, K., Ocular, G.*, Zamudio, J.*, & Plascencia, J*. (2020) “But what about the beginning?”: Maternal strategies for scaffolding young children’s chronological sequencing in narrative conversations. Narrative Inquiry. DOI: 10.1075/ni.19082.kel

Kelly, K. R., & Ocular, G.* (2020). Family smartphone practices and parent-child conversations during informal science learning at an aquarium. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s41347-020-00157-4

Kelly, K. R., Ocular, G.,* & Austin, A.,* (2020). Adult-child science language during informal science learning at an aquarium. The Social Science Journal. DOI: 10.1080/03623319. 2020.1727226

Carmiol, A.^, Kelly, K. R.^, Ocular, G., * Ríos-Reyes, M., González-Chavez, M., & Plascencia, J. * (2019).  Talking about past experiences in two cultural contexts: Children’s narrative structure and maternal elaboration in dyads from Costa Rica and the United States. Early Education and Development, 31(2), 253-268. DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2019.1651190 ^shared first authorship

Chang, J-M., Hernandez Pacheco, R., Kim, A. Y., & Underwood, D. (2020-2021) Identifying Cohorts to Support Diverse Pathways to Timely Graduation in CNSM. Timely Graduation Provost Grant project $990,080

Song, J., Kim A. Y., Martin, L & Bernal, E. (in press). Switching Lanes or Exiting? STEM Experiences, Perceptions, and Identity Construction Among College STEM Switchers.  In Valarie L. Akerson and Gayle A. Buck (Eds): Critical Questions in STEM Education. Springer Nature.

*denotes CSULB undergraduate co-author

Lanza, H. I., Leventhal, A. M., Cho, J., Braymiller, J. L., McConnell, R. S., Krueger, E. A., & Barrington-Trimis, J. L. (2020). Young adult e-cigarette use: A latent class analysis of device and flavor characteristics, 2018-2019. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 216, 108258.


Lanza, H. I., Motlagh, G.*, & Orozco, M.* (2020). E-cigarette use among young adults: A latent class analysis examining co-use and correlates of nicotine vaping. Addictive Behaviors, 110, 106528. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106528

Lanza, H. I., Pittman, P.*, & Hser, Y. I. (2020). Parenting with a substance abuse history: The moderating role of parenting behaviors on obesity and internalizing symptoms in adolescence. Youth and Society, 52, 1436-1456. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0044118X18815274

Lanza, H. I., Barrington-Trimis, J. L., McConnell, R. S., Cho, J., Braymiller, J. L., Krueger, E. A., & Leventhal, A. M. (2020). Trajectories of nicotine and cannabis vaping and poly-use from adolescence to young adulthood. JAMA Network Open, 10, e2019181. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19181

Lanza, H. I., & Pittman, P.* (2019). A peek past the vape clouds: Vape shops in Long Beach, CA, 2015-2018. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 5, 447-455. PMCID: PMC7462366 https://doi.org/10.18001/TRS.5.5.5

Schulte, M. T., Marelich, W., Lanza, H. I., Goodrum, N. M., Armistead, L., & Murphy, D. A. (2019). Alcohol use, mental health, and parenting practices among HIV-positive mothers. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 18, 111-128. PMCID: PMC7413222 https://doi.org/10.1080/15381501.2019.1596185

Rahman, S. (2020). Black Muslim Brilliance: Countering Antiblackness and Islamophobia through Transnational Educational Migration. Curriculum Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.1080/03626784.2020.1831368

Schryer, E., Boerner, K., Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J. P., & Mock, S. E. (2019). The social context of driving cessation: understanding the effects of cessation on the life satisfaction of older drivers and their social partners. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 38(12), 1661-1686.

Shih, K. Y. (2020). Invited review of the book, The making of a teenage service class: Poverty and mobility in an American city, by R. Ray. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 12, 87-93.

Shih, K. Y., Chang, T. F., & Chen, S. Y. (2019). Impacts of the model minority myth on Asian American individuals and families: Social justice and critical race feminist perspectives. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 11, 412-428.

Sirota, K. G. (2020). Emotion, morality, and interpersonal relations as critical components of children’s cultural learning in conjunction with middle-class family life in the United States. In C. Demuth, Pïrkko Liisa Raudaskoski, & Sanna Raudaskoski (Eds.), Discursive, embodied, and affective engagements with the world in social interaction (pp. 39-56). Lausanne: Frontiers Media SI. doi: 10.3389/978-2-99863-690-7 [Also see Sirota, 2019, below.]

Sirota, K. G. (2019). Emotion, morality, and interpersonal relations as critical components of children’s cultural learning in conjunction with middle-class family life in the United States. Frontiers in Psychology 10 (June), Article 1456, 1-18. Special journal issue on Lived Culture and Psychology: Discursive, Embodied, and Affective Engagements with the World in Social Interaction. Guest editors: C. Demuth, Pïrkko Liisa Raudaskoski, & Sanna Raudaskoski. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01456

Mathews, H., Strauss, C., Sirota, K., & Chapin, B. L. (2019). Naomi R. Quinn July 22, 1939–June 23, 2019. (Invited obituary tribute.) Ethos: Journal for the Society of Psychological Anthropology, 47 (3), 257-262.

International Studies

Fouratt, Caitlin E. (2019). “‘Lo Que Nos Une’: Refugee Youth and Integration in Costa Rica.” On Youth Circulations Blog website. Ed. Lauren Heidbrink and Michelle Statz. Available online: http://www.youthcirculations.com/blog/2019/2/18/lo-que-nos-une-refugee-youth-and-integration-in-costa-rica.

. (2019). “Transnational Families, Care Arrangements and the State in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.” Discussion Paper for Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World. UN Women. New York. https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2019/12/discussion-paper-transnational-families-care-arrangements-and-the-state-in-costa-rica-and-nicaragua.

Fouratt, Caitlin E. and Koen Voorend (2019). “Esquivando al Estado. Prácticas privadas en el uso de los servicios de salud entre inmigrantes nicaragüenses en Costa Rica.” Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos. 44:1-32.

Little, Carrie (November 2019). Interview with Dr. Joseph Wiltberger and Dr. Caitlin Fouratt on research with Central American refugees on  “Anthropologist on the Street,” Available online: https://www.facebook.com/AnthropologistOnTheStreet/videos/3055993461083879/.

Marcus, Richard R. “COVID 19 –Social Impacts Assessment in the South of Madagascar.” White Paper. World Bank, April 24, 2020.

. “Madagascar: Community Driven-Approach in the South of Madagascar.” White Paper. World Bank, March 31, 2019. 

Douglass, Kristina, Richard R. Marcus et al. “Historical perspectives on contemporary human‐environment dynamics in southeast Africa.” Conservation Biology. January, 2019.

Marcus, Richard R., Philip M Allen, Maureen Covell, eds. (Forthcoming) Historical Dictionary of Madagascar. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield. (COVID-19 publication delay from 2020. 2021 anticipated).

McCall, J. (2020). Turning toward the sun: a cross-national analysis of solar energy generation. International Journal Sociology, 50(4), 310-324.

Walters, Kimberly. “Moral Security: Anti-trafficking and the Humanitarian State in South India.” Gender Panic (Forthcoming, 2020).


Donato, Clorinda. “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, pp. 43-60.
. “‘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.
. 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.
. “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 edited by Christina Strunck, Fall 2019, pp. 288-304.
. “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, (Spring 2020), pp. 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, (Spring 2020), pp. 63-84.
. “Les récits de voyages: source des articles d’encyclopédie au dix-huitième siècle,” Eds. Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and Suzanne Greilich, Classiques Garnier 2019, pp. 19-29.
. 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, pp. 129-146. 

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

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, pp,67-89. 

Fanny Hill Now, a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Lifeeds. Clorinda Donato and Nicholas Nace, 43:2 April 2019.
“‘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, pp. 137-161.

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

Clorinda Donato 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, Edited by Elizabeth Lewis, Mónica Bolufer Peruga, and Catherine Jaffe, Routledge, 2019, pp. 271-285.

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

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’ILOBTranslanguaging : opportunités et défis dans un monde globalisé, vol. 10, Université de Ottawa, 2019, 157-182. 

Vettore, Enrico. “Approximation to Nirvana: From Intellectual Speculation to Zen Non-Philosophy in Luigi Pirandello’s Uno, nessuno e centomila.” Pirandello Society of America Journal, vol. 29, 2016, pp. 13-29.
. “Lose Your Self: Gianni Celati and the Art of Being One with the World.” Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film, edited by Enrica Maria Ferrara, Palgrave McMillan, 2020, pp. 233–253.


Abeywardana, S. U., Velasco, S., Hall, N., Dillon, J., & Chun, C. A. (2020). Near-peer mentoring in an undergraduate research training program at a large master’s comprehensive institution. Understanding Interventions, 11(1: The Use and Impact of NIH-fueled Resources for Mentoring—Reports from the Field), 12477.

Nancy Hall, Bianca Godinez, Megan Walsh, Sarah Garcia, Araceli Carmona (2020). Perception of repeated /l/and /n/: Implications for understanding dissimilation. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, 2020. pp 446-459.

Klein, Wendy. (Forthcoming). Managing trouble spots in conversation: Other-initiated repair elicitations produced by a bilingual youth with autism. Pragmatics. 

. 2020. Shaping Sikh youth subjectivities in a US Gurdwara: The discursive socialization of religious heritage in Sikh history classes. In Matthew J. Burdelski and Kathryn M. Howard (Eds.), Language Socialization in Classrooms, pp. 49 – 70. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

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

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

Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I. (2019). Changes in the pitch-accent system of Gernika Basque and the role of duration as a correlate of accentual prominence. Fontes Lingua Vasconum 127(1):123-151. 

Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I. (2020). New speakers, new diversity: a Basque-Spanish contact approach. In Grenoble, L., Lane, P., & Røyneland, Unn (Eds.), Linguistic Minorities in Europe. Berlin: Gruyter. Accessible Online.  

Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I. (2019). The role of linguistic ideologies in language contact situations. Language and Linguistics Compass 13(10): e12351. 

Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I. (to appear). Stylistic variation and the role of dialect contact in the leísmo of Basque-Spanish. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics

Kasstan, J., & Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I. (to appear). New speakers and their heritage languages. In Y. Asahi, A. D’Arcy & P. Kerswill (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Variationist Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge. 

 Sharifi, A., & Barwari, Z. (2020). The Oral Tradition of Dengbêjî: A Kurdish Genre of Verbal Art and Reported Speech. Kurdish Art and Identity, 136.

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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), (Forthcoming, Spring 2021).

. “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. Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, (Forthcoming, Spring 2021).

. “Lope’s Los guanches de Tenerife y conquista de Gran Canaria: An Ecocritical Reading.” Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human, Edited by Maryanne Leone and Shanna Lino, (Forthcoming, 2021).

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

Badia, Mindy and Bonnie Gasior, eds. Reconsidering Early Modern Spanish Literature through Mass and Pop Culture: Contemporizing the Classics in the Classroom. Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, (Forthcoming, Spring 2021).

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, 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. 39, no. 1, 2019, pp. 219-232.

Kelleher, Marie. “The Family Business: Royal Embargo and the Shippers, Captains, and Smugglers of Barcelona’s Marquet Family.” In Merchants, Pirates, and Smugglers: Criminalization, Economics, and the Transformation of the Maritime World (1200-1600), edited by Thomas Heebøll-Holm, Philipp Höhn, and Gregor Rohmann, 57-74. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2019.

Kermode, Lloyd Edward, ed. Christopher Marlowe. The Jew of Malta Norton Critical Edition (W. W. Norton, 2021).

Van Elk, Martine. “‘Blessed art thou reader if you are not of that sex’: Public Femininity in the Seventeenth Century.” Michaelina Wautiers, 1604–1689: Glorifying a Forgotten Talent.Ed. Katlijne van der Stighelen. Schoten: BAI, 2018. 120–33.

. “Female Glass Engravers in the Early Modern Dutch Republic.” Renaissance Quarterly 73.1 (Spring 2020): 165–211. 

. “‘Famed as far as one finds books’: Women Publishers in the Dutch Republic and England.” Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England. Ed. by Valerie Wayne. London: Bloomsbury/Arden, 2020. 115–42.

. “Women Writers and the Dutch Stage: Public Femininity in the Plays of Verwers and Questiers.” Women and Gender in the Early Modern Low Countries, 1500–1750. Ed. Amanda Pipkin and Sarah Joan Moran. Leiden: Brill, 2019, pp. 167–91.


The asterisks denote a mentored CSULB student.

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. 

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

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

Amirkhan (2020). Stress overload in the spread of coronavirus. Anxiety, Stress and Coping. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1824271.

Amirkhan, Bowers*, & Logan* (2019). Applying stress theory to higher education: Lessons from a freshman study.  Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1601692.

Amirkhan & Velasco* (2019). Stress overload and the new nightmare for Dreamers. American Journal of College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1652182.

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.

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.

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. (in press). 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.

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.* (2019, Online first). The heroes and the helpless: The development of benevolent sexism in children. Sex Roles. doi: 10.1007/s11199-019-01074-4.

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

Warren, C. 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, V 48. http://doi.org/10.224/sbp.9315.

Whitney, D. J., Warren, C. R., Smith, J., Arenales, M., Meyers, S., Devaney, M., & Christian, L. (in press). Work expectations of adults with developmental disabilities. ALTER – European Journal of Disability Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alter.2020.06.010https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alter.2020.06.010.


Alimahomed-Wilson, Sabrina. 2020. “The Matrix of Gendered Islamophobia: Muslim Women’s Repression and Resistance.” Gender & Society, 34.
. 2019. “When the FBI Knocks: Racialized State Surveillance of Muslims.” Critical Sociology, 45(6): 871-887.

Andrassy, Kalman. 2000. Guide to Research and Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Barnes, Nielan. (2019) “Within the asylum‐advocacy nexus: An analysis of Mexican transgender asylum seekers in the United States.” Sexuality, Gender and Policy 2019 2:5-25.

Eriksen, Shelley, Sheetal Chib, Yanet Cortez, Pamela Rayburn, Leah Aldridge and Jackson Katz.  (Forthcoming, 2020). The Best of Times, the Worst of Times:  ‘Best Practices’ for Survivor Support and Gender Violence Prevention Education on College Campuses,” in Women & Therapy, Special Issue: Resistance & Recovery in the #Metoo Era

Haldipur, Jan. (2019). No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing. New York: NYU Press.

Haldipur, Jan. (2019). “Stop-and-frisk policing.” The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Anthony Orum (Ed.). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Stoudt, Brett G., Maria Elena Torre, Paul Bartley, Evan Bissell, Fawn Bracy, Hillary Caldwell, Lauren Dewey, Anthony Downs, Cory Greene, Jan Haldipur, Scott Lizama, Prakriti Hassan, Einat Manoff, Nadine Sheppard and Jacqueline Yates. (2019). “Researching at the Community- University Borderlands: Using Public Science to Study Policing in the South Bronx.” Education Policy Analysis Archives, 27(56), 1-48.

López, Claudia Maria. 2019. “Contesting Double-Displacement: Internally Displaced Campesinos and the Social Production of Urban Territory in Medellín, Colombia.” Geographica Helvetica 74 (3): 249–259.
. “The Urban Exclusion of Internally Displaced Peasants in Medellín, Colombia,” in Precarity and Belonging: Labor, Migration, and Noncitizenship, Eds. S. M. Falcón, S. McKay, J. Poblete, C. S. Ramírez, and F. A. Schaeffer. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Forthcoming, Spring 2021. 

Miller, Shaeleya. 2019. “Racial Exclusion and Queer Identity” in Identities in Everyday Life. Jan Stets and Richard Serpe, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press.

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

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. Sell, Jane, Katie Constantin, & Chantrey J. Murphy. Forthcoming. “Reputation, Forgiveness, and Solving Problems of Cooperation.” In Advances in Group Processes, Vol 37. Edited by Shane R. Thye and Edward J. Lawler. Emerald Insight. 

Roberto J. Ortiz, “Financialization, Climate Change, and the Future of the Capitalist World-Ecology: On Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140,” Soundings 103, no. 2 (2020), 264–285.

. “Oil-Fueled Accumulation in Late Capitalism: Energy, Uneven Development and Climate Crisis,” Critical Historical Studies 7, no. 2 (forthcoming Fall 2020). 

Osuna, S (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).

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

Patraporn, R. Varisa. 2019. “Serving the People in Long Beach, California: Advancing Justice for Southeast Asian Youth through Community University Partnerships.” AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice and Community 16 (No. 1&2): 1-34.

Lee, C. Aujean and Patraporn, R. Varisa. 2019. “Let’s Get Along: Strengthening Academic-Nonprofit Partnerships in Research” AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice and Community 16 (No. 1&2): 85-110.

Syeed, E. (2019). “It Just Doesn’t Add Up”: Disrupting Official Arguments for Urban School Closures with Counterframes. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 27 (110). https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.27.4240.

Syeed, E. (2019). An Open and Shut Case: Comparing Outcomes of School Closures in Washington, D.C. In Ebony Duncan-Shippy (Ed.), Shuttered Schools: Race, Community, and School Closures in American Cities. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

Syeed, E. (2020). Wearing Many Hats: Students of Color and the Grounded Aesthetics of Graduation. Journal of Diversity in Higher Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000178.

Syeed, E., Kumar, M. M., Lowe, N., Moran, D., & Rucobo, K. (2020). Getting Uncomfortable with Difficult Knowledge: A Reflexive Account of a Community-Based Research Project. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-based Research and Practice, 3(1), 3. http://doi.org/10.33596/coll.44.

Noguera, P. & Syeed, E. (2020). City Schools and the American Dream 2: The Enduring Promise of Public Education. New York: Teachers College Press. 

Wang, Oliver. “Live at the China Royal: A Funky Ode to Fall River’s Chow Mein Sandwich.” In American Chinese Restaurants, pp. 105-120. Routledge, 2019.

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

. 2020The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy. London: Pluto Press.

. Forthcoming. “The E-Logistics Revolution: E-Commerce, Labor, and the Retransformation of the Southern California Supply Chain.” Travail et Emploi [French language].

. 2020. “It’s a Prime Day for Resistance to Amazon’s Ruthless Exploitation of Its Workers,” October 13. Jacobin Magazine.

Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake. 2020. “Racialized Masculinities and Global Logistics Labor.” Into the Black Box: Research on Logistics, Spaces, & Labour, (4)7.

. 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).

. “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.

Woodward, Kerry. 2019. “Race, Gender, and Poverty Governance: The Case of the U.S. Child Welfare System.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society.


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.  

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), (Forthcoming, Spring 2021).

. “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. Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, (Forthcoming, Spring 2021).

. “Lope’s Los guanches de Tenerife y conquista de Gran Canaria: An Ecocritical Reading.” Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human, Edited by Maryanne Leone and Shanna Lino, (Forthcoming, 2021).

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

Badia, Mindy and Bonnie Gasior, eds. Reconsidering Early Modern Spanish Literature through Mass and Pop Culture: Contemporizing the Classics in the Classroom. Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, (Forthcoming, Spring 2021).

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, 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. 39, no. 1, 2019, pp. 219-232.

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CLA Welcomes World Historian and CSU Alum to Faculty This Fall

""As a world historian, Dr. Rajbir Singh Judge’s research into the relationship between state authority, empire, emotion, and identity in the Sikh diasporic community is both steeped in theory and original in approach. Dr. Judge examines how Sikhs in the late 19th century strived to reinstitute a Sikh empire (Khalsa Raj) to challenge British colonialism.

This fall, Dr. Judge will bring that original approach to CSULB when he joins the College of Liberal Arts as an assistant professor of history. A graduate of CSU Chico, he is excited to teach in the university system that he says was a big part of his success.

  “I grew up in a Sikh migrant farmworker family in low-income housing, in which a four-year college, let alone graduate school, seemed outside the horizons of my possibilities,” he says. “The CSU system’s welcome atmosphere and mission to serve first-generation students and minorities gave me the opportunity to begin and advance my own studies. I always knew I wanted to return, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to teach at CSULB.”

Dr. Judge will be teaching History & Theory and Contemporary World History classes in the fall. He specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of South Asia with a particular emphasis on Punjab. Judge holds a bachelor’s degree in history, religious studies, and philosophy from CSU Chico, and a master’s degree and doctorate in history from UC Davis.

As an educator, Dr. Judge says that witnessing his parents and how people interacted with them has had a major influence on his academic pursuits in history, philosophy and religion. 

“As a child, one is told they must wait, endure, delay all the while bristling with hope for a time to come, a better horizon, in order to break an entrapping cycle of poverty,” he explains. “Retroactively, my parents’ own struggles could take meaning as sacrificial love if I worked hard in my studies. Their labor in the fields and cannery could become redemptive traced, through linear time, to my own success, the success of the son. 

“These are dangerous assumptions since harm, then, actually becomes a good when stretched through time, as Elizabeth Povinelli has it. Present-day suffering, read from the redeemed end of individual responsibility, then becomes, incredibly, justified. These are historical, philosophical, and theological questions that troubled, and continue to trouble, me as a teacher and a learner.”

A first-generation college student who worked full time while pursuing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Judge understands the pressures that a large portion of the CSULB student body faces and is committed to mentoring non-traditional students. Dr. David Shafer, chair of the history department at CSULB, is confident that Judge’s scholarship and expertise will have a large impact on the department and will provide a great example of what a CSU degree can lead to.

“For the history department, Dr. Judge adds three main things,” Dr. Shafer says. “He adds an expertise in world history and in South Asia, in particular; a strong grounding in intellectual history and theory, and a focus on religion and history.”

Dr. Judge’s passion for history extends well beyond the classroom. He is currently working on a book project called “Prophetic Maharaja: Sovereignty and the Sikh Tradition in Colonial Punjab,” which examines the ways in which Sikhism at the end of the 19th century remained a generative site through which Sikhs and their diverse milieu in the Punjab contested British rule. 

Before joining the CLA faculty, Dr. Judge was a postdoctoral research fellow for two years at the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life with affiliations in the department of religion and South Asia Institute at Columbia University in New York City. His most recent publications include “Dusky Countenances: Ambivalent Bodies and Desires in the Theosophical Society” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality; “There is No Colonial Relationship: Antagonism, Sikhism, and South Asian Studies” in History & Theory; and “Mind the Gap: Islam, Secularism, and the Law” in qui parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences. He has articles forthcoming in Milestones: Commentary on the Islamic World, Cultural Critique, and positions: asia critique.   

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CLA Welcomes Environmental History Specialist to Faculty This Fall

""A specialist in Middle East and environmental history, Dr. Isacar Bolaños provides important insight into how humanity’s relationship with the natural world has changed the course of human events. His research on the ways in which natural environmental disasters shape government decisions in the Middle East is more relevant than ever as nations adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fall, Dr. Bolaños will bring his insight and expertise to CSULB when he joins the College of Liberal Arts as an assistant professor of history. He cites the diverse student body and excellent history department as the reasons he was attracted to the campus.

“CSULB has an excellent record of awarding B.A.s in history,” he says. “As a new faculty member, this makes it very exciting to work at a university where students are eager to learn the ins and outs of history as an academic discipline. Combined with the diversity of the student population, it made CSULB the perfect place to start my career.”

Dr. Bolaños will be teaching classes in the Methodology of History, Contemporary World History, and Change and Continuity in the Modern Middle East in the fall. He credits undergraduate history courses for sparking his interest in the subject.  

“I originally wanted to be a marine biologist,” he says. “Eventually I took a general education course on the history of the Middle East, which at the time was all over the news. I wanted to get more insight into what was going on in that region.”

The course was so interesting that he was hooked, and soon he began taking more history courses. Eventually, he decided to become a history professor focusing on the Middle East. He cites excellent teachers for inspiring him to pursue a teaching career.

“I understood early on the importance of education and its potential to transform people’s lives,” he says. “One of the most satisfying things about teaching is being able to introduce students to a new field and new ways of thinking.”

  Dr. Bolaños’s teaching and research is geographically focused on the Islamic world and on pandemics and responses to them. He examines the controversial practice employed on the Iraqi frontiers of the 19th century Ottoman Empire to control disease and migration through the practice of quarantine. Dr. David Shafer, chair of the history department at CSULB, says Dr. Bolaños will leave an indelible mark on the fields of Middle East history, environmental history and the history of disease — and on the students he teaches. 

“Dr. Bolaños’s story will make him immediately relatable to our students,” Dr. Shafer says. “He is a first-generation university student, the son of political refugees from Nicaragua, who grew up in California. He is a perfect example for our diverse student body of the transformative nature of education. The history department is thrilled to work with Dr. Bolaños and to count him as a colleague.” 

  Before joining the faculty at CSULB, Dr. Bolaños was a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland, where he taught Modern Middle East and North Africa, The Middle East in Film, and Literature and Global Environmental History classes. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UC San Diego, a master’s degree in Near Eastern studies from the University of Arizona, and a doctorate in history from Ohio State University.

  In recognition of his exceptional dissertation “Environmental Management and the Iraqi Frontier during the Late Ottoman Period, 1831-1909” at Ohio State University, Dr. Bolaños received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Ohio Academy of History in 2020. 

In addition to teaching, Dr. Bolaños is working on a book titles “The Nature of Ottoman Iraq: State and Environment at the Margins of Empire, 1831-1917.” Based on his dissertation and new archival research, the book examines the way in which natural environmental disasters shaped the history of the Ottoman Empire during the 19th century.

As part of his ongoing research, Dr. Bolaños has three publications in progress that examine the history of the Middle East through environmental history perspectives: “Ottomanism, Arabism, and Regional Identity in Ottoman Iraq: An Analysis of Sulayman Faydi’s Views on Education and Poverty Relief during the Young Turk Period,” “The French Connection: Water, Informal Empire, and Foreign Technocrats in Hamidian Iraq,” and “Environmental Imaginaries of Ottoman Iraq.”

Profile story by Kevin Bollman


Dr. Moyang Li is currently an assistant professor in the English Department and will be teaching Appreciation of Literature this fall. Her work emphasizes on postcolonial literature and women’s writing. She’s also interested in exploring the relationship between literature and the sciences.