Asian American Studies
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung co-authored "From Crisis to Community Development: Needs Assessments of Refugees from Burma," a report on refugees from Burma who have resettled in Oakland. Jeung, Asian American studies students and members of community-based organizations from Oakland conducted the research.
Professor of Economics Sudip Chattopadhyay conducted a cost-benefit analysis of tobacco control programs in the U.S. "Does spending more on tobacco control programs make economic sense? An incremental benefit-cost analysis using panel data" was published online Nov. 28 in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. The findings of the research are expected to persuade state policymakers against diverting tobacco-related revenues from tobacco control programs.
Professor and Chair of Secondary Education Nathan (Natalio) Avani presented "Academic Freedom and Faculty Rights in a Time of University Restructuring and Financial Armageddon: One Department's Perspective and Journey at San Francisco State University" at the winter conference of the American Association of University Professors in Washington, D.C. Nov. 11-13.
Assistant Professor of Social Work Jocelyn Hermoso presented two lectures on "Promoting a Gender Perspective to Peacemaking: A Framework for Policy Evaluation for UN 1325" at the Research Center of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Hesse for Women's Studies and Gender Research in Frankfurt on Nov. 22 and at the Center for Research for Society and Sustainability, Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences (SF State's bilateral partner) on Nov. 23 in Fulda, Germany.
Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta presented a paper titled, "Joy and Burden of Care Giving in India: Implications for Service Providers" at the 64th Annual Gerontological Society of America Conference in Boston, Nov. 14-18.