Office: King Hall C4034
Phone: 323-343-2045 (323-343-2020 for advising or blue card
AND TEACHING INTERESTS
I became interested in history as a means of exploring the ways in
which diverse urban populations have organized themselves into social,
cultural, and political communities. My current research
explores the impact of post-World War II Protestant ministries on
urban politics and church culture. I teach a wide variety of
courses at CSULA, from topical to methodological and local to global.
As an educator, I see my role as helping students to use
their understandings of the past to empower themselves and
COURSE LISTING - Spring 2014
||Day & Time
||Intro to Grad Study
|"Urban Christianity in Post-World War II America," History Compass 9 (8) (August
|"Local Contexts, Global Frameworks, and the Future of the
California History Course," California
History 87 (2009): 46-8.
|with William Deverell, "Going Against the Grain:
Multiracialism and the Fate of the Social Gospel in 1920s Los Angeles."
in Fay Botham and Sara M. Patterson, eds., Race Religion, Region: Landscapes of
Encounter in the American West. University of Arizona Press,
|Street Meeting: Multiethnic
Neighborhoods in Early Twentieth Century Los Angeles. University
of California Press, 2005.
RECENT GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
|Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant, CSULA,
|American Communities Program Faculty
Research Fellowship, CSULA, Spring 2012.
|Project Director, "Culture of
Engagement in an Era of Displacement," National Endowment for the
|Research Fellow, Center on American
Religion and Democracy, 2004-5.
AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS