Faculty

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Faculty members who teach in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are scholars who are devoted to study and research in their own professional fields and committed teachers who care deeply about the intellectual engagement and growth of their students.  The College is proud to be home to over 200 faculty members who, together, represent an elite group of nationally and internationally recognized scholars, authors, and teachers.

Awards


 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is extremely proud of its accomplished faculty – world-class intellectuals in every department and program. H&SS professors are experts in their fields. They conduct research, publish books and papers, are quoted in the media, present at conferences, and win awards.

How do we describe our faculty? Passionate. Dedicated. Driven. Accessible. They drive our rich and rewarding curriculum, which connects and combines classical liberal arts with outstanding professional study.

We are happy to list the awards received by our faculty and congratulate them for their outstanding efforts.

 

2021 H&SS Awards Recipients


 

This year we received many nominations for the six H&SS Faculty Awards. The quality of these applications was, once again, truly impressive and it was a difficult task to select from the high number of exceptional applicants. The high quality of the nominations is a testament to the commitment and excellence of the faculty of this college.

 

Distinguished Faculty Member

Jochen Burgtorf, History

 
Outstanding Scholarship and Creativity

Nicole Seymour, English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

 
Outstanding Teaching

Aitana Guia, History

 
Outstanding Service

Patricia Pérez, Chicana and Chicano Studies

 
Outstanding Untenured Faculty Member

Jamila Moore Pewu, History

 
Outstanding Lecturer

Raelynne Hale, Modern Languages and Literatures

 

 

2021 Dean’s Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award


 

Brian Norton, English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics for the journal article: “Aesthetics, Science, and the Theater of the World” in New Literary History.

Emily Kuffner, Modern Languages and Literatures for the journal article: “Mandrake and Monarchy in Early Modern Spain” in Journal of the History of Sexuality.

Nancy Panza, Psychology for the journal article: “Statutes Governing Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial Proceedings: An Analysis of Consistency with Best Practice Recommendations” in Psychology, Public Policy, & Law.

 

 

 

2019/20 Dean's Research Award for Associate Professors


 

To assist associate professors in completing the research and publications necessary to attain the rank of full professor, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has established a cash award for research for associate professors. This award has been funded by a gift from an anonymous emeriti faculty member and the Dean’s discretionary account:

 

Fall 2019

Jennifer Trevitt, Psychology

 

Spring 2020

Scott J. Spitzer , Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice

 

 

2021 Summer Stipends


 

Jochen Burgtorf, History

Joshua DiPaolo, Philosophy

Sara Fingal, American Studies

Tala Khanmalek, Women and Gender Studies

Kenneth Van Bik, English,  Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

Mugdha Yeolekar, Religious Studies

  

19/20 International Travel Grants


 

Ahmed Afzal, Anthropology

Aitana Guia, History

Xhercis Mendez, Women and Gender Studies

Jessie Peissig, Psychology

Eric Reyes, Asian American Studies

Nancy Segal, Psychology

Lisa Tran, History

Leila Zenderland, American Studies

 

 

2020/21 Faculty Recognition for Service


 

 The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to fostering excellence in service to the university and community. We are proud of the H&SS faculty who were recognized for their outstanding service at a university-wide event on November 19, 2020:

Dustin Abnet, Department of American Studies

Ahmed Afzal, Division of Anthropology

April Brannon, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

Nathan Carr, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Reyes Fidalgo, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Sarah Grant, Division of Anthropology

Aitana Guia, Department of History

Veronica Herrera, Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice

Sarah Hill, Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice

Erin Hollis, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

Alison Kanosky, Department of American Studies

Maria Malagon, Department of Sociology 

Lidia Nuño, Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice

Valerie O’Regan, Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice

Jamila Moore Pewu, Department of History

Susan Sy, Department of Psychology 

LaTosha Traylor, Department of Sociology 

J. Chris Westgate, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

Mugdha Yeolekar, Department of Religious Studies

 

 

2020 Faculty Author Recognition


 
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrates the H&SS faculty who were recognized at a reception on February 24, 2020 for writing or editing a book in 2019:

 

Anthony Alvarez, Department of Sociology
Credit Where It’s Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship

Fanny Daubigny, Department of Modern Languages and Literature
Proust in Black: Los Angeles, a Proustian Fiction

 Amy Essington, Department of History
The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast

Thomas Farmer, Department of Psychology
Cognition (10th edition)

Rachel Feinstein, Department of Sociology
When Rape was Legal: The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery

Emily Lee, Department of Philosophy
Race as Phenomena:  Between Phenomenology and Philosophy of Race

Stacy Mallicoat, Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice
Crime and Criminal Justice: Concepts and Controversies

Stacy Mallicoat, Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice
Women, Gender, and Crime: Core Concepts

Stacy Mallicoat, Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice
Women, Gender, and Crime: A Text/Reader

William Marelich, Department of Psychology
Advanced statistics for Kinesiology and Exercise Science: A practical guide to ANOVA and regression analyses.

Graham McFee, Department of Philosophy
Dance and the Philosophy of Action: A Framework for the Aesthetics of Dance

Graham McFee, Department of Philosophy
Philosophy and the 'Dazzling Ideal' of Science

Graham McFee, Department of Philosophy
Wittgenstein on Mind, Meaning and Context: Seven Essays

Patricia Perez, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
The Tenure-Track Process for Chicana and Latina Faculty: Experiences of Resisting and Persisting in the Academy

Irena Praitis, Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Rods and Koans

Kathleen Preston, Department of Psychology
Instructor's Manual for Using Multivariate Statistics Seventh Edition

David Sander, Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Mingus Fingers

Nancy Segal, Department of Psychology
Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture

Nicole Seymour, Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age

Alexei Shevchenko, Department of Political Science
Quest for Status: Chinese and Russian Foreign Policy

Robert Voeks, Department of Geography & the Environment
The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative