More Than 130 Diverse Voices Published by HSU Press in 2020

From youth poetry to cutting-edge climate research, Humboldt State publications and articles have been downloaded over 30,000 times by readers across the world in 2020.

A world map of HSU journal downloads in 2020.
Under the umbrella of HSU Press, the University publishes a range of scholarly journals and magazines available to the public each year. In Fall 2020 alone, 62 HSU students and 35 national faculty and subject experts were published in HSU journals on wide-ranging and critical topics including teaching pedagogy, Native American sovereignty, ecopsychology, and community engagement.

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An annual, peer-reviewed journal that showcases the work of faculty, staff, and students, IdeaFest Journal is best known for its innovative discourse and diverse authors. Volume 4, published in 2020, marks the continued growth of the journal as a valuable outlet for peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research and creative works. Scholar Crystal Miller’s article, Reclaiming Indigenous Women’s Roles in the 21st Century, examines how female Indigenous leaders are stepping into power and researcher Eli Kallison analyzes plant species diversity in the desert.

The deadline for submissions for the 2021 IdeaFest Journal, Volume 5, is December 23, 2020.

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations invited writers to publish on the theme of California Indian Genocide and Healing in Issue 42. Featuring a diverse array of scholarship, the journal demonstrates new approaches to addressing the complicated history of settler colonialism and Native American genocide in California. Emeritus Professor Jack Norton Jr. wrote about honoring the past in “To destroy in whole or in part,” while Native American Studies Professor Kaitlin Reed published an article on her research in settler colonialism, genocide, and healing.

The deadline for submissions for the next issue, “Aging in Community”, is January 21, 2021.

Additional scholarly journals from HSU Press include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy, a collaborative journal published by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the HSU Library, and The International Journal of Ecopsychology, an evidence-based publication for interdisciplinary and field-specific ecopsychological approaches.

Community and youth voices are featured in Redwood Roots magazine, covering inspiring stories of community engagement, and Celebrating Writers and Writing in Our Communities, an anthology that includes the award-winning works of Humboldt County third through 12th-grade students.

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