CHSS Connection: Presentations
January/February 2020 issue
Alongside renowned scholars of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Assistant Professor Valerie Francisco-Menchavez (Department of Sociology & Sexuality Studies) was featured as a plenary speaker at the annual National Women’s Studies Association conference in San Francisco on November 15.
The plenary’s theme, “Laboring and the Politics of Re/Production,” addressed the concept of reproduction as often associated with childbearing, biology and reproduction of the human species. Francisco-Menchavez expanded that definition by crossing temporal, spatial, racial and national boundaries in addressing Filipina migrant labor and their roles in re/producing society through domestic work. In her talk, she drew a through line between the historic resilience of Filipina migrant activism globally to today’s domestic worker movement and towards future Filipina feminist possibilities.
Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging (MPA) to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age-friendly California. Patricia McGinnis, a longtime lecturer in the Gerontology Program and executive director of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), presented on “Federal Landscape & California Action Needed” to the Long-Term Services and Supports Subcommittee of the MPA’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee on January 13. Read CANHR’s recommendations regarding nursing homes, assisted living, home and community based services, and elder abuse and neglect to the Master Plan for Aging here.
Casey Nesbit, assistant professor in the UCSF/SF State Graduate Program for Physical Therapy, presented at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy on November 15 at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Her presentation was titled “Pediatric Clinical Instructor Toolkit: What Every Clinical Instructor Can Use to Build a Foundation of Teaching and Learning for Clinical Education.” She has been a member of a task force to build this toolkit for the past two years.
Pictured: Members of the task force and co-presenters (left to right): Edie Kendall, Marisa Birkmeier, Casey Nesbit, Melinda Mueller and Lauren Emmel
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Zubaida Qamar (Familiy, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel Department) presented a session titled “Pathways to a Doctorate: Turning Dreams into Reality” with collaborators from University of North Florida at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia in October. Organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, FNCE is the largest gathering of food and nutrition professionals in the world.
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Zubaida Qamar’s collaborative work with co-investigators from UC Berkeley, UC Irvine and CSU East Bay on “Addressing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer screening among South Asians in the United States” was presented at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in November.
Associate Professor Jackson Wilson (Department of Recreation, Parks, Tourism & Holistic Health) presented on current challenges facing outdoor recreation in America at the 2019 International Forum on Sport Management at National Taiwan Sport University in Taipei, Taiwan.