Press Releases

Professor Claudia Strauss’s New Book Takes an Anthropological Approach to Politics

Caludia Strauss Political Sentiments book coverClaremont, Calif. (May 24, 2018)–Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Claudia Strauss’s new book, Political Sentiments and Social Movements: The Person in Politics and Culture, explores how ordinary people construct political meanings, form political identities and engage—or don’t—in politics. Strauss co-edited and contributed a chapter to the anthology, which is published by Palgrave MacMillan. Political Sentiments [Read More...]
May 24, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Carina Johnson Wins Two Prestigious Fellowships

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (May 15, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor of History Carina Johnson has been awarded two major fellowships: the Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin for fall 2018, and a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Historical Studies, in Princeton, NJ, for spring 2019. Both awards will support her project Homefront [Read More...]
May 15, 2018
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Pitzer College Students and Recent Grads Garner Prestigious Honors

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (May 11, 2018)—During the 2017-18 academic year, more than 40 Pitzer College students and recent graduates have won fellowships, scholarships and other academic honors. With these awards, they will research antibiotic-resistant infections, study fossil outcrops, learn Arabic in the Middle East, sow a peace garden in the Central Valley and teach in communities [Read More...]
May 11, 2018
Spotlights

Exceptional Ambassadors: Pitzer’s Royal Thai Scholars

Royal Thai Scholars  When Kanyarat “Kate” Jitmana ’18, Supasiri “Mos” Rittiron ’18 and Chanchanok “Saw” Sudta ’18 join the procession to Commencement Plaza on Saturday, the three young women will be celebrating a journey that began more than 8,000 miles away in Thailand. All three Pitzer seniors came to the College on Royal Thai Scholarships, highly competitive [Read More...]
May 9, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Azamat Junisbai Wins Fulbright US Scholar Program Award to Kazakhstan

Azamat JunisbaiClaremont, Calif. (May 2, 2018)—Pitzer College Associate Professor of Sociology Azamat K. Junisbai has been selected as a 2018-19 Fulbright US Scholar. An authority on Central Asia, Junisbai will return to Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he was an undergraduate sociology student in the mid-1990s. He will teach two graduate-level sociology [Read More...]
May 2, 2018
Spotlights

W. M. Keck Science Professor Tang awarded National Institute of Health grant to expand student research

Professor Irene TangProfessor Zhaohua Irene Tang has been awarded a $412,415 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study cancer and other disease prevention and expand undergraduate research opportunities at W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges. The NIH grant comes through the Academic Research Enhancement Award program, which is offered to institutions [Read More...]
April 30, 2018