Past Faculty Presentations

Professional Presentations by Faculty


American Anthropological Association (AAA) 117th Annual Meeting 
November 14, 2018 – November 18, 2018 in San Jose, CA 

  • Howell, Jayne – “Resiliency founded in Resistance: Re-Grounding Isthmus Zapotec Identity.” Oral Presentation.
  • Maceyko, Melissa – “Discursive Political Practice and American Democracy.” Oral Presentation.
  • Miller, Kara – “New Age Old World: Glowing Potions from the Bush.” Gallery Presentation. 
  • Sterponi, Laura and Wendy Klein – “Beyond the Symbolic Autistic Engagement with Language as Sensorial Experience.”  Oral Presentation.
  • Wilson, Robert – “Spaces that Talk: Change and Resilience in a Yao Tourist Village in Southern China.” Oral Presentation.


Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 79th Annual Meeting 
March 19, 2019 – March 23, 2019 in Portland, OR 

  • LeMaster, Barbara – “‘Theresa! Don’t pull her hair! You’ll hurt her!’: Intervention and Embodiment in U.S. Preschools.” Oral Presentation.
  • Loewe, Ron – “Notes and Queries on Teaching Program Evaluation as Part of an Applied Anthropology Curriculum.” Oral Presentation.
  • Maceyko, Melissa – “Big Data Political Campaigns and American Democracy: Structuring Voter Interaction and Disincentivizing Participation.” Oral Presentation.
  • Rousso-Schindler, Steven – “The Successes and Challenges of an International Visual Anthropology Fieldschool: Chinese and US Anthropology Students Collaborate to Produce Visual Anthropology Projects for the Chinese Yao Minority Group.” Oral Presentation.
  • Quintiliani, Karen and Mitra Baghdadi – “City Politics, Homelessness and the Crisis of Representation: Designing and Implementing a Collaborative Research Project with Students.” Oral Presentation.


Southwestern Anthropological Association (SWAA) 90th Annual Meeting
April 19, 2019 – April 20, 2019 in Garden Grove, CA

  • Klein, Wendy – “Managing Visibility and Stigma: Sikh Youth Socialization and Activism in the U.S.” Oral Presentation.
  • Quintiliani, Karen, Mitra Baghdadi, and Shannon Parker –“Governance and Uncertainty: Navigating Homeless Outreach Services in Long Beach, California.” Oral Presentation. 
  • Wilson, Scott – “The Body of Prix.” Film.



American Anthropological Association (AAA) 116th Annual Meeting 
November 29, 2017 – December 3, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

  • Howell, Jayne – “Everyday Matters of Rural Teaching and Urban Protest in Southern Mexico.”  
  • Jaffe, Alexandra – “In Praise of Nutella: Styling Anglo-Corsican ‘Globlish’ in Radio Performance.” 
  • Maceyko, Melissa – “Authenticity and Persuasion in American Politics: Campaign Volunteers and Discursive Practice in the Era of ‘Big Data’.” 
  • Pandya, Mihir – “The Technology of Information: Policing Knowledge Production, Regulation, and Reform in Los Angeles’ Military-Industrial Economy.”


Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 83rd Annual Meeting 
April 11, 2018 – April 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 

  • Buck, Paul, Sachiko Sakai, and Cheryl Collins – “Prehistoric Population Aggregation of the Mt. Turnbull, AZ area.”
  • Neff, Hector – “Cash Potting in Soconusco: The Case of Tohil Plumbate.” 
  • Renson, Virginie , Marx Navarro Castillo, Andrea Cucina, Brendan J. Culleton, and Hector Neff – “Tracing Mobility in Pacific Coast and Highlands of Southern Mexico during the Classic Period.” 
  • Sakai, Sachiko – “Changes in the Sources of Olivine-Tempered Ceramics and the Social Interaction Patterns among the Virgin Branch Ancestral Pueblo.” 
  • Wendt, Carl , Edgar Huerta, Hector Neff, and Michael D. Glascock – “Source Analysis of Obsidian from the Late Olmec Site of Los Soldados.”


Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 78th Annual Meeting 
April 3, 2018 – April 7, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA 

  • LeMaster, Barbara – “Global Commodification of the Deaf Body: Agentively Creating Sustainable Futures through Defining New Realities.” Oral Presentation.
  • Loewe, Ron – “Maxcanu Revisited: Social Change in a Yucatecan Town.” Oral Presentation. 
  • Quintiliani, Karen – “Putting the Local in Global Education: Sustainable Anthropology in a Public Institution” Oral Presentation.


Southwestern Anthropological Association (SWAA) 89th Annual Meeting 
May 4, 2018 – May 5, 2018 in Fresno, CA 

  • Howell, Jayne – “Remediating Resiliency: Re-Grounding Isthmus Zapotec Identity.” Oral Presentation.
  • Quintiliani, Karen – “Rethinking Local History and Representation.” Oral Presentation.



Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 77th Annual Meeting 
March 28, 2017 – April 1, 2017 in Santa Fe, NM 

  • Needham, Susan and Karen Quintiliani – “Ritual and Restoration: Some Cambodian Examples.” Oral Presentation.
  • Loewe, Ron – “Of Sacred Sites and Mineral Rights: Current Battles in a Longstanding War.” Oral Presentation.
  • Hardy, Ambyr and L. Zachary DuBois– “Identities and Communities in Transition: Examining the Shared Social Support Experiences of Transgender Men and Urban Mothers.” Oral Presentation.



Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 81st Annual Meeting 
April 6 – 10th, 2016 in Orlando, FL 

  • Neff, Hector, Sachiko Sakai, B Culleton and D Kennett – “Luminescence and Radiocarbon Dates from Plumbate Production Contexts.” Poster.
  • Neff, Hector and Sachiko Sakai – “Changes in Production and Distribution Patterns of Olivine-Tempered Ceramics in the Arizona Strip and Adjacent Areas.” Poster.


Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 76th Annual Meeting 
March 29 – April 2, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada 

  • Rousso-Schindler, Steven – “At Street Level.” Film.
  • Loewe, Ron – “Building the New Zion.” Oral Presentation. 


American Anthropological Association (AAA) 114th Annual Meeting 
November 18-22, 2015 in Denver, CO 

  • Howell, Jayne – “Balancing Babies, Buses and Barricades: Maestras’ Mothering Responsibilities in Southern Mexico.” Oral Presentation.
  • Jaffe, Alexandra – “Baked Goods, Graffiti, Online Media and Shifting Indexicalities in Corsic.a”  Oral Presentation.
  • Klein, Wendy – “Autism, Agency, and Neuronormativity: Anthropological and Psychological Approaches to Understanding Children’s Communication on the Autism Spectrum.”  Oral Presentation.
  • LeMaster, Barbara – “Essential Embodied Communication: The Uses of Eye-Gaze in American Sign Language.” Oral Presentation. 
  • Maceyko, Melissa – “Citizen-to-Citizen Political Activism: Contested Discursive Practices for Effective Political Action in Pennsylvania.” Oral Presentation.



Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 75th Annual Meeting 
March 24-28, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA 

  • Loewe, Ron – “Sacred Sites, Policy and Law: The Puvungna Case.” Oral Presentation

American Anthropological Association (AAA) 113th Annual Meeting 
December 3-7, 2014 in Washington D.C. 

  • Jaffe, Alexandra & J Costa – “Scaling Places in a Placeless Space: Discussing Shetlandic and Corsican Online.” Oral Presentation.
  • LeMaster, Barbara – “Deaf Communities:  Exploring the Role of Policy, Community Type, and Emergent Language Use in Deaf Communities.” Oral Presentation. 
  • Light, Linda – “First-Language Attrition Among Children of Immigrants in America.” Oral Presentation.



Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 79th Annual Meeting 
April 23-27th, 2014 in Austin, TX 

  • Neff, Hector, K Makowski, I Ghezzi, and G Oré – “Networks of Ceramic Production and Exchange in the Late Horizon: Characterization of Ceramic Styles and Clays on the Central Coast of Peru.” Poster.
  • Neff, Hector, J Jones and T Garfin – “Prehistoric industries of the mangrove zone of eastern Soconosco, Pacific coastal Chiapas, Mexico.” Poster. 
  • Neff, Hector, E Ray, and H Moyes – “Ritual Cave Use at Las Cuevas, Belize: Preliminary Results of Geochemical Analysis.” Poster.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 74th Annual Meeting 
March 18-22, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM 

  • Rousso-Schindler, Steven – “Citizen Science.” Film.
  • Howell, Jayne and A Mendoza Ruiz – Oral Presentation “For the People By the People: Perspectives on Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza Popular.” Oral Presentation. 
  • LeMaster, Barbara – “A Consideration of Deaf Perspectives when Locating the Past and Their Heritage in Times of Instability and Mobility.” Oral Presentation. 
  • Loewe, Ron – “Civil Rights Tourism in Mississippi: Openings, Closures, Redemption and Remuneration.” Oral Presentation.

American Anthropological Association (AAA) 112th Annual Meeting 
November 20-24, 2013 in Chicago, IL 

  • Howell, Jayne – “Re-Inventing An Invented Tradition:  The Guelaguetza Popular As Alternate Autochthony in Southern Mexico.” Oral Presentation.
  • Jaffe, Alexandra – “Mixed Publics and the Mediation of Space and Place On Corsica.” Oral Presentation.
  • Klein, Wendy – “Mediating Public Misconstrual: Youth Identification and Agency in An Education Program for Punjabi Sikh Students in the U.S.” Oral Presentation.



2012-13 Professional Presentations by Faculty



2011-12 Professional Presentations by Faculty



2010-11 Professional Presentations by Faculty



2009-10 Professional Presentations by Faculty 


Southwestern Anthropological Association Annual Conference, April 30-May 3, 2009

Anthropology and the Military Industrial Complex Chair: Roberto Gonzalez (San José State University) Ronald Loewe (CSU, Long Beach) Anthropology, Ethics, and the War against the Poor in Latin America Hilarie Kelly (CSU, Long Beach) Anthropologists, the State and Global Militarism in Relation to Africa Karen Holmes (CSU, Long Beach) The Use of Torture: Ethics, the Military and the Use of Anthropology

Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting (SAA), April 22-26, 2009

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting, March 17-21, 2009

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting November 19-23, 2008

Academic Senate Retreat Poster Presentation Fall 2008

Presentations by: Sarah Cote, Misty Jaffe, Barbara LeMaster, Rez Moges, Hector Neff, Katherine Nutter-McClintock, and Karen Quintiliani

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Student Showcase May 2008

Posters from: Adrian Abella/Gena Granger (LA-ICP-TOF-MS Analysis of Ceramic Sherds from Playa Vista, California); Sarah Coté (Using the Participants’ Perspective: Assessment of an After-School Recreation Center); James Daniels (Digital image processing of shell temper in late prehistoric ceramics from the Mississippi River Valey); Jacqueline Martinez (PUMA: Latino Immigrant Grassroots Organization and Environmental Justice); Tomoko Matsumoto (Ethnic Hybridity Reflected in Names).

Films from: David Gruca/Rhonda Holden (Inches from Paradise); Hanah Ruckman (Lifting the Spirits: Patricios, Argentina); Sarah Taylor (Gracia a los Gringos).

Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) Annual Meeting May 2008

In May 2008 the Society for Cultural Anthropology Conference was held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. CSULB students Krystal Long, Cynthia Wilson, Hanna Ruckman, and Sarah Taylor each showcased their ethnographic films.

Southwestern Anthropological (SWAA) Association Meetings 2008

Sara Coté, presentation, “What Do You Think? A Youth Based Assessment of an After-School Program.”

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting March 2008

Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Annual Meeting March 2008

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting November 28 – December 2, 2007

Several faculty and students from CSULB presented at the AAA meeting in Washington D.C. The AAA Presentations and topics of CSULB faculty and students included: Scott Wilson (National Cultures, Local Projects); Rezenet Moges (Argumentation in Media Sites); Barbara LeMaster, Hide Okuno (presented in the same session: The Discreet Charm of Insults: The Argumentative Dimension of Communication); Misty Jaffe (Current Issues in Anthropology: Five Field Update Issues in Applied Linguistic Anthropology); Pamela Bunte, Misty Jaffe (presented in the same session: Issues in Applied Linguistic Anthropology); Ron Loewe/Sarah Taylor (Evaluation Anthropology in the Public Interest: Emerging Issues in an Emerging Subfield). Poster presentations included: Hanna Ruckman (Community Participation and Justice); and Jayne Howell, Ann Pitts, and Arelis Quinones (presented in the same session: Constructions of Cultural and Personal Identity Within and Across Borders: Tourism, Labor and Migration).