Faculty News

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.

Gail Abrams (Dance, SCR) completed a 200-hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training certification program in Hawaii in July.  She presented a two-hour workshop on Somatic Awareness Through Partner Work in Tampa, Florida in October.

Betty Bernhard (Theatre, PO) produced Out! Loud!, a documentary exploring how members of a LGBT theatre group in Pune, India devise a play enacting challenges they faced as children and then as adults. It screened at the 6th Annual Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in May and the Reel Dreams Queer Film Festival in Chennai in June.  There will be a screening with panel discussion on April 3, 4:00 p.m., Ahmanson Theatre, LMU.  Article about the play in The Indian Express:  http://www.indianexpress.com/news/staging-a-revelation/1068961/0.

Audrey Bilger (Literature, CMC) delivered a lecture, “Writing Outside the Academy: Public Scholarship in the Digital Age,” at Wittenberg University in September. She also conducted workshops on public writing for faculty and students there. Her co-edited anthology, Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage (Seal Press, 2012), was a 2013 Lambda Literary Award finalist.

Alicia Bonaparte (Sociology, PZ) has two articles in press: “Male Claims of Authoritative Knowledge: Physicians’ Discourse for Regulation of Granny Midwives in South Carolina” in the Journal of Historical Sociology (Vol. 26, no. 4) and “The Satisfactory Midwife Bag: Midwifery Regulation in South Carolina, Past and Present Considerations” in Social Science History (Spring, Vol. 38).

Suchi Branfman (Dance, SCR) performed in the Fireside Series at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica in February.

Susan Castagnetto (IFC/Philosophy, SCR) received an Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges grant, along with Molly Shanley (Vassar) and Anne Dalke (Bryn Mawr), to develop a workshop on college-prison teaching programs.  The workshop takes place at Vassar in June.

Piya Chatterjee (Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, SCR) and Sunaina Maira have co-edited The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Click here for a link to the book. Click here for a link to a great review from truth-out.org.

Christine Crockett (CWPD and Literature, CMC) published an article in Nineteenth Century Gender Studies:  “Medical Gothic: Genre and Gender Bending in Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya.”  Visit: http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue92/crockett.htm.

Lara Deeb (Anthropology, SCR) published her book, co-authored with Mona Harb, Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi‘ite South Beirut (Princeton, 2013).

Gayle Greene (English, SCR) published “My Mother’s Piano” in the Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2013.  It was reprinted on Diane Ravitch’s blog, June 16, 2013.  Her article “Alice Stewart and Richard Doll:  Reputation and the Shaping of Scientific ‘Truth’” is reprinted in Women and Gender in Science and Technology, ed. Londa Schiebinger (Routledge, 2014).

Juliet Koss (Art History, SCR) lectured at Parsons The New School of Design in New York (Feb. 2013), and at the Humboldt University, Berlin (July 2013).  She presented her work at the Twelfth International Bauhaus Colloquium in Weimar, Germany (April 2013). She had a Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship at the Humboldt University in Berlin, April—July 2013; her essay “Wagnerska Beroenden/Wagnerian Addictions,” trans. Jim Jakobsson, was published last spring in the Mer än Ljud/More Than Sound, ed. S. Arrhenius, M. Bergh, and T. Ringborg (Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2013).  Juliet will be the new director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute.

Julie Liss (History, SCR) received the 2013-2014 Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship for research at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati.

Wendy Lower (History, CMC) published her book Hitler’s Furies:  German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013).

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

Wendy Martin (English, CGU) is editor of Routledge’s American Literature and Culture Series for ; she is working on a book on American women writers, forthcoming in late 2014/early 2015.

Gilda Ochoa (Sociology and Chicano Studies, PO) published her book Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap (Minnesota Press, 2013).

Beverly Wilson Palmer (History, PO) will display her work based on the Civil War Diary of Ann [Read Reeves], 1861-63, in a 2014 exhibit at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliff University.  Ann [Read Reeves] writes of her travels from Delaware to Arkansas, of life on a plantation, and about her defiance against the Yankees, and her fervent support of the Confederacy.

Sheila Pinkel (emerita, Art, PO) designed a 5’ x 34’ digital mural for the Lucy Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.  The mural engages children in the marvels of California’s ecosystems both through visual ‘Where’s Waldo’-type discovery and via an interactive touch pad. Her work recently appeared in Voices of Incarceration at the Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University.  On April 4, 7:00 p.m., the Prison Library Project (Claremont Packinghouse) sponsors “Art and Poetry” with art by Jack Miles, a prisoner in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay, with whom Sheila corresponds; Sheila will do a poetry reading.

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.

Kyla Tompkins (English /GWS, PO) will edit a food studies book series with NYU, Ecologies of Consumption.  Her book Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century (NYU, 2009) received the 2013 Association for the Study of Food and Society Book Award and the 2013 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize from the American Studies Association.