Faculty Zoom Office Hours

#PitzerNow Faculty Info Sessions!

Drop in to talk to a real live Pitzer College professor! Share your questions, concerns and excitement.

Our faculty are eager to share their thoughts and ideas with students and their families about the fall semester. Faculty from many fields are hosting hour-long sessions in which students and families with questions can Zoom in. You don’t have to be on time. Just like office hours, these are drop-in sessions meant to share plans about teaching and learning for next semester. So zoom on by!

Past Events

Wednesday, July 22

10 a.m. (PST)
Amanda Lagji and Brent Armendinger, English and World Literature
Fall Courses: World Lit in an Oceanic Context; Post-Apartheid Novels; Decolonial Futures; Poetic Forms & Innovations; FYS: Memory, Literature, and Culture

11 a.m. (PST)
Michelle Berenfeld, Classics/Archaeology
Fall Courses: Greek Art & Archaeology; Classical Mythology; Senior Seminar in Classics

2:30 p.m. (PST)
Sharon Snowiss, Political Studies
Fall Courses: Critical Global Studies, First-Year Seminar and CGS 38
Zoom Meeting ID 968 3740 8797

Thursday, July 23

9:30 a.m. (PST)
Dan Segal and Urmi Willoughby, History and Anthropology
Fall Courses: The World Since 1492 & The History of Anthropological Theory

10 a.m. (PST)
Patrick Ferree, Biology
Fall Courses: Developmental Biology
Topics including general questions about Biology

11 a.m. (PST)
Susan Phillips, Environmental Analysis
Fall Courses: EA Senior Seminar; Urban Environments

1 p.m. (PST)
Gina Lamb, Media Studies – Social Justice Theory & Praxis
Fall Courses: Media Arts for Social Justice & Media and Social Change

1 p.m. (PST)
Juanita Aristizabal, Fely Catan, Ethel Jorge, Paula Guitiérrez, Languages and Cultures
Fall Courses in Spanish, Portuguese and French

2:15 p.m. (PST)
Maya Federman, Economics
Economics Program for Fall

3 p.m. (PST)
Rachel VanSickle-Ward, Political Studies
Fall Courses: Women in Politics, Reproductive Rights

Nigel Boyle, IGLAS/Political Studies
Fall Courses: Fulbright Workshops; Inside Out courses (Prison Education Program); IGLAS Fellows (First-Year Seminars)

Friday, July 24

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. noon (PST)
Brian Keeley, Philosophy Science, Tech & Society Cognitive Science Neuroscience
Fall Courses: Knowledge, Mind & Existence; Minds & Machines
Ahmed Alwishah, Philosophy, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies & Late Antiquity and Medieval Studies
Fall Courses: Philosophy of Religion

11 a.m. (PST)
Andrea Scott and Stephanie Liu-Rojas, Writing
Writing Center (consultations & programming);
Fall Courses: WRIT100a: Writing Center Theory & Praxis; FYS15: Radical Care

11 a.m. (PST)
Carina Johnson and Harmony O’Rourke, History, Gender & Feminist Studies, and Religious Studies
Fall Courses: World Since 1492 (Hist/Anth 11); The Seminar in History (Hist 197)

12 p.m noon (PST)
Adrian Pantoja, Political Studies
Fall Courses: US Politics: Resistance and Transformation

1 p.m. (PST)
Azamat Junisbai, Sociology
Fall Courses: Asians in America; Quantitative Research Methods

2 p.m. (PST)
Bill Anthes, Michelle Berenfeld, Tim Berg and Tarrah Krajnak, Art
Fall Courses: In the Artist’s Studio (a virtual studio visit class), Ovidian Figures, Painting, Eco-photography and more

3 p.m. (PST)
Marcus Rodriguez, Psychology
Fall Courses: Internships in Psychology; Dialectical Behavior Therapy

4 p.m. (PST)
Ruti Talmor, Elizabeth Affuso and Ming-Yuen Ma, Media Studies
Various topics

4 p.m. (PST)
Carmen Fought, Linguistics
Fall Courses: Language and society, Racial Politics of Teaching

Wednesday, July 29

10 a.m – 11 a.m (PST)
Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Maria Soldatenko and Intercollegiate Chair Gilda Ochoa, CHLT/IDLCS
Fall Courses: CHLT 72 Central Americans in the US, First-Year Seminar and more

4:30-5:30 pm, PST
David Bachman, Pitzer Math Field Group and Chair of the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences
Information Session on Computer Science and Data Science at Pitzer
Topics include:
—Majoring in Computer Science
—Taking CS classes at the 5Cs as a non-major
—Pitzer’s newly formed Data Science field group
—Opportunities to pursue a minor in Data Science

Thursday, July 30

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. noon (PST)
Sumangala Bhattacharya, Laura Harris, Brent Armendinger and Amanda Lagji, English and World Literature (EWL)
EWL Limerick Hour | Rules Below
1. Our pandemic limericks are five lines long.
2. Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme along.
3. Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.
4. The limerick begins “There was once … “ something or other.
5. That’s how we know a limerick from a song.
Preferred limerick topic: Pandemic and Pitzer