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8th Annual Pitzer Academic Festival

May 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Pitzer College 8th Annual Academic Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST) with a lunch break between 12-1 p.m.

There will be presentations over Zoom for students presenting their senior theses, research projects, and creative works.

There will also be student presentations with materials accessible on Sakai with Q&A forums posts for the students to respond to questions on their work. Sakai is a joinable site and more instructions will be sent closer to the event date.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Zoom Presentations Project Title 
Interdisciplinary Session 1 (9 – 10 a.m.) Zoom Link:
Faculty Moderator:  Dan Segal
Jacob, James, Jose Luis, Nayeli Group 1.  Prison Labor Exploitation
Yusef, Erika, Danielle, Daniel Group 2. Training/Qualifications of Correctional Staff
Alec, Kenny, Ron & Kayla Group 3. Covid in Prisons
Reggie, Kevin, Ralph, Macedonio Group 4. Child/Juvenile Care to Prison Pipeline
Michael, Freddy, Ben, Jeremy Group 5. Transitional Support for Formerly Incarcerated BAs
Leah, Jesus, Damian Group 6.  Political Rights of Currently/Formerly Incarcerated
Interdisciplinary Session 2 (10 – 11 a.m.) Zoom Link: https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/81680518422
Faculty Moderator: Marcus Rodriguez 
Stella Li Psychology
Elizabeth Kreppel Meta-Analysis of Peer Counseling on Mental Health of the Youth
Natalie Buehrer Social Reaction to Sexual Violence Disclosure: Exploring Invalidation as a Predictor of Survivor Outcomes
Julia Ho Ways of Coping, Self-Validation, and Mental Health
Kiera Havill Critical Consciousness-Raising: High School Teachers’ Collective Strategies to Engage

Students’ “Inspiragination”

Interdisciplinary Session 3 (11 a.m. – Noon) Zoom Link:
Faculty Moderator: Fely Catan
Julia Fradkin Envisioning Radical Futures: Considering Leftist Possibilities Through A Multigenerational Book Club
Graham Brady Environmental Analysis
Elena Olivieri International Political Economy
Sarah Musante Negotiating the Transnational Networks of Senegal’s Film Industry
Sandra Sublette Theory and Praxis of the Barbara Drake Memorial Library at the Robert Redford Conservancy, Claremont, California
Interdisciplinary Session 4 (1-2 p.m.) Zoom Link:
Faculty Moderator: Michael Ballagh
Ari Wood International and Intercultural Studies
Izzy DeTroy Experiences of Socioeconomic Class: Reflections from College Seniors
Julia Szabo Cancelling “Cancel Culture”: An Exploration of the Capitalist Justice System Popularized in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement
Beihua Guo Heavenly Rocks: An Artistic Response to the Fetishistic Love and Philosophical Appreciation of Exotic Rocks in Classical Chinese Gardens
Interdisciplinary Session 5 (2 -3 p.m.) Zoom Link:
Faculty moderator: Melinda Herrold-Menzies
Becca Zimmerman Neither “Post-War” Nor Post-Pregnancy Paranoia: How America’s War On Drugs Continues To Perpetuate Disparate Incarceration Outcomes For Pregnant, Substance-involved Offenders
Leah Kelly Reclaiming Indigeneity and Sovereignty: Anticolonial Resistance among Indigenous Peoples in the Northeast
Emma Barker Environmental Analysis
Madi Barre-Hemingway Pain Perception and Racial Bias in Health Care
Sakai Participants  
Emma Barker Spanish
Gabriel Rothschild, Noelle Tamura, Kip Lim, River Ure, Gabby Herzig House Hunters International: The First Triumvirate Edition
Morgan Keller Stereotyping in healthcare: Testing the effects of gender and mental health
Susanna Lapsley Anxiety, Stress, and Coping in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Comparing Experience across Pandemic Severity and Demographic Difference


May 7, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Tags:


Virtual Event
CA United States


Dean of Faculty


For more information contact
[email protected]