Director: Josh Sides
Dr. Sides joined the CSUN History Department in 2005 as the second Whitsett Professor of California History, and was appointed as the Director for Center for Southern California Studies in 2007. At CSUN, he teaches classes on urban history, the West, African Americans, and California. He has published numerous articles and the books L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004) and Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), the latter of which won the Bullough Prize for Best Book of 2009 by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. He is the editor of a forthcoming anthology entitled Post-Ghetto: Reimagining South Los Angeles.
Research Assistant: Kashia Arnold
Kashia Arnold is a graduate student at Cal State Northridge studying U.S. Economic History in the West. She has won numerous awards, including the CSU Dumke Fellowship for the 2011/2012 academic year. In addition to her work for the Center, Kashia also serves as the editor for the graduate journal "Retrospect", and is the president of the Associated Graduate Students of History (AGSH).