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

FALL 2017:

PLSI 300-Scientific Inquiry in Political Science

  • M/W: Section 01 @ 9:35am; Lab @ 11am
  • M/W: Section 03 @ 12:35pm; Lab @ 11am

SPRING 2018 (planned):

  • PLSI 320: Political Forum 
  • PLSI 466: Race in American Politics
  • PLSI 462: Applied Public Opinion Surveys

Previous courses taught: 


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

Brian J Beatty, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations at San Francisco State University (SFSU). He oversees the Academic Technology unit and coordinates the use of technology in the academic programs across the university. He works closely with IT professionals and executive leaders in other units to coordinate overall information technology strategic management at SFSU.


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