Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and journal papers that contribute to their field and highlight their expertise. We feature those accomplishments and more in this section. To share faculty news, email email@example.com.
College of Arts & Humanities
Salim Faraji, professor of Africana Studies, gave a guest lecture at Stanford University to students in Anthropology 134, “Museum Cultures: Exhibiting the African Imaginary,” where he addressed questions regarding museum stewardship of the material cultures of diverse African communities within the context of practices that prompt efforts of restitution, reparation, and reconciliation, alongside actions to “decolonize” museum practice. Faraji has been working with the Stanford University Archaeological Collections (SUAC) African Collections Project for the past year as a supporting scholar and research associate identifying various Nubian and Egyptian artifacts in their African collections.
Mara Lee Grayson, assistant professor of english, authored “The Trigger Warning and the Pathologizing White Rhetoric of Trauma-Informed Pedagogy,” a peer-reviewed article in Rhetoric of Health & Medicine analyzing the use of trigger warnings, exploring how pedagogical practices created in white, western cultures can be a catalyst in students’ marginalization, and highlighting better and more inclusive ways of acknowledging student trauma.
She has also published three poems: “If Nothing Else, I Will Have Written You a Sestina,” in the Spring 2022 print issue of West Trade Review, “Call It Coping, Call It What You Will,” which received second place in the Anne Spencer Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia, and “Papillon,” a finalist for the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry from Bayou Magazine.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art emerita, delivered the keynote presentation “The Lineaments of Oneness: From Exile to Independence” at the 7th World Congress and School on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2022).
Devon Tsuno, professor of art, was commissioned by Descanso Gardens to create “sixteen cents each and a stage of plunder,” an art installation which “celebrates the beauty of the camellias propagated and distributed throughout the Los Angeles landscape by Japanese American gardeners, and documents the impact racial capitalism has had on Japanese Americans.”
Additionally, Tsuno is in a two-person exhibition, “Us and Those Around Us,” with Greg Rose at the Pierce College Art Gallery through April 29.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
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“I tell parents now that they need to ‘own’ the social media and give kids control for set periods of time under parental control […] The device used should be in a public area of the home, and if it’s a portable device, it needs to be put away until the parent can be available to monitor.” – Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, shared with Yahoo!Life what he advises parents to do when cultivating a kid-friendly code of conduct.