Academics - Faculty Profiles

Sharon Nickel Snowiss, Phd
Professor of Political Studies

Sharon Nickel Snowiss

    With Pitzer Since: 1969
    Field Group: Political Studies
    Campus Address: Scott Hall 206
    Phone: 909.607.3178

    M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
    A.B., University of California, Berkeley

Expertise Areas

Political philosophy, including ancient, modern and contemporary, as well as comparisons of Eastern and Western thought; futurology, including forecastings, science fiction, altered states of consciousness, social and philosophical impact of technology, genetic engineering; French literature and politics; feminist political thought; mind/body healing and Qi Gong.

Additional Information

Personal Website


Recent Conferences and Invited Talks

"Mao's Pear: Nature and the Environment, A Parable for the Future." Paper presented at the Marxism and Ecological Civilization Conference, Claremont School of Theology. Sponsored by the Institute for Postmodern Development of China, the Central Bureau of Compilation and Translation, China, and the China Project of the Center for Process Studies, October 2007. In addition, the essay was published in Marxism and Reality (China).

"Chinese Tradition and Liberal Education: Innovation and Tradition." Paper presented at the International Conference on Process Thought and Innovative Approaches to Educational Reform, Pitzer College, Claremont, January 2008.

Organizer: a lecture series for the Program on Cross-Cultural Health and Healing.