Eight English Department Members Present at College English Association Conference

April 24, 2024 by | News

Eight Department of English faculty members, graduate students, and alums presented papers at the College English Association‘s (CEA) 53rd Annual Conference in Atlanta. Each spring, CEA members get together for three days to share their work, test new ideas, seek feedback from their colleagues, and celebrate all things language and literature. This year in particular,


Faculty Book: Collection of Poems by Dr. Glaser

April 23, 2024 by | News

In his latest book of poems, Reparation Gate, Dr. Brian Glaser (English) offers a tribute to his father’s life and work as a theologian and teacher. Reparation Gate includes a series of poems on fatherhood, and many meditations on the concern for social justice shared by Dr. Glaser and his father, who was his hero


Hilbert Museum Exhibition Showcases 25 Years of Student Holocaust Art and Writing

April 22, 2024 by | News

“Messengers of Memory: A 25-Year Retrospective of the Annual Chapman University Holocaust Art & Writing Contest” is currently on display at the newly expanded Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University through July 31, 2024. This special curated exhibition highlights 25 years of prize-winning entries in the Holocaust Art & Writing Contest. The contest,


Faculty Book: Dr. Angela Lederach's Latest Book and Being Awarded a Peace Emerging Scholar

April 22, 2024 by | News

Dr. Angela Lederach (Peace Studies) completed decades of ethnographic and participatory research for her recent publication Feel the Grass Grow: Ecologies of Slow Peace in Colombia which offers insight into the politics of peacebuilding in Colombia. The book critically analyzes the peace accords signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia


Dr. Justin de Leon awarded $30,000 from Strong Heart Study

April 16, 2024 by | News

Dr. Justin de Leon (Ethnic Studies) was awarded a $30,000 Strongheart Tribal Approach to Research (STAR) Projects grant from the Strong Heart Study (SHS) at the University of Oklahoma. SHS is a study of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors among American Indian men and women and is the largest epidemiologic study of American Indians


Audrey Fong Wins 2024 James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award

April 4, 2024 by | News

Audrey Fong (’24 Dual MA English / MFA Creative Writing) has been awarded the highest honor for graduate students at Chapman University, The James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award. The James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award is conferred annually to the outstanding graduating master’s and doctoral students with distinguished records of academic accomplishment,


New Fiber Lab in Art Department

April 1, 2024 by | News

Lorena Ochoa, Studio Manager for the Art Department,oversees the Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Labs in Moulton Hall. She recently launched the Fiber Lab – an artistic practice that spans a wide range of techniques, such as quilting, thread painting, weaving, and soft sculpture, usually to create works made of natural or synthetic fibers such as


Criminals and Crooks: Dishonorable Leadership in the U.S. Military with Jeffrey Matthews

March 28, 2024 by David Krausman | History

The War, Diplomacy, and Society MA Program, in partnership with World Affairs Council Orange County, welcomed Jeffery Matthews, professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, for a lecture and presentation on his newly published book, Generals and Admirals, Criminals and Crooks: Dishonorable Leadership in the U.S. Military. Matthews, who teaches American history


Beyond the Classroom: Crafting Your Gap Year

March 28, 2024 by Erin Berthon & Isballea Mahar | Wilkinson College

Are you considering graduate studies? The idea of diving straight into several more years of education may not be enticing, whether due to other aspirations or simply feeling drained. Taking a gap year (or years) before graduate school can provide a refreshing change of pace. It’s an opportunity for students to venture beyond the confines


From our Eyes: Conversations between Jews and Palestinians for a Better Tomorrow

March 21, 2024 by Samantha Thompson | News

This edition of From Our Eyes features Samantha Thompson (‘25 Peace and Justice Studies major). As part of the event planning team for the Shared Humanity: Conversations between Jews and Palestinians for a Better Tomorrow event, Thompson shares insight on what she learned from the expert panelists and what she hopes for the future at

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