SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- In the meantime, Mabalon became a professor at San Francisco State University and devoted her life to telling the story of a multicultural America. She was no dry academic: She was an expert on hip-hop and food.
“She was all life,” said Trevor Getz, chairman of the University’s History Department. She was a fine teacher as well. “Her scholarship and teaching are what we are really about,” Getz said.
San Francisco State will hold a memorial service in her honor on October 6.