Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2010-2011
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Ahmed Alwishah (Philosophy)
"Avicenna on Divine Self-Awareness and Human Self-Awareness," paper presented at the 27th Annual Joint Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy in conjunction with the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, October 15–17, 2010.

"Avicenna on Human Existence and Self-Awareness," paper presented at the 8th International Colloquium of the SIHSPAI: Philosophy and Science in Classical Islamic Civilisation, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, United Kingdom, December 3–5, 2010.

Panel participant, Informal Teach-in/Q&A about Events in Egypt, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, February 11, 2011.

Invited speaker, Internet Revolutions, Pomona Student Union, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, February 22, 2011.

Bill Anthes (Art)
"Edgar Heap of Birds at Home and Abroad," lecture presented at the Department of American Studies/ Native American Initiatives, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, January 31, 2011.

Invited participant, Clark Colloquium: Global Indigenous Modernisms: Primitivism, Artists, Mentors, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, May 6–7, 2011.

Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
Poetry Reading, Sacramento Poetry Center, Sacramento, CA, July 5, 2010.

Poetry Reading, Claremont Public Library, Claremont, CA, September 26, 2010.

Poetry Reading, Homo-Centric Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 2010.

"Disappearing Acts, or Unbelonging in the Archive," paper presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington DC, February 5, 2011.

Poetry Reading and Discussion, Queer Faculty Symposium, Claremont Colleges Queer Resource Center, Claremont, CA, March 30, 2011.

Poetry Reading, Empty Globe Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA, May 7, 2011.

Michael Ballagh (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
"Igniting Change: The Goals of Foundation Funding to Institutions of Higher Education in the U.S.," paper presented at the Public Policy Forum at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 17, 2010.

"A Holistic Approach to Direct Assessment of Student Learning in Study Abroad," paper presented at the Forum on Education Abroad Annual Conference, Boston, MA, April 7, 2011. With Mike Donahue.

Martha Bárcenas-Mooradian (Community Engagement Center)
"Revitalization and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge through Engaged Pedagogies: A Nahuatl Pilot Program connecting Southern California and Puebla," paper presented at the Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese—Southern California Chapter, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2010.

"Connecting Local-Global Communities through Revitalization and Re-Valorization of Indigenous Knowledge: The Case of Pitzer College (California), Santa Maria la Alta (Puebla) and Temixco (Morelos)," paper presented at the Community University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action (CU Expo), Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, May 14, 2011. With Tessa Hicks-Peterson.

Michelle Berenfeld (Classics)
"Nights at Round Tables: The Dining Room and Religious Community in Late Antiquity," invited lecture, Religious Studies Ideas Series, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, March 25, 2011.

Tim Berg (Art)
Artist Lecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, November 3, 2010.

"Just for Fun," The 67th Scripps College Ceramic Annual Lecture, Claremont, CA, January 22, 2011.

Artist Lecture, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, March 9, 2011.

Alicia Bonaparte (Sociology)
"Reproductive Health Matters: Maternal Health Disparities and the Sociological Perspective," paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, Seattle, WA, March, 11, 2011. With Christine Morton.

José Zapata Calderón (Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Emeritus)
"Trends in Immigration Rights Organizing," paper presented at Walk in My Shoes: An Immigrant Conversation, Holy Family Church, Pasadena, CA, October 30, 2010.

Roundtable participant, Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Initiative, U.S. Department of Education, Washington DC, February 7, 2011.

Emily Chao (Anthropology)
"Capitalizing on Ethnicity: Agency and the Recirculation of Authenticity in China's Southwest," paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA, November 2010.

Panel chair, "Circulating Identities in East and West China," American Anthropological Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA, November 2010.

Panel chair, "China's Ethnic Peripheries," paper presented at the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast/ Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, June 18, 2011.

Ciara Ennis (Art)
"Ruby Satellite," guest lecture, workshop on authority with artist Lita Albuquerque, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, CA, March 2011.

Guest lecturer, Marymount College, Palos Verdes, CA, May 2011.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Analysis)
"Diversity and Sustainability in Post-Industrial Society," Keynote Address presented at the 17th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Kona, HI, June 2011.

Carmen Fought (Linguistics)
"Language and Ethnicity in Disney," paper presented at NWAVE XXXIX, San Antonio, TX, November 5, 2010.

Sarah Gilman (Biology)
"Climate Change and Its Consequences for the Oceans," invited lecture, Malott Commons Tuesday Noon Academy Seminar Series, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, October 26, 2010.

"The Effect of Temperature on the Feeding Behavior of the Intertidal Snails Nucella ostrina and Nucella lamellosa," poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists, San Diego, CA, November 11–14, 2010. With Margaret Johnson, Sanami Nakayama and Emily Carrington.

Judith Grabiner (Mathematics)
"Mathematics: What Are We Talking about, What Makes Us Think It's True, and Why Should Humanistic People Care?", talk at the Rotary Club of Claremont, Claremont, CA, March 25, 2011.

Geoffrey Herrera (Political Studies)
"Varieties of Keynesianism," paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Quebec, March 16, 2011. With Ayse Kaya.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Analysis)
"Critical Environmental Problems Facing China Today," Keynote Address given at the National Committee of United States-China Relations for National China Town Hall, World Affairs Council of Arizona, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, October 18, 2010.

"The Environment in China," invited talk at the Department of Geography, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 19, 2011.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
"Lissajous, Fourier, and Chebyshev Knots," paper presented at Topology and Computers, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, September 8–10, 2010.

"Epimorphisms and Boundary Slopes of 2-Bridge Knots," paper presented at Topology and Computers, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, September 8–10, 2010.

Co-organizer: Southern California Topology Colloquium, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, March 26, 2011.

Ethel Jorge (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
"Spanish in the Community and Children of Immigrants," paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 10–13, 2010.

"Community-Based Learning: How? When? Why?", workshop offered at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 10–13, 2010.

"Uruguayan Cultural Practices of Intimacy," paper presented at the BlåStället Cultural Center, Gothenburg, Sweden, December 7, 2010.

Alex Juhasz (Media Studies)
"Publishing Learning from YouTube," talk given at Vectors, Summer Humanities Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2010.

"Revolt on YouTube," talk given at Women, Poverty and Globalization Series, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, September 22, 2010.

"Women in View: Sex, Money, Media," Keynote Address given at SexMoneyMedia: An International Symposium on Women in Media, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, October 14, 2010.

"YouTube or ThirdTube: 'Democracy' and the Digital Divide," talk delivered at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, February 17, 2011.

"Toward ThirdTube: Feminist Online Self-Reflexive Critical Pedagogy," talk given at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, March 9, 2011.

"Publishing Learning from YouTube," talk delivered at the Media Futures Workshop, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, New Orleans, LA, March 10, 2011.

"Writing Online," talk delivered at New York University, New York, NY, March 11, 2011. "Illusions of Equality and Freedom on YouTube," paper presented at the National Ethnic Studies Association 39th Annual Conference, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, April 7–9, 2011.

"Learning from YouTube," talk given at Thursdays at the HRC, the Humanities Resource Center, Claremont Graduate University, April 7, 2011.

"Composing ThirdTube," talk given at the University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, April 28, 2011.

Workshop participant, Questioning the Standard: New Narratives of Art in Los Angeles, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 2011.

Brian L. Keeley (Philosophy and Science; Technology and Society)
"Positing the Sixth Sense: Ground Rules and Candidates," lecture presented at the History and Philosophy of Science Department Colloquium Series, University of Sydney, Australia, August 30, 2010.

"The Agnostic Scientist," paper presented at the Semiannual Sydney-Australian National University (SANU) Philosophy of Science Retreat, Bundanoon, Australia, September 16, 2010.

"Microfunctionalism Revisited (or Perhaps Resurrected)," paper presented at the Levels of Explanation & Causation Workshop, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, October 16, 2010.

"Sensory Mechanisms," paper presented at the Mechanisms and Levels of Explanation in Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, December 17, 2010.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
Panel discussant, Cinema, Politics, and the Mexican Revolution: Centennial of the Mexican Revolution Project, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2010.

"The Proletarian Camera: Hector Garcia and the Mexican Street," paper presented at the Visible Evidence Conference XVII, Bogaçizi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey, August 11, 2010.

"Imágenes de Teotihuacán en la Cultura Visual del Siglo XX," paper presented at Teotihuacan: Media and Power in the City of the Gods, Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, September 27, 2010.

"Asco and Muralism," paper presented at Alternative Projections Symposium: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945–1980, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2010.

"Cine Experimental Mexicano," lecture given at the Cine a Contracorriente Conference, Centro Cultural Contemporáneo, Barcelona, Spain, October 28, 2010.

"Modernism's Ruins: Appropriations of Ancient Mesoamerica," lecture given at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, January 23, 2011.

"El Cine Documental: Verdades y Mentiras," lecture given at the Segundo Congreso Internacional de Cine, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, April 2011.

"Crisisss: América Latina, 1910–2010," Keynote Address at the National Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico, April 2011.

Workshop participant, Questioning the Standard: New Narratives of Art in Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 2011.

"Conversation with the artist Marianna Castillo Deball," Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, July 2011.

Lecture, panel discussion, and meeting with students, Cine documental de las Américas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 2010.

Leah Light (Psychology)
"The Green Eyed-Network: Exploring Jealousy in Online Romantic Relationships," poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC, May 29, 2011. With Norma Rodriguez and students Madison L. Noble, Jessica Bowler and Jason Rivera.

"Self-Esteem and Components of Romantic Jealousy," poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC, May 29, 2011. With Norma Rodriguez and students Jessica L. Bowler and Jason Rivera.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Media Studies)
"Asian Gay Circuits: Rerouting Media, Mobilities, and Intimacies," paper respondent at the 8th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, July 17, 2010.

Invited panelist, Screening of Saving Face (2004, Alice Wu, director) and panel discussion on issues of Asian Pacific Islanders in cinema and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the Asian Pacific Islander community, organized by API Equality, co-sponsored by Visual Communications, Bruggemeyer Library, Monterey Park, CA, May 23, 2010.

Ntongela Masilela (Creative Studies)
"The Positioning of the Scholarship of Makhosozwe Bernard Magubane within the Intellectual Traditions of the New African Movement," Keynote Address at the International Conference Honouring Makhosozwe Bernard Magubane on his 80th Birthday, organized by the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, Pretoria (Tshwane), South Africa, August 24–26, 2010.

Opening Speaker, "The Founder of the African National Congress: Pixley ka Isaka Seme," the First Pixley ka Isaka Seme Salon, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 28, 2010.

Jessica McCoy (Art)
"Neighborhood Reconstructed," artist talk presented at MOSAIKA Studios, Montreal, Quebec, January 13, 2011.

"Trick of the Eye: Trompe-l'oeil and First Year Students," paper presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education National Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 31, 2011.

John Milton (Biology)
"Amplitude Control of Human Postural Sway Using Achilles Tendon Vibration," paper presented at the 16th U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, State College, PA, June 27–July 2, 2010. With J. Gyorffy, J. L. Cabrera and T. Ohira.

"This is Your Brain on Music: Conversations between Performing Musicians and a Neuroscientist," lecture presented at the Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, March 1, 2011.

"Multistability and the Onset of Epileptic Seizures," lecture presented at the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, March 15, 2011.

"Seizure Onset in the Noisy and Delayed Nervous System," lecture presented at the 4th International Meeting on Epilepsy Research, Jules Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 20, 2011.

"Neuromuscular Junction: Anatomy, Molecular Biology and Physiology," lecture presented at the Health Education Center, Western University of Health Science, Pomona, CA, June 9, 2011.

"Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction," lecture presented at the Health Education Center, Western University of Health Science, Pomona, CA, June 9, 2011.

David Moore (Psychology)
"On Interactions between Genetic and Environmental Contributors to Behavioral Development," invited paper presented at the Meeting of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA, February 17, 2011.

"Visual-Manual Object Exploration and Mental Rotation in Infancy," poster presented at the Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 1, 2011. With Lauren E. Krogh and Scott P. Johnson.

"Reintegrating Evo and Devo: A Consideration of the Problem," paper presented at the Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 2, 2011.

Harmony O'Rourke (History)
"British Indirect Rule and the Challenge of African Diasporas: Hausas, Fulanis, and Islamic Authority in Colonial Cameroon," paper presented at the African Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 19, 2010.

"Slavery and Marriage in a Settler Society: Contesting Narratives of Belonging in the Hausa Diaspora of Cameroon Grassfields, c.1915 to c.1955," paper presented at the conference Searching for the African Voice: Studying Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa, University of Buea, Cameroon, December 15, 2010.

"Establishing the Historicity of African Women and Politics in the Age of International Development," paper presented at the Western Association of Women Historians Annual Conference, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, April 8, 2011.

"The Life and Experiences of Sa'id Ibn Hayatu, A Mahdist Leader: New Findings from the Buea Archive," paper presented at the Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 6, 2011. With Mohammed Bashir Salau.

Joe Parker (International and Intercultural Studies)
"An Ethico-Politics of Subaltern Representations in Post-9/11 Documentary Film," paper presented at the International Conference, Screens of Terror: Representations of War and Terrorism Since 9/11, London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom, September 9, 2010.

"Gendered Subaltern Practices Trouble Democratic Claims," paper presented at the National Women's Studies Conference, Denver, CO, November 11, 2010.

Marion Preest (Biology)
"Hormonal Stress Response and the Influence of Reproductive State in New Zealand Common Geckos," seminar presented at the Department of Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, November 19, 2010; and at the Department of Biology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, January 26, 2011.

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts (Joint Science)
"Particle into Liquid Sampler-Ion Chromatography (PILS-IC) for Fine Particulate Analysis in Urban and Rural Areas," lecture presented at Peking University, Beijing, China, July 22, 2010. With Irene Zhaohua Tang.

"Heavy Metal Contamination at the Pomona College Organic Farm," poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28, 2011. With Teija Mortvedt, Kelly Murphy, Kelly Park and Charles Taylor.

"Concentration of Ethylamine and Methylamine Salts Measured by a Particle-into-Liquid Sampler (PILS) and Ion Chromatography," poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28 and 30, 2011. With Morgan Shattuck, Eric Praske, Esther Tang, David Cocker and Philip Silva.

"Determination of Methylamine, Ethylamine and Triethylamine N-oxide Salts in Particulate Matter by Non-Suppressed Ion Chromatography," poster presented at the American Chemical Society Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, April 23, 2011. With Eva Pearlstone, Eric Praske, Morgan Shattuck, Philip Silva, Robert Brown and David Cocker.

Norma Rodriguez (Psychology)
"Betrayal in Past Relationships Affects Current Experiences of Jealousy," poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 28-May 1, 2011. With L. Light and students S. Beiers, J. Bowler, A. Kramer, J. Myint, M. Noble and J. Tokoika.

"The Generation Effect in Learning of Statistical Concepts," poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 28-May 1, 2011. With L. Light and students R. Flores, D. Feinberg, M. Schmalstig and J. Rivera.

"The Role of Culture in Perceived Jealousy," poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 28-May 1, 2011. With L. Light and students J. Gautam, S. Ruiz, T. Williamson and J. Tokoika.

Brinda Sarathy (Environmental Analysis)
Panel organizer: "Environmental Apartheid and Justice in the Inland Valley," Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, March 11, 2011.

Panel organizer: "Bringing Critical Ethnic Studies to Environmental Studies," Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, March 11, 2011.

Invited speaker, panel on nuclear waste following a screening of Into Eternity, Monroe Center for Social Inquiry and Science and Technology Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, March 20, 2011.

"Rewriting the Environmental Justice Narrative: The Stringfellow Acid Pits and Community Participation in Environmental Regulation," invited talk at the 5-College Environmental Analysis Luncheon, April 1, 2011.

Dan Segal (Anthropology and History)
"Economic Knowledge, Capitalist Mythologies—About Supply and Demand, For Instance: How Economic Textbooks Have Come to Teach Students NOT to Think about Labor Exploitation," paper presented at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, February 10, 2011.

"'Democracy' in the Teaching of World History," paper presented at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, February 11, 2011.

Susan Seymour (Anthropology, Emerita)
"Multiple Childcare and Attachment: A Discussion Using Two Contrasting Case Studies," presented at the Lemelson/Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) Conference on Rethinking Attachment and Separation in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Spokane, WA, May 19–21, 2011.

Laura Skandera Trombley (President/English and World Literature)
"Why Mark Twain Still Matters," Keynote Address given at the Why Mark Twain Still Matters: Exploring the Mississippi River Books Summer Institute, Idaho Humanities Council, Boise, ID, July 16, 2011. Coorganizer of seminar.

"You've Made Your Procrustean Bed, Now Lie In It," American Humor Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference, San Diego, CA, December 9, 2010.

"What Mark Twain Did Not Want You To Know: Blackmail, Sex & Drugs," paper presented at the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March 4, 2011.

"Writing Creative Lives," panel presentation at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2011.

Panel chair, "Mark Twain and the Problematic Self," Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 9, 2011.

"Pitzer College's Institute for Global/Local Action and Study (IGLAS)," session given on Institutional Management and Policy, Talloires Network Global Leader's Conference, Madrid, Spain, June 15, 2011.

Sharon Snowiss (Political Studies)
"The Wooden Bell and the Gadfly: Perspectives on Moral Education," International Conference on Process Philosophy and Moral Education, School of Theology, Claremont, CA, November 7–9, 2010.

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
"Dimensions of 'Culture' in 21st Century Anthropology: Reconciling Cultural Differences with the Politics of Culture," paper presented at the American Anthropological Association meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 18, 2010.

Zhaohua Irene Tang (Biology)
Co-chair, panel on Gene Expression and Signaling, the 6th International Fission Yeast Meeting, Boston, MA, June 26, 2011.

"LAMMER Kinase Kic1p Exhibits Regulated Expression and Is Involved in Pre-mRNA Processing," paper presented at the 6th International Fission Yeast Meeting, Boston, MA, June 26, 2011. With Maria Luca, Jessica Portillio, Benson Ngo, Cathey Chang, Teresa Wen, Johanne Murray and Antony Carr.

"The Cell Cycle-dependent Expression and Localization of LAMMER Kinases Dsk1p and Kic1p," poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of Cell Biology, Philadelphia, PA, December 11–15, 2010. With Laura Taggart-Murphy, Jessica Portillio, Maria Luca, Benson Ngo, Cathey Chang, Heather Palomino, Esha Sachdev, Teresa Wen, Jo Murray and Antony Carr.

"Genetic Networks of Phenol-stress Response in Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of Cell Biology, Philadelphia, PA, December 11–15, 2010. With Alex Moyzis, Ruye Wang, Laura Taggart-Murphy, Jessica Portillio, Asmaa Elkabti and Teresa Wen.

"LAMMER Kinases Dsk1p and Kic1p Are Required for Efficient Pre-mRNA Splicing and Proper Localization of Poly(A) RNA," poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of Cell Biology, Philadelphia, PA, December 11–15, 2010. With Maria Luca, Jessica Portillio, Ayse Guven, Laura Taggart-Murphy, Ren-Jang Lin and Antony Carr.

"Sr Protein-Specific Kinase Dsk1p Forms a Novel Complex with Pre-Mrna Processing and Cell Cycle Factors," poster presented at the British Yeast Group Meeting, Brighton, United Kingdom, March 24–26, 2011. With Maria Luca, Jessica Portillio, Ayse Guven, Ren-Jang Lin and Antony Carr.

Rachel VanSickle-Ward (Political Studies)
"An Unclear Conscience Clause: Contraception Access in the States," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington DC, September 1, 2010.

"Are Latinas More 'Dovish' Than Latinos? Evidence from the 2006 Latino National Survey," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2011, and at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Antonio, TX, April 23, 2011. With Adrian Pantoja.

Rudi Volti (Sociology, Emeritus)
Chair and discussant, panel on Technology across Borders, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Tacoma, WA, October 2, 2010.

Linus Yamane (Economics and Asian American Studies)
"The Labor Market Experience of Vietnamese and East European Immigrants," paper presented at the Western Economic Association International 86th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 30, 2011.

Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
"Religion and Irreligion in Denmark," invited lecture, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, September 27, 2010; and Folkeuniversitet, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 13, 2011.

"Contemporary Apostasy," invited lecture, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 26, 2010; and Reed College, Portland, OR, April 22, 2011.

"Society Without God," invited lecture, Jefferson Center, Ashland, OR, February, 17, 2011.

"Religion and Irreligion in Contemporary Scandinavia," invited lecture, Bethania Lutheran Church, Solvang, CA, March 26, 2011.