American Indian Studies
Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette delivered three keynote addresses in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. The first, "Native Identity and Critical Mixed Race Resistance as a Decolonial Practice," was given at the University of Alabama on Nov. 7. On Nov. 13, he discussed "Reweaving the Broken Ties: Native, African and Indigenous Decolonization as a Human Right in the 21st Century" and "Mixed-Race Movement Building" at Sonoma State University. Jolivette also talked about his upcoming book, Indian Blood: Decolonizing Gender Sexuality & Mixed-Race Identity in the Face of Colonial Haunting and HIV, on Oct. 29 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where this fall he is a scholar-in-residence.
Child & Adolescent Development
Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy: Changing the World for Children, by Assistant Professor Amy Conley Wright, was published by Sage Publications on Nov. 26.
Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki served as one of three jurors in the San Francisco Foundation’s prestigious Joseph Henry Jackson, James D. Phelan and Mary Tanenbaum Literary Awards, which were announced at a reception and reading on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the foundation’s downtown headquarters. The awards program honored seven emerging writers for their work in short stories, novels and poetry.
Professor and Chair of Secondary Education Natalio (Nathan) Avani was appointed to the Education Council of Autodesk, International. He was also selected to be one of 16 educators from around the world to partake in a round table discussion on global learning trends, review of current content being developed, classroom demands and needs, standards requirements and teaching methodologies at the AUTODESK 2013 World Conference, Dec. 1-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Avani will also present, "The Future of Secondary Education Through Teacher Preparation."