Betty Bernhard, PhD (Theatre Department, Pomona College),
is in Pune India, directing a film and producing 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 here. 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 is Feb 12 and 13th. The 56 minute film done with professional cinematographer and editor, will be ready the middle of March. 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
Suchi Branfman (Dance, Scripps College)
is performing Abierta/Cerrada: 21 Days in Havana
, a solo reflecting the chorepographer’s recent journey to Cuba, at the Mile Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica, January 24, 2012. The performance is part of an evening of diverse dance approaches to traveling through cultural, physical and spiritual contact, boundaries and borders. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/events/102535509920259/
Emily Chao, PHD (Anthropology, Pitzer College)
has a book coming out this November: Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi drivers, Runaway Brides, and Entrepreneurs in Reform Era China
. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2012 (forthcoming).
Emily Cuming (Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities, Scripps) published an article, ‘Private Lives, Social Housing: Female Coming-of-Age Stories on the British Council Estate’, in Contemporary Women’s Writing (2013).
Preethi de Silva (Emerita, Music, Scripps College)
presented harpsichord recitals in spring and summer 2011 at the National Music Museum in Vermillion S. D., and for the Early Keyboard Society in Iowa City, IA, as well as a lecture recital and master class for piano teachers and their students in Singapore. She also delivered the annual Susan George Pulimood Memorial Oration on “Why Music Matters,” at Visakha Vidyalaya, her alma mater in Sri Lanka. This fall she presented in Pasadena a harpsichord recital entitled “Play from the Soul
…” (C.Ph. E. Bach, 1763). In August, recordings of her own compositions were released in the UK by First Hand Records on the CD, Harmonic Labyrinth: The Con Gioia Recordings
. The CD is available as MP3 files,www.amazon.com/Harmonic-Labyrinth-Gioia-Recordings/dp/B005E63FJS
or as a hard copy with the accompanying notes from Prof. de Silva: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gayle Greene (English, Scripps College) published several articles in 2012, and was interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, West Coast Writers, NEWSTALK 1010 Radio in Toronto, and Seattle NPR KUOW about her article “The Case for Sleep Medicine,” “Grey Matter,” New York Times, Review, March 25, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/opinion/sunday/the-case-for-sleep-medicine.html .
“Alice Stewart and Richard Doll: Reputation and the Shaping of Scientific ‘Truth’,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins Press, Autumn 2011, 504-31.
“An Insomniac’s Slant on Sleep,” in First Person Accounts of Mental Illness, ed. LeCroy and Holschuch, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., March 2012
“Death’s Brother: A Theogeny of Sleep,” Canadian Medical Association Journal, Jan 2012.
“Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima” (Truth-out.org). Click here to view article.
Zayn Kassam (Religious Studies, Pomona College) attended a symposium on Women and Interreligious Dialogue at Boston College on September 20-22, 2012, where she presented a paper titled, “Impediments to Constructive Interreligious Dialogue Concerning Muslim Women”.
Maria Klawe (President, Harvey Mudd College)
featured in two articles:
New York Times: “Online Mentors to Guide Women Into the Sciences,” by Tamar Lewin, September 16, 2012. Dr. Klawe sponsors a new online mentor program for college students, Women in Technology Sharing Online, to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. Read the Interview
NPR: “How One College is Closing the Computer Science Gender Gap,” by Wendy Kaufman, May 1, 2013. Klawe talks to a group of newly admitted students on the campus in Claremont, Calif. in which she has had a great deal of success getting more women involved in computing. Listen to the interview
Juliet Koss (Art History, Scripps College) published two essays:
“Bauhausfolket [Bauhaus People],” trans. Nina Poulsen, in Kulturo: Tidsskrift for Kunst, Litteratur og Politik (Kulturo: Journal for Art, Literature, and Politics) No. 34 (special issue on Folkelighed), Copenhagen, Denmark, Fall 2012: 78-88.
“Scalebound Bauhaus,” in The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking, ed. Nina Samuel. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012, 152-57.
Nancy Macko (Digital Art Program, Scripps College)
is currently exhibiting work from Hopes & Dreams: A Visual Memoir
in When I’m 64
at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art at Chaffey College through November 21, 2012. In September, she gave two presentations about Hopes & Dreams
for Scripps On The Road
alumnae program in DC and NYC. In October she will participate in the exhibition Ontologies: Four Visions
at Eleftherias Park Art Center in Athens, Greece as part of the Athens International Print Fest and conference during which she will present a lecture about printmaking in the West and SW US. Recently Nancy was invited to join AIR Gallery in New York City.
Joseph D. Parker, PhD (International and Intercultural Studies, Pitzer College)
recently had an article accepted for publication: “Questioning Appropriation: Agency and Complicity in a Transnational Feminist Politics.” Journal of Feminist Scholarship
3 (Fall, 2012) (forthcoming Nov). Joe also published a book review of Masae Kato’s book,Women’s Rights? The Politics of Eugenic Abortion in Modern Japan, International Institute for Asian Studies Publications Series, Amsterdam University Press, 2009, in volume 40, no. 7, of the journal, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, p. 951-55.
Val Thomas (English, Pomona)
gave a lecture titled “Maya Deren: The Sacred Possession of Film” as part of the “Migrations of the Sacred” lecture series at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, CA, on August 7, 2010. This talk occurs in conjunction with a screening of Deren’s “Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti,” and the exhibition, African Continuum: Sacred Ceremonies and Rituals
. She also contributed the entry on “Candomble’”
to the SAGE Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (forthcoming 2011),
and presented a paper titled “When Your Blood is in the Water; A Survivor’s Ethos: Spiritual and Diasporic ‘Disidentifications’ in Zeitoun”
as an invited participant on “The Creole City” panel at the American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms
, in New Orleans, LA, April 1-4, 2010.
Cheryl Walker, (Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages, Scripps College) chaired a panel last spring at the American Studies Association Conference in Claremont, CA. She also chaired a panel in May on Native American literature at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco where she presented a paper on Freud and African American Narratives (including those by Nella Larsen and Jessie Redmon Fauset).
Peggy Waller (Romance Languages & Literatures, Pomona College) was awarded a Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship and an ALCS (American Council of Learned Societies) Fellowship for the next academic year. She declined the former and will take the latter to work on her book, “Napoleon’s Closet: The Emperor, Priests and the Fashion Press.”