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Pitzer College Welcomes New Faculty in the Humanities and Sciences  

Andrea Acosta has dark wavy hair with blond tips pulled up in a bun. Acosta wears gold dangling earrings and a black dress with colorful intricate patterns in gold, red, white, and blue.Five new tenure-track faculty have joined the Pitzer community of scholars with the start of the academic year. Their fields include anthropology, media studies, economics, English and world literature, and environmental analysis, and each brings expertise in research and scholarship that reflects their engagement with contemporary issues. In addition, several current professors also received promotions this fall.
November 3, 2023
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Professor Alicia Bonaparte Organizes a Conference About Black Midwifery at Pitzer

Claremont, Calif. (April 21, 2023)—From April 28 to 29, Pitzer College is hosting the Midwifery is Public Health (MIPH) conference, which will explore the historic and ongoing legacy of Black midwives. As one of the organizers, Pitzer Professor of Sociology Alicia Bonaparte is excited to share her passion for Black community health and birthing with the local community.
April 21, 2023
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The Power of Two: Enriching Student Academic Experiences With Co-Taught Classes

Jon Shields and Phil Zuckerman sit beside each other at a long wood table. They smile and look to their left at a student offscreen. Shields is bald and wears a long-sleeved dark blue and white plaid shirt. Zuckerman is bald and wears black glasses and a blue sweater. Copies of the book Irreversible Damage are in front of each of them.Claremont, Calif. (April 17, 2023)—In a co-taught Pitzer class, education is an experiment in collaboration. This year, several dynamic professor duos have reached across subjects, disciplines, and even the Claremont Colleges to enrich their students’ academic experience and hands-on engagement. See how faculty have explored interdisciplinary dialogue and student-driven curriculum in political science, modern languages, and sociology and government. “Interdisciplinary learning expands the mind’s intellectual horizons,” said Professor Phil Zuckerman. “It makes you a better thinker and citizen.” 
April 17, 2023
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The Faculty Next Door

Steffanie Guillermo and Jesica Kizer lean against the railing on Guillermo’s second-floor balcony. Steffanie Guillermo has long straight dark brown hair with auburn tips and wears hoop earrings, a floral shirt, and long black skirt. Jessica Kizer has shoulder-length curly black hair and wears a watch and a long black dress with white buttons.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.”
November 3, 2022
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Pitzer Professor José Z. Calderón’s New Book Explores Immigrant Rights, Repression, and Resistance

José Z. CalderónClaremont, 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...]
July 29, 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