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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT IFC

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Pomona College Women’s Union Project:
Women professors at Pomona College were asked What do you wish you could tell your women students?
Click here to view their responses.

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
Click here for the official job announcement.

History/Philosophy of Mathematics/Ethnomathematics, Assistant/Associate Professor
Pitzer College, a member of  The Claremont Colleges in California, seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics whose scholarship includes work in the History of Mathematics, the Philosophy of Mathematics, or Ethnomathematics.
Application deadline:  November 7, 2014 or until position is filled.
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NEWS FOR STUDENTS

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FACULTY NEWS

Betty Bernhard, PhD (Theatre Department, Pomona College), recently visited Pune India, to direct a film and produce a play on the LGBT community. The title of this two pronged project is” To(He) Ti (She) Tey (It/They)”  a 90 minute devised theatre piece based on interviews and collaboration with 15 men and women from the LGBT community there.  Caste, class, religious and  family pressures are strongly featured  in it. While non-heterosexual sex is found and featured  in the most important Indian texts (the Puranas, Kama Sutra, and  Mahabharata for example), many consider it to be a “Western” idea corrupting India. The play took place on Feb 12 and 13th. The  56 minute film done with professional cinematographer and editor, is now ready for public view. Both play and film are mainly in spoken Marathi, some English, with subtitles for everything in English.

The production was recently covered by The Indian Express, the 3rd largest newspaper in India. Read the article here: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/staging-a-revelation/1068961/0

Lori Bettison-Varga, Scripps College President spoke with Charter’s Brad Pomerance about the role science plays with students at Scripps College, and about women in science in particular. Watch the video>>
Piya Chatterjee (FGSS, Scripps) and Sunaina Maira (Asian American Studies, UC Davis) co-edit the new book The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent  (University of Minnesota Press). Click here for a link to their book. Click here to read a great review from truth-out.org.
Rachel Mayeri (Media Studies, Harvey Mudd College)
A film made by Rachel Mayeri, associate professor of media studies, was featured at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah that took place in January. Mayeri’s experimental film, “Primate Cinema: Apes as Family,” was selected for the festival’s non-competitive New Frontier Short Films category. The film was one of 65 works chosen from a record 8,102 submissions.
Read more about Mayeri’s project at http://www.hmc.edu/newsandevents/primate-cinema-sundance-2013.html , or view a trailer for the film at http://vimeo.com/28726383.

Nancy Macko (Art, Scripps) displayed selections from her work Intimate Spaces at the fourteenth Art Santa Fe Festival, July 10 – 13, 2014.

Erin Runions (Religious Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies, PO) authored The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty. On July 7, 2014, she spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about her book.  To view the interview please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwwTR-2qYjw.

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