About Us

Created by undergraduate and graduate students, Perspectives is an award-winning journal that celebrates the talents of student writers, researchers, and editors. Serving the History Department at California State University, Los Angeles since 1973, it is our mission to provide undergraduate and graduate students an accessible forum for their historical research projects.
Published in print and electronically every year, Perspectives is the product of History 497, an upper-division course that is responsible for the editing and publishing process, taught by Dr. Pfleger. Sponsored by the Eta Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, the journal is published every spring with submissions accepted at the end of every fall semester.
We strongly encourage all history students to submit their original research projects and/or enroll in HIST 497. Submission guidelines can be found here. To receive a copy of a current edition of the journal please visit the Phi Alpha Theta lounge in King Hall C4030.


About The Editors of Volume 43

Perspectives editors are made up of undergraduate and graduate students of Cal State LA History Department, who are also members of the Eta Xi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.
The editors of Volume 43 have worked tireless to ensure that our articles, special features, and book reviews provide relevant scholarship and contribute to meaningful discussions by the diverse student body of Cal State LA.

We thank our academic advisor Dr. Pfleger for her advisement and commitment to the journal.

 editors 2016


From left to right: (top) Megan Lange, Natalie Torres, Joann Medrano, Mayra Jaimes,
Jessica Bravo, Nicole Batten, Amalia Castaneda, Gabriela Rojas, Jessica De Lao 
(bottom) Mikhail Pronilover, Daniel Garcia, Azamat Lachinov, Gordon Sutton, Ben Baca