4 records found
Natalie Wilson, Ph.D.
Women's gender and sexuality studies lecturer, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Wilson specializes in popular culture, horror, feminism, television and film studies, contemporary literature and memoirs. She earned a master’s degree in literature from San Diego State University and a doctorate in the same subject from the University of London.
Rebecca Lush, Ph.D.
Associate literature and writing studies professor and department chair, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Lush’s teaching and research interests include American ethnic literature, speculative literature (science fiction/fantasy), the western and gothic/horror. She is co-president of the Western Literature Association (WLA) and vice president of the Stephen Graham Jones Author Society. Her recent publications have focused on the “weird western,” a form of the western that infuses science fiction, fantasy and/or supernatural horror elements. She earned a doctoral degree in English from the University of Maryland.
Yuan Yuan, Ph.D.
Literature and writing studies professor, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Yuan’s teaching and research interests include U.S. literature, cultural studies and critical theories, ethnic literature and postcolonial discourse, modernism and postmodernism, and film studies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign language and literature from Shandong University in China, a master’s in modern American literature from the same school, and a doctorate in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Merryl Goldberg, Ed.D.
Music professor, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Goldberg gained national and international recognition for founding Cal State San Marcos’ Center ARTES (Arts, Research, Teachers, Education, Schools) in 2003, offering innovative programs for teaching art to young students. Her research focuses on the role that arts play in academic success, career development and empathy. Before entering academia, she was on the road for 13 years as a saxophonist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band out of Boston. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a master’s and doctorate from Harvard University.