In keeping with SCU’s Catholic and Jesuit values Social Justice is part of an overall tradition of humanistic studies which prizes scholarship and creative work that advance human understanding, illuminating the most significant problems in society - especially those issues which affect its most disadvantaged members. This Social Justice themed scholarship series pulls together works by SCU scholars across all disciplines centered on the concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society across a broad spectrum of social issues.

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Submissions from 2021

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The Pandemic Penalty: The Gendered Effects of COVID-19 on Scientific Productivity, Molly M. King and Megan E. Frederickson

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The LGBTQ+ community: an underappreciated resource in environmental awareness and protection, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2020

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Grappling with ‘bigger questions’ of teaching: Engaging in critical reflection through participation in cogenerative dialogues, John L. Beltramo

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From approximations of practice to transformative possibilities: Using Theatre of the Oppressed as rehearsals for facilitating critical teacher education, John L. Beltramo, Jamy Stillman, and Kathryn Struthers Ahmed

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Reflecting, Integrating, and Communicating Knowledge Through ePortfolios to Increase Civic and Scientific Literacy, Theresa Conefrey and Davida Smyth

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A Review of Spiritual Development and Transformation among College Students from Jesuit Higher Education, Thomas G. Plante

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Clericalism Contributes to Religious, Spiritual, and Behavioral Struggles among Catholic Priests, Thomas G. Plante

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St. Ignatius as psychotherapist? How Jesuit spirituality and wisdom can enhance psychotherapy, Thomas G. Plante

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The template for using white privilege to fight racism, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2019

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The Partisan and Policy Motivations of Political Donors Seeking Surrogate Representation in House Elections, Anne E. Baker

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Barren Lands and Barren Bodies In Navajo Nation: Indian Women WARN about Uranium, Genetics, and Sterilization, Marie Bolton and Nancy C. Unger

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Jean Raspail, Michel Houellebecq, and Jenny Erpenbeck: Acknowledging the Barbarian Within, John C. Hawley

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Democratic Innovations in North America, Christopher F. Karpowitz and Chad Raphael

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Inclusivity in the Archives: Expanding Undergraduate Pedagogies for Diversity and Inclusion, Amy J. Lueck, Beverlyn Law, and Isabella Zhang

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Possible Next Steps in APA’s Civility Efforts: Moving from Civility to Hospitality, Solidarity, and to Kinship, Thomas G. Plante

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Relationship between Religion, Spirituality, and Psychotherapy: An Ethical Perspective, Thomas G. Plante

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The Santa Clara Ethics Scale, Thomas G. Plante and Anna McCreadie

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Engaged Communication Scholarship for Environmental Justice: A Research Agenda, Chad Raphael

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Engaged scholarship for environmental justice: A guide, Chad Raphael

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From the ground up: cultivating teacher educator knowledge from the situated knowledges of emerging, asset-oriented teacher educators, Jamy Stillman, Kathryn Struthers Ahmed, John L. Beltramo, Erika Catañeda-Flores, Veronica G. Garza, and Michelle Pyo

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Exploring Freirean Culture Circles and Boalian Theatre as Pedagogies for Preparing Asset-Oriented Teacher Educators, Jamy Stillman and John L. Beltramo

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Legacies of Belle La Follette’s Big Tent Campaigns for Women’s Suffrage, Nancy Unger

Personal, Political, and Professional: The Impact of Carolyn Merchant’s Life and Leadership, Nancy Unger

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Belle La Follette’s Fight for Women’s Suffrage: Losing the Battle for Wisconsin, Winning the War for the Nation, Nancy C. Unger

Submissions from 2018

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The Plausible and the Possible: A Bayesian Approach to the Analysis of Reasonable Suspicion, W. David Ball

Developing Mutual Accountability between Teachers and Students through Participation in Cogenerative Dialogues, John L. Beltramo

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Community and Conscience Formation, Phyllis R. Brown

Hegel and Right: A Study of the Philosophy of Right, Philip J. Kain

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Ethical issues and challenges working with religious individuals and organizations: Providing culturally competent professional mental health services, Thomas G. Plante

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Engaged scholarship for environmental justice, Chad Raphael

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Strengthening engaged scholarship for environmental and social justice (Part 1), Chad Raphael, Christopher M. Bacon, and Iris Stewart-Frey

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Strengthening engaged scholarship for environmental and social justice (Part 2), Chad Raphael, Christopher M. Bacon, and Iris Stewart-Frey

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Asian Americans respond less favorably to excitement (vs. calm)-focused physicians compared to European Americans, Tamara Sims, Birgit Koopmann-Holm, Henry Young, Da Jiang, Helene Fung, and Jeanne L. Tsai

Submissions from 2017

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¡Con Ganas! Fostering Latina Students’ Active Participation in Science Classrooms through Their Involvement in Cogenerative Dialogues, John L. Beltramo

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Coping with a Failed Revolution, John C. Hawley

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The cultural shaping of compassion, Birgit Koopmann-Holm and Jeanne L. Tsai

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A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Christopher M. Nichols and Nancy Unger

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A Survey of Ethics Training in Undergraduate Psychology Programs at Jesuit Universities, Thomas G. Plante and Selena Pistoresi

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Adda F. Howie: "America’s Outstanding Woman Farmer", Nancy Unger

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Tiny homes are all the rage. So why do so few communities welcome them?, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2016

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A Conversation with Jane J. Mansbridge and Martha McCoy, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Affinity Groups, Enclave Deliberation, and Equity, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Equality and Equity in Deliberation: Introduction to the Special Issue, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Equity and Inclusion in Online Community Forums: An Interview with Steven Clift, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Equity in School Forums: An Interview with John Landesman, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Getting Short‐Changed? The Impact of Outside Money on District Representation, Anne E. Baker

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The more outside money politicians take, the less well they represent their constituents, Anne E. Baker

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“A False Idea of Economy”: Costs, Counties, and the Origins of the California Correctional System, W. David Ball

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Pay-for-Performance in Prison: Using Healthcare Economics to Improve Criminal Justice, W. David Ball

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Compassion Predictors in Undergraduates: A Catholic College Example, Erin S. Callister and Thomas G. Plante

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Hegel, History, and Evil, Philip J. Kain

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Ideals of Inclusion in Deliberation, Christopher F. Karpowitz and Chad Raphael

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Reconsidering Citizenship Models and the Case for Cultural Citizenship: Implications for a Social Psychology of Social Justice, Regina Day Langhout and Jesica S. Ferńandez

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Nurturing Compassion Development Among College Students: A Longitudinal Study, Thomas G. Plante and Katherine Halman

Graduating with Honor: Best Practices to Promote Ethics Development in College Students, Thomas G. Plante and Lori G. Plante

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Strategies for Engaging in International Librarianship: Misconceptions and Opportunities, Melanie Sellar

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For overcoming homophobia, California’s FAIR Education Act is a model, Nancy Unger

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Role of Gay Bars in American History, Nancy Unger

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That the Worst Shooting in US History Took Place in a Gay Bar Is Unsurprising, Nancy Unger

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The Unexpected Belle La Follette, Nancy Unger

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The Unexpected Belle La Follette: Progressive Model for 2016, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2015

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Civic play and civic gaps: Can life simulation games advance educational equity?, Christine Bachen, Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos, Chad Raphael, and Amanda Waldron

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Reducing Poverty in California…Permanently, Conway Collis, David Grusky, Sara Kimberlin, Courtney Powers, Sandra Sanchez, Marion Coddou, Erin Cumberworth, Jonathan Fisher, Jared Furuta, Jasmine Hill, Molly M. King, Yana Kucheva, Ryan Leupp, Ana Matosantos, Natassia Rodriguez, and Rachel Wright

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Why is there so much Poverty in California? The Causes of California’s Sky-High Poverty and the Evidence Behind the Equal Opportunity Plan for Reducing It, David Grusky, Marion Coddou, Erin Cumberworth, Jonathan Fisher, Jared Furuta, Jasmine Hill, Sara Kimberlin, Molly M. King, Yana Kucheva, Ryan Leupp, Marybeth Mattingly, Natassia Rodriguez, Charles Varner, and Rachel Wright

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Gay and Lesbian Culture and Politics, John C. Hawley

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Postcolonial Theory, John C. Hawley

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Hegel on Sovereignty and Monarchy, Philip J. Kain

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Hegel, Recognition, and Same-Sex Marriage, Philip J. Kain

The Psychology of Compassion and Cruelty: Understanding the Emotional, Spiritual, and Religious Influences, Thomas G. Plante

The future of activism for electronics workers, Chad Raphael and Ted Smith

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Compassion development in higher education, Roxanne Rashedi, Thomas G. Plante, and Erin S. Callister

Health and safety policies for electronics workers, Ted Smith and Chad Raphael

Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer, Nancy Unger

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Even Judging Woodrow Wilson by the Standards of His Own Time, He Was Deplorably Racist, Nancy Unger

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Suffragist Belle La Follette earned a spot on the $10 bill, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2014

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Redesigning Sentencing, W. David Ball

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Why State Prisons?, W. David Ball

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Health Inequality, Sarah A. Burgard and Molly M. King

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Chattering Classes/Twittering Revolutionaries: Journalism, Social Media, and the Arab Spring, John C. Hawley

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Hegel and the Failure of Civil Society, Philip J. Kain

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In Search of a Jewish Audience: New York’s Guild Art Gallery, 1935-1937, Andrea Pappas

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If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen: A reflection on “Student beliefs, multiculturalism, and client welfare.”, Thomas G. Plante

Does faith that does justice education improve compassion?, Thomas G. Plante and E. Callister

Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity, Chad Raphael and Christopher F. Karpowitz

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Introduction to Deliberation, democracy, and civic forums: Improving equality and publicity, Chad Raphael and Christopher F. Karpowitz

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Gays and Lesbians in Early 20th Century America, Nancy Unger

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Women and Gender: Useful Categories of Analysis in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2013

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Defunding State Prisons, W. David Ball

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Distancing the Past: New Forms of Discomfort with AIDS in the U.S, John C. Hawley

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Get rich u or get transformed u: reflections on Catholic liberal arts education in the 21st century, Thomas G. Plante

Institutional child sexual abuse: What can we learn from the sexual abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church?, Thomas G. Plante

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Good publicity: The legitimacy of public communication of deliberation, Chad Raphael and Christopher F. Karpowitz

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Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

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Santa Clara University: Father Doesn’t Know Best in Health Care Debate, Nancy Unger

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When Saving Earth was Women’s Work, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2012

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Simulating REAL LIVES: Promoting global empathy and interest in learning through simulation games, Christine Bachen, Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos, and Chad Raphael

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Tough on Crime (on the State's Dime): How Violent Crime Does Not Drive California Counties' Incarceration Rates - And Why it Should, W. David Ball

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"I Enter Into Its Burning": Yvonne Vera's Beautiful Cauldron of Violence, John C. Hawley

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The 2005 Vatican instruction on homosexuality in seminaries: Are we in a "don't ask, don't tell" world on this topic?, Thomas G. Plante

Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History, Nancy Unger