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
$94,199

Mathias Schulze and Christopher Brown
SDSU-LARC National Language Training Center for DoD
Institution of International Education
$1,799,999

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
$199,999

Elizabeth Pollard
Building a Comics and Social Justice Curriculum
National Endowment for the Humanities
$149,998

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 
$293,846 

David Cline
Relevancy and History Pilot Project
California Department of Parks and Recreation
$142,074

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"
2022
Rutgers University Press

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

book cover - forest with lakeENIKO CSOMAY
"The Routledge Handbook of Corpora and English Language Teaching and Learning"
2022
with Reka R. Jablonkai (eds.)
Routledge

book cover - person in boat on water near the Solomon IslandsMATTHEW LAUER
"Sensing Disaster: Local Knowledge and Vulnerability in Oceania"
2023
University of California Press

book cover - colorful abstract circlesJENNIFER SHEPPARD
"Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects" (3rd edition)
2022
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"
2022
with Victor de Munck (eds.)
Manchester University Press