faculty notes

Martha Bárcenas-Mooradian, visiting instructor of Spanish, gave a presentation titled “Current Theories of Adult Second Language Acquisition” for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. She also published an article titled “The Church, Immigrants and a Program in Pomona” in the August 10 issue of The Tidings.

Carol Brandt, vice president for international programs, gave a presentation titled “Sharing the Pain: Conflict Resolution Toward Intercultural Education” for the Council on International Educational Exchange in Toronto, Canada.

José Calderón, professor of sociology and Chicano Studies, gave a presentation titled “Immigration: Influences on Family, Individuals and Education” at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology Diversity Council's speaker series on Multicultural Issues Impacting Community. He gave another presentation titled “Engaged Scholarship and Faculty Development” at the Conference on Connecting Communities: The University and Multi-Ethnic Civic Engagement, A Southern California Regional Symposium at the University of California, Irvine. Calderón also discussed the political analysis of 2007 issues and the Latino vote for the radio show Despierta Ya Campesino.

Emily Chao, associate professor of anthropology, presented a paper titled “Reinventions of the Past: Cultural Heritage and Tourism Development in Lijiang” as part of a panel on development in China's interior at the American Anthropological Association Meeting held in Washington DC.

Paul Faulstich, professor of Environmental Studies, gave an invited keynote lecture titled “Campus Sustainability: Crafting a Green Strategic Plan” at Otterbein College in Ohio. He gave another presentation at the Australian Fulbright Scholar Seminar at the University of California, San Diego. Faulstich was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Wilderness Coalition.

Carmen Fought, associate professor of linguistics, presented a paper titled “I'd Better Schedule an MRI: The Linguistic Construction of ‘White’ Ethnicity” at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference in Philadelphia.

Judith V. Grabiner, Flora Sanborn Professor of Mathematics, presented a paper titled “It's All for the Best: Optimization in Eighteenth-Century Science” at the national annual joint meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society in San Diego.

Brian L. Keeley, associate professor of philosophy, was interviewed by Steve Karesh '97 in December on the topic of conspiracy for XM Radio 130 - POTUS '08. He also organized 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.

Jim Lehman, professor of economics, participated in the panel focusing on increasing FTA leverage particularly in South Korea and Southeast Asia for the Competitive Regionalism Conference held at USC.

David Leland, adjunct assistant professor of psychology, published an article titled “Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Benefit of Predictive Cueing on Response Inhibition in Stimulant Dependent Individuals” in the January 15 issue of Biological Psychiatry.

Lee Munroe, research professor of anthropology, published an article titled “Response to Ember and Ember's ‘Climate, Econiche, and Sexuality: Influences on Sonority in Language’” in the December issue of American Anthropologist.

Jackie Levering-Sullivan, founder and director of Pitzer's Writing Center, presented a workshop titled “Young Writers Writing” at the Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival at the University of Redlands. She will also be part of the faculty at a writers retreat sponsored by the Southern California Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Laura Skandera Trombley, president, published an article titled “Mark Twain's Annus Horribilis of 1908-1909” in the winter 2008 issue of American Literary Realism. She delivered an invited lecture, “Mark Twain's Annus Horribilis of 1908-1909,” at the Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, New York, on September 19, 2007.

Dana Ward, professor of Political Studies, published a chapter on Elisée Reclus and Piotr Kropotkin and the origins of anarchocommunism in the edited volume, New Perspectives on Anarchism (Lexington Books, 2008). He also gave a presentation on the Anarchy Archives online resource at the “Scholarly Collaboration and Small Colleges in the Digital Age” meeting held at Pomona College.

Phil Zuckerman, associate professor of sociology, gave a presentation titled “Secularity in Scandinavia” at the Religion in the Twenty-First Century conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Professor Bill Anthes Receives Graves Award

BILL ANTHES, assistant professor of art history, has received a Graves Award for 2007-08. The Graves Awards, administered at Pomona College, under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, honor “outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members.” The award allows younger faculty to undertake research to develop new courses.

Anthes proposes to develop a course that examines how local/indigenous artists become part of the global, contemporary art world through the examples of native North American and South African artists. With the support of the Graves Award, Anthes will travel in South Africa, studying the emerging contemporary art world in this newly democratic, multiracial nation.

“My experience at Pitzer has encouraged me to further develop a comparative and global focus in my teaching. Contemporary South African artists, since the dismantling of Apartheid, have stepped into the international art world,” Anthes said. “I am eager to bring this material more fully into my teaching of contemporary art history.”

Most recently, Anthes published an article titled “Learning from Foxwoods: Visualizing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation” in the Spring 2008 issue of American Indian Quarterly. He was also elected to the Native American Art Studies Association's Board of Directors for 2007-09.

This is the third Graves Award for Pitzer since 2003: Carina Johnson, assistant professor of history, received the award in 2003 and Andre Wakefield, assistant professor of history, in 2005.