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Faculty Highlights

Grants and Contracts

Theresa White
Associate Professor
Department: CSUN College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Research Competition
Project Title: Re-Dressing the Black Masculine Fashion Aesthetic--Dandyism to Metro-Sexual: Transgressing Cultural Identity. California State University, Northridge.
Date: 2014-2015
Department: CSUN Department of Instructional Technology
Project Title: E-Text Initiative – Creating E text for AFRS 252 - Popular Culture in the Black World. California State University, Northridge.
Date: Fall 2014
Department: CSUN Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Faculty Scholar Academy.
Project Title: An Examination of Social, Cultural, Peer and Media/Advertising Influences on Health Choices and Food Consumption of African American Female College Students.
California State University, Northridge.
Date: Summer 2014
Department: CSUN Faculty Development, Judge Julian Beck Grant.
Project Title: Developing Digital “Storytelling” Peer Educators to Enhance Student Learning. California State University, Northridge.
Date: 2013-2014

Marquita Gammage
Assistant Professor
Department: CSUN Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Faculty Scholar Academy.
Project Title: The Impact of Hip Hop on African American Women's Health and Wellness. California State University, Northridge.
Date: Fall 2014

Honors and Awards

Marquita Gammage
Assisstant Professor
Honored:  26th Annual NAACP California-Hawaii State Convention
Description: Advisor of the Year
Theresa White
Associate Professor
Honored:Recognition Award for Director of DuBois Hamer Institute, 2010-2012
Description:1st Annual Silent Auction Program and Recognition Ceremony. DuBois Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement. California State University, Northridge. October, 2013.
Honored:Certificate for Outstanding Guidance as Faculty Advisor.
DescriptionCAPTURED Student Research Group, California State University, Northridge. December 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Award Nominations
Nominated: Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Award
Description: Faculty Mentor Program and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), California State University, Northridge, CA.November, 2013


Shubha Venugopal
Associate Professor
Title of Article: “Desire”
Citation: Kartika Review Fall 2013
Theresa White
Associate Professor
Title of Chapter: "Tweet of Hope: Social Media's Impact on Young Adults' Political Participation in the Obama 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections." (2014)
Citation: In B. Patrut & M. Patrut (Eds.), Social Media in Politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media.
Title of Article: "Exploring the Sexuality of African American Older Women" (2014)
Citation: British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 4(5), 1129-1148
Title of Article: "Muslim Women and Girls: Searching for Democracy and Self Expression" (2013)
Citation:Journal of International Women's Studies 14(3), 64-82.
Title of Article: "Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot and Nicki Minaj: Fashionistin' Black Female Sexuality in Hip Hop Culture" (2013)
Citation: Journal of Black Studies (JBS), 6(44), 608-627.


Information forthcoming.

Creative Scholarship

Theresa White
Associate Professor
Producer/Director: M.I.S.S. Media Informed Savvy Sisters. Documentary Short. Permanent Productions, Inc. 2013. DVD.
Funded by: RIMI (Research Infrastructure for Minority Institutions).
Producer/Director: R.I.M.I. (Research Infrastructure for Minority Institutions): Interview with Dr. Carrie Saetermoe. Documentary Short. 2013. DVD
Producer/Director: From Buckism to Barackism: Re-Imagining Black Manhood and Masculinity. One-hour documentary. 2013. (DVD).



Community Engagement

Information forthcoming.


Shubha Venugopal
Associate Professor
Purpose: Tin House Writers Workshop
Description: Competitive Conference with limited admission
Date(s): July 2013 and July 2014