Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2011-2012
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Bill Anthes (Art)
"Indian Painting in an Expanded Field: Mapping Modernism in Native North America," paper presented at Mapping Modernisms: Transcultural Exchanges in 20th Century Global Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 10, 2012.

Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
Poetry Reading, BANG OUT Reading Series, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 2011.

"Radical Impermanence: Towards a Poetics of Perishability," panel organizer and discussant, Emergent Communities in Contemporary Experimental Writing Conference, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, May 5, 2012.

David Bachman (Mathematics)
"Topological, PL, and Geometric Minimal Surfaces," semi-plenary address at the 46th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conferences, Mexico City, Mexico, March 22-24, 2012, and plenary address at the 8th East Asian School of Knots and Related Topics, Daejeon, Korea, January 9-12, 2012.

Mita Banerjee (Psychology)
"AIDS Orphans in Southern Africa: Beyond Adoption to Socio-emotional Interventions," paper presented at the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture Conference, Claremont, CA, March 25, 2012.

Martha Barcenas-Mooradian (Community Engagement Center)
"Social Justice, Religion and Higher Education," invited talk at the Christian Scholars Group, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, March 6, 2012.

"Community Engaged Education: Posadas," paper presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA, November 19, 2011.

Tim Berg (Art)
"Glimpses, Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers," public lecture, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, March 2012.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
"Teaching International Studies through Soccer," paper presented as part of the Sports, Diplomacy and Globalization Speaker Series, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 2012.

"The 2011 Women's World Cup: Lessons Learned?," invited talk at the European Union Center, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, November 10, 2011.

"The Irish State's Swiss Army Knife," Keynote Address at the Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, October 29, 2011.

"The Competition State, Clientelism, Social Partnership and the Rise and Fall of the Celtic Tiger," paper presented at the Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, October 29, 2011.

José Zapata Calderón (Sociology and Chicano Studies, Emeritus)
"Contemporary Social Justice Movements and Black/Brown Relations," paper presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV, August 21, 2011.

"Transformations in Learning and Action: Gandhi and Chavez," all-day workshop given at Ahimsa Institute for K-12 Educators, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, July 29, 2011.

"The Economics of Grocery Workers," El Monte Center Grace Black Auditorium, El Monte, CA, July 22, 2011.

"Strategies for Leadership and Empowerment," presentation given at Foothill Family Service Leadership Conference, La Puente, CA, Sept. 13, 2011.

"Diversity in the Curriculum," faculty workshop given at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, October 14-15, 2011.

"Analysis of Armando Navarro's Global Capitalist Crisis," presentation given at University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, January 25, 2012.

"Participatory Action Research for Community-Based Social Change," presentation given at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2012.

Emily Chao (Anthropology)
"The Resurgence of Bride Abduction as a Marker of Difference: Gender, Power, Ethnicity, and Social Change in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southwest China," panel organizer, 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 16-20, 2011.

"Ethnicizations of Marginality: Bride Abduction in Lijiang," paper presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 16-20, 2011.

Melissa Coleman (Keck Science Department)
"Wired to Cooperate: Neural Basis of Duet Singing in Neotropical Wrens," invited lecture at the Neuroscience Program, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, January 17, 2012.

"Wired to Cooperate: How the Brains of Wrens Work Together to Sing Duets," public lecture given at Science on Tap, The Press, Claremont, CA, March 8, 2012.

Ciara Ennis (Pitzer Art Galleries)
"Mixed Marriage: Artists, Curators and the Exhibition," panel moderator, Torrance Art Museum, June 2012. With Karen Lofgren (artist), Rebecca McGrew (senior curator, Pomona College Art Museum), Rebecca Morse (associate curator, MOCA), Holly Myers (art critic, Los Angeles Times) and Carrie Patterson (editor, Artillery Magazine).

Review award panelist, Visual Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska, April 19-22, 2012.

"Curatorial Practice in the 21st Century," guest lecturer and critic, University California Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 2012.

"The Dark Side: The Use of Ceramics as a Tool to Discuss Issues of Identity, Representation, and Narrative in the of UK and Contemporary Art," invited talk as part of the Art History Lecture Series, The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, November 10, 2011.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Analysis)
"Building a Higher Education: Sustainability in the Curriculum and on Campus," keynote address presented at the Environmental Education Alliance Conference, Savannah, GA, March 2012.

"Beyond Assessment: Solutions-Driven Environmental Research," paper presented at the 18th International, Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Portland, ME, June 2012.

Sarah Gilman (Keck Science Department)
"Moving Beyond Measurement: Connecting Sensor Data to Organismal Performance," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Newport, RI, April 8-12, 2012. With Brian Helmuth, David Wethey, Emily Carrington and Hilary Hayford.

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
"Lagrange, Symmetry, and Space," invited talk to the Mathematics Club, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, May 30, 2012.

"Optimization in the History of Science," invited address at the Southern California–Nevada Section of the Mathematical Association of America, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, April 14, 2012.

"It's All for the Best: Optimization in the History of Science and Mathematics," Nathan A. Court Endowed keynote Lecture at the Oklahoma–Arkansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR, March 31, 2012.

Jill Harris (Economics)
"State of Play: Using GIS to Study Trends in NCAA Infractions," paper presented at the 87th Western Economic International Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2012.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Analysis)
"Sea Otters, Russians, Missionaries and Mandarins: California in the 18th and 19th Centuries," conference paper presented at the American Society of Environmental History Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, March 31, 2012.

"Energy, the Environment, and Perspectives on Climate Change in China," regional keynote speaker,
the Annual China Town Hall (organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations
and the Northwest China Council), Portland, OR, November 16, 2011.

Melissa Hidalgo (English and World Literatures)
"Memory and Performance in California," panel chair, Annual Meeting of the California American Studies Association, Claremont, CA, April 21, 2011.

"Reimagining Femme Subjectivity: A Roundtable Dialogue on Queer Political Currencies," roundtable panel discussant, the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, October 22, 2011.

"Pochos, Jotos, Sissies: A Cultural Genealogy of Queer Chicano Masculinity," invited talk/paper presented at the Thinking Queer Speaker Series, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, October 12, 2011.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
"The Alexander Polynomial," lecture presented at the Invited Paper Session on Knot Theory Untangled, the Mathematical Association of America Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, January 2012.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
"The Alexander Polynomial," lecture presented at the Invited Paper Session on Knot Theory Untangled, the Mathematical Association of America Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, January 2012.

"Twisted Alexander Polynomials of 2-bridge Knots," paper presented at Knots in Washington XXXIV, George Washington University, Washington, DC, March 2012, and at the American Mathematics Society Meeting No. 1080, Washington, DC, March 2012. With P. Shanahan.

Ethel Jorge (Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures)
"STARTTALK Portuguese Teacher Training," invited talk and workshop on community-based language learning, University of Boston, Boston, MA, June 27-28, 2012.

"Portraying Everyday Cultural Practices," paper presentation and film screening of Un Ritual de Intimidad, followed by discussion at the 93rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Washington DC, July 6-9, 2011.

Carina L. Johnson (History)
"Comparing, Contrasting, and Integrating the History of the Americas," roundtable paper presented at the JCB Fellows' 50th Anniversary Conference, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI, June 8, 2012.

"The Exotic as the Familiar in the Sixteenth Century," paper presented at the 6th Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär: Visual Acuity and the Arts of Visual Communication in Early Modern Germany, Duke University, Durham, NC, March 31, 2012.

"The Houses of Habsburg and Osman: Rivals, Mirrors, Internecine Families," paper presented at Rivalry and Rhetoric in the Early Modern Mediterranean II: Black Legends and Domestic Dissent, Clark Core Program 2011-12, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 2012.

"Alterity, the Indies, and the Early Modern Family Romance," paper presented at the Mellon Connected Histories of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia Workshop, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, February 3, 2012.

"Conflating and Racializing Culture in the Sixteenth-Century Habsburg Empire," paper presented at the 126th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, January 5, 2012.

Alex Juhasz (Media Studies)
"Feminism, Technology and Visuality," panelist, Now! Visual Culture: Conference of the International Association for Visual Culture, New York University, New York, NY, June 2, 2012.

"Call and Response: Feminist Forms for Online Publication, Pedagogy and Production," lecture presented as part of the Gendering the Digital Humanities series, Colby College, Waterville, ME, April 30, 2012.

"Artist Talk with Natalie Bookchin and Dr. Alexandra Juhasz," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, April 8, 2012.

"Teaching (and) Documentary Practice," panelist, Women Social Justice Documentary Symposium, Smith College, Northampton, MA, April 1, 2012.

"Repurposing Social Media Spaces," keynote address, Humanities 2012: A Symposium on Digital Media in Academia, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, March 29, 2012.

"Online Feminisms: Repurposing Social Media Spaces," lecture presented as part of the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Lecture Series, Yale University, New Haven, CT, January 24, 2012.

"Frontiers and Barriers in Online Feminism," Institute for Research on Women Distinguished Lecture
Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, November 10, 2011.

"FeministOnlineSpaces," lecture presented as part of the Mellon Digital Scholarship Speaker Series, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 2011.

"Remembering AIDS Online: Networking, Viruses, Virality, and Arteries," guest speaker as part of the Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 13, 2011.

"Social Media Optimization and the New Web," guest speaker, social media optimization course, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, October 2011.

"Writing Online," guest lecturer, Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors Summer Institute on Digital Approaches to American Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, summer 2011.

Barbara Junisbai (Office of the Dean of Faculty; First Year Seminar)
"Variations on Kazakh-ness: What Internationally Competitive Sports Tell Us about the Difficulties of Identity and Nation-Building in Kazakhstan," invited talk at the Department of Political Science/Research Focus Group on Identity, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, May 24, 2012.

"Elite Networks and Political Competition in Central Asia and the South Caucasus," panel chair, Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Washington DC, November 2011.

"Authoritarianism in the Former Soviet Union: Causes and Consequences," panel chair, the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 2011.

Brian L. Keeley (Philosophy; Science, Technology and Society)
"Making Sense of the Senses, redux," paper presented at the Centre for the Study of the Senses, London, UK, May 2012, and at the Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2012.

"What Kinds of Kind are the Senses?" paper presented at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, GA, March 2012.

"Natural Kinds and Social Kinds," paper presented at the 7th Quadrennial Fellows Conference 2012, Center for Philosophy of Science, Mugla, Turkey, June 2012.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
"Documenting Death," paper presented at the Visible Evidence XVIII Conference, New York University, New York, NY, August 2011.

"Conferencia Magistral," artist's talk at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematografica, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2011.

"La Piedra Ausente," artist's talk at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2011.

"Pursuit-escape with Distance-dependent Delay," paper presented at the 7th Annual European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Rome, Italy, July 2011. With T. Ohira and A. Kamimura.

David S. Moore (Psychology)
"Mental Rotation in 5-month-olds Tested with Paired Stimuli," paper presented at the 18th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN, June 8, 2012. With Scott P. Johnson.

"Core Knowledge, Evolution, and Development," paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada, June 1, 2012.

"Mental Rotation of 3D Objects in Early Infancy," invited lecture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2012.

Harmony O'Rourke (History)
"The Impact of AIDS: Assisted Reproduction Issues in South Africa, Orphanhood in Botswana," panel chair, Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture Conference on Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, March 25, 2012.

"Slavery, Marriage, and Muslim Trading Diaspora in Trans-Saharan West Africa," paper presented at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Collaborative Workshop on Connected Histories of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, February 4, 2012.

Joe Parker (International and Intercultural Studies)
"Subaltern Citizenship and Democratic Practice," paper presented at the Cultural Studies Association National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2012.

Susan Phillips (Environmental Analysis)
"Old Threats, New Guises: Securocratic Wars and the Production of Difference in the Americas," panel discussant, 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 16-20, 2011.

"The Gang-Drug Nexus: Ethnography, Rhetoric, and Suppression," paper presented at the Soros Justice Fellows Meeting, Open Society Institute, Miami, FL, July 2011.

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts (Keck Science Department)
"Formation of Alkylammonium Salts in Particulate Matter," poster presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, April 2012. With student Eric Praske (presenter), S. A. Lee, X. Tang, D.R. Crocker III, P.J. Silva and R. Brown.

"Formation of Alkylammonium Salts in Particulate Matter with PILS-IC," poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2012. With student Su Anne Lee(presenter), E. Praske, X. Tang, D.R. Cocker III, P.J. Silva and R. Brown.

Brinda Sarathy (Environmental Analysis)
"Reflections on Environmental Justice by Faculty and Students," roundtable discussion at the Inland Valley Clean Air Summit, Riverside, CA, May 19, 2012.

"Pineros: Latino Labor in the Pacific Northwest," Environmental Justice Book Lecture given at the John Muir Institute of the Environment, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, May 10, 2012, and invited book talk at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, April 6, 2012.

"Invisible Workers and National Forests: Reflections on Exploitation and Oral History," panel chair and presenter at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Madison, WI, March 31, 2012.

"From Pears to Pines: Latino Labor and Forest Work in the Pacific Northwest," invited book talk, the University of Oregon, Portland, OR, March 13, 2012.

"The Politics of Field Work: Researching Pineros," invited class lecture, Willamette University, Salem, OR, March 11, 2012.

"Pineros: Labor and Immigration in Oregon's National Forests," invited book talk, Willamette University, Salem, OR, March 11, 2012.

"What makes for Environmental Justice? Reconsidering Cases Written out of the Narrative," invited paper, the Berkeley Workshop on Environmental Politics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, December 2, 2011.

"Pineros: Forest Labor in the Pacific Northwest," invited talk, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT, October 20, 2011.

Susan Seymour (Anthropology, Emerita)
"Multiple Childcare and Attachment: A Discussion Using Two Case Studies," paper presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 16-20, 2011.

"Culture, Gender, and Development," invited talk to graduate seminar on the Psychocultural Study of Socialization, Department of Anthropology, University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 2012.

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
"Making Sense of US Public Opinion about Immigration Now," paper presented at the California American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA, April 21, 2012.

Laura Skandera Trombley (President; English and World Literature)
"The Role of Sustainability at Pitzer and in Higher Education," featured speaker at the 6th Annual Sustainability Summit of the Los Angeles Business Council, the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2012.

"Emerging from the Shadows: Women in the Lives of Wilson, Jefferson and Twain," panel participant, 4th Annual Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, March 10, 2012.

"Higher Education: What Is Its Future?", panelist, AirTalk, presented by 89.3 KPCC and hosted by Larry Mantle of KPCC's public affairs show, Crawford Family Forum, Pasadena, CA, January 11, 2012. With UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, USC President C.L. Max Nikias and California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott.

KaMala Thomas (Psychology)
"The Molecular Effects of Social Isolation on Breast Cancer Biology," plenary session chair, the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Athens, Greece, March 15, 2012.

"Blunted Cortisol Production in Partners of Men with Prostate Cancer is associated with Increased IL-6 and Subthreshold PTSD," paper presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Athens, Greece, March 15, 2012. With Julienne Bower, Pitzer College student Timothy Williamson '13, Michael Hoyt, Michael Irwin, Annette Stanton and David Wellisch.

"Does Prayer Improve Sleep? Associations between Spirituality and Actigraphic Sleep in Women," poster presentation, the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Athens, Greece, March 17, 2012. With Pitzer College student Timothy Williamson '13.

Rachel Van Sickle-Ward (Political Studies)
"An [Un]clear Conscience Clause: The Causes and Consequences of Statutory Ambiguity in State Contraceptive Mandates," paper presented at the International Conference on Law and Society, Honolulu, HI, June 7, 2012. With Amanda Hollis-Brusky.

"Making it Personal: Female Students and Running for Political Office," paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 12, 2012. With Jill Greenlee.

Christine Victorino (Office of Assessment; First Year Seminar)
"Exploring Pretenured Faculty Satisfaction with Teaching and Research: A Latent Class Analysis," paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, New Orleans, LA, June 4, 2012.

"Introduction to Latent Transition Analysis," symposium presented at the Western Psychological Association 92nd Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2012. With Amber Gonzalez, Kyusang Park and Karen Nylund-Gibson.

"Multilevel Latent Variable Models: The Next Generation," symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 17, 2012. With Katherine Masyn and Karen Nylund-Gibson.

"Writing Program Leadership and Culture: A Case Study," paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 15, 2012. With Haley Orton and Sharon Conley.

"Asian American Students' Civic Engagement and Political Attitudes in California: A Quantitative Analysis," paper presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC, April 12, 2012. With Malaphone Phommasa.

"Examining the influence of campus climate upon faculty satisfaction: An application of multilevel structural equation modeling," invited lecture for the Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences Colloquium, Santa Barbara, CA, March 1, 2012.

"Becoming an Hispanic-Serving Institution: Expanding the Vision," paper presented to the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, November, 16, 2011. With Patricia Marin.

Albert Wachtel (Creative Studies)
"Bridging Worlds: Zulu Poet Mazisi Kunene, from Epic Authenticity to Modern Science," lecture presented as part of the Claremont Discourse Lecture Series, Honnold-Mudd Library, Claremont, CA, April 2012.

Dana Ward (Political Studies)
"Anarchist Culture on the Cusp of the 20th Century," paper presented at the North American Anarchist Studies Network, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 7-8, 2012.

"Pissarro and Anarchism," invited public lecture presented at the Pissarro's Politics in Context: Anarchism and the Arts in France, 1849-1900 symposium in conjunction with the Pissarro's People art exhibit, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, September 9-10, 2011.

Anna G. Wenzel (Keck Science Department)
"Mechanistic Studies on the Olefin Metathesis Reaction," paper presented at the American Chemical Society Regional Meeting, Pasadena, CA, November 10, 2011. With Pitzer College alumnus Garrett Blake '10.

Emily Wiley (Keck Science Department)
"Sirtuins Promote Programmed Nuclear Degradation," paper presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: Cilate Molecular Biology, Crete, Greece, July 13, 2011.

"Undergraduate Research Symposium," chair, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: Cilate Molecular Biology, Crete, Greece, July 12, 2011.

"Integrated Science Education," panelist, Project Kaleidoscope Conference, Pomona, CA, January 21, 2012.

Kathleen S. Yep (Asian American Studies)
"Social Justice Service Learning: Fostering Critical Consciousness, Fostering Social Change," invited talk at the Sociology Department, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 2012.

"Teaching as Social Change," panel organizer and discussant, the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC, April 12, 2012.

Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
"Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion," invited public lecture at the West Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, Grand Junction, CO, March 25, 2012.

"Contemporary Apostasy in America and the Rise of Irreligion," invited public lecture at the Center for Inquiry, Washington, D.C., February 10, 2012.

"Are We Naturally Religious? A Response to Christian Smith," invited lecture at the Religion, Human Personhood, Culture, and Society Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, February 10, 2012.

"What We Know About Atheists and Secular People: A Social Science Perspective," invited lecture at the Åbo Academie, Turku, Finland, January 19, 2012.