This is an archive of the 2020-2021 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2020-2021 University Catalog.
To access the most recent version, please visit



Scott Andrews, American Indian Studies, Director

Lesley Barajas, Student Services Center/EOP, Advisor

Tim Black, Philosophy, Department Chair

Martha Campos, Liberal Studies, Advisor

Douglas Carranza, Central American and Transborder Studies, Department Chair

Ranita Chatterjee, Liberal Studies, Director

Mary Dudley, Liberal Studies, Advisor

Gabriel Gutiérrez, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Department Chair

Florence Kyomugisha, Gender and Women’s Studies, Department Chair

Clement Lai, Civic and Community Engagement, Director

Kenneth Luna, Linguistics, Department Chair

Sheena Malhotra, Queer Studies, Director

Jonathan B. Martinez, Liberal Studies, Assistant Director

Vanessa Martinez, Graduation and Retention Specialist

Adrian Perez-Boluda, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Department Chair

Mustafa Ruzgar, Religious Studies, Department Chair

Eunai Shrake, Asian American Studies, Department Chair

Jennifer Thompson, Jewish Studies, Director

Nayereh Tohidi, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Director

Marvin Villanueva, Student Services Center/EOP, Director

Janene White, Director of Finance and Operations

Beth Wightman, English, Department Chair

Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Ethics and Values
Director: Kristina Meshelski, (818) 677-2757

Center for the Humanities (College umbrella)
(818) 677-3301

Center for Study of Peoples of the Americas
Gabriel Gutiérrez, (818) 677-2735

Central American Research and Policy Institute
Director: Stephanie Lemus, (818) 677-6471

China Institute
Director: Weimin Sun, (818) 677-6461

Institute for Gender Globalization and Democracy
Director: Jane Bayes, (310) 459-7151

The Center for the Digital Humanities
Director: Scott Kleinman

CSUN Women’s Research and Resource Center
Director: Shira Brown, (818) 677-2780


College of Humanities
Interim Dean: Jackie Stallcup
Interim Associate Dean: Kent Baxter
(818) 677-3301