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Eduardo Garcia Acosta (School of Arts) collaborated with Chinese Pipa master Wu Man, in a series of performances that led to a recording being mixed at CSUSM.

Tony Allard (School of Arts) has been invited to present at the International Symposium on electronic Art (ISEA) in August 2015.  He will co-present a paper on a video and drawing installation with Professor Kristine Diekman (School of Arts).

Has been accepted into the Residency Program at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York for summer 2015.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi (History) published “Military-Society Relations in Iraq, 1921-1958: Competing Roles of the Army” in Benjamin Isakhan, Shamiran Mako and Fadi Dawood (eds.) State and Society in Iraq: Citizenship under Occupation, Dictatorship and Democratization (IB Taurus, forthcoming 2015)

Roger Arnold (Economics) published Macroeconomics, 12e and Microeconomics, 12e in January 2015.

David Avalos (School of Arts) published, with Adrian Arancibia, “The Shop, 1970-2015, 45 years of Chicana/o Activism.” In 45th Annual Chicano Park Day Program, edited by Annie Ross, and Tomasa “Tommie” Camarillo. San Diego: Chicano Park Steering Committee, 2015: 11-13.

Other recent accomplishments:

  • Keynote Address and Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Metropolitan State University of Denver, September 15-17
  • Museum Acquisition: Welcome to America’s Finest Tourist Plantation (bus poster collaboration with Elizabeth Sisco and Louis Hock)
  • The Museum of Modern Art, Political Art Documentation and Distribution Archive, February 2015
  • Panel Speaker, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Place and Practice Symposium, Getty Center, Los Angeles, Sponsored by the Getty Foundation and the
  • Getty Research Institute, the San Diego Museum of Art, and Scripps College, May 4
  • Art Advisor, Advisory Council for Homie UP: Stories of Love and Redemption, Sponsored by the National Latino Research Center, Funded by Cal Humanities, Community Stories Grant
  • Exhibition: In lak’ech, San Diego to Denver: You Are My Other Self
  • Panel Speaker, Inocente Film Screening, USU, CSUSM, Sponsored by CHABSS Engaging Diverse Dialogues Project & Global Commitment Initiative, and Others, F14
  • Publication Illustration: Border Fence as Möbius Strip, Black and White Digital Image for Cuchinella, Catherine. “Does Creativity Transcend Borders?” edited by Catherine Cuchinella, Border Crossings: A Bedford Spotlight Reader 1e. Boston: Bedford-St. Martin’s/Macmillan Higher Education, 2015 (Forthcoming)

Bonnie Bade and Konane Martinez (Anthropology) published “Full Circle: The Method of Collaborative Anthropology for Regional and Transnational Research,” in Handbook of Study Methodologies for Migrant Populations, Marc Shenker and Xochitl Castañeda Eds., University of California Press.

Ranjeeta Basu (Economics) and Mtafiti Imara (School of Arts) published:

  • “Troubling the Waters of Otherness: Implications for Music Culture and Tourism” in Economics of Tourism: A Practical Perspective
  • “From the Perspective of Musicians in Goa: How Has Tourism changed Music Culture”
  • “Shifts in Global Economic Power: Do We Dare Act Differently?”

Kristin Bates (Sociology) co-authored with M. Inderbitzin and R. Gainey, Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control, published by Sage, November 2014

Kristin Bates and Richelle Swan (Sociology) presented “Negotiating, Managing, and Challenging Institutional Responses to the Fear of Gangs,” annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Long Beach, California 2015.

Judy Bauerlein (School of Arts)
  • Staged reading of What Happens Next, by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Michael John Garcés and Cornerstone Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, A La Jolla Playhouse commission in association with Cornerstone Theater Company
  • Staged reading of Kiss, by Guillermo Calderón, directed by Jaime Castañeda
  • The Map of Yesterday written and performed by Judy Bauerlein, directed by Yelena Gluzman, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
  • The Whale, by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Shana Wride, Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, San Diego
  • “Discriminatory Housing Practices in Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park” and “Redemption in Secular Drama”  in collaboration with Kaja Dunn at SETC, March 2015.
  • “Leadership in Theatre Education” at ATHE, July 2015.
  • Michael Chekhov Acting Technique: Atmospheres and Qualities of Movement, UCSD, Department of Theatre and Dance, May 2015

Vivienne Bennett (Liberal Studies) co-edited with Jeffrey Rubin Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Private Sector Responses in Latin America's Democracies. Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press.

Oliver Berghof (Literature & Writing Studies) presented “Translating Sloterdijk" panel on 'Translation and Interpretation' at the 112th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), on Saturday, Novermber 1, 2014.

Kent Bolton (Political Science) has signed a contract to publish his manuscript entitled The Rise of the American Security State: The National Security Act of 1947 and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy, with Praeger Security International.  The book is due out on early 2017.

Dino Bozonelos (Political Science) published “Iranian Diaspora as a Conduit for Western Technology, Capital and Know-How to Revitalize the Iranian Economy.”

He also delivered CSUSM Islamic Awareness Week Lecture

Heidi Breuer (Literature & Writing Studies) presented “‘Coming Out of the Coffin': The Vampire ‘Community' on HBO’S True Blood.”  "Visualizing the Other: Representations of Difference in Popular Visual Media.” Far West Popular Culture Association conference. February, 2015

Dana Burnett  (School of Arts) taught 2 Master Classes, 11 concert performances at the Music Teachers Association State Convention Hilton-Los Angeles, California June 27-30.

She serves as Chamber Music-Co-Artistic Director and Pianist -CAMARADA Camarada-Ensemble in Residence at the Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park.

Susie Lan Cassel (Literature & Writing Studies) published “The Mayor of San Diego’s Chinatown: Tom Ah Quin and His Diary,” in Yinxin And The Wuyi Xiaoxiang Society. 国际移民与侨乡研究.  eds. Zhang Guoxiong張國雄, Zhao Hongying趙紅英, Zeng Luling 曾露凌. (Beijing北京: Zhongguo Huaqiao Chubanshe 中國華僑出版社 (Overseas Chinese Press of China),  2014). vol. 2, 60-67

Marisol Clark-Ibanez (Sociology) co-authored with undergraduate and graduate students a forthcoming (Summer 2015) text, Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds, Lynne Rienner Publisher.

Anya Cloud  (School of Arts)
Recent performances:
  • Dance+ Performance Festival, Portland, OR
  • Movement Research at The Judson, NYC
  • Highways Performance Space
  • La Mama Moves! Dance Festival 2015, NYC
  • Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles
  • Bare Bait Dance, Missoula, MT
  • Dance Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Invited Workshops:
  • International Contact Improvisation Festival, Freiburg, Germany, workshops co-taught with Karen Schaffman
  • University of Montana, Missoula, MT, master class
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, master class as part of a residency with Leslie Seiters/little known dance theatre
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, master class as part of a residency with Leslie Seiters/little known dance theatre
  • Dennison University, Granville, OH, master class as part of a residency with Leslie Seiters/little known dance theatre
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, master classes
  • Bare Bait Dance Company, Missoula, MT, workshops

Catherine Cucinella (Literature & Writing Studies) edited Funny, Fountainhead Press, 2014

Professor Cucinella presented “The Body of the Poem: Marilyn Chin’s Hard Love Province” at the Pacifica Ancient Modern Language Conference, Riverside CA, Nov. 2014

Kimberly Dark (Sociology & Women’s Studies) published:
  • “Coming Out Fat” in Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism, eds H. Hester, M. Waters Ashgate Press 2015
  •  “Becoming Travolta” in Queering Fat Embodiment, eds C. Pause and J. Wykes Ashgate Press 2014
  • “Mother is a way to turn the light on” in The Mom Egg Review, Vol. 13, 2015
  • “The Aging Yoga Body” and “Yoga and Body Diversity: 5 Ways to be Inclusive When Teaching or Practicing” at
  • “How yoga can heal a fractured body image” and “‘Boyhood’ is also about Motherhood” at

She presented “Coming Out Fat” on the panel “Creating Justice for and Through Fat Bodies” and “An excerpt from The Daddies” on the panel “Performing Queer Transgressions of Dominant Paradigms” at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, November 13-15, San Juan Puerto Rico

Professor Dark also gave the following Creative Performances:

  • Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story (Rather than the Object of Another’s Gaze)
    • Westminster College, Salt Lake City March 18, 2015
    • Cal State University, Los Angeles February 10, 2015
    • Soka University, Aliso Viejo CA October 28, 2014
    • University of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac October 21, 2014
  • “Gender, Race and Money,” California State University, San Marcos, February 18 2015 (Arts and Lectures Series)
  •  “Is that a Dude? Inside Lesbian Gender (conference keynote presentation), Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater MA March 31, 2015

Kristine Diekman (School of Arts)
Video in the Community, VSAR 306, successfully produced four high quality student projects. One student team who produced a video for the North County Intergenerational Council received a top honor at the CSUSM Service Learning Awards. The other projects were completed for New Haven Youth and Family Services, San Diego Youth Services and Semper Fi Fund. The public screening was May 12, 2015.

The 10th Annual Student Media Festival included 15 high quality student films selected from 45 submitted by students across the campus to screen on May 8, 2015. The festival organizers, faculty members Kristine Diekman and Jonathan Berman, raised $2600 to fund all aspects of the festival including printing, hospitality, entertainment and awards for the festival.

Kaja Dunn (School of Arts) presented three workshops at the Southeastern Theater Conference March 4 -8 2015:

Professor Dunn directed the student play Twilight in Los Angeles, which was also one of the first college shows covered by the San Diego Union Tribune.

Sharon Elise and Mary Jo Poole (Sociology) presented, “Mopping Up in the CSU: Faculty Service Work,” at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Long Beach, California 2015.

Sharon Elise participated in an “Author Meets Critic” panel considering Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees by Yen Le Espiritu, for the annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association in Long Beach, California 2015.

Sharon Elise was a featured guest artist and performed poetry accompanied by musician Willie Byrd for a poetry feature at a venue in North Park, San Diego.

Ann Elwood’s (History) novel, The Good Liar, was published on Amazon in April 2015.

Karin Filijan  (School of Arts) created the lighting design for Ion Theatre Company’s January/February 2015 San Diego production, ‘night Mother.

Lighting Designer and Instructor/Technical Director supervising for student productions:

  • Fall 2014 SofA theatre production, Risking Our Forbidden Narratives
  • Fall 2014 SofA Improvisational Dance Performance
  • Spring 2015 SofA production, Twilight Los Angeles, 1992
  • Spring 2015 Dance Concert

Instructor/Facilitator for five student-produced childrens’ plays which were performed for student audiences at five different North County elementary schools during the Spring 2015 semester (TA 480 Theatre Activities for Children & Adults).

Marion Geiger (Modern Language Studies) was editor of 4 volumes of the academic journal “The French Review”, Section “Literary History and Criticism”

Professor Geiger also published the following book reviews:

  • 2015. « Ernest et Célestine » Vol. 89/2 The French Review. AATF
  • 2015. « Couleur de peau : miel » Vol. 89/1 The French Review. AATF
  • 2014. « Guillebaud, Catherine. Exercice d’abandon. » Vol. 87/3 The French Review. AATF

She made the following presentations:

  • 2015. “Cultural Intelligence Faculty Learning Community” Presenter at the Third Annual CSUSM Teaching Expo, CSUSM, April 2015.
  • 2014. “Going Global at Home and Abroad: Engaging Students in Study Abroad Communities”. Poster presentation by Marion Geiger, Veronica Anover, Michael Hughes, and Tiffany Gabbard at the CSU Symposium on University Teaching, San Marcos, CA, March 2014.
  • 2014. “The Ludic Classroom: How to Engage Students Through Games”. Poster presentation by Veronica Anover, Marion Geiger, and Michelle Ramos-Pellicia at the CSU Symposium on University Teaching, San Marcos, CA, March 2014

Merryl Goldberg (School of Arts) published;

  • “Literacy and the arts: How artistic perspectives enhance literacy learning,” in Language-Based Approaches to Support Reading Comprehension, Rowman & Littlefield publishers.
  • Arts Integration in Teaching and Learning: Implications for Preparing California’s Teachers – A Policy Brief prepared for the Commission on teacher Credentialing by the California Alliance for Arts Education

Professor Goldberg was the guest editor for special issue of Journal Learning through the Artse Scholarship University of California Volume 10, Issue 1 2014.

She made the following recent presentations:

  • The Evolving Role for Teaching Artists in Professional Development of teachers, Kickstart the Arts in (Y)Our Schools, San Diego, CA. (May 2015)
  • “Informance” for National School Boards Association, Nashville, TN. (March, 2015)
  • Using Arts in Teacher Education, Southeastern Theater Conference, Chattanooga, TN (March, 2015)
  • Transforming Education through Arts Integration. National Title I Conference, Salt Lake City Utah. (February 2015)
  • CREATE California, Facilitator sessions on Arts Integration, Oakland, CA. (January, 2015)
  • Unlocking Title I Funds for Arts Education. 2014 Community Arts Education Conference (National Guild for Community Arts Education). Los Angeles, CA.
  • Art as Text and the “Informance.” San Diego Mega-arts conference, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. October, 2014.
  • Art as Text Workshops for Vista Unified School District Buy-back day, Vista, CA.

Scott Greenwood (Political Science & Global Studies) published:

  • “Water Insecurity, Climate Change and Governance in the Arab World," Middle East Policy (Summer 2014) Vol. 21, No. 2 (this article was the "Feature Article" for this edition)
  • "A Hotter, Drier Middle East Climate Could Threaten Stability," Washington Post Political Science Blog Post ("Monkey Cage") published July 3, 2014

Dr. Greenwood gave an invited conference presentation: “MENA to 2015: Middle Eastern Security in a Ten Year Perspective” at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, June 4-5, 2015.  The conference paper will be appearing as a chapter in an edited report published after the conference by the Swedish Defence Research Agency.

Cynthia Headley (Literature & Writing Studies) published “Slaying the Deficit in Disability:  Joss Whedon’s Buffy and Serenity” forthcoming in Health and (Dis)Ability in the Works of Joss Whedon

Jason Heil (School of Arts) received a San Diego Critics Circle Nomination – Outstanding Leading Performance in a Musical for Passion, Ion Theatre Company (Nomination – Winter 2015)

Other recent accomplishments:

  • Maple & Vine, Capital Stage Company (Summer 2014)
  • The Lion in Winter, Moonlight Stage Productions (Winter 2015)
  • Workshops on Grove, Ryes and Sea of Souls, Ion Theatre Company (Fall, Winter & Spring)
  • Staged Readings for La Jolla Playhouse, Write Out Loud, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Playwrights Project.
  • Sea of Souls, ion theatre company – Off Broadway Production at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in NYC (Summer 2015)

Judit Hersko (School of Arts) gave the following presentations:

  • “Gender and Environment,” Confronting Frontiers, Borders and Boundaries, Association For Environmental Studies And Sciences Conference, San Diego, California (June 2015)
  • Panelist, Media Hybridization and the Futures of the Arctic, The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies Conference, Columbus, Ohio, (May 2015)
  • Panelist, Arctic Modernities Conference, Tromso, Norway (September 2014)
  • Invited participant - “Anthropocene Objects and Environmental Futures” workshop, Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany (July 2015)
  • Invited Presenter, “Anthropocene: Cabinet of Curiosities Slam,” Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), University of Madison, Wisconsin (November 2014)


  • Converg(Ing)enuities series, San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2 Art Gallery (July- 2014-January 2015)
  • “Anthropocene Cabinet of Curiosities,” The Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

Michelle Holling (Communication) was elected as First Vice-President of the Western States Communication Association

Debbie Kang (History) serves as the book review editor for the Western Legal History journal.

Quinn Keefer (Economics) published

  • “Rank-Based Groupings and Decision Making: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of the NFL Draft Rounds and Rookie Compensation”
  • “The Sunk-Cost Fallacy in the National Football League: Salary Cap Value and Playing Time”
  • “Why Do People Support the Underdog?” Loss Aversion and Sports Fans”

Jodie Lawston (Women’s Studies) and April Shueths, eds. published  Living Together, Living Apart: The Experiences of Mixed Status Families in the U.S.  University of Washington Press, Summer 2015.

Professor Lawston gave an invited talk, “Issues Facing Trans Prisoners in the U.S” at NYLAG LGBT Law Project, October 22, 2014.

Andrea Liss (School of Arts) published“Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts, Rosemary Betterton” for Journal of the History of Sexuality, forthcoming
“Holocaust Hospitality,” for History & Memory, forthcoming

Professor Liss was invited keynote speaker at conference in London, June 1, 2015, “Motherhood and Creative Practice,” sponsored by the Centre for Media and Culture Research, School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University

Rebecca Lush (Literature & Writing Studies) published:

  • “The Royal Frontier: Colonist and Native Relations in Aphra Behn’s Virginia.” in Before the West Was West. Eds. Amy Hamilton and Thomas Hillard (University of Nebraska Press, November 2014), 130-160.
  • “Wampum, Bibles, Treaties, and American Letters: Native American and Anglo-American Communications in Early America.” Early American Literature anticipated Fall 2014, 49.3 (Fall 2014): 771-785.

Professor Lush presented:

  • “America’s Ghost Problem: Vanishing Indians in FOX’s Sleepy Hollow” Far West Popular Culture Association Meeting (FW/PCA). Las Vegas, NV. February 2015.
  •  “Zombie Elvis Is in the Building: Dead Celebrities, Pop Music, and Horror Archetypes in Zombie Bake-Off and Last Final Girl.” Western Literature Association Annual Meeting (WLA). Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada. November  2014.
  • “Before the West was West: Aphra Behn and the American Literary Canon.” Western Literature Association Annual Meeting (WLA). Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada. November  2014.
  • “‘Red Ladies, Read Ladies’: Constructing ‘Pocahontas’ within the Colonial ‘Red Atlantic’ World.” Society of Early Americanists Biennial International Conference (SEA) London, England. July 2014.
  • “Dead Celebrities and Horror Archetypes in The Last Final Girl and Zombie Bake-Off.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association National Meeting (NAISA). Austin, TX. May 2014

Sheryl Lutjens (Women’s Studies) published:

  • “Corrientes acádemicas y culturales Cuba-Estados Unidos:  temas y actores [updated and n new epilogue],” in Play Ball!  Debatiendo las relaciones Cuba—Estados Unidos, eds. Rafael Hernández and Jorge I. Domínguez.  Havana:  Revista Temas, 2015 (e-book).
  • “On Celebrating Academic Activism,” “Conversation on Lisa J. Disch and Jean Obrien, Innovation is Overtime: An Ethical Analysis of ‘Politically Committed’ Academic Labor [coordinated by Dr. Shampa Biswas, Whitman College],” International Journal of Feminist Politics 16:3  (Summer 2014).

Professor Lutjens also gave the following presentations:

  • Participant, Presentation of Play Ball! Debatiendo las Relaciones Cuba-Estados Unidos, sponsored by Revista Temas, Havana International Book Fair, Havana, Cuba, February 20, 2015
  • Presenter, “Debating Development:  In Remembrance of Geeta Chowdry,” Roundtable at International Studies Association Annual Convention, February 19, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Panel Participant, Play Ball! Debatiendo las Relaciones Cuba-Estados Unidos, sponsored by Revista Temas, Havana International Book Fair, Havana, Cuba, February 20, 2015
  • She was Organizer, with Taylor Woodman (University of Maryland), Short Course, “Thinking about the Future of Busquedas Investigativas,” at Búsquedas Investigativas:  Investigación de la Práctica Educativa Cubana, February 26, 2015; and
  • Organizer, Búsquedas Investigativas:  Investigación de la Práctica Educativa Cubana [Academic Explorations: Researching Cuban Educational Practices], Havana and Mayabeque Province, Cuba, February 21-March 1, 2015, with 38 university faculty and graduate students from across the United States (New York, Washington DC, Maryland, California, Texas, Florida, Utah)

Marcos Martinez (School of Arts) worked on new play development with NYC Playwright/Actor Chris Baskous at the Actor's Studio in NYC. (March 2015)

Other recent accomplishments:

  • Directed and performed in reading of Theresa Rebeck's play Seminar
  • Reading from Leo's biography for Leo Carrillo Ranch event (Oct 2014)
  • Conducted Suzuki Method of Actor Training workshops :
    • University of Hawaii, Manoa-Theatre School (Jan. 2015)
    • Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, European Theatre Arts Programme, London, UK (Oct. 2014)

Cyrus Masroori (Political Science) submitted an article entitled "Educating Women or Comic Relief? Feminist Political Humor in 19th Century Iran."  He has also been invited to present his research entitled “George Lyttelton’s Persian Letters” in Spain this June.

Catherine Matsumoto (Communication)  participated in the interdisciplinary “What Gives Your Life Meaning?” campus-wide campaign to bring awareness to Advance Directives and Palliative Care.

Jessica Mayock (Philosophy) published:

  • "Hail Hera, Mother of Monsters: Monstrosity as Emblem of Female Sexual Sovereignty", forthcoming in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
  • "Everliving Fire: The Synaptic Motion of Life in Heraclitus", Spring 2015 published in Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy
  • Solicited book review of Emanuela Bianchi's The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos, in Philosophia: A Journal for Continental Feminism, Spring 2015"
  • Monsters as Subversive Imagination: Inviting the Monstrous into the Philosophy Classroom", in Monstrous Pedagogies: Teaching Monsters in the Arts and Humanities, eds. Adam Golub and Heather Richardson Hayton, McFarland Press (forthcoming)

Michael McDuffie (Philosophy) co-authored a book chapter with Judy Davidson and Kay Mitchell titled “Family Centered Care Nursing,”  to be published by Springer Publishing Company in December 2015.

Laurette McGuire (Anthropology) established the Diane Weiner Research Archives—more than 10,000 items of field research and notes gifted to the Anthropology Department and archived in the Ethnobotany Lab.

Elizabeth Matthews (Political Science and Global Studies) co-authored (with Rhonda L. Callaway) “Where Have All the Theories Gone? Teaching Theory in Introductory Courses in International Relations,” International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 16, No. 2, May 2015.  

She is Series Editor for “Middle East Peace and Security,” Routledge Press, which published three books this year.

Cynthia Chavez Metoyer (Political Science) travelled to Nicaragua with a non-profit medical organization as part of her sabbatical research to assess the socioeconomic well-being of Nicaraguans.  Together with a team of 25 physicians and med students, she hosted clinics in rural communities and saw more than 1,800 patients.

Dreama Moon and Michelle Holling (Communication) will be guest-editors for a double special issue on race for Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.

Salah Moukhlis (Literature & Writing Studies) published “The Spider’s House: Islam, the West, and Paul Bowles’s Cultural Politics.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies V. 17, Issue 1 (Spring, 2015): 24-44.

Adolfo Muñiz (Anthropology) published “Sourcing sandstone cobble grinding tools in southern California using petrography, UePb geochronology, and Hf isotope geochemistry,” in Journal of Archaeological Science (50) 2014 273-287.

Benjamin Nienass (Political Science) published:

  • “Invisible Victims: Undocumented Migrants and the Aftermath of September 11.” Politics & Society 42 (2014): 399-421. With Alexandra Delano.
  • “Ghostly Politics” (Review of “The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations.”) Time and Society 24 (2015): 129-133.

He also made the following presentations:

  • “The Politics of Mourning.” Symposium: Memory, Migration, and Violence. Princeton University, March 13, 2015. With Alexandra Delano.
  • “25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Political Assessment.” Invited Chambers Lecture Panelist, University of San Diego, November 11, 2014.
  • “Memory as Abnormal Justice.” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, August 28-31, 2014. Washington D.C.

Vincent Pham (Communication) was elected co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Caucus for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies and  serves on the editorial board of the Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies journal.

Mary Jo Poole (Sociology) co-published with Michelle Jacob (lead author), and three others, “Exploring an American Indian Participatory Medical Model,” in Journal of Participatory Medicine Vol 7 (May 2015).

Joely Proudfit (Sociology and Native Studies) and Linda Sue Warner are Series Editors (2015-17) for On Indian Ground: A Return to Ingigenous Knowledge—Generating Hope, Leadership and Sovereignty through Education. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, North Carolina (forthcoming).

Joely Proudfit and Linda Sue Warner have a forthcoming book chapter, “Internecine Warfare: White Privilege and American Indians in Colleges and Universities,” IN RIP Jim Crow: Fighting Racism through Higher Education Policy, Curriculum and Cultured Interventions, Virginia Stead, Editor, Peter Lang Publishing.

Dr. Proudfit gave the following invited and conference presentations:

  • “Supporting the 21st Century Native American Student Population on our College Campuses, 23rd Annual Unity Luncheon, CalPoly Pomona, February 2015.
  • “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever,” 24th Annual Celebration of Native American Heritage Month, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, November 2014.
  • “Seeing Red: There is More to Me than What You See. Beyond the Stereotype, There is History, MiraCosta College, September 2014.
  • “On Indian Ground: A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education in California,” with Nicole Myers Lim, 38th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education, Palm Springs, CA, March 15-17, 2015.
  • “The Sounds of Silence: American Indian Women in Cinema,” with Linda Sue Warner, The Native American Literature Symposium 2015, Isleta Resort, Isleta, NM, March 12-14, 2015.
  • “Tribal Cultural and Natural Resources Certificate: A Tribally Driven Curriculum Grounded on Culture Based Learning,” with Anthony Madrigal, 29th Annual California Indian Conference, CSU San Bernardino, October 9-11, 2014.
  • “Creating Pathways to Higher Education for Indians in California,” with Theresa Gregor and Tishmall Turner, 29th Annual California Indian Conference, CSU San Bernardino, October 9-11, 2014.
  • “On Indian Ground: A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education in California,” with Linda Sue Warner, 29th Annual California Indian Conference, CSU San Bernardino, October 9- 11, 2014.
  • “WEAVE(ing) Educational Sovereignty: Warriors for Empowering Advocates through Valuing Education Project,” with Linda Sue Warner, 29th Annual California Indian Conference, CSU San Bernardino, October 9-11, 2014.
  • “The Weave Project,” with Linda Sue Warner. 5th American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference: Empowering Students, Empowering communities. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. July 11-12, 2014.
  • “Assessing Tribal Cultural Needs in California,” with Tishmall Turner, and Linda Sue Warner, World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education 2014. Kapilo’olani Community College, O’ahu, HI, May 23-29, 2014.

Michelle Ramos-Pellicia (Modern Language Studies) made the following presentations:

  • Mexirriqueños del sur de California:  actitudes lingüísticas y redes sociales.  Linguistic Association of the Southwest Conference in Fall 2014.
  • The Spanish-es of North County San Diego.  Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.  Riverside, California.
  • The Spanish-es of North County San Diego.  American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  UCLA.  Los Angeles, California.

Anne Randerson (Communication & Global Studies) was invited to present at the UCSD Associate Professor Leadership Development Program in Cultural Intelligence, Rady School of Management, March, 2015

Her conceptual paper, “Human Sensitivity Towards Nature: Eastern and Western Perspectives,” was accepted for publication by the World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 5/2015.

Pam Redela (Women’s Studies) presented at the National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference, November 12-15, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a Roundtable Session on Contingency in Academic Labor and Women's and Gender Studies Departments.

Kendra Rivera’s (Communication) paper “Embodying Emotional Dirty Work: A Messy Text of Patrolling the Border” in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal was selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended Paper of 2014.

Mary Robertson (Sociology) will present her research on youth sexualities in anime and fan fiction at the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society in Dublin, Ireland, June 2015.

Garry Rolison (Sociology) facilitated three “Talking Circles” for student participants at the Pacific Sociological Association annual meetings in Long Beach, California.

Liliana Castañeda Rossmann (Communication) was elected vice-chair of the Communication as Social Construction Division of the National Communication Association.

Xuan Santos (Sociology) and Robinson, William published “Global Capitalism, Immigrant Labor, and the Struggle for Justice," Class, Race and Corporate Power: Vol. 2: Iss. 3, Article 1.

Karen Schaffman (School of Arts) curated The Live Legacy Project (see

Richard Schultz (Liberal Studies) published a book review of "Regionalists on the Left: Radical Voices from the American West" (ed. Michael Steiner) for the Journal of San Diego History.

Alyssa Sepinwall (History) published  “If This is a Woman:  Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and the Lost Stories of New World Slavery,” Fiction and Film for French Historians: A Cultural Bulletin (publication of H-France Review) 5, no. 4 (February 2015)

Dr. Sepinwall serves as a member of the editorial board of French Historical Studies

Martha Stoddard-Holmes  (Literature & Writing Studies) published:

  • co-edited with  Monika Pietrzak-Franger: Symposium Issue on Disease, (In)visibility and the Ethics of Communication. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11.4 (2014).
  • “Pain” in Adams, Rachel, Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin, eds. Keywords in Disability Studies.  New York: NYUP (forthcoming 2015).
  • “Disability in Two ‘Doctor Stories.’” Jones, Therese, Lester Friedman, and Delese Wear, eds. The Health Humanities Reader.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2014: 63-76.
  • “Critical Bodies: Embodied Life Writing, Disability Studies, and Medical Humanities.” Hastings Center Report March-April 2015: 11-15. Forthcoming March 2015.
  • “Intellectual Disability.” Forum on Victorian Others. Victorian Review 40:1 (Spring 2014): 9-14. Forthcoming March 2015.
  • “Cancer Comics: Narrating Cancer through Sequential Art.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 32.2 (2013), 33.1 (2014): 147-162. Special Issue on Theorizing Breast Cancer: Narrative, Politics, Memory. Ed. Mary DeShazer and Anita Helle.
  • Review of Esmail, Jennifer. Reading Victorian Deafness. Review 19. 5 May, 2014.
  • “Some Affairs of the Body, ” Dickens Our Mutual Friend Reading Project (blog) through Birkbeck College (UK). January 2015.

Professor Stoddard-Holmes made the following presentations:

  •  “Writerly Pedagogies: Best Practices for Health Humanities Courses.” Workshop.  Health Humanities: the Next Decade.  4th International Health Humanities Conference. Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO.  May 1, 2015.
  • "Sexy Monster: A Disability Studies Analysis of  Frankenstein." American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. October 2014.
  • “Liminal Children: Making Childhood and Disability in Nineteenth-Century Fiction.” Inaugural McMaster Lecture. Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC) Annual Conference. University of British Columbia, Okanagan, April 10, 2015.
  • “Picturing Ovarian Cancer: Representing an Unseen and Un/speakable Illness in the 19th-21st Centuries.” Medicine and the Image conference. Plenary. Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, University of Southern California. November 5, 2014.

Andy Strathman (History) serves as the book review editor for the Journal of San Diego History.

Theresa Suarez (Sociology) had two articles accepted for publication, one in Women, Gender and Families of Color and another in Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific.

Richelle Swan (Sociology) and (undergraduate students) Dawn Lee and Kaitlin Medina published “Courting the Courtroom, annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Long Beach, California 2015.

Dr. Swan presented “ Gang Injunction Research in the Community,” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California, November 2014.

Cecilia “Lia” Uy-Tioco (Communication) was elected Chair of the Globalization & Culture Working Group for the Cultural Studies Association for a three-year term

Dr. Uy-Tioco was the featured speaker at the Global Studies Faculty Colloquium on “Prepaid Mobile Phones: Bridging the Digital Divide in the Philippines?” in December 2014.

Mark Wallace (Literature & Writing Studies) published:

  • “Del Genero Literario Como Conversion Religiosa” in Frontera-Esquina 14 (Tijuana, BC, Mexico: Summer 2014), 26-31. Translation of “On Genre As Conversion Experience” into Spanish.
  • Two poems from The End of America, Book Ten in White Stag #1 (San Diego, CA: Summer 2014), 11-14.
  • Four poems from The End of America, Book Eight in Coconut #18: Summer 2014 (

He presented:

  • “On the Prejudice of Genre,” on the panel “There Be Monsters: Poets Who Have Written Novels,” Associated Writing Programs Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 9, 2015.
  • Reading, Chapterhouse Literary Series, Philadelphia, PA, May 31, 2014.
  • Reading, Bridge Street Books, Washington, DC, May 29, 2014.

Brian Williams (Political Science) presented his research on "Democratic Development and Kenya's National Assembly,” at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Western Political Science Association (Las Vegas, Nevada).

Natalie Wilson (Women’s Studies) & Heidi Breuer (Literature & Writing Studies): forthcoming, Feminist Perspectives on  Zombies, Vampires, and Witches: Radical Monstrosity in Literature, Film, & TV (Routledge)

Natalie Wilson (Women’s Studies) published:

  • Feminist Shorts (Palgrave/MacMillan).
  • “Comic-Cons Predatory Male Gaze Prefers its Females as Slutty Victims rather than Kick-Ass Heroes.” The Norton Anthology of Cultural Studies. Norton Press, 2015.

She presented:

  • “Re-Composing Zombie Politics: Evolved Zombies and Female Survivors/Saviors” at the Southwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, February 12-15, 2015; and
  • “Feminism: The Many Headed Monster” at the National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference. New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015.
  • “One is Not Born, But Becomes, A Zombie: Constructions of Femininity in Zombie Texts.” National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference. Chicago, April 15-18, 2014.

Zhiwei Xiao (History) published “For Better or Worse, Don’t Change Your Husband! Remake and Appropriations of American Films in Republican China, 1911-1949” in Lisa Funnell and Man-fung Yip eds., American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows, London and New York: Routledge, 2014

“The Myth about Chinese Leftist Cinema” in James A. Cook, Joshua Goldstein, Mathew D. Johnson, and Sigrid Schmalzer eds., Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750-Present, Lanham, Boulder, New York and London: Lexington Books, 2014, pp. 145-64.

Zhiwei Xiao and Antonio Zaldivar (History) presented at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New York in January 2015.  This conference is the main conference in the historical field.  

Yuan Yuan (Literature & Writing Studies) published The Riddling between the Subject and the Other: Oedipus and the Sphinx: Ontology, Hauntology, and Heterologies of the Grotesque

Professor Yuan presented a series of lectures at Shandong University, China from May 4 to May 15.