Menna Bizuneh Chosen as First American Council on Education Fellow from Pitzer College
March 13, 2023
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The American Council on Education (ACE) has named Associate Professor of Economics Menna Bizuneh as an ACE Fellow for academic year 2023–24. Bizuneh joins 35 other Fellows who were selected after being nominated by the senior administration of their institutions and undergoing a rigorous application process. Click here for a full list of this year’s [Read More...]
The Faculty Next Door
November 3, 2022
Meet two professors who have (literally) made their home at Pitzer College. Assistant Professor of Psychology Steffanie Guillermo and Assistant Professor of Sociology Jessica Kizer live in residence halls as this year’s faculty-in-residence to build community and engage students in an immersive living/learning environment. “It’s important that students and faculty get to know one another in a space that isn’t a classroom. An event in a residential setting is a way to level the playing field.”
Pitzer Professor José Z. Calderón’s New Book Explores Immigrant Rights, Repression, and Resistance
July 29, 2022
Claremont, Calif. (July 29, 2022)—Organizing Lessons: Immigrant Attacks and Resistance!, a new book co-edited by Pitzer College Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies José Z. Calderón, is a collection of articles by immigrant rights activists, labor activists, and scholar-activists who are dedicated to immigrant and workers’ rights. The anthology, co-edited with Victor Narro of [Read More...]
Professor Alicia D. Bonaparte Speaks about Birth Justice at UCSF Reproductive Health Program
April 20, 2022
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.
Professor Daniel A. Segal to Deliver Cypress College SWANA Cultural Events Keynote Talk
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.
Professor Barbara Junisbai Speaks about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine at UN Association Chapter
March 18, 2022
Pitzer 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.
Keck Science and USGS Find Native Plants Recovering in the “Galapagos of California”
March 1, 2022
In an era of vanishing biodiversity, a team of scientists from the Keck Science Department and the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting signs of a comeback among native plants on one of the Channel Islands off the California coast.
Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda on “Evoke LA”
February 25, 2022
Pitzer 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.
Community Psychology Journal Publishes Article by Pitzer Visiting Professor Jenny Escobar
February 16, 2022
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.
Philosophy Professor Brian Keeley Hosts Conference on Conspiracy Theory at Pitzer
January 31, 2022
Pitzer College Professor of Philosophy Brian L. Keeley is hosting the 1st International Conference on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theory February 3-6, 2022.