Gail Abrams (Dance, Scripps College)
completed a 200-hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training certification program in Hawaii during July 2013. She has also been invited to present a two-hour workshop on Somatic Awareness Through Partner Work in Tampa, Florida in October 2013.
Audrey Bilger (Literature, Claremont McKenna College)
delivered a lecture, “Writing Outside the Academy: Public Scholarship in the Digital Age,” at Wittenberg University on September 19. She also conducted workshops on public writing for faculty and students there. Audrey’s anthology, Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage
(Seal Press, 2012) was a 2013 Lambda Literary Award finalist.
Betty Bernhard, PhD (Theatre Department, Pomona College)
produced Out! Loud!
, a documentary which explores how members of a LGBT theatre group in Pune, India devise a play enacting the challenges they faced as children and now as adults. Out! Loud!
was 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.
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 (Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies, Scripps College) is the editor of the University of Illinois Press series, Dissident Feminisms. The first book in the series, Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood, by Ruth Nicole Brown will be published in December 2013.
Gayle Greene (English, Scripps College)
authored “My Mother’s Piano
,” an op ed piece which was published in the Los Angeles Times on May 12, 2013. The article was reprinted on Diane Ravitch’s blog, June 16, 2013
. Her article, “Alice Stewart and Richard Doll: Reputation and the Shaping of Scientific ‘Truth’,” will be reprinted in a Routledge collection, Women and Gender in Science and Technology
, edited by Londa Schiebinger, March 2014.
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) lectured at Columbia University and the University of Georgia (September 2012), Parsons The New School of Design in New York (February 2013), and at the Humboldt University, Berlin (July 2013); she also presented her work at the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies and at a conference held at Northwestern University/University of Chicago (November 2012) and at the Twelfth International Bauhaus Colloquium in Weimar, Germany (April 2013). She chaired the panel “Model Images” at the College Art Association Annual Conference in New York in February 2013 and in March co-organized (with Thomas Leabhart in the Theater Department, at Pomona) the three-day conference “Action, Scene, and Voice: Twenty-First Century Dialogues with Edward Gordon Craig.” From April through July 2013 she had a Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship at the Humboldt University in Berlin; her essay “Wagnerska Beroenden/Wagnerian Addictions,” trans. Jim Jakobsson, was published this past spring in the bilingual volume Mer än Ljud/More Than Sound, ed. Sara Arrhenius, Magnus Bergh, and Theodor Ringborg (Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2013).
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.
Beverly Wilson Palmer (History, Pomona College) 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.
Kyla Tompkins (English / GWS, Pomona College) signed a contract to edit a food studies book series at NYU called “Ecologies of Consumption.” Her book, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century (NYU Press, 2009), has been named best book by the Association for the Study of Food and Society and received the Lora Romero prize for the American Studies Association.
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 2013-2014 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.”