Politics and Society
The Persuasive Power of Criticizing with Care
Professor Katie Mercurio's research uncovers a way delivering criticism can invite change and acceptance from all sides of an argument.
Age and Obstacles Don’t Deter Anthropology Major from Pursuing Her Degree
After overcoming obstacles throughout her life, anthropology major Cecelia Lore is utilizing the CSU's fee waiver to pursue her degree.
Crash Course: American Indian Storytelling
Deserea Langley’s “American Indian Storytelling/Oral Narrative” course is bringing the oral tradition of sharing stories, lessons, and customs with younger generations to students.
Graduating Senior Follows ‘Role Model’s’ Footsteps to Florence, Italy
Harnessing a long-held desire to travel, political science and international relations major, Humberto Partida, made his own dream come true by studying in Florence, Italy for a semester.
Office Hours with Multicultural and Gender Studies Assistant Professor Lateasha Meyers
Assistant professor Lateasha Meyers is combining her passion for art and scholarship in leadership in her teaching.
Distinguished Alum and Farmworker Rights Advocate Armando Ibarra
Armando Ibarra (Sociology, Spanish, ’99; MA, Public Administration, ’02) is being honored as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Office Hours with Criminal Justice Faculty and Rural Issues Researcher Amy Magnus
A passion for justice and activism has always been part of criminal justice professor Amy Magnus' identity. Now, she's sharing it with the next generation of changemakers.
‘Latinx and Immigration’ Class Dives Deeper into Lived Experiences
With a course as relevant and impactful as "Latinx and Immigration," MCGS faculty Gabby Medina Falzone is also preparing her students for their post-graduation goals.
Office Hours: Sociology Professor and Dance Music Culture Researcher Danielle Hidalgo
Danielle Hidalgo spent four years physically and digitally following three women DJs in an immersive research experience into dance culture.
Chico State Students to Present Research at Statewide Competition
Ten Chico State student delegates will compete against scholars statewide at the California State University’s 36th annual Statewide Research Competition.
Faculty Showcase Offers Chance to Be ‘Inspired’
Three faculty members who published amid the pandemic share their passions and stories of persistence.
Diversity Fellow Finds Niche in AAPI Politics
As a master’s student in political science, Edward Berdan has bloomed into a scholar destined to change the study of AAPI politics.
Religion—and Diversity of Thought—at Center of Professor’s Teachings
Professor Bruce Grelle advocates that learning about religions should not be polarizing—it makes us better citizens of a global society.
Religion Professor Bruce Grelle Featured in TIME Magazine
The director of Chico State's Religion and Public Education Project is among the experts to address prayer in schools for TIME Magazine.
Student Teams Work to Alleviate Housing Insecurity
The cross-disciplinary course concludes this week with presentations on partnerships and policies to find solutions for students, Camp Fire survivors, and generally unsheltered individuals.
Mapping a Displaced Population
New maps from an interdisciplinary team of researchers begin to reveal the how, why, and where Camp Fire survivors have moved.
The Camp Fire’s Forgotten Communities
In chronicling the stories of survivors, the Camp Fire Oral History Project has captured the challenges of recovery among the most rural populations.
Talking Politics at the Dinner Table
We dread political conversations with family because of how tense they can be. But Professor Kate McCarthy sees similarities in interfaith dialogue that can help us find common ground, even in politics.
How Do We Talk to Each Other About Race?
On this episode of the podcast, sociology professor Nandi Crosby-Jordan examines how cultural and racial differences can and should shape our conversations with each other.
Campus Research Probes ‘Sit-Lie’
Chico State researchers perform an extensive case study to evaluate city policies impacting unsheltered people.
Who Helps the Heroes?
For help acclimating to civilian life and a college world starkly different from their military service, veteran students seek support from those who understand them best: other veterans.
Caffeine and Camaraderie Fuel ‘Cats Podcast
A trio of Chico State faculty come together to create and record their podcast Caffeinated Cats, hoping to spark discussions about difficult or polarizing topics in listeners.
‘Poverty Scholar’ Susan Roll Sheds Light on Welfare System Flaws
Social work professor Susan Roll’s real-world research into ways to keep low-income families from falling off the "benefits cliff" provides her students with innovative insights.
Ending the Gender Pay Gap
Three Chico State students have launched a nonprofit that aims to end the gender pay gap by recognizing businesses that have a wage difference of 5 percent or less between equal employees.