Asian American Studies
The Asian American Studies Department cosponsored an international symposium in Jiangmen, China Nov. 19-21 on the topic of "International Migration and Qiaoxiang Studies." Faculty presented the following papers at the conference:
- "Canton Footprints: Sacramento's Chinese Legacy," Adjunct Professor Philip Choy
- "Leaving Home for a Home: Asian Immigration to America in American Children's Literature," Professor Lorraine Dong
- "Subversive Translation: Linguistic Resistance on Chinese Exclusions in Chinatown Chinese Expressions," Professor Marlon K. Hom. Hom also gave the closing remarks for the conference.
- "Keeping the Traditions: A Comparison of Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking Chinese American Immigrants," Associate Professor Russell Jeung
- "On the Subject of Telling: le thi diem thuy's The Gangster We Are All Looking For," Associate Professor Isabelle Pelaud
- "The Balikbayan Economy: Filipino Americans in the Contemporary Transformation of the Philippines," Assistant Professor Eric Pido
- "Hidden Histories: The Chinese Gardens Documentary Film Project," Assistant Professor Valerie Soe
- "Descendants of the Ryukyuan Kingdom: Okinawan Diasporic Identity Matters," Assistant Professor Wesley Ueunten
Professor Emerita of Anthropology Karen Olsen Bruhns, director of the Cihuatán Archaeological Project for the Fundación Nacional de Arqueologiá de El Salvador, co-authored the book The Archaeology of Cihuatán, el Salvador: An Early Postclassic Maya City (Lambert Publications, Saärbruken, Germany. ISBN # 978-3-659-26763-5). Published in English and Spanish, the book covers the discovery, history of investigations, current investigations and the place of Cihuatán in Mesoamerican prehistory.
Assistant Professor of Management Caterina Tantalo was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for 2012 from the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy of Management, a professional organization to further the scholarship of management.
Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette gave the keynote address, "Sacred Sites and Native Environmental Justice in the 21st century as a Human right -- Towards and Ecology of Research Justice," at a Native American Heritage Month luncheon in San Francisco on Nov. 15 hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov published the book Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin: Honor in International Relations. (Cambridge University Press, August 2012).
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts co-presented two workshops at the 40th Annual Association for Experiential Education, Nov. 1-4: "Behavioral risk management: Models and tools for predicting and mitigating incidents in the field" and "Leading the way for women of color in outdoor/experiential education."