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Markets of Latin America. 2008 Calendar for MASECA Corporation. It presents a selection of picturesque and folk markets of Latin America and their traditional foods and merchandise. I was invited to write the text for this calendar and work in the design committee. May-December 2007.
Ãlet az AztÃ©kok FoldjÃ©n. Translation to Hungarian of my Book Handbook to Life in the Aztec World. Budapest: Thomas Kerekes, 2008.
Traditional Toys and Games of Latin America. 2007 Calendar for MASECA Corporation. It presents a selection of diverse traditional toys like balero and trompo, and folkloristic group games of Latin America.
+ Leader of the Research Project: “Walls of Passion: The Murals of Los Angeles” that consists in the documentation and analysis of approximately 500 murals of the city of Los Angeles, involving 50 students of Cal State L.A. The project will produce an art exhibition in February 2009 and a book in 2012.
+ Instructor and field-trip leader for the ENRICHMENT VOYAGE Program organized by the Institute of Shipboard Education. This program is a voyage in the Brazilian Amazon, St. Kitts and Dominican Republic on board of the ship MV EXPLORER with cultural and academic purposes, in which the teaching is accompanied by fieldwork. December 2008 - January 2009.
+ Instructor and field-trip leader for the SEMINAR AT SEA Program organized by the Institute of Shipboard Education. This program is a voyage in Yucatan, Belize, Panama, and Jamaica on board of the ship MV EXPLORER with cultural and academic purposes, in which the teaching is accompanied by fieldwork. December 2007 - January 2008.
+ Field-trip with my students of Cal State LA to study the mural Prometheus by Clemente Orozco. Pomona College. Claremont, California. Falls 2007, 2008.
+ Field-Trip for study of art and architecture of Eastern and Northern Europe. The trip included the visit to the Library of the University of Uppsala (Sweden) to study the Aztec Map of Mexico City of 1550, the Pre-Columbian collections of the Louvre and Quai Branly Museums in Paris, the Altes Museum in Berlin, the Glyptothek and Pinakotek of Munchen, etc. I took 6,000 digital photos as documentary material. July-September 2007.
+ Leader of the third field season of the Ulama Project in Mazatlan, Mexico. March 19-25, 2006.
LECTURES AND COURSES:
Conferences and courses on Art History, Social and Political History, Anthropology, Education, Quality Control and Biblical Interpretation. The principal conferences and courses are listed below:
+ Tequitqui Art and Transculturation: The Posa Chapels of the Monastery of Calpan, Mexico”. International Congress of Americanists (ICA), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. July 19-24, 2009.
+ Course: "Civilization of Latin America" for the joint summer program of Fundacion Ortega y Gasset and University of San Diego in Madrid, Spain. June and July, 2009.
+ "The Critical Existence of the Ulama Rubber Ball" and "The Cuauhcalli of Malinalco". in the CSULA International Mesoamerican Conference. May 15-16, 2009.
+ “Stones of Blood: The Aztec Art” and “The Magic of Mexican Muralism”. Lectures for the Department of Art and Art History. University of Nebraska at Lincoln. April 16, 2009.
+ “Transculturation in Art: The Case of Calpan Mexico” in the seminar on Beliefs, Myths, Superstitions and Rituals: Global Languages and Local Adaptations. Lecture presented at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. March 26-29, 2009.
+ “Candomble: The Afro Brazilian Religion,” “Art and Architecture of Brazil,” “The Maya Hieroglyphic Writing” and “Art and Architecture of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.” Four lectures given for Enrichment Voyages, a cultural program on board of a ship that traveled to the Amazon Basin and the Caribbean Sea. December 18, 2008-January 8, 2009.
+ “Reflexiones sobre las Causas de la Guerra de IntervenciÃ³n Norteamericana 1846-1848.” Lecture for the Sixth Symposium of Military History at Seminario de Cultura Mexicana, Mexico City. November 21, 2008.
+ “Malinalco: A Place between Heaven and Earth.”. Lecture for the Fall 2008 Meeting of the Mesoamerican Network. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Los Angeles, CA. November 16, 2008.
+ “Day of the Dead and Mexican Funerary Art Traditions.” Lecture for the Symposium Death and the Idea of Mexico. Organized by Chicano Studies Department of East L.A. College. October 29, 2008.
+ “Walls of Passion: The Murals of Los Angeles.” Lecture in the panel: “Mystical Urban Landscapes: Barrio Murals, Public Art Policy and Service Learning in Los Angeles.” Presented at the Conference: Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. October 2-4, 2008.
+ “Aztec Music and Art.” Lanczyner Cultural Club. Guadalajara, Mexico. September 2, 2008.
+ “Clemente Orozco and the Man of Fire.” Cultural Session of the Children’s Nutrition Organization (ONI). Guadalajara, Mexico. August 28, 2008.
+ “The Origin of the Aztecs.” Lecture for the Cultural Session of San Javier Club. Guadalajara, Mexico. August 14, 2008.
+ “Maya Art and Culture.” Lecture at the Western General Hospital. Guadalajara, Mexico. August 6, 2008.
+ “Reflexiones sobre la InvasiÃ³n de Estados Unidos a MÃ©xico (1846-48).” Part I: Introduction and Causes. Part II: The conflict and its protagonists. Lectures at the Mexican Society of Geography and History. Guadalajara, Mexico. June 24 and July 29, 2008.
+ “Ulama: The Survival of the Mesoamerican Ballgame – Rules and Scoring.” Lecture presented at the Panel 37: Ethnohistory of the Americas. Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference (ERIP Conference). University of California, San Diego. May 22, 2008.
+ “The Aztec Culture.” Lecture for the Anthropological M.E.S.O. Society of Riverside College. Invited by Professor Rhonda Taube. Riverside, CA. May 16, 2007.
+ “History of Mariachi Music.” Lecture for the History Teachers Association of the San Diego Unified School District. San Diego, Calif. May 8, 2008.
+ “Maya Culture and Apocalypto.” Lecture at the Westfield Residence for UCLA students, Westwood-Los Angeles. February 20, 2008.
+ “Bridge to the Americas: The MoLAA Permanent Colecction.” Keynote Lecture at the Museum of Latin American Art of Long Beach, California. January 27, 2008.
+ “The Maya Hieroglyphic Writing,” “The Art and Architecture of the main Maya Cities” and “History of Mariachi Music.” Three lectures given for Seminar at Sea, a cultural cruise that travels in Central America, and the Caribbean Sea. December 27, 2007-January 5, 2008.
+ “Los Aztecas: Arte e Imperio.” Lecture at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. December 6, 2007.
+ “Malinalco: The Indian-Christian Paradise of Fertility.” Lecture at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C. November 28, 2007.
+ Undergraduate Research and the Ulama Project.” Keynote Lecture at the Southern California Undergraduate Research conference held in California State University, Los Angeles. November 17, 2007.
+ “Myths of Stone: Aztec Art and Architecture.” Lecture sponsored by the Spanish and Anthropology Departments of the University of San Diego. November 15, 2007.
+ “Portrait of Mexico Today by David Alfaro Siqueiros.” Lecture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Santa Barbara, California. November 11, 2007.
+ “The Prometheus of Clemente Orozco”. Lecture at Frary Hall of Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. November 4, 2007.
+ “ Tequitqui Art: A Case of Antagonistic Tolerance in Mexico.” Lecture at the Workshop Antagonistic Tolerance: A Comparative Analysis of Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites. Middle Eastern Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. October 3-9, 2007.
+ “Leyendas de Piedra: La Escultura y Arquitectura de los Aztecas.” Lecture at the Mexican Society of Geography and History, Guadalajara, Mexico. July 3, 2007.
+ “The Aztec World.” Lecture at the Senior Center of South Pasadena, Calif. May 20, 2007.
+ “The Art of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico,” “The Maya Hieroglyphic Writing,” and “History of Mariachi Music.” Three lectures given for Seminar at Sea, a cultural cruise that travels in Central America, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean Sea. December 26, 2006-January 4, 2007.
Images from “Kulture/Culture” publish in ZYZZYVA literary magazine. XXII.3.
Work from ”Kulture/Culture” series included in article in afterimage , A Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism on photography in Southern California 2007.
A six page article including an interview with Greg Escalante “The Second Coming of Jack Butler”for JUXTAPOZ magazine January 2007.
Curator “Simultaneous Ideas, Simultaneous Projects”, The Photographic Works of Thomas McGovern. Exhibition held in Fine Arts Gallery, California State University Los Angeles, Sept 29th – Oct 20th 2007.
“Hot Rod Kulture,” Photos and words by Jack Butler, HOP UP magazine, issue #9, Jan 2008.
Article May 2008, “HOP UP” magazine Special # 3, “A Photographers Fiver” six photographs.
Self published book “Hot Rod” Kulture / Culture by Jack Butler. Over ninety pinhole images of Hot Rod Kulture with statement BLURB.COM, 2008.
Self published book “Little” Deserts by Jack Butler. Twenty pinhole images 1/24th scale model cars. BLURB.COM 2008.
“Divas” Exhibition, Robert V. Fuller Art Museum , Sept 25 – Dec 13, 2008, California State University, San Bernardino.
Major modification of Art 209 to become a diversity course that also includes a mandatory service-learning component. This component culminates in a public event held at the Armory Center for the Arts that features a panel of 3 local artists who discuss their work as part of a larger conversation in the community.
The Art 209 students and I have successfully sponsored two of these community events, the first annual event, “Diversity, Identity, and Power: A Community Conversation,” was held on June 2, 2008, and the 2nd annual panel discussion, “Art in a Time of Uncertainty: A Dialogical Palette,” was recently held on June 1, 2009, also at the Armory Center in Pasadena.
The students in EDSE 421R (Secondary Methods of Teaching Art) and I designed and compiled a set of lesson plans for middle/high school students based on the art history students’ research and documentary project, “Murals of Los Angeles.” “Lessons from the Murals Project” was presented during the exhibition of the Murals Project (Walls of Passion,_ and made available to teachers on CD.
During the last two years, my research agenda has focused on empathy and the importance of art in building the human capacity for empathy and the new discoveries of the mirror neuron system as the neurological basis of empathy.
“Within Connections: Mirror Neurons and Art Education,” published in the
journal, Art Education, March 2009, and “On Empathy: The Mirror Neuron System,” published in the International Journal of Education and the Arts, May 2009.
Wheels of Change: Art/Fashion and Textiles faculty Carole Frances Lung, with the assistance of undergraduate mechanical engineering students working under the direction of faculty Samuel Landsberger, demonstrated how a bicycle can be a tool in garment production. Lung asked people to participate in the creative process by providing the power to run a sewing machine.
JUNE 10 – JULY 5, 2010 elsewhere collaborative presents Sewing for the People a particularly exceptional residency with artist frau fiber.
about the program / Textile artist, community organizer, and California State University Los Angeles professor Carole Frances Lung aka Frau Fiber will spend a month in downtown Greensboro working on a collaborative quilting project for the Elsewhere museum with the Greensboro community. Frau Fiber will bring together textile artists, seniors, youth, former mill workers, and new immigrants to construct the quilt within Elsewhere’s new fabric workshop space “Revolution Textiles.” The site will feature a workshop of sewing machines of all eras for public use, displays of Elsewhere’s 58-year collection of vintage fabrics, a mending station for Elsewhere’s vintage clothing collection, and ongoing textile workshops led by artists from across the globe.
2009 (upcoming) Hired Out, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doyelstown, PA Sewing Rebellion Regional Chapters: Ames, Iowa, Lancaster PA, New Orleans LA, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago IL, Brooklyn NY.
SAIC, Fiber and Material studies dept. lecture - see attached
Learning Modern, Sullivan Galleries, Events + Disruption Series, SAIC, Chicago IL Commissioned work, KO Enterprises: Manufacturing Moholy in Weimar.
"Accidental Publics" will be a two-day symposium focusing on temporary public artworks that address an "accidental public" - people, viewers, an audience, or passersby who are not expecting to encounter art. The purpose is to theorize and compare the strategies of projects that attempt to bridge the art and everyday life divide in present tense and real space, and to engage discussion that explores our intentions for, and the effects of, choosing to work in this way.
The symposium is sponsored by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Sculpture, Performance, and Arts Administration Departments and Northwestern University's Department of Art Theory and Practice. It will include presentations by invited artists as well as faculty, students, and alumni of area colleges and universities.
I will be presenting the ReDressing New Orleans project. 2008.
Sewing Rebellion, Bates College, Lewistown, ME; Colton School, Prospect 1, New Orleans, LA;Smockshop, Los Angeles, CA; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; Fancy Tiger, Denver, CO; Mess Hall, Chicago, IL, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster PA, Good magazine community center, LA, CA, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. KO.
Enterprises: Labor Behind the Label Trace Materials, North-Austin Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, ILKO.
Enterprises: Labor Behind the Label, UIC-Gallery 400, Chicago, IL.
KO Manufacturing: White Collar Shirt, The Laundry Shop, Bailieborough, IrelandThe Dublin Society of Poplin Sewers, OUT OF SITE, The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland.
Re-Dressing New Orleans, Gentilly Neighborhood, New Orleans LA.
Labor Celebration: garment parade and labor trade show, Mess Hall, Chicago IL.
Synchronized Sewing Squad: Sleepless Worker, LOOPTOPIA, Chicago IL.
Group Exhibitions / Performance
Eternal Telethon, The Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA.
Make: Craft, Ben Maltz Gallery, OTIS, Los Angeles, CA.
Gestures of Resistance, Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland OR.
More Than Fifty: Women’s Migration and Labor in the 21st Century, her circle ezine.
February 26. Presented “18 Cents an Hour: Reenactments of Humanity at Work” as a part of the College of Arts and Letters “Powerful Visions Lecture Series” at the Huntington Library.
Ghetto Biennale, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
Sewing Rebellion, Makers Faire, San Francisco, CA.
Simple Slow = Shade Cloth, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree, CA.
Material Afterlife, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Smockshop, Sprueth Magers Gallery, Berlin Germany.
KO Enterprise Trace, CSULA Faculty Biannual, Los Angeles, CA.
Public Address, Phaiz, Chicago, IL.
How I see Germany, OCM Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA.
KO Manufacturing: White Collar-Shirt, Untitled: Threads, Denver Art Museum.
Worn Again II, Recycle For the Arts, New Orleans, LA.
Vested Interests, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Waste Not, Want Not, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, NY.
Uniform Couture Pageant, Black Tie/Black Flag, Anarchist Film Festival, Chicago IL.
Smockshop, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, Los Angeles.
Contemporary Art Fair, Regen Projects, Los Angles, CA, High Desert Test Sites, Swap Meet, Joshua Tree, CA.
Gestures of Resistance: performing craft, Grey Matters Gallery, CAA, Dallas, TX.
Plateform II, Knockbride House, Bailieborough, Ireland.
Re-Dressing New Orleans: Phase 2: Welcome Home, K67, Weimar, Germany.
Pathogeographies: Other Peoples Baggage, Gallery 400 UIC, Chicago IL.
Synchronized Sewing Squad, SAIC Graduate Performance, Links Hall, Chicago IL.
Talk Labor with Frau Fiber, Radio Show, SAIC Graduate Performance, Chicago IL.
Version Fest 07, NFO EXPO, Chicago IL.
Pass It On: Connecting Do It Yourself Culture, A + D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago IL.
Related Professional Experience
Learning Associate, Bates College, Lewistown, ME.
Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art and Design, Portland, ME.
Visiting Artist, Writing Department, SAIC, Chicago IL.
Visiting Artist, Fiber Department, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.
Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute, Fiber and Material Studies Dept., Chicago, IL.
Visiting Artist, Residential College, SAIC, Chicago, IL.
Instructor, Garment Construction, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL .
Visiting Artist, Chicago Teachers Association, Chicago, IL.
Teaching Assistant: Drawn to Print, SAIC, Chicago, IL.
viral: CULTURE symposium Constructing Workpants, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
Instructor, Garment Construction, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL.
Awards and Honors
Curriculum Accepted, Social Innovation 2nd Year GE, Honors College, CSULA.
Particularly Exceptional Visiting Artist, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC.
Haitian Studies Conferences, Brown University, Providence, RI.
Salon Des Refuses, Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit Conference, Baltimore, MD.
BaseKamp, Plausible Artworlds, Week 35 – Sewing Rebellion, Philadelphia, PA.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant, NY, NY.
The Arts Council, Artist Commission Grant, Dublin, Ireland.
University of Illinois-Chicago, 2007-2008 At the Edge Award, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL.
School of the Art Institute: Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship, Chicago, IL.
Noteworthy, Art Papers, pp. 40-41.
Art in America, January 2010, pp. 88-92.
Tropische Modern, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Nr. 1/Seite 11, January 1, 2010.
Sewing Rebellion, Sew Hip, Issue 07, April 09.
Die Kittelschurze als Kunstobjekt, Welt am Songtag, Mar 01, 09.
On the Road with Frau Fiber, Fiber Arts, NOV/DEC.
Frau Fiber and the Synchronized Sewing Squad: Political Theory and Chorography of Labour, Performance Research, 13 (1) 2008.
Time Out Chicago, May 17, 08 Baillwik 06, Chicago IL.
The Rise of the Haptic: Fiber Art in Chicago, Chicago Artists News, Vol. XXV, July-Aug. 08.
Artists' Books Online, The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, John M. Flaxman Library.
Visual Arts Ireland, Visual Artist News Sheet, HIGH STAKES.
2009 Piolet Project Groupistate, Berlin Germany.
Alexander, B. K. (2010). “Br(other) in the Classroom: Testimony, Reflection, and Cultural Negotiation.” In T. K. Nakayama and R. T. Halualani and (Eds.). The Blackwell Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication (pp. 364-381). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
Alexander, B. K. (2010). “Critical/Performative/Pedagogy: Performing Possibility as a Rehearsal for Social Justice.” In D. Fassett & J. L. Warren (Eds.). Handbook of Communication and Instruction (pp 315-340). Thousand Oaks, SAGE.
Alexander, B. K. (2011). “Boojie!: A Question of Authenticity.” In V. A. Young & B. Harris-Tsemo (Eds.). From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances (pp. 309-330). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.
Alexander, B. K. (2011). “Bordered and Bleeding Identities: An Autocritography of Shifting Academic Life.” In S. Jackson and R. G. Johnson III (Eds.), The Black Professorate: Negotiating a Habitable Space (pp. 14-31). Peter Lang Press.
Alexander, B. K. (2011). “Rhetorics of Loss and Living: Adding New Panels to the AIDS Quilt as an Act of Eulogy.” In C. E. Morris III (Ed.). Remembering the AIDS Quilt (pp.183-221). Michigan State University Press.
Special Issue Journal—Co-Editor
Alexander, B. K. (2010). Special Journal Issue, Co-edited with W. Benjamin Myers, “(Performance is) metaphor as methodological tool in qualitative inquiry.” International Review of Qualitative Research. [W. B. Myers and B. K. Alexander, Introduction: “Performance Is: Metaphors as Methodological Tools in Qualitative Inquiry” (pp. 163-172). B. K. Alexander and W. B. Myers, “Conclusion: Performance in/as Qualitative Inquiry” pp. 263-266; full volume 103 pages.]
Alexander, B. K. (2011). “Standing In the Wake: A Critical Auto/Ethnographic Exercise on Reflexivity.” Special Issue on “The Call of Ethnographic Reflexivity: Narrating the Self’s Presence in Ethnography,” (Eds.)K. Berry and R. Claire. Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, 11(2): 98-107.
Speaker. “Standing In the Wake: A Performative Exercise of Critical Memory in/as Eulogy” The Art of Public Memory: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. April 7-10, 2100.
Speaker. “Watching Westerns with Dad (or Lessons on Performing Manly).” Panel On (Writing) Fathers: Part II. The 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. May 18-21, 2011.
Participant. “Resisting (Resistance) Stories of Father: An Intertwined Triple Auto/Ethnographic Performance. The7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. May 18-21, 2011.
Chair and Participant. “Sub/Ob/ject-Lesson as Teachable Moment: ExploringDilemmas and Possibilities of a Minority Teacher Identity” On the panel: Performing Culture in the Classroom: Critical Autoethnographic Performances about Building Community and Resistance in the Classroom. Western States Communication Association Convention. Monterey, California, February 18-22, 2011
Invited Plenary Organizer and Chair. “Performing Narratives and Spectacles of Resistance: Crossing Borders, Bridging Gaps, and Voicing Dissent.” The Sixth International Congress of QualitativeInquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. May 26-29, 2010.
Respondent. “(Performance is) Metaphor as Methodological Tool in Qualitative Inquiry”—the presentation of a Special Issue of International Review of Qualitative Research. The Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. May 26-29, 2010.
Invited Plenary Participant. “Round Table: Troubling Times: The Right, The Left and The
Obama Factor.” The Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. May 26-29, 2010.
Invited to deliver: “Performing Passing and Passing as Performance” The Solo/black/woman Summer Seminar, Northwestern University. June 20 – 24, 2011
Invited to deliver the 2010 Wallace Bacon Distinguished Memorial Lecture, Northwestern University tentative title: “Standing in the Wake: A Critical Auto/Ethnographic Exercise on Reflexivity in Three Movements.” October 27, 2010.
Invited Scholar to respond to Nancy Cheryl Davis-Bellamy's show, "Passing Solo," based on Nella Larsen’s novel, Passing, at Northwestern University October 29, 2010. Performance series on black women solo performance artists co-curated by E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera. The series will also result in a co-edited book volume entitled "solo/black/woman: performing global traditions and local interventions" as a part of a Mellon Foundation grant that Northwestern received. Northwestern University Press in 2012.
Invited Traveling Scholar at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, “Standing In the Wake: An Exercise on Auto/Ethnographic Self-Reflexivity in Silence and Eulogies,” (and class visitations) May 2-5, 2010.
Dr. Kevin Baaske, Communication Studies, accompanied two American debate students, selected through an open competition, on a three week tour of Japan and South Korea in June, 2005. The American students participated in audience debates at each of the campuses they visited and Dr. Baaske presented talks on two topics: Argumentation and Debate in a Civil Civic Society and Substance and Style: The Role of Debates in the 2004 US Presidential Campaign.
Waveland Press published the second edition of Thomas A. Hollihan and Kevin T. Baaske's Arguments and Arguing: The Products and Process of Human Decision Making in 2005 accompanied with an extensive Instructor's Manual/CD authored by Baaske.
Conducted a seminar in January 2006 in China entitled “Globalization and Media Development” in the Tianjin Economic Development Area and attended by over one hundred media executives and professionals.
The only official study guide to CEA—the #1 vendor-neutral enterprise architecture certification. Written and authorized by the FEAC Institute, FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect CEA Study Guide offers complete coverage of all the material on the Certified Enterprise Architect exam. This book features hands-on projects using all major frameworks and methodologies and also serves as a highly practical resource for today's enterprise architect responsible for commissioning, overseeing, and performing architecture work in the federal, defense, and commercial sectors.
SPIN and INCOSE meeting on Sept 8th 2010:
Managing the Governmental Enterprise: The Basis for Legislative Mandates for Enterprise Architecture in Federal Agencies and the Department of Defense .
Abstract: This presentation will cover the background, rationale, and requirements for the legislative and other administrative mandates for using Enterprise Architecture in federal agencies and the Department of Defense. Dr. Bellman will discuss the requirements involved in the use of the Office of Management and Budget mandated reference models and the current stage of development for reference models relevant to the Department of Defense (DoD).
In addition, he will present a brief overview of the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology as developed by the Federal Segment Architecture Working Group (FSAWG) of the Federal CIO Council. The FSAWG was formed at the request of the Chief Architect, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Comparisons will be presented of the major frameworks used in government including the Federal Enterprise Architecture and the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) 2.0 as well as comparison mappings to the Zachman framework and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) 9. Dr. Bellman will also provide an overview of views and models used in the DoDAF 2.0, and provide an example of a case study to show their application.
Communication Studies Faculty member Beryl Bellman was featured as a Keynote Speaker 2009 Summit of the Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession, to be held June 20, in Las Colinas, Texas.
Faculty Professional Achievements:
1. Invited participant in the DoDAF training working group by the CIO of Office Of Secretary Of Defense.
2. Tutorial on the Department of Defense Architectural Framework at the AFEI conference in Orlando, FL.
3. I attending training and passed certification in The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF).
4. I was on the panel for the EGOV conference to select best enterprise architecture awards for federal agencies and also the Department of Defense.
5. I was elected as Vice President of the Association for Enterprise Architecture, California Chapter.
6. Nominated and elected as member of the Government Technology Advisory Council, Washington, DC.
Publications & Productions:
1. The Role & Function of Enterprise Architecture in Government, accepted for publication and in press for chapter in book Advances in Government Enterprise Architecture by Dr. Pallab Saha .
2. Invited paper on panel on secrecy by the President and BOD of the American Anthropological Association annual meetings in November; paper title is Secret Societies to Societies’ Secrets.
3. Edited FEAC book on Enterprise Architecture and contributed chapter entitled “Enterprise Architecture Planning Edited FEAC book on Enterprise Architecture and contributed chapter entitled “Enterprise Architecture Planning and Design”.
4. Member of Prisoner’s chorus in Fidelio, Celestial Opera Company.
Conferences & Exhibitions:
1. AFEI conference, Orlando.
2. American Anthropological Association annual meeting.
3. EGOV conference, Washington, DC.
4. FEAC symposium, Alexandria, VA.
I was elected as Vice President of the Association for Enterprise Architecture, California Chapter.
Nominated and elected as member of the Government Technology Advisory Council, Washington, DC.
D. Robert DeChaine
American Communities Program Fellowship, CSULA, 2006-2007.
Book Chapter: “Imagined Immunities: Border Rhetorics and the Ethos of Sans FrontiÃ¨risme. Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice: Revisioning Academic Accountability. Ed. Ranu Samantrai, Joe Parker, and Mary Romero. New York: SUNY Press, 2007. [Forthcoming]
Journal Review Article: “Michael BÃ©rubÃ©’s Rhetorical Occasions and Provocations.” Cultural Studies (2007). [Forthcoming]
“Unframing Experience: Limit, Liminality, and the Ludic Imagination,” presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention, Seattle, February 2007.
“Bodies and Selves in Action: Refiguring Communitas in Everyday Life,” presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention, Seattle, February 2007.
CSULA Outstanding Student Organization Advisor.
Conferences & Exhibitions:
Presented The Passion of the Christians: Reconciling the Irreconcilable through the Image of the Queer, at the National Communication Association convention, Chicago, Nov. 2007.
“Being a Man in Troulus and Criseyde and Piers Plowman. Masculinities in Troilus and Criseyde, ed. Tyson Pugh and Marcia Marzec. Also co-author of the “Introduction: The Myths of Masculinity in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde” with Tison Pugh and Marcia Smith Marzec. Boydell and Brewer. Forthcoming.
“From Troy to 95 Lincoln Place, Irvington, NJ: A Virgilian Reading of the Sopranos Underworld. Considering David Chase: Essays on The Sopranos, Northern Exposure, and The Rockford Files. Ed. Thomas Fahy (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2007). Forthcoming, September 2007.
I have been credited with a “special contribution” in a number of volumes in the William Belan English Madrigal Choral Series: Gibbons, Orlando. The Silver Swan; Farmer, John. Fair Phyllis I saw; Dowland, John. Come again sweet love (Los Angeles: Gentry Publications, 2007).
I am also credited with a “special contribution” in William Belan. A Handbook for the Performance of English Madrigals. (Los Angeles: Gentry Publications, 2007). For this book I wrote critical analysis of the madrigals and provided an overview of English prosody and a guide for reading].
The Writings of Julian of Norwich. Edited by Nicholas Watson and Jacqueline Jenkins. The Medieval Review. Forthcoming.
Ovid’s Art and the Wife of Bath: The Ethics of Erotic Violence. Marilyn Desmond. Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 2006. In Press.
“Will and Troilus.” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting. UCLA, March 3, 2007.
“Sexual Stamina and Competition in Boccaccio and Chaucer.” 122nd Annual MLA Convention, Philadelphia PA, December, 2006.
Teaching Piers Plowman to a 21-st Century Student Body. Loyola Marymont University, October 15, 2007.
2008 Organized and coordinated five stage readings of Rudolfo Anaya’s award-winning novel Bless Me, Ultima as part of the Big Read, two at Cal State L.A. (Music Hall, April 10 & 12), two at the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts (June 14-15), and one in Dallas, Texas (June 28), where our University cast members (14 students and five professional actors) were invited to close the City’s Big Read activities.
Editor of Journal and Editorial Assignments
General Editor, Campo Libre: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, to be launched in Spring 2008 with a special issue on the 1968 Chicano Student Walkouts, edited by Dr. Carlos PÃ©rez and Dr. Maria Aparecida S. Lopez (CSU Fresno). The journal’s editorial board includes CSU faculty in Depts. of Mexican American/Chicano Studies and Latin American Studies.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Mexican scholarly journal Relaciones (Colegio de MichoacÃ¡n), 1996-Present.
2010 Article titled “Literary Tradition and Narrative Singularity in JosÃ© Antonio Villarreal’s Novel Pocho (1959),” forthcoming in a critical anthology on Chicano/a literature edited by Prof. Graciela Silva-RodrÃguez (New Mexico Highlands University).
2010 Article titled “Octavio Paz and India: Blanco, Modernity, and the Poetics of Simultaneism,” in One World Periphery Reads the Other: Knowing the “Oriental” in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula, ed. Ignacio LÃ³pez-Calvo (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010): 56-81.
2009 Article titled “Love is Elemental: Legacies of Self-Destruction in ‘Why Women Burn,’ by Helena MarÃa Viramontes,” in Camino Real, ed. Francisco LomelÃ and Luis Leal (Spain, 2009): 79-95.
2007 “Octavio Paz and Blanco: Ancient Civilizations, Modernity, and the Poetics of Simultaneism.” Cien AÃ±os de Lealtad: Essays in Honor of Dr. Luis Leal, ed. Sara Poot-Herrera (Mexico City: Bellas Artes, 2007): 965-979.
2007 “Points of Convergence: Ancient China, Modernity, and Translation in the Poetry and Essays of Octavio Paz, 1956-1996.” Alternative Orientalisms in Latin America and Beyond, ed. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo (UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007): 2-28.
2005 “Images of War and Combat in Alfredo VÃ©a’s Narrative Trilogy, 1993-1999.” Violence and Transgression in World Ethnic Literatures, ed. Karin Ikas (Germany: University of Wurzburg, 2005): 151-174.
“Love is Elemental: Legacies of Self-Destruction in ‘Why Women Burn,’ by Helena MarÃa Viramontes,” in Revista de Estudios de NorteamÃ©rica (Spain), forthcoming in 2008.
“Octavio Paz and Blanco: Ancient Civilizations, Modernity, and the Poetics of Simultaneism.” Cien AÃ±os de Lealtad: Essays in Honor of Dr. Luis Leal, ed. Sara Poot-Herrera (Mexico City: Bellas Artes, 2007):
“Points of Convergence: Ancient China, Modernity, and Translation in the Poetry and Essays of Octavio Paz, 1956-1996.” Alternative Orientalisms in Latin America and Beyond, ed. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo (UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007): 2-28.
“Images of War and Combat in Alfredo VÃ©a’s Narrative Trilogy, 1993-1999.” Violence and Transgression in World Ethnic Literatures, ed. Karin Ikas (Germany: University of Wurzburg, 2005): 151-174.
Headnote on the narrative of Helena MarÃa Viramontes, to appear in The Thomson Anthology of American Fiction, ed. Henry Hart (forthcoming, 2008).
Introductions, dramaturgical notes, and prologues:
2010 Book review of “Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents: The Public Sculpture of El TajÃn,” by Rex Koontz (Austin: UTP, 2009). In The Bulletin of Latin American Research (Liverpool, UK). Forthcoming.
2010 My preface to Social Spatializations and Anxieties in Latino Los Angeles’s Cultural Production (The University of Arizona Press), a forthcoming book by Ignacio LÃ³pez Calvo.
Dramaturgical note titled “Goethe’s Faust: An Adaptation of a Literary Classic,” printed in the program for the play’s production at Cal State L.A. on July 25-28/August 1-4, 2007.
Prologue titled “Frumioso feminismo fronterizo en Alicia en la cÃ¡rcel de las maravillas” reprinted in a book of poetry by Estela Alicia Lopez Lomas, Alicia en la cÃ¡rcel de las maravillas, 2nd edition (Baja California: Consejo de Cultura Mexicana, 2006).
Introduction to a book on Mexican novelists Mariano Azuela and JosÃ© RubÃ©n Romero, edited by Alvaro Ochoa Serrano (MÃ©xico: El Colegio de MichoacÃ¡n, 2005): 11-18.
Interviewed at home by David Ellis (President of Ellis Productions, Inc.) on October 19, 2007 in relation to a film on Chicano novelist Rudolfo Anaya. This film will be a one-hour program to be televised on PBS and other national channels.
Reviewer of Film Proposals:
Edited and evaluated a film proposal titled “Special Agent” for Ellis Productions, Inc. Santa Fe, New Mexico), on October 22, 2007.
Reader and reviewer for Cambridge University Press.
“Teaching The Great Gatsby through Examining Gender Roles.” Approaches to Teaching Fitsgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Eds. Jackson Bryher and Nancy Van Arsdale. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. 181-188. Print.
Invited guest editor of special volume of College Literature dedicated to the work of August Wilson. Forthcoming, 2008. Will include my introduction.
“Black Text/White Professor: Negotiating Racial Boundaries in the Work of August Wilson.” Approaches to Teaching August Wilson. Ed. Sandra Shannon. New York: Modern Language Association, forthcoming 2008.
“Willa Cather.” In The Student’s Encyclopedia of Great American Writers (1900-1945). Ed. Patricia Gantt. New York: Facts on File, forthcoming, 2008.
“Teaching The Great Gatsby through Examining Gender Roles.” New Approaches to Teaching The Great Gatsby. Eds. Jackson Bryher and Nancy Van Arsdale. New York: Modern Language Association, forthcoming, 2007.
Invited essay for Kay Boyle for the 21st Century. Ed. Thomas Austenfeld. Berlin, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, forthcoming, 2008.
Reader/reviewer for the following journals: African American Review, Calaloo, College Literature, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.
Reader/reviewer for the following presses: Oxford University Press, Ohio State University Press, and University of Illinois Press.
Advisory Board for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2006-present.
Advisory Board for the August Wilson Society, 2007-present.
Advisory Board for the Kay Boyle Society, 2006-present.
Member of the CLEP Test Committee, 2006-present.
Table Leader, AP English Language and Composition Examination, ongoing.
Founder/Director of the Greater Los Angeles Advanced Placement Summer Institute, ongoing.
College Board Consultant, 2000-present.
Author and Principal Investigator for, the CSULA RIAP Grants from the CSULA Chancellor’s Office, 2002-present.
Academic Director for the CSULA EAP, 2003-present.
“Preparing Secondary Students to Enter Academic Discourse.” Anchorage School District, Anchorage, Alaska. September 7-8; October 26-27, 2007.
“Teaching Reading in the College Classroom.” English Department, Rio Honda Community College. October 5, 2007.
“Teaching AP English Language and Composition.” College Board National Conference, Las Vegas, 2007.
“Kay Boyle: Dialogues of Ethics.” Kay Boyle Society Panel. American Literature Association, Boston, May 2007.
“Improving Student Writing.” Alhambra School District. Alhambra, September, 2006.
“Resurrecting the Literary Career of Kay Boyle.” Kay Boyle Society. American Literature Association, San Francisco, May, 2006.
“Helping Students Move beyond Unearned Confidence.” College Board/AVID Collaborative, Chicago, IL, March, 2006.
“Resurrecting the Literary Career of Kay Boyle.” Kay Boyle Society. American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA, May 2006.
“Helping Students Move beyond Unearned Confidence.” College Board/AVID Collaborative, Chicago, IL, March 2006.
“From Guatemalan Death Squads to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots: Remapping the Terrains of War in HÃ©ctor Tobar’s The Tattooed Soldier.” Will present and serve as panel presider at the Modern Language Association 2011 conference to be held in Los Angeles in Winter 2011. This paper will presented as part of a special session that I co-organized on “American Military Intervention Abroad and Literary Re-Intervention.”
“Intimacy against Death: Love, Justice and Detective Fiction in Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s Desert Blood.” Will present at the American Studies Association 2010 conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas in Fall 2010.
“Transgressing the Bounds of Genre, Justice and Ethnic Cultural Production: Strategic Crossings in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Border Novel, Tropic of Orange.” National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference held in San Diego, Spring 2009.
"The Jewish Ghetto and the Americanization of Space in Mary Antin and Her Contemporaries." American Literary Realism Volume 42, Number 2, Winter 2010: 129-150.
“The SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Canadian Gothic and the Work of Ghosting in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knee,” in Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic. Ed. Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009.
“Andalusian Poetics: Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh and the Limits of Hybridity.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 38.4 (2008): 143-65.
“‘I am no Othello. I am a lie’: Shakespeare’s Moor and the Post-Exotic in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North,” in Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage. Ed. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia. London: Ashgate Press, 2008. 213-32.
“Ethics of Witnessing: Life Writing and the Spectacle of Arab Violence,” presented for CACLALS at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, May 28-June 4, 2010.
“Hauntropologies: Arab Canadians and the Specter of Marginality,” presented for CACLALS at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Canada, May 23-26, 2009.
“Arabs, 9/11, and the New Face of the Exotic” presented for ACCUTE at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Canada, May 23-26, 2009.
“Pathologies of Moorishness in Arab Diasporic Writing,” to be presented at the MLA Conference, Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011.
Jun Liu (a.k.a Toming Jun Liu)
Qiantang Scholar Endowed Professorship, conferred by Hangzhou Normal University, China, 2010. Note: This is an honorary title conferred by Hangzhou Normal University and authorized by the City of Hangzhou for a few distinguished scholars in various disciplines.
Jianfeng Scholar Lecture-series Professorship, conferred by Zhejiang Normal University, China, 2008-2009. Note: This is a special distinction conferred by the University to a few distinguished scholars in several disciplines.
Book-length studies in print
Modernity in Fugue: Revelations from 19th Century European Literature. Beijing: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2008. 211 pages.
A History of American Literature. Revised and expanded edition. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2008. 467 pages.
Co-authored with He, Qixin. English Through Culture: A Comprehensive Course Book for English Majors. Book Five and Six. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2009-2010.
Books of translation (Chinese-English) forthcoming 2011
An Empty Room and Mu Xin Stories. By Mu Xin. New York: New Directions, 2011.
Cao Cao and Yang Xiu: A Beijing Opera. Translation, Introduction and Annotations by Toming Jun Liu. China: Time Publishing Company, 2011.
Essays in print
“Butterfly Dream-Correspondence-Transformation: Alienation vs. The Aesthetic Experience” Foreign Literature 5 (2010).
“History in Fiction: The Case of “Rip Van Winkle.” Studies of English and American Literature. Forthcoming in May 2009.
“Nature Machine, Human Nature and Utopia: Revisiting the Debate Between Dostoevsky and Chernyshevsky.” Reprinted by the prestigious Information Center for Social Sciences, RUC in its journal Foreign Literature Studies 5 (2009).
“Nature Machine, Human Nature and Utopia: Revisiting the Debate Between Dostoevsky and Chernyshevsky.” Foreign Literature 1 (2009). Beijing: 2009. 43-52.
“Inter-National Aesthetics and the Revival of Chinese-language Literature: Mu Xin and His Style.” Reading Mu Xin. Beijing: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2008. 21-45.
“The Nietzschean Turn (Part II): Don’t Forget Music, Socrates.” Foreign Literature 2 (2008). 116-124.
“The Nietzschean Turn (Part I): The Strength of Tragedy.” Foreign Literature No. 1 (2008). 117-124.
Translations in print (Chinese-English)
“Weimar in Early Spring” by Mu Xin. St. Petersburg Review 3 (2009). 184-188.
Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures
2010. Presentation, “Lichtung in Correspondence with ‘Lu Zhai’: Reading Octavio Paz’s Translation of Wang Wei in Contexts,” on May 14, 2010, at Session 4 of the International Conference on Octavio Paz, held at California State University, Los Angeles.
2009. Invited speaker on two topics—“Butterfly Dream-Correspondence-Transformation: Alienation vs. The Aesthetic Experience” AND “Cross-cultural Contexts and Discourse Training”—at the Training Program on Foreign Literature and English Education, held on October 17, at Northwest Financial University, Chengdu, China.
2009. Keynote speaker, “Monolingual Translation and the Question of Home: On Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature,” at the academic conference titled “Home, Racial Politics and Trends in Contemporary Anglophone Literature,” on October 18, 2009, at Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China.
2009. Keynote speaker, “Monolingual Translation,” at the opening session of the academic conference titled “The Teaching and Studies of Translation in the Context of Globalization,” held October 24-26, 2009, at Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China.
2009. Invited lecture, “Butterfly Dream-Correspondence-Transformation: Alienation vs. The Aesthetic Experience” and “Translatability and Untranslatability: On the Art of Translation,” on November, 2009, at Hangzhou Normal University, China.
2008. Keynote speaker at the opening session of the Conference “Nature and Culture” titled “Nature-machine, Human Nature, Utopia: Revisiting the Debate Between Dostoevsky and Chernyshevsky” held at Jimei University, Xiamen, China, on November 15, 2008.
2008. Keynote speaker, titled “A Psychoanalytical Approach to Teaching Conrad’s The Secret Sharer” at the opening session of China’s British Literature Association annual conference held at Hangzhou Electronics Technology University, Hangzhou, China, on October 30th, 2008.
2008. Invited lecture, titled “Butterfly Dream-Correspondence-Transformation: The Experience of Alienation versus the Aesthetic Experience” at Changsha Normal University, Changsha, China, November 23, 2008.
Paperback publication forthcoming in January 2011 of A Companion to Satire: Ancient and Modern, edited by Ruben Quintero (Malden, MA; Oxford, UK; and Carlton, Victoria, AU: Blackwell Publishing, 2007). Includes chapter essays by four, present or former, CSULA English professors
(Drs. P. Brier, C. Herr, R. Quintero, and T. Steele); and “... likely to be the standard work on the subject for a decade or two..." (Reference Reviews, Issue 4 2008).
Lauri Ramey's book Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2010)--which Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Director of American Studies at Stanford University, called "an invaluable resource for the American literature classroom"--has been nominated for the Southern Historical Association's Frances B. Simkins Prize and the American Book Award. She contributed a chapter titled "Diaspora and the Avant-Garde in Contemporary Black British Poetry" to Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement, ed. Carrie Noland and Barrett Watten (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 189-206), which J. Michael Dash of New York University called "a superb collection of essays that imaginatively merges the experimental and the theoretical." Her essay, "Performing Poetics: The Art of Patience Agbabi and SuAndi," was published in Women: A Cultural Review (Routledge: Winter 2009, Volume 20, Number 3, pp. 310-322), in a special issue on Contemporary Black British Women's Writing guest edited by Deirdre Osborne. She delivered an invited hybrid creative/critical presentation called "The Choice of Voice" at the Poetry and Voice Conference sponsored by the Creative Writing Department at the University of Chichester (UK) in June 2010. She was elected to membership in the British Higher Education Academy (2009). She received a Visiting Fellowship from the Drama Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, for 2010-11. She was Principal Investigator for The British Council's "Darwin Now" exhibition, sponsored by the College of Natural and Social Sciences, on display until December 2011 in the lobby of the Annenberg Integrated Sciences Center La Kretz Hall.
Professor of Creative Writing & English and Director of the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Lauri Ramey will be a Visiting Fellow in the Drama Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, June 29-July 8.
Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry named CHOICE Recommended Book (American Library Association), and nominated for The Lincoln Prize (Gettysburg College), The Christian Gauss Award (Phi Beta Kappa Society), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Work of Nonfiction, Frances B. Simkins Prize (Southern Historical Association), and American Book Award.
The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium named CHOICE Outstanding Book and Editors’ Pick (American Library Association), and nominated for PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award and William Sanders Scarborough Prize (Modern Language Association).
Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans, Ed. Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey, named Significant University Press Title for Undergraduates (Journal of Scholarly Publishing, University of Toronto Press), Book for Understanding Race Relations in the U.S. (American Association of University Presses), and nominated for PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award.
Faculty Adviser to Statement Magazine awarded 2008 National Program Directors’ Prize in Content from Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
CSULA Sabbatical Leave, 2010-11.
Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College University of London, Spring 2011.
Principal Investigator, British Council Darwin Now Exhibit, 2010-11.
Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College University of London, Summer 2009.
Principal Investigator, British Council Writer in Residence Program, 2008-09.
Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 2008-09.
CSULA Department of English Katherine Carter Research Fund Grant, 2008.
“Recent Collections by Black British Women Poets: Bloodshot Monochrome by Patience Agbabi (Canongate, 2008), Ship Shape by Dorothea Smartt (Peepal Tree, 2008) and Salt-Sweat and Tears by Louisa Adjoa Parker (Cinnamon Press, 2008).” Wasafiri, Special Black British Writing issue, Guest Eds. Bernardine Evaristo and Karen McCarthy. London: Routledge, Spring 2011, pp. 90-92.
“Performing Contemporary Poetics: The Art of SuAndi and Patience Agbabi.” In Women: A Cultural Review, Ed. Isobel Armstrong et al. Vol. 20. No. 3. London: Routledge, Winter 2010, pp. 310-322.
Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 (hardbound first edition), 2010 (paperback revised edition).
Black British Writing, Ed. R. Victoria Arana and Lauri Ramey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
R. Victoria Arana and Lauri Ramey. “Preface.” In Black British Writing, Ed. R. Victoria Arana and Lauri Ramey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. ix-x.
“Contemporary Black British Poetry as a Diasporic Avant-Garde.” In Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement, Ed. Carrie Noland and Barrett Watten. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 189-206.
“Patience Agbabi.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-First Century “Black” British Writers, Vol. 347, Ed. R. Victoria Arana. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2009, pp. 29-36.
“Anthony Joseph.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-First Century “Black” British Writers, Vol. 347, Ed. R. Victoria Arana. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2009, pp. 152-160.
“SuAndi.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-First Century “Black” British Writers, Vol. 347, Ed. R. Victoria Arana. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2009, pp. 291-298.
"Contemporary Black British Poetry.” In Black British Writing, Ed. R. Victoria Arana and Lauri Ramey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 (paperback edition), pp. 109-136.
The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey, in consultation with Paul Breman. Hampshire and Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2008.
“The Heritage Series: An Introduction.” In The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey. Hampshire, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2008, pp. 1-17.
Clarence Major and Lauri Ramey. “Paul Breman’s Heritage Series of Black Poetry” by Clarence Major based on Interview with Lauri Ramey. In The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey. Hampshire and Burlington: Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2008, pp. 169-170.
Lauri Ramey and Sonia Sanchez. “Poetry and the Heritage Series” by Sonia Sanchez based on an Interview with Lauri Ramey. In The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey. Hampshire and Burlington: Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2008, pp. 171-172.
“Ray Durem: Take No Prisoners.” In The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey. Hampshire, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2008, pp. 107-111.
“Calvin C. Hernton: Portrait of a Poet.” In The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey. Hampshire, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2008, pp. 117-122.
“Bibliography of Heritage Series Poets.” In The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey. Hampshire, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2008, pp. 295-305.
“The Heritage Press Archives.” In The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium, Ed. Lauri Ramey. Hampshire, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2008, pp. 307-314.
“Calvin C. Hernton.” In Encyclopedia of African-American Literature, Ed. Wilfred D. Samuels. New York: Facts on File, 2008, pp. 245-247.
“The Heritage Series of Black Poetry.” In Encyclopedia of African-American Literature, Ed. Wilfred D. Samuels. New York: Facts on File, 2008, pp. 244-245.
“Insiders and Outsiders in Blackwatch.” Contemporary Theatre Review 18.2, May 2008. London: Routledge, pp. 276-277.
Conference Director and Panelist, British Council International Videoconference on “The Great Game: Afghanistan,” co-sponsored by The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Royal Holloway- University of London, California State University-East Bay, and American University in Kabul, November 2010
Invited Presentation: “The Choice of Voice: Hybrid Creative/Critical Presentation.” Poetry and Voice Conference. Creative Writing Department, University of Chichester, UK, June 2010.
Invited Panelist: “The Future of the Humanities.”Academic Diversity Forum. California State University, San Marcos, April 2009.
Invited Featured Presentation: “African American Poetry: From Slave Songs to Neo Hoodoo.” California State University at Los Angeles, Pan African Studies Department and Cross Cultural Centers, February 2009.
Videoconference Panel Organizer, Moderator, and Presenter: “Busman’s Blues: Critical Negotiations of Black British Writing and Culture by American Students.” In Whose Name: Critical and Creative Intersections of Black British Writing and Culture Conference. Goldsmiths College, University of London, March 2008.
Television Interview: “Poetic Craft” on “Literary Speak” with C. Debra Thomas. Pasadena, California Channel 66, April 2008.
“Dramas and Trauma: Literary Representations of War.” International Videoconference on “Black Watch” sponsored by the British Council, Cal State LA, University of Glasgow and Royal Holloway, University of London. Conference co-organizer and Cal State LA respondent, 2007.
Other Professional Activities
Editorial advisory board member and reviewer of manuscripts for (among others) Routledge, Cambridge University Press, Blackwell, Palgrave Macmillan, The Society for the Study of Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS), Pearson/Longman, University Press of Florida, Thomson/Wadsworth, Scientific Journals International, and Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Founding Director, Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (2004-09).
Creative writing mentor to Schurr High School Spartans Poetry CafÃ©, Chester W. Nimitz Middle School, and Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Fellowship Mentor to Tyler Reeb, Claremont Graduate University.
Aaron Huey Sonnenschein
Awarded a Munitz Fund course release for Spring 2009 for preparation for conferences and publications.
Submitted a proposal for a three year grant to the Documenting Endangered Languages Program at the National Science Foundation to work on an exciting new interdisciplinary project with an archaeologist at UCLA (Danny Zborover) and a linguist at the Instituto Nacional de AntropologÃa e Historia (Rosa MarÃa Rojas Torres). This project, ‘A Study of Highland Chontal as Spoken in Santa Maria Zapotitlan’, is currently under consideration. If granted it would allow for the three of us, two Mexican graduate students, and a CSULA student to conduct field work the summers of 2010, 2011, and 2012. It would also allow me to take one course off per quarter to fulfill the research requirements of the grant. This community based and controlled project would result in a high quality, digital audio-visual archive of this highly endangered language, literacy workshops and language revitalization workshops in the community, training of native speakers in basic documentary linguistics, a dialect survey of all dialects of Highland Chontal, and both practical and academic dictionaries and grammars of Highland Chontal as spoken in Santa Maria Zapotitlan intended for use in language revitalization efforts and by academics.
(Submitted) ‘Un testamento zapoteco del Valle de Oaxaca, 1616’, co-authored with Pamela Munro, Kevin Terraciano, Xochitl Flores, Michael Galant, and Diana Schwartz, to ACERVOS (Oaxaca, Mexico). This paper, a collaboration between historians and linguists, examines an important document from the valley of Oaxaca, 1616. This paper emphasizes the historical and linguistic significance of this important paper, and is the result of years of work of an interdisciplinary group at UCLA. We plan to publish a volume of such papers.
Presented ‘The Gradient Nature of Categorial Change: Lexicalization and Grammaticalization of Zapotec Relational Nouns and Prepositions’ at the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. This paper investigates the means by which body part nouns become prepositions in Zapotecan and other languages. October 2008.
Presented ‘The Evolution of Pronominal Systems in Zapotecan within the Context of Eastern Otomanguean’: at the X Encuentro Internacional de LingÃ¼Ãstica en el Noroeste. November 2008. This paper explores the possibility that there was a null third person pronoun in Proto-Zapotecan based on evidence from Eastern Otomanguean. November 2008.
Presented ‘Working with community based organizations in literacy and linguistics courses: success and failure in student's experiences in the field’ at the 12th CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching. (With Jennifer McCormick). May 2nd 2009.
Presented ‘Number Systems in Colonial and Modern Sierra Zapotec’ at WAIL 2009. May 8th 2009. This paper describes number systems in Colonial and Modern Sierra Zapotec based on my fieldwork and on a hitherto unanalyzed Colonial Sierra Zapotec phrase book. This work emphasizes potential use of historical documents in the description of currently spoken languages.
Presented ‘Body Part Terms and their Use in Colonial Valley Zapotec with attention to Mesoamerican Cosmovision’ at 2009 Conference on Mesoamerica on May 16th. This paper explores the linguistic and cultural significance of body parts in Colonial Zapotec.
Gave an invited lecture on ‘Mesoamerica as a Linguistic Area: Examples from Modern and Colonial Zapotec’ at CSU, Bakersfield. May 20th, 2009.
Gave an invited talk on the use of Colonial era documents in the description and revitalization of endangered Oaxacan languages at the Biblioteca Burgoa in Oaxaca City. November 2009.
Presented a paper at the inauguration of the community museum in Santa MarÃa ZapotitlÃ¡n on a proposed language revitalization and documentation project entitled ‘Programa de documentaciÃ³n y rescate de la lengua chontal de la sierra’. November 2009.
Presented a paper entitled ‘Dizha Xhon: A Language Grouping in Crisis in Oaxaca and California’ at the ‘Latin America: Crises and Opportunities conference hosted by the Latin American Studies Department at UC Riverside.
Presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest entitled ‘Body-part Terms in Colonial Sierra Zapotec’ in October, 2010.
Other Professional Activities
Chaired a session at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. 2008.
Co-organizer for the 2009 Conference on Mesoamerica with Roberto CantÃº, Manuel Aguilar, and Enrique Ochoa. We planned the first conference on Mesoamerica to be held at CSULA.
Organized and moderated a session on a 17th century Colonial Valley Zapotec document for the 2009 Conference on Mesoamerica.
Two Poems: “Opening the Camp,” “Flying Colors.” The Hopkins Review 1 (Spring 2008): 210-12.
Translation: “Demain, dÃ¨s l’aube . . .” (Victor Hugo). The Raintown Review 7 (May 2008): 109.
Poem: “Caesar for a Day.” First Things 193 (May 2009): 28.
Poem: “For Kashmir.” First Things 194 (June/July 2009): 20.
Poem: “In Montmartre Cemetery.” Able Muse (Winter 2009): http://www.ablemuse.com/v8/poetry/timothy-steele/montmartre-cemetery.
Poem: “At a Swimming Pool.” Clearing the Sill of the World: Program of the 28th Annual Key West Literary Seminar (January 7 – 14, 2010): 38.
Two Poems: “Arrangement for One Voice,” “Pastoral at Rock Point.” Sewanee Review 118 (Spring 2010): 197-98.
Poems Recently Reprinted in Anthologies
Poem: “Mockingbird,” The Poets Guide to the Birds, edited by Judith Kitchen and Ted Kooser. Tallahassee, FL: Anhinga Press, 2009: 188.
Five Poems: “Practice,” “Beatitudes, While Setting Out the Trash,” “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Child,” “Advice to a Student,” “Joseph.” In Dramatic Monologues: A Contemporary Anthology, edited by Samuel Maio. Evansville, IN: University of Evansville Press, 2009: 198-204.
Poem: “A Couple, A Domestic Interior.” Don’t Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review, edited by James Smith. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009: 94.
Poem: “Black Phoebe.” Bright Wings, edited by Billy Collins, with Paintings by David Allen Sibley. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009: 127-28.
Poem: “Caesar for a Day.” Grace Notes: Poetry from the Pages of First Things, edited by Paul Lake and Losana Boyd. New York: First Things, 2010: 96-98.
Poem: "In Montmartre Cemetery." Able Muse Anthology, edited by Alex Pepple. San Jose: Able Muse Press, 2010: 158-59.
Interview. “Timothy Steele Interviewed by David Kosub,” in Speaking of Poems, December 18, 2009. (http://speakingofpoems.blogspot.com/search?q=Timothy+Steele)
"Introduction" to Able Muse Anthology, edited by Alex Pepple. San Jose: Able Muse Press, 2011: xiii-iv.
"’Tis Only for a Poet to Translate a Poet”: Dick Davis’s Translations from Persian Poetry." Paper delivered at a panel, "Sharing Culture and Preserving Poetry," at the 2009 MLA Convention. December 28, 2009.
“Metrical Pleasures: All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing.” Paper delivered at the 28th annual Key West Literary Seminar. January 8, 2010.
"On Richard Wilbur." Paper delivered at a panel on Wilbur's work at the 2010 American Literature Association. May 29, 2010.
Book Chapter: “Imagined Immunities: Border Rhetorics and the Ethos of Sans FrontiÃ¨risme. Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice: Revisioning Academic Accountability. Ed. Ranu Samantrai, Joe Parker, and Mary Romero. New York: SUNY Press, 2007. [Forthcoming]
Dionne Espinoza, an Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and Liberal Studies, was featured in a LA Times artixle (Eastside High Schoolers Get a Lesson in Oral History, Mary 29, 2009) for her work with the students of Roosevelt High School in producing an oral history video project, "Las Grandes de East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights: Women as Community Builders." The video debuted at the Southwest Oral History Association Conference at USC in March.
"Rethinking La Familia and Cultural Nationalism Through Women’s Communities: Enriqueta Vasquezand Chicana Feminist Thought.” Enriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano Movement: Writings from El GritoDel Norte. Eds. Lorena Oropeza and Dionne Espinoza. Hispanic Civil Rights Series. Houston: ArtePublico Press. 205-231. 2006.
“Notes on Gender, Leadership, and Discursive Strategies in The Chicano Movement of the 60s/70s and the Immigrant Rights Movement of the 90s/00s.” Panel on “Negotiating Latinidades.” National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop, California State University, Los Angeles, June 20-22, 2007 (invited).
“Marcha Por La Mujer Migrante: Chicanas/Latinas in the Immigrant Rights Movement and Popular Feminism.” Panel, “Social Movements and Organizing.” Immigration, Globalization, and Labor Conference. Southern California Human Rights Network. Riverside, California, May 12, 2007 (refereed).
“Marcha Por La Mujer Migrante: Chicanas/Latinas in the Immigrant Rights Movement and Popular Feminism. Panel, “(Im)migrant Subjects in the Politics and Policies of Representation.” National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). San Jose, California, April 4-7, 2007 (refereed).
“’Out of the Movement Kitchen’: Cultural Nationalism and the Rise of Chicana Feminisms in the Southwest.” Department of Chicana/o Studies, California State University, Northridge, February 14, 2007 (invited).
“I Wanted to Go to College, But They Sent Me to Work:” Welfare Reform’s Impact on Post-Secondary Education for Latinas in Los Angeles,” co-authored with Jeanne Theoharis. This research was commissioned by the UCLA Civil Rights Project (CPR), and presented in symposium entitled, “The Future Rests on Working Moms” in May 2008. The article will published in a policy volume by the CRP in fall 2008.
“Dropped from the Welfare Rolls: Mexican Immigrants, Race, and Rights in the Era of Welfare Reform,” co-authored with Jeanne Theoharis. Invited submission to the Journal of Sociology and Social Work, special issue on welfare reform, edited by Luisa Deprez and Mary Gatta (Summer 2008).
Chapters from Dr. Marchevsky’s co-authored book have been reprinted in: Experiencing Poverty: Voices from the Bottom, edited by Eitzen and Smith (Allyn & Bacon, 2008); and Reconstructing Gender: An Edited Anthology, 5th Edition, edited by E Disch (McGraw-Hill, 2009).
A Brief and Practical Guide for Writing Critical Analysis Papers in Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Contexts. Matthews, NC: Kona. In press.
Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading and Teaching the Genre. Co-edited with Karen Hellekson, Craig Jacobsen, and Lisa Yaszek. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2010. http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-4793-0
Darwin in Atlantic Cultures: Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality. Co-edited with Jeannette Eileen Jones. New York and London: Routledge, 2009.
"Starbuck as 'American Amazon': Captivity Narrative and the Colonial Imagination in Battlestar Galactica." Science Fiction Film and Television 3.1 (2010): 57-78.
"Darwin's Soldiers: Gender, Evolution, and Warfare in Them! and Forbidden Planet." Science Fiction Film and Television 1:2 (2008): 237-250.
"Science Studies 101." SFRA Review 283 (2008): 4-7.
"Feminism and 'Racial Progress': The Amazons Conquer Sexual Selection." American Communities Program Symposium. California State University, Los Angeles: April 19, 2010.
"Genre and Evolution in Early Science Fiction." American Communities Program Works In Progress Series. California State University, Los Angeles: February 9, 2010.
"Amazonian Flowers: Gender, Science, and Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century." American Studies Association Conference. San Antonio: November 19, 2010.
"Racial Hygiene, Sexual Selection, and Science Fiction before the Golden Age." Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference. Indianapolis: October 30, 2010.
"Gender and the Alien in V." Science Fiction Research Association Conference. Carefree, AZ: June 26, 2010.
"Racial Nationalism and SB 1070." Science Fiction Research Association Conference. Carefree, AZ: June 26, 2010.
"The Amazon's Conquer Sexual Selection: Gillmore's Angel Island." Science Fiction Research Association Conference. Carefree, AZ: June 24, 2010.
Panelist, "Black and/or Brown Planets: Politics and Race in Science Fiction (a roundtable)." International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando: March 17-21, 2010.
"The 'Indispensable Woman': Early Twentieth-Century Representations of Gender, Technology, and Evolution." Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference. Atlanta: November 5, 2009.
Panelist, "Science Fiction Television: The Year in Review." Science Fiction Research Association Conference. Atlanta: June 13, 2009.
Session Organizer and Chair, "Evolution, Race, and Hybridity in SF Film and Television." Science Fiction Research Association Conference. Atlanta: June 13, 2009.
Session Chair and Commentator, "Mirroring Community: Reflections on Racism, Environmentalism, and Transformations of Civic Identity in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Cleveland." California American Studies Association Conference. University of California, Santa Barbara: April 10, 2009.
Grant-Writer, Local History Digital Resources Project on the Compton Communicative Arts Academy Archive, California Digital Library of the University of California, California State Library Local Digital History Resources Project, July 2007 - June 2008.
Co-Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty-Humanities-Initiative Grant on “Cultures of Engagement in an Era of Displacement,” California State University Los Angeles, March, 2007-May, 2008.
“Barrio Mediascapes and L.A. Neighborhoods,” Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, October 2008.
“Digital Color Lines: Youth Independent Media and Cyber Social Movement in Los Angeles,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October 2007.
“Performing Politics, Improvising Coalition: Jazz Collaborations in 1940s and 1950s Los Angeles,” National Endowment for the Humanities, California State University Los Angeles Faculty-Humanities-Initiative Symposium on “Cultures of Engagement in an Era of Displacement,” Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, June 2007.
“Los Angeles Cultural Production in a Transnational Era,” Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, Brown Bag Series in US/Western/Borderlands History, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, March, 2007 (panel commentator.
“Documenting the Black Arts Movement in Los Angeles: The Visual and Digital History of the Compton Communicative Arts Academy,” History Department Colloquium, California State University Los Angeles, February 2007 (invited lecture).
"Hacia una imaginerÃa legÃtima: una visiÃ³n del cine colombiano a partir de la obra de Luis Ospina". Edited by Maria Mercedes Jaramillo, . Universidade Fernando Pessoa. Nuestra America. Portugal, (forthcoming).
"El fin de la simulaciÃ³n: comentarios al cabaret masivo de Jesusa RodrÃguez y Liliana Felipe. Las mujeres y la escena mexicana. Edited by Claudia Gidi . Universidad Veracruzana/El Milagro MÃ©xico, (forthcoming).
-Karpa3.2, Summer 2010: texts by Latina performance artists Violeta Luna and Elia Arce, essays by Vivian MartÃnez-Tabares (Conjunto Magazine, Cuba), Monica Ribeiro (Federal University of Minas Gerais), and storyteller Nicolas Buenaventura (France-Colombia), among other contributors.
In Spring 2010 published a Book review of Sigilosos v(u)elos epistemolÃ³gicos en Sor Juana InÃ©s de la Cruz. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2008.
A Contracorriente: Vol. 7, No. 3.
Creator and editor of the online news outlet QueOndas, run by CSULA students of Spanish Journalism courses.
Translated and did the voice over of “Copa Grande”, a documentary produced by Jon Beaupre on the effects of climate change in PerÃº.
Translated Eduardo D’anna poetry, in collaboration with Dr. Matt Losada. Golden Handcuffs #12 (Fall-Winter, 2009; Vol. 1, No. 12).
Organized the events "The Thought of Poetry" with poets Marcelo Pellegrini and Nestor DÃaz de Villegas (noviembre 18, 2009) and "Transparencia y Densidad" with poet JosÃ© Kozer (april 15, 2010).
Together with Dr. Matt Losada, Baler also produced and directed and interview with JosÃ© Kozer that can be viewed online at <www.queondas.org>.
in 2010 he received an Honorable Mention in fiction from New Millenium Writing for his story "SilverLake", part of a collection of short stories in progress entitled Sujetos a la Nada.
Currently editing an anthology of essays entitled The Next Thing: Art in the 21st century. This is a collection of perspectives about the aesthetic sensibility that will define the 21st century. Project to be sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
April, 2009, RAMURI magazine (Rumanian cultural and literary magazine founded in 1905) published a selection of short stories chosen from Sujetos a la Nada a book in progress. The stories, “La increÃble historia de Jane Stokes”, “Toque Maestro”, “El equilibrista”, “La grulla”, and “Hormiga soluble”, were translated by Spanish-Rumanian translator Tudora ?andru-Mehedin?i.
January, 2009, Baler’s book Los sentidos de la distorsion: fantasÃas epistemologicas del neobarroco latinomamericano was published by Editorial Corregidor’s Nueva CrÃtica Hispanoamericana collection (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
January, 2009, Baler’s article “Del perro andaluz al fantasma de la libertad: la evoluciÃ³n del surrealismo en Luis BuÃ±uel” was published by online magazine KARPA. Journal of Theatrical and Visual Culture Criticism. (2.1. January, 2009).
February, 2009, Baler gave a presentation at the Huntington Library in Pasadena. The lecture, entitled “The bionic man, the blind poet, and the utopia of absolute representation” was part of the Powerful Vision Series organized by Cal State L.A.’s College of Arts and Letters. Professors JosÃ© Cruz GonzÃ¡lez, Suzanne Regan, and Hae-Kyung Lee participated as well.
October 2008, Baler invited veteran broadcast journalist Pascual Menutti to a two day, highly successful event on campus. Menutti, one of Argentina’s most recognizable radio voices discussed his career and the secrets of his trade during a presentation entitled “Periodismo en EspaÃ±ol”. The following day, Menutti offered a workshop on radio journalism skills.
As part of the Spanish 417 class “Latin American Short Story” (offered Spring, 2009), Prof. Baler, in cooperation with students Alicia Joya, Luis Vargas and Laura Escarcega, edited a collection of short stories written by students and published through Blurb.com. The book entitled CUATROCIENTOSDIECISIETE can be acquired through that same website. A presentation of the book is scheduled for Fall 2009.
Aspects of Spanish Pragmatics, Peter Lang, New York (manuscript delivered on August 30, 2010, expected publication date; 2011).
Chapters in books, (peer-reviewed) proceedings volumes, and scholarly journal:
“El espaÃ±ol (y el rumano) en los Estados Unidos: metamorphosis, controversia y ‘pedigrÃ’”, en Actas del Simposio TID (TraducciÃ³n e identidad diaspÃ³ric: El (meta)discurso de la (a)culturaciÃ³n, Alicante, 4-6 de noviembre de 2010 (invited contribution).
“Sobre la atenuaciÃ³n cortÃ©s en espaÃ±ol y rumano: unas estrategias comunes.” Actes du XXV-e CongrÃ¨s International de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes, publiÃ©s par Maria Iliescu, Heidi Siller-Runggaldier et Paul Danler, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2010, vol. IV, pp. 371-388.
“Estrategias de cortesÃa y gestiÃ³n de imagen en entrevistas con jÃ³venes caribeÃ±os”. Estudios sobre lengua, sociedad y cultura: homenaje a Diana Bravo, ed. by Nieves HernÃ¡ndez-Flores and Maria Bernal, Stockholm University: Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, 2009, pp.78-106 (available at http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:235240).
“Interrogative allo-repetitions in Mexican Spanish: Discourse functions and (im)politeness strategies.” Special issue (The Discourse of Politeness in Spanish) of Pragmatics, vol 18, No.4 (2008): 659-680.
“El espaÃ±ol en los Estados Unidos: La controversia sobre el Spanglish dentro (y mÃ¡s allÃ¡ ) del mundo acadÃ©mico.” Estudios hispÃ¡nicos, vol I: LingÃ¼Ãstica y didÃ¡ctica, ed. by Sanda Reinheimer Ripeanu & Mihai Iacob, Bucuresti: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2008, 137-164.
“Imagen y (des) cortesÃa en la comunicaciÃ³n acadÃ©mica por ordenador: un caso concreto.” CortesÃa y conversaciÃ³n: de lo escrito a lo oral, ed. by Antonio Briz, Antonio Hidalgo, Marta Albelda, Josefa Contreras & Nieves. Valencia, Estocolmo: Universidad de Valencia, Programa EDICE. 2008, 437-467. (CD-ROM). Also available at: http://www.edice.org/programa/wp-content/files/3coloquioEDICE.pdf
“Usos discursivos del adverbio sÃ en el espaÃ±ol mexicano.” El espaÃ±ol de AmÃ©rica: Actas del VI Congreso Internacional “El espaÃ±ol de AmÃ©rica,” Tordesillas, Valladolid, 25-29 de octubre 2005), ed. by CÃ©sar HernÃ¡ndez Alonso & Leticia CastaÃ±eda San Cirilo. Valladolid: DiputaciÃ³n Provincial de Valladolid, 2007, 857-872 (available also in CD-ROM). Reprinted in: “Studii de lingvistica si filologie romanica: Hommages offerts Ã Sanda Reinheimer RÃ®peanu, ed. by Alexandra Cunita, Coman Lupu & Liliane Tasmowski. Bucuresti, Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2007, 233-244.
“A los 35 aÃ±os de Renga: Octavio Paz y la universalidad del lenguaje poÃ©tico.” Actas del XV Congreso de la AsociaciÃ³n Internacional de Hispanista ‘Las dos orillas’, Monterrey, MÃ©xico, del 19 al 24 de julio de 2004, vol. IV, ed. by Beatriz Mariscal, and MarÃa Teresa Miaja, Fondo de Cultura EconÃ³mica/AIH/ TecnolÃ³gico de Monterrey/El Colegio de MÃ©xico: MÃ©xico, 2007, pp. 135-144.
G. PiÃ±a Rosales et al. (eds.) “Hablando bien se entiende la gente”, Hispania 94, 2011 (in press).
Enciclopedia del espaÃ±ol en los Estados Unidos. Hispania 93.1 (2010): 158-159.
Kathleen Wheatly, Sintaxis y morfologÃa de la lengua espaÃ±ola. Hispania 90.4 (2007): 717-718.
Diana Bravo (ed.), Estudios de la (des)cortesÃa en espaÃ±ol. Hispania 90.3 (2007): 514-515.
Rosina MÃ¡rquez Reiter and Maria Elena Placencia, Spanish Pragmatics. Hispania 90.1 (2007): 87-88.
Papers presented (or accepted for presentation) at international, national and regional professional meetings:
(Accepted for presentation) “?QuÃ© se entiende exactamente por Spanglish?” Annual Meeting of the AATSP, Washington DC, July 2011.
(Accepted for presentation) “La representaciÃ³n del habla espaÃ±ola regional en los diÃ¡logos literarios” Dialogue and Representation: 13th Conference on the International Association for Dialogue Analysis, April 26-30, University of MontrÃ©al, QuÃ©bec, Canada.
“Spanglish: What’s in a name?” MLA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, January 2011.
“Sobre el llamado ‘leÃsmo de cortesÃa’ en HispanoamÃ©rica” (in collaboration with Mircea-Doru BrÃ¢nza), 5th colloquium of EDICE, Universidad del AtlÃ¡ntico, Baranquillas, Colombia, December 6-10, 2010.
”Cortesia codificada vs. CortesÃa interpretada en espaÃ±ol” Fall 2010 meeting of the AATSP Southern California chapter, Occidental College, CA, October 30, 2010.
“El espaÃ±ol (y el rumano) en los EEUU: metamorfosis, controversia y pedigrÃ.” Invited lecture at the University of Alicante, Spain, September 14, 2010.
“CortesÃa ritual en espaÃ±ol y rumano: el caso de los deseos”, 26th Congreso Internacional de LingÃ¼Ãstica y FilologÃa Romanicas”, Valencia, Spain, September 6-11, 2010.
Dizque en el espaÃ±ol americano,” 92nd Annual conference of the AATSP, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 10-13, 2010. To be presented also at the LASSO annual conference, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, October 7-10, 2010
“La bÃºsqueda de la poesÃa plural y plurilingÃ¼e en Octavio Paz,” at the International Congress on Octavio Paz, organizad at California State University, Los Angeles, May 14-15, 2010.
“Rum, cica vs. Esp. Dizque: marcadores epistÃ©micos de disconformidad intertextual.” The XII Conference on Dialogue Analysis, September 15-18, 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
“From English influence to English epidemic: Reflections on the Romanian language before and after 1989.” MLA Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, December 27-30, 2008.
“QuÃ© piensan los profesores de espaÃ±ol del Sur de California sobre el Spanglish:Una encuesta piloto.”37th Annual Meeting of LASSO, Corvallis, Oregon, October 17-19, 2008.
“Cuando el entrevistador y el entrevistado intercambian sus papeles: gestiÃ³n de imagen y cortesÃa valorizante en encuestas con jÃ³venes caribeÃ±os,” IV Coloquio Internacional de EDICE, Rome, September 23-26, 2008.
“El crecimiento del espaÃ±ol en los Estados Unidos: DesafÃos pedagÃ³gicos para el siglo XXI.” 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, San JosÃ©, Costa Rica, July 7-11, 2008.
“El espaÃ±ol en los Estados Unidos y la controversia sobre la legitimidad del Spanglish,.” Invited lecture at the University of San JosÃ©, Costa Rica, July 4, 2008.
“Spanish in the United States: Lessons from the past and challenges for the future.” President’s Distinguished Professor Talk before the CSULA Senate, on May 6, 2008.
“On Teaching an Upper-Division Spanish Language Courses in WebCT,” poster presentation at the 11th CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching, Cal Poly, Pomona, April 12, 2008.
“Estrategias de cortesÃa en un curso de espaÃ±ol por computadora.” Fall meeting of the AATSP- Southern California chapter, Cal State San Bernardino, October 20, 2007.
“Estrategias de cortesÃa y gestiÃ³n de imagen en entrevistas con jÃ³venes caribeÃ±os.” 36th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Denver, Colorado, September 21-23, 2007.
“Estrategias de atenuaciÃ³n en la interacciÃ³n oral en espaÃ±ol y rumano." 25th International Congress of Romance Linguistics and Philology, InnsbrÃ¼ck, Austria, September 2-7, 2007.
“Spanglish in California: to teach or not to teach?” at the annual meeting of the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese, San Diego, August 2-5, 2007.
“Estrategias de cortesÃa y gestiÃ³n de imagen en entrevistas con jÃ³venes caribeÃ±os." XVI Triennial Congress of the International Association of Hispanists, Paris, France, July 9-13 2007.
“La controversia sobre el Spanglish en los Estados Unidos.” Colloquium on “Los estudios hispÃ¡nicos en RumanÃa: 50 aÃ±os de vida universitaria,” Bucharest, Romania, April 26-28, 2007.
Service to the Profession:
Appointed Book/Media review Editor for Hispania, the journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, for a three-year term (January 2011-December 2013).
External reviewer for promotion to full professors of a candidate from the University of Oregon and a candidate from the College of Charleston (May and September 2010).
Manuscript evaluator for Analelel Universitatii din Brasov (4 articles, June 2010).
Manuscript reviewer for the EDICE program (May 2008, May 2009, May 2010).
Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Pragmatics (July 2008. June 2010).
Manuscript reviewer for Hispania (4 articles in 2009).
Member of the Scientific Committee of the international conference on professional communication, entitled “Workplace across languages and cultures” held in Brasov, Romania, May 21-23, 2010.
Member of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Octavio Paz, held at CSULA May 14-15, 2010.
Editorial Board of the Programa EDICE, in charge of the section “PragmÃ¡tica aplicada a la enseÃ±anza”(2008-present).
Revision of the 3rd edition of Introduccion a la lingÃ¼Ãstica espaÃ±ola, by M. Azevedo, for Prentice Hall, January 2008.
External reviewer of the Spanish and Portuguese Department at San Diego State University, November 2007.
Member of the Selection Committee for the candidates to the Sigma Delta Pi Order of Don Quijote (2007-2008).
Judge for the Sigma Delta Pi Frida Kahlo Prize to the best chapter website (evaluated and ranked 6 websites) (January 2007).
Sigma Delta Pi National Vice-President for the Western Region until August 2007 (when she withdrew her candidacy for a 5th turn).
Awards and Recognition:
Elected “colaboradora” of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) (July 2010).
Elected Honorary President of the national Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi (2010- 2020).
Elected to the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Executive Council, for the 2009-2011 term (college/university representative).
2007-2008 CSULA President’s Distinguished Professor Award.
Sabbatical leave: Fall 2007.
2007 CSULA Nominee for the Wang Family Excellence Award (in the category of Visual and Performing Arts and Letters).
Included in the most recent editions of in Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who of American Women; Who’s Who in the West; and Who’s Who in America Education.
Her bibliography and the full text of some of her publications have been included in the website of the International Association of Hispanists.
For the Romanian Radio, “Romanii in lume”, June 13, 2010 (a 40 minutes interview, in Romanian).
“Domnita Dumitrescu intervievata de Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru,” Cultura romÃ¢neasc? Ã®n perspectiv? transatlantic?: Interviuri, ed. by Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru & Teodora ?erban-Oprescu, Bucuresti, editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2009, pp. 51-59.
For Chanel 52 (Telemundo), an interview in connection with the Latino Book and Family Festival, on October 8, 2009.
For Realitatea TV, a national Romanian Television Network, October 30, 2008 (available at: http://www.realitatea.net/video_519536_domnita-dumitrescu-este-profesor-de-spaniola-la-universitatea-de-stat-california_381581.html
Awards and Grants:
Instructional technology grant from MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), 2010-11.
Instructional technology grant from MERLOT, 2009-2010.
Travel grant, The 3rd Annual Sloan Consortium Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, San Jose, July 20-23, 2010.
Mini-grant to present at the Sixth International Conference on Technology and
Chinese Language Teaching, Columbus, Ohio, June 2010.
Difference-in-pay sabbatical leave, Fall 2009.
Received lifetime complimentary subscription to the journal Language and Linguistics from the Academia Sinica, Taiwan, for the University Library, Fall 2009.
CSU discipline research grant, “Assessing Critical Classroom Issues Related to Chinese Language Teaching and Learning,” 2008-10.
Visiting scholar, “A Corpus-based Analysis of Chinese Discourse,” Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Summer 2009.
Travel grant from the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning to participate in a discipline research workshop, LAX, March 27-28, 2009.
Editorial grant, “Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT),” 2000-09.
CSULA Outstanding Professor Award, September 15, 2008.
Conference sponsorship, Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy and the Federation of World Peace and Love, “Using Eastern Wisdom to Nurture the Body and Mind,” April 14, 2008.
Travel grant from MERLOT to present at the Seventh International Conference on Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, New Orleans, LA, August 7-10, 2007.
U.S. delegation leadership grant, Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association, China, July 2007.
Hsu, K. Review of Xiao, R., et al. “A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese: Core Vocabulary for Learners”. Invited publication in The Modern Language Journal, 2011.
Hsu, K. “A syntactic and discourse pragmatic analysis of the connective function of shuo in Taiwan Mandarin spontaneous speech”. Invited publication in the Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, June 2010.
Hsu, K. “To “say” or to “talk”: A database study of natural speech”. Invited publication in the Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, June 2010.
Hsu, K. Review of Xu, J., et al. (Eds.) Jia You! Chinese for the Global Community, Vols. 1 and 2, and complementary workbooks, instructor’s resource manuals, audio CDs, and video DVD. Invited publication in The Modern Language Journal, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Summer 2010.
Hsu, K. Statement on domestic violence. Invited publication in Proceedings of the 2010 World Summit on Human Rights for World Citizens, April 2010.
Hsu, K. Review of “Chinese Characters FAQ” by Rich Harbaugh, http://zhongwen.
com/faq.htm, February 2010.
Hsu, K. Review of “Chinese Poems” by chinese-poems.com, http://www.chinese-poems.com, January 2010.
Hsu, K. Review of “Practical Chinese Reader: Self-Tests” by Tim Xie, http://www.
csulb.edu/~txie/PCRopen/selftest.htm, December 2009.
Hsu, K. A corpus-based analysis of shuo in Mandarin spontaneous speech. Invited publication in Academic Perspective, Vol. 5, No. 2, December 2009.
Hsu, K. Translation of “Ode to Water” by Xiangdong Ye, Academic Perspective, Vol. 5, No. 2, December 2009.
Hsu, K. Review of “Pyngo” by Peter Liang, http://www.pyngo.com/, November 2009.
Hsu, K. Review of “Chinese Idioms and History” by the University of Southern California Chinese Program, http://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/Reading/
chengyu.htm, April 2009.
Hsu, K. Review of “Teaching Languages with the Web” by Anderson Language Technology Center, http://altec.colorado.edu/online_modules/Teaching_web/
index.html, April 2009.
Hsu, K. Review of “Language Learning Library” by U.S. Institute of Languages, http://www.languagelearninglibrary.org/chinese/index.html, April 2009.
Hsu, K. Review of “Global Chinese Web Education Center” by Global Chinese Education Limited, http://www.huayuworld.org/, April 2009.
Practical Chinese Exercises: Vol. One (Fourth Edition). Learn Perfect Publishing, Los Angeles, CA, April 2008.
Practical Chinese Exercises: Vol. Two (Second Edition). Learn Perfect Publishing, Los Angeles, CA, July 2008.
Practical Chinese Exercises: Vol. Three (First Edition). Learn Perfect Publishing, Los Angeles, CA, February 2008.
A review of Sound Systems of Mandarin Chinese and English: A Comparison by Tsung Chin. Invited publication in Academic Perspective, Vol. 4, Fall 2008.
Preparing American college students to become future teachers of Chinese. Invited publication in Academic Perspective, Vol. 3, Fall 2007.
Report on the U.S. delegation’s visit to Shanghai, China. Invited publication in The Chinese American Professors & Professionals Net, Vol. 19, July 2007.
Reviews of Online Teaching-Learning Materials:
“Young and Restless in China” by Sue Williams for PBS’s FRONTLINE, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/youngchina, November 2008.
“ChinaByte” by Chinabyte.com, http://www.chinabyte.com, November, 2008.
“Basic Business Vocabulary” by the Chinese Program, University of Southern California, http://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/bsnsword.htm, November 2008.
“Super Chinese Website” by J. Becker, http://www.uni.edu/becker/chinese2.html, April 2008.
“Chinese Business Letters” by the Chinese Program, University of Southern California, http://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/Business/let1.htm, April 2008.
“Chinese Character Learning System” by California State University, Humboldt, http://www.humboldt.edu/~cllc/ccls/ccls.htm, November 2007.
“Cultural Interviews with Chinese-Speaking Professionals” by O. Kelm, et al., http://www.laits.utexas.edu/orkelm/chinese/index.html, November 2007.
“Multimedia Chinese Teaching System” by Rutgers Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, http://chinese.rutgers.edu/content_cs.htm, October 2007.
Hsu, K. “Using and sharing peer-reviewed online learning objects”. Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, Spring Conference, Palo Alto, CA, March 5, 2011.
Hsu, K. Pragmatics of “speaking” in Chinese conversations. The 18th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning, Kobe, Japan, July 16-19, 2010.
Hsu, K. A syntactic and discourse pragmatic analysis of the connective function of shuo in Taiwan Mandarin spontaneous speech. The 12th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, Taipei, Taiwan, June 19-21, 2010.
Hsu, K. “Speaking” in real-life situations abroad. The 4th CIEE Conference on Chinese Language Learning and Teaching, Taipei, Taiwan, June 19, 2010.
Hsu, K. To “say” or to “talk”: A database study of natural speech. Invited presentation at The Sixth International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century, Columbus, OH, June 12-14, 2010.
Hsu, K., et al. Cross-campus collaboration on Chinese language teaching and learning. The 13th CSU Symposium on University Teaching, San Bernardino, CA, April 24, 2010.
Hsu, K. A discourse analysis of two verba dicendi in spoken Mandarin. Chinese Language Teachers Association of California Spring Conference, Palo Alto, CA, March 6, 2010.
Hsu, K. A corpus-based analysis of shuo in Mandarin spontaneous speech. Invited presentation at the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, August 31, 2009.
MERLOT 101: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. Invited presentation at the Faculty Development Workshop on MERLOT and Peer Reviews of Online Materials, May 7, 2009.
Early tenure and promotion experiences. Invited presentation at the Faculty Development Workshop on Early Tenure and Promotion, November 14, 2008.
Peer tutoring and practical training in teaching Chinese for business purposes. International Conference on Translation Studies, Cross-Cultural Communication and Chinese Pedagogy, Portland, OR, October 24-25, 2008.
Asian Pacific American leaders in higher education. Invited speaker at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2008.
Preparing future teachers of Chinese in American schools. Chinese Language Teachers Association International Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 16-18, 2007.
Multidisciplinary online teaching and learning resources. Invited presentation at the Chinese Scholars Association Academic Convention, Los Angeles, CA, November 10, 2007.
Computer-assisted non-roman character learning. The Seventh International Conference on Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, New Orleans, LA, August 7-10, 2007.
Conference Organizing and Chairing:
Organizing Committee, Chinese Scholars Association Academic Convention and Spring Gathering, Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2009.
Organizer and Chair, The International Symposium on Wisdom and Life Treasure: Using Eastern Wisdom to Nurture the Body and Mind in the 21st Century, Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2008.
Organizing Committee Chair and Program Chair, Chinese Scholars Association Spring Gathering, Rosemead, CA, February 23, 2008.
Plenary and Session Chairing:
Session Chair, “Students in the Community: An Approach to Learning,” the 13th CSU Symposium on University Teaching, San Bernardino, CA, April 24, 2010.
Session Chair, “Social Sciences and Humanities,” Chinese Scholars Association Academic Convention and Spring Gathering, Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2009.
Session Chair, “Teaching/Education,” Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Pomona, CA, November 22, 2008.
Panel Chair, “Translation in Language Teaching,” International Conference on Translation Studies, Cross-Cultural Communication and Chinese Pedagogy, Portland, OR, October 24-25, 2008.
Keynote Chair, “Rank-Promotions of Professors in American Universities,” Chinese Scholars Association Spring Gathering, Rosemead, CA, February 23, 2008.
Session Chair, “Analysis of Discourse and Interaction,” American Association for Applied Linguistics International Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, April 21-24, 2007.
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) Classics Award Selection Committee, January, 2011.
Reviewer for The Modern Language Journal, 2009-2010.
Editor-in-Chief of Social Sciences and Humanities, Academic Perspective, 2009.
Secretary of the Board of Directors, Chinese Scholars Association, 2008-09.
Reviewer for The Modern Language Journal, 2008-09.
Associate Editor of World Languages, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, 2003-09.
Head of the U.S. Delegation to China for scholarly exchanges, summer 2007.
Professional Activities and Outreach:
Chinese Scholars Association donation drive for China’s earthquake relief, May 2008.
Meeting with the President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, San Gabriel, April 15, 2008.
Outstanding Overseas Chinese Language Teachers award ceremony at the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles, February 27, 2008.
Chinese Scholars Association charitable contributions to China’s snow storm relief, Los Angeles, February 7, 2008.
New Year gathering at the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles, January 19, 2008.
Oral Proficiency Interview Workshop, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, San Antonio, TX, November 15, 2007.
In the News:
“Thoughts on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language,” People’s Daily, July 29, 2010.
“Poetry Recitation Contest at CSULA: Chinese Performances by Students of Diverse Ethnicities,” Sing Tao Daily, May 5, 2010.
“Fantastic Performances at the CSULA Poetry Recitation Contest,” Sing Tao Daily, May 6, 2009.
“CSULA Holds Its Seventeenth Annual Chinese Poetry Recitation Contest,” People’s Daily, May 6, 2009.
Interviewed by the People’s Daily for a special news report on Chinese programs and textbooks used in American universities, April 28, 2009.
“Kylie Hsu Receives CSULA Outstanding Professor Award,” Chinese Daily News and Sing Tao Daily, September 17, 2008.
“Tragedy in China Strikes Here at Home,” University Times, June 5, 2008.
“Changing the World in One Minute,” Dahua Evening News, Taiwan, May 12, 2008.
“Cal State L.A. Symposium: The Eastern Philosophy of Nurturing the Body and Mind,” Sing Tao Daily, April 16, 2008.
“Super Tuesday: Clinton and Obama in Dead Heat,” Sing Tao Daily, March 5, 2008.
“The Seventh Annual Report on the Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA) by Its Board of Directors,” Shanghai Overseas Chinese News [Qiaobao], January 2, 2008.
“Chinese Faculty and Scholars Annual Convention,” Chinese Today, November 11, 2007.
“Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA) Receives Taiwanese American Faculty Delegation,” Obridge and SORSA headline news, July 10, 2007.
“U.S. Delegation Led by Professor Kylie Hsu to Visit Shanghai,” The Chinese American Professors & Professionals Net, April 24, 2007.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Wrote an article in a pedagogical series for French High School teachers, AP French Literature / Le thÃ©Ã¢tre: mÃ©thodes d’enseignement et d’analyse; Special Focus series (New York: College Board, 2008), a volume he also edited.
Presented From Linguistic Deviation to Cultural Re-Identification: the ‘Verlan’ phenomenon in Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine,” at Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in January 2009.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Middlebury College French Language School Associate Director for the Summer 2009.
Chair of the AP Language and Literature Exams in French Committee (College Board/ETS).
Vice-President of Alliance FranÃ§aise de Pasadena since 2002.
Book: Lee, N., Joaquin, A., Mikesell, L, Mates, A., and Schumann, J. (2009). The interactional instinct: The evolution and acquisition of language. New York: Oxford University Press.
2010 February 26. Presented "Emergence of Symbolic Representation and Symbolosphere” as a part of the College of Arts and Letters “Powerful Visions Lecture Series” at the Huntington Library.
Lee, N. (2008, April). FOX P2 gene, Language Development, and Pedagogical Implications. Paper presented at AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics), Washington, DC.
Lee, N. (2007, April). Evolution of Language as Complex Adaptive System. Paper presented at AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics), Costa Mesa, California.
Acquire license to perform ACTFL Korean OPI (2009).
KARPA Journal (Dissident Theatricalities, visual arts, and culture). Indexed by the MLA International Bibliography.
-Winter 2010: joint issue with papel de colgadura journal (ICESI University, Colombia) dedicated to visual culture in the City of Cali.
-Summer 2010: texts by Latina performance artists Violeta Luna and Elia Arce, essays by Vivian MartÃnez-Tabares (Conjunto Magazine, Cuba), Monica Ribeiro (Federal University of Minas Gerais), and storyteller Nicolas Buenaventura (France-Colombia), among other contributors.
“FOSA de Alvaro Villalobos.” Current Trends in Latino and Latin American Performing Arts. Ed. By Beatriz J. Rizk. Miami: Knight Foundation/Ediciones Universal, 2010. 111-122.
“CartografÃas de la descolonizaciÃ³n.” Paso de Gato (Mexico). Forthcoming.
“La Negra Grande de Colombia y TotÃ³ la Momposina: mujer y mÃºsica afrocolombiana.” Mujeres afrolatinoamericanas. Eds. MarÃa Mercedes Jaramillo & LucÃa Ortiz. Forthcoming. BogotÃ¡: Editorial Panamericana.
“Heretical Mixtures: Feminine and Poetic Opposition to Matter-Spirit Dualism in Spain by Dana Bultman (HispanÃ³fila Siglo XXI, 2007).” Cincinnati Romance Review 28 (2009): 142-145.
“Cervantes y el mundo del teatro. Ed. by HÃ©ctor Brioso (Reichenberg Ediciones, 2007).” GESTOS 47 (2009): 182-183. Journal published by UC Irvine.
“Deambulancias del teatro La MÃ¡scara.” E-misfÃ©rica 6.2 (2010). Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics (NYU). http://hemi.nyu.edu/hemi/en/e-misferica-62/marin.
“Performance e hibridez en NK:603 de Violeta Luna.” GESTOS 50 (2010): 24-28.
Baroque New Worlds. Ed. by Lois Parkinson-Zamora & Monika Kaup (Duke UP, 2010).
“Requested by Hispanic Review. University of Pennsylvania. Forthcoming.
Individual Presentation: “Necesidad y agudeza del anÃ¡lisis literario” at Fremont High School (Los Angeles) May 22, 2009.
Publication of Torture and Nation: a diachronic Map of Argentine Violence, Human Rights and Latin American Cultural Studies, Hispanic Issues On Line 4.1 (2009).
I guided and supported the following students in order to publish academic articles, or get in a Ph. D Program, most of these goals have been achieved: Christine Fernandez, Ana Cecilia Iraheta, Norma and Estela Sanchez. (2009-2010).
My article “Gabino Ezeiza y su recuperaciÃ³n del imaginario de la identidad social argentina” is forthcoming in an special volume on afro-hispanoamericanidad in preparation by the University of Cincinnati (2010).
I have co-edited with the students Wolhein and MontaÃ±o the book Otras voces: configuraciÃ³n de nuevas identidades en la frontera sur de California. The hyperlink version of the book can be read in MLL online site.
Hard copy version of the book is forth coming in an edition of the highly prestigious publisher A contracorriente. That means, as a consequence, that the intellectual work of fourteen (14) graduate and undergraduate CSULA students will be published in a top academic space.
Coordination of the group presentation: Otras voces: nuevas identidades en la frontera sur de California. May 20, 2010 (CSULA).
Besides evaluating several articles for academic journals such as Hispania or La revista de estudios hispÃ¡nicos canadienses, I have corrected, edited or evaluated dozens of articles for the journal A contracorriente as its official Book Review Editor (Literature and Culture).
A Dream of Glory (Fanhua meng): A Chinese Play By Wang Yun, the Chinese University Press (Hong Kong), 2008. (The press has recently nominated the book for the "Lois Rith Award" organized by Modern Language Association (MLA) under Translation Books category.) This is a Chinese-English bilingual version with a long critical introduction to Chinese women’s drama, Wang Yun and her plays, as well as a comparative analysis of women playwrights in the East and the West. It contains detailed annotation, original prefaces and postfaces, and a foreword by the internationally renowned comparatist A. Owen Aldridge, with comments from prominent Chinese scholars Robert E. Hegel and Paul S. Ropp.
Two Eves in the Garden of Eden & A Male Mother (A Screenplay and a play), Denver: Outskirts Press, 2006.
Recent Discovery. Qingyun Wu’s novel, Clouds and Rain: A China to America Memoir (1994, under the pen name of Edna Wu) has been collected by over 70 major US libraries, including UCLA, UCR, Stanford, Harvard, Harvard (Yeching), Cornell, and Wesleyan. It has been also collected by several major libraries in other countries.
Essays and others:
Two essays on “Chen Duansheng” and “Wang Yun”, published in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, The Oxford University Press, 2008.
“Qian Ma. Feminist Utopian Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Chinese and English Fiction: A Cross Cultural Comparison. Burlington.(Book review) published in Utopian Studies Vol. 18. Issue 1 (January 1, 2007): 78-81.
Chinese Essay, “Valentine’s Day and American Woman Poet Emily Dickinson,” published in Xin Dalu (New World Poetry Journal) No. 111 (April 2009), p. 24.
Four Chinese poems by Qingyun Wu (under the pen name of Yi Yun), published in Xin Dalu (New World Poetry Journal) No.111 (April 2009), p. 6.
Chinese Translation of Emily Dickinson’s “Wild Night” and “My Life Is a Loaded Gun,” published in Xin Dalu (New World Poetry Journal) No. 111 (April 2009) p. 23.
Bilingual poem “Deaths,” published on the prestigious online journal Poetry Sky, Issue 18, (May 2009).
“Where Is the Voice of Resistance: NÃ¼shu and Lao Tong in Lisa See’s Snow Flower and Secret Fan,” presented at the ASPAC annual Conference in Hawaii on June 15, 2007.
“Huang Chao and Chrysanthemum: Curse of the Golden Flower” presented at the Conference, “Crossing Boundaries in the Asian Pacific,” University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, June 12, 2008.
“Issues of Cross-dressing and Cross-gender on the Chinese Stage,” at the 33rd Comparative Drama Conference, “Text and presentation,” Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, March 26, 2009.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:
Referee for the journal Utopia Studies.
External Assessor, peer reviewing a Canadian National Grant for a doctoral program in the Chinese research area, invited by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), December 2007.
“Japanese Literature for Japanese Language Learners: A Report on Activities To Enhance Critical Thinking and Cultural Literacy.” (in Japanese). Proceedings of International Conference on Japanese Language Education, Taiwan, July, 2010.
“Created Images of Author Yosa Buson.” The International Journal of the Humanities, Vol.7, Issue 6. NSW, Australia: Common Ground. Summer, 2009.
“Created Images of Author Buson.” The International Journal of Humanities. (Submitted, May, 2009).
“What Does It Mean to Read Haikai Linked Verse? A Study of the Susuki Mitsu Sequence in Kono hotori ichiya shi-kasen.” Simply Haiku. Vol. 5, No. 1. Spring, 2007.
“Japanese Literature for Japanese Language Learners: A Report on Activities To Enhance Critical Thinking and Cultural Literacy.” (in Japanese). International Conference on Japanese Language Education, Taiwan, August 1, 2010.
“Japanese Literature for Japanese Language Learners.” Bridging Japanese Language and Japanese Studies in Higher Education: Forum on Integrative Curriculum and Program Development organized by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and DePaul University Japanese Studies Program, and endorsed by Association of Teachers of Japanese at DePaul Center in Chicago, March 26, 2009.
“Major Works of Buson and Bunjin Characteristics: A Case Study of His Hokku, The Yodo River and In the Snowy Night” The 12th International Conference of European Association of Japanese Studies at Lecce, Italy, September 20-23, 2008.
“What Could Instructors of Advanced Japanese and Japanese Literature Mutually Learn?” The Annual Meeting of the Association of Teachers of Japanese, Boston, March 22, 2007.
“Created Images of Author Buson.” The Fifth International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 13, 2007.
”Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Teaching Peace in Japanese Literature Course.” The Fifth International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 12, 2007.
Summer Intensive Japanese course at International Christian University in Tokyo, July and August 2008.
Actors Paul Diem, Lexis LaRue, Whitney LaBarge and Kolleen Richards along with technicians Paul Coutinho and Matthew Tsang, stage manager Leticia Gonzalez and A+L Production and Technical Staff Phil VanHest, Jim McFail and Tim Jones, traveled to CSU Fullerton, mounted the show in under two hours, and ran 3 flawless performances for sold-out crowds of over 250 people.
Other faculty participating were Stephen Rothman, as the CSULA Irene Ryan acting coach and Meredith Greenburg, who coordinated the Next Step auditions for the region as well as hosting the STAGE MANAGERS ROUNDTABLE workshop and sitting on the panel for the workshop HOW TO GET A JOB IN THE INDUSTRY.
July 2009, CD, Bueno PÃ¡ Gozar, on Kipu Records, reached the Top 20 lists in seven major cities including New York, Denver, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Juan P.R.. It was selected as CD OF THE MONTH for September 09 by Latin Beat Magazine.
Sunsets and Margaritas at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, CA, 2010.
Invierno opens at PCPA, Santa Maria, CA, 2010.
Manzi opens at Teatro Bravo, Phoenix, AZ, 2010.
Harvest Moon at Spotlight Theatre, Bakersfield, CA, 2010.
Tomás and the Library Lady at First Stage Children's Theater, Milwaukee, WI, 2010.
Tomás and the Library Lady atTheatre Arts Department, CS Fresno, CA, 2010.
Tomás and the Library Lady at WEST Performing Arts Academy, Watsonville, CA, 2010.
Two Donuts at Theatre Arts Department, Campbell University, North Carolina, 2010.
La Posada at Write Act Repertory Company, Los Angeles, CA, 2010.
Salt & Pepper at Bourne High School, Bourne, Massachusetts, 2010.
Tomás and the Library at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 2009.
Sunsets and Margaritas premieres at the Denver Theatre Center, 2009.
The Heart’s Desire at The Western Stage, 2009.
Play Readings & Workshops:
The Sun Serpent, Childsplay, Tempe, AZ, 2010.
Super Cow Girl and Mighty Miracle, Provincetown Playhouse, NYU and The American Arts Experience-St. Louis, 2010.
Invierno at PCPA, Santa Maria, CA, 2010.
Mariachi Quijote in Spanish in collaboration with Modern Languages, Music and TAD departments, CSULA, 2009.
Super Cow Girl and Mighty Miracle, Metro Theater, St. Louis, MO, 2009.
Sunsets and Margaritas had its west coast premiere at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, CA.
Invierno had its world premiere at PCPA in Santa Maria, CA.
California Scenarios: A Collection of Short Plays about the History of Latinos in California was by published by Playscripts, Inc.
Super Cow Girl and Mighty Miracle wasworkshopped at NYU Provincetown Playhouse and Metro Theater (St. Louis, MO).
The Sun Serpent was workshopped at Childsplay (Tempe, AZ).
Served as a National Judge for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Latino Playwriting Award.
Manzi: The Adventures of Young César Chávez will open this fall at Teatro Bravo, (Phoenix, AZ).
Worked as a sub for the Stage Manager for Leslie Uggams' one-woman show Uptown/Downtown at the Pasadena Playhouse in November 2010.
Produced and Directed the annual Committment to a Cure Gala for the Southern California chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
Production Stage Manager for La Nozze di Figaro at the Los Angeles Opera in the Fall of 2010.
Production Stage Manager for RENT at the Hollywood Bowl, working with recent graduates Benjamin Caron (as a union Assistant Stage Manager), Susana Castillo (as a Production Assistant) and undergraduate Christian Patlan (as a Production Assistant).
Produced and Directed the 2010 Cabaret for the Music Academy of the West's Vocal Program, working with Marilyn Horne and Gerald Sternbach in August 2010.
Stage Manager for the Cantata Criolla Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall for the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of the Americas and Americans Festival in April 2010.
Served as a member of the Stage Management Mentor Project at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's Annual Conference and Stage Expo in March of 2010. Presented and sat on 2 panels for the Management Commission.
Invited to adjudicate the Clear-Com Stage Management Award for the Young Design and Technician Awards at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's 2011 Conference.
Attending the 2011 Regional Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in February. Presenting a workshop on "Stage Managing: from student to professional" as well as sitting on a panel with other Los Angeles based union stage managers for the Acors' Equity Association's Outreach and Career Development workshop.
Was the Production Stage Manager for RENT at the Hollywood Bowl, working with recent graduates Benjamin Caron (as a union Assistant Stage Manager), Susana Castillo (as a Production Assistant) and undergraduate Christian Patlan (as a Production Assistant).
Stage Manager ……………. La Boheme - Los Angeles Opera
Stage Manager ……………. Fidelio - Los Angeles Opera
Producer …………………… Equality California Palm Springs Gala 2007
Stage Manager ……………. Broadway Unplugged at the Ford Amphitheatre
Production Stage Manager ... South Pacific - Hollywood Bowl
Stage Manager …………… Palm Springs Film Festival Gala 2007
Stage Manager …………… Palm Springs Film Festival Gala 2008
Professional Stage Management Mentor for the Stage Management Mentoring Project, USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference, Houston, TX
Producer ………………..… Equality California Palm Springs Gala 2008
Stage Manager …………… The Fly (American Premier) - Los Angeles Opera
Planning Committee Chair, Festival Host for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VIII, Festival 40 held at California State University, Los Angeles, February 11 – 15, 2008
Regional Festival comprised of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah with over 1500 participants (students/faculty/staff) from over 60 colleges/universities.
Assistant Director to Joan Font of El Comediants, on his production of The Barber of Seville at L’Opera National de Bordeaux (France):
Assistant Director to Joan Font on his production of The Italian Girl in Algers at Houston Grand Opera:
Jan. 16 – Mar 3, 2013
Director/Choreographer for Opera del Espacio’s newest production
Space: The Final Frontier a new devised movement-theatre event that looks at how space and architecture make us feel and behave in very strange ways:
Assistant Director to Joan Font on his production of Cinderella at Los Angeles Opera:
March 20, 2010 Presented "Modernist Compositional Gesture in Wayne Shorter's 'Nefertiti'" at The College Music Society Pacific Southern Chapter Regional Meeting, CSU DH
March 27-28, 2010 Presented "Modernist Compositional Gesture in Wayne Shorter's 'Nefertiti'" at The College Music Society Great Plains Chapter Regional Meeting, Emporia State University, Emporia,
Susan W. Kane
Has been invited to give her paper "Bridging the Gap Between the University and the Stage" at the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Paris, France, in July 2009. When she returns, she has been invited to teach in an opera program offered by CSU Summer Arts in Fresno.
Her textbook “Dancing Core Curriculum in the Elementary Classroom”, has been adopted by Cal State Dominquez Hills, Glendale Community College and is in the final process of adoption at Santa Monica City College.
San San Kwan
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, UC Riverside, fall 2008-spring 2010.
“Performing a Geography of Asian America: The Chop Suey Circuit.” TDR T209 (Spring 2011).
“Jagged Presence in the Liquid City: Choreographing Hong Kong’s Handover.” Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory, and the Global. Eds. André Lepecki and Jenn Joy. Seagull Books, 2010.
Fraleigh, Sondra and Tamah Nakamura. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo and Hahn, Tomie. Sensational Knowledge: Embodying Culture through Japanese Dance. Book review. Dance Research Journal 41.2 (Winter 2009).
“Jagged Presence in the Liquid City: Choreographing Hong Kong’s Handover.” Invited Lecture. Corporeal Nationalisms: Dance and the State in East Asia. UC Berkeley. Sept 2010.
“LA Dreaming in Taipei.” California Dreaming symposium. UC Irvine. June 2010.
“Performing a Geography of Asian America: The Chop Suey Circuit.” Invited lecture. SUNY Binghamton. Binghamton, NY. April 2010.
“A Survey of Contemporary Critical Theory.” Invited discussant. Beijing Language and Culture University. Beijing, China. May 2009.
“Walking in Chinatown.” S12 Performance Exchange Project. Shanghai, China. May 2009.
“On Performativity and Being Chinese American: Research as Me-search.” Invited lecture. Xi’an International Studies University. Xi’an, China. April 2009.
“Feminist Ethnography and Dance Ethnography as Mutual Analytics.” Congress on Research in Dance annual conference. Roanoke, VA, November 2008.
Playwright, Director, Producer, Visualist
Miné: A Name For Herself (Co-writer w/Mary H. Curtin) multi-media original historical narrative profiling WWII Japanese American Internment activist and artist Miné Okubo, toured to the Smithsonian Institution as part of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Day of Remembrance commemorating Japanese and Japanese-Americans interned during WWII. (February 2007)
Adaptor, Director, Visualist
Faust (Co-produced with The Artists’ Collective) multi-media dance theatre adaptation of Goethe’s Faust (Parts One and Two) at Cal State LA. (July/August 2007)
Bless Me, Ultima (Theatrical Reading, adapted from Rudolfo Anaya’s novel as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read) performed on campus at Cal State LA with guest actress Alejandra Flores, numerous other professionals, and CSLA students. (April)
Bless Me, Ultima (Theatrical Reading) toured to The Bilingual Foundation for the Arts (BFA) as one of four new plays invited to perform in the New Works Annual Festival 2008. (June)
Bless Me, Ultima (Theatrical Reading) toured to Dallas, Texas as the final performance of the NEA Big Read for the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Department and the Latino Cultural Center. (June)
Bless Me, Ultima invited to tour to Big Read forthcoming Ventura 2009.
Other related professional activities:
The Artists’ Collective (1991-2008) Producing Artistic Director.
American College Theatre Festival - Regional Adjudicator, Regional Judge 2007, 2008.
Susan V. Mason
2009 Fulbright Scholar, Japan, Spring-Summer.
Presentation: “Ma and the Physics of Noh” (paper). Japan Studies Association Conference (San Diego, 2007).
Presentation: “Aware and Mujo in Four Films of Hirakozu Kore-eda” (paper). Japan Studies Association Conference (Honolulu, 2008).
Director: The Cloud Gatherer by José Cruz González. Selected as regional finalist for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VIII (CSULA, February, 2008).
Collaboration: panel and workshop with José Cruz González, Michelle Zamora, and Tony Fitzgerald. American College Theatre Festival (CSULA, 2008).
Director: The Cloud Gatherer by José Cruz González. LA Natural History Museum (June 2008).
Publication: “The Playwriting of José Cruz González,” essay in Nine Plays by José Cruz González: Magical Realism and Mature Themes in Theatre for Children, ed. Coleman Jennings. University Texas Press, forthcoming Fall 2008.
“Ma and the Metaphysics of Noh,” Japan Studies Journal, forthcoming. Jan 2009.
“Verfremdungseffekt in A Doll’s House.” International Ibsen Conference (Shanghai, 2009): In submission.
“Double Nora: Mitsuya Mori’s Noh Adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.” Japan Studies Association Conference (New Orleans, 2009): In submission.
Fulbright lecturer: Kyoritsu University and Tsuda College (Tokyo) March–August.
In May/June 2010 served as an external evaluator for Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Theatre Arts.
Currently serving as an external evaluator for the School of Theatre at Louisiana State University (LSU) for the tenure and promotion of an Associate Professor.
On September 2, 2010 I was in Tallahassee, Florida at Florida State University (FSU) and taught three classes and was the invited guest speaker for their fall student/faculty/staff Convocation.
This summer was named as a Trustee of The National Theatre Conference, the honorary by invitation only organization of 125 leaders of Professional and Academic Theatre in the United States.
In September attended the meeting of the Trustees of the Society of Directors and Choreographers Pension and Health Fund. This is the National Labor Union that represents all professional directors and choreographers who work in the United States. This marks his eleventh consecutive year as an appointed Trustee of the Unions Pension and Health fund.
Directed the World Premiere of UNDER MIDWESTERN STARS for Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Directed the Pulitzer Prize winning play DOUBT for Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
As a Trustee of the Society/League Pension and Health Fund ( the 30 million dollar pension and 5 million dollar health funds that serve the membership of the Society of Stage Director's and Choreographers) attended the New York City spring and winter meetings of the Trustees.
Directed Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL in Florence, Italy for the Florence International Theatre Company.
Directed THE ELEPHANT MAN for Actor's Co-op in Los Angeles, California.
Received a sabbatical award from CSULA to direct BETRAYAL in Italy.
Continued my service as a Society/League Pension and Health Fund Trustee and attended both the spring and upcoming winter meetings of the Trustees.
Continued my service as one of the 125 elected members of the honorary organization, The National Theatre Conference and will be attending their annual national session in October in New York City.
Made a presentation to the Friend's of the Florence Theatre on "Creating English Speaking Theatre in Italy".
Made a presentation to the Membership of the Actor's Co-op on "Creating Professional Theatre in a 99 Seat Theatre Environment".
2. 2009. "Review of John K. Roth's Genocide and Human Rights: A Philosophical Guide." Journal of Genocide Research.
3. 2007. "In Defense of Academic Boycotts: A Response to Martha Nussbaum." Dissent (Fall) pp. 83-87.
4. 2007. "Clarifying the Concept of Genocide." Reprinted in Card, Claudia and Marsoobian, Armen T. (Editors). Genocide's Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing) pp. 27-49.
5. 2006. "Clarifying the Concept of Genocide." Metaphilosophy. Vol. 37, Issue 3-4, pp. 308-330.
1. 2010. "Terrorism, Representation, and the Limits of Philosophical Analysis." Powerful Visions Lecture Series, California State University, Los Angeles.
2. 2010. "Double Effect, Practical Reason, and the Perils of Abstraction." Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium, Law School, University of California, Los Angeles (with Professor Henry Mendell, CSULA Department of Philosophy).
3. 2010. "Dialogue and the Possibility of Peace in Israel-Palestine." Main Program, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting.
4. 2010. "Genocide as a Broad Deflationary Concept." Conference on Value Inquiry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Illinois.
5. 2010. "What is Genocide and Why is it So Bad?" Invited Lecture, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.
“Fictionalism, Mathematical Facts, and Logical Facts,” forthcoming in Fiction, J. Woods (ed.), Philosophia Verlag.
“Bare Bones Moral Realism and the Objections from Relativism,” forthcoming in the Blackwell Companion to Relativism, S. Hales (ed.), Blackwell Press.
Kurt GÃ¶del,” Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/ 236770/Kurt-Godel#, 2009. (Print version forthcoming.)
“Mathematical Platonism,” in Proof and Other Dilemmas: Mathematics and Philosophy, B. Gold and R.A. Simons (eds.), Mathematical Association of America Publications, 2008, pp. 179-204.
“Fictionalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/fictionalism/, 2008.
*****“Fictionalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics,” forthcoming in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
“Philosophy of Mathematics,” Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/
EBchecked/topic/369237/philosophy-of-mathematics, 2007. (Print version forthcoming.)
“Indexical Propositions and De Re Belief Ascriptions,” Synthese146 (2005): 325-55.
“A Coherent, Naturalistic, and Plausible Formulation of Libertarian Free Will,” Nous, 38 (September 2004): 379-406.
“Platonism in Metaphysics,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu 2004 (updated 2009).
“Fictionalism, Mathematical Facts, and Logical Facts,” read in an invited symposium at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Vancouver, Canada, April 10, 2009.
“Free Will as an Open Scientific Problem,” read at Chico State, March 26, 2009.
“An Even Newer Wave Moral Realism: Token-Token Moral Naturalism,” read at Central European University in Budapest, July 22, 2008.
“Mathematical Fictionalism,” invited paper, read at the 2006 EasternDivision APA, Washington DC, December 2006.
"Why There are No Good Arguments for Any Interesting Version of Determinism," Bled Philosophy Conference, Bled, Slovenia, June 1, 2006.
“Indexical Propositions and De Re Belief Ascriptions,” read at the University of California, Irvine, October 22, 2004.
Berkeley: A Guide for the Perplexed. Thoemmes Continuum Press, 2008.
Berkeley’s Philosophy of Spirit: Ontology, Consciousness, and the Elusive Subject. Thoemmes Continuum Press. Publication Date: March 2007.
Transgender Studies and Feminism: Theory, Politics and Gendered Realities, special issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, co-edited with Talia Mae Bettcher, (24:3) Summer 2009.
“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Individuals” - Chapter on LGBT issues and public health (co-authored with Emilia Lombardi). Social Injustice and Public Health (eds. Barry Levy and Victor Sidel), New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Invited entries on T.E. Jessop and A.A. Luce in Thoemmes’ Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Philosophers (General Editor: Professor Stuart Brown), Thoemmes Continuum Press, 2005.
“Transphobia, Authenticity, and Sexual Abuse” in Trans/Forming Feminisms (ed. Krista Scott-Dixon), Sumach Press, 2006.
“Evil Deceivers and Make-Believers: Transphobic Violence and the Politics of Illusion,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, forthcoming 2007.
“Rediscovering the Subject: Berkeley and Hume on the Elusive Self,” in Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind (ed. Jon Miller), Kluwer Publishers, forthcoming 2007.
“Gender, Identity, Theory and Action” in Gender and Power (eds. G. Eisman and G. Stahly), monograph series Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Enduring Societal Issues, Stylus Publications, forthcoming.
“Action Research to Address Gender and Sexuality-Based Violence”, CSU Conference on Community Based Teaching and Research, Cal Poly Pomona, March 3-4, 2006.
“Berkeley on the Privacy of Ideas,” International Berkeley Conference, University of Tartu, Estonia, September 5-8, 2005.
“Transphobia and Authenticity”, Doctor of Public Health Program Series, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, April 8, 2005.
"Authenticity, Transphobia, and Sexual Abuse", Ninth Annual Southern California Philosophy Conference, University of California, Irvine, October 30, 2004.
“True Story,” Afternoon Delight, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Institute, August 21, 2005.
Distinguished Woman Award, CSULA, 2005.
"Thinking About a Professional Ethics", Language Assessment Quarterly, I (2 &3), 2004, 97-107.
Awards and Recognitions:
Outstanding Professor Award, CSULA 2007-08.
Faust, Jennifer. 2008. "The Ethics of Scientific Research Utilizing Race as a Variable" Social Philosophy Today Special Issue on Race and Diversity in the Global Context, volume 24.
Faust, Jennifer. 2008. "Can Religious Arguments Persuade?" International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Special Issue on Ethics of Belief 63 (February), 71-86.
Faust, Jennifer. 2007. "Unreasonable Accommodations?: Waiving Logic Requirements for Students with (Relevant) Disabilities," Teaching Philosophy Special Issue on Teaching Students with Disabilities 30:4 (December), 357-381.
Faust, Jennifer. 2007. "Moving the Academy Closer to Utopia: What All Faculty Can Do to Create LGBT-Friendly Campuses" Teaching Philosophy Special Issue on Teaching in a Climate of Conservatism 30:2 (June), 201-215.
“Unreasonable Accommodations?: Waiving Logic Requirements for Students with (Relevant) Disabilities,” Teaching Philosophy, Special Issue on Teaching Students with Disabilities, 30:4 (Decembern 2007), 357-381.
“Moving the Academy Closer to Utopia: What All Faculty Can Do to Create LGBT-Friendly Campuses,” Teaching Philosophy, Special Issue on Teaching in a Climate of Conservatism, 30:2 (June 2007), 201-215.
Review of Engendering Rationalities, eds. Nancy Tuana and Sandra Morgan. Hypatia 20:2.
Review of Guardians of the Moral Order: the Legal Philosophy of the Supreme Court, 1860-1910, Mark Warren Bailey. Law and Politics Book Review 14:8 (August): 634-638.
“Race as a Proxy for Genetic Ancestry, Revisited” Minnesota Philosophical Society 2007 Annual Meeting, Saturday, October 20th, 2007, Inver Hills, MN. [invited paper]
“The Ethics of Scientific Research Utilizing Race as a Variable” North American Society for Social Philosophy Conference “Race and Diversity in the Global Context,” July 12-14th, 2007, Millersville University, Lancaster, PA.
“Can Religious Arguments Persuade?” 28th Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference on “The Ethics of Belief”, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, February 9-10th, 2007.
Outstanding Professor Award, CSULA 2007-08.
2007 Sabbatical Leave Project Title: “Naturalizing Culture: The Science of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation” California State University, Los Angeles.
Transgender Studies and Feminism: Theory, Politics and Gendered Realities, special issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, co-edited with Talia Mae Bettcher, (24:3) Summer 2009.
“Essences, Intersections, and North American Feminist Philosophy,” Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, ed. Cheryl Misak. Oxford University Press, 2008: 595-625.
“Intersections, Social Change, and ‘Engaged’ Theories: Implications of North American Feminism.” Pacific and American Studies 8 (March 2008), 99-111.
“Should Feminist Philosophers Care about Essences?” Philosophical Studies (Tetsugaku-Zasshi, University of Tokyo). Translated into Japanese "Feminisuto tetsugakusha wa honshitsu wo kinikakeru bekika," 122 (2007), 113-139.
“Intersectionality: Lugones’ Colonial/Modern Gender System and the Multiplication of Genders,” National Women’s Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2009.
Keynote Founders and Authors Panel, Conference on the 25th Anniversary of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, University of Washington, October 2009.
“Intersectionality, Metaphors, and Gender(s),” Feminist Ethics and Social Theory Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL, September 2009.
“Feminist Philosophy and Culture: East-West Dialogue,” panelist and organizer of session, World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul, August 2008.
“Intersectionality and Genders: A Reconsideration,” International Association of Women Philosophers, Seoul, July 2008.
Invited Speaker in “Dialogues among Women Philosophers from Diverse Cultures,” International Association of Women Philosophers, Seoul, July 2008.
“Implications of Intersectionality,” Society for Analytic Feminism, University of Kentucky, April 2008.
“The Relevance of Intersections,” Kyoto Forum on Public Philosophy, Kobe, Japan, March 2008.
“’Difficult Conversations’: Feminist Sexualities and Identities,” panel presentation and moderator, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL, September 28, 2007.
“Should Feminist Philosophers Care about Essences?” Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Tokyo, July 4, 2007.
“’Intersectionality’ in North American Feminist Philosophy: How to Deal with Gender, Race, Class, Sexual Orientation and More!” Gender Studies and Public Sociology Project Colloquium, University of Tokyo, June 6, 2007.
“Intersections, Social Change, and ‘Engaged’ Theories,” Center for Pacific and American Studies Lecture Series, University of Tokyo, May 9, 2007.
Fulbright Scholar, University of Tokyo, Spring 2007.
The Impact of Globalized Neoliberalism in Latin America, editor and co-author, Newbury Park, CA: Hansen Publishing, 2004.
“RevoluciÃ³n, Irracionalidad y Fin de la Historia,” Herramienta, June 2005.
“Â¿Es el capitalismo insuperable?”Herramienta 26 (2005): 123-140.
“Neliberalism and the end of History,” Proceedings of the Pacific Council Conference of Latin American Studies Association, Whittier, CA, 2005.
“Tendencias contemporÃ¡neas en FilosofÃa de la Ciencia,” in Pensar la Ciencia II. Biblioteca del Congreso de la NaciÃ³n. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006: 1-52.
“Progreso cientÃfico y relativismo,” in Cristina Di Gregori, ed. Relativismo y Conocimiento CientÃfico. MÃ©xico, 2006: 130-155.
“Mach vs. Planck: Ni vencedores ni vencidos?”, Analisis Filosofico, 2005. “Tendencias actuales en Filosof’ia de las Ciencias,” Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nacion, Buenos Aires, 2006.
“What is that Thing called Philosophy of Technology,” in EOSS, Unesco, 2006.
“The Impact of Neoliberalism in Latin America”, CÃ¡diz, Spain, October 2004.
‘The Myth of the Value-Neutrality of Economics”, MÃ©xico, March 2005.
“Putting Aristotle’s Physics in its Place: A Discussion of B. Morison, On Location,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 25 (Summer 2005): 329-366.
“Mathematics in Aristotle,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu. 2004.
“Two Traces of Two-Step Eudoxan Proportion Theory in Aristotle: A Tale of Definitions in Aristotle, with a Moral,” Archive for History of the Exact Sciences, forthcoming.
Review of Theokritos Kouremenos, The Proportions in Aristotle’s Physics 7.5), Isis, forthcoming.
Review of Sherman Stein, Archimedes: What Did He Do Besides Cry Eureka? (Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America, 1999). Aestimatio 2 (2005): 39-41: http://www.ircps.org/publications/aestimatio/aestimatio.htm.
“Conscious Thinking,” forthcoming, internet encyclopedia of philosophy.
“Introspective Availability of Intentional Content,” forthcoming, Cognitive Phenomenology (eds. T. Bayne and M. Montague), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
"Intentional Psychologism," forthcoming, Philosophical Studies.
“Mental Representation,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu. Revised 2004; 2008. (Italian translation, in G.M.Quinto, ed.,IdentitÃ , rappresentazione, simulazione: Filosofia e teorie della mente, forthcoming.)
“Jerrold J. Katz,” entry, Lexicon Grammaticorum: Who’s Who in the History of World Linguistics, forthcoming.
“The Phenomenology of Cognition, Or, What Is It Like to Think That P?”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research LXIX (2004): 1-36.
1. “Demonstrative Thoughts”:
Phenomenal Intentionality Research Program Workshop, University of Arizona, October 17-19, 2008.
Consciousness and Thought, Dubrovnik, Croatia, August 26-28, 2008.
2. “The Introspective Availability of Intentional Content”:
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2008, University of Arizona, Tucson, April 2008;
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Eleventh Annual Conference, Las Vegas, June 2007;
Northwest Philosophy Conference, Lewis and Clark College, October 2007;
California Phenomenology Circle, November 2007.
3. “Cognitive Acuity”:
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2007, Roland EÃ¶tvÃ¶s University, Budapest, Hungary, July 2007.
4. “Unconscious Intentionality”:
California Phenomenology Circle Annual Conference, San Luis Obispo (sponsored by California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and University of California, Merced), June 2007.
5. “Intentional Psychologism”:
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2006, University of Arizona, Tucson, April 2006;
Tenth Annual Southern California Philosophy Conference, California State University, Northridge, October 2005;
UC Irvine, December 2005; Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Ninth Annual Conference, California Institute of Technology, June 2005.
6. “The Burgean Intuitions,”:
Ninth Annual Southern California Philosophy Conference, UC Irvine, October 2004.
1. My co-edited volume, Indian Ethics: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges is appearing in an Indian edition with Oxford university Press.
2. Also some of the offices below are recent. I am also the Chair of the Philosophy of Religion section of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) 2004-2010.
President, Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy, 2008-2010.
Member, Board of Trustees, Parliament of the World's Religions, Program Co-Chair, Melbourne Parliament, 2009.
Indian Ethics: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges, co-edited with P. Bilimoria, forthcoming, Ashgate Press, December 2007.
“The Clash or the Dialogue of Civilizations?” in Gary Kessler, ed., Voices of Wisdom, 5th ed., Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2004, pp. 14-15.
“The Trajectories of Hindu Ethics,” in The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics, William Schweiker, ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Company, forthcoming 2004.
“Panikkar’s Cosmotheandric Intuition,” in The Cross-Cultural Achievement of Ramon Panikkar, Ignasi Boada, ed. Barcelona: UNESCO, 2004.
“Gandhi’s Religious Ethics as Touchstone, “ in Festschrift for Bettina Baeumer, Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts, New Delhi, forthcoming December 2005.
“Preface” to Unraveling the Mysteries of Mysticism by Randal Firestone. Atlanta, GA: Mellen University Press, March 2006.
“Hegel and the Non-European ‘Other’ in Post-Colonial Philosophy of Religion, P. Bilimoria, ed. Routledge, 2006.
Articles on Samkara, Ramanuja, Upanishadic Philosophy, and Early Indian Educational Philosophy. Encyclopedia of India, Stanley Wolpert, ed. Scribner’s/MacMillan, 2005.
“Gandhi and the Challenge of Terrorism,” in Gandhi: Prophet of the Twenty-First Century, Douglas Allen, ed. Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.
Senior Fellow Martin Marty Center, University of Chicago, 2005-2006 Outstanding Professor Award, CSLA, 2005-06.
President Elect, Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy 2007-09.
Trustee, Parliament of the World’s Religions 2006-2011.
“Husserl on Personal Individuation,” California Phenomenology Circle, Saint Luis Obispo, April 5 2008.
Commentary on Michael Sigrists’s “Husserl’s Account of Ideal Content and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind,” Husserl Circle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 26, 2008.
"On Neo-Husserlianism," online article, http://newschool.edu/GF/phil/husserl/ Future/Part%20Two/Shim.html
“Duality of Non-Conceptual Content in Husserl’s Phenomenology of Perception,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 4 (2) pp. 209-229.
“Leibniz on Concept and Substance,” International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (3), pp. 309-325.
“How does Husserl make sense?” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Philadelphia, Oct. 2006.
“Bisexuality”, in Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, ed. Alan Soble, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.
“Gay Marriage and Bisexuality,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (vol. 4, no. 1, Fall 2004).
“Iris Murdoch’s The Sovereignty of the Good and Tom Joslin’s Documentary Silverlake Life” APA Pacific Division Meeting, Portland, Oregon, March 23rd, 2006.
“Symposium on Richard Wollheim” Chair and Presenter, APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, March 23rd, 2005.
Distinguished Woman Award, CSULA, 2006.
Los Angeles, CA –- 07/01/10 -– “I Built It,” a documentary-video collaboration between Cal State L.A. and Art Simon Productions, recently garnered two Silver Tellys at the 31st Annual Telly Awards out of more than 13,000 entries from 50 states and five continents.
“I Built It” was written, produced and directed for the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards by Alan Bloom (Shadow Hills-Los Angeles resident), professor of communication studies at Cal State L.A., and CSULA alumnus Art Simon (Glendale resident), CEO of Art Simon Productions. They received a Silver Telly, the competition’s highest honor, in two categories: Recruitment and Government Relations. To view the video project, go to:
Bobby McFerrin Video “Opportunity” (Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Alan Bloom) Published by Capitol Records on the iTunes Online Music Store.
Designed: August 2005-May 2006: Digital Film Program for Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL 66 units (15 original courses). NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accreditation May 2006.
July 2005. Served as a Guest Artist in the International Dance Workshop for CSU Summer Arts on the Fresno State campus working with the Kannon Dance Company from St. Petersburg, Russia.
“Lawyers Not in Love: The Defenders and Sixties TV,” Television and New Media, 8, 2 (2007), 144-68.
“Surf TV.” Invited Column for FlowTV: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture. http://www.flowtv.org/
“Telling Stories: Oral Histories, Popular Media, and Historiography.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, October 2006, Oakland, CA
“Does Media Policy Matter?” Presented at the Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 2007, Chicago.
Journal of e-Media Studies. Published by Dartmouth College.
Anthony Cox, M.F.A.
A contributing author to forthcoming edited textbook, Race and Media (SAGE, Ed., Dr. Lena Chao).
Professor Kristiina Hackel of Communications Studies received a Webby Award nomination for her webseries "Speedie Date," which she produced and directed. "Speedie Date" was nominated for an award in the Drama Series category, and an individual episode (#2: Amanda and Chad) was selected as a Webby Honoree for Drama Individual Episode. The Webby Awards is the leading international award for excellence on the internet. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences select the nominees in as many as 70 categories.
2005 University Film and Video Conference, Professor Hackel presented one scholarly paper, one of her short scripts, was a respondent to two dramatic scripts and one documentary script, and had her film, The Trojan Newsreels showcased.
Directed and co-wrote the feature film, Northern Lights, which is currently in post-production. She is in pre-production on her next writing/directing project, Flags.
For the second consecutive year, she served as a faculty mentor for the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival’s Pavillion student internship program.
At radio station KPFK-Pacifica, she is co-creator, producer and on-air host for the weekly African American public affairs program, Beautiful Struggle, which is one of Southern California’s more successful (40,000+ weekly listeners) radio news forums.