Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) was interviewed for a program that focused on the events in the past year in Palestine, and discussed with co-producer/director Andy Trimlett how the events in their documentary, “1948: Creation and Catastrophe,” relate to what is now going on in that region.
The documentary “Objects,” available for streaming until Sunday, Nov. 28, includes some of the exhibitors from the CSUSB Anthropology Museum exhibit “Re|Collect: Memories of Childhood” that was on display from May 2016-March 2017. Among those appearing in the film were Arianna Huhn, museum director and associate professor of anthropology, Eugene Wong, professor of psychology, and Eri Yasuhara, dean emerita, College of Arts and Letters.
Kimberly Cousins (chemistry and biochemistry), Michael Chao (biology), Katherine Gray (art and design), Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) discussed the latest developments in the demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in various news media about Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, who paid a year-long membership with Oath Keepers in 2014, an extremist, anti-government militia organization.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) discussed her documentary, “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” and how it is a primer to help understand the current conflict between Palestine and Israel, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed about the leak of data from Epik, a web hosting service favored by the far-right.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) provided perspective with the news media in separate interviews on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Kathryn Ervin (theatre arts) was the judge for an art exhibit in Ontario, and Vipin Gupta (management) was interviewed about his latest book.
The film, which is about the 1985 incident in which the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a military-grade explosive on a row house during a standoff, leading to the deaths of 11 people (five of them children) and destroying 61 homes, will be shown at the next Conversations on Race and Policing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, on Zoom.
Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) discussed the region’s growing economy during the pandemic, Marc Robinson (history) was interviewed about the upcoming “Route 66 Women” program, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) continued to be a resource for the news media regarding the increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
A professor of communication studies and director of the Center for the Study of Muslim & Arab Worlds, Ahlam Muhtaseb is a strong advocate for social justice, inspiring her students to seek positive change in their communities.