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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

Extremism Researcher Pete Simi Awarded $254,147 to Study Threats Targeting Public Officials

August 1, 2022 by Allison Devries | News

Dr. Pete Simi (Sociology) was awarded a $254,147 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 for terrorism prevention and counterterrorism research. This grant supports opportunities for student researchers to work on this project alongside Dr. Simi. The

Testimony of Chapman Sociologist Pete Simi Leads to Judgment Against Organizers of Charlottesville Rally Professor Simi’s research on white supremacists who planned the Unite the Right rally reflects his commitment to exposing the hidden spaces of hate.

June 15, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Two weeks into the high-profile trial of the white nationalists who organized the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Chapman University sociologist and hate group researcher Pete Simi finally got his chance to testify as an expert witness. He was more than ready for the moment. “Simi’s testimony was devastating,” the Slate online

Wilkinson Student Can’t Be Stopped, Even by a Hurricane Arianna Benitez ’22 Sociology, minor Broadcast Journalism, Puerto Rico

June 9, 2022 by Belana Beeck | News

“Hurricane Maria left my home in shambles. Most of my family’s member’s homes were also affected by this natural disaster,” says Arianna Benitez ’22. “For about four and a half months, I lived with no electricity; I had little food and water but that didn’t deter me from my goal: applying to Chapman.” Benitez remembers

After Fleeing Afghanistan, Law School Alumni Find Refuge at Chapman

May 13, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Fahima Amini (LLM ’16) heard the front door open and knew immediately something was wrong. Why would her husband, a physician, be home from the hospital in the middle of the day? Then she saw his face and realized their worst fears were now real. “The Taliban are in Kabul,” her husband, Dr. Mohammad Tawab

NEH Grant Awarded to Launch Asian American Studies Minor at Chapman University

January 26, 2022 by | News

A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will establish a minor in Asian American Studies and support current ethnic studies courses and programming at Chapman University. The $150,000 award announced in January is the largest NEH grant in the university’s history and just one of 208 awarded to universities, museums and other organizations across

Testimony of Chapman Sociologist Pete Simi Leads to Judgment Against Organizers of Charlottesville Rally

January 26, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Two weeks into the high-profile trial of the white nationalists who organized the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Chapman University sociologist and hate group researcher Pete Simi finally got his chance to testify as an expert witness. He was more than ready for the moment. “Simi’s testimony was devastating,” the Slate online

Wilkinson College’s Ghost Hunt

October 29, 2021 by Danielle Espiritu | News

Just in time for Halloween,  Sociology Professor and Department Chair Chris Bader, who specializes in studies of fear and the paranormal, led fifteen Wilkinson College students, faculty, and staff  on a tour of the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House, a “haunted” residence of one of Orange County’s first female physicians, who lived and worked there from

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