Asian American Studies
Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee co-published a special issue of Amerasia Journal titled "Asian American Folklore: Passages and Practices," which explores how Asian American Studies and folklore studies converge. Published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, Amerasia is regarded as the core journal in the field of Asian American Studies.
Chair and Professor of Cinema Daniel Bernardi co-authored the article, "Triangle of Death: Strategic Communication, Counterinsurgency and the Rumor Mill," which was published in Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age (Routledge).
Assistant Professor Tarek Elhaik's article, "The Incurable Image: Curation and Repetition on a Tri-continental Scene," was published in The Postcolonial Museum (Ashgate).
Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride's book, Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J. D. Tippit, was published by Hightower Press.
Cinema Lecturer Jesse Moss's film, The Overnighters, won him a $25,000 award from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund.
Director of the MESA Engineering Program Nilgun Ozer of the School of Engineering was recognized as 2013 Woman of the Year by California Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner. Ozer has helped increase engineering enrollment at SF State 130 percent by recruiting more women and students of color. She is also a faculty advisor for the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.
Foreign Languages & Literature/Persian Studies
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature, and Director of Persian Studies Mitra Ara was a panelist for "The Cyrus Cylinder: Uses, Misuses and Contemporary Iran" event at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum on Aug. 9. The event focused on the historical context, symbolism and contemporary relevance of Cyrus Cylinder, an ancient artifact created by Cyrus the Great in 539 B.C. to mark the establishment of Persian rule over Babylon. The discussion was sponsored by Asia Society Northern California in partnership with the Asian Art Museum.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper presented the following invited lectures: "Self-healing for health care professions," Tokyo Healthcare University, Tokyo, Japan on July 5; "State of the art and progress in stress management techniques," Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan on July 19; "Stress Management for better sleep and simple ways to manage the stress, for people affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami" in Kesen-numa on July 19; and Sendai, Japan, July 20 (sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Services, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Welfare Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, Sendai, Japan). Also, Peper co-authored the article, "The Power of Words, Biofeedback, and Somatic Feedback to Impact Illness Beliefs," which was published in Somatics, vol. XVII, no. 1.
Professor Emeritus of Marketing Bill Perttula taught a one week class on Internet marketing and customer relationship management to students at the Romanian American University in Bucharest, Romania May 13-17.
Sociology & Sexuality Studies
Sociology and Sexual Studies Lecturer and Health Equity Institute faculty member Sonja Mackenzie wrote the recently published book, Structural Intimacies: Sexual Stories in the Black AIDS Epidemic, (Rutgers University Press).