Tuesday Noon

This hour-long, weekly series features thought-provoking presentations by Scripps College faculty and visiting scholars, and is open to the greater community. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the Malott Commons dining hall. Coffee and tea are provided. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45am.

Upcoming Events

Date(s) Event
February 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm @Noon: Poet Sally Wen Mao

Sally Wen Mao’s poetry collection Oculus is an eerie, yet powerful, exploration of technology. The 2017 Pushcart Prize winner deploys sharp wit and a speculative imagination to confront the spectacle of the internet, artificial intelligence, the past and the future, and the roles and representations that women of color endure in order to survive a […]

Past Noon Academy Presentations

Am I in a Echo Chamber?
November 13, 2018

Echo chambers are structures which manipulate the trust of their members. An echo chamber member is taught to systematically distrust outsiders. C. Thi Nguyen (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University) will discuss the dangers of echo chambers, how they form and operate, how to tell if you are in one. This event is […]

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Wesley Yang
October 16, 2018

Wesley Yang’s debut collection of essays explores the topics–from immigration and gun violence to internet dating–that preoccupy our communities and conversations. At the center of the National Magazine Award-winning The Souls of Yellow Folk is a reflection on the intersection of Asian values and the American dream. No tickets required. Please RSVP via Facebook.  

Tuesday Noon: Anouar Benmalek
October 2, 2018

Anouar Benmalek, an esteemed novelist, journalist, mathematician, and poet, returns to Scripps for a talk about his latest work. Benmalek holds dual Algerian and French citizenship and is a professor of mathematics at the University of Paris-Sud. A Nobel Prize in Literature nominee, he has won several of France’s prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Ragid for his […]

Tuesday Noon: Rachel Kushner
April 24, 2018

Dazzling. Gorgeous. Sharp and smart. The writing of Rachel Kushner, author of the acclaimed novels Telex from Cuba and The Flamethrowers, is all of these things and more. The National Book Award­–nominee (twice!) is back with The Mars Room, bringing readers inside a Central Valley prison alongside a two-consecutive-life-sentenced heroine named Romy Hall. This year’s Mary Routt Chair in Creative […]

Tuesday Noon: The Republic Unsettled
April 10, 2018

UC Santa-Cruz anthropology professor Mayanthi Fernando is interested in how Muslim French draw on both Islamic and secular-republican traditions as they create new modes of ethical and political engagement. The author of The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism alternates between an analysis of Muslim French politics, ethics, and social life and the contradictions of French […]

Tuesday Noon with Kim O’Neil and Christine Schutt
March 27, 2018

Stunning. Brilliant. Fiction writers Christine Schutt and Kim O’Neil are true masters of wielding language with crackling precision. Hailed by George Saunders as “a truly gifted writer,” Pulitzer Prize finalist and O. Henry Prize winner Schutt returns in Pure Hollywood to the short-story form that launched her acclaimed career. In 11 captivating tales, she brings us into private worlds of corrupt familial love, intimacy, […]

Tuesday Noon: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora
March 6, 2018

Former editor of New America Media and commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered Andrew Lam has made his name as a journalist and a short fiction writer. His experiences as a Vietnamese refugee reverberates through his work, and characters who fled Vietnam and made new lives in California populate his imagination. The PEN Open Book Award–winning author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on […]

Tuesday Noon: Inside the Immigrant Defenders Law Center
February 20, 2018

As a founding member and executive director at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, Lindsay Toczylowski has helped lead the push for awareness and protection of immigrant rights to a fair trial and due process. What challenges do immigration attorneys in today’s political climate face? How does the “good vs. bad” immigrant narrative affect access to legal […]

Tuesday Noon: The Trans Queer Liberation Movement
January 30, 2018

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender activist from México. A founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, she is best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through community building, organizing, and education. Now living in Los Angeles, Gutiérrez visits Scripps to discuss her ongoing efforts to end deportation, incarceration, and the […]

Tuesday Noon: Bamby Salcedo
November 14, 2017

As part of the Scripps Humanities Institute’s exploration of immigration issues in the United States, founder of the Los Angeles–based TransLatin@ Coalition, Bamby Salcedo, will lead a wide-ranging discussion on her organization’s work advocating on behalf of trans Latin@s who are immigrants. In 2015, OUT magazine recognized Salcedo as one of their OUT100 pioneers of the year. She […]