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


Faculty Brandice Gonzalez-Guerra Art Associate Professor Brandice Guerra had two paintings, "I, Said the Kite" and "Bebecita", accepted into the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 61 exhibition. One of these works, "Bebecita", received an Honorable Mention. The judging panel, composed of prominent professional illustrators, received over 1400 entries from over 450 artists. 301 works from 183 artists were selected for inclusion. The exhibition website will launch in the beginning of March, 2023.

Submitted: February 6, 2023

Faculty Joshua Frye Communication Dr. Frye was invited to provide strategic communication support to WindLift, Inc.  WindLift is a research and development technology firm working to bring next generation wind energy to the market with airborne power generation (APG) that is mobile, off-grid, and smart.  WindLift is a Department of Defense contractor currently operating under the aegis of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (ODASD) for Environment & Energy Resilience.

Submitted: February 2, 2023

Faculty Prof Alison Holmes International Studies Professor Alison Holmes (INTL) has been invited to be on the international steering committee of a European Commission Jean Monnet grant hosted by George Washington University. The three-year grant is designed to explore the growing field subnational diplomacy through publications and the creation of executive education programming for city, county, tribal and state officials. Holmes was included on the basis of her scholarship on California’s unique role in international affairs.

Submitted: January 31, 2023

Faculty Aaron Gregory Native American Studies Dr. Aaron Gregory presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in Cholula, Mexico (December, 2022). His panel, Abysmal Infrastructures: Energy communities in Maintenance, Repair and Abandonment, engaged with the problem of 'Indigenous Energy Sovereignty' as an infrastructural assemblage of technologies, materialities and modalities of governance drawn from non-Native, settler-state and private-sector actors. Dr. Gregory's presentation addressed the ways in which renewable energy projects developed in Native America often rely upon rare earth minerals and materials extracted from Indigenous lands in Africa and South America. Dr. Gregory's conference paper is scheduled for publication in a forthcoming edited book.

Submitted: January 30, 2023

Faculty L. Rae Robison Theatre, Film & Dance In service as the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre National Member-at-Large for Design, Technology and Management, Rae traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to respond to design and technology work in Costumes, Scenic, Properties, Sound, Lighting and Allied Design for Region 2's multi state festival. Robison also served as a production respond to their invited production of Mud by María Irene Fornés.


Submitted: January 23, 2023

Student Ollie Hancock Journalism & Mass Communication Journalism student Ollie Hancock reported on and published two stories with NYT on the recent earthquakes. Following the jolt, they went to Fortuna, Ferndale, and Rio Dell to speak with those impacted.


Submitted: January 23, 2023

Faculty Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Paul Michael L. Atienza’s essay “Sociotechnical Infrastructures: Tracing Gay Socio-Sexual
App Socialities in Manila” is included in Beauty and Brutality: Manila and Its Global Discontents edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz, and Rolando B. Tolentino (Temple University Press). The authors and contributors investigate the “messy, fleshy, recalcitrant, mercurial, and immeasurable qualities of the city,” examining Manila’s sensorial qualities, its representations in the visual and sonic arts, and digital technology, and its engagement with the legacies of colonialism and neoliberalism. 

Submitted: January 21, 2023

Faculty Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, Dr. Kaitlin Reed Native American Studies Drs. Cutcha Risling Baldy and Kaitlin Reed received a $1 million grant from the Sierra Health Foundation to support the Food for Indigenous Futures project, an initiative of The Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab and Traditional Ecological Knowledges Institute (FSL). The program aims to develop tribally informed, place-based, and culturally informed programming for mental health and substance abuse interventions amongst Native American youth. FSL Coordinator Marlene' Dusek will serve as project director. Funding will also support the creation of an Indigenous youth council to serve in an advisory capacity to the FSL, and support the Lab’s annual Indigenous Foods Festival.

Submitted: January 17, 2023

Faculty Prof Alison Holmes (INTL) and Dr Susan Ross (San Jose State) International Studies International Studies Professor Alison Holmes and Dr Susan Ross (San Jose State) presented to study abroad coordinators at the CSU International Forum at Sonoma State. Together with Dr Lily House Peters (CSU Long Beach) they are conducting research into ways to update and improve materials to support students before and after they return from study abroad that better represent the diversity of our students. The feedback was positive including interest from the Chancellor's Office.   

Submitted: December 15, 2022

Faculty Sarah Jaquette Ray With co-editors Sarah D. Wald, David Vazquez, and Priscilla Solis Ybarra, Environmental Studies professor Sarah Jaquette Ray's book, Latinx Environmentalisms: Justice, Place, and the Decolonial (Temple UP) won the Modern Language Association's prize for best edited book. 

Submitted: December 15, 2022

Faculty Troy Lescher, Austin Maisler & Isabelie Montalvo Theatre, Film & Dance Dr. Troy Lescher and students Austin Maisler ('22) and Isabelie Montalvo ('23) published the “Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2022” report for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education [ATHE].

Submitted: December 15, 2022

Faculty 1 Geography The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, the western branch of American Association of Geographers, recently honored emeritus Professor Stephen Cunha with their Distinguished Service Award. During the awarding, a former student said “His passion for teaching geography through storytelling is unrivaled in the APCG. He has inspired generations of new geographers on the Pacific Coast and mentored many of them on to professions in the academy and industry for decades.”  In February, Stephen heads to Senegal, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia to lecture on National Parks and World Heritage Sites.

Submitted: December 9, 2022

Faculty Nikola Hobbel English Dr. Nikola Hobbel's co-edited collection titled *Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom* has been released from Routledge in a second edition. Co-edited by Cal Poly English Professor Nikola Hobbel and Thandeka K. Chapman, the book takes up the question: "What knowledge and tools do pre- and in-service educators need to teach for and about social justice across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms?" The collection synthesizes historical foundations, philosophic/theoretical conceptualizations, and applications of social justice education in public school classrooms. That the book is released in second edition is indicative of its significance in the field.


Submitted: December 2, 2022

Faculty Sarah Jaquette Ray Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray will join a panel of experts on the topic of "Climate Education as Climate Action," organized by the Penn Program for Environmental Humanities, on December 13, 10-11am. Register to join at this link:…

Submitted: November 30, 2022

Faculty Suzanne Pasztor History Professor Suzanne Pasztor published the book, La revolución Mexicana en Coahuila: El espíritu de Hidalgo.   The book was published by Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, and was featured at the Feria Internacional del Libro in Saltillo, Cohauila, Mexico.  Pasztor was the invited keynote speaker at that event.

Submitted: November 28, 2022

Faculty Armeda C. Reitzel Communication Armeda C. Reitzel, Professor Emerita, was one of the co-authors of a new open educational resource titled: "Interpersonal Communication: Context and Connection (OERI)." This project was funded and facilitated by The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI).  

Submitted: November 28, 2022

Faculty Mary Virnoche Sociology Professor Mary Virnoche published in Teaching Sociology “‘You Make Your Own Luck’: Building Cultural and Social Capital in a Major-Based Career Course.” The piece is a call to action for sociologists and other faculty, particularly those serving first-generation and BIPOC students. Research indicates that first-generation students are more likely than continuing generation students to rely on posted ads for opportunities, while most opportunities are actually discovered through networking. The article outlines curriculum and a pilot assessment of a required sociology proseminar. The course focuses on integrating major-based skills into professional materials, developing soft skills, and organizing professional opportunities and contacts.

Submitted: November 27, 2022

Faculty Alison Ruth Holmes International Studies Professor Alison Holmes (Chair International Studies and Politics) presented to the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies hosted by Sonoma State University. She was attending the conference to promote the new online interdisciplinary journal, csuglobal. With a launch set for 2023, the journal will highlight the global work of faculty, students and staff of the CSU system. The goal is to better connect our campuses while showcasing the research, curricular and co-curricular work we do that connects California to the world. If you would like to know more about the journal or to submit your work email Dr Alison Holmes:

Submitted: November 21, 2022

Faculty Alison Holmes (Chair, Politics and International Studies), Richard Marcus (Global Studies Institute, CSULB) International Studies Professor Alison Holmes and Professor Richard Marcus (CSU Long Beach) made a brief presentation via zoom to the CSU's Academic Council of International Programs enlisting their help to get the word out about the new online journal, csuglobal. This interdisciplinary journal will launch in 2023 and is designed to showcase the work of faculty, staff and students of the CSU as they connect California to the world.  If you are interested in learning about the journal or submitting work email Dr Holmes:

Submitted: November 21, 2022

Faculty Laura Johnson Geography Dr. Laura Johnson, a lecturer in departments of Geography and Environmental Studies, was interviewed on the Sacred Community Project Podcast. Her conversation with host Sitaram Dass, MSW, revolved around ecological grief, rest as radical practice, embodied activism, and postcapitalist futures, among other related topics. Feel free to listen or share here: 

Submitted: November 7, 2022