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Aimee Bahng (GWS, Pomona) gave an invited lecture, “Toward a Transpacific Undercommons” for USC’s American Studies & Ethnicity Department, sponsored by the Queer Transpacific Studies research group, on March 22.

Michelle Decker (English, Scripps) received a Graves Award in the Humanities for a project on Indian South African poetics.

Lara Deeb (Anthropology, Scripps) was featured in a podcast, “Anthropology’s Politics.” 

Lily Geismer (History, CMC) co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times on June 8, 2018 —“Turning Affluent Suburbs Isn’t Worth the Cost.”

Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert (Biology, JSD, Scripps) was awarded a Fulbright to conduct genetics research in Poland.

Tessa Hicks (Community Engagement Center, Pitzer) has a new book, Student Development and Social Justice: Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement. 

Youna Kwak, (French, Pomona) co-organized with Laure Murat (UCLA) the seminar “Naming the Imaginary Space” at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting in spring. She presented a paper, “Our Bodies, Our Streets: Envisioning the New Life,” at the 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, “May ’68: Sous les pavés la plage,” at Brown University in April, examining alternative forms of vision and visibility suggested by images of recent anti-privatization protests in Paris and Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the U.S.

Jean Schroedel (Department of Politics & Government, CGU) was quoted in an article in the Los Angeles Times, “In Arizona, Native Americans try to boost turnout:  ‘Our ancestors couldn’t vote, but we can.’”  She is an advisor to the Native American Voting Rights Coalition and co-author of a January 2018 coalition report, “Voting Barriers Encountered by Native Americans in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and South Dakota.”

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology, Pitzer) has co-edited a new anthology, Political Sentiments and Social Movements:  The Person in Politics and Culture.


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