Fresno State faculty experts

Several Fresno State faculty and staff members can share their academic and research expertise around issues relating to the current state of organized protest and racial-justice activism throughout the United States in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Others can speak to broader issues of social justice, anti-racist pedagogy, ethics, social inequality and the targeting of journalists.

This selection of experts (listed in alphabetical order by last name) represents some who have indicated their availability to discuss these matters. When reaching out to them, please include your deadline (date/time) so they can endeavor to respond in a timely manner.

If you need assistance connecting with these experts, please contact University Communications at lboyles@csufresno.edu or text 559.246.1717. NOTE: Summer office hours for Fresno State are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but Lisa still monitors email after hours.

earl-aguilera

Dr. Earl Aguilera, assistant professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
eaguilera@csufresno.edu

EXPERTISE:

  • Critical pedagogy in online teaching
  • Equity issues in educational technology
  • Culturally and linguistically responsive literacy instruction
jenny-bahn

Dr. Jenny Banh, professor, Department of Anthropology
jenbanh@csufresno.edu

EXPERTISE:

  • The history of Asian Americans and how they were historically mistreated
  • SE Asian American migration and how they were placed in certain areas
stephen-bohigian

Stephen Bohigian, lecturer, Department of History
stephenbohigian@csufresno.edu

EXPERTISE:

  • Research focuses on policing, race and surveillance in black neighborhoods
  • Protest and rebellion in 20th-century America
jim-boren

James Boren, lecturer, Department of Media, Communications and Journalism and executive director of Fresno State’s Institute for Media and Public Trust, former executive editor of The Fresno Bee.
stephenbohigian@csufresno.edu

EXPERTISE:

  • Research focuses on policing, race and surveillance in black neighborhoods
  • Protest and rebellion in 20th-century America
lisa-bryant

Dr. Lisa Bryant, assistant professor, Department of Political Science
lbryant@csufresno.edu

EXPERTISE:

  • Public opinion
  • Political participation
  • Race/ethnicity and gender in representation
travis-cronin

Dr. Travis Cronin, professor, Department of Social Work Education
travis@csufresno.edu | 208.697.6994

EXPERTISE:

  • Black lives
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Child welfare
  • Dissertation title: Experiences of bullying among African American male adolescents and their parents/guardians
amber-crowell

Dr. Amber Crowell, assistant professor, Department of Sociology
acrowell@csufresno.edu

EXPERTISE:

  • Systemic racism
  • White privilege
  • Housing injustice and segregation
  • Teaching anti-racism
thomas-whit-ellis

Thomas-Whit Ellis, professor and director of Theatre Arts, Africana Studies program coordinator
thomee@csufresno.edu

EXPERTISE:

  • African American theatre and film
  • Current events in the African American community
  • Stage director of productions giving voice to African American culture, history and traditions