SF State in the News 2021

A selection of recent stories about the San Francisco State University community that have appeared in the media.


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May

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an article about the need for an employee union protection act. Truthout 5/4/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on superficial “boba liberalism.” MSN 5/4/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the origin of the Stop AAPI Hate organization, which was co-founded by the Asian American Studies Department. Daily Hind News 5/4/2021

Student Ja’Corey Bowens’ participation in the KQED event “The Future of Campus Policing” was mentioned in an article about University of California campus policing policies. Truthout 5/4/2021

Student Harmony Von Stockhausen discussed her experience of the Paradise wildfires on the “World Affairs” podcast. KQED-FM 5/3/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about organizations supporting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. WABC-TV 5/3/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the origin of the Stop AAPI Hate organization that was co-founded by the Asian American Studies Department. NBC News 5/3/2021

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in an article about a new race and ethnic studies program at Longwood University in Virginia. Inside Higher Ed 5/3/2021

Researchers from SF State are helping the city of Cloverdale assess their response to the pandemic. Sonoma West Times & News 5/2/2021

 


April

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley discussed the benefits of using virtual reality for physical fitness. US News 4/30/2021

Late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon was quoted in an article about important moments in Asian American history. Time 4/30/2021

Former Broadcast and Communication Arts Lecturer Geraldine “Jerri” Lange, who passed away April 10, was remembered. Before It’s News 4/29/2021; San Francisco Bay View 4/29/2021

Lecturer of Communication Studies Jennifer Kammeyer discussed how to talk to people who don’t make eye contact. Huffington Post 4/29/2021

Student Perry Irving discussed participating in “The Hidden Genius Project,” an Oakland mentoring group. KPIX-TV 4/29/2021

 


Professor of Broadcast Journalism Dina Ibrahim commented on the academic benefits of Amazon Web Services and its new Amazon Nimble Studio. SHOOT Online 4/28/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was interviewed about the proposed PRO Act on the podcast “The Rick Smith Show.” Player FM 4/28/2021

Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center Catherine Powell received a Career Achievement Award from the Society of California Archivists Wednesday. Society of California Archivists 4/28/2021

Director of the Family Acceptance Project at SF State Caitlin Ryan was interviewed about the project and supporting LGBTQ youth on the radio show and podcast “Out in the Bay.” KAWL 4/28/2021

Former SF State President S.I. Hayakawa was mentioned in an op-ed comparing U.S. President Joe Biden with former president Donald Trump. Wall Street Journal 4/28/2021 (This article is paywalled.)

Producer and reporter for KQED Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, an alumnus, was interviewed about being a guest speaker for a journalism class at City College of San Francisco. The Guardsman 4/25/2021

Alumnus Paul Christensen, a professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was named a Fulbright faculty scholar. Inside Indiana Business 4/29/2021

A report about anti-Asian violence by the Stop AAPI Hate organization co-founded by the Asian American Studies Department was cited in an article about the Asian American and Pacific Islander Gun Owners club. The Independent 4/29/2021

Information from SF State’s Campus Plan webpage was referenced in an article about local colleges planning for the fall semester. The Guardsman 4/28/2021

 


Wayne Peterson, a longtime professor of Music at SF State and winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for his composition “The Face of the Night, the Heart of the Dark,” died on April 7. The New York Times 4/28/2021

Professor Emeritus of History Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School and discussions of changing the names of San Francisco schools. (This article is in French.) Le Point 4/28/2021

An article described several statements about diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Iran by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, an alumnus. Fox News 4/27/2021

Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson commented on a ban on new gas stations in Petaluma. Christian Science Monitor 4/26/2021

A new documentary tells the story of alumnus Dana Carvey’s short-lived sketch series “The Dana Carvey Show.” SFGate 4/28/2021


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in a story about an employee union at the music label Secretly Group. Pitchfork 4/27/2021

Lecturer of Africana Studies Dave “Davey D” Cook discussed Bay Area hip-hop legend Shock G on the podcast “UpFront.” KPFA-FM 4/26/2021

Professor for the School of Music Hafez Modirzadeh was interviewed about his new album, “Facets.” Downbeat Magazine 4/26/2021

Late Professor Emeritus of History Moses Rischin was acknowledged in an article about a new book on the study of Jewish American history. San Diego Jewish World 4/25/2021

Professor Emeritus of Music Wayne Peterson, who died April 7, was remembered. Albert Lea Tribune 4/25/2021

Student Ja’Corey Bowens discussed defunding the police at the KQED event “The Future of Campus Policing.” Cal Matters 4/27/2021

Research on posture and mood by researchers at SF State was cited in a list of ways to think more clearly. Intelligence for Your Life 4/26/2021

 


Professor Emeritus of History Bill Issel was quoted in an article about a swimming pool at Dolores Park. SF Gate 4/24/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed anti-union firms on the podcast “The Checkout.” The Checkout 4/23/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed the lasting impact of a recent unionization campaign by employees at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama. LaborOnline 4/23/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in a Japanese public broadcasting article about the recent unionization campaign by employees at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama. NHK 4/23/2021; NHK 4/23/2021 (One of these articles is in Japanese.)

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote a commentary about the need to form a third political party. The Chronicle 4/23/2021

Former University President Leslie Wong commented on how the CSU is supporting faculty members facing investigation as part of a Justice Department initiative targeting scientists with ties to China. Bloomberg Businessweek 4/26/2021

Former Broadcast and Communication Arts Lecturer Geraldine “Jerri” Lange passed away April 10. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/2021

Alumna Mary Watts received the North Bay 40 Under 40 award. The North Bay Business Journal 4/26/2021

Alumna Lauren Wong received the North Bay 40 Under 40 award. The North Bay Business Journal 4/26/2021

Alumnus Nicolas Mendoza received the North Bay 40 Under 40 award. The North Bay Business Journal 4/26/2021

The late novelist and historian Gerald Haslam, an alumnus, was remembered. The Bakersfield Californian 4/23/2021

The 1968 student strike and the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies were mentioned in a book review.  Bowling Green Daily News 4/25/2021


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the passing of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. KRON-4 4/23/2021 (Clip not available.)

Director of the Family Acceptance Project at SF State Caitlin Ryan was quoted in an article about the radio show and podcast “Out in the Bay.” Bay Area Reporter 4/23/2021

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented on the death of California poet laureate Al Young. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/2021

Professor Emeritus of Music Wayne Peterson, who died April 7, was remembered. Associated Press 4/22/2021; KPIX-TV 4/22/2021; ABC News 4/22/2021 (This Associated Press article was published in over 300 news outlets.)

California State Students Association member James Aguilar, an SF State student, discussed the CSU’s decision to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed the recent unionization campaign by employees at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama, on the podcast “This Morning with Henry Shinn.” TBS eFM 4/21/2021

Professor Emeritus of Economics Donald Mar discussed the economic impact that the pandemic has had on Asian Americans. China Daily 4/22/2021

Professor Emeritus of Music Wayne Peterson, who died April 7, was remembered. San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/2021; The Violin Channel 4/20/2021

A 1992 protest for justice for Rodney King led by students SF State  was mentioned in an article about the Derek Chauvin verdict. Yahoo! 4/22/2021; Marie Claire 4/22/2021

An Omaha artist is selling shirts to raise money for the Stop AAPI Hate organization co-founded by the Asian American Studies Department. WOWT-TV 4/21/2021

 


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote a commentary about the need to form a third political party. Tribune-Herald 4/20/2021

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi discussed the life of Eqyptian writer and activist Nawal el Saadawi. KPFA-FM 4/19/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about Asian and Asian American student activists advocating for changes on colleges campuses. Inside Higher Ed 4/19/2021

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was quoted in an article about ranked-choice voting in the Irish presidential election. The Irish Echo 4/19/2021

The book “Mountain Movers: Student Activism & the Emergence of Asian American Studies,” which was co-edited by Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell M. Jeung and Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Eric Mar, was listed in an article about books on AAPI activism. NBC News Online 4/19/2021

An excerpt from an interview with Sonia Sanchez, a former faculty member and co-founder of the University’s Black Studies Department, was played on a radio program about the legacy of Black poets. WJCT-FM 4/18/2021 (Clip not available.)

Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Hagan co-wrote an op-ed about ways to support immigration-impacted students. Inside Higher Ed 4/14/2021

Code for America fellow Adorable Jasmine, an alumna, was interviewed about a homelessness resource app. Times-Herald 4/18/2021; East Bay Times 4/17/2021; The Mercury News 4/17/2021

 


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote a commentary about the need to form a third political party. Bozeman Daily Chronicle 4/19/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in multiple articles about an unsuccessful unionization drive at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Washington Post 4/16/2021; BBC News 4/18/2021; WHQR 4/18/2021 (This topic was covered by over 20 news outlets.)

Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Hagan commented on Bay Area parents eager to get vaccinated against COVID-19. San Francisco Chronicle 4/15/2021

Professor Emeritus of Music Wayne Peterson died April 7. Loredo Morning Times 4/18/2021; Washington Post 4/18/2021 (This article was published in six news outlets.)

Former Department of History Professor Vartan Gregorian died Thursday. Time 4/18/2021; New York Times 4/16/2020; Washington Post 4/16/2021 (This topic was covered by seven news outlets.)

Faculty member for the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Bryan Montgomery is the new city manager of Indio, California. NBC Palm Springs 4/16/2021; KESQ-TV 4/16/2021

Alumnus Mick Menendez will be joining the editorial board for The Press Democrat. The Press Democrat 4/18/2021

Use of force expert Barry Brodd, an alumnus, spoke at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. C-SPAN 4/18/2021

Novelist and historian Gerald Haslam, an alumnus, died last Tuesday. The Bakersfield Californian 4/17/2021

 


Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid and the late Coach Vic Reed, both former football coaches at SF State, were mentioned in an article about football coach Bryan Harsin. Sports Illustrated 4/16/2021

Novelist and historian Gerald Haslam, an alumnus, died Tuesday. KGET-TV 4/15/2021

The Global Museum space at SF State has an online exhibition of “Climate Stories.” San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in an article about Andrew Yang’s New York mayoral candidacy. WNBC-TV 4/15/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about the proposed COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. Refinery29 4/14/2021

The documentary “Crutch,” which Associate Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham co-directed, will be featured at the California Film Institute’s DocLands Documentary Film Festival.  Marin Magazine 4/14/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed the tactics large companies use to keep their employees from unionizing on the radio program “Top of Mind.” BYU Radio 4/14/2021

Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick discussed how the future might look if we continue not touching surfaces and each other on the podcast “Fast Forward.” Player FM 4/13/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was cited in an article about the need to make employers’ anti-union tactics illegal. Jacobin Magazine 4/14/2021

Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright, board chair of the California Endowment, discussed the endowment’s pledge of $100 million in donations to nonprofits led by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian Journal 4/13/2021

 


Professor Emeritus of Political Science Robert C. Smith discussed comparisons between President Joe Biden and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Politico 4/13/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was interviewed about an unsuccessful unionization drive at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Jacobin Radio 4/13/2021

Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright, board chair of the California Endowment, discussed the endowment’s pledge of $100 million in donations to nonprofits led by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Chronicle of Philanthropy 4/12/2021 (This article is paywalled.)

Professor and Director of the School of Cinema Celine Parreñas Shimizu discussed the sexualization of Asian women in American film. CBC News 4/8/2021

Alumni Vernon Chatman and John Lee, co-creators of the MTV2 series “Wonder Showzen,” discussed their creation of the show while students at SF State. AV Club 4/14/2021

Student James Aguilar, the youngest trustee to be elected to the San Leandro School Board, is running for a California State Assembly seat. East Bay Times 4/14/2021

Alumna Sita Chandrasekaran was named a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. India West 4/13/2021

Alumna Myla Ramos was named a “Most Admired CEO” for her leadership at staffing agency SearchPros. Sacramento Business Journal 4/13/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about the criteria for a hate crime in California. LAist 4/13/2021

SF State’s Virtual Commencement 2021 was mentioned in an article about university commencement ceremonies. EdSource 4/14/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed Amazon employee efforts to unionize at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Dissent Magazine 4/12/2021

Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Erik Peper commented on research on the impact of distance learning on students. Deseret News 4/12/2021

Professor Emerita of Journalism Yvonne Daley was interviewed about 1960s and 1970s communes in the U.S. Forbes 4/11/2021

Student Guada Nobela commented on faculty layoffs at the City College of San Francisco. 48 Hills 4/12/2021

Alumnus Bruce Hartford wrote an article about new voting laws in the U.S. Z Magazine 4/11/2021

A 2016 hunger strike by students at SF State was discussed on the podcast “Right Nowish.” KQED 4/12/2021 (Clip not available.)

 


Professor Emeritus of Management Mitchell Marks commented on how Bay Area companies and employees are adapting to hybrid work models. San Francisco Chronicle 4/12/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan Lee helped organize a Stop the Hate rally in Clayton this weekend. The Pioneer 4/11/2021

Student Emmy Power, who helped with research done by the Stop AAPI Hate website, was interviewed in an article about Modesto communities rallying against anti-Asian violence. Modesto Bee 4/11/2021; Marietta Daily Journal 4/11/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed Amazon employee efforts to unionize at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Business Insider 4/10/2021; MSN 4/10/2021; FR 24 4/9/2021 (The FR 24 article is in French.) (This topic was covered by seven news outlets.)

An excerpt from an interview with Sonia Sanchez, a former faculty member and co-founder of the University’s Black Studies Department, was played on an episode of the radio program “With Good Reason.” WAMU-FM 4/8/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was referenced in an op-ed about the history of anti-Asian violence in the U.S. Malibu Times 4/10/2021

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed ranked-choice voting in a news segment. WABI-TV 4/7/2021; WAGM2-TV 4/7/2021 (Clips not available.)

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed an effort by Amazon employees to unionize at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The Hill 4/9/2021 ; WBHM 4/9/2021; WWNO 4/9/2021; Financial Times 4/8/2021 ; Business Insider 4/8/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan Lee was interviewed about his experience with a neighbor flying a Confederate flag. AsAm News 4/9/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the reluctance of Asian American families to send their children back to school amid an upswing in anti-Asian racism. NPR 4/8/2021 (This story was republished by 35 local NPR affiliates.)

Student Nomar Ramirez discussed his food-vending business Molcaxitl, which aims to educate customers about Mexican and Chicano culture. El Tecolote 4/8/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was referenced in a first-person article by an Asian American journalist about her experience with anti-Asian racism. Idaho Statesman Journal 4/6/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed Amazon employee efforts to unionize at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Premium Newspaper 4/8/2021

Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Sybil Yang discussed the impact of on-demand food service. SF Weekly 4/8/2021

Associate Professor of Economics Philip King’s comments on a study of the supposed economic benefits of a state park were mentioned in a letter to the editor. New Times San Luis Obispo 4/8/2021

Lecturer of Communication Studies Jennifer Kammeyer discussed how to talk to people you find intimidating. Huffington Post 4/7/2021

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed ranked-choice voting in a news segment. Gray DC 4/7/2021; WCAX-TV 4/7/2021; WNDU-TV 4/7/2021 ; WALB-TV4/7/2021 (This segment aired on 24 television stations. WALB-TV and WNDU-TV clips not available.)

Alumna Thao Carey, a nurse, received the 35th Assembly District Woman of the Year award for her dedication to her patients during the pandemic. The Lompoc Record 4/7/2021; Santa Ynez Valley News 4/7/2021

 


Professor Emeritus of Economics Donald Mar commented on the lasting surge in unemployment among Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (This story was republished in 8 other outlets.) USA Today 4/7/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic in several news articles. ABC7 New York 4/6/2021; Marketwatch 4/6/2021

School of Music Professor Hafez Modirzadeh was interviewed about his new jazz album, “Facets.” San Francisco Classical Voice 4/5/2021

The band Pardoner, composed of SF State alums Max Freeland, Trey Flanigan and River van den Berghe, released a new single. Paste Magazine 4/6/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was referenced in an editorial about what Catholics can do to combat anti-Asian discrimination. National Catholic Reporter 4/7/2021


Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe commented on the new television series “Kung Fu.” USA Today 4/6/2021; The Sentinel 4/6/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Wei Ming Dariotis discussed AAPI history and violence against Asians in the U.S. KQED 4/4/2021

 


Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe commented on the new television series “Kung Fu.” Associated Press 4/5/2021 (This article was featured in over 125 news outlets.)

Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo commented on her involvement with the Facebook group the Auntie Sewing Squad. Los Angeles Times 4/3/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the Stop AAPI Hate website in a news segment on violence against Asians. WNET-TV 4/2/2021 (Clip not available.)

Senior Strategic Communications Specialist for the College  of Liberal & Creative Arts Matt Itelson wrote an article honoring Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki. Nichi Bei 4/1/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in an article about the increase in pandemic related anti-Asian violence. Royal Oak Tribune 4/6/2021 (This article was featured in two news outlets.)

The 1968 student strike and the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies was discussed in an article about the recent Oscar nominations for the film “Judas and the Messiah.” Truthout 4/3/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed Texas Republican congressional candidate Sery Kim’s comments about anti-Asian violence. Washington Post 4/2/2021; SF Gate 4/2/2021  (This article was published in three news outlets.)

Assistant Professor of Political Science Nick Conway commented on a San Francisco Unified School District board member’s lawsuit against the district and five other board members. Mission Local 4/2/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about how Asian runners are dealing with anti-Asian violence. Sports Illustrated 4/2/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in a letter to the editor about standing up against anti-Asian violence. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/2021

Lecturer of Health Education Deborah Craig co-directed the documentary “A Great Ride,” which features former faculty member Sally Gearhart. 48 Hills 4/1/2021

Lecturer of Africana Studies Dave “Davey D” Cook commented on President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal on an episode of the podcast “UpFront.” KPFA 4/1/2021

Professor and Director of the School of Cinema Celine Parreñas Shimizu discussed pop culture and harmful stereotyping of Asian women. Today 4/1/2021; Yahoo! 4/1/2021

The book “Untold: Defining Moments of the Uprooted,” which was co-written by Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Anantha Sudhakar, was recently published. Brown Girl Magazine 4/1/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed Amazon employee efforts to unionize at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Z Magazine 4/1/2021; NHK 3/31/2021 (The NHK article is in Japanese.)

Lecturer of Africana Studies Dave “Davey D” Cook discussed the life of American rapper, activist and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle on the Commonwealth Club of California’s podcast. Player FM 3/31/2021

Professor and Director of the School of Cinema Celine Parreñas Shimizu was interviewed about the film program at SF State. Backstage 3/31/2021

Alumna, chef and owner of the Black Sheep restaurant in Las Vegas Jamie Tran is a contestant on the television show “Top Chef.” E! Online 4/1/2021

 


March

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung co-wrote an op-ed about how to combat anti-Asian violence. USA Today 3/29/2021; MSN 3/29/2021 (This article was published in 57 news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed Amazon employee efforts to unionize at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. BBC Newsday 3/30/2021; NBC News 3/29/2021; The Rick Smith Show 3/29/2021 (This topic was covered by over 90 news outlets.)

Professor of Mathematics Frederico Ardila discussed math, music and “the space of possibilities” on the podcast “The Joy of X.” Quanta Magazine 3/29/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on a march against anti-Asian violence organized by Berkeley middle school students. The Mercury News 3/29/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Amazon employee efforts to unionize at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The Guardian 3/29/2021 (This article was published in eight news outlets.)

Director of the Family Acceptance Project at SF State Caitlin Ryan and Associate Professor of Counseling Tiffany O'Shaughnessy discussed how parents rejecting their LGBT children is affecting college students who have had to return home due to the pandemic. The Guam Daily Post 3/29/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on Vice President Kamala Harris’ advocacy for the Asian community. SF Gate 3/28/2021; The Washington Post 3/28/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the rise in anti-Asian violence on an episode of “Voices for Change.” KTVU-TV 3/27/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about Arizona residents rallying against anti-Asian violence. Arizona Republic 3/27/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in an article about the history of violence against Asian women in the U.S. Salon 3/27/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was referenced on an episode of the “Science Friday” podcast. Player FM 3/26/2021

A vaccine distribution site at SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center was mentioned in an article about the CSU not mandating the vaccine for students. KRON-TV 3/26/2021

The establishment of The Lab, an arts organization and performance space, by SF State art students was mentioned in an article about a fundraising event. SF Weekly 3/26/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an article about activism against anti-Asian violence. Janesville Gazette 3/25/2021 (This article was published in 11 news outlets.)

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed how universities can combat anti-Asian prejudices. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 3/26/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about how Chinese Americans are made to feel like foreigners in the U.S. Teller Report 3/26/2021

Lecturer of Asian American Studies Philip Nguyen commented on the history of anti-Asian violence in the U.S. WFTV Orlando 3/25/2021

Student James Aguilar was interviewed about his plan to run for state Assembly in 2022. Bay Area Reporter 3/25/2021

Comedian, actor, screenwriter and producer Dana Carvey, an alumnus, was praised for his recent impression of President Biden. SF Gate 3/25/2021

Alums D’Arcy Drollinger and Alfredo Kuri De Labra were interviewed about San Francisco nightlife. El Tecolote 3/25/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in multiple articles about the history of violence against Asian women in the U.S. Japan Today 3/26/2021; The Philadelphia Tribune 3/25/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about how to support the families of the victims of the March 16 shooting in Atlanta and others in the Asian community. KRDO 3/25/2021 (This article was published in over 160 news outlets.)

The need to develop the Stop AAPI Hate website was discussed in an article about residents of Westport, Connecticut, rallying against anti-Asian and Pacific Islander violence. Westport News 3/25/2021 (This article was published in four news outlets.)

An Asian American bishop cited a report from the Stop AAPI Hate website in an article about ending anti-Asian prejudice. The Tablet 3/25/2021

 


Alumnus Micah Huang was interviewed about his new podcast “Blood on Gold Mountain.” Orange County Register 3/23/2021; Pasadena Star-News 3/23/2021 (This article was published in 11 news outlets.)

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in an article about how to support the Asian community in the Bay Area. MSN 3/24/2021

A Rutgers University professor mentioned the Asian American Studies and American Indian Studies departments at SF State during a social justice talk hosted by Diablo Valley College. The Inquirer 3/24/2021

 


Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project at SF State, commented on the negative impacts of parents rejecting their LGBT children. Los Angeles Times 3/24/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was referenced in an article about activism to fight hate against Asian Americans. Los Angeles Times 3/24/2021

Professor of Geography and Environment Ellen Hines commented on the use of ropeless fishing gear for Dungeness crabs to prevent whales from becoming entangled. San Francisco Chronicle 3/24/2021

School of Music Professor Hafez Modirzadeh has released a new album, “Facets,” based around a retuned piano. East Bay Times 3/23/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Amazon’s attempts to thwart employee unionization at one of its Alabama facilities. Reuters 3/24/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and Associate Professor of Creative Writing May-lee Chai discussed attacks against the Asian American community on a radio segment. KALW 3/24/2021

Alumna Dena Grunt, owner of the restaurant Nick’s Cove, was interviewed about her new cookbook. The Press Democrat 3/24/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about the history of violence against Asian American women in the U.S. Yes 3/23/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about attempts to expand a hate crimes law in North Carolina. WFAE 3/23/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about mental health resources for Asian Americans. Verywell Health 3/23/2021


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about President Biden’s attempts to resolve political conflicts between China and the U.S. Vox 3/23/2021

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman about the benefits of having a creative hobby was referenced in an article. Bloomberg News 3/23/2021

Associate Professor of Creative Writing May-lee Chai wrote an op-ed about the objectification of Asian women. The Mercury News 3/22/2021; East Bay Times 3/22/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed how lawmakers and community members can come together to support the Asian community on “The State of California” podcast. KCBS-AM 3/22/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about a University of San Diego professor who is under investigation for a blog post. Above the Law 3/22/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was cited in an article about the history of violence against Asian women in the U.S. Philippine Canadian Inquirer 3/23/2021

Reports from the Stop AAPI Hate website were cited in an article about the increase in hate crimes against Asian in the U.S. WFAE-FM 3/23/2021

Research by the Asian American Studies Department was referenced in an article about how people can support the Asian American community. MSN 3/22/2021; KEYT-TV 3/22/2021 (This article was published in over 150 news outlets.)

Reports from the Stop AAPI Hate website were discussed in an article about state and city leaders hosting an anti-violence rally in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  KRON-TV 3/20/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an article about Amazon’s attempts to stop employees at an Alabama facility from unionizing. Labor Online 3/22/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about support for those impacted by the recent shootings in Atlanta. Washington Post 3/22/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the continual increase in violence against Asians in the U.S. U.S. News & World Report 3/19/2021; MSN 3/19/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in multiple articles about how the recent shootings in Atlanta are impacting the Asian community in Texas. KPRC-TV 3/19/2021; The Texas Tribune 3/19/2021 (This article was published in five news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on how Donald Trump’s rhetoric surrounding COVID-19 fueled anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. USA Today 3/21/2021 (This article was featured in 17 news outlets.)

Alumna “Afrooz” was profiled in an op-ed. San Mateo Daily Journal 3/22/2021

Alumna and artist Göksu Ilgaz Koçakcıgil was interviewed about the non-fungible token, a new method of paying for artwork. MSN 3/20/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in an article about the recent shootings in Atlanta. The Mercury News 3/19/2021; East Bay Times 3/19/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was discussed in an article defining the Asian American Pacific Islander community. The Sun 3/18/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in multiple articles about how people can support the Asian American community. BuzzFeed 3/19/2021; Yahoo! 3/19/2021

Research by the Asian American Studies Department was referenced in an article about how people can support the Asian American community. WTOP-FM 3/22/2021 (This article was published in over 700 news outlets.)

Reports from the Stop AAPI Hate website were discussed in an article analyzing the number of anti-Asian incidents. Tampa Bay Times 3/20/2021

Reports from the Stop AAPI Hate website were discussed in an article about a rally and vigil in the Bay Area for the victims of the recent shootings in Atlanta. KQED-FM 3/20/2021

 


Research on “zombie bees” by Professor Emeritus of Biology John Hafernik was mentioned in an article about honey bees in Utah. KJZZ 3/19/2021

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed his research on ranked-choice voting in an article about its growing popularity. The Register-Guard 3/19/2021; The Bakersfield Californian 3/19/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about how Wednesday’s shootings in Atlanta highlight the increase in violence targeting Asian women. Yahoo! 3/19/2021; MSN 3/18/2021; The Denver Channel 3/18/2021 (The MSN article was featured in 21 news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an op-ed about the health and safety impacts of anti-Asian violence. Stockton Record 3/18/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about increased police patrols in Asian communities. Insider 3/18/2021; Yahoo! 3/18/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on how Donald Trump’s rhetoric surrounding COVID-19 fueled anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. Washington Post 3/19/2021; USA Today 3/18/2021; Statesman Journal 3/17/2021 (The USA Today article was featured in two news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed how the pandemic is highlighting the history of anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. MSN 3/18/2021; KRON 4 3/18/2021 (KRON 4 clip not available.)

Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright discussed inequality in education in a panel hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California. KQED-FM 3/18/2021 (Clip not available.)

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on discrimination against Asian Americans. C-Span 2 3/18/2021 (Clip not available.)

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in multiple articles about anti-Asian hate crimes and bias. Rafu Shimpo 3/18/2021; One Green Planet 3/18/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about the lasting impact of pandemic-related anti-Asian violence. Los Angeles Times 3/18/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about how people can support the Asian American community.  Martha Stewart Living 3/18/2021

Reports of anti-Asian violence collected by the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center were mentioned in an article about the recent shootings in Atlanta. WUNC 3/18/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the recent shootings in Atlanta. Fortune 3/18/2021; Reuters 3/17/2021; KQED-FM 3/17/2021 (The Reuters article was featured in 69 news outlets. KQED-FM clip not available.)

Associate Professor of Creative Writing May-lee Chai wrote an op-ed about the six Asian women killed during the shootings in Atlanta Wednesday. Los Angeles Times 3/17/2021 (This op-ed was featured in three news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about Vice President Kamala Harris speaking out against anti-Asian violence. Daily Magazine 3/17/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the impact that the political conflict between China and the U.S. might have on anti-Asian prejudice. Washington Post 3/17/2021; SF Gate 3/17/2021; Time 3/17/2021 (This article was featured in four news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the Atlanta shootings and the increase in attacks on Asian women. Refinery 29 3/18/2021; MEL Magazine 3/17/2021; Today 3/16/2021(This topic was covered by six news outlets.)

A statement by Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was referenced in an article about the high number of reports of anti-Asian violence. The Daily Gazette 3/18/2021; China Daily Asia 3/17/2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Robyn Crook was quoted in an article about her research on octopuses. Diver Magazine 3/17/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an article about Amazon’s attempts to stop employees at an Alabama facility from unionizing. Truthout 3/17/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was interviewed by NPR about the difficulties employees in southern states have faced attempting to unionize. WRKF-FM 3/17/2021 (This story was featured on 12 NPR-affiliated sites.)

Associate Director of SF State’s Disability Programs and Resource Center Nicole Redding was interviewed for a “Cal Matters” report on students with disabilities in the age of COVID-19. KQED 3/15/2021 (Segment begins at the 5:15 mark.)

Student Maile Chand was interviewed about her work as a community researcher with San Francisco’s Abundant Birth Project. Time 3/17/2021

Reports of anti-Asian violence to the Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, were mentioned in an article about the recent shootings in Atlanta. KCBS Radio 3/17/2021; KQED 3/17/2021; Marietta Daily Journal 3/17/2021(The KCBS article was published in 14 news outlets.)

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about the increase in pandemic-related violence against Asians. Asian Journal 3/17/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in multiple articles about the approval of an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum for high schools in California. EdSource 3/17/2021; Jewish Journal 3/17/2021


A statement by Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was referenced in an article about the high number of reports of anti-Asian violence. Sacramento Bee 3/16/2021

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on President Biden’s proposed tax increase and economic spending bill. WAGA-TV 3/15/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Daniel Phil Gonzales commented on the spike in anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 3/14/2021

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln commented on how the Bay Area has responded to the pandemic over the last year. San Francisco Chronicle 3/14/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an article about a proposed ethnic studies curriculum in California. KTVU San Francisco 3/16/2021; Associated Press 3/15/2021; The Times of Israel 3/15/2021  (This topic was covered by over 300 news outlets.)

The Poetry Center at SF State was mentioned in an article about poet John Wieners. The Nation 3/16/2021


Professor of Management Ronald Purser discussed capitalism and mindfulness on the podcast “The Chauncey DeVega Show.” Player FM 3/15/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on whether or not law enforcement should be involved in policing pandemic-related hate crimes against Asians. Vox 3/14/2021

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln commented on how the Bay Area has responded to the pandemic over the last year. San Francisco Chronicle 3/14/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article calling for the local government in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to take action against the increase in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asians. Montgomery News 3/14/2021 (This article was published in seven news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about President Joe Biden’s condemnation of hate crimes against Asians in the U.S. MSN 3/13/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed his personal experience with pandemic-related hate crimes. WGNO-TV 3/14/2021

Associate Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco-Menchavez discussed pandemic-related prejudice against Filipino health care workers. KCBS-AM 3/14/2021; KCBS-AM 3/14/2021; WVXU-FM 3/12/2021 (WVXU-FM clip not available.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about Asian American and African American communities coming together to take action against pandemic-related hate crimes against Asians. The Canadian 3/13/2021; NBC News 3/12/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Senator Marco Rubio’s support for unionization of employees at an Amazon facility in Alabama. Forbes 3/12/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an op-ed about the need for action to combat hate crimes against Asians. The Washington Post 3/12/2021

Associate Director for the Disability Programs and Resource Center Nicole Redding commented on how students with physical and cognitive disabilities are adapting to remote learning. KQED-FM 3/11/2021; KBUU-FM 3/11/2021 (Clips not available.)

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an op-ed about the need for an ethnic studies curriculum in California. Bakersfield Californian 3/14/2021

A study by researchers at SF State about the mental benefit of taking a break from screen time was mentioned in a segment of “The John Tesh Radio Show.” KPLA-FM 3/14/2021 (Clip not available.)

An article about San Jose residents rallying against the increase in violent attacks against Asians in California mentioned the Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch. Redbluff Daily News 3/13/2021; Marin Independent Journal 3/13/2021; Mercury News 3/13/2021 (This article was published in 45 news outlets.)


Professor Emeritus of Political Science Robert C. Smith discussed recent actions by the Israeli military against Iraq.  Tehran Times 3/12/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed Amazon’s attempts to thwart employee unionization at one of its Alabama facilities. The Rick Smith Show 3/12/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about President Joe Biden encouraging employees at an Amazon facility to vote in a union election. Huffington Post 3/11/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about unreported pandemic-related hate crimes against Asians in the U.S. WAMU-FM 3/11/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed his work with the Stop AAPI Hate project. WAMU-FM 3/11/2021 (Clip not available.)

Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales was quoted in an article about ethnic studies curricula for California high school students. New Tang Dynasty 3/8/2021

Alumni Alba Roland Mejia and Jon Warfield Harrison discussed their film career on the podcast “Right Nowish.” KQED 3/12/2021

Lecturer, alumna and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Alicia Garza’s 2017 SF State Commencement speech was discussed in a biographical article. MEAWW 3/12/2021

A study by researchers at SF State was mentioned in an article about LGBTQ+ conversion therapy in Kentucky. Courier Journal 3/11/2021

 

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about violence against Asian Americans. NPR 3/11/2021 (This story was republished by more than 90 NPR affiliates.)

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in a news segment about hate crimes against Asian Americans. NBC News 3/11/2021; CNBC 3/11/2021 (not available online)

A study by SF State researchers on the connection between LGBT “conversation therapy” and mental health issues was cited in an opinion article about the practice. Louisville Courier-Journal 3/11/2021

An SF State study on the link between posture and mood was cited in an article about the importance of good posture. Sixty+Me 3/10/2021


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in segments about violence against Asian Americans. (These stories were broadcast by more than 40 news outlets.) NBC News 3/10/2021; KRQE-TV 3/10/2021

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales spoke at a recent online event about a proposed curriculum for ethnic studies in California public schools. Brentwood Press 3/10/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on a piece of labor legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. MarketWatch 3/10/2021

Associate Dean of the Lam Family College of Business Denise Kleinrichert discussed business sustainability and ethics in an article about the “clean beauty” industry. Somerville Times 3/10/2021

Alumnus Vince Matthews announced his retirement as superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/2021


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in anti-Asian violence on the radio program “The Takeaway.” KUER-FM 3/7/2021

A photo of SF State nursing student Karina Castillo was featured in an article about the CDC’s new coronavirus guidelines. San Francisco Chronicle 3/8/2021; MSN 3/8/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an op-ed about rewriting the ethnic studies curriculum for California schools. Napa Valley Register 3/8/2021

 


Lecturer of English Language & Literature Maureen Fitzgerald and students Nathan Limpkin and Joshua Luna discussed the recent uptick in anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area. KPIX-TV 3/8/2021

Professor and chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in anti-Asian violence on the radio program “All Things Considered.” NPR 3/7/2021 (This program aired on over 20 NPR-affiliated stations.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the need for action to combat the increase in anti-Asian violence. The San Diego Tribune 3/7/2021

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on President Biden’s proposed stimulus bill. KTVU-TV 3/7/2021; KCBS-AM 3/7/2021; KCBA-TV 3/6/2021 (KCBS-AM and KCBA-TV clips not available.)

Associate Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco-Menchavez discussed workplace discrimination against Filipino health care workers. San Francisco Chronicle 3/6/2021; KQED-FM 3/6/2021; KUNR-FM 3/6/2021 (KQED-FM and KUNR-FM clips not available. The radio interview aired on over 20 NPR-affiliated stations.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the history of anti-Asian prejudice in the U.S. Today 3/6/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an article about Amazon’s efforts to keep employees from unionizing. Truthout 3/4/2021

Student Monti Rossetti was interviewed about the podcast “Radio Teco,” which is an adaptation of the bilingual newspaper El Tecolote. 48 Hills 3/8/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in multiple news stories about the increase in violent attacks against Asians in the U.S. San Francisco Examiner 3/7/2021; KNTV-TV 3/7/2021 (KNTV-TV clip not available.)

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in a story about a new Bay Area campaign called “Spread Love, Stop the Hate.” KPIX-TV 3/7/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was cited in an article about a Mountain View woman arrested on hate crime charges. The Mercury News 3/5/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the Stop AAPI Hate website were cited in an article about the history of anti-Asian prejudice in the U.S. High Country News 3/5/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on employee efforts to unionize at an Amazon facility in a French news article. Les Echos 3/4/2021

Professor of Management Ronald Purser discussed a fringe New Age movement that views Donald Trump as a messianic “lightworker.” Salon 3/4/2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Robyn Crook was interviewed about her neurological research on octopuses. Unfold Times 3/4/2021; Science Alert 3/4/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area on “KPBS News Evening Edition.” Kansas City Star 3/4/2021; KPBS-TV 3/4/2021 (Clip not available.)

Lecturer of Africana Studies Dave “Davey D” Cook discussed hip-hop history on an episode of the podcast “UpFront.” KPFA-FM 3/4/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in a news segment on the pandemic-related increase in anti-Asian violence. KPBS-TV 3/4/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an article about ethnic studies curricula. CALMatters 3/4/2021

 


Lecturer of Management Arjita Sethi was mentioned in a list article about entrepreneurs to watch in 2021. Femina 3/4/2021

Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright discussed inequality in education and building an anti-racist classroom on the podcast “Commonwealth Club of California.” Player FM 3/3/2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Robyn Crook was interviewed about her neurological research on octopi. The Academic Times 3/3/2021

Professor of International Relations Kathleen McAfee wrote an op-ed about climate change policies in California. Appeal-Democrat Online 3/3/2021

Alumnus Gurhan Gunal was profiled. The Manila Times 3/4/2021

Owner of Dog Patch SF Ryan Dempsey, an alumnus, was interviewed about giving back to the community through his business. Nob Hill Gazette 3/3/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was discussed in an article about rebranding the Stop AAPI Hate movement. Resonate 3/4/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was listed in an article about Asian American community organizations to support. Bon Appétit 3/4/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was mentioned in an article about GoFundMe launching a campaign to benefit community organizations. Asian Journal 3/4/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an op-ed about rewriting the ethnic studies curriculum for California schools. Stockton Record 3/4/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an article about Louisiana State University creating an African and African American Studies department. The Louisiana Weekly 2/1/2021

 


Assistant Professor of History Felicia Angeja Viator wrote a perspective piece on the 30th anniversary of the police assault of Rodney King. Washington Post 3/3/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on U.S. President Joe Biden’s support for unions. (This article is written in French.) Marianne 3/3/2021

Professor of International Relations Kathleen McAffee wrote an op-ed about California laws governing greenhouse gas emissions offsets. Lake County Record-Bee 3/3/2021

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Elahe Enssani was recommended for reappointment to a seat on San Francisco’s Immigrant Rights Commission. Bay Area Reporter 3/2/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about a possible hate crime in Salem, Oregon. Salem Statesman Journal 3/2/2021

SF State student Jazmine Logan discussed her involvement in the University of California, Santa Cruz’s African American Theater Arts Troupe. Good Times 3/2/2021

A $25 million gift to SF State by alumnus and entrepreneur Chris Larsen was referenced in an article about a new donation made by Larsen to support small businesses in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 3/3/2021

Alumnus Olton Rensch discussed his new coffee shop, Tallio’s Coffee, in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. SF Eater 3/3/2021

Alumnus and author Jon Boilard was interviewed about his new short story collection, “Junk City.” Los Angeles Review of Books 3/3/2021

Max Freeland and Colin Burris, who met while students at SF State, discussed their upcoming album as the band Pardoner. SF Weekly 3/3/2021

Alumna Adia Tamar Whitaker discussed a virtual festival she is co-curating, featuring a number of Black artists. Mission Local 3/2/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in an article about anti-Asian hate crimes. LAist 3/2/2021

Protests for ethnic studies programs at SF State in the 1960s were mentioned in an article about Asian American activists. NBC News 3/3/2021


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on how President Biden’s support for unions could help Amazon employees. NBC News Online 3/2/2021

Professor of International Relations Kathleen McAfee wrote an editorial about climate change policies in California. CALMatters 3/1/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Dan Gonzales was quoted in an article about a Filipino American killed by police in 2019. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 3/1/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, were cited in an article about a viral video that helped bring attention to anti-Asian violence. CNBC 3/1/2021; WCAU-TV 3/1/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the Stop AAPI Hate website were cited in a story about victims of anti-Asian violence. WRC-TV 3/1/2021 (This story aired on 10 NBC-affiliated stations.)

The founding of Project Rebound at SF State in the 1960s was discussed in an article about the success of the program at Cal State Long Beach. KABC-TV 3/1/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an op-ed about ethnic studies curricula for California public schools. Visalia Times-Delta 3/1/2021; Ventura County Star 3/1/2021

 


Professor of History Marc Stein discussed how Black rights activism influenced LGBTQ activism in the 1960s. NBC News Online 2/28/2021; Yahoo! Life 2/28/2021

Professor Emeritus of Journalism John Burks died Feb. 17. Rolling Stone Online 2/28/2021 (This article was published in two news outlets.)

Alumna and poet Joan Gelfand wrote an op-ed about the American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The Edwardsville Intelligencer 2/28/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in an article about teens organizing a rally against anti-Asian violence. The Mercury News 2/27/2021; East Bay Times 2/27/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in multiple news stories about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. KRON-TV 2/28/2021; Turlock Journal 2/23/2021 (This topic was covered by eight news outlets.)


February

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the pandemic-related increase in anti-Asian violence in the U.S.  New Jersey Herald 2/26/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales commented on the exclusion of Arab-American studies in California’s K-12 ethnic studies curriculum. El Tecolote 2/25/2021

Vocalist and bassist for the punk band NOFX Mike Burkett, alumnus, discussed his sexuality and the band’s new album. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/2021

SF State nursing students were mentioned in an article about efforts to vaccinate San Francisco’s homeless population against COVID-19. Mission Local 2/25/2021

SF State was mentioned in an article about universities declining to use proctoring software to monitor remote learning. Vice 2/26/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in an article about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. New York Times 2/26/2021; Rafu Shimpo 2/25/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies were mentioned on a radio segment about Black History. KCBS-AM 2/25/2021 (Clip not available.)

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the impact of anti-Asian violence on Asian communities. The Washington Post 2/25/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on California lawmakers’ response to anti-Asian violence. Yahoo! 2/24/2021

Alumna Dominique DiPrima discussed fellow alum Danny Glover, an activist and actor, on an episode of her podcast “FrontPage with Dominique DiPrima” devoted to the Pan African Film Festival. KJLH-FM 2/25/2021 (Clip not available.)

Alumna Ali Ward was interviewed about her podcast “Ologies.” Los Angeles Magazine 2/25/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed steps taken by Amazon to thwart an ongoing union drive among the company’s employees. Vice 2/24/2021

Associate Professor of Economics Philip King commented on a report detailing the economic impact of the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. The Tribune 2/24/2021; Fresno Bee 2/24/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on an increase in reports of anti-Asian violence during the pandemic. Yahoo! 2/23/2021

SF State student Ja’Corey Bowens was interviewed about policies proposed in a report on the success of Black Californians in higher education. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/2020

SF State student Marjorie Blen discussed the use of homework-aid websites on an education podcast. EdSurge 2/23/2021

Alumnus Burak Çakmak was appointed CEO of Saudi Arabia's Fashion Commission. Daily Sabah 2/24/2021

Articles about the passing of City Lights Bookshop founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti mentioned his business partner, former SF State student Peter Martin. SF Chronicle 2/23/2021; SFist 2/23/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in an article about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. Asian Journal 2/24/2021

An article about California’s ethnic studies requirements referenced the 1968 student strike at SF State. Education Next 2/23/2021


Professor of Africana Studies Dorothy Tsuruta was interviewed about celebrating Black culture. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 2/23/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in multiple articles about employee efforts to unionize at an Amazon facility. The Guardian 2/23/2021; The Century Foundation 2/23/2021; MSN UK 2/23/2021

A study by Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was referenced in an article about ranked-choice voting. The Salt Lake Tribune 2/23/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in reports of anti-Asian violence. Axios 2/23/2021; South China Morning Post 2/23/2021; KTLA-TV 2/22/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in multiple articles about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. KNTV-TV 2/23/2021; SF Gate 2/22/2021 ; J. Weekly 2/22/2021 (This topic was covered by six news outlets.)

Alumnus Burak Cakmak was appointed CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Commission. Saudi Gazette 2/22/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on employee efforts to unionize at an Amazon facility in Alabama in an Argentinian news article.  Página 12 2/21/2021

Alumna Debbie Lee wrote an op-ed that alleges a toxic environment at Lowell High School in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 2/21/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in multiple articles about the rise in hate crimes towards Asians in the U.S. CALMatters 2/22/2021; Asian Journal 2/20/2021 ; KTLA-TV 2/20/2021

A report by the Stop AAPI Hate website was cited in an article about how the Jewish community is responding to violence against Asians.  J. Weekly 2/19/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an op-ed about the annual Day of Remembrance. The Press Democrat 2/19/2021

Associate Professor of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies Brian Beatty was quoted in an article about the HyFlex learning model he developed. Yahoo! Finance 2/17/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was listed in an article about Asian American community organizations to support. Style Caster 2/19/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was discussed in an article about the increase in violence against Asian Americans during the pandemic. KQED 2/18/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed how political policies have influenced the surge in pandemic-related prejudice against Asian Americans. Time 2/18/2021; MSN 2/17/2021Star 98.9 FM (This topic was covered by 10 news outlets.)

Lecturer for Race and Resistance Studies Lara Kiswanie commented on the debate over a proposed ethnic studies curriculum for California public schools. KXJZ-FM 2/17/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on an initiative by business owners in New York created to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans. Vice 2/17/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on the death of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. CBS San Francisco 2/17/2021

Alumna Hannah Durbin-Defebvre was interviewed about opening her new chiropractic business in Mount Shasta. Mount Shasta Herald 2/17/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in multiple articles about the surge in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans.  Brown Girl Magazine 2/15/2021

 


Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. KTVU-TV 2/15/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed how political policies have influenced the surge in pandemic-related prejudice against Asian Americans. WPLN-FM 2/12/2021; Green Bay Press-Gazette 2/15/2021 (This topic was covered by over 40 news outlets.)

Professor Emerita of Secondary Education Lynn Fox discussed how distance learning has effected special needs students. KCBS Radio 2/15/2021

SF State student Sydni Mullen discussed helping a local business in Clovis that was vandalized last September. KFSN-TV 2/15/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in multiple articles about the surge in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans.  The Sharon Herald 2/16/2021; 48 Hills 2/15/2021

 


Associate Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley discussed research on fitness and virtual reality in an article about a new VR entertainment system. CNN 2/15/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed recent attacks on elderly people in the Bay Area in multiple stories about the increase in pandemic related hate crimes against Asian Americans. San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/2021; KCBS-AM 2/13/2021; KNX-AM 2/12/2021 (KNX-AM clip not available.)

Professor of English Language & Literature Michael Krasny was interviewed about his departure from KQED’s “Forum” after four decades on the air. KQED 2/12/2021

Alumna Stephanie Perkins’ book “Lola and the Boy Next Door” was included on a list article of romance novels set in the Bay Area. The Bold Italic 2/13/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in multiple articles about the surge in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/2021; Asian Journal 2/12/2021; Chicago Tribune 2/12/2021 (This topic was covered by six news outlets.)

 


Lecturer of Political Science David Lee discussed the impact of the pandemic on Bay Area Chinatowns in an article about COVID-19 vaccines. The New York Times 2/12/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the continual increase in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans. The New York Times 2/12/2021; WRC-TV 2/11/2021; USA Today 2/11/2021 (This topic was covered by over 60 news outlets.)

A photo of SF State nursing students Anjali Sundararaman and Karina Castillo during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic was featured in an article about new CDC guidelines for quarantine and vaccinated people. San Francisco Chronicle 2/11/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an op-ed about President Biden being pro-union. The Hill 2/10/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans in the Bay Area. MSN 2/10/2021; KQED 2/10/2021 (KQED clip not available.)

Alumnus Frank Chui, owner of Hang Ah Tea Room in Chinatown, discussed how the pandemic is impacting the celebration of the 2021 Lunar New Year. San Francisco Examiner 2/11/2021

A $10.5 million grant from the Genentech Foundation that SF State received last year was discussed in an article about the foundation’s plan to address prejudice in health care and education with other grants. San Francisco Business Times 2/10/2021

 


Alumnae Fontana Butterfield Guzmán and Mary Guzmán discussed their lives and art careers in San Francisco in a profile. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/2021

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter gave alumnus Jon Funabiki its Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. Rafu Shimpo 2/9/2021

Alumnus Matt Saincome discussed his satirical finance news site “Hard Money.” San Francisco Business Times 2/9/2021

Alumnus Jeremy Miller wrote an article about how FBI attempts to find participants in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol building will not stop prejudice. San Francisco Bay View 2/8/2021

Alums Brant Ozanich and Gabriella Terracciano are opening a wine and flower shop in Portland, Oregon. The Oregonian 2/6/2021

Alumnus Jeff Boyette was interviewed about editing the film “Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir.” Filmmaker Magazine 2/2/2020

The involvement of SF State’s Asian American Studies Department in the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate project was cited in articles about anti-Asian racism linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refinery29 2/10/2021; Asian Journal 2/10/2021

Archival material from SF State was cited in an article about protests in Peoples’ Park at the University of California, Berkeley. KPIX 2/8/2021

A vaccine distribution site at SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center was mentioned in a news feed of vaccine updates. SFGate 2/8/2021


Dean of the College of Extended Learning Alex Hwu discussed the CSU’s plan to allow essential workers to take free and discounted courses during the pandemic. KGO-TV 2/5/2021; KGO-TV Online 2/5/2021; Yahoo! 2/5/2021

A book on Asian American art co-edited by Professor of Art Mark Dean Johnson was mentioned in an article about the new Asian American Art Institute at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center. Hyperallergic 2/5/2021

Alumna Melba Pattillo Beals discussed being one of the Little Rock Nine, the group of nine Black students enrolled at a previously all-white school in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. The Coloradoan 2/6/2021

 


Associate Professor of Biology Andrea Swei commented on Lyme disease research in an article about how lizards might be keeping humans from becoming infected. Science Magazine 2/4/2021

Alumnus Taku Kondo was interviewed about sustainably foraging for seafood and plants for his YouTube channel “Outdoor Chef Life.” Thrillist 2/5/2021

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State football coach, was mentioned in an article about the San Mateo County Board president’s comments on the Super Bowl.  Asian Journal 2/4/2021

Professor of History Anthony D’Agostino commented on the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. KPFA-FM 2/3/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on how unions have protected their members from layoffs over the past year. Axios 2/3/2021; Yahoo News 2/3/2021

Professor of Special Education Yue-Ting Siu discussed the Braille Challenge, an event that aims to increase the use of Braille among blind children. West Hawaii Today 2/3/2021

Lecturer of English Language & Literature Crystal Wong wrote an article about using book groups to stay connected during the pandemic. Faculty Focus 2/3/2021

A new collage project by alumna Patricia Leeds focuses on the lasting influence of discriminatory advertising from the mid-20th century. Pacific Sun 2/3/2021

An article highlighted the basketball career of SF State alumnus Charles Brown, who was the first Black athlete at the University of Texas, El Paso. El Paso Times 2/2/2020

SF State is tied for fifth in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s national college ranking for diversity. Wall Street Journal 2/3/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was referenced in an article about the evolution of Black History Month. Paterson Times 2/3/2021


Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk commented on immigrant voting rights. WAMU-FM 2/1/2021 (Clip not available.)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed changes in policies with a new presidential administration. KCBS-AM 1/30/2021(Clip not available.)

An SF State study on the psychological benefits of having hobbies was mentioned in an article about hobbies and IQ. Yahoo! 2/1/2021

Professor of English Language & Literature Michael Krasny was interviewed about his departure from KQED’s “Forum” after four decades on the air. Nob Hill Gazette 1/31/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on a lawsuit filed by the San Francisco International Arts Festival against San Francisco. CBS San Francisco 1/29/2021; KPIX-TV 1/29/2021; MSN 1/29/2021

Assistant Professor of Special Education Yue-Ting Siu commented on the Braille Institute’s annual Braille Challenge competition. Los Angeles Times 2/1/2021

Lecturer in Criminal Justice James Dudley commented on whether or not police departments should be allowed to display the thin blue line flag. Police One 2/1/2021

Changes in SF State’s transfer requirements were discussed in an article about the impact of the pandemic on students transferring from community colleges to four year institutions. The Guardsman 1/27/2021

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was mentioned in an article about the founder and executive director of the Lawfare Project. The Jewish Voice 2/1/2021

 

 

 


January

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross was interviewed about her new book “Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice.” J. Weekly 1/28/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on a memorandum signed by President Biden condemning anti-Asian racism during the pandemic. The Luzon Daily 1/28/2021

Professor Emeritus of Marketing Mitchell Lee Marks commented on Thursday’s protest outside of the stock trading app company Robinhood Markets, Inc. in Menlo Park. KTVU San Francisco 1/28/2021

Professor Emeritus of Economics Donald Mar commented on the lasting surge in unemployment among Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nation Thailand 1/28/2021

Assistant Professor of Political Science Amanda Roberti commented on President Biden’s proposed plans to reverse reproductive health policies put in place by the Trump administration. MSN 1/28/2021; USA Today 1/27/2021 (This article was published in 39 news outlets.)

Educator and activist Sonia Lewis, an alumnus, launched “Teach-in Time for Revolutionary Minds,” a Zoom forum to help support children during the pandemic. The Sacramento Observer 1/29/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were discussed in an article about Asian and Latinx contemporary literature. International Examiner 1/28/2021

A tool used to track anti-Asian hate crimes, co-created by SF State’s Department of Asian American Studies, was cited in an article about an executive order recently signed by President Biden. Asian Journal 1/27/2021

 


Professor Emeritus of Economics Donald Mar commented on the lasting surge in unemployment among Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloomberg 1/27/2021; MSN 1/27/2021; South China Morning Post 1/27/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted on former president Donald Trump’s use of the term “Chinese virus” in an article about a new memorandum by President Joe Biden regarding anti-Asian racism. Xinhua 1/26/2021

Alumnus Michael Bass received several awards for his comedy writing. Log Cabin Democrat 1/27/2020

An essay about alumnus Stephen Gaskin described Gaskin’s countercultural ideas and his long-lasting Tennessee commune. Greeneville Sun 1/27/2021

SF State research on the facial expressions of judo competitors after Olympics matches was cited in an article about football teams that lose the Super Bowl. Sports Illustrated 1/27/2021


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on a recently signed presidential order regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and worker safety during the pandemic. The Counter 1/26/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed unionization efforts at an Amazon facility in Alabama. Jacobin Radio 1/25/2021

SF State student Ayble Juarez commented on the aftermath of an explosion at an antigay church in El Monte. Los Angeles Times 1/26/2021


Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on President Biden’s signing of a large number of executive orders and actions. KTVU-TV 1/24/2021

Associate Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham commented on photographing at Mavericks Beach. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/2021

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin commented on an executive order signed by President Biden that bars LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace. Yahoo! News 1/22/2021

Alumnus Danny Glover, an activist and actor, was profiled. Borgen Magazine 1/24/2021

Alumnus and film actor Cleveland Berto was cast in a Lifetime film about an all-female rap group. MEAWW 1/24/2021

Alumna Megan Whilden was profiled. The Berkshire Eagle 1/23/2021

 


Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross’ article “Jews, Schmaltz and Crisco” was mentioned in an article about how Crisco changed traditional Jewish cooking. MSN 1/21/2021

Alumnus Jonathan Carey wrote a letter to the editor regarding an op-ed about Senator Ted Cruz. New York Times 1/21/2021

Alumna Clara Allen was appointed executive director of the Reutlinger Community in Danville. Pleasanton Weekly 1/21/2021

An article about an ethnic studies curriculum for public schools in California mentioned a program at SF State that allows high school students to receive college credit for ethnic studies courses. CALmatters 1/22/2021

SF State research on the mental health impact of smart phone use was referenced in an op-ed about loneliness. Eurasia Review 1/20/2021

 


Dean of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi was mentioned in an article about a proposal for the city to support LGBTQ+ nightlife during the pandemic.  SF Gate 1/21/2021

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented on what new presidential leadership could mean for the Iranian diaspora in the Bay Area. KQED 1/20/2021

The late Mary Lewis, an SF State professor and co-founder of the University’s Black Studies Department, was mentioned in an article about Vice President Kamala Harris.  Elle 1/20/2021; MSN Phillipines 1/20/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was discussed in an article about debates over ethnic studies curricula for public schools in California. Ukiah Daily Journal 1/20/2021

Alumnus Sheldon Gen is the new clerk for the Petaluma City School District Board of Education. Petaluma Argus-Courier 1/21/2021


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed Vice President Kamala Harris’ role in the new presidential administration. KPIX 1/20/2021

Work by Professor of Art Lewis DeSoto is featured in an exhibition of art by contemporary Native American artists. Buffalo News 1/20/2020

SF State student Marjorie Blen was quoted in an article about teaching remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. EdSurge 1/19/2021

Alumna Clara Allen was appointed executive director of the Reutlinger Community, a Jewish retirement facility in Danville. Danville San Ramon 1/19/2021


Lecturer for the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science Flo Kimmerling and Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on a new affordable housing development in San Francisco’s Sunset District. San Francisco Chronicle 1/19/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 briefings. Los Angeles Times 1/19/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on how the pandemic exposed biases against Asians in the U.S. 4WWL-TV 1/18/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Labor secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Boston Globe 1/18/2021

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on the proposed impeachment trial of President Trump following the riots at the Capitol Building. KTVU San Francisco 1/17/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Amazon’s launch of a website meant to discourage employees from unionizing. Vice 1/15/2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross’ book “Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice” was reviewed. Jewish Exponent 1/14/2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Jaime Chaves co-authored an article about the vampire finches of Galapagos Island. Europe Sun 1/16/2021; Afghanistan Sun 1/16/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was discussed in an op-ed about debates over ethnic studies curricula for public schools in California. The Hanford Sentinel 1/16/2021

COVID-10 relief funding awarded to SF State was mentioned. EdSource 1/15/2021


Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan discussed his appearance on Alex Trebek’s final episode of the game show “Jeopardy!” Lafayette Journal & Courier 1/15/2020

Assistant Professor of Biology Jaime Chaves co-authored an article about the vampire finches of Galapagos Island. The Conversation 1/15/2020; Yahoo! News 1/15/2020

Professor Emeritus of Asian American Studies Malcolm Collier was quoted in an article about pandemic-related business closings in Chinatown. SF Gate 1/14/2020

Associate Professor of Economics Venoo Kakar commented on the impact of the pandemic on San Francisco housing costs. SF Weekly 1/13/2020

Alumnus and owner of Great Basin Physical Therapy Ashwin Datt was profiled. The Record-Courier 1/13/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Labor secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Axios 1/13/2021

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was interviewed about cities that are adopting ranked-choice voting. NPR 1/12/2020 (This segment was broadcast on more than 20 NPR member stations; clips not available online.)

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed consultants who specialize in preventing a company’s employees from unionizing. Vice 1/11/2021

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger signed an open letter along with other Jewish studies scholars stating that President Donald Trump must be removed from office. Forward 1/11/2021

Alumnus and photographer Jerry Takigawa was interviewed about his upcoming 40-year retrospective exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel. Monterey Herald 1/11/2021

Alumna Carol Aaron has been named to the board of directors of the health care system PeaceHealth. Vancouver Business Journal 1/12/2021


Assistant Professor of Psychology Gaurav Suri was quoted in an article about the science of mob thinking as it applies to last week’s riots at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Axios 1/12/2021

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed how face masks are complicating nonverbal communication. Radio.com 1/12/2021

The late Mary Lewis, an SF State professor and co-founder of the University’s Black Studies Department, was mentioned in an article about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Elle India 1/12/2021

Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan’s appearance on Alex Trebek’s final episode of “Jeopardy!” was discussed on “The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro” podcast. KGO-AM 1/12/2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross’ book “Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice” was discussed. Jewish News of Greater Phoenix 1/11/2021

Alumnus Joe Reynoso was interviewed about his winery in Sonoma County. Sonoma Magazine 1/11/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an op-ed about President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of labor. The Hill 1/9/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on the public criticism two Menlo Park women are receiving after they attended the Trump rally last Wednesday in Washington, D.C. CBS San Francisco 1/9/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about Silicon Valley workers organizing unions. Market Watch 1/8/2021

Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan discussed his appearance on Alex Trebek’s final episode of the game show “Jeopardy!” KNSD-TV 1/8/2021; KGO-TV 1/9/2021

San Francisco FogCam, which was started by alumni Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong, was mentioned in an article about how webcams can be an alternative to travel during the pandemic. Daily Mail 1/8/2021

 


Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan will appear on Alex Trebek’s final episode of the trivia show “Jeopardy” this evening. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/2020; Deseret News 1/7/2020; ABC7 1/7/2020 (clip not available online)

Professor of English Language & Literature Michael Krasny was interviewed about his departure from KQED’s “Forum” after four decades on the air. J. Weekly 1/6/2021

Alumna Sheyl Davis, executive director for San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission, was interviewed about her work and personal mission. San Francisco Bay View 1/7/2021

Former student Steve Seid discussed his new book, in which he tells the story behind an iconic 1975 piece of performance art. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/2021

An opinion article about debates over California’s new Ethnic Studies requirements referenced the 1968 student strike at SF State. Sonoma Index-Tribune 1/7/2021


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule regarding independent contractors. Market Watch 1/6/2020

Professor Emeritus of Gerontology Brian de Vries was quoted in an article about resilience in LGBTQ elders. Next Avenue 1/6/2021

Alumna Stephanie Gwilliam was interviewed about her ceramics business. Sonoma Magazine 1/6/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an article about the history of the Cameron House in San Francisco. Alta Journal 1/7/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Biology Laura W. Burrus, Assistant Director of the SF BUILD program Audrey Parangan-Smith, Associate Professor of Biology Blake Riggs and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology Cathy Samayoa co-wrote an article about how the biology department redesigned lab courses to accommodate for equity and inclusion. Inside Higher Ed 1/6/2020

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke was quoted in an article about a recorded phone conversation between Georgia officials and President Trump. The Nation 1/5/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Google’s response to employee unionization. The Hill 1/5/2020; Vice 1/5/2020

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln commented on the COVID-19 vaccine and heading into the second year of the pandemic. The Atlantic 12/29/2020

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an op-ed about the debate over ethnic studies curricula for California public schools. Napa Valley Register 1/4/2021

 


Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies Wade Nobles was quoted in an article about the history of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Yellow Springs News 1/4/2020

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross commented on debates over traditional Jewish foods. Times of Israel 1/1/2021; The Jerusalem Post 12/31/2020

Associate Professor of History Kym Morrison was quoted in an article about how 2020 defined art in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 12/31/2020

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the recent vandalism to the homes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. KNBC-TV 12/31/2020 (This interview aired on seven NBC-affiliated stations.)

Lecturer of Criminal Justice Studies James Dudley discussed whether or not police officers should be required to have college degrees. Police One 12/30/2020

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger commented on separating religion and politics in an article about U.S. Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock. The Forward 12/30/2020

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln was quoted in an article about the coronavirus pandemic. Route Fifty 12/29/2020

SF State nursing students helped create an educational coloring book for children to help them learn about the coronavirus. KMPH-TV 12/30/2020; WFAF-TV 12/30/2020; KOBI-TV12/30/2020 (This story aired on 22 Fox-affiliated stations.) (Clips not available.)

Alumna Jessica Lauser was interviewed about being a U.S. Blind chess champion. Yahoo! News 12/29/2020

Alumnus Nathan Tan was interviewed about his starring role in the children’s television show “Uncle Nate’s Creativity Time.” San Francisco Chronicle 12/30/2020

Alumnus Michael Corrigan wrote an op-ed about the end of 2020. Idaho State Journal 1/1/2021

The 1968 student strike and the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were referenced in multiple articles about the CSU’s ethnic studies requirements. CALMatters 12/30/2020; KQED 12/28/2020