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.
Professor Barbara Junisbai Speaks about Events in Kazakhstan
January 21, 2022
Barbara Junisbai, Pitzer College associate professor of organizational studies, spoke about unrest in Kazakhstan during an online event hosted by the Central Asia Program at George Washington University on January 10, 2022.
The Neuroscience of Following Your Nose
January 4, 2022
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.
Professor Susan Phillips’ Book The City Beneath Wins Urban Communication Book Award
December 14, 2021
Susan A. Phillips, Pitzer College professor of environmental analysis and associate dean of faculty, has received the 2021 Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award for her book The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti, presented by the Urban Communication Foundation.
Professor Tarrah Krajnak’s Photobook Named a Top 10 Favorite of the Year by MoMA
November 30, 2021
Pitzer College Associate Professor of Art Tarrah Krajnak’s new book, El Jardin de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan,
has been selected for MOMA’s inaugural list celebrating its ten favorite photobooks of the year. This recognition is one of the latest in a series of honors—including the Hariban Award Grand Prize and the Lewis Baltz Research Fund award—that Krajnak has recently received for her work.
Professor Barbara Junisbai Elected to Board of Society Devoted to Studying Central Eurasia
October 19, 2021
Pitzer College Associate Professor of Organizational Studies Barbara Junisbai has been elected to the board of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS). CESS is the first global organization dedicated to studying Central Eurasia through interdisciplinary and international lenses.
Roots of Resistance
April 21, 2021
"Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras," by Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96, has just been released by University of Texas Press and is available online now.
Pitzer Professor Judith V. Grabiner Wins American Mathematical Society’s Whiteman Prize
March 5, 2021
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) added another chapter to the storied career of Pitzer Professor Judith V. Grabiner when it named her the winner of its 2021 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize. The Whiteman Prize, awarded every three years, recognizes “notable exposition and exceptional scholarship in the history of mathematics.”