The Faculty Executive Committee is accepting proposals from faculty interested in serving as a faculty lead for the annual Glass Humanities Lecture for 2022-2023. Any full-time Pitzer faculty member can apply, although preference generally will be given to faculty members on continuing or tenure-track/tenured appointments. The faculty lead is responsible for securing a speaker and coordinating the logistics for this distinguished lecture, which typically takes place in the spring semester. The faculty lead must also work with the donors and Steve and Sandy Glass. If interested please submit the information noted below no later than 5 pm on Friday, September 26, 2022. Please use this link to upload your submission.
- Your name and field group
- Speaker nomination for consideration (may nominate up to 3 speakers). Each nomination should include the following:
- full name of nominated speaker
- brief bio of nominated speaker (< 400 words) and sample of publications, presentations, or public work,
- rationale for the nominated speaker (< 400 words), including explanation of
- potential benefits to the broad College community of hosting this speaker, and
- potential professional benefits for the faculty lead in hosting this speaker (< 400
The Stephen and Sandra Glass Humanities Lecture
The Stephen and Sandra Glass Humanities Lecture Series was established in 2004 through the generosity of Alumna Nancy Bushnell ’69 and her husband, the late David Bushnell, who passed away in 2005. Ms. Bushnell graduated from Pitzer College in 1969 with a humanities degree, and she served as a Pitzer College trustee from 1987 to 2007.
Emeritus Professor Stephen Glass is a founding faculty member of Pitzer College and former John A. McCarthy Professor of Classics. He and his wife, Dr. Sandra Glass, were vital partners in the creation of Pitzer’s campus and in the mentoring of Pitzer students. Known for their stimulating conversation and as being great thinkers in the humanities, this named lecture series permanently links the immeasurable contributions of Steve and Sandy Glass to the history of Pitzer College.
The Glass Humanities Lecture Endowed Fund underwrites the cost to bring leading scholars in the humanities to Pitzer College. These visiting lecturers add vibrant texture to the fabric of campus life through their intellectual and social interactions with our students, faculty, the Claremont Colleges community, and the surrounding communities.
An annual endowment payout supports this lecture. Although not yet finalized, it is expected that next year’s payout will be approximately $6,000.
March 2005 T.C. Boyle, English professor, author
April 2008 Njabulo Ndebele, literary scholar and South African thought-leader
March 2010 Philip J. Deloria, historian on the American Indian experience
October 2010 David Goldblatt, sports writer and global soccer (football) aficionado
February 2011 Marcus Coates, London-based live performance and film artist
March 2013 Angus Johnston, community college professor, student activism expert
April 2014 Susan Griffin, poet, essayist, playwright, and screenwriter
February 2016 Elaine Scarry, aesthetics professor, author, literary critic
February 2017 Ariella Azoulay, documentary filmmaker, curator, professor, author
April 2018 Jeffrey Stewart, Black studies professor, author
April 2019 Moussa Sene Absa, filmmaker, editor, producer, songwriter, painter
March 2020 (postponed to April 2021)
April 2021 Ishion Hutchinson, English professor, poet
April 2022, Carolina Caycedo, multidisciplinary artist