Dr. Jill Watts has been selected by President Karen Haynes as the 2017-2018 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award. The award recognizes Dr. Watt’s outstanding work in teaching, research and service, and is the highest honor a faculty member may receive at this university.
Dr. Debbie Kang and Dr. Jill Watts served on the local arrangements Committee for the recent 57th Conference of the Western History Association in San Diego. Dr. Jill Watts chaired a panel, “The Digital and New Media Frontiers: Doing Digital History in Western Contexts.” Dr. Carmen Nava presented a paper at this panel, “Identity & Visuality in Public Commemorations of Cesar E. Chavez.”
Dr. Alyssa Sepinwall has published “Beyond The Black Jacobins: Haitian Revolution Historiography Comes of Age,” Journal of Haitian Studies 23, no. 1 (Spring 2017), 4 - 34. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/668032/pdf
Dr. Debbie Kang's book, The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 was published by Oxford University Press in January 2017.
Dr. Octavio Garcia is teaching a course in U.S. Foreign Policy in the History department this semester. He completed his undergraduate degree at UCSD and an M.A. in Latin American Studies at SDSU (2007). He completed a Ph.D. in History from the University of Arizona (2015). Dr. Garcia's research examines African slavery in eighteenth century Latin America.
Dr. Alyssa Sepinwall has published "New Directions in French Holocaust Film: The Origin of Violence, Once in a Lifetime, and Victor 'Young' Perez" in Fiction and Film for French Historians (Jan. 2017).
Ibrahim al-Marashi and Phebe Marr will publish their 4th edition of The Modern History of Iraq (Westview Press) in February 2017.