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Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship Announcement
Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
Click here for the official job announcement.

Professors Piya Chatterjee (Scripps) and Sunaina Maira 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.

Check out this article on the Ms. Magazine blog written by Claremont McKenna College student Liat Kaplan about sexual assault reporting on campus. http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/03/31/dear-student-theres-been-a-sex-assault-on-campus/

Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered with Jos Truitt

Jos Truitt, Executive Editor of the widely read and highly acclaimed feminist blog Feministing, will be on campus on April 3 for two events that IFC is co-sponsoring with the Center for Writing and Public Discourse (CMC), The Scripps Writing Program, and the Scripps Dean of Faculty’s office.  Jos is a transgender writer, consultant, printmaker and activist whose interests include trans reproductive justice, blogging for social justice, campus and community organizing, feminism, and gender, race, and pop culture.  She first got involved in organizing when she led a walkout against the Iraq War at her high school.  As an undergraduate at Hampshire College, she organized an annual reproductive justice conference there.  She has volunteered as an escort at an abortion clinic and has done organizing and hotline work for reproductive rights and justice organizations.  She holds an MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has shown her work at the Kinsey Institute, the Center for Sex and Culture, SOMArts, the San Francisco Old Mint, Hampshire College Art Gallery, and the Swell Gallery at SFAI. She is currently working on a project about mermaids.  Read Jos’ Feministing blog at:  http://feministing.com/members/jos/.  Jos’ own website is http://jostruitt.com/.

Jos will give a presentation at noon in the SCORE office living room, Routt-Frankel Hall, Scripps.  Lunch will be provided.  She will also conduct a blogging workshop for students at 4:15 p.m. at Claremont McKenna College.  Space in the blogging workshop is limited.  For information or to RSVP for either event, please contact Eva at ecerecer@scrippscollege.edu.

NEWS FOR STUDENTS:

APPLY TO SERVE ON THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S NATIONAL STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
2014 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies at Claremont Graduate University
Applications must be received in our office (Vita Nova 107, Scripps College) by May 23, 2014.  Applications, recommendation forms, and all letters of recommendation MUST BE SIGNED.  E-mail letters of recommendation will not be accepted unless they are sent by the recommender and are signed (must be received by 3:00 p.m. on the due date).

A PDF of the application is available at:
http://iws.scrippscollege.edu/resources-2/fellowships-and-scholarships/grace-berry-award/
Please refer to the checklist on page two when completing your application.  In fairness to all applicants, no exceptions will be made.

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>>
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) has a new photo work in the exhibit Natural Subjects, with sculptor Keith Lord, at the Harris Gallery at the University of Laverne.  The opening reception is April 3, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The exhibit runs through May 22.