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 2020-2021 academic year, CAL faculty and staff were awarded $5M+ in external funding.

Selected Recent Grants

Rey, Sergio
Comparative Regional Inequality Dynamics: Multiscalar and Multinational Perspectives
NSF Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

Mathias Schulze and Christopher Brown
SDSU-LARC National Language Training Center for DoD
Institution of International Education

Daniel Sousa and Trent Biggs
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Estuarine and Inland Water Quality: Empirical Line Method-based Atmospheric Correction and Data
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Elizabeth Pollard
Building a Comics and Social Justice Curriculum
National Endowment for the Humanities

Hilary McMillan
Missing the Main Load? Quantifying Marine Debris Loadings From Storm Drain and River Margin Sources in the San Diego River. 
DOC National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

David Cline
Relevancy and History Pilot Project
California Department of Parks and Recreation

Recent Book Publications

book cover - babyclothes on a lineMONICA J. CASPER
"Babylost: Racism, Survival, and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality, from A to Z"
Rutgers University Press

book cover - Black soliderDAVID P. CLINE
"Twice Forgotten: African Americans and the Korean War, An Oral History."
The University of North Carolina Press

book cover - forest with lakeENIKO CSOMAY
"The Routledge Handbook of Corpora and English Language Teaching and Learning"
with Reka R. Jablonkai (eds.)

book cover - person in boat on water near the Solomon IslandsMATTHEW LAUER
"Sensing Disaster: Local Knowledge and Vulnerability in Oceania"
University of California Press

book cover - colorful abstract circlesJENNIFER SHEPPARD
"Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects" (3rd edition)
with Cheryl Ball and Kristin Arola
Macmillan Learning

book cover - colorful carvingELISA SOBO
"The anthropology of power, agency, and morality: The enduring legacy of F. G. Bailey"
with Victor de Munck (eds.)
Manchester University Press