Department News

CSUSB History Alum, Lauren Kirschke, Interviewed by San Diego Union Tribune

Interim director and editor for Great Oak Press, and CSUSB alum, Lauren Kirschke discusses her vision for the press in a recent interview with the San Diego Union Tribune.  She outlines her dedication to Californian Native American history.  She discuses how her education and involvement in...

Dr. Saavedra publishes new book about Pasadena, California

Dr. Yvette Saavedra’s recently released book Pasadena Before the Roses: Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771-1890  (University of Arizona Press) is a social and cultural history detailing how Spanish, Mexican, American and Indigenous groups’ competing visions of...

Dr. Jones Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Tiffany Jones on her promotion to full professor!

Three History Students Win Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Three history students, Jasmine Colorado, Marmar Zakher, and Natassja Martin have been accepted into the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program.  In outstanding recognition of their hard work and dedication to academic excellence, each student will be receiving financial assistance,...

CSUSB Students Give to Orphanage to Honor Nelson Mandela's Life

     As part of Dr. Tiffany F. Jones' Study Abroad program to South Africa, CSUSB students honor Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday by giving to a Soweto Orphanage.  See the full news item at

Dr. Jones attends seminar in Ghana

Dr. Tiffany Jones attended a seminar in Ghana. Read more about the seminar here:

PressTV interviews Dr. Yaghoubian on US-Venezuela relations

PressTV interviewed Dr. David Yaghoubian about the Trump administration's intentions in Venezuela.  Dr. Yaghoubian spoke live from Tehran, where he is conducting research. You can find more about the interview here:

Dr. Robinson attends oral history workshop at UC Berkeley

Dr. Marc Robinson will join the Department of History at CSUSB this Fall as an assistant professor of African American history.  He  attend an oral history workshop at UC Berkeley. Learn mor about Dr. Robison's research on oral history history here:

Dr. Cherstin Lyon wins BOTH Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Advisor Awards!!

The university honored our very own Dr. Cherstin Lyon with BOTH the Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Advisor Awards for her excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and service to students.  Congratulations, Dr. Lyon! Read more about Dr Lyon here:

Dr. Saavedra elected to the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS)

Dr. Yvette Saavedra was re-elected to serve another two-year term to the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), as Chicana Caucus co-chair along with co-chair Dr. Isabel Millán, assistant professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon...

Dr. Liszka wins Outstanding Junior Faculty award!

Our very own Dr. Kate Liszka won the College of Social and Behavioral Science's Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for her work in developing the CSUSB Egyptology program, her extensive research portfolio, and her service to CSUSB students. Congratulations!

CSUSB history students and Dr. Liszka participated in an Egyptology conference!

Dr. Kate Liszka and a group of CSUSB students attended the the annual conference for the American Research Center in Egypt held in Tucson, AZ.  It was a highly successful event for CSUSB. The attendees from left to right are: Bryan Kraemer – RAFFMA part-...

Danny Cervantes and Jacqulyne Anton and Dr. Huacuja Alonso win OSR grant!

History students Danny Cervantes, Jacqulyne Anton win an Office of Student Research's grant! During the summer monthts they will be working with Dr. Huacuja Alonso on a research project about sound and policing. The project, titled "The 'Noise Complaint' and the Politics of Sound: A Case...

Marmar Zakher's paper wins award

Marmar Zakher's paper, "From Female Moneylenders to Church Shares: The Coptic Town of Jeme," won third place in the Undergraduate World History category at the Southern California Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference.  The paper analyzed the social economics of the people living in Jeme. Ms...

Tristian Arrieta accepted to UCR's graduate program in education!

Our very own Tristian Arrieta gained admission to his first choice graduate program. He will join UC Riverside graduate program in education in June!

Jason Garcia presents his research at the Latin American Social & Public Policy Conference

Jason Garcia presented his research on Chilean folk music at the the LASPP (Latin American Social & Public Policy Conference) at the University of Pittsburgh on March 23, 2018.  He earned  a grant from the Office of Student Research to attend the conferece. He completed the research for...

"Relevancy and History" Project at Citrus State Historic Park

(View of the groves at Citrus State Historic Park, Riverside, California) CSUSB students, under the direction of Professor Cherstin Lyon and in collaboration with students at UCR and the project lead, UCR Professor Cathy Gudis, have conducted research to develop a new...

CSUSB History Alumni Headed to Elite Graduate School Programs

  This year has seen an extremely impressive class of History undergraduates accepted into some of the most prestigious graduate programs in the country. Tomi Pulkkinen has been active as an editor and contributor to the department’s award-winning undergraduate journal, and...