Dr. Sides joined the CSUN History Department in 2005 as the second Whitsett Professor of California History. 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 an anthology entitled Post-Ghetto: Reimagining South Los Angeles.
Dr. Sides is also the Editor of California History, the state's official historical journal.
He teaches courses in California history, US West, Los Angeles, and African American history.
You can learn more about his projects at: www.joshsides.com
He is best reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and can also be reached at 818-677-5655