Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Humanities and Fine Arts


Fellowships in Art History and History

S. Elise Archias, Art and Art History, received a fellowship from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe to support her book project on 1960s performance art during spring and summer 2011.

Michael Magliari, History, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Award, 2010–2011, for Free State Slavery: Indian Servitude in California, 1850–1867. The book will be published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Book Award

Matthew Looper, Art and Art History, was awarded the Association for Latin American Art (College Art Association) Book Award for 2010 for his book To Be Like Gods…. He also received a postdoctoral stipend at Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, for summer 2010.

New Publications

Paul Eggers, English, had his collection of stories, The Departure Lounge, published by Ohio State University Press, 2009.

Lynn Marie Houston, English, co-authored books with two graduate students: Reading Joan Didion, with William V. Lombardi and Reading Barbara Kingsolver with Jennifer Warren. Both were published in 2009 by Greenwood Press.

James Karman, Religious Studies, had The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers, Volume One, 1890–1930, published by Stanford University Press, 2009.

Jason Nice, History, is the author of Sacred History and National Identity: Comparisons Between Early Modern Wales and Brittany published by Pickering & Chatto Publishers in 2009.

Ed Pluth, Philosophy, had Alain Badiou: A Philosophy of the New published by Polity Press in 2010.

Pianist Performs

Natalya Shkoda, Music, a member of the piano duo PROLISOK, performed with the pianist Tatiana Mann at the University of San Diego in March 2010. Selections from her debut CD Eleven Etudes in the Form of Old Dances by Viktor Kosenko were broadcast by the Klara Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroep in Brussels and by the Radio New Zealand “Cadenza” in Wellington in September 2009.

On to Graduate School

Rajbir Judge, Religious Studies and History, has been accepted at UC Davis with a fellowship to study European intellectual history.

Leigh Bryan, Humanities, will be studying in the MA Program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at Brandeis University.

Cody Caudill, English, has been accepted into the doctoral program at the University of Illinois.

Paige Patterson and Lauren Cipoletti, Theatre Arts, have been accepted into the Theatre Program at Columbia University.


In the College of Humanities and
Fine Arts, we try to lure students into a world where beauty
is its own excuse for being.

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