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.
College of Arts and Humanities
Salim Faraji, professor of Africana Studies, presented the paper “The Ascendancy of the Kushite Kingdom of Kerma in the Post Middle Kingdom Era: Revisiting the Second Intermediate Period of Ancient Egypt” at the 14th Annual International Conference on Nubian Studies at the University of Paris-Sorbonne/Louvre Museum. Faraji also presented “Osirian Motifs in the Martyrdom of St. Peter of Alexandria” during the Nineteenth St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference on Coptic Studies in July 2018, as well as the paper “Kawaida Theory and the Conceptualizing of Africana Religions” during the Kawaida Institute of Pan African Studies’ 2018 KIPAS conference in July 2018.
Justin Gammage, associate professor of Africana Studies, co-authored the chapter “Stereotyped Representation of African Cultural Values in Black Media: A Critical Analysis” in the book “Media Across the African Diaspora: Content, Audiences and Global Influences,” which was edited by Omotayo Banji (Routledge, 2018). Gammage also published “The State of Black Economics in Philadelphia” in the book “Whispering Out Loud: Voices of Africana” (Africa World Press, 2018).
Donna Nicol, associate professor and chair of Africana Studies, presented the workshop “Black Studies as Cultural Competency” during CSUDH’s African American Leaders of Tomorrow Conference at CSUDH in July 2018 for the California Congressional Legislative Black Caucus. In August 2018, Nicol Facilitated the day-long training “Anti-Blackness in Asian and Latinx Communities” for the Korean Resource Center of Los Angeles.
Jung-Sun Park, professor and coordinator of Asian Pacific Studies, presented the paper “Hallyu and American Youths: Cultural Consumption, Identity and Power” on Sept. 13 at the 4th Annual Trans-Pacific International Conference at the UC Riverside. Park’s paper explored the current state of Hallyu (the Korean Wave) through an analysis of American youth’s consumption of Korean pop culture and its ramifications. Park placed particular focus on its influence on their identity and social relations, as well as global cultural power relations.
Edward Robinson, Jr., instructor of African American and Africana Literature, published a review of the book “The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City” in the Journal of African American History,” which was written by Lucas Burke and Judson Jeffries.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Prakash L. Dheeriya, professor of finance, gave the presentation “Applications of Blockchain technology in Finance” during a chief financial officer (CFO) leadership forum in Los Angeles on May 22. Dheeriya discussed blockchain technology applications related to finance and the potential for 19 industries to become obsolete due to the technology, as well as how blockchain may disrupt the way financing functions.
College of Education
Anthony Normore, professor of school leadership in the Department of Graduate Education, and NCRP graduate student Captain Jarod Primicerio, of the California Highway Patrol, have published the article “Transformation of Community-Police Relations through History” in the Oct. 18 issue of Police Chief magazine.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Gratitude is the gateway behavior to social-emotional competence.” –Giacomo Bono, assistant professor of psychology, was interview for the EdSurge article “A Tiny Thanks Goes a Long Way—in Helping Students Forge Social-Emotional Connections.” Bono’s quote was in reference to a report he co-authored “Gratitude and the Reduced Costs of Materialism
in Adolescent,” which suggests that gratitude can be correlated with higher grades, life satisfaction, and social integration. The article also referenced Bono’s findings that lower envy and depression suggest that mental health, wellbeing and gratitude are all connected and reinforced by one another.