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

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

Andy Wiese
Urbanism and Suburbanization in the EU Countries and Abroad: Reflexion in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
Palacky University 

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

Daniel Sousa
Analyzing the Land-Use Change Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration Related Infrastructure Changes on Arctic Communities
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Gregory Daddis
Faith and Fear: War and America in the Long Cold War Era
Charles Koch Foundation

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

  • BARTEL, REBECCA. "Card Carrying Christians: Debt and the Making of Free Market Spirituality in Colombia." University of California Press.
  • BLUM, EDWARD J. "War is all Hell: The Nature of Evil and the Civil War." University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • BORGSTROM, MICHAEL. "Befriending the Queer Nineteenth Century: Curious Attachments." Routledge.
  • BRAJE, TODD, Jon Erlandson, and Torben Rick. "Islands Through Time: A Human and Ecological History of the Northern Channel Islands." Roman & Littlefield.
  • CARRUTHERS, DAVID and Kristen Hill Maher. "Unequal Neighbors: Place Stigma and the Making of a Local Border." Oxford University Press.
  • DE LA PEÑA, MATT (author) and Christian Robinson (Illustrator). "Milo Imagines the World." ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.
  • DEL CASTILLO, ADELAIDA R. and Gibrán Güido (eds.). "Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood: Queer Chicano/Mexicano Desire and Belonging." Palgrave Macmillan.
  • GANSTER, PAUL and Kimberly Collins. "The U.S.-Mexican Border Today: Conflict and Cooperation in Historical Perspective, Fourth Edition. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • HILL MAHER, KRISTEN and David Carruthers. "Unequal Neighbors: Place Stigma and the Making of a Local Border." Oxford University Press.
  • JAFFE, HAROLD. Brut: Writings on Art & Artists. Anti-Oedipus Press.
  • JOASSART-MARCELLI, PASCALE. "The $16 Taco: Contested Geographies of Food, Ethnicity, and Gentrification." University of Washington Press.
  • KEATING, G. D., M.J. Leeser, & W. Wong (Eds.). "Research on second language processing and processing instruction: Studies in honor of Bill VanPatten." John Benjamins. 
  • NARA, ATSUSHI and Ming-Hsiang Tsou (Eds.) "Empowering Human Dynamics Research with Social Media and Geospatial Data Analytics." Springer Nature.
  • NERICCIO, WILLIAM, Antonio Rafele, and Frederick Luis Aldama. "Cultural Studies in the Digital Age: An Anthology of 21st Century Interdisciplinary Inquiries, Postulations, and Findings." Hyperbole Books.
  • POLLARD, ELIZABETH, Jeremy Adelman, & Robert Tignor. "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present." W. W. Norton & Company.
  • TSOU, MING-HSIANG and Atsushi Nara (Eds.) "Empowering Human Dynamics Research with Social Media and Geospatial Data Analytics." Springer Nature.