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 Study in Southern California," studies the criminalization of sound through an in-depth analysis of reports of noise complaints and violations published in two newspapers: LA Times and San Bernardino Sun from 1975 to the 1990s. The purpose of the study is to understand through qualitative analysis of sound reports in local newspapers how individuals conceptualized sound and came to understand silence as right.