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Faculty Conducting Summer Research

Social Science Researchers Pursuing Professional Acitivities

June 11, 2013

Gordon Morris Bakken, emeritus professor of history, has a busy summer ahead researching the agricultural revolution in Montana's late 19th century Gallatin Valley, finishing “A Buck in the Truck: Conservation, Outfitters, and the Law and Politics of Big Game Hunting in the American West” for the University of New Mexico Press and completing an afterword for an anthology on the Women’s National Indian Association. In addition, he will be working on several other publications involving dozens of Cal State Fullerton students, as well as colleagues nationwide.

Others in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences working on research this summer, include:

  • Peter J. Fashing, associate professor of anthropology, is in Ethiopia continuing research on gelada monkeys.
  • Benjamin Cawthra, associate professor of history, is in Italy continuing his research on jazz musician photographs. He is interviewing photographers known for their images of jazz musicians made in the 1950s-70s.
  • John D. Ibson, is conducting research and writing a book on American masculinity in the 1950s.
  • Edythe M. Krampe, full-time lecturer in sociology, is conducting research on women aging well.
  • Carrie M. Lane, associate professor of American studies, is conducting research on professional organizers who organize closets, home offices and other people's possessions.
  • Richard Lippa, professor of psychology, is conducting an online survey, investigating factors that influence sexual attraction. 
  • Sara E. Johnson, associate professor of anthropology, is continuing her environmental research and community service projects with communities and schools in Orange County.
  • Ryan Nichols, associate professor of philosophy, is a fellow at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture through the end of the summer, aiming to better understand the cultural evolution of religion and how religion has shaped societies.
  • Terri L. Snyder, professor of American studies, will spend the summer as a Mellon Fellow at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Va., conducting research on free African American women and the law in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia.
  • Elizabeth G. Pillsworth, assistant professor of anthropology, is in Ecuador continuing her research with a community in the Amazon.
  • Wendy Elliott-Scheinberg, lecturer in history, will spend July in Dorset, England, conducting research for a forthcoming book about colonial Virginia and immigrants from Dorset.

By: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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