SUMMER AND FALL 2009STUDENTS
Elwing S. Gonzalez received the university-wide nomination for entry in the Western Association of Graduate Schools Outstanding Thesis Award competition. Her thesis is titled “Odd Man Out: Shifting Notions of Culture, Community, and Marginalization in Alhambra, California: 1940s to 1990s.” She defended the thesis in Spring 2009 working with Professors Francisco Balderrama, Carole Srole, and Mark Wild.
David Jamison won a CSU-wide Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship.
Daniel Pierce won first place in the Humanities and Letters Research Category at the 23rd Annual CSU Research Competition held in May 2009. His award-winning paper discussed Soviet history.
Stanley Burstein saw new editions of three books appear: a second edition of Ancient Greece: A Brief History (Oxford University Press, co-authored with S. Pomeroy, J. Roberts and W. Donlan); a fourth edition of The Ancient World: Readings in Social and Cultural History (Prentice Hall, co-authored with D. B. Nagle); and a second edition of Ancient African Civilizations: Kush and Axum (Markus Wiener Publishers). His book, The Reign of Cleopatra (Greenwood Press) also appeared in a Polish translation. And for those who do not read Polish, he appeared as the principal talking head on a television program entitled “Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer,” which aired on the Discovery Channel on August 24, 2009.
Choi Chatterjee completed “From Public, to Private, to Public Again: Women and Festivity in Twentieth Century Russia,” forthcoming in Julie Buckler and Emily Johnson, eds., Rites of Place: Public Commemoration and Celebration in Russia and Beyond. She also received a grant from Indiana University, Bloomington to organize an international interdisciplinary conference entitled "Everyday Life in Russia: Strategies, Subjectivities and Perspectives" to be held in Bloomington in Spring 2010. She serves on the Program Review Committee for the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, (2009-2011) and will chair the AAASS Program Committee when their annual meeting comes to Los Angeles in 2010.
Don Dewey’s book, James Madison: Defender of the Republic (Nova Science Books, 2009) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history.
Kittiya Lee held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Center for Historical Studies at Ohio State University during the 2008-2009 academic year. She also won two prizes: the Lewis Hanke Prize for postdoctoral research, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History and the American Historical Association; and an Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the Western Hemisphere from the AHA. She had accepted for publication “Notes on the Local-Rooting and Early Development of Two Colonial Lingua Francas, Portuguese America, 1500-1750s,” in Language Imperialism and Language Ecologies in Latin America, eds. Salikoko Mufwene and Bruce Mannheim (University of Chicago Press).
Ping Yao joined the editorial board of T’ang Studies in May 2009 and the editorial board of the Journal of Daoist Studies in July 2009. In 2008, she was a Research Associate and Visiting Professor with the Women's Studies in Religion Program at the Harvard Divinity School. She published two articles: “Good Karmic Connections: Buddhist Mothers and Their Children in Tang China (618-907),” Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China 10.1 (2008): 57-85; and “Western Scholarship on Religion and Women in Tang China.” (In Chinese) Li Xiaobing and Tian Xiansheng, eds. Western Scholarship on China. Shanghai: Shanghai Cishu Chubanshe, 2008, 75-90.