Dr. Alkana has retired from teaching to have more time for reading, writing and research. She continues to explore the connections between popular culture and protest, while remaining on the Board of The History Teacher, and regularly reviewing new history-related books and videos.
“Teaching World History with Graphic Novels,” World History Bulletin. 2007.
“Lunch in the Kitchen,” in VISTA: In Service to America, Fighting Poverty for 40 Years. Corporation for National and Community Service, 2007, pp. 8-10.
“The Absent President,” in Hollywood’s White House: The American Presidency in Film and History, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John C. O’Connor. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2003, pp. 193-205.
“Teaching Critical Thinking with Historical Methodology,” Teaching Innovations: Teaching to Think Historically, American Historical Association, 1999.
“Using Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient to Teach World History: From Herodotus to Hiroshima,” World History Bulletin, 1999.
Honors and Awards
2002 – College of Liberal Arts, CSULB “Most Valuable Professor Award”
1997 – Associated Students, College of Liberal Arts “Outstanding Professor of the Year”