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

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
October 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesday Noon: Hussam Ayloush: American Islamic Relations
October 3 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesday Noon: Gilda Ochoa: Where the Past Meets the Present: Latina/o Migration, Roots, and Resistance in L.A. County

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 […]

September 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesday Noon: Cuz: A Reading and Conversation with Danielle Allen

“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, […]

September 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesday Noon: You Play the Girl: A Reading and Conversation with Carina Chocano

“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 […]

September 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Tuesday Noon: The Grip of It with Jac Jemc

“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 […]

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm test


Past Noon Academy Presentations

August 23, 2017


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 […]

Tuesday Noon: “The Politics of Exclusion: Narrating Post-Earthquake Haiti”
February 14, 2017

In this reading from her novel-in-progress, “Douze,” Myriam J. A. Chancy – author, Guggenheim Fellow, and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College – attempts to narrate a variety of points of view on the lived experience of the January 12, 2010 earthquake which devastated central parts of Haiti.  In this presentation, via text and photography, […]

Tuesday Noon: “Revitalize Not Militarize: The Struggle for Human Rights in the Southern Border”
January 31, 2017

The southern border region is home to some 15 million people living in border communities in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is also one of the most militarized border regions in the hemisphere. In this talk, Christian Ramírez, Director of Human Rights for Alliance San Diego and Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, discusses […]

Tuesday Noon with Sarah Manguso
January 24, 2017

“In her almost psychedelic musings on time and what it means to preserve one’s own life…She has written the memoir we didn’t realize we needed.” —The New Yorker As some contemporary storytelling grows increasingly full or overfull of what we have come to call “content,” Sarah Manguso is crafting works that are at once smaller, […]

Reproductive Rights and Barriers to Safer Conception for People Living with HIV in South Africa
November 15, 2016

Despite the call to integrate HIV and reproductive health services clinics in many settings around the world still fall far short of meeting the reproductive rights and needs of people living with HIV. In this talk Deborah Mindry, from UCLA’s Center for Culture and Health and visiting scholar at the Claremont Colleges Intercollegiate Feminist Center, […]