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
November 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesday Noon: Bamby Salcedo
Bamby Salcedo

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 […]

October 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesday Noon: Sasha Polakow-Suransky: Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy
Sasha Polakow-Suransky

In Go Back to Where You Came From, Sasha Polakow-Suransky explains how a recent surge in nativism, populism, and xenophobia, came to be and why the new right has grown so strong in countries that have historically been defenders of human rights and models of tolerance. This climate has already helped propel Donald Trump to […]

Past Noon Academy Presentations

Tuesday Noon: Hussam Ayloush: American Islamic Relations
October 10, 2017

The xenophobic rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election has only intensified since Donald Trump took office, and campaign promises have manifested into tangible policies and executive orders that have stalled immigration applications, torn families apart, grounded travelers, and instilled fear in entire immigrant communities throughout the nation. As minorities, Muslims have not been the only […]

Tuesday Noon: Gilda Ochoa: Where the Past Meets the Present: Latina/o Migration, Roots, and Resistance in L.A. County
October 3, 2017

Gilda Ochoa, Pomona professor of sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o studies at Pomona College and author of Becoming Neighbors in a Mexican American Community, will talk about immigration and community organizing in the context of the LA County community of La Puente. This case-study approach would allow for an increased awareness of the history of inequality in […]

Tuesday Noon: Cuz: A Reading and Conversation with Danielle Allen
September 26, 2017

“A searing memoir and sharp social critique.” —Kirkus Reviews Political theorist and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Danielle Allen’s work usually occupies a scholarly realm. This autumn, it takes a decidedly more personal turn with Cuz, a memoir that reflects on the American criminal justice system. With an investigative journalist’s tack, […]

Nasty Women: A Tuesday Noon Conversation with Carina Chocano
September 19, 2017

“Whip-smart.” —Entertainment Weekly In the spirit of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Carina Chocano’s You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages examines the dramatic and often damaging ways that pop culture influences female identity. Cultural touchstones—from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen—serve as […]

Tuesday Noon: The Grip of It with Jac Jemc
September 12, 2017

“Shivery and smart. A book that brings the legacy of Henry James into the modern world with great effect.” —Kirkus Reviews Novelist Jac Jemc’s smart and uneasy page-turner is a ghost story set in the wilds of suburban America; at the book’s center is a couple whose domestic adventures take a decidedly hallucinatory and harrowing […]

Tuesday Noon: Significance in Conservation Decision-Making with Ellen Pearlstein
April 4, 2017

Object conservators make decisions about what to prioritize in a treatment or housing, all of which influence the presentation and interpretation of heritage items. In a class designed to teach the non-neutrality of decision making, conservation students performed significance assessments on family heirlooms and used these to inform treatment and display housing. Ellen Pearlstein will include an […]

Tuesday Noon: ‘Our Mutual L.A. Suburban Pasts’: Race and Cosmopolitanism in Greater Los Angeles
March 28, 2017

Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley is the largest majority-Asian American and Latinx region in the United States. Scripps professor of American studies Wendy Cheng addresses the development of a distinct multiracial identity grounded in working- and middle-class, suburban spaces and how the formative histories and lived experiences of residents of multiracial suburbs enrich our understanding of racial formation. Presented […]

Tuesday Noon with Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg
March 21, 2017

“[The Idiot] is self-aware, cerebral, and delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) “Hilarious, courageous, and mesmerizing from page one, All Grown Up…is that rare book I’m dying to give all my friends so we can discuss it deep into the night.” —Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette? The year is 1995, and Selin, the daughter […]

Tuesday Noon with Jade Chang
February 28, 2017

“Bright and funny…when the Wangs take the world, we all benefit.” —USA Today The Wangs vs. the World is a riches to rags story for our time. At its center are the fierce and funny Wangs—a Chinese American family who are down on their luck like never before. Their solution? A road trip in the […]

9/11 to 11/8: Tales and Thoughts from Fifteen Years of Advocacy on Immigrants’ Rights and National Security
February 21, 2017

Ahilan T. Arulanantham was riding the train to the ACLU offices in downtown Manhattan, where he worked as a first year lawyer representing detained immigrants – when planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He spent the next year representing Muslim immigrants caught up in the immediate post-9/11 crackdown, and the […]