Professor Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall Wins the Wang Family Excellence Award
Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall was honored with the Wang Family Excellence Award for oustanding faculty teaching. This is the top teaching award in the CSU, chosen from all 23 campuses in the state.
Read more in the press release.
History Professor Nominated for the 2023 CSU Wang Family Excellence Award
Professor Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall is one of two CSUSM nominees for 2023 CSU Wang Family Excellence Award, which annually recognizes four CSU faculty members and one staff member who have distinguished themselves through exemplary contributions and achievements. Sepinwall was nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.
Read more in the CSUSM press release.
History Professor Named Fellow by National Research Institute
Dr. Suzanna Krivulskaya has been named a public fellow by the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, D.C. Krivulskaya was one of 16 interdisciplinary scholars chosen as part of the PRRI’s fifth cohort of fellows and the second cohort under the organization’s Religion and Renewing Democracy Initiative. She will work alongside PRRI researchers and staff to generate public scholarship focused on contemporary issues at the intersection of religion, culture and politics.
Through the Religion and Renewing Democracy Initiative, the fellows will be organized into peer groups of four whose work will be aligned with PRRI’s major research areas: religious, racial and ethnic pluralism; racial justice and white supremacy; immigration and migration studies; and LGBTQ rights. Krivulskaya is in the category of LGBTQ rights.
New Research Published in Iberian History
Book Published: The Black Cabinet
In May 2020, Dr. Jill Watts published her fourth book, The Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Roosevelt (Grove Atlantic). This extensively researched work vividly narrates the history, evolution, impact, and ultimate demise of what was known in the 1930s and 1940s as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Black Cabinet. This unofficial group of African Americans advised FDR as he navigated the complicated politics of the Great Depression and the New Deal.
New Research Published in Digital History
Recent Presentations by History Faculty
Dr. Antonio Zaldivar presented the paper, “Language as a Diplomatic Instrument in the Correspondence between the Aragonese and Majorcan Royal Chanceries, 1341-1349,” at the conference, Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th – 15th Centuries), in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Olga Gonzalez-Silen has written a book on the travel diary of the U.S. merchant Philip DePeyster (forthcoming). In preparation for its publication, she is now tweeting each diary entry on the date that Peyster wrote 207 years ago.
To my knowledge, this is the only diary of a witness to the First Venezuelan Republic and one of a few precious contemporary documents. Once the republic collapsed, a catastrophe that Peyster chronicled with flair, almost all incriminating sources were destroyed and only a few have come to the attention of historians.
Follow the hashtag on Twitter: #peyster1812
Book Published: A Concise History of the Middle East
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi has published a co-authored book, A Concise History of the Middle East (Routledge).
2017-2018 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award
Dr. Jill Watts has been selected by President Karen Haynes for the 2017-2018 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award. The award recognizes Dr. Watts' outstanding work in teaching, research and service, and is the highest honor a faculty member may receive at this university.