Claremont, Calif. (April 4, 2022)—Daniel A. Segal, Pitzer’s Jean M. Pitzer professor of anthropology and professor of history, will deliver the keynote address during Cypress College’s two-day SWANA (South West Asian North African) Cultural Celebrations, April 6-7. Segal’s talk, “Lessons from Palestine for a Social Justice Future,” will draw on his experiences traveling across the West Bank in 2018, when he participated in a study tour. He will give the talk in-person at Cypress College’s Fine Arts lobby and outside area—as well as via Zoom—on April 7, when events are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Please visit Cypress College’s website for more information.
Segal teaches both anthropology and history at Pitzer, and his areas of expertise include the Caribbean, post-Columbian world history, and the social construction of race. He was awarded a 2017-18 Fulbright US Scholar research grant to examine the entry of the Brazilian state into the northern Amazon. In 2018, he received congressional recognition from US Congresswoman Judy Chu, who honored 10 US Department of State Fulbright Award recipients.
A former fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Segal was the inaugural director of Pitzer’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry. He earned his BA at Cornell University and his MA and PhD at the University of Chicago.
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