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Pitzer Professor Brian Keeley Talks about “Conspiracy Theory Theory” at Conference in Turkey

Professor of Philosophy Brian KeeleyClaremont, Calif. (April 5, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor of Philosophy Brian Keeley will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 11-12, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is “Culture and Politics of Conspiracy Theories in Global Conflicts.” Keeley’s talk, [Read More...]
April 5, 2017
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New Book by Pitzer Professor Emeritus Ntongela Masilela Examines Exile and the African Diaspora

Claremont, Calif. (April 3, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Emeritus Ntongela Masilela’s most recent book, A South African Looks at the African Diaspora: Essays and Interviews, reflects on the meaning of, and relationship between, the concepts of home and exile. As an international scholar and a South African exile, Masilela draws from both his own experiences and the [Read More...]
April 3, 2017
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Professor Harmony O’Rourke’s New Book Explores Diaspora, Gender and Identity in Cameroon

Claremont, Calif. (February 17, 2017)—Professor Harmony O’Rourke’s new book, Hadija’s Story: Diaspora, Gender, and Belonging in the Cameroon Grassfields, is the tale of one woman’s search for freedom and an exploration of the complex issues surrounding marriage, slavery and identity for Muslim Hausa migrants in Cameroon. O’Rourke is an associate professor of history at Pitzer [Read More...]
February 17, 2017
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Two Pitzer Professors, Two Countries, One Treasure Trove of Data

Claremont, Calif. (February 15, 2017)—Pitzer Professors Barbara and Azamat Junisbai’s research paper, “Two Countries, Five Years: Islam in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan through the Lens of Public Opinion Surveys,” has just been published in Central Asian Affairs, a peer-reviewed journal that features innovative social science research on contemporary developments in Central Asia. The husband-and-wife research team, [Read More...]
February 15, 2017
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Professor Rudi Volti’s Book Society and Technological Change, Version 8.0

Society and Technological Change - Rudi VoltiClaremont, Calif. (February 9, 2017)—The first edition of Pitzer College Professor Emeritus Rudi Volti’s book, Society and Technological Change, was published in 1988, a time when—in the author’s words— “tweets were something birds did, and Mark Zuckerberg had not yet entered kindergarten.” Nearly 30 years later, Worth Publishers has issued the eighth edition of Volti’s [Read More...]
February 9, 2017
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Drone Research Documents Reforestation at Pitzer’s Firestone Center in Costa Rica

Claremont, Calif. (February 8, 2017)—Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Donald McFarlane has released data from a collaborative research project that used aerial drones to measure rates of reforestation at Pitzer College’s Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology in Costa Rica. The data, published in the article “UAV data for multi-temporal Landsat analysis of historic reforestation: a [Read More...]
February 8, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Phil Zuckerman Publishes Definitive Work on Secularism

Book Cover, Oxford Handbook of SecularismClaremont, Calif. (January 17, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman’s new book, The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, is being touted as the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume ever written about secularism. The 792-page Oxford University Press anthology, which Zuckerman co-edited with John R. Shook, gives a 360-degree global view of secularism. “We have philosophers, anthropologists, political [Read More...]
January 17, 2017
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Pitzer College Media Studies Professor Ming-Yuen S. Ma Awarded 2016 Arts Writers Grant

Claremont, Calif. (December 16, 2016)—Pitzer College Professor of Media Studies Ming-Yuen S. Ma has been awarded a 2016 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, which recognizes writers who address issues in contemporary visual art. The grant will support the research and development of Ma’s forthcoming book, There is No Soundtrack: Theorizing Aural Cultures [Read More...]
December 16, 2016
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Professor Alicia Bonaparte Explores the Biopolitics of Black Female Reproduction at Conference in South Africa

Alicia BonaparteClaremont, Calif. (December 6, 2016)—Pitzer College Associate Professor of Sociology Alicia Bonaparte and artist Andrea Chung presented their interdisciplinary project “Push and Pull: The Biopolitics of Black Female Reproduction” at the BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 17-19. The conference was hosted by governmental, academic and [Read More...]
December 6, 2016