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José Muñoz was named Core Faculty for the College of Education at CSUSB.

Ethel Mickey was invited to serve on the editorial board for Gender & Society, the top-ranked academic journal covering gender studies and feminist scholarship.  She was also recently elected to serve as a Council Member for the American Sociological Association's Sex and Gender Section.

Dr. Vogelsang selected as a 2024 member of the Lifestyle and Health Behaviors section of the National Institutes of Health.

José Muñoz co-organized the June 1st, 2024, CSUSB Inland Empire People’s History Conference in collaboration with colleagues at Brown University, UC Irvine, USC, the University of Redlands, and UC Riverside. This project involved recruiting more than 50 university and community-based scholars for a one-day conference. Conference unites historians, storytellers to showcase overlooked Inland Empire history| KVCR News

José A. Muñoz is the vice president-elect for the Pacific Sociological Association's council.

José Muñoz co-authored with his ASA First Generation and Working Class Persons in Sociology colleagues the following paper “The Graduate School Pipeline and First-Generation/Working-Class Inequalities.” Sociology of Education, 97(2), 148-173.

Dr. Vogelsang recognized by Rep Aguilar for his multi-year $750,000 NIH/NIA grant to study social participation, gender, and cognitive decline. 

Annika Anderson, Rigaud Joseph (social work) and Paul Jones (social work lecturer) of CSUSB’s Project Rebound published a paper on the efficacy of programs that provide support services to formerly incarcerated college students.

Dr. Vogelsang interviewed by BBC about mid-life career changes.  Link here: The mid-career workers pivoting to dream jobs - BBC Worklife.

Dr. Megan Carroll published "Marginalize or Valorize: A Two-Case Study of Parental Essentialism and Fathers' Social Location" in Men & Masculinities, co-authored with Dr. Jennifer Randles (Fresno State):

Dr. Megan Carroll was featured in two episodes of the Free From Desire podcast, which won the Tribeca Film Festival's 2023 Narrative Nonfiction Audio Award.  

Dr. Vogelsang will be presenting two papers at the International Sociological Association's World Congress (held every four years) in Melbourne, Australia.  Link here:

Dr. Vogelsang was interviewed about the pandemic-related loneliness among older adults 2023. Link:

Dr. Annika Anderson was invited to deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural Supporting Successful Reentry Conference at University of California, Riverside, on April 19, 2023. 

Dr. Vogelsang joins panel at CSU-SB Palm Desert Campus to discuss Isolation among Older Adults post-COVID. Link:

Dr. Megan Carroll presented on the "Asexual Research" panel and "Asexuality in the Workplace" panel for the international Asexuality Conference 2023 as of Sydney World Pride.

Dr. Vogelsang part of research team understanding LGBTQ older adult vaccination patterns.  Link: 

Dr. Megan Carroll was featured in a story about Palentine's Day for the Los Angeles NPR radio station, LAist.

Natalia Vega Varela, Nancy L. Cohen, Neisha Opper, Myriam Shiran, and Clare Weber,
"The State of Reproductive Health in the United States: The End of Roe and the Perilous Road Ahead for Women in the Dobbs Era” Gender Equity Policy Institute, January 19, 2023.

Student/Alumni News

Congratulations to Isabella Cantu (class of 2022/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow)!  She completed her MA in the Spring quarter of 2024.  This accomplishment is one of the many milestones along the way to completing a PhD at the University of California at Davis.  Keep at it Isabella!

Erick Herrera (senior) and Gary Williams (Class of 2024) were awarded the Sally Casanova Scholars| CSU ( predoctoral scholarship!  The award support research and travel needs for 2024-2025.  Congratulations Erick and Gary!

Jazmin Mena (class of 2024) was accepted to a MA in Special Education at the University of California, Riverside.

Sociology undergraduates Janet Rosales, Eric Tafoya, and Christopher Aguirre were recently accepted to present at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference for this November in Philadelphia. Per their mentor, Dr. Roberto Rivera, "all three are highly focused on their individual areas of criminology and will present CSUSB with professional pride at the conference".

Melissa Lea De Paz (class of 2023) was accepted to CSU San Bernardino for the Master in Counseling program.

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Chelsea Mercado (class of 2023) was accepted to USC for the Master of Education in the Enrollment Management and Policy program.  An alumnus of San Bernardino Valley College, Chelsea's career goal includes working at a community college so that she can support students who have been repeatedly told that higher education is not a space for them.  She plans to use her time at USC to build on her knowledge of educational equity while learning key aspects of enrollment management.