Grants and Publications

Our reputation for excellence is built on scholarship and practice. A strong research agenda ensures that the College of Arts and Letters is a major contributor to the growing body of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences. 

During the 2022-2023 academic year, CAL faculty and staff were awarded $13M+ in external funding.

Selected Recent Grants

Monica Casper
Preventing Gender-Based Violence and Supporting Survivors in University Cultural Resource Centers
U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
$500,000

Joseph J. Sabia
Assessing the Efficacy of Increasing Access to Tobacco Harm Reduction Products: New Evidence on Intended and Unintended Effects
Foundation for a Smoke Free World 
$1,647,714

Hilary McMillan
Synthesizing Hydrologic Process Knowledge Through a Community Database
National Science Foundation
$376,029

Daniel Sousa
Fieldwork to Support Fall 2023 FireSense Airborne Science: 3D Structure, Live Fuel Moisture, Soil Moisture, and Burn Temperature
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$152,902

Ronald Shadbegian
The Economic Burden of Tobacco Product
California Department of Public Health
$108,084

Trent Biggs, Pascale Marcelli, Amy Quandt, and Ramona Perez
Expanding and Diversifying Careers in sustainable food systems along the US-Mexico Border
USDA Agricultural Research Service
$550,000

Douglas Stow
SDSU TCTAC for EPA Region 9: Center for Community Climate Action, Energy and Environment Justice
Environmental Protection Agency
$1,320,000

Mathias Schulze and Christopher Brown
SDSU-LARC National Language Training Center for DoD
Institute of International Education
$900,000

Recent & Upcoming Book Publications

book cover - Coerced Liberation:ZAMIRA ABMAN
"Coerced Liberation: Muslim Women in Soviet Tajikistan"
2024
University of Toronto Press

book cover - The Renaissance and the Wider World - painting from Renaissance, IslamJOANNE M. FERRARO
"The Renaissance and the Wider World"
2024
Bloomsbury Publishing

book cover - heart with bedroom in shadowNORAH P. SHULTZ (ed.)
"Revising the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum to Engage Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion"
2024
Routledge

TAHARKA ADÉ
"W. E. B. Du Bois’ Africa: Scrambling for a New Africa"
2023
Anthem Press

RICHARD L. CARRICO
"Monsters on the Loose: The True Story of Three Unsolved Murders in Prohibition Era San Diego"
2023
WildBlue Press

JONATHAN GRAUBART
"Jewish Self-Determination beyond Zionism: Lessons from Hannah Arendt and Other Pariahs"
2023
Temple University Press

PETER C. HERMAN
"Early Modern Others: Resisting Bias in Renaissance Literature"
2023
Routledge

AMANDA KEARNEY
"Jakarda Wuka (Too Many Stories): Narratives of Rock Art from Yanyuwa Country in Northern Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria"
2023
with li-Yanyuwa li-Wirdiwalangu, Liam M. Brady, and John Bradley
Sydney University Press

MATTHEW LAUER
"Sensing Disaster: Local Knowledge and Vulnerability in Oceania"
2023
University of California Press

SETH MALLIOS
"Historic Walking Tours of San Diego State"
2023
Montezuma Publishing

STEPHEN-PAUL MARTIN
"Twenty Twenty"
2023
Spuyten Duyvil

EMILY SCHUCKMAN MATTHEWS
"Sex Work in Contemporary Russia: A Cultural Perspective"
2023
Rowman & Littlefield

STEPHEN L. WEBER
"Reflections in the Mirror of Life: A Philosopher's Notebook"
2023
San Diego State University Press

AMY WONG
"Stories of Survival: The Paradox of Suicide Vulnerability and Resiliency among Asian American College Students"
2023
Oxford University Press

 

MONICA J. CASPER
"Babylost: Racism, Survival, and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality, from A to Z"
2022
Rutgers University Press

DAVID P. CLINE
"Twice Forgotten: African Americans and the Korean War, An Oral History."
2022
The University of North Carolina Press

ENIKO CSOMAY
"The Routledge Handbook of Corpora and English Language Teaching and Learning"
2022
with Reka R. Jablonkai (eds.)
Routledge

JENNIFER SHEPPARD
"Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects" (3rd edition)
2022
with Cheryl Ball and Kristin Arola
Macmillan Learning

ELISA SOBO
"The anthropology of power, agency, and morality: The enduring legacy of F. G. Bailey"
2022
with Victor de Munck (eds.)
Manchester University Press