“Grasshopper Cup” is staying at the Beach for another year

A team of CSULB journalism students took top prize in the Asian American Journalist Association’s collegiate “Trivia Bowl” fundraiser Friday night.  See attached photo. The trivia bowl is ultra-competitive, super fun and a southern California journalism tradition. The contest brings together corporate teams (Los Angeles Times, KTLA, KPCC, Nielsen, for example) and students from more […]

Geography Welcomes New Faculty Member

Dr. Wenjie Ji will be making his professorial debut this fall when he joins the department of geography.  In 2010, Dr. Ji earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering, geo-information science and technology at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Soon after, he moved to New York to pursue his doctorate in geography at the University of […]

Chicano and Latino Studies Welcomes New Faculty Member

Dr. Dario Valles, an anthropologist in Latinx studies, joins the department of Chicano and Latino Studies as an associate professor this fall.  Most recently, Dr. Valles was a teaching and lecture fellow at Columbia University. He was also a postdoctoral research associate in race and ethnicity at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Affairs/Center for […]

Chicano and Latino Studies Welcomes New Faculty Member

Marlene Nava Ramos (She/Her): Chicano and Latino Studies Marlene Nava Ramos, a Los Angeles native, will join the Chicano and Latino studies department this spring. At CSULB, Ramos hopes to continue her research centered around immigration detention and pursue solidarity work between Latino studies and the fight against anti-Black racism in the classroom. She finds […]

Faculty Publications: Geography – October 2021

GEOGRAPHY Twenty entries from the Department of Geography. Scholarship includes studies of the politics of urban Southern California, fires in the African savanna, the Mars rover exploration, Equity in honors education, and Error-based Uncertainty in geospatial analyses. Hytrek. Gary. 2021. “Borrowed social performance: Labor and community organizations in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.”  In Mark […]

Faculty Publications: Environmental Science and Policy – October 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY Three entries from the Environmental Science and Policy program. Scholarship includes studies on the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders, the effects of road traffic on infant health, and the attempt to offset carbon emissions via restaurant surcharges. Long, Dede, West, G., Nayga Jr., R. (2021) “Consumer Willingness-to-Pay for Restaurant Surcharges to Reduce […]

Faculty Publications: English – October 2021

ENGLISH Thirty-nine entries from the Department of English. Scholarship includes studies of modernist literature, Black Mountain and Beat poetry, composition, late-nineteenth-century U.S. women’s writing, and U.S. abolitionism. Also featured are works of creative writing in book form and in literary journals, as well as a new edition of a recovered early-eighteenth-century play. Blankley, Elyse. “Gendered […]


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 […]

Chicano and Latino Studies Welcomes New Faculty Member

Dr. Jacqueline Lyon, whose research focuses on the intersections of race and citizenship, has been hired as an associate professor of Chicano and Latino studies.  Dr. Lyon will be teaching the new ethnic studies course, along with Asian and Latino Migration Since WWII. Previously, she’s taught Latin American anthropology, looking at the ways scholars in […]

Call For Papers: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with some sessions on Zoom. April 13 and 14, 2022 Coined in the eighties, the term “culture jam” refers to the appropriation by social activists of the linguistic trends characteristic of consumerist, capitalist societies. In an […]