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Masculinity, Politics and Personality Are Topics of New Faculty Publications

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Three new books, several articles and presentations, and awards for creativity and service are among the latest accomplishments by Cal State Fullerton faculty members. Among them are: 

Alissa Ackerman, assistant professor of criminal justice, is a co-author of a new book called“Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election.” The Praeger publication explores sexism and gender bias in U.S. political and social culture.

Adam Golub, professor of American studies, saw his short story “Lone Pine” named a semifinalist in Carve Magazine‘s 2018 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. An unpublished collection of his work, “Genuine Natural Color: Stories,” received an honorable mention in the 2018 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest. Another one of his works, “Genuine Natural Color” was published in the Linden Avenue Literary Journal in May.

Sean R. Hogan, associate professor of social work, is presenting “Foster Youth and College Campus Support Program Participation: Physical and Mental Health During the First-Year Experience” at the Oct. 2-5 biennial international conference of the European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents in Porto, Portugal.

John Ibson, professor of American studies, is the author of an upcoming book “The Mourning After: Loss and Longing Among Midcentury American Men.” The book, to be published by the University of Chicago Press, reinterprets masculinity and homophobia post-World War II.

“Into the Rose,” a choreography created by Lisa Long, assistant professor of theatre and dance, and CSUF alumnus Omar Guillen (B.A. dance), was performed Sept. 21-24 and Sept. 28-30 as part of the Wayward Artist’s “Faith” Concert at Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana. Senior dance major Ashley Diamond performed the piece. The dance also was performed twice in France during the month of August: in the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth and at the Rue de Peche in Escales as part of Long’s Labyrinth Project.

Shaun Pichler, associate professor of management, was recently named an outstanding reviewer in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion division for the Emerald Publishing’s Literati Awards. For more than 25 years, the Emerald Literati Awards have celebrated and rewarded the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research.

Irena Praitis, professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, penned her fifth book of poetry. Published by Red Mountain Press, “Rods and Koans” traces the intersection of body, mind and everyday objects.

Adrian Rodriguez, assistant professor of human services, authored “Native American-Identified Students’ Transition to College:  A Theoretical Model of Coping Challenges and Resources,” published in the Sept. 11 issue of the Journal of College Student Retention: Research Theory and Practice.

Nancy L. Segal, professor of psychology and director of the Twin Studies Center, is the lead author on a new study published in the September issue of Human Nature. “Pairs of Genetically Unrelated Look-Alikes” extends earlier findings that appearance is not meaningfully related to personality similarity and social relatedness.