Expert Directory

Pitzer College faculty experts are ready to assist the members of the media on a variety of topics. If you do not find the topic you’re looking for, contact Anna Chang at 909.607.0491 or anna_chang@pitzer.edu

Gender Studies:

Claudia Strauss

Carmen Fought, PhD

Expertise:
Bilingualism; Bilingual education; Chicano language; Dialects; Ebonics; English in Los Angeles; ESL; Intercultural communication; Latino language; Language change; Language and ethnicity; Language and gender; Language policy; Language prejudice; Learning language; Linguistics; Official language; Phonology; Slang; Sociolinguistics; Spanish in Los Angeles; Language classes; Valley girls.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies, PhD

Expertise:
California cultures and ecosystems; Conflicts over natural resources; Eco-tourism; Gender and the environment; Global warming; Nature reserves in China and Russia; Natural history; Sustainability.

Alexandra Juhasz, PhD

Expertise:
Activism filmmaking; Documentary filmmaking; Feminist film theory; Independent filmmaking; Queer media; Women in film; YouTube; Social Media; Media Studies

Ming-Yuen S. Ma, MFA

Ming-Yuen S. Ma, MFA

Expertise:
Contemporary performance; Diversity; Gender and sexuality; HIV/AIDS activism; History of activism; Homosexuality; Live art performance; Sound technology.

Peter Nardi, PhD

Expertise:
"Friendships; Gay/homosexuality policy issues; Gay/homosexuality studies; Male friendships.

Sharon Snowiss, PhD

Expertise:
Alternative medicine; Comparative political theory; Contemporary feminist theory; French feminist theory; Integrative medicine; Political philosophy; Traditional Chinese medicine; Qi Gong.

Maria Soldatenko, PhD

Expertise:
Gender; Feminist Theory; Labor conditions for garment workers; Labor conditions for domestic workers; Race and class systems; Sweat shop conditions; Transnational women activism; Women and economic development.

Claudia Strauss

Claudia Strauss, PhD

Expertise:
Cognitive Anthropology; Psychological Anthroplogy; Language, Culture and Society; Race/Class/Gender Variation is in the U.S.; Social Theory and Culture Theory; Anthropology of Policy; American political culture; Public opinion about healthcare and other social welfare issues; Public opinion about immigration

KaMala Thomas, PhD

Expertise:
Influence of Chronic Stress and Psychological Resilience on Depression and Biological Correlates of Stress and Disease; Management of Chronic Illness in Patients and their Families; Influence of Culture; Ethnicity; and Socioeconomic Status on Health

Kathy Yep, PhD

Expertise:
Sociology; Asian American Studies; Immigration; Asian communities; sports; Asians in sports; culture wars and racial tension; generational difference in culture practices; Asian history; community changes; ethnic studies; social movement; gender studies; non-violent social change