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Publications, Presentations, and Exhibits

Stephen E. Lewis, Department of History, published a Spanish-language translation of his 2018 book, “Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo” in Mexico last month. The book is titled, “Repensando el indigenismo mexicano: el Centro Coordinador del Instituto Nacional Indigenista en los Altos de Chiapas y el destino de un proyecto utópico.”

Monica So, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, co-authored an article in the in the journal APL Materials with Chico State undergraduate students, James Calvo and Sydney Angel. The article, “Charge Transport in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Electronics Applications​,” highlights the advantages, challenges, and opportunities for improvements for utilizing a novel nanomaterial for improved electronics.

Gayle Kimball, Professor Emerita from the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies, published a pair of books: “Calm: How to Thrive in Challenging Times,” and “Calm Parents and Children: A Guidebook.”

Ann Schulte, School of Education, co-authored a book titled, “Teaching in Rural Places, Thriving in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities.” This teacher-education textbook is intended to help preservice and beginning teachers to think critically about the impact of rurality on their work by providing a thorough overview of what it means to live, teach, learn, and thrive as educators in a rural community.

Michael Coyle, Department of Political Science Criminal Justice, co-authored a book titled, “The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition,” an authoritative and comprehensive look at the latest developments in the 21st century penal abolitionism movement, both reflecting on key critical thought and setting the agenda for local and global abolitionist ideas and interventions over the coming decade.

Michael Magliari, Department of History, is co-author of the updated “The Elusive Eden: A New History of California.” This is the fifth edition of the book, the most widely used college-level textbook on California history.  

Donald Heinz, Department of Religious Studies, penned “After Trump: Achieving a New Social Gospel,” which anticipates a new movement towards social justice as a joint venture between progressive Christianity and secular progressives.