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
$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

Andy Wiese
Urbanism and Suburbanization in the EU Countries and Abroad: Reflexion in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
Palacky University 
$62,695

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

Daniel Sousa
Analyzing the Land-Use Change Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration Related Infrastructure Changes on Arctic Communities
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
$50,000

Gregory Daddis
Faith and Fear: War and America in the Long Cold War Era
Charles Koch Foundation
$54,915

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 - colorful abstract circlesJENNIFER SHEPPARD
"Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects" (3rd edition)
2022
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.