CLA Welcomes New Dean

After a national search process, Dr. Deborah Thien has been selected as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Thien has deep roots in the College of Liberal Arts, and she brings extensive knowledge of campus practices, an interdisciplinary background that spans the social sciences and the humanities, and a wide network of […]

Congratulations Class of 2022!

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Dr. Sophea Seng awarded Early Career Research Fellowship

Dr. Sophea Seng was awarded an Early Career Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Society for her project, Tolerable Others: Buddhism and the Cambodian Diaspora in Italy. She was nominated by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies and will be on leave August 2022 – May 2023 to work […]


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

Dr. Madeleine Liseblad (Journalism and Public Relations) Receives Fulbright Specialist Award to Romania at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Madeleine Liseblad of Journalism and Public Relations has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award. Dr. Liseblad will complete a project at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania where she will exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both […]

Beach Spring Day of Giving! Your generosity on April 26-27 impacts CSULB students’ lives!

Endless Opportunity Begins with YOU! April 26-27. Noon to Noon. Creating unrivaled impact in every corner of campus. A student succeeds when presented with opportunity. This Beach Spring Day of Giving, let us come together to provide the next generation of leaders with access to lifechanging experiences and equip them with the tools needed to […]

Congratulations to CHLS alum Tiffany Schultz

Tiffany Schultz, Colombia, ETA (Class of 2013) “It’s complicated” was my response when people used to ask why I was not fluent in Spanish even though my family is Mexican-American. After emigrating from Mexico to the U.S., my relatives experienced bias and prejudice when they spoke Spanish, so English became the predominant language in my […]


The 2022 Annual Helena María Viramontes Lecture in Latina/o/x Literature with this year’s featured author, Javier Zamora took place on March 18th. If you would like to see the replay of the lecture, please watch the YouTube video linked below. Zamora is the author of Unaccompanied, a poetry collection that explores family separation, immigration, undocumented […]

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS: Journalism and Public Relations – April 2022

Seventeen entries from the Department of Journalism & Public Relations. The entries include regional studies of Southern California and Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as studies of the COVID-19 pandemic, activism, communication and disease, and teaching experiences and strategies. Bell, Trevor, Aubele, J. W., & Perruso, C. (2022). Digital divide issues affecting underserved and […]

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS: English – April 2022

Forty-one entries from the Department of English. Entries includes studies of modernist literature, Black Mountain and Beat poetry, composition, late-nineteenth-century U.S. women’s writing, U.S. abolitionism, and American Realism. 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. Carlile, Susan. […]