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Spring 2014

Cyrus Masroori (Associate Professor, Political Science) presented at a seminar on Political Humor (gender and satire in 19th century Iran) at UC Riverside (2/12).

Oliver Berghof (Associate Professor, Literature & Writing Studies) was part of a reading group dedicated to the work of Peter Sloterdijk, which met last spring. They interviewed Sloterdijk and the interview was published last month in the Los Angeles Review of Books:

Tony Allard (Lecturer, Visual Arts) March 2014 - Participating artist in Transannual: Normal Actions for Normal Heights event on. [flyer

Doris Bittar (Lecturer, Visual Arts) October 2013 - Cover Graphic for Four Arab American Plays, book by Jamil Khoury, published by McFarland & Co..
March 2014 - Cover Graphic for AL JADID, cultural magazine on Middle Eastern art and opinion, based in Los Angeles
February 2014 - Panelist for  “Who Builds Your Happiness?” Global South Asia Conference, New York University panelist representing Gulf Labor Artist Coalition,
April 2014 - Chairing panel sessions at the Arab American Studies Conference at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions are the following:

  • February 2014 - Women, War and Industry, San Diego Museum of Art exhibit
  • December 2013 - Infinite Mirror, November, University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan.
  • March/April 2014 WORD OF ART,  Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, California.
     - Labor Migrant Gulf, Southwestern College Gallery, Chula Vista, California. Three students (Sean Boyd, Sara Hopper and Edgar Mendez) from the art dept. at California State University San Marcos will be participating along with international and established artists.  Bittar is a core organizers for Gulf Labor, a New York-based artists coalition and collecting endorsements from organized labor, community and interfaith groups, and art institutions.

Ching-Ming Cheng (Assistant Professor, Music) Recent performances are the following:

  • January 2014  - North Coast Singers Women's Choir Pianist, Encinitas, CA
    - Campus recital with saxophone Professor Kenneth Radnofsky
  • February 2014 - A private piano student won the first place in Concerto Competition of Music Teacher Association of California San Diego Branch
    - Solo Pianist of The Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra, performing in Point Loma Nazarene University
  • March 2014 - Pianist, fundraiser concert for Taiwan Center in San Diego 
    - CSUSM Fundraiser piano recital (tickets:

Kaja Dunn (Lecturer, Theatre) March 2014 - Presenting at the Southeaster Theatre Conference on Shakespeare in Found Spaced and Making the Leap from MFA to Teaching professional.
April 2014 - Directing the CSUSM spring musical, Seussical the Musical opening in April. (tickets

Karin Flijan (Lecturer, Theatre) Jan/Feb 2014 - Lighting designer for Tracy Lett’s “Bug” and Sam Holcroft’s “Edgar & Annabel” at Ion Theatre Company
March 2014 - Lighting designer for Caryl Churchill’s “Far Away” performing in repertory at Ion Theatre Company.

Merryl Goldberg (Professor, Visual & Performing Arts) February 2014 - Featured speaker at the National Title I conference (Feb 4th and 5th) on DREAM and Arts Integration:
January 2014 - Published a blog “Dreams of Education” on California Alliance for Arts Education website
Published article: STEM to STEAM with National PTA “Our Children” magazine:
President’s Award for Teaching Innovation CSUSM.

Jason Heil (Lecturer, Theatre) Upcoming Acting Productions:

  • Feb/March 2014 - SCHOOL FOR LIES - North Coast Repertory Theatre
  • April/May 2014 - PASSION - Ion Theatre Company -
  • October/November 2014 - MARLENE IN PARIS - Lamb's Players Theatre (Oct-Nov)

Upcoming Directing Production - June 2014 - I HATE HAMLET - Intrepid Shakespeare Company (June)

Judit Hersko (Professor, Visual Arts) June 2013- January 2014 - Selected for the exhibition Converging Ingenuities at the San Diego International Airport – will be exhibited in the terminal 2 art gallery
March 2014 - Panelist: Converging Ingenuities – (one of two artists invited to participate) At the symposium: Aesthetics & Authenticity: Presented by San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport Art Program
April 2014 - Paper selected for presentation - Anthropocene Feminism Conference, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee,
July 2014 - Artwork selected for online exhibition and symposium organized by Stewardship of the Antarctic

Lisa Hutton (Lecturer, Visual Arts) March 8-29th - A solo exhibition “Wither Properties” at Not an Exit Gallery at Bread and Salt.
March 10-April 3, 2014 - A charity exhibit, “The Emperor No More: Artists for Healing” at the Hyde Art Gallery on the Grossmont College Campus

Andrea Liss (Professor, Visual Arts) February 2014 - Participating in the Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the College Art Association in Chicago with a keynote presentation entitled "Maternal Self-Portraits: Revolutionary Forms of Justice.”

Ron Jessee (Lecturer, Directs Vocal Ensemble) - Received 2013 Community Service Award from the King-Chavez Community of Schools. 
- Older (2012) but may be of interest:

Kimberly Dark (Lecturer, Sociology) spoke at the University of Richmond on October 29, 2013 about "Gender, Race and Money." During November 2013, she was also part of 2 panels at the National Association for Student Activities Conference in Peoria, IL: "Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story" and "Storytelling for Leadership and Collaboration." On January 11th, 2014 she held a workshop at the Hilo HI Ku'ikahi Mediation Center titled "The Basics of Facilitation." Upcoming events for Kimberly are the following:

  • March 28, 2014 Kimberly will be speaking about "The Gayness: Love and Hate in America" at Western Michigan Univiersity at Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • April 5, 2014 "Games for Social Creators" workshop at the National Association for Campus Activities at Minneapolis, MN
  • May 9 & 10, 2014 as part of the Creative Writing Speaker's Series at Mount Hood Community College in Portland, Oregon
  • July 23, 2014 she will be attending the Women in Theatre Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • From July 24-27, 2014 she will be at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Specifically she will be performing a story from her show "Love, Sex and Laughter" to open a panel called "Fat Chance, she will be offering a storytelling technique on a skills panel called "The Games We Play," and she will be telling a story during a panel titled, "Acting Out: Women's Health and Narratives of Resistance." 
  • November 13-15, 2014 she will be at the National Women's Studies Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of the panels on Trans*feminisms and Fat Studies focus groups. 

Nicoleta Bateman (Associate Professor, Liberal Studies) will be speaking at LingUSA (Linguistics Undergraduate Association) on Linguistics in K-12 Education on February 20th at UCSD. [Learn more here]

Fredi Avalos (Lecturer, Communication) is the new Faculty Advisor for the Invisible Children's Club and the faculty Advisor for the newly established Public Relations Club at CSUSM. Avalos has also established three professional internships for her students in the areas of public relations, translation/interpreting, and journalism. She has established, facilitated, and successfully completed four Community Service Partnerships/projects for her COMM 456 course, two of which were new partnerships. Dr. Avalos also has a publication in the area of Latino/Chicano/a Studies: Bread and Roses Too.  Special Edition: Social Justice. A Life in Struggle/Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, Vol.39, 2-3.

Katherine Brown (Associate Professor, Communication) was a part of the Professional Development Series: Public Speaking. Presented by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 15 and did a presentation on “Effective PowerPoint Presentation and Business Correspondence”

Anthony Cuomo (Lecturer, Communication) had two panel presentations at NCA: “Del Realismo Mágico a Camera Obscura: Constructing/Confronting Fascist Aesthetics, the Imaginary Homeland, and the Trope of the Childlike Innocent in Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Women in Higher Education: Establishing Connections and Creating a Cultural Climate of Inclusion into the Classroom.” Prof. Cuomo’s will be participating in a panel titled “Transferring Undergraduate and Graduate Learning into Opportunities for Service and Activism: A Roundtable Discussion” at the Western States Communication Association in February, 2014. Cuomo will also be chairing “Negotiating the Classroom Space as Female Teaching Associates.”

Michelle Holling (Associate Professor, Communication) served as respondent to a panel titled "Latina and Chicana Feminisms: Connections Past, Present, and Future.” Also, she was an invited discussant to a panel entitled "Womentoring: How Do I Publish a Book?” 

Dreama Moon (Professor, Communication) was a roundtable participant for the Women's Caucus Womentoring Panel on building bridges among women across colorlines and borders. She also was nominated as Chair of the Intercultural and International Division.  In addition, Prof. Moon was nominated for the President's Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Award at CSUSM.

Bud Morris (Professor, Communication) Co-Authored Recounting the Experience of Being Moved: An Analysis of Organizational Communication Students’ Transportation Narratives. This NCA paper reports a qualitative analysis of narratives 48 organizational communication students constructed and performed when they were asked to tell about being moved by a narrative.

Vincent N. Pham (Assistant Professor, Communication) presented at the 2013 American Studies Association (ASA) and National Communication Association (NCA) in November, 2013. At ASA, he presented a “Community in debt and the Rhetorics of DIY organizing.” At NCA, he organized and chaired the panel "Late Additions, New Celebrities, and Old News: Asian American Transmedia Representational Connections" as well as presented the paper “(Past) Present/Future Summit: Asian American Media Organizations in a Digital Era.” He also wrote “The Young and the YouTube – Celebrating Wong Fu Productions” for the San Diego Asian Film Festival program booklet. He also participated with the “Conversation with Scholars” event as part of 10th anniversary of the Whiteness Forum.

Kendra Dyanne Rivera (Assistant Professor, Communication) participated (with Sarah J. Tracy) in the Ethnography Division Competitive Paper Presentation titled "Embodying emotional dirty work: A messy text of patrolling the border.” In the Applied Communication Division, with Kimberly D'Anna Hernandez (CSUSM Psychology Department), Dr.  Rivera presented "Forging stronger healthcare connections: Communication tools for empowering immigrants and relieving health disparities." She also participated in an Organizational Communication Division Competitive Panel Discussion titled "Creating Organizational Communication Research Connections with (and as) Privileged Allies in Organizing Difference and Change at Work." 

Liliana Castañeda Rossmann (Professor, Communication) gave a presentation titled "Using the Daisy Model to Create Alternative Stories for Gang-Involved Women" in the panel, Connecting Theory, Practice, and Change: Practical Applications of the Theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM)” at the NCA Annual Convention in Washington. She is now the Vice-Chair Elect of the Communication as Social Construction Division of NCA. Previously, she gave a talk at the BMW Technology Center sponsored by the German International School of the Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA on Monday, Oct. 28. She also was the featured presenter at the CSUSM Faculty Center Fall Colloquium Dinner on Nov. 6.  Most recently, she gave a presentation to the Young Women’s Empowerment Project of the Washington United Youth Center at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana in San José, CA on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Caroline Sawyer (Lecturer, Communication) chaired two panels for the Human Communication and Technology Division at NCA.  One was titled “Why we CMC: Theoretical Explanations for Communication Technology Use.” 

Rebecca Lush (Assistant Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) presented at the national meeting of the Western Literature Association in October 2013 a paper called "Seductive Soldiers: Cross-Dressing Heroines in Sensational Fiction."

Sandra Doller (Assistant Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) and  Martha Stoddard Holmes (Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) represented CSUSM, CHABSS, and LTWR at a Council on Undergraduate Research Institute on Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities held at CSU Sacramento in November. 

Martha Stoddard Holmes's (Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) essay "Dinah Mulock Craik and the pre-Raphaelites: Pages from Pettitt's Annual Diary" appears in Women's Writing 20.3. 

Dawn Formo (Associate Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) presented a paper "Where's the Writer in the Response Process?: Examining the Role of the Writer as Solicitor of Feedback in Response Research and in Composition Texbooks." PAMLA. San Diego. 1-3 Nov. 2013.

Jocelyn Ahlers (Professor, Liberal Studies) presented a paper in an invited session, was a discussant on a panel, and reported as Program Chair to the Society for Linguistic Anthropology at this year's American Anthropological Association meetings in Chicago the week before Thanksgiving.

Laura Makey (Lecturer, Liberal Studies) presented at Campus Connect.

Julie Gomez de Garcia's (Professor, Liberal Studies) students presented at Campus Connect and in the student poster presentation.

Kim Knowles-Yanez (Professor, Liberal Studies) presented at Palomar College for the GIS workshop, and at Campus Connect.

Marisol Clark-Ibanez (Associate Professor, Sociology) has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the "Negotiating In/Visbilities" conference in Cambridge, England (December 11- 13, 2013). Previously held in Zurich and Copenhagen, this conference is inter-disciplinary and attracts art practitioners and academics from areas including literature and film studies, philosophy and art history, architecture, sociology, geography and urban studies. As a part of this research network, they explore questions relating to cultural changes in the visible and the invisible. Her talk is called, "In/visibility & Ethics: The Case of Undocumented Immigrants."

Mary Jo Poole (Lecturer, Sociology) presented at Boston College, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, 13th Annual Diversity Challenge.  She presented with Michelle Jacob, Ph. D., Professor at Heritage University and University, San Diego (CSUSM M.A.S.P. alumni as well).  Their presentation was based on Dr. Jacob’s research and was titled, What Helps American Indians Succeed in Health Interventions? In support of this presentation, she applied for and was awarded a $500 grant from CSUSM Social Justice and Equity Project.  As part of this award, she will be presenting on this experience Friday, April 25th, at the Faculty Center Teaching Expo.

Theresa Suarez (Assistant Professor, Sociology) is the CHABBS and IITS nomination for the SONY Awards Program for Innovative Teaching with Technology, which is in partnership with Intel Corporation and the CSU Office of the Chancellor. However, there is one more level of review to determine if she will be the CSUSM university-wide nomination as well, which would then put her in competition with three other CSU campuses for the award.

Donna Goyer (Lecturer, Sociology) participated in the CALM workshops to reduce book costs for students enrolled in SOC 201. She will also be presenting some data at PSA on online learning in March 2014.

Fall 2013
  • Mindy Donner (Lecturer, Visual Arts) October 2013 - Puppeteered in Seafoam Sleepwalk, Basil Twist’s opus at La Jolla Shores based on the Aphrodite myth, WOW Festival
  • Kaja Dunn (Lecturer, Theatre) December 2013 - Performed in the National New Play Festival in “River City” with fellow adjunct Jason Heil and Actor of the Year Linda Libby hosted by the  San Diego Repertory. 
  • Dreama Moon (Professor, Communication) and Michelle Holling (Associate Professor, Communication) were invited to co-edit a special issue of the Journal of Intercultural and International Communication. In preparation, they have invited two students, Maricel Alamares and Marlynda Do to work as reserach assistants on this project. The call for papers is forthcoming in November 2013.
  • Kristin A. Bates (Professor, Sociology) and Richelle Swan (Associate Professor, Sociology) had their book Juvenile Delinquency in a Diverse Society published in October 2013 by SAGE Publication. 
  • Bud Morris (Professor, Communication) co-authored a paper on "Risk Communication and Edgework" at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Conference, Portland, Orgeon on October 4, 2013. 
  • Dawn Formo (Assistant Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) presented a paper "(In)visible Links: Lessons from Girls on a High School-to-University Online Writing Lab." Feminist Rhetoric Conference. Stanford University. 27 Sept. 2013. This research has been done in collaboration with LTWR MA alumni Kimberly Robinson Neary who teaches at Los Angeles City College.
  • Jonathan Berman (Associate Professor, Visual & Performing Arts) created and lead a course for CSU Summer Arts "The Art and Craft of the Documentary" which brough Academy and Sundance award winning filmmakers to work with students from across the CSU system to Monteray Bay for a two week intensive course. Professor Berman also consulted for and was interviewed on camera for "E" telvisions special/pilot "Inside Hollywood Secret Societies" that will air in October. Professor Berman also guest lectured at CSU Los Angeles.  
  • Dominic Miller (Lecturer, Visual & Performing Arts) visited Notre Dame the week of September 28, 2013 to give a roundtable discussion on art and technology. The conference is titled "Postnatural" and the paper is titled "Palaces: A Rant on Informatics and the Anthropocene." Professor Miller will also be part of the exhbition "Subterranea" hosted by UCSD's Visual Arts Department. The exhibition open on October 10th from 6-9pm. Details of the exhibition can be viewed at
  • Kendra Rivera (Assistant Professor, Communication) is coordinator and photographer for the Kellogg Library's Fall 2013 Context Series Exhibit, entitled "More than a Fence: (de)Contstructing Mexico-U.S. Borders."
  • Cyrus Masroori (Associate Professor & Department Chair, Political Science) has submitted an article, “Persia and the Self-Reflections of the European Enlightenment,” which is currently under review by a peer reviewed journal.
  • Donna Goyer (Lecturer, Sociology) presented at the Faculty Teaching and Learning Expo (using Jing and Camtasia as classroom tools) and did a poster session on online learning. Professor Goyer also participated in the Facutly Mentoring program, and is once again participating in the Faculty Mentoring program. She is also the advisor for the Student Democratic Club on campus. 
  • Elizabeth Matthews (Associate Professor, Political Science) (with co-author Rhonda L. Callaway) has presented “Where Have All the Theories Gone? Teaching Theory in Introductory Courses in International Relations,” at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, August 30, 2013. 
  • In July 2013, Kim Knowles-Yanez (Proessor, Liberal Studies) presented "Organizing GIS instructional development workshops for teachers and faculty," ESRI Education Users Anuual Conference, San Diego. 
  • Joonseong Lee (Assistant Professor, Communication) gave a presentation titled "Digital spirituality as digital breathing: Visualizing subtle energy" as the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference held in Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, June 24-29. 
  • In JunePamela Stricker (Associate Professor, Political Science) conducted a successful research trip to Bonaire, in part supported by the Department of Political Science. She also made initial connections for potential partnership in student global education, particularly in marine science (Biol Science) and environmental studies (Social Science) in Kralendjik, CIEE Research Station, Bonaire.  Professor Stricker has submitted a NEH Summer Stipend Grant proposal.  She has also submitted an article manuscript to PS: Political Science and Politics, American Political Science Review (under review); and has completed drafts of two book chapters, Greening the Caribbean: A Search for Sustainability (single-authored manuscript in progress).
Spring 2013


  • Jessica Mayock (Assistant Professor, Philosophy) will present her paper, "Everliving Fire: The Synaptic Motion of Life in Heraclitus," at the Ancient Philosophy Society's Thirteenth Annual Independent Meeting in the University of Notre Dame on April 4-7, 2013. She will also be presenting her paper, "Hail Hera, Mother of Monsters: Monstrosity as Emblem of Sexual Sovereignty," at philoSOPHIA Feminist Society's Seventh Annual Meeting, Bios: Philosophies of Life on May 3rd in Banff, Alberta (Canada).
  • Greig Guthey (Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies) will present "People, Place, and Power: Some considerations about "farming" a suburban campus" at the Association of American Geographers in April 2013.
  • Martha Stoddard-Holmes will have her project, "Body Without Organs" published in the March Issue 24 of Post Road magazine. She will also have her essay "Dinah Craik and the Pre-Raphaelites: Pages from Pettitt's Annual Diary" published in Women's Writing volume 20 issue 2.
  • Salah Moukhlis (Associate Professor, Literature & Writing Studies) will present his paper, “‘Too much past, and not enough future:’ Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescentand the Poetics of Arab-American Identity," at the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) on March 14-17, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Ibrahim Al-Marashi (Assistant Professor, History) was featured on KPBS' Evening Edition "Iraq War's Consequences 10 Years Later" on March 12, 2013.
  • Catherine Cucinella (Assistant Professor, Literature & Writing Studies) will present her paper, "Legitimizing the Liminal Position of TAs," at the College Composition and Communication Conference (CCCC) in March at Las Vegas, NV.
  • Rebecca Lush (Assistant Professor, Literature & Writing Studies) will present her paper, "Encountering and re-encountering Indigeniety: Mixed-Race Responses to Colonialism in The Female American," at the national meeting for the Society of Early Americanists (SEA) in March at Savannah, GA.
  • Dreama Moon (Professor, Communication)Michelle A. Holling (Associate Professor, Communication), and Alexandra Jackson-Nevis had their competitively submitted paper, "Racial Atonement in a Mediated Age: Apologia and Racial Faux Pas" accepted for presentation. They presented it at the Western States Communication Association conference in Reno, NV on February 18th, 2012.
  • Vivienne Bennett (Professor, Liberal Studies) was solicitated by The Broker (an online expert platform on global development issues) for their online consulation regarding the role of water in the post-2015 global development agenda: should water cooperation become a central issue of the global targets that will be determined in the near future? Her post is titled, "Water, Gender, and Food Security" and was published on February 12, 2013.
  • In January 2013, Martha Stoddard-Holmes presented her paper titled "Visions of Rochester: Screening Desire and Disability in Jane Eyre" as part of panel "Disability in Jane Eyre" at the Modern Language Association Convention. This panel was noted as a President's Theme Session panel (the 2013 convention theme was Avenues of Access).
  • Martha Stoddard-Holmes had her essay, "Disability," published in The Encyclopedia of the Gothic edited by William Hughes, David Punter and Andrew Smith (Blackwell, 2013).
  • Jodie Lawston (Associate Professor, Women's Studies) created scripts for 63 different introduction-to-sociology videos for Pearson Education
  • The San Diego Union Tribune featured Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi (Assistant Professor, History) and graduate student Amanda Regan for their "War at Home and Abroad" digital history project.
  • Jodie Lawston (Associate Professor, Women's Studies) published a book chapter entitled, “Prisons, Gender Responsive Strategies, and Community Sanctions: The Expansion of Punishment in the United States.”  The book is called Women, Punishment, and Community Sanctions: Human Rights and Social Justice, edited by Margaret Malloch and Gillian McIvor.
Fall 2012


  • Jocelyn C. Ahlers (Associate Professor, Liberal Studies) presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. She also presented a report as Program Chair for the Society for Linguistic Anthropology. November, 2012
  • At the National Women's Studies Association Conference on November 11, 2012 there was a panel titled "Social Media, Feminist Pedagogy, and Activist Engagement: Harnessing the Virtual to Engender Real Changes in the Classroom and Beyond." During this panel Pamela Redela (Lecturer, Women's Studies) presented her paper, “Facebook and Feminist Pedagogy:  From Social Network to Activism Forum,” Nancy Cairns-Pietrangelo (Lecturer, Women's Studies) “Blog Pedagogy: Creating a Virtual Classroom Space that Crosses the Digital Divide,” and Natalie Wilson (Lecturer, Women's Studies) was a Moderator and presented her paper, "Occupy Twitter: #FeministFuture."
  • Natalie Wilson (Lecturer, Women's Studies) was chosen for one of four of the National Women's Studies Association Congerence's "Authors Meet Critics" panels to discuss her book Seduced by Twilight. The panel she participated in was titled "Imagining a Post-Anti Feminist Future via Popular Culture." November 10, 2012
  • Martha Stoddard-Holmes had her book chapter, "Visions of Rochester: Screening Desire and Disability in Jane Eyre," published in The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability which is edited by David Bolt, Julia Miele Rodas, and Elizabeth J. Donaldson (Ohio UP 2012).
  • Sheryl Lutjens (Professor, Women's Studies) gave a presentation, “U.S. Policy and Cuba:  Problems and Puzzles,” to World affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, October 2, 2012
  • Matthew Atherton (Professor, Sociology) was featured in the San Diego Union Tribune for his use of Twitter in the classroom "Cal State students transform theories into tweets"
  • Works by Doris Bittar (Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts) were in the traveling group exhibit called "Infinite Mirror" at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, May -July 2012; in October Bittar will be in the group exhibit titled "25 Years of Arabic Creativity", October 16 – February 3, 2013, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France; Bittar’s tile pieces from the interactive piece, “Tec Sayings” were purchased and added to De Anza College's collection in Cupertino, California.  Bittar’s art work has also been included and analyzed in the forthcoming book, Representing the Middle East: Cultural Politics in the Americas, by New York University scholar and pundit Ella Shohat. It will be published by the University of Michigan Press, 2012-13.
  • Heide Breuer (Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) presented her paper, "Feminism and Facebook: Can Social Networking Really Be Radical?" at the National Women's Studies Association conference in Oakland, CA, November, 2012.
  • Catherine Cucinella (Assistant Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) presented her paper, "Practice and Theories of Writing: What Does Position Have to Do with It?" and chaired a panel titled "Poetry and Poetics I: Flappers, Lyric, Love, and Space" at the Seattle Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Present, October, 2012,
  • Kimberly Dark (Lecturer, Sociology) presented a workshop, "Games for Social Creators" in Kalani, Honua, Hawaii in June; she gave the keynote talk at the Canaadian Obseity Network graduate conference (theme social/health implications of fat stigma), in Edmonton, Canada in June; she presented her erformance of GOOD FORTUNE at Rhizome Café, June 29 in Vancouver, Canada; she presented a performance of "Good Fortune", a solo performance in which spontaneity rules and no two shows are ever alike and a workshop on “Pedagogy, Methodology and Audience Response” for National Sexuality Resource Center, both events were on July 13 at SFSU; she presented a collaborative performance, with Sharon Bridgforth, on “Love, Ritual, Daily Life, Queerness as Holy, Queerness with African Diasporic History” for CSU Summer Arts in July, 2012; she was the culminating performer for Outwrite Festival (queer literature) in August, 2012 in Washington, DC; and she gave a performance of Dykeotomy at William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sharon Elise (Professor, Sociology) was invited to read selections of her poetry published in San Diego Poetry Annual 2011-12 at the Coronado Public Library, September, 2012
  • Greig Guthey, (Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies) is a co-author of the book, California Cuisine California Cuisine and Just Food: Food, Health, and the Environment, (Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2012); it is the ninth book in the Food, Health, and the Environment series, edited by Robert Gottlieb, Occidental College.
  • Michelle Holling (Associate Professor, Communication) contributed her article "A Dispensational Rhetoric in 'The Mexican Question in the Southwest'” to Border Rhetorics: Citizenship and Identity on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier, edited by D. Robert DeChaine. (2012, University of Alabama Press); her article, "Dis/Jointed Appointments: Solidarity Amidst Inequity, Tokenism and Marginalization," appears in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, edited by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González, and Angela P. Harris (2012, Utah State University Press).
  • Robin Keehn (Lecturer, Literature and Writing Studies), published her poem, “Avoiding the Sentimental”, in Serving House Journal, Issue 6, Fall 2012.
  • Kevin Kilpatrick, (Lecturer, Sociology) has published Diego’s Dragon book two, Dragons of the Dark Rift, 2nd in a series of books for children; the book, illlustrated by Jennifer Fong, was published by Crying Cougar Press, San Diego, CA, 2012,
  • Rebecca Lush (Assistant Professor, Literature and Writing Studies), presented several papers at conferences in 2012: “Molly Brant: Bringing Early Indigenous Women’s Voices into the Classroom” at the Western Literature Association Annual Meeting (WLA) in Lubbock, TX, November 2012; “‘A Complexion so Different’ Race and Space in The Female American,” at the American Literature Association, May 25, 2012 in San Francisco, CA; “Native Royalty: Aphra Behn’s Indian Queen on the Stage and on the Page”  at the meeding of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 24, 2012. San Antonio, TX.  Her article, “Turning Tricks: Sexuality and Trickster Language in Vizenor’s The Heirs of Columbus”, was published in Studies in American Indian Literatures. 24.2 (Summer 2012): 1-16; and her article, “The Appropriation of the Madonna Aesthetic”, was published in The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga, ed. Richard Gray II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing (May 2012), 173-187.
  • Liliana Rossmann's (Associate Professor, Communication) book, Transcending Gangs: Latinas Story Their Experience, will be published by Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ.  She was recently interviewed about her book on station KKUP, Cupertino/San Jose.
  • Martha Stoddard-Holmes's (Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) keynote address, “Desiring Cognitive Difference in the Victorian Novel: The Case of Ann Catherick,” was presented at the Disability and the Victorians Conference, Leeds Trinity University/Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Leeds, UK, July 30, 2012.
  • Jill Weigt (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented, with Buobjorg Linda Rafnsdottir, their onference paper, “The pinking (or pinkwashing) of male-dominated industry: A case study in ‘corporate social responsibility’” at the American Sociological Association's Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, August, 2012.
  • Natalie Wilson (Lecturer, Women's Studies) published an article in the San Diego Tribune in the summer 2012, titled 'Lost' Opportunity.
Spring 2012


  • Ibrahim Al-Marashi (Assistant Professor, History) delivered the Spring 2012 Global Studies Colloquium on "The Endurance of the Baathist State: Saddam Hussein's Legacy after the December 2011 US Withdrawal from Iraq."
  • Assistant Professor Matthew Atherton's (Sociology) article, “Tweeting Criminology: Using Twitter to Teach Criminological Theory.”  has been published in The Criminologist 37(1): 2012.
  • Associate Professor Donald C. Barrett (Sociology) and Lance M. Pollack (UCSF) are co-authors of "Testing a Typology of Adaptations to Same-Sex Sexual Orientation among Men," published in Sociological Perspectives Vol. 54, No. 4 (Fall 2011), pp. 619-640.
  • Ranjeeta Basu (Professor, Economics) presented the paper “From the perspective of musicians in Goa: How has tourism changed music culture?” at the Annual Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference in Fettiye, Turkey, April 24-29.
  • Vivienne Bennett (Professor, Liberal Studies) was this year’s Faculty Colloquium Speaker on April 11; her presentations was titled, “Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Business Visions of Change in Latin America’s Democracies.”
  • Katherine Brown (Associate Professor, Communication), Kendra Rivera (Assistant Professor, Communication, and Jule Gómez de García (Professor, Liberal Studies) presented poster sessions at the 2012 CSUSM Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activities in April, 2012. Brown’s research, “A Collaboration Case Study: LCHC: the evolution of a hybrid collaboratory type,” crosses several disciplines, involving multiple methods focal cases and units of analysis.  Interdisciplinary research on collaboration and “collaboratories” has identified essential functions, definitions, and success factors.  Rivera’s work, “An Economy of Guilt: Single Mom Negotiating Work & Life,” draws on interviews with 20 single mothers who describe their experiences negotiating work (work-life policies, bosses, scheduling, etc.) and life (childcare, housework, leisure, etc.).  An interpretive analysis reveals tensions between participants’ feelings of guilt and gratitude, proposing a theory of an “economy of guilt” that often keeps single moms silent and compliant in the workplace for fear of negative repercussions. Findings provide a better understanding of why single mothers may under-utilize organizational work-life policies (such as maternity leave or flexible work schedules) given their discursive re-constructions of moral and work-related “guilt.” Gómez de García’s  presentation was on “Analysis of Syllable Nuclei in Ixhil Maya.”
  • The research of Dustin Calvillo (Assistant Professor, Psychology) is presented in several recently published and forthcoming journal articles and presentation:
  •  Calvillo, D. P. (in press). Rapid recollection of foresight judgments increases hindsight bias in a memory design. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
  •  Calvillo, D. P., & Gomes, D. M. (2012, March). The effects of forensic animations’ point-of-view on mock jurors’ judgments. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Gomes, D. M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012, March). The influence of interrogative pressure and cautionary instructions on mock jurors’ judgments. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Gomes, D. M., Stenstrom, D. M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012, March). Expert testimony is more effective than jury instructions in increasing sensitivity to disputed confession evidence. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Sandra Doller (Assistant Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) was invited to be a guest blogger on the Academy of American Poets page on April 6th--one of 30 poets for the month. She also gave a reading at Emory University and a reading and talk at Georgetown University in April.
  • Assistant Professor Sandra Doller (Literature and Writing Studies) led three different panels at the &Now Festival of Innovative Literature at UCSD: The San Diego Circle, The Archive for New Poetry, and a 1913 Press Reading. &Now is the leading biannual conference in the field of cutting edge contemporary writing & literature, featuring some of the most compelling emerging and established voices and providing a venue for scholars, practitioners, and students to engage in dialogue and form connections. In early 2012, Doller presented her work at the renowned University of California-Santa Cruz Winter 2012 Living Writers Reading Series: Collaborators, Collectors & Collectives, a reading/performance series by poets who engage in writing and disseminating poetry across multiple disciplines and communities. Whether as editors, publishers, activists, teachers, multi-media artists, and/or co-collaborators, the featured poets in this series present work that reflects their dynamic engagements in the world.
  • Mindy Donner and Radhika Rao (Lecturers, Visual and Performing Arts) collaborated in a scene from Ubu Roi, during a two-day theatre/puppetry workshop, exploring the French absurdist playwright's work.  Sponsored by the San Diego Guild of Puppetry @San Diego Space 4 Art.  Donner directed and Rao performed in the scene.  Donner also hosted a storytelling session by Holocaust survivors -- Never Forget! at the Storytellers Festival, Encinitas Library in April.  Donner’s and Rao’s Puppet Theatre productions from VPA 321 (both sections) were enjoyed by San Marcos Elementary 2nd and 5th-graders--270 of them.  VPA students wrote, designed and constructed literature or science-based group pieces from scratch, specifically created for one elementary grade level.
  • GEW Lecturers and MA alumni Erica Duran and Curry Mitchell held a series of three workshops they developed to support CSUSM students writing essays for the contest on campus in support of the Common Read - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Their final workshop included students from a variety disciplines, faculty across the curriculum, library and Student Life and Leadership staff, and LTWR graduate students. Duran and graduate students Colleen Stricker and Syndee Wood were judges for the contest. Wood also presented her work at the Graduate Student Conference at CSU Chico.
  • Professor Sharon Elise (Sociology) will have two poems included in the forthcoming 2012 San Diego Poetry Annual anthology; Prof. Elise recently performed her poetry at Ducky Waddles Emporium bookstore in Leucadia and for the CSUSM BSU Black History month event. Prof. Elise presented two workshops for new faculty at the Faculty Center: "Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom" and "Teaching Diversity in the GE."
  • Karen Filijan’s (Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts) TA 480 Theatre Activities for Children & Adults students successfully presented four plays written, produced and performed by TA 480 students, to young audiences at Murrieta Elementary School, Miller Elementary School, Calavera Hills Elementary School, and Valley Center Primary School.  TA 305 Design & Production for Theatre students successfully designed the lighting, managed and crewed the Off-Centre Spring 2012 Dance production.
  • Professor Merryl Goldberg (Visual and Performing Arts) shared groundbreaking results of research conducted by the DREAM project (Developing Reading Education with Arts Methods) at a press conference held on February 9 when the research results were released to the public.
  • Jule Gómez de García (Professor, Liberal Studies) presented her research “Analysis of Syllable Nuclei in Ixhil Maya” at the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL) Conference at UC Santa Barbara in April 2012; García  worked with co-authors Melissa Axelrod, Maria Luz García (who did not attend the conference).
  • Judit Hersko (Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts) was an invited speaker at UCSD for a graduate seminar for writers and visual artists, and also spoke at the President's Advisory Council (CSUSM) March 6 presentation.  Hersko was a panelist for "Climate Change and New Art Practices on Landscapes and the Polar Region" at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association "CULTURE MATTERS" University of California, San Diego March 29.
Fall 2011
  • Associate Professor Judit Hersko (Visual and Performing Arts) was a presenter on the panel “Jews and Women's Landscape Photography and video,” at the Association for Jewish Studies 43rd Annual Conference in Washington, DC, December, 2011.
  • Associate Professor Michelle Holling (Communication) participated in the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA, in November, 2011 as a Respondent for panels, “Responding to the Call of Vernacular Discourse: Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz [Are We of One Voice?]” and “Emergent Voices, Insurgent Voices in Latin@Communication Studies;” and as an invited Discussant for “Claiming Voice, Publishing in Latina/o Communication Studies.”
  • Lecturer Kevin Kilpatrick (Sociology) is working with the Escondido Library Team on a survey project regarding the East Valley Branch Library Closure. This is a multi-term project with more than a dozen students working on database construction, data entry, data cleaning, analysis, and report writing.
  • Professor Kim Knowles-Yánez (Liberal Studies) was a peer reviewer of “Being and Becoming: Writing Children into Planning Theory” for Planning Theory, February 2012; and peer reviewer of “How conservation and humanitarian groups respond to production of border security on the Arizona-Sonora border” for Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, February 2012
  • Joonseong Lee (Assistant Professor, Communication) has contributed a book chapter, Lee, J. (2012). “Rite of Death as a Popular Commodity: Neo Liberalism, Media, and New Korean Funeral Culture,” in P. Cheong, J. Martin, and L.Macfadyen (Eds), New Media and Intercultural Communication: Identity, Community, and Politics. New York, NY: Peter Lang. Lee traveled to Turkey in July, 2012 for his conference presentation:  “Commodifying Magic: Cyber shamans and neo-liberalized culture in Korea” at the 8th International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture, Eskisehir, Turkey, July 2012.
  • Andrea Liss (Professor, Visual and Performing Arts) was the keynote speaker at the symposium in conjunction with the exhibition "Breaking in Two: Provocative Visions of Motherhood" at the Arena 1 exhibition space in Santa Monica Ca. on May 1, 2012
  • Sheryl Lutjens (Professor, Women’s Studies) organized “Búsquedas Investigativas: Explorando la Práctica Educativa Cubana” [“Educational Explorations: Researching Cuban Educational Practices”], February 25-March 4, in Havana and Matanzas province, Cuba, with 15 U.S. educators, graduate students, and university faculty and administrators;  Lutjens gave a talk to the PEO on “Perspectives of Young Feminists on Four Decades of Change,” April 19; and presented a paper in a panel she organized, “Intercambios académicos entre Cuba y Estados Unidos: una historia no contada [Cuba-U.S. Academic Exchanges:  An Untold History,” for a conference in Havana,  A Half Century of Cultural and Political Emancipation: On the 50th Anniversary of the Triumph of the National Literacy Campaign in Cuba,  December 20-22, 2011; Lutjens presented a paper in “The Undervalued Labor of Curricular and Substantive Diversity," a round table at the International Studies Association annual meeting, April 1, in San Diego
  • Jennifer Lynch and Terri Metzger (Lecturers, Communication) spoke at 15th CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching, April 14, 2012. Their session, titled "Student Presentations by Design: Creating Speech Assignments that You'll Enjoy Grading!" seeks to make it easier for any instructor to include oral presentations in their course assignments. Research shows that students learn more when they have to explain or teach others.  Presentations, when done right, encourage deeper learning for students in all disciplines. When done wrong, student speeches may be a waste of time and actually reinforce bad habits.  Their goal is to provide a foundation of ideas and tools that will result in successful presentations across the curriculum.
  • Children and their teachers at Maryland Elementary School in Vista worked with teaching artists Eduardo Parra, CSUSM adjunct professor Radhika Rao and Visual and Performing Arts professor Marcos Martinez to create a theatrical performance adapted from Sara Pennypacker’s award-winning book series, Clementine, which chronicles the adventures of a precocious third grader.  The plays were part of the TELL/NEA project launched in the fall of 2011 through Center Artes at CSUSM.
  • Assistant Professor Jessica Mayock (Philosophy) has been accepted as a participant in the Summer 2012 Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Umbria, Italy, from July 9-27, 2012.  The theme of the 37th annual Collegium, a series of seminars and research presentations, is "Zoe ('Life'):  On the Question of Life in Ancient Greek Philosophy."
  • Spencer McWilliams’s (Professor, Psychology) has contributed a chapter, McWilliams, S.A. (2012). “Emptying the Constructed Self: Integrating Mindfulness, Awareness, Acceptance and Constructivist Psychotherapy.” in M. Giliberto, C. Dell'Aversano, & F. Velicogna (Eds.), PCP and Constructivism: Ways of Working, Learning and Living, (pp. 24-40).Firenze: Libri Liberi.
  • Professor Spencer McWilliams (Psychology) published an article in International Journal of the Imag in December 2011; and had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology in January 2012.  He was also appointed guest editor for a special edition of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.
  • Anthony Merritt’s (Lecturer, Liberal Studies) article "Dignified Power: Africentric Praxis and The Shashemene Repatriation Community, Ethiopia” has been published in Africalogical Perspectives, 2011-2012 edition; special edition: "Historical Observations of Paradigm Shifts in the African Diaspora.
  • Dreama Moon (Professor, Communication) and Vincent Pham (Assistant Professor, Communication) worked with the CSUSM Faculty Learning Community to organize "Each One — Teach One: Diversity, Social Justice, and Equity Symposium."  Pham served as the moderator of the "Student Panel on Isms and Schisms" part of symposium.
  • Vincent Pham (Assistant Professor, Communication) presented "Asian Americans, the Media, and the (Im)Possibility of Change" a workshop for the 10th Annual “Vietnamese Interacting as One Conference: A Decade of Progress," at the University of Cincinnati, March 17, 2012; and "YouTube Made the TV Star: KevJumba's Star Appearance on Amazing Race 17" a paper presentation at the annual Asian American Studies Conference, Washington D.C., April 11-15, 2012.
  • Patricia Price (Lecturer, Literature and Writing Studies) presented her paper “Legendary History and Contemporary Travel: The Surprising Case of the Alliterative Morte Arthure” at the 47th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May.
  • Kim Pulvers (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and her CSUSM students attended and presented five  poster sessions at the Society of Behavioral Medicine conference in New Orleans, LA in April, 2012 and two poster presentations at the Association for Psychological Science conference in Chicago, IL in May; she published four abstracts with CSUSM students in Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Pamela Redela (Lecturer, Women’s Studies) published a book review, “The Power of Exile,” in Latin American Perspectives 38 (November 2011), pp. 104-108.
  • Professor Robert E. L. Roberts's (Sociology), article, with co-authors Sheldon Zhang, and David Barabee, "An analysis of prisoner reentry and parole risk using COMPAS and traditional criminal history measures has been accepted for publication in Crime and Delinquency.
  • P. Wesley Schultz (Professor, Psychology) and former CSUSM students’ journal article: Bruni, C., Chance, R., Schultz, P. W., & Nolan, J. (2012). Natural connections: Bees sting and snakes bite, but they are still nature. Environment and Behavior, 44, 197-215. DOI: 10.1177/0013916511402062. (Co-authors are all former students.)
  • Miriam Schustack (Professor, Psychology) coauthored a poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting in Athens, Greece (March 2012)
  • Professor Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall (History) published, “Sexuality, Orthodoxy and Modernity in France: North African Jewish Immigrants in Karin Albou’s La Petite Jérusalem,” in Lawrence Baron, ed., Modern Jewish Experiences in World Cinema (Waltham, MA:  Brandeis University Press, 2011), 340 – 347.
  • Professor Martha Stoddard Holmes (Literature and Writing Studies) presented a talk on “Communicating Ovarian Cancer in Public Culture:  Mediating Invisibility” at an Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Disease, Communication and the Ethics of (In)Visibility” at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Professor Keith Trujillo (Psychology) published a paper examining the therapeutic uses and abuse potential of the psychoactive drug ketamine. The paper appeared in the ILAR journal and all five coauthors are former CSUSM students: Trujillo, K.A., Smith, M.L., Sullivan, B., Heller, C.Y., Garcia, C. and Bates, M. (2011). The behavioral pharmacology of ketamine: Implications for drug abuse, addiction and psychiatric disorders. ILAR Journal, 52: 366-378. Dr. Trujillo is also Co-Director of the Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES) at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The course, which is aimed at increasing diversity in the neurosciences, helps graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop professional development skills and networking critical to careers in science and academia. Dr. Trujillo is Principal Investigator of a 5 year, $1 million grant in support of the course, which was recently awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
  • James Weinrich (Lecturer, Psychology), presented the plenary speech at the annual meeting of the Western Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, April 2012, in Los Angeles: "On Being Hetero-Homo-Bi-A-sexual: Sexual Attraction Subtypes Revealed in Two Samples Drawn 14 Years Apart."
  • Natalie Wilson (Lecturer, Women’s Studies and Literature and Writing Studies) was selected for one of four “Authors Meet Critics” special sessions for the 2012 National Women’s Studies Association meeting (to be held in November 2012); Wilson was asked to join the editorial board of Feminist Media Studies, at the University of Illinois Press; Wilson presented the papers: “Bella’s Disordered Eating,” at the Southwest Popular Culture Association meetings, February 9-12, Albuquerque, New Mexico; “Hungry for Positive Female Protagonists: Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games,” at the National Popular Culture Association, April 12-15, Boston; and “Rethinking the Syllabus,” at the Cultural Studies Association meeting, March 29-31, University of California, San Diego.
  • Lecturer Natalie Wilson (Literature and Writing Studies) presented a paper at the Popular Culture Conference in New Mexico and was selected to be an editor on the editorial board for the new series Feminist Media Studies being published by University of Illinois Press.
  • Assistant Professor Alberto Ribas' (Modern Language Studies) manuscript in Chasqui, “La posthibdridez fronteriza en la narrativa de Heriberto Yépez,” has been accepted for publication.
  • Professor Silvia Rolle-Rissetto (Modern Language Studies) and co-authors Jill Pellettieri, and Professor Verónica Añover (Modern Language Studies) have collaborated on two Workbook/Lab Manuals Plazas: Lugar de encuentros, (Revised Fourth Edition: Art Log,  Answer Key, and Lab Audioscript), and Viajes, both published by Boston: Cengage Learning / Heinle. Professor Rolle-Rissetto also has an forthcoming online article at, Revista de curiosidad cultural, entitled “Ana María Fagundo: In memoriam.”
  • Assistant Professor Marion Geiger (Modern Language Studies) is the editor of vol. 85.1 and 2 of The French Review / review editor for Literary History and Criticism
  • Karina Miller (Assistant Professor, Modern Language Studies) has reviewed, in Revista Iberoamericana, “Cannibalizing the Colony: Cinematic Adaptations of Colonial Literature in Mexico and Brazil” by Richard A. Gordon (Ohio State University), published by University of Pittsburgh.
  • Professor Linda Shaw (Sociology) in collaboration with Robert M. Emerson and Rachel I. Fretz, published the 2nd edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, University of  Chicago Press.
  • Professor Linda Pershing’s (Women's Studies) essay “‘His Wife Seized His Prize and Cut It to Size’ : Folk and Popular Commentary on Lorena Bobbitt" was reprinted in Masculinity Lessons: Men, Masculinity, and Women’s and Gender Studies, eds. James V. Catano and Daniel A. Novak, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
  • Professor Jodie Lawston (Women's Studies) published an entry on prison labor in The Encyclopedia of Modern Slavery (November 2011); she published a co-authored article, “Experiences with Criminal-Legal Control: A Mixed Method Analysis,” Sage Open, Interdisciplinary Journal, 1(2) September 2011: 1 – 14. Professor Lawston's interview about the article, which focuses on the ways in which women in prison understand prior experiences with interpersonal violence, is available on iTunes.
  • Natalie Wilson (Lecturer, Women's Studies) has co-edited Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What’s at Stake in a Post-Vampire World, published in August 2011 by McFarland.
  • Pamela Redela's (Lecturer, Women's Studies) peer-reviewed book review, “The Power of Exile,” is forthcoming in Latin American Perspectives. She was also selected to participate in the 2011-12 NEA (National Education Association) Emerging Leaders Academy.  As a member of the Academy, she is learning about and working on issues and challenges facing higher education.