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Pitzer Professor Alicia D. Bonaparte Named President-Elect of the Pacific Sociological Association

Pitzer College Associate Professor of Sociology Alicia D. Bonaparte has been named the president-elect of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA). “I am truly excited to start working on my presidential theme for 2023–24, which will center Blackness and the intellectual thought that investigates it in various ways,” Bonaparte said. “I have always enjoyed being a part of an organization comprised of scholars at the undergrad, graduate, and professional levels, who are invested in inquiry, mentorship, social justice, and activism.”
May 5, 2022
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Professor Alicia D. Bonaparte Speaks about Birth Justice at UCSF Reproductive Health Program

Pitzer College Associate Professor of Sociology Alicia D. Bonaparte will deliver a virtual talk, “Black Birth ≠ Black Maternal Mortality: Using Birth Justice to Resist Pathology Narratives about Black Birthing Experiences,” for the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) on Thursday, April 21. Based at the University of California, San Francisco, ANSIRH is a research program that informs the most pressing debates on reproductive health, rights, and access.
April 20, 2022
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Professor Barbara Junisbai Speaks about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine at UN Association Chapter

Barbara Junisbai, Associate Professor of Organizational StudiesPitzer College Associate Professor of Organizational Studies Barbara Junisbai will deliver a virtual talk, “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Situating the Events of Today within a Historical, Social, and Political Context,” on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The talk is part of the United Nations Association (UNA) Pomona Valley chapter’s Global Issues Programs. Co-hosted by UNA of the Claremont Colleges, the talk is free and open to the public. Visit the UNA of Pomona Valley website for more information.
March 18, 2022
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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda on “Evoke LA”

Professor Suyapa Portillo VilledaPitzer College Associate Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was a featured panelist in the inaugural event of “Evoke LA: The Heart and Soul of LA, reimagined,” a new series curated by scholar MacArthur Fellow and USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun. Evoke LA is a collaboration between ALOUD, KPCC/LAist, and the Los Angeles Public Library.
February 25, 2022
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Community Psychology Journal Publishes Article by Pitzer Visiting Professor Jenny Escobar

In a new article in the American Journal of Community Psychology, Pitzer College Visiting Professor of Psychology Jenny Escobar explores how memory—and a shared spiritual connection with lost loved ones—can help survivors of state violence heal and seek justice. The article, “The role of memory practices in building spiritual solidarity for survivors of state violence,” first appeared online in the journal in December 2021.
February 16, 2022
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The Neuroscience of Following Your Nose

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gautam Agarwal's new article in the journal Nature sheds light on an under-explored region of the brain and its role in odor-guided navigation, which animals use to locate valuable resources, such as food.
January 4, 2022