Faculty Publications


Reza Aslan


Baskerville (2021) 

God: A Human History (2017)

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2013)

Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities (co-editor, 2011)

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (editor, 2011)

How to Win a Cosmic War, published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in a Globalized Age (2009)

No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (2005)


Allison Benis White


The Wendys (2019)

Please Bury Me in This (2017)

Small Porcelain Head (2013)

Self-Portrait with Crayon (2009)


Charmaine Craig


Miss Burma (2017)

The Good Men (2003)


Josh Emmons 


A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales (2017)

Prescription for a Superior Existence (2008)

The Loss of Leon Mead (2005)


Steve Erickson


Shadowbahn (2017)

These Dreams of You (2012)

Zeroville (2007)

Our Ecstatic Days (2005)

The Sea Came in at Midnight (1999)

American Nomad (1997)

Amnesiascope (1996)

Arc d'X (1993)

Leap Year (1989)

Tours of the Black Clock (1989)

Rubicon Beach (1986)

Days Between Stations (1985)


Alex Espinoza


The Five Acts of Diego Léon (revised and expanded, 2020)

Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime (2019)

The Five Acts of Diego Léon (2013)

Still Water Saints (2007)


Katie Ford


If You Have to Go (2018)

Blood Lyrics (2014)

Colosseum (2008)

Storm (2007)

Deposition (2002)


Allison Adelle Hedge Coke 


Effigies III: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing (editor, 2019)

Burn (2017)

Streaming (2014)

Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing (editor, 2014)

Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer (2004, 2014)

Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas (editor, 2011)

Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing (editor, 2009)

Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry (editor, 2007)

Blood Run (2007)

Off-Season City Pipe (2005)

They Wanted Children (editor, 2003)

Coming to Life (editor, 2002)

Dog Road Woman (1997)

The Year of the Rat (1993, 1996)

It's Not Quiet Anymore (editor, 1993)

Voice of Thunder (editor, 1992)


Nalo Hopkinson 


Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (co-author, 2020)

Falling in Love With Hominids (2015)

Sister Mine (2013)

The Chaos (2012)

Report From Planet Midnight (2012)

The New Moon's Arms (2007)

So Long Been Dreaming (editor, 2004)

The Salt Roads (2003)

Mojo: Conjure Stories (editor, 2003)

Skin Folk (2001)

Midnight Robber (2000)

Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (editor, 2000)

Brown Girl in the Ring (1998)


Michael Jayme 


This Time Tomorrow (2010)

Every Night is Ladies' Night (2004)


John Jennings 


John Jennings: Conversations (2020)

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (co-author, 2020)

I Am Alfonso Jones (co-author, 2017)

Black Comix Returns (co-author, 2016)

Blue Hand Mojo: Hard Times Road (2016)

Blue Hand Mojo: Dust to Dust (2015)

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (co-author, 2015)

The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art (co-author, 2015)

Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners (co-author, 2015) 


Laila Lalami 


Conditional Citizens (2020)

The Other Americans  (2019)

The Moor's Account  (2014)

Secret Son (2009)

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits (2005)


Goldberry Long


Juniper Tree Burning (2001)


Tom Lutz


The Kindness of Strangers (2021)

Portraits (2021)

Aimlessness (2020)

Born Slippy: A Novel (2019)

Merton of the Movies (editor, 2019)

And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches from a Life of Travel (2017) 

Drinking Mare's Milk on the Roof of the World: Wandering the Globe from Azerbaijan to Zanzibar (2016)

Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America (2007)

Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value (2004)

Crying: The Natural & Cultural History of Tears (1999)

These 'Colored' United States: African American Essays from the 1920s (editor, 1996)

American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History (1991)


Emily Rapp Black


Sanctuary (2021)

The Still Point of the Turning World (2013)

 Poster Child (2006)


Jane Smiley


Perestroika in Paras (2020)

Taking the Reins (2020)

Saddles and Secrets (2019)

Riding Lessons (2018)

Twenty Yawns (2016)

Golden Age (2015)

Early Warning (2015)

Some Luck (2014)

Gee Whiz (2013)

Pie in the Sky (2012)

True Blue (2011)

A Good Horse (2010)

The Man Who Invented the Computer (2010)

Private Life (2010) The Georges and the Jewels (2009)

Ten Days in the Hills (2007)

Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel (2005)

A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck (2004)

Charles Dickens (2003)

Good Faith (2003)

Horse Heaven (2000)

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton (1998)

Moo (1995)

A Thousand Acres (1991) 

Ordinary Love & Good Will (1989)

The Greenlanders (1988)

Catskill Crafts (1988)

The Age of Grief (1987)

Duplicate Keys (1984)

At Paradise Gate (1981)

Barn Blind (1980)


Susan Straight


In the Country of Women (2019)

Between Heaven and Here (2012)

Take One Candle Light a Room (2010)

The Friskative Dog (2007)

A Million Nightingales (2006)

Highwire Moon (2001)

The Gettin' Place (1996)

Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights (1994)

I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots (1993)

Aquaboogie: a novel in stories (1990)


Andrew Winer


The Marriage Artist (2010)

The Color Midnight Made (2002)


Faculty Emeriti


Christopher Buckley


One for the Money: The Sentence as a Poetic Form (2012)

Rolling the Bones: Poems (2009)

Modern History: Prose Poems 1987-2007 (2008)

Sleepwalk (2006)

And the Sea (2006)

Star Apocrypha (2001)

Greatest Hits (2001)

How Much Earth: The Fresno Poets (co-editor, 2001)

The Geography of Home (co-editor, 1999)

Cruising State: Growing Up in Southern California (1994)

Dark Matter (1993)

Blue Autumn (1990)



Mike Davis


Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, co-authored by Jon Wiener (2020)

Old Gods, New Enigmas: Marx's Lost Theory (2018) 

Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism (co-editor, 2007)

In Praise of Barbarians: Essays against Empire (2007)

Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb (2007)

No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border, with Justin Akers Chacon (2006)

Planet of Slums: Urban Involution and the Informal Working Class (2006)

The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu (2005)

Cronache Dall’Impero (2005, Italian only)

Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See, with Jim Miller and Kelly Mayhew (2003)

Dead Cities, And Other Tales (2003)

The Grit Beneath the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas (co-editor, 2002)

Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World (2001)

Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the U.S. Big City (2000)

Casino Zombies: True Stories From the Neon West (1999, German only)

Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster (1998)

¿Quién mató a Los Ángeles? (1994, Spanish only)

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (1990, 2006)

Prisoners of the American Dream (1986, 1999)

Beyond Blade Runner: Urban Control, The Ecology of Fear (1992)


Juan Felipe Herrera


Every Day We Get More Illegal (2020)

Imagine / Imagina (2018)

Notes on the Assemblage (2017)

The Roots of a Thousand Embraces (2016)

Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream (2015)

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes (2014)

Senegal Taxi (2014)

Featherless / Desplumado (2013)

SkateFate (2011)

Half the World in Light (2008)

187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007 (2007)

Downtown Boy (2005)

Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box (2005)

Coralito's Bay / La Bahia de Coralito (2004)

Super Cilantro Girl / La Superniña del Cilantro (2003)

Notebooks of a Chile Verde Smuggler (2002)

Grandma & Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros (2002)

Giraffe on Fire (2001)

Thunderweavers (2000)

The Upside Down Boy/El Nino de Cabeza (2000)

CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse (1999)

Loteria Cards & Fortune Poems (1999)

Laughing Out Loud, I Fly / A Carcajadas Yo Vuelo (1998)

Mayan Drifter: Chicano Poet in the Lowlands of America (1997)

Love After the Riots (1996)

Calling the Doves / Canto a Las Palomas (1995)

Night Train to Tuxtla: New Stories and Poems (1994)

The Roots of a Thousand Embraces: Dialogues (1994)

Memoria(s) from an Exile's Notebook of the Future (1993)

Akrílica (1989)

Facegames (1987)

Exiles of Desire (1985)

Rebozos of Love (1974)


Judy Kronenfeld


Bird Flying through the Banquet (2017)

King Lear and the Naked Truth (2012)

light lowering in diminished sevenths (2012)

Shimmer (2011)

Ghost Nurseries (2005)


Eliud Martinez


American Identities (editor) (2008)

Voice Haunted Journey (1990)

The Art of Mariano Azuela (1981)


Maurya Simon


The Wilderness: New and Selected Poems (2018)

Questions My Daughters Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Them (2014)

The Raindrop's Gospel (2010)

Cartographies (2008)

Weavers (2005)

Ghost Orchid (2004)

A Brief History of Punctuation (2001)

The Golden Labyrinth (1995)

Speaking in Tongues (1990)

Days of Awe (1989)

The Enchanted Room (1986)



Ben Stoltzfus


Dumpster, for God's Sake (2019)

Alliecats (2019)

Falling and Other Stories (2018)

Magritte and Literature (2014)

Cat O'nine Tails (2012)

Hemingway and French Writers (2010)

Valley of Roses (2006)

Lacan and Literature (1996)

Alain Robbe=Grillet (1985)

Gide and Hemingway (1978)

Black Lazarus (1972)

Gide's Eagles (1969)

The Eye of the Needle (1967)


Dwight Yates


Bring Everybody (2006)

Haywire Hearts and Slide Trombones (2000)