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


Faculty James M Floss Communication

After 21 months of delays, James Floss, Lecturer Emeritus of the Communication Department and ERFSA member opened a successful production of Lucas Hnath’s A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2, a Tony award winning play, at the Western Stage in Salinas, CA. The Western Stage is a program of Hartnell College:

Submitted: September 15, 2021

Faculty Joshua Frye & Samantha Stone Communication

Joshua Frye (Communication) and alumna Samantha Stone (Environmental Studies) recently published a co-authored chapter in the Palgrave Handbook of International Communication and Sustainable Development. Frye & Stone contributed a case study examining the ideological framing of the global food sovereignty movement and juxtapose with global food policy convergence around food security. The book is a major resource for stakeholders interested in understanding the role of communication in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The handbook seeks to enrich understanding of communication for development and proposes crucial policy interventions.

Submitted: September 9, 2021

Faculty Robert Cliver History

Prof. Robert Cliver (History) published an article this week in the French journal Entrerprises et Histoire titled "Factory management in Chinese capitalist enterprises in the 1950s. The case of the Shanghai silk weaving industry labor-capital consultative conference."

Submitted: September 7, 2021

Faculty Christina Hsu Accomando English

Christina Hsu Accomando, professor of English and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, presented a June 17 Macmillan Learning webinar: "Teaching Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory during Pandemic, Protest and Backlash." In the wake of last year's global protests against systemic racism, we saw increased interest in structural inequities, as well as efforts to silence discussions of racism and ban Critical Race Theory. The webinar addressed how critical concepts from Ethnic Studies and CRT can inform classroom teaching and DEI work.

Submitted: September 7, 2021

Student Elton, Robb & Moore, A. Native American Studies

Humboldt State University and Northcentral University Doctoral Student, Robb Elton, and 20-year (retired) Marine Corps veteran, Amy Moore — both Chippewa Cree members from bands in Montana and North Dakota respectively — recently published their Preprint:
"Revelation of Typology in Historical Native American Leadership: Implications for Contemporary Praxes" at SSRN electronic journal for feedback and those interested in leadership, management and Indigenous Studies. DOI:

Submitted: August 23, 2021

Faculty Dr. Gordon Ulmer Anthropology

Anthropology Assistant Professor Dr. Gordon Ulmer was recently awarded a grant from the HSU-ERFSA for his proposal "Socioecologies of Human-Wildlife Interactions in Northern California". His project will utilize a range of methods from anthropology (ethnography), ecology (habitat analysis), and wildlife studies (camera trap surveys) to investigate how residents in Northern California perceive, describe, and take action on issues involving wildlife.

Submitted: May 4, 2021

Student Katie Piper, Jessica Janecek, Jared Whear, Faith Rehagen, Michael Flynn Geography

HSU GESA Students Sweep the Awards at CGS:
McKnight Professional Paper Award (undergraduate), 1st place: KATIE PIPER, “Nature’s spigot: Bofedal presence in the Peruvian Andes Mountain Range”
2nd place: JESSICA JANECEK, “Placing memory, preserving individual stories amid myth: The Humboldt Cannabis Oral History Project”
McKnight Professional Paper Award (graduate), 1st place: JARED WHEAR, “The Las Vegas water grab is dead: Prior appropriation water law at its best?” (HSU Geography, 2012; PhD candidate in Geography, Syracuse)
Professional Paper Cartographic Award (undergraduate), 1st place: FAITH REHAGEN, “The Baja California Peninsula”
2nd place: MICHAEL FLYNN, “California fire map”

Submitted: April 29, 2021

Faculty Armeda Reitzel Communication

Armeda Reitzel participated as a judge for group exhibits at the 2021 California State National History Day event held virtually throughout the state of California on April 18, 2021.

Submitted: April 19, 2021

Faculty Berit Potter Art

Berit Potter (Art) was interviewed for the short documentary "Mosaic is Light" produced on the occasion of the exhibition “Mosaic is Light: Work by Jeanne Reynal, 1940 - 1970,” at Eric Firestone Gallery, NYC. She also contributed an essay to the exhibition's catalogue. "Mosaic is Light" has been featured in "4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now" in The New York Times, Artnet: Editor's Pick, and "Goings On About Town" in The New Yorker. The documentary is available here:

Submitted: April 13, 2021

Faculty Joshua Frye Communication

Joshua Frye, [Communication, Journalism and Media] was recently awarded "Top Paper" from the Freedom of Speech Division of the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) for his paper, "Polarization, Public Communication, and (Un)Civil Society", which he presented virtually at the SSCA annual convention. The paper examines the multiple causality of divisive and violent political culture that the US has witnessed during the Donald J. Trump Presidency. Dr. Frye was also an invited panelist to discuss the intersections of Freedom of Speech and the 2020 Presidential Campaign.

Submitted: April 9, 2021

Faculty Dr. Joseph Dieme World Languages and Cultures

Dr. Joseph Dieme has published his latest novel "Dans la peau d'un immigré" (In the Skin of an Immigrant). The book follows the experiences of a Muslim immigrant from Senegal in pursuit of the American Dream. From Dakar, destiny leads him to Paris; then to the African neighborhood of Little Senegal in Harlem, NY. Soon after his Senegalese wife joins him, their lives are changed by the September 11, 2001 events. To escape anti-Muslim policing and violence, he, his wife, and two undocumented African housemates leave NY and settle in a small Midwest town where they hope to find refuge.

Submitted: April 8, 2021

Faculty James Floss Communication

James Floss, Faculty Emeritus of the Communication Department has won an Honorable Mention in College of the Redwoods' annual literary contest and will be published in the Seven Gill Shark Review later this semester.

Submitted: April 6, 2021

Student Journalism Students Journalism & Mass Communication

HSU student media recipients of 2021 California College Media Association Awards
(HSU publications are awarded in categories with four-year colleges or universities with enrollments under 15,000 students.)

*El Leñador*

Best COVID-19 Coverage (First place): Nancy Garcia, Lupita Rivera, Karina Ramos Villalobos, Alexandra Gonzalez

Best Website (First place): Silvia Alfonso, Nancy Garcia, Sergio Berrueta, Karina Ramos Villalobos

Editorial (Second place) Brenda Sanchez, “Body Positivity”

Overall Newspaper Design (Second place): Jasmine Martinez, Sergio Berrueta, Cara Peters and Vanessa Flores

Special Issue (Second place): COVID-19 Mail Out Edition led by Carlos Holguin, Silvia Alfonso, Nancy Garcia, Sam Ramirez, Diego Linares and Jasmine Martinez

Photo Illustration (Third place): Raven Marshall, “Breaking Barriers: Native Women Faculty”

Multimedia Package (Third place): “Soy Artista Series: B1G $UAV, Social Justice Rapper,” by
Diana Renoj and Silvia Alfonso

Non-news Video (Third place): Diana Renoj, “Soy Artista Series: HSU Folklorico Club”

*The Lumberjack*

Best Headline Portfolio (First place): Collin Slavey, “Sweet Songs, Fancy Feathers, Birds Bang”

Best Feature Story (First place): James Wilde, “Memes, Genocide and Teaching in a Pandemic”

Best News Video (First place): “SJSU Football Team Comes to HSU”

Best Newspaper Inside Page/Spread Design (First place): Jen Kelly

Social Media Reporting (Second place): Thomas Lal, “SFSU Spartans Football team arrives to practice at HSU”

Best Illustration (Third place): Sam Papavasiliou and Jen Kelly, “Pandemic Planning for Spring Break”


Best Magazine Story (Second place): Emily McCollum, “The End of the Dam Age”

Best Magazine Photo Series (Second place): Julie Navarro, “Black Lives Matter: The Digital Mobilization of Citizen Journalists”

Best Magazine Cover Design (Third place): Julie Navarro and Emily McCollum

Submitted: March 23, 2021

Faculty Sara Jaye Hart, Lecturer; Roman Sotomayor, RS Major; Madeleine, RS Major Religious Studies

Together with RS Lecturer Sara Jaye Hart, RS Majors Roman Sotomayor and Madeleine Wilson presented a panel on "American Civil Religion, Sacrifice, and Reconciliation" at the American Academy of Religions Western Regional Conference (March 20, 2021).

Submitted: March 22, 2021

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy Native American Studies

Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer, Native American Studies, was an invited speaker for “A Conversation about Native American Genocide.” He spoke on the promises and obstacles to transitional justice, reconciliation, and healing associated with the Indigenous genocide in North America. The event was hosted by the Mercer County Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center at the Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey (March 18, 2021).

Submitted: March 18, 2021

Faculty Tani H Sebro Politics

Tani Sebro published the article, “The View of the Coup from the Camp: Myanmar’s Emergent Trans-Ethnic Solidarity,” coauthored with Elliott Prasse-Freeman in Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, March 17, 2021.

Submitted: March 17, 2021

Faculty Jared D. Larson Politics

In early March, Dr. Larson was invited to participate in virtual roundtable discussion on the return of the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement, organized by the Dept. of International Relations of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, in Bogotá, Colombia. The discussion, in Spanish, can be viewed here:

Submitted: March 12, 2021

Faculty Jared D. Larson Politics

Dr. Larson recently published an article, "Birds of a Feather: Populism and the Pandemic" in Tempo Exterior, an academic journal published by the Universidade de Vigo, Galicia, Spain. The article compares how the pandemic and populism influenced the campaigns in the U.S. presidential elections of November 2020 and the legislative elections in Venezuela in December 2020.…

Submitted: March 12, 2021

Student Blenna Kiros, Diana Martinez Geography

Alumni Blenna Kiros, Diana Martinez wrote the article Behind the Redwood Curtain published in Platform Magazine.

Submitted: March 8, 2021

Student Gwynnevere Cristobel, Sammi Pietanza, and Destiny Aguilera Theatre, Film & Dance

Feb. 17-20 eighteen theatre majors attended the virtual Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival. Gwynnevere won the regional Aspire award and will represent Region 7 in Washington DC. Sammi won a scholarship to CSU Summer Arts to study with Second City improv, and Destiny won a one week scholarship to the Stagecraft Institute of Lighting in Las Vegas. Congratulations students!

Submitted: March 1, 2021