Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2007-2008
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Bill Anthes (Art History)
"Native Moderns." Paper presented at the University of Utah American West Center, April 2008.

"Acee Blue Eagle, Traveler." Paper presented at the Southwest Art History Conference XIX, Taos, New Mexico, October 2007.

"Keywords for Native American Art History/Criticism." Paper presented at the Native American Art Studies Association Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, September 2007. (Panel co¬chaired with E. Hutchinson).

18th Annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture on American Indian Art, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, September 2007.

Organizer: The "Transformation in Native American Art" Symposium at Pitzer College in April 2008.

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
"Dissecting the functions of the CHD1 chromatin remodeling factor." Poster presentation at the 49th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. With I. McDaniel*, K. Raafat*, M. Dauer*, L.Lee*. April 2008. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

David Bachman (Mathematics)
"SOGs and Critical Heegaard Splittings." Paper presented at the American Institute of Mathematics

Workshop on "Triangulations, Heegaard Splittings, and Hyperbolic Geometry," December 2007.

"Counter-examples to the Stabilization Conjecture." Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. San Diego, CA. January 2008.

Martha Barcenas (Spanish)
"Current Theories of Adult Second Language Acquisition." Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, San Diego, August 2007.

Mita Banerjee (Psychology)
"Dealing with Feelings: The Socialization of Emotions in Preschoolers." Paper presented at St. Louis University, Psychology Department, April 2008.

Dipa Basu (Sociology)
"Visual Sociology: A study of Privilege, Identity and the Social Construction of Race, Class and Gender in Kalimpong, India." Paper presented at the Festival of Scholarship Conference at Western Washington University, April 2008. With Brittany Davilla*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

Sumangala Bhattacharya (English and World Literature)
"Between Worlds: Rabindranath Tagore and the Victorian Gothic." Paper presented at the South Asia Studies Association Conference, Claremont, March 2008.

"Consumable Spectacle: Famine and Modernity in British India." Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, Milwaukee, April 2008.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
"The Institutional Capacity of the Irish State: Development Planning, Infrastructural Planning and Training Policy 1987-2007." Paper presented at the Political Studies Association of Ireland Conference, Dublin, Ireland, January 2007.

Carol Brandt (International Programs)
"Sharing the Pain: Conflict Resolution Toward Intercultural Education." Paper presented at the Council on International Educational Exchange, Toronto, Canada, November 2007.

José Calderón (Sociology/ Chicano/a Studies)
"The Politics of Immigration Raids in Latino/a Communities," and "Teaching Connections: Critical

Pedagogy, Multiculturalism, and Service Learning in Diverse Communities." Papers presented at the

American Sociological Association, New York, August 2007.

"Connecting Meanings of Classroom to Community Building." Paper presented at the Leadership Sin Limites Conference, Atlanta, July 2007.

"Building Political and Economic Power Through Community Coalitions." Paper presented at People United for Economic Justice Banquet, Santa Barbara, CA, August 2007.

"Immigration, Influences of Family, Individuals, and Education." Paper presented at Pepperdine

University's Diversity Council Speaker Series, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, October 2007.

"The Legacy of Leadership," Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-in, Claremont Colleges, January 2008.

"Identifying Commonalities of Oppression to Reach Higher Levels of Unity." Paper presented at the Department of African and African American Studies 25th Black World Conference, Metro State College, Denver, Colorado, February 2008.

"Engaged Scholarship and Faculty Development." Paper presented at Conference on Connecting

Communities: The University and Multi-Ethnic Civic Engagement, A Southern California Regional Symposium, UC-Irvine, February 2008.

"Day Laborer Organizing for Social Change," Paper presented at Immigrant Workers' Rights in Southern California and Beyond Conference, UC-Riverside, May 2008.

Emily Chao (Anthropology)
"Reinventions of the Past: Cultural Heritage and Tourism Development in Lijiang." Paper presented as part of a panel on development in China's interior at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, Washington DC, November 2007.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
"Building a Higher Education." Paper presented at the Ecocity World Summit, San Francisco, April 2008.

"Campus Sustainability: Crafting a Green Strategic Plan." Keynote Speaker: Otterbein College, Ohio, February 2008.

"Doing Field Research in Australia." Paper presented at the Australian Fulbright Scholar Seminar, UC San Diego, November 2007.

Carmen Fought (Linguistics)
"I'd Better Schedule an MRI: The Linguistic Construction of 'White' Ethnicity." Paper presented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference in Philadelphia, October 2007.

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
"Mathematics for the Liberal Arts." Paper presented at the Mathematical Association of America Summer Meeting, San Jose, CA, August 2007.

"Why Did Lagrange 'Prove' the Parallel Postulate?" Paper presented at the Association of America Summer Meeting, San Jose, CA, August 2007.

"It's All for the Best: Optimization in the History of 18th-Century Science." Paper presented at the American Mathematical Society -Mathematical Association of America Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2008.

"Why Should Historical Truth Matter to Teachers of Mathematics." Paper presented at the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, SIGMAA-RUME (Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America - Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education), San Diego, California, March 2008.

"Lagrange, Sufficient Reason, and Space." Paper presented at the History and Philosophy of Science Seminar, University of Leeds (England), May 2007.

"Why Should Historical Truth Matter to Mathematicians?" Paper presented at the University of Nottingham, England, May 2007

"Fair Division, Chance, Jews and Judaism." The Selig Brodetsky Lecture, University of Leeds, England, May 2007

"MacLaurin, Newton, and the Scottish Enlightenment." Paper presented at the Scottish Enlightenment Seminar, University of Leeds, May 2007.

"Optimization in the History of Science." Paper presented at the Howard Hughes Summer Medical Institute, Pomona College, June 2007

"Why Did Lagrange 'Prove' the Parallel Postulate?" Paper presented at the Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium, September 2007.

Laura Harris (Africana Studies/English and World Literature)
Organizer: the Wrong is Not My Name speaker series at The Claremont Colleges during the Spring 2008 semester.

Ntongela Masilela (English and World Literature)
"The Diasporan Intellectuals and the New African Movement." Paper presented at the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, March 2008.

"The Contributions of the New African Movement." Paper presented at the African Studies Center, Ohio University, Athens, May 2008.

Mary E. Hatcher (Skeers) (Chemistry)
"Investigating the Effects of Flanking Sequences on the Structure and Dynamics of DNA." Poster presentation at the 52nd Annual Biophysical Society, Long Beach, CA, February 2008.

"31P NMR Investigation of Backbone Structure and Dynamics in DNA Binding Sites." Paper presented at the 49th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, March 2008.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)
"Violence in the Marsh: Enclosure, Community Development, and Changing Patterns of Resistance around Caohai Nature Reserve." Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2008.

"Human Rights and Nature Reserves in China." Paper presented at the China and Human Rights Symposium, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, March 2008.

"Nature Conservation and Social Justice in Southwestern China." Paper presented at the China Environmental Series, sponsored by The Pacific Basin Institute and the Pomona Student Union, Pomona College, February 2008.

Tessa Hicks (CCCSI)
"Integration or Fragmentation? Locating Spirituality in the Profession and Movements of Social Justice Activism." Paper presented at the Media, Spiritualities, and Social Change Conference, co-sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder and Naropa University, June 2008.

Steering committee organizer: an annual conference on the praxis of activism, arts and academia in addressing reconciliation and community-building in post-genocide communities, with a focus on Rwanda. The conference is entitled, "Arts in the One World", co-sponsored by Cal Arts University, Brandeis University and Theatre Without Borders.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
"Sampling Lissajous and Fourier knots." Paper presented at the First Joint International Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Polish Mathematical Society, Warsaw, Poland, July - August 2007.

"Lissajous and Fourier Knots." Paper presented at the Mathematics Colloquium, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, October 2007.

"On the partial ordering of 2-bridge knots." Paper presented at the Claremont Colleges Topology Seminar, April 2008.

"On the partial ordering of 2-bridge knots." Paper presented at the 11th Chico Topology Conference and 40-th Cascade Topology Seminar, California State University Chico, Chico, CA, May 2008.

In addition, Professor Hoste was co-organizer of a "Special Session on Knot Theory and the Topology of 3-manifolds," Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA (2008 Spring Western Section Meeting, American Mathematical Society), May 2008.

Alan Jones (Dean of Faculty/Neuroscience)
"Diversity in the Liberal Arts College," Paper presented at Muhlenberg College, October 2007.

"Future Directions and Innovations in Liberal Arts Education," Paper presented at Berea College, October 2007.

"Global Trends in Study Abroad and Intercultural Education," Panel participant at USC, Spring 2008.

Brian Keeley (Philosophy)
Organizer: A weeklong series of talks, tutorials and discussions on "Neurophilosophy, Neuroethology and the Senses" for the CF Neuroscience Programme at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Lisbon, Portugal, Spring 2008.

"Cross-modal Illusions and Perceptual Content." Paper presented at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology Annual Meeting, Spring 2008.

Adam Landsberg (Physics)
Participant: 1st International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Appls. Xi'an, China; August 2007.

Colloquium speaker: Mathematics Department, Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo, December 2007.

Colloquium speaker: Mathematics Department, Cal. State Fresno, April 2008.

Jim Lehman (Economics)
"Increasing FTA leverage particularly in South Korea and Southeast Asia." Panel participant at the Competitive Regionalism Conference, USC, December 2007.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
"El cuerpo y lo siniestro en la cultura: fotografía, cine, pintura, literature." Paper presented at the División de Estudios Históricos, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historía, Mexico City, 2007.

Invited speaker at:
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico, 2007
Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley, 2008
Visible Evidence XIV Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany, 2007
San Francisco Art Institute, 2008.

Jackie Levering Sullivan (Writing)
"Young Writers Writing." Workshop participant at the Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival at the University of Redlands, March 2008.

Participant: Southern California Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Retreat, 2008.

Ronald Macaulay (Linguistics)
"Adolescents and Identity." Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 17 in Amsterdam, April 2008.

Milton Machuca (Spanish)
"A Conversation about Language Teaching and Social Justice." Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Meeting, San Diego, August 2007.

Tracy Biga MacLean (Intercollegiate Media Studies)
"Noir Fatal: Blackness as Authenticity in Bulworth." Paper presented at the Console-ing Passions conference, Santa Barbara, April 2008.

David Moore (Psychology)
"Mental Rotation in Human Infants: A Sex Difference." Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2008.

Adrian D. Pantoja (Political Studies & Chicano/a Studies)
Organizer: The Latino Rockabilly Festival held in March 2008.

Organizer and participant: The Politics of Race, Immigration and Ethnicity Colloquium (PRIEC), Pitzer College, September 2007.

"Patterns in Authorized and Unauthorized Latin American Immigration to the United States." Paper presented at the League of Women Voters in Pasadena and Claremont, Winter 2007.

Sharon Snowiss (Political Studies)
"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.

Co-organizer: Southern California Regional Group of The Conference for the Study of Political Thought and Secretary-Treasurer of The Conference for the Study of Political Thought.

Maria Soldatenko (Gender & Feminist Studies and Chicana Studies)
Organizer: Screening of the documentary Made in L.A. and accompanying panel presentations, April 2008.

Erich Steinman (Sociology)
"Working with Indian Tribes: Building Community Relationships in Challenging Contexts." Paper presented at Pacific Sociological Association, Spring 2008.

"Indian gaming, tribal members and U.S. citizenship: Unresolved issues in American Political Development." Paper presented at Western Political Science Association, Spring 2008.

Organizer: The "American Indian Film Festival" at Pitzer College, March-April 2008.

Emma Stephens (Economics)
"Feedback Relationships between New Technology Use and Information Networks: Evidence from Ghana." Paper presented at the Canadian Economics Association annual meetings, Vancouver, June 2008.

Session chair: "Markets and Development" as part of the Canadian Development Study Group at the Canadian Economics Association annual meetings, Vancouver, June 2008.

Zhaohua Irene Tang (Biology)
"Dsk1p and Kic1p Protein Kinases: Their Associated Factors, Cellular Localizations, and Expression during the Cell Cycle in Fission Yeast." Abstract presented at North American Regional Pombe Meeting, Los Angeles, June 2008. With A.Tsurumi*, B. Ngo*, J. Portillio*, M. Muranaka*, J. Murray and A. Carr. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *)

"The in vivo Phosphorylation and Localization of Srp1p and Srp2p Splicing Factors during the Cell Cycle of Schizosaccharomyces pombe." Abstract presented at North American Regional Pombe Meeting, Los Angeles, June 2008. With D. Jensen*, M. Luca*, J. Kang*, M. Luetzelberger, and N. Käufer.

Laura Skandera Trombley (President)
"Mark Twain's Annus Horribilis of 1908-1909." Paper presented at the Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira, New York, September 2007.

Edith Vasquez (English and World Literature)
"The Borderlands Rhythms of The Desert Music by William Carlos Williams." Paper presented at the American Literature Association meeting, San Francisco, May 2008.

Andre Wakefield (History)
"Public Money and Private Ruin: Johann von Justi's Prussian Misadventure." Paper presented at the European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, February 2008.

"The End of History of Science?" Paper presented at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2007.

"Science, Culture and the Enlightenment Mine." Paper presented at the German Studies Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, October 2007.

Dana Ward (Political Studies)
"The Anarchy Archives online resource." Paper presented at the Scholarly Collaboration and Small Colleges in the Digital Age meeting, Pomona College, January 2008.

Emily Wiley (Biology)
"A class II HDAC deacetylates newly synthesized histones in Tetrahymena thermophila." Paper presented at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Histone Deacetylases, Snowmass Village, Colorado, June 2007.

"Integrating research into the undergraduate classroom." Paper presented at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Ciliate Molecular Biology, July 2007.

"The class I HDAC promotes global chromatin condensation," "The micronuclear proteome of Tetrahymena thermophila," and "Making gene knockout constructs in the undergraduate classroom." Posters presented at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Ciliate Molecular Biology, July 2007.

Burke Scott Williams (Chemistry)
"IONiC: A Cyber-Enabled Community of Practice for Improving Inorganic Chemical Education." Paper presented at the ConfChem Conference [Online] April-June 2008, http://www.ched-ccce.org/confchem/2008/b/P4.html (accessed April 21, 2008). With E. Benatan, H.J. Eppley, M.J. Geselbracht, A.R. Johnson, and B.A. Reisner.

"IONiC: Interactive online network of inorganic chemists." Poster Presentation at 235rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, April 2008. With H.J. Eppley, M.J. Geselbracht, A.R. Johnson, B.A. Reisner, J. Stewart, and L.A. Watson.

"Insertion and isomerization reactions involving (NCN)PtMe and carbon monoxide." Poster presentation at 235rd American Chemical Society National Meeting. With M.L. Scheuermann.

"Doing mechanistic organoplatinum chemistry with undergraduate researchers." Paper presented at American Chemical Society National Meeting. With M.L Scheuermann and B.L. Madison.

"Scholarly Collaboration and Small Colleges in the Digital Age," The IONiC/VIPEr Project. Paper presented at the NITLE Meeting, Claremont, CA, January 2008. With A.R. Johnson.

Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
"Secularity in Scandinavia." Paper presented at the Religion in the Twenty-First Century conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Fall 2008.