Fatemeh Tehranipoor

I am an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Francisco State University (SFSU). She received her Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Connecticut (UConn) in 2017. She obtained her MS degree in Computer Hardware Engineering at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran in 2013, and her bachelor's degree with the highest honors in Computer Hardware Engineering at Mazandaran University, Iran, in 2011.

It Takes Rather More Than a Village

August 25, 2017 - 2:03pm -- Jennifer Arin

    “This is the final lesson of the late bloomer; his or her success is highly contingent on the effort of others.” Malcolm Gladwell defends this idea, in his essay “Late Bloomers” (The New Yorker, October 20, 2008), by delving into the life of the award-winning American writer Ben Fountain; Fountain was financially supported for over a decade by his wife Sharie, who “believed in her husband’s art or perhaps, more simply, she believed in her husband ….” Gladwell explores, too, the career of the French painter Paul Cézanne, who was bankrolled by his well-to-do (banker) father, and

Rene Juarez

Rene Juarez-Vazquez is the author of "The Planet of the Dead"(2017), a book of poems published through Nomadic Press. He has an MA and MFA from San Francisco's creative writing department. He is a lecturer of Literature and Critical thinking in the Latino/a studies department since Summer 2017. 


He is the curator of the reading series Voz Sin Tinta, San Francisco's longest running bilingual reading series and Uptown Fridays in Oakland. 

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Notes on the Arts and Humanities

May 24, 2017 - 1:27pm -- Jennifer Arin

   One of my (guilty?) pleasures is to pause from time to time outside our classrooms, and listen to the lectures going on within. What I hear is so intriguing across the spectrum of our College’s disciplines, that the devaluation and, alongside it, the threat of defunding the Arts and Humanities seem ever out-of-step with the core and reach of human achievement.


Current or upcoming courses Previous courses taught: 

SPRING 2018:

PLSI 320: Political Forum-Media and Politics

  • M, 12-2PM

PLSI 464: Race in American Politics

  • M/W, 10:10am-11:50am

PLSI 462: Applied Public Opinion Surveys

  • M/W: 3:10pm-4:25pm, Lab-W: 1:30-2:25pm


SUMMER 2018 (R1):


Research interests:

  • Immigrant political behavior;
  • Immigrant family: Parent-child dynamics, spousal dynamics; political engagement; civic engagement; institutional contacts with schools, criminal justice system and media;
  • Mexican immigrants

Current projects: 

  • Bay Area Politics survey
  • NSF-REU for Training in Research Excellence and Equity
  • Immigrant spousal dynamics


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