CHSS Connection: Publications

Friday, May 01, 2020

May 2020 issue

Elia examines history of Black sexuality in the U.S.

Slavery to Liberation book coverAssociate Dean John Elia recently published several historical analyses of Black sexuality in the U.S. and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972). He authored a chapter, “Some Notes on the History of Black Sexuality in the United States,” in the book “Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience” (Eastern Kentucky University Press, 2019). He also wrote “Apologists’ Accounts of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and Efforts Toward Historic Preservation,” which was published in a volume titled “Contested Commemoration in U.S. History: Diverging Public Interpretations” (Routledge Publishers, 2020).

In addition, Elia published two encyclopedia entries in “The World of Jim Crow America, Volumes I & II” (Greenwood Press, 2019): “Sexuality” and “Tuskegee Syphilis Study: 1932-1972.”

Fieldman authors article on political economy and U.S. climate policy

Glenn Fieldman, associate professor and coordinator of the Environmental Studies program in the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, published an article, “The political economy of unsustainability,” in a special political economy issue of the open-access journal Sustainability. The article explains that the end of Bretton Woods-era domestic and international restrictions on finance have made it exceedingly difficult to undertake the kinds of regulation and investment that are vitally needed for a socially just transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. Fieldman suggests, however, that devising a new international mechanism to ensure that both trade and finance serve public needs is possible.  

Francisco-Menchavez explores building migrant worker power through Participatory Action Research

Assistant Professor Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Department of Sociology & Sexuality Studies, coauthored an article titled “Mula Sa Masa, Tungo Sa Masa, From the People, To the People: Building Migrant Worker Power through Participatory Action Research” in Migration Letters. The authors explore the possibiilties of Participatory Action Research (PAR) producing ethical and nuanced knowledge that contributes to developing Filipino migrant workers' capacity for sustainable political organizing. The article also highlights the tension between the academic and reproductive labor of PAR.

Takagi investigates gender differences in social relationships and loneliness among older adults in Singapore

Assistant Professor of Gerontology Emiko Takagi (School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement) coauthored an article editorial in the March issue of the Journal of Population Research, titled “Gender Differences in the Association between Social Relationships and Loneliness among Older Adults in Singapore.” This study investigated gender differences in the association between older adults’ social relationships and their self-reported feelings of loneliness in Singapore. Using the 2009 Social Isolation, Health, and Lifestyles Survey, the authors analyzed the data of a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling older adults in Singapore aged 60 years and older. Older men and women who either lived alone or lived with only a child were more likely to report higher levels of loneliness compared to those who lived with only a spouse. Older men who lived with someone other than a spouse or a child tended to report higher levels of loneliness. Older women who had relatively strong social networks with relatives and friends outside the household generally reported higher levels of loneliness. The gender difference found in this study suggests that interventions to mitigate older adults’ loneliness need to address the sociocultural and demographic conditions that are unique to older men and women in Singapore.

Qamar highlights global impact of nutrition education

Zubaida Qamar, assistant professor of Nutrition/Dietetics and Registered Dietitian (Department of Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel, coauthored an editorial, "Nutrition Education for Sustainable Global Food Systems," published in the March issue of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The article highlights the impact of nutrition education on global sustainable practices, malnutrition and hunger, and the unique role of nutrition educators to bridge science, political and private interests with regards to global health. 

Yee-Melichar, Flores and Boyle coauthor textbook on assisted-living administration

Assisted Living Administration book coverProfessor and Coordinator of Gerontology Darlene Yee-Melichar, Lecturer of Gerontology Cristina Flores (an SF State alumna), and Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing Andrea Renwanz Boyle coauthored the newly revised textbook, “Assisted Living Administration and Management, Second Edition: Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care” (Springer Publishing Company). This comprehensive text empowers current and future assisted living administrators to employ effective practices, understand model programs and learn the necessary tools and tips to maximize the overall health, safety and comfort of residents in their care. The second edition includes six new chapters on evolving topics, such as interprofessional practice, home and community-based services as alternatives to assisted living, information and communication technology, LGBT issues, memory care units and palliative and hospice care.