College of Arts and Humanities
Professor of Design Michele Bury, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Labor Studies Vivian Price, and Associate Professor of Design Ellie Zenhari hosted the panel presentation “Redesigning and Reimagining Superhero Narratives and Essential Workers” at the Labor and Working Class History Association Annual Conference. The conference’s 2021 theme was “Workers on the Frontline,” and the CSUDH professors’ panel showcased student work interpreting life under COVID-19.
Price and Zenhari also presented “Activism Through Photography: Imagining the Future, Changing Ideas,” at the International Visual Sociology Association Virtual Conference 2021: Seeing Green Issues. Their presentation examined the work they’ve developed with students and workers around how climate change is affecting jobs, and how workers envision their future.
Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, was invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES) on “Environmental Diplomacy and its Impact on American Society” from October 25-29 in Denver, Colorado. Erbe will be part of a cohort who will strategize ways to engage community stakeholders, elected officials, technology companies, and educators in expanding programs and policies to reduce the effects of climate change.
Assistant Professor of English Mara Lee Grayson and Associate Professor of English Siskanna Naynaha co-authored “Collaboration at the Center: Antiracist Writing Program Architecture at California State University, Dominguez Hills,” a peer-reviewed article published in WPA: Writing Program Administration. The piece is about the work they did to build the Writing Center at CSUDH.
Her poem “The Veteran I Met in Reparatory” was published in Atlas and Alice.
Assistant Professor of Chicana/Chicano Studies Alexandro Hernandez had two articles published by Boletín Música. The articles are “Análisis y testimonios de acción social en el hip-hop, corrido tumbado, son jarocho y el rock mexicano (Analysis and testimonials of social action in hip-hop, corrido tumbado, son jarocho, and Mexican rock)” and “«FDT»: El impacto sociocultural de Nipsey Hussle y la solidaridad afroamericana y chicanx-centroamericana en los tiempos de Trump (The sociocultural impact of Nipsey Hussle and the solidarity of African Americans and Chicanx Central Americans in the times of Trump).”
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor emerita of art and design, gave the keynote address at the Healing Beyond Borders 25th Anniversary Conference, Illuminating a Path of Healing in Broomfield/Denver, September 1 – 4. Speaking to nurses, doctors, healthcare workers, Hirsch’s multidisciplinary presentation was titled, The Healing Power of Form: Summoning the Unified Field – A Path Toward Healing.
Assistant Professor of English Andrew Kalaidjian‘s book Exhausted Ecologies: Modernism and Environmental Recovery was published by Cambridge University Press. The text evaluates twentieth century British and Global Anglophone literature in relation to the growth of ecological thinking in the United Kingdom.
College of Education
Jarod Kawasaki, assistant professor in the Teacher Education Division, co-authored two book chapters in Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators, published by Harvard Education Press. One chapter proposes a set of abolitionist teaching practices within teacher preparation. The other chapter describes a justice and equity-oriented approach to professional development for high school and middle school science teachers. The book shares 30 years of work in Center X, an equity focused K-12 teacher development center housed in the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Philip Vieira, associate professor of psychology, co-authored “Nuclease Hydrolysis Does Not Drive the Rapid Signaling Decay of DNA Aptamer-Based Electrochemical Sensors in Biological Fluids,” published in Langmuir, an American Chemical Society publication. The article focuses on electrochemical aptamer-based (E-AB) sensors, a technology capable of real-time monitoring of drug concentrations directly in the body.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Even if you go directly to a lender, the lender may still act as a broker. A lender, such as Bank of America, could give you a mortgage. But they could just as easily “sell off” the mortgage to a group of investors in the mortgage aftermarket. Why? Because this frees up the bank’s capital to make more loans.” – Michael Manahan, lecturer of finance, was interviewed by The Motley Fool about how homeowners can choose a mortgage lender.