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Faculty in the News

  • Political Science

    Peter Minowitz

    August 25, 2019

    Peter Minowitz wrote a letter that ran in The Mercury News about avoiding inflammatory language around women’s sexual rights.

  • Religious Studies

    Elizabeth Drescher

    August 14, 2019

    Elizabeth Drescher was quoted in a story that ran in the National Post and 71 other outlets about the meaning behind millennials calling their pets and plants ‘babies.’ 

  • Anthropology

    Michelle Bezanson

    August 14, 2019

    Michelle Bezanson was quoted in ScienceBlogUT Newsand a dozen other outlets about her work exploring how researchers leave out a portion of primate species in their studies, putting lesser-known species at risk.

  • Sociology

    Enrique Pumar

    August 8, 2019

    Enrique Pumar was a guest expert on CNN numerous times, as well as Univision, discussing racial tensions and the rise of hate crimes in the US. 

  • Psychology

    Tom Plante

    August 4, 2019

    Tom Plante was interviewed by ABC 7 News and KTVU Fox 2 discussing the implications of mass shootings in the U.S.

  • Art and Art History

    Ryan Carrington

    August 3, 2019

    Ryan Carrington and the students in his “Site Specific Art: Landscapes” course were mentioned in The Daily Journal for working with landscape architect W. Gary Smith to create installations included in the Filoli exhibition.

  • Philosophy

    Shannon Vallor

    August 2, 2019 re-ran a 2017 article featuring Shannon Vallor discussing why technologists need a crash course in ethics.

  • History

    Barbara Moloney

    August 1, 2019

    Barbara Moloney was quoted in the The Cut about the Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe.

  • Environmental Studies and Sciences

    CJ Gabbe

    July 15, 2019

    C.J. Gabbe was quoted in an article in Governing Online about how tire-chalking methods of enforcing parking limits have been deemed unconstitutional in some cases. 

  • History

    Paul Mariani, S.J.

    July 10, 2019

    Paul Mariani, S.J. was quoted in Catholic Philly and three other outlets about a rare exhibit of Jesuit artists’ work in China now on display at the Smithsonian.

  • Ethnic Studies

    Allia Griffin

    July 9, 2019

    Allia Griffin was mentioned in Before It's News for her participation in an Arts in Corrections conference held at SCU.

  • Anna Sampaio

    Ethnic Studies

    Anna Sampaio

    June 28, 2019

    Anna Sampaio was featured in Vox and three other outlets sharing her views on the Democratic debates.

  • Religious Studies

    Paul Schutz

    June 24, 2019

    Paul J. Schutz wrote an op-ed for National Catholic Reporter touching upon transgender identity in the Catholic community.

  • History

    Nancy Unger

    June 23, 2019

    Nancy Unger was featured on American History TV where she spoke about the role of the LGBTQ community at gay bars in the 1940s and 50s. She also was mentioned on C-SPAN 5 for her presentation on the Stonewall Riots and history of LGBTQ+ activism.

  • Art & Art History

    Takeshi Moro

    June 18, 2019

    Takeshi Moro’s participation in a Japantowon exhibit on  Transient Existence, focused on internment camps and other transience, was covered KQED Arts.

  • English

    Amy Lueck

    June 18, 2019

    Amy Lueck wrote a personal article on Avidly about going back through her high school yearbooks.

  • Christina Zanfagna


    Christina Zanfagna

    June 8, 2019

    Christina Zanfagna was quoted in MSN Entertainment, ABCand PressFrom about the recent popularity of referencing religion in Hip Hop music.

  • Anthropology

    Robin Nelson

    June 6, 2019

    Robin Nelson was quoted in Earth & Space Science News about the absence of gender equality in the study of oceanography and the science field in general.

  • Communication

    Nico Opper

    June 5, 2019

    Nico Opper and their partner Kristan Cassady were featured on IndieWire for their short form series “The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story” that unravels the foster-to-adoption process.

  • Communication

    Rohit Chopra

    May 27, 2019

    Rohit Chopra was mentioned in New Indian Express about the shared vulnerabilities between the NRI Hindu community and other minorities like Muslims and Sikhs.

  • Communication

    Laura Ellingson

    May 24, 2019

    Laura Ellingson was a guest on NPR’s Defining Moments, discussing her recently published article about the long-term implications of cancer survivorship.

  • English

    Diane Dreher

    May 23, 2019

    Diane Dreher was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio about the process of self-discovery and mentoring others to help discover themselves.

  • English

    Tim Myers

    May 21, 2019

    A children’s book by Tim Myers, “Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates”,  was mentioned in The Mercury News as a summer must-read.

  • Public Health

    Jamie Chang

    May 15, 2019

    Research by Jamie Chang was published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine about time requirements of prescribing opioids for patients with chronic noncancer pain.

  • Ethnic Studies

    James Lai

    May 13, 2019

    James Lai spoke to Vox about how Trump’s anti-immigration stance convinced Asian-American swing voters to side with the Democratic party.

  • History

    David Skinner

    May 1, 2019

    David Skinner published a page in the Free Online Library about his thoughts about the book Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in Sierra Leone by Alusine Jalloh.

  • Biology

    Brody Sandel

    April 30, 2019

    Brody Sandel’s research about the relationship between climate and assemblage composition of birds and trees was featured in Frontiers.

  • Anthropology

    Mythri Jegathesan

    April 28, 2019

    Mythri Jegathesan co-wrote an op-ed in CNN about the world support needed after the deadly bomb attacks in Sri Lanka to ensure a peaceful future.

  • Art & Art History

    Kathleen Maxwell

    April 17, 2019

    Kathleen Maxwell was interviewed on KRON 4 about the restoration of the cathedral.

  • Art & Art History

    Renee Billingslea

    April 13, 2019

    Renee Billingslea was interviewed on KXL and KINK about her photography exhibit in the Archer Gallery at Clark College.

  • Religious Studies

    Paul Crowley, S.J.

    April 9, 2019

    Paul Crowley, S.J. was quoted in Oakland North about the Oakland Diocese publishing names of clergy sexual abusers and other efforts needed to regain the public’s trust.

  • Political Science

    Matthew Lesenyie

    April 6, 2019

    Matthew Lesenyie was interviewed on ABC 7 News about Governor Newsom’s trip to El Salvador to examine the refugee crisis in Central America.