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Tukwut Talks

Antonio De La Garza

Academe & Me

Academe & Me features an intimate discussion with invited faculty members or graduate students about their journey to CSUSM. Guests share stories regarding academic and career experiences as well as specific research interests. The program provides an opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with invited faculty, demystify faculty as unapproachable, and present a potential path in academia or graduate school, particularly for students of color. Learn who will join us this semester.

Previous Faculty

  • Spring 2020

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    "Letting the Road Rise Before You": Taking Risks and Managing Instability in Professional Growth
    Dr. Carly Bertrand, Assistant Professor, Human Development

     
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    From the Law to Theatre
    Dr. Patrice Amon, Assistant Professor, Theatre

     
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    Showing Up: Ethnic Studies Matters
    Dr. Jason Magabo Perez, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies

     
  • Fall 2019

     
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    Kitchen Rebellion: A Journey Through the Politics of Place, Power, and Food
    Dr. Gabriel Valle, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies

     
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    From C student to Ph.D.: An Irregular Journey Through Universities
    Dr. Andrew Spieldenner, Assistant Professor, Communication

     
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    Is This Exactly Where I'm Supposed to Be? Insights from Graduate Student Journeys
    Graduate Representatives Council

     
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    Denouncing Structures of Hegemony and Reclaiming My Right to Be Present
    Dr. Xochitl Archey, Assistant Professor, Multilingual & Multicultural Education

     
  • Spring 2019

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    Tolerance, Sympathy, and Empathy
    Dr. Cyrus Masroori, Professor, Political Science

     
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    When You Fell Like a Fraud: Healing From Racial Stress and Imposter Syndrome
    Dr. Kelsey Jones, Assistant Professor, Human Development
     
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    A Random Walk to Studying Marine Science
    Dr. Darcy Taniguchi, Assistant Professor, Biology
     
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    Learning Software Engineering by Working as a Software Engineer
    Dr. Yongjie Zheng, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems
     
  • Fall 2018

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    A Career In Public Health: How I Discovered My Passion
    Dr. Emmanuel Iyiebuniwe, Associate Professor, Public Health

     
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    #MeToo: Case Studies in a Career Working with Men
    Dr. Susie Lan Cassel, Professor, Literature and Writing Studies
     
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    Building a Life's Work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Dr. Joe-Joe McManus, Chief Diversity Officer
     
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    Throwing Away the Etiquette Book: Practical Tips for Surviving the Academic Workplace
    Dr. S. Deborah Kang, Associate Professor, History
     
  • Spring 2018

     
    Dr. Ranjeeta Basu, Professor, Economics

    From Mumbai to San Marcos: Seeking My Purpose, Finding My Joy
    Dr. Ranjeeta Basu, Professor, Economics

     
    Dr. Andrew Spieldenner, Assistant Professor, Communication
    Not Quite Fitting in and the Costs of Being Out: Finding a Place in the University
    Dr. Andrew Spieldenner, Assistant Professor, Communication
     
    Dr. Mohamed Abumaye, Assistant Professor, Sociology

    From Refugee to PhD: A Difficult Journey Journey Through Higher Education
    Dr. Mohamed Abumaye, Assistant Professor, Sociology

     
    Dr. Michelle Holling, Professor, Communication

    A Series of Firsts…Being Brown in Academe
    Dr. Michelle Holling, Professor, Communication

     
    Shane Anderson, Graduate Student, Sociology

    A Graduate Student’s Mantra: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
    Shane Anderson, Graduate Student, Sociology