College of Humanities’ 2012 Polished Apple Award Recipients
Each spring, the University Ambassadors group at CSUN announces the recipients of its Polished Apples Awards, an annual event now in its 17th year. The awards recognize faculty whose teaching and mentoring have positively impacted students’ lives.
- Ian Barnard, Associate Professor, English
- Tracy Buenavista, Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies
- James Findlay, Lecturer, Religious Studies
- Antonio Gallo, Lecturer, Chicana/Chicano Studies
- Robert Gressis, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
- Martin Pousson (English) has sold his story, "Wanted Man," to Epoch. The story is a chapter from "The Nerves," Pousson’s novel-in-progress.
- Nayereh Tohidi (Gender and Women’s Studies) wrote a commentary for Women’s E News entitled "Iran’s Women’s Rights Activists Are Being Smeared." In the September 17 commentary, Tohidi said Iranian women's rights activists have faced smears and arrests in their move to stall a bill easing "polygamy, temporary marriage and male-bias in divorce."
- Takashi Yagisawa (Philosophy) authored "Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise," an original contribution that advances the discussion on the metaphysics of modality. Modal realism says that non-actual possible worlds and individuals are as real as the actual world and individuals. Yagisawa defends modal realism of a variety different from David Lewis's theory. The notion of reality is left primitive and sharply distinguished from that of existence, which is proposed as a relation between a thing and a domain. Worlds are postulated as modal indices for truth on a par with times, which are temporal indices for truth. Ordinary individual objects are conceived as being extended in spatial, temporal, and modal dimensions and their transworld identity is explicated by the closest-continuer theory. Impossible worlds and individuals are postulated and used to provide accounts of propositions, belief sentences, and fictional discourse.
- Marie Cartier (Gender and Women's Studies) presented a lecture titled "Baby You Are My Religion: Butch Femme-Gay Women's Bar Culture from the 1940s to 1980s" at The Center Long Beach as part of the organization's monthly "QSpeak" series on June 25, 2011.
- Harry Gamboa, Jr. (Chicana/o Studies) The Smithsonian Latino Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum presented Gamboa's performance art piece "Erased: Limits and Borders" Jan. 27, 2011.
46th Annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Awards
Award of Merit
- Rita Linton (Office of the Dean)
- Elizabeth Whirledge (Office of the Dean), 30 Year Award.
- Reyna Campos Kennedy (Office of Interdisciplinary Studies), 10 Year Award.
- Kathy Kershaw (Office of Interdisciplinary Studies), 5 Year Award.
- Dante Dadomo (Systems and Technology),
5 Year Award.
- Judith Spiegel (Systems and Technology),
5 Year Award.
Honors & Awards
- Ana Sánchez-Muñoz (Chicana/o Studies) recieved an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Omega chapter of Phi Beta Delta, an academic honor society dedicated to promoting international and interdisciplinary education.
- Evelyn McClave (English) was listed as number 13 on RateMyProfessors.com’s 2010–11 list of the top 25 professors at universities across the U.S.
College of Humanities' Faculty Fellows
2013 - 2014
- Martha Escobar,Chicana/o Studies
Criminalization of Latina Migrants and the Construction of Irrecuperability
Article Proposal (PDF)
2011 - 2012
- Clement Lai, Asian American Studies
"The Difference that Difference Makes: Uncovering California's Multiracial Past, Living California's Multiracial Future" Article Proposal (PDF)
2010 - 2011
- Ramon Garcia,
Three Chapters of a Book on Photagrapher Ricardo Valverde Proposal (PDF)
2009 - 2010
- Nayereh Tohidi, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
"The Women's Movement, Islamism and Democracy in Iran: A Glocal Perspective" Proposal (DOC)
2008 - 2009
- Rick Mitchell, English
Anthropology: A play Proposal (PDF)
Research and Sponsored Projects
- Rachel Friedman-Narr (Special Education) and Sharon Klein (English) received $250,000 from the California Postsecondary Education Commission in continuing support of a project entitled "Enhancing Quality with Teachers of Students Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing."
- Marta Lopez-Garza (Chicana/o Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies) completed a documentary entitled "When Will the Punishment End?"