Black Faculty Portrait and Video Series

In Simple Gifts: A Portrait Series Celebrating SJSU’s Black Faculty, Black faculty at San José State University were asked to choose a personal keepsake, pose with that item for a formal portrait, and then explain how that item influenced their academic careers. Several CoSS faculty are featured:

 

Culture Chat blog and YouTube channel

Two Communication Studies faculty members have created a YouTube channel and blog about multicultural communication. Associate Professor Marquita Byrd and Lecturer Arjun Buxi created 10-17 minute shows that define important concepts and provide basic information in a nonpartisan way. Topics include:

  • Living in a multicultural society.
  • Are we biracial?
  • Race and ethnicity.
  • Gender means?
  • What is marriage in same-sex marriage?
  • Age discrimination: is age just a number?
  • What is sexual orientation?
  • How is immigration changing our world?
  • What is it like to live with a disability?
  • How does social class effect culture?
  • How can we talk about religion?

Thank you for creating this valuable resource, professors Byrd and Buxi!