Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

February 1, 2023
Maurice Finocchiaro (Emeritus, Philosophy) has just given approval to The Commercial Press Ltd. in China to publish a Chinese translation of a 40-page chapter from one of his books. The chapter is titled, “Mosca’s Political Science: Democratic Elitism and Balanced Pluralism,” from the book Beyond Right and Left: Democratic Elitism in Mosca and…
February 1, 2023
Tyler D. Parry (African American and African Diaspora Studies Program; Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by a journalist from Seventeen Magazine about the origins of Black History Month and its associated colors.
January 31, 2023
Patricia A. Heisser-Metoyer, Ph.D., (Psychology; Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies; African America and African Diaspora program), was selected to participate in The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans events in 2023. The initiative was created to strengthen…
January 31, 2023
John Haberstroh (History) has published an interview titled, "Making Monsters Beautiful: An Interview with Karen Dee Carpenter," in the Council for European Studies' online journal, EuropeNow. The interview explores Carpenter's (CSU Northridge) virtual reality opera project called "Beautiful Monsters," which retells the stories of famous ancient…
January 28, 2023
Katherine Walker (English) published an article in Literature Compass titled, "State of the Field: Early Modern Magic." The article surveys recent scholarship on magic and suggests new approaches to the topic in early modern literary studies. 
January 26, 2023
Renato (Rainier) M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Queer and Trans Music Therapy (Psychology series) titled, "Epistemic Privilege and Epistemic Responsibility: Responding to an Inherent Call to Address the Needs of Queer and Trans Folx in Music Therapy." From the perspective of standpoint theory,…
January 18, 2023
Torisha Khonach (Sociology) published an article titled, "Feminine negotiations and patriarchal bargains: Contradictory resistance in women’s flat track roller derby," in the journal International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
January 18, 2023
Rakshitha Mohankumar and Brenna Renn (both Psychology) published an op-ed piece, "Boosting the Mental/Behavioral Health Infrastructure to Prevent Elder Suicide," for Generations Today, a bimonthly digital publication of the American Society on Aging. They highlight pervasive ageism and lack of training as barriers to better suicide prevention in…
January 17, 2023
Paul W. Werth (History) has been designated a Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in Uppsala for the spring semester of 2024. 
January 13, 2023
Amanda Mraz and Brenna Renn (both Psychology) published an article titled, "Perspectives of Nonspecialists Delivering a Brief Depression Treatment in the United States: A Qualitative Investigation," in the journal BMC Psychiatry. Their coauthor Grace Woodard is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Miami. Renn''s effort on…
January 12, 2023
Brenna Renn (Psychology) has been elected to the executive board of the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Geropsychology. The society's mission is to advance the field of professional clinical geropsychology through the scientific study of mental health of older adults, delivery of culturally sensitive psychological services…
January 6, 2023
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures), Roberto Zairquiey (PUCP), Pilar Valenzuela (Chapman University), and Anna Maria Escobar (UIUC), co-edited the book Spanish Diversity in the Amazon. Dialect and Language Contact Perspectives. The manuscript was published by Brill. This book, the first of its kind, is dedicated to different Spanish…