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CHABSS Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The CHABSS community of faculty, staff, and administrators is committed to excellence in service and a teacher-scholar model of academic life, drawing from active scholarship and creativity to sustain inspired and effective teaching. Here are some of their work and awards:

The film line-up for the highly anticipated and prestigious 49th annual Telluride Film Festival features the US premiere of Visiting MGSDII Artist Ran Tal's latest documentary. Professor Tal teaches Documentary Production in the Art, Media, and Design Department at CSUSM in Fall 2022.

Dr. Kim Pulvers | CHABSS/Psychological Science | California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) | Research Award | Modifying Tobacco and Cannabis Waste Perceptions and Behaviors: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, awarded Communication professor Dr. Gloria Pindi the "OSCLG Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article Award" for their article entitled “Promoting African knowledge in communication studies: African feminisms as critical decolonial praxis.”

Misael Diaz, an assistant professor of Art, Media and Design, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2022 San Diego Art Prize, which honors exceptional artistic expression in the San Diego cross-border region from Fallbrook to Ensenada, Mexico.

The Staff Center's Cougar Spotlight featuring Kevane Coleman, AC for AMD and Dance Studies.

American Indian Studies Chair/professor Joely Proudfit featured in the CSU System News story about the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program​ which prepares promising doctoral students for CSU faculty positions.

History professor Alyssa Sepinwall featured in Del Mar Times: Local author releases book on Haitian Revolution, pop culture, film and video games.

The National Communication Association, Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division,  awarded Communication professor Dr. Michelle A. Holling and Dr. Raisa Alvarado, alumni of CSUSM, the "Outstanding Book Chapter Award" for their chapter entitled "Digital Testimonios and Witnessing of Salma Hayek and America Ferrera's Disclosures of Sexual Harassment and Assault."

Drs. Michelle A. Holling and Dreama G. Moon published “20/20 in 2020?: Refractive Vision, 45, and White Supremacy” in one of their discipline’s premier journals the Quarterly Journal of Speech. In their article, they examine events leading up to and occurring in 2020 using vision, and refractive diseases and disorders, as a metaphorical framework. The metaphor enables them to make sense of and assess acute events that marked the election season through obstructions that impinge on vision. They also identify competing visions of America/Amerikkka to facilitate explicating the nation’s vision and national vision.

Veronica Anover, professor of French and Spanish for the Department of Modern Language Studies, recently received the Harry E. Brakebill Award.

Literature and Writing Studies Professor Martha Stoddard Holmes was interviewed on disability in Jane Eyre for On Eyre", the fall 2021 season of the rompod, the feminist podcast on the romance novel.

History Professor Alyssa Sepinwall in Del Mar Times: Local Author Releases Book on Haitian Revolution, Pop Culture, Film, and Video Games