Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles that expand their knowledge and expertise. Here are a few recent highlights.
Nancy Erbe, professor in the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program, has been invited by the Fulbright Scholar Program to serve a second year on Fulbright Specialists Program Discipline Review Committee, which evaluates and recommends applications for individuals interested in being Fulbright senior specialists in peace and conflict studies.
She also has been selected as a faculty mentor for the Penn State Berks Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research, where she will be reviewing undergraduate submissions and giving them feedback to help them prepare their articles for publication if accepted. CSU Dominguez Hills students and faculty are encouraged to submit student articles to the journal.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, gave a talk, “Ominous to Numinous–Art, Science and Healing: Cultural Contradictions and Indigenous Truths,” in April at the conference for the Center for Environmental Energy Medicine Studies, and lead “Discerning Values: A Workshop in Creativity” at the Conference of American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, also in April.
Hirsch was also interviewed on film as part of an ongoing series of oral histories about early feminist artists for the recently closed Pacific Standard Time Exhibit “Doin’ It in Public: Art and Feminism at the Women’s Building” at Otis College of Art and Design. The interview is available on the Otis YouTube page, Otis presents Pioneers of the Feminist Art Movement: Gilah Yelin Hirsch.
Vivian Price, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies and coordinator of the Labor Studies Program, received the Peter Rollins Award for Best Documentary of 2012 from the Popular Culture and American Studies Association for her documentary, “Harvest of Loneliness,” about the federal government’s Mexican migrant workers program of the 1940s to 1960s known as the Bracero Program. She also traveled to Cuba in December 2011 to screen the documentary and give a talk at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.