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Visual Culture Expert Stephanie Takaragawa Awarded a $100,000 California Civil Liberties Grant

September 19, 2023 by Allison DeVries | Wilkinson College

When Miyoko Takaragawa (1922-2015) died, her family found two photo albums among her possessions that included over 100 photographs taken at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, a World War II Japanese American confinement site. Miyoko and her husband, Yutaka Takaragawa, were incarcerated at Heart Mountain from 1942 to 1945, where their son Tetsuro Ronald Takaragawa was

Studying Threats Targeting Public Officials Dr. Pete Simi Awarded an Additional $211,074 to Continue Research

September 19, 2023 by Allison DeVries | News

For his research on extremism and white supremacy, Dr. Pete Simi (Sociology) was awarded a $211,074 one-year grant from the University of Nebraska Omaha’s National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center of Excellence. Simi has received four NCITE grants totaling over $811,000 to support two large-scale multi-year

From Our Eyes: Looking into the Reality of Life within Japanese American Incarceration Camps

August 17, 2023 by Christian Grevin | News

This edition of  From Our Eyes features alumnus and current staff member Christian Grevin (Political Science and History ‘22), who reflects on Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa’s recently installed Images and Imaginings of Internment: Comics and Illustrations of Camp exhibition, which examines the little-known visual representations of daily life within internment camps where Japanese Americans and Japanese

From Our Eyes Wilkinson Student Shares Her Story as a Summer Research Assistant

June 23, 2023 by Cintya Felix | News

This edition of From Our Eyes features Cintya Felix, a rising sophomore pursuing majors in Political Science and Spanish, who is working full-time this summer as a research assistant at the Socio-Ecological Adaptation & Climate Resilience (SEACR) Lab with Dr. Richelle Tanner (Environmental Science and Policy) on a project funded by the California Sea Grant’s

Student Researchers Assist DHS Efforts to Protect Public Officials

June 22, 2023 by | News

Chapman University students and recent graduates in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are conducting research that will be used to help alleviate the rising numbers of threats against public officials in the U.S. Funded by a grant from the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE) at the University of Nebraska

Motherhood to Motherhoods Conference 

January 30, 2023 by Allison DeVries | News

Chapman University is hosting a free, three-day conference, Motherhood to Motherhoods: Ideologies of ‘The Feminine’ on April 28-30 2023. Dr. Julye Bidmead (Religious Studies) and Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa (Sociology) received a 2022-23 On-Campus Conference Award to organize this conference, which will investigate the construction of “motherhood” as a concept and connect community members to holistic

Inspired by Mentors and Indigenous Heritage, She Helps Students Find Their Way For Edna (Best) Yokum ’09, teaching where she’s needed most is a commitment and a calling as she pays forward the support she received from Chapman professors.

November 8, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

When Edna (Best) Yokum ’09 introduces herself to strangers, she uses both English and the Indigenous language of her Osage heritage as she embraces the name a tribal elder gave her. “I am Son-se gra Footprints in the Woods,” she says, “from the Grayhorse District of the Osage Nation.” When she was a child, her

Cultural Anthropologist Stephanie Takaragawa Awarded $124,906 for Images and Imaginings of Internment: Comics and Illustrations of Camp

September 1, 2022 by Allison Devries | News

Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa (Sociology) was awarded a $124,906 grant from California State Library’s California Civil Liberties Public Education program. The competitive grant program supports the creation and dissemination of educational and public awareness resources concerning the history and the lessons of civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices carried out against communities or populations. Dr.

Horton Investigates the Wealthy in her Latest Publication Faculty Books

August 22, 2022 by | News

In her latest publication, Dr. Lynn Horton (Sociology) examines a small group of highly visible billionaires in the financial and technology sectors—Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and others—who exercise enormous control over the global economy and our lives. Men of Money, explores the growing role of such billionaire networks in organizing advocacy campaigns to

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