Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students. 


Faculty Alison Holmes Politics Professor Alison Holmes (PSCI) has been awarded a 'Love Of Learning' scholarship from the honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. Designed to help students pursue continuing education opportunities, Holmes will be using the grant towards her tuition at Montana State University where she is continuing her work on a Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies that she expects to complete in May 2024. 

Submitted: September 15, 2023

Faculty Troy Lescher, Evan Pierce Dance, Music & Theatre Dr. Troy Lescher and student Evan Pierce recently published the “Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2023” report for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education [ATHE].

Submitted: September 11, 2023

Faculty Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Dr. Paul Michael L. Atienza gave the keynote address at the First Summer Fellowship Program (FSFP) for incoming Cal State University Mellon Mays Undergraduate  fellows (MMUF) earlier in the summer. The MMUF program is a Mellon Foundation-funded two-year fellowship program designed to address the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the professoriate level in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The multi-day program provided the nuts and bolts of undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences and what to expect in graduate school. Dr. Atienza spoke about their path to the professoriate, and their interdisciplinary research.

Submitted: September 1, 2023

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Rosemary Sherriff, Kerry Byrne Geography Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry), Rosemary Sherriff (Geography), and Kerry Byrne (ESM) were recently awarded funds from PG&E to evaluate tree failure and environmental conditions along PG&E infrastructure throughout five counties in northwestern California. The project involves both undergraduate and graduate students during the summer and academic year for 3 years.

Submitted: August 25, 2023

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Rosemary Sherriff, Erik Jules Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry), Rosemary Sherriff (Geography), Erik Jules (Biology) are co-leading a new project to map the vegetation of the Klamath ecoregion along with undergraduate and graduate students, and collaborators from the California Native Plant Society and Michael Kauffmann (alum; Backcountry Press). The project involves sampling ~ 1600 locations across the 3-year project.

Submitted: August 25, 2023

Faculty Professor Alison Holmes Politics In an effort to support equity and inclusion for young faculty and international colleagues who may struggle with financial constraints or government/travel restrictions, the International Studies Association has piloted an all-virtual conference as a permanent feature of their calendar. In August, Professor Alison Holmes (Politics) presented her paper "Subnational Diplomacy - Sovereignty at the Crossroads" on a panel that included colleagues 'live on zoom' from China, Germany, The Netherlands, Czechia, the UK and Canada. Unlike the traditional conference format and capitalizing on the new modality, all the panels were recorded and will be available to the entire ISA membership. 

Submitted: August 22, 2023

Student Andrew Olson Music California Federation of Women’s Clubs, has announced that Andrew Olson, Crescent City resident and student at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, is the recipient of the 1st place award  in the prestigious “YOUNG MUSICIANS” state-wide competition.  Andrew entered the contest under the auspices of the local Crescent City Women’s Club.  Andrew qualified in the “Young Musicians Competition” Piano 19-24 age category.  The judges used a rubric that included many elements, including tone, technical facility, rhythm, and articulation.   The award carries great weight in honor, and proof of ability, and providing opportunity for meeting others, and provides a monetary award.  

Submitted: August 3, 2023

Faculty Noah Zerbe, Alison Holmes Politics Professors Noah Zerbe and Alison Holmes were nominated to participate in the US Navy’s Distinguished Visitors (DV) Embark Program. Designed to educate community leaders, groups are invited to experience 24 hours aboard an aircraft carrier. Zerbe and Holmes received a Command briefing at Naval Base Coronado then flew via Osprey to the USS Carl Vinson, currently engaged in maneuvers off Mexico. They toured the Nimitz-class carrier, dined with the Executive Officer(XO), Judge Advocate General(JAG) and Air Officer Assistant (MiniBoss) and stayed overnight to observe the Bridge alongside the Commanding Officer(CO) and watch night and day operations from the flight deck.

Submitted: July 31, 2023

Faculty Professor Alison Holmes Politics The Chancellor's Office has invited Professor Alison Holmes (Politics) to join the leadership team of the CSU International Forum. In the newly created role of Vice Chair for International Research, Holmes will help add a faculty/scholarship track to the Forum. Started in 2016, this has been a two-day, annual event, often seen as a networking and best practices professional development opportunity for CSU staff in the tracks of: Study Abroad, Incoming Exchange, International Recruitment, International Admissions and International Student Services. The Forum will now explicitly invite faculty and staff to share relevant/international research, extending its reach and impact.   

Submitted: July 18, 2023

Faculty Alison Holmes Politics Professor Alison Holmes (Politics) was invited to be part of a team of instructors for a professional course hosted by George Washington University and supported by the European Commission. The two-day course was on subnational diplomacy with attendees from around the world. Holmes spoke on her research on California as a global actor. 

Submitted: July 18, 2023

Faculty Alison Holmes, Kyle Morgan, Casey Vaughn Politics Cal Poly Humboldt is helping the CSU connect California to the world through a new online journal - csuglobal. Professor Alison Holmes (PSCI), Kyle Morgan (Library) and Casey Vaughn (Art) worked behind the scenes to prepare the new interdisciplinary journal's first issue (launched May 5th) as part of a system-wide initiative. With editors from 13 campuses and the Chancellor's Office, csuglobal will highlight the expertise of faculty, staff and students through a discussion 'zine and two specific journals one focusing on issues relevant to CA as an increasingly important international actor and one to promote global pedagogy. Submissions welcome: 

Submitted: May 18, 2023

Faculty Professor Alison Holmes Politics Prof Alison Holmes (Politics) will be an invited speaker at Cal Poly Pomona's Faculty and Staff professional development Conference: "Pathways to the Future: Exploring the Intersection of Learning, Work, and the Community" (May 31- June 2). Holmes will be part of the Mentoring Track and talking about ways to scaffold career development across the curriculum as part of an overall mentoring strategy. This presentation is based on her nearly ten years as a member of Cal Poly Humboldt's career curriculum committee. 

Submitted: May 18, 2023

Faculty Armeda C. Reitzel Communication Armeda Reitzel, Professor Emerita of Communication, was invited to give a presentation as a featured speaker by LibreTexts at the Open Education Week 2023 Conference. Open Education Week is an annual celebration of the people and activities that apply open practices to education around the world. Her presentation, "Engaging three student populations with a LibreTexts OER," focused on her use of an OER that she helped co-author.





Submitted: May 4, 2023

Faculty Aaron Gregory, Karley Rojas, Aubrey Pongluelert Native American Studies Dr. Aaron Gregory (Native American Studies, Science & Technology Studies) assisted in the organization of the 4th Annual Post-Capitalism Conference and Decolonizing Economies Summit as a member of the Steering Committee, opening speaker, and co-organizer of a panel on Food & Seed Sovereignty highlighting the Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab (FSL) and Traditional Ecological Knowledges Institute at Cal Poly Humboldt, with contributions from Karley Rojas (FSL) and global panelists including Rowen White (Sierra Seeds; Indigenous Seedkeepers Network) Jon Jandai (Seeds for the People; Thamurakit) Alejandro Argumendo (Swift Foundation), Alfie Pulumbarit (MASIPAG; Seeds of Resistance) and Aubrey Pongluelert (Fulbright Scholar). 

Submitted: May 4, 2023

Faculty Gordon Ulmer Anthropology Dr. Gordon Ulmer has been awarded a prestigious $25,000 Wenner-Gren Post PhD Research and Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. His research project is titled, “Multispecies Encounters on the Gahwtco’ (Redwood) Coast: Landscapes of Precarity and Survivance in Times of Change”.

Submitted: April 25, 2023

Faculty Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Dr. Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza, assistant professor of Asian American Studies with Dr. Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, assistant professor of History at UC Santa Cruz co-edited a special issue of Philippine Studies: Historical & Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV). Guided by the Global Asias framework, they curated nine essays that introduce one way science and technology, most especially in the Philippine postwar period, may be investigated, critiqued, and reimagined. PSHEV is an internationally refereed journal that publishes on the history of the Philippines and its people, both in the homeland and overseas.

Submitted: April 22, 2023

Faculty Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies In collaboration with his drag collaborator Maria Arte Susya Purisima Tolentino or Ma. Arte for short, Dr. Atienza performed a work-in-progress piece Binyag (Dousing with Water) as part of the 25th anniversary show of Tuesday Night Cafe in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California. Tuesday Night Cafe is an Asian American free summer public arts and performance series founded in 1999. It is the flagship of Tuesday Night Project, an Asian American grassroots organization devoted to bridging communities through artistic expression and community partnerships. Learn more at FOLLOW Ma. Arte on Instagram and Facebook @dragMaArte

Submitted: April 22, 2023

Faculty Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Paul Michael L. Atienza’s essay “I Look at How They Write Their Bio and I Judge From There”: Language and Class Among Middle-Class Queer Filipino Digital Socialities in Manila” was published in an open access, special section titled Queer Cultures in Digital Asia for the International Journal of Communication. The article examines communicative practices among queer Filipino men in Manila and analyzes dating app profiles with a focus on class and gender. The special section aims to renew critical interrogation of the intersection between queerness and Asia at a time when digital media are inseparable from social lives.

Submitted: April 2, 2023

Faculty Cutcha Risling Baldy; Kaitlin Reed Native American Studies Last week, Save California Salmon and Cal Poly Humboldt’s Native American Studies Department hosted the Northern California LandBack Symposium. This first-of-its-kind free event featured Tribal and State leaders, university representatives, foundations, NGOs, land trusts, and lawyers who work to return land to Northern California Tribes and Tribal land trusts. SCS & NAS also worked with experts to create a draft California LandBack Red Paper to inform policy makers on the history of landback efforts along with current policy and funding needs to help make Tribal land return easier.

Draft Red Paper: 

Conference Videos:


Submitted: March 29, 2023

Faculty Vincent Biondo Religious Studies Vincent Biondo presented at the American Academy of Religion Western Region Annual Meeting at UC Davis on March 25, 2023.

Submitted: March 27, 2023