AFAM In the News
Segerstrom Center for the Arts partnered with the Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation of Cal State Fullerton to present “Freedom in Full Bloom: a Juneteenth Celebration.” The event featured a range of activities and artistic performances celebrating Black innovation and resilience in music, poetry and visual art. Read more at www.latimes.com
In celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, please join us for an interview with New School President Dr. Dwight A. McBride as he delves into his career, scholarship, and the issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community. He will be joined by New School alumna Dr. Siobhan Brooks, MA Sociology ’01
Former HSS faculty member and senior editor at the African American Intellectual History Society, Tyler D. Parry, interviews Siobhan Brooks on her new book Everyday Violence against Black and Latinx LGBT Communities.
Siobhan Brooks was interviewed for the podcast, Ideas on Fire, about her new book, Everyday Violence against Black and Latinx LGBT Communities.
Inside the state prison system’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Kings County, David Cauthen has spent nearly five weeks on a hunger strike to protest what he sees as indifference and ineptitude by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at stopping a coronavirus outbreak there that has infected more than 1,089 inmates and killed one in recent days. Read more in LATimes.
Black faculty members disproportionately shoulder the burden the financial difficulties on their way toward a tenure-track position, says Siobhan Brooks, an associate professor and chair of African American Studies at Cal State Fullerton.
Black faculty members have less wealth than their white colleagues and Black Ph.D. graduates also carry large amounts of student loan debt, which contributes to such wealth gaps once they become faculty members, she wrote in an opinion column recently published in Inside Higher Ed.
Now, with COVID-19, Black faculty also are being disproportionately impacted by having to support family members who may be hospitalized or furloughed because of the virus, leaving them with less resources.
Inspired by a viral New York Magazine article, “Hustlers” tells the true story of former strip club employees who join forces to swindle their Wall Street clients during the 2008 financial crisis.
RPR’s reviews the movie “Hustlers” for meeting of The 1A Movie Club. This conversation features Siobhan Brooks, Professor of African American studies, at California State University-Fullerton, sociologist and author of, "Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry"
Siobhan Brooks, associate professor of African-American studies, is among the experts featured in a recent New York Times article on the members of the stripping industry who are fighting to reform labor practices and end sexual harassment and discrimination in their workplaces.
Siobhan Brooks, chair and associate professor of African American studies at CSUF, is an expert on cultural stereotypes, discrimination and pay disparity in a different arena than sales or nursing — exotic dancing. Her work highlights how racial stratification — inequality in social position and rewards based on race — affects wages among black and Latina dancers.
Alumna, educator and oral historian, Charlene Marine Riggins, died Oct. 29. Riggins' 43-year career at Cal State Fullerton began as a graduate unit evaluator in the Office of Admissions and Records from 1975-2003. She later worked as a lecturer and oral historian in the Department of African American Studies until 2018.
Professor has two recent Publications
Siobhan Brooks, professor of African American studies, authored "Staying in the Hood: Black Lesbian and Transgender Women and Identity Management in North Philadelphia" for the Journal of Homsexuality; and the chapter “Balancing Act: Identity Management and Mental Health Among Black LGBT Women” in the book Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (scheduled for release in January 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group).
Professor Receives an NEH Award
Tyler D. Parry, professor of African American studies, is the receipient of a 2017-2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Award for his project “Slave Matrimony in the African Diaspora during the 18th and 19th Centuries.”
Natalie Graham, professor of African American studies, is the winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her manuscript “Begin with a Failed Body.”
Siobhan Brooks, professor of African American studies, is the author of “Staying in the Hood: Black Lesbian and Transgender Women and Identity Management in North Philadelphia.”posted online in March by the Journal of Homosexuality.
Tyler D. Parry, professor of African American studies, co-authored “The Canine Terror,” posted online in May in Jacobin magazine.