Dr. Muhtaseb to Screen 1948 at USF

usf screening flyer
Executive Producer Dr. Muhtaseb will screen and hold a Q and A on Wed, Nov. 6 at 6:15. Event is open to the public. Read more about 1948...

Grad Students speaks to University Grad Orientation

maulding talk
Graduate Student Sean Maulding speaks to the 200+ incoming graduate students at the graduate student orientation, as a member of the grad committee for Associated Students Incorporated. His humor and approachability stole the show and was the highlight of the event.  

Comm Graduate MA Program Welcomes New Cohort

grad cohort
The new graduate students are welcomed by the Grad Coordinator and Department Chair in orientation and in the graduate student potluck, hosted each year by Dr. Muhtaseb. 

Dr. Muhtaseb and Prof. Nerren Complete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute

DEI institute completion
A year-long institute to increase and enhance equitable opportunities at CSUSB, Dr. Muhtaseb and Prof. Nerren were recognized by Dean of the Library Caesar Cabrillo for the completion of the program and their presentations to the university.

Dr. Muhtaseb with Two New Film Screenings

Packed House at CSUSB for "1948"
In the Spring, Dr. Muhtaseb held two rare California screenings of her film "1948" to LA Jews for Peace in Pasadena, and for Palestinian Cultural Day in Santa Clara. 

Syrianamericana hosted by Dr. Muhtaseb

Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb is the director of CIMES. She co-produced and hosted the well-attended event Syrianamericana: A Nation State of Mind with rapper-poet Omar Offendum on January 29th. 

Interim GTA Coordinator Carol Damgen in Playwriting Program at Los Angeles

The department wishes to congratulate the Interim GTA Coordinator Carol Damgen, who as Vice-Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Playwriting Program, will make two large presentations at the Region VIII Festival in Los Angeles.

Graduate Student Luis Esparza Presenting Twice at NACCS Conference

Congratulations to graduate student Luis Esparza whose paper, “Desde la Periferia de La Milpa: A Study of Sexual Minorities in Nuevo Refugio” was accepted by the Non-conforming Imperatives Interest Group of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies in February. In addition,...

"1948" Screening in SMSU by Dr. Muhtaseb

"1948" Screening in SMSU by Dr. Muhtaseb
Join Dr. Muhtaseb for a screening of her highly praised film, "1948: Creation and Catastrophe" a documentary of the historical roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Graduate Student Andre Adame’s Paper Accepted by the International Communication Association for their 2019 Conference

Communication Beyond Boundaries
Congratulations to graduate student Andre Adame for having his paper “Child's Play: A Critical Examination of the Video Game ‘PeaceMaker’" accepted for the 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Communication Beyond Boundaries. This event will be held in...

Graduate Student Sean Maulding Accepted to Two Upcoming Research Conferences!

Advocating with Evidence
Sean Maulding’s paper “Pussy Hats and Anti-Trans Sentiments: When Second-Wave and Third-Wave Collide”  was accepted by the Western Social Science Association for presentation at their 2019 Conference. His paper “Trans Representation in U.S. Media: Using Clark’s Evolutionary Stages of...

‘Solidarity: Stories of Palestine’ Gala Awards and Benefit Dinner to Honor Professor Ahlam Muhtaseb

Rebuilding Alliance will be hosting a Gala Awards ceremony, benefit dinner, and silent auction to benefit Gaza artists including CSUSB’s very own Ahlam Muhtaseb will be making an appearance, accepting the Storytellers Award on behalf of her documentary, “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” at...

Graduate Student Melody Adejare Wins Outstanding Emerging Scholars at Southern States Communication Association

Melody Adejare’s paper “Media Influences on Intercultural Communication: People’s Perceptions of Racial Groups” was not only accepted by the Intercultural Communication Division of the Southern States Communication Association, it will also be part of the “Outstanding Emerging Scholars: Top...

Seven COMM Faculty and Grad. Students Present at NCA

Seven COMM Faculty and Grad. Students Present at NCA
Congratulations to the following who presented at the National Communication Association convention in Salt Lake City: Gretchen Bergquist, paper: "Family Socialization and Perceptions of Mental Health" Gretchen Bergquist, paper: "Exploring the content and influence of parental memorable...

Dr. Muhtaseb in Montreal for "1948"

First, Dr. Muhtaseb sat on the panel at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting titled "Achieving the Impossible: Re-writing the History of 1948" at Concordia University and then she attended a screening at McGill University. Her film "1948" is achieving worldwide recognition and our...

Dr. Muhtaseb gives film lecture at Australia: Monash Oct. 5

Dr. Muhtaseb speaks at the sold out Melbourne premiere of "1948" at the Australia Palestine Film Festival, which is one of 6 Australia premiers. We congratulate her on the success of her highly acclaimed film, the result of over a decade of hard work!

Emerging Scholar Award to Recent Graduate and Adjunct Faculty

Emerging Scholar Award to Alum and Adjunct Faculty
We are proud to congratulate Ariana Cano who will be receiving the Emerging Scholar Award at the Third International Conference on Communication and Media Studies in Berkeley California! She will be presenting her accepted paper “Es Bueno O No Bueno? A Critical Analysis on Mexican American...

Two Graduate Students to Present at UCI Social Justice Research Symposium

Graduate students Walker Beverly and Richard Contreras were accepted for presentation at the UCI Social Justice Research Symposium on May 25 at UC Irvine. Richard’s paper, based on his graduate project, is titled "A Communication Guide for ex-offenders" and Walker’s paper, also based on his...

Graduate Student Victoria Luckner Attending and Presenting TWO Papers at NCA

Graduate student Victoria Luckner had two papers competitively accepted for presentation at the NCA 104th Annual Convention being held November 8-11 in Salt Lake City.The two papers are:  "Mother Eywa: Ecofeminism and James Cameron’s Avatar," which she developed under the supervision of Dr...

Graduate Student Selected for Prestigious Opportunities

Graduate Student Luis Esparza to Attend HACU Conference
Luis Esparaza's paper, "The Right to Exist: A De-Colonial Analysis of Media Representations of Marginalized Sexual Identities" was competitively selected for presentation at the National Communication Association 104th Annual Convention which will be held November 8-11 in Salt Lake City, UT...

PROFILE: Alumnus Ariana Cano - Building community through scholarship, research and teaching

Alumnus Ariana Cano
"Powerhouse" does not begin to describe Ariana Cano, recent graduate of the Department of Communication Studies graduate program and prolific academic, already early into her studies and her career. In the past year alone, in addition to her student and graduate teaching associate...

First Scholarly Review of Dr. Muhtaseb's 1948 Film

Dr. Muhtaseb's film, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, was just published in the peer-review journal of Arab Studies Quarterly (Vol. 40, No. 1.). Dr. Terri Ginsberg, a well-known cinema studies scholar of AUC, provides a deep intellectual analysis of the film, with a short historical...

Dr. Muhtaseb Quoted in L.A. Daily News!

As first responders prepare for another busy season, the Los Angeles Daily News investigated causes for the increase in rescues in picturesque natural environments, asking if the #optoutside movement or the popularity of selfies plays a role.  Dr. Muhtaseb is quoted...

Graduate Student Ariana Cano Takes Top Prizes for "Cultural Value in Instant Messenger"

Graduate student Ariana Cano has had a good month. Her presentation “Cultural Value in Instant Messenger: An Analysis between Mexico and the U.S.” won a monetary prize in the Pansy Jacob Jackson National Student Research Competition in the NAAAS 2018 Conference. She was also selected as the...

Graduate Students Represent Program at WSCA Graduate Programs Open House

Professor Donna Gotch and Dr. Julie Taylor with our graduate students at the WSCA Graduate Programs Open House, where students in our graduate program provided information and personal insight for interested attendees.