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.

Recent Grants

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

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

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

Consuelo Salas
Creating Expansive Approaches to the Teaching of Writing in a Southern California Border Region
National Endowment for the Humanities

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

Erika Robb Larkins
The Making of Modern Brazil: Marginal Spaces, Race, and Urban Life
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 

Joseph Sabia
Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies (CHEPS)
Charles Koch Foundation

Recent Book, Edited Volume and Special Journal Issue Publications

  • BARTEL, REBECCA. 2021. Card Carrying Christians: Debt and the Making of Free Market Spirituality in Colombia. University of California Press.
  • BLUM, EDWARD J. 2021. War is all Hell: The Nature of Evil and the Civil War. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • BORGSTROM, MICHAEL. 2021. Befriending the Queer Nineteenth Century: Curious Attachments. Routledge.
  • BRAJE, TODD, Jon Erlandson, and Torben Rick. 2021. Islands Through Time: A Human and Ecological History of the Northern Channel Islands. Roman & Littlefield.
  • CARRUTHERS, DAVID and Kristen Hill Maher. 2021. Unequal Neighbors: Place Stigma and the Making of a Local Border. Oxford University Press.
  • CASPER, MONICA J. 2022.  Babylost: Racism, Survival, and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality, from A to Z. Rutgers University Press.
  • CLINE, DAVID P. 2022. Twice Forgotten: African Americans and the Korean War, An Oral History. The University of North Carolina Press.
  • DE LA PEÑA, MATT (author) and Christian Robinson (Illustrator). 2021. Milo Imagines the World. ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.
  • DEL CASTILLO, ADELAIDA R. and Gibrán Güido(eds.). 2021. Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood: Queer Chicano/Mexicano Desire and Belonging. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • GANSTER, PAUL and Kimberly Collins. 2021. The U.S.-Mexican Border Today: Conflict and Cooperation in Historical Perspective, Fourth Edition. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • HILL MAHER, KRISTEN and David Carruthers. 2021. Unequal Neighbors: Place Stigma and the Making of a Local Border. Oxford University Press.
  • JAFFE, HAROLD. 2021. Brut: Writings on Art & Artists. Anti-Oedipus Press.
  • JOASSART-MARCELLI, PASCALE. 2021. The $16 Taco: Contested Geographies of Food, Ethnicity, and Gentrification. University of Washington Press.
  • KEATING, G. D., M.J. Leeser, & W. Wong (Eds.). 2021. Research on second language processing and processing instruction: Studies in honor of Bill VanPatten. Philadelphia/Amsterdam. John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/sibil.62
  • NARA, ATSUSHI and Ming-Hsiang Tsou (Eds.) 2021. Empowering Human Dynamics Research with Social Media and Geospatial Data Analytics. Springer Nature.
  • NERICCIO, WILLIAM, Antonio Rafele, and Frederick Luis Aldama. 2021. Cultural Studies in the Digital Age: An Anthology of 21st Century Interdisciplinary Inquiries, Postulations, and Findings. Hyperbole Books.
  • POLLARD, ELIZABETH, Jeremy Adelman, & Robert Tignor. 2021. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present. W. W. Norton & Company.
  • SHEPPARD, JENNIFER, Cheryl Ball, and Kristin Arola. 2022. Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects, 3rd edition. Macmillan Learning.
  • TSOU, MING-HSIANG and Atsushi Nara (Eds.) 2021. Empowering Human Dynamics Research with Social Media and Geospatial Data Analytics. Springer Nature.