University Honors Program

Darwin Fishman, PhD

he/him -- HNRS 392: Leadership, Power, and Change: Theory and HNRS 393: Leadership, Power, and Change: Theory to Practice

Dr. Darwin Fishman is currently teaching classes in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies at Chico State University.  He has worked as a Lecturer for the Sociology and African Studies at UC San Diego and the Department of Sociology and Africana Studies at San Diego State University. He has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland-College Park, an M.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Social Science) from the San Francisco State University and a B.A. degree in Sociology from University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

Dr. Fishman has numerous publications including the following books: Tarred and Feathered, Again:  Racial Attacks on President Obama That Provoke, Disappear, and Fester Cognella Press (Fall, 2017).From Misunderstood Apathy to Radical Engagement: How Race, Gender, and Sexuality Influence Contemporary Youth Politics Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (Forthcoming) Political Activities of African American Teenagers:  A Case Study of High School Students in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, The Edwin Mellen Press, Spring, (2011.)He has also published the following journal articles and chapters: “Racial Attacks on President Obama And the White Nationalist Legacy,” The Western Journal of Black Studies, December 2013; “Can Washington, D.C. Youth Speak?  Youth, Race, and Education in the Political Socialization Process,” in the book Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia:  Federal Politics and Public Policy, Lexington Press, Winter, 2010.Co-Editors of the Book: Drs. Ronald Walters and Toni Michelle Travis.

Dr. Fishman has taught courses in Sociology, Political Science, Criminology, and African American Studies at Western Illinois University, Temple University, Stony Brook University, University of the District of Columbia, University of California, Riverside, Point Loma Nazarene University, and California State University, San Marcos.

Dr. Fishman is currently the Co-Chair for Continuing the Conversation and he is also one of the Co-Founders of the Racial Justice Coalition.

Dr. Fishman has served as a Board Member on the Community Review Board on Police Practices for San Diego City and he is currently serves as the Second Vice President for the Juvenile Justice Commission for the County of San Diego.  He has also worked as a Precinct Inspector for the San Diego County Registrar of Voters for the last six years.

Dr. Fishman also has extensive experience traveling the globe.  He has visited 47 states in the U.S and traveled in 17 countries in Europe, 4 countries in South America, 6 countries in Africa, 5 Caribbean countries, as well as in Turkey, Australia, Mexico, and he has lived in Denmark and Canada.

Dr. Fishman loves to give back to his community through service work and community organizing and he currently resides in East County San Diego.

Portrait of Darwin Fishman, PhD