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

Fernando De Sales
Fire Impacts on Precipitation through Land-atmosphere Interactions in Savannas
University of California at Los Angeles
$42,471

Sergio Rey
Spatial Homogeneity Learning Models with Applications to Socioeconomic Problems
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
$115,726

Gregory Daddis
Hub & Spoke Post-Doctorate Fellowship Program
Florida State University
$95,000

Clarissa Clo
Race, Citizenship, and Hip-Hop in Italy  
Institute of Italian Culture
$9,825

Mathias Schulze and Christopher Brown
Defense Language Institute (DLI) Language Immersion Training
U.S. Department of Defense
$810,267

Amy Quandt
Climate change adaptation through agroforestry: an integrated socio-economic and biophysical assessment in two semi-arid regions
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
$328,622

Erika Robb Larkins
Building the Humanities through Brazilian Studies
National Endowment for the Humanities
$149,998

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

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

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

book cover - street with Chinese signageZHENG-SHENG ZHANG
"Chinese Signs: An Introduction to China's Linguistic Landscape"
2024
Cambridge University Press

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