Meet our

DEFCon Fellows 2022-23

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CSUF DEFCon disbursed over $18,000 in grants and fellowships this year to support CSUF faculty, staff and students in developing new scholarly research, curriculum, and community engaged projects. Take a look at their projects below!

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Faculty Research Fellows

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Dr. Nick Henning

Project: Digitization for Dissemination to the People: The Black Panther Party Collection in the California History Room

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Dr. Jon Bruschke

Project: Data mining and expanding the Student Success Dashboard dataset

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Dr. Erualdo González

Project: Spatializing Commercial Displacement and Narratives of Progress: Downtown Santa Ana, 1980-2020

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Dr. Robert Castro

Project: Excavating and Coding Indian Captivity in the Online Baptismal Records of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Church Parish in Sapello, NM (1868-1870)

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Prof. Nicole Yang

Project: VISIBLE – The “Seeing Beyond” Social Practice Art Prototype

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Dr. David Sandner

Project: Celebrating Latinx Futurisms: The New US Latinx Science Fiction Collection in Pollak Library's UH&SC.

Student Fellows

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Cailey De Leon

I’m currently a fourth year undergraduate student at CSUF majoring in a traditional studio art concentration with a computer science minor.

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Diana Chang

I am a recent graduate from CSUF master’s program in history. As a budding public and digital historian, I look forward to working on public-facing projects, learning more about underrepresented histories, and learning from others.

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Monique Garcia

My master’s thesis focuses on the Chicana Health Movement and how Chicanas protected their community and fought for their health rights [...]

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Julius L. Landin

I am a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in Psychology and minoring in Queer Studies. I am very passionate about community involvement and volunteering, especially with young people in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Sarah Nishioka

I grew up in Irvine, CA, and am a senior at CSUF pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with an interest in diplomacy, international development, and humanitarian intervention and response.

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Britton Minor

In 2019, after kids and careers, I returned to school to become a secondary English only practice pedagogies rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Cole A. Tina

I am currently on my last semester of obtaining my undergraduate degree in History at CSUF. After graduation, I plan on attending CSUF’s single subject credential program for Social Science.

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Sunny Lee

Currently, I am a Master of Social Work student at CSUF. I am also an intern at the Orange County Health Care Agency. My goal is to improve access to mental health services for bicultural individuals...

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Carlos Escobedo III

I am a first generation college graduate from the Chicana/o Studies department currently in the Masters in History program with a concentration in Chicana/o Studies.

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Analia Banuelos

I am a first year here at CSUF majoring in Kinesiology and currently working at a community college towards my associates in American Sign Language.

Course Collaborator Fellows

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