Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
I am delighted to welcome you to the 2019-2020 Academic Year! As I am entering my “sophomore” year as Dean I am happy to be firmly part of the CSUN family that can introduce you to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The beginning of a school year was one of my favorite rituals as a child. I liked the excitement of back to school shopping and rekindling relationships at the start of the year. That feeling never gets old for me. Also what I am drawn to is the possibility of the school year. It is the possibility that stirs my excitement. That possibility greets us at the beginning of 2019-20 in CSBS.
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In 1900, just four years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation, Alice Ballard, an African American woman and daughter of formerly enslaved people, owned 160 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. Little has been known about this groundbreaking woman and her life, but CSUN alumnus Austin Ringelstein ’16 (M.A., Public Archaeology) is working to tell her story.
CSUN Criminology and Justice Studies lecturer Denice Labertew prepared the report, “Women’s Rights Violations at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Motherhood, Menstruation and Sexual Violence,” one of more than 30 reports and summaries submitted by the US Human Rights Network to the United Nations as part of the U.N.’s periodic review of the United States. Read the rest of the article.
Africana Studies is hiring! Multiple positions are available. Learn more about open postions in Africana Studies.
Kenneth Hooks is the sole student from CSUN to be selected for this year’s prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award is given annually to students who demonstrate superior academic success, personal achievements, service to the community and financial need. Learn more about Kenneth and his journey.