Faculty Accomplishments

Martha Barcenas -Mooradian – Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Professor Barcenas-Mooradian published “Science and Cultural Competence: Incorporating Hispanic Migrants’ Knowledge and Experience in the Spanish Curriculum,” in The Synergistic Classroom. Rutgers UP. (Forthcoming).

Added: January 25, 2019

Sarah Budischak – Biology

Professor Budischak published with C. Cressler Fueling defense: effects of resources on the ecology and evolution of tolerance to parasite infection in Frontiers in Immunology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.02453

Added: January 25, 2019

Tia Blassingame – Book Arts

Professor Blassingame’s work was featured in the following exhibitions with reviews in several news outlets: “Mourning/Warning: Tia Blassingame,” solo exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California; “California Natives: San Diego Book Arts,” group exhibition, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, California, November 11, 2018 to January 5, 2019; “Engaged Editions: Creative Advocacy in Print,” […]

Added: January 25, 2019

Suchi Branfman – Dance

Professor Branfman completed an eight-city national lecture tour “Dancing Through Prison Walls: Liberatory Embodied Storytelling,” in which she shared her experience and work created during two years of teaching and choreographing with incarcerated men inside the California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security state prison in Norco, CA.

Added: January 25, 2019

Lara Deeb – Anthropology

Professor Deeb gave a lecture on her new project, “Temporary Star-Crossings: Reflections on Sectarianism and Intermarriage in Lebanon,” at Yale University, and was an invited speaker for a Thematic Conversation on Sectarianism at the Middle East Studies Association annual conference, fall 2018.

Added: January 25, 2019

Natalia Di Pietrantonio – Art History

Professor Di Pietrantonio published two articles:  “Circuits of Exchange: Albums and the Art Market in 18th-Century Avadh,” Journal18: A Journal of Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture: (October 2018); “Pornography and Indian Miniature Painting: The Case of Avadh, India,” Porn Studies: Special South Asia Studies Issue 5, no. 4 (November 2018).  

Added: January 25, 2019

Marino Forlino – Italian

Professor Forlino presented three conference talks: “From a ménage à trois to a blasphemous literary trinity: Decameron VII.6 as a cultural crossroads between Eastern and Western wor(l)ds,” at the 2018 South Central Modern Language Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October, 2018; “From Butterfly to Caterpillar: The Reverse Metamorphosis of the Decameron in Basile’s Pentamerone,” at […]

Added: January 25, 2019

Sarah Gilman – Biology

Professor Gilman gave a conference presentation entitled “A Comparision of Thermal Performance Among Latitudinally Separated Populations of the Intertidal Barnacle Balanus Glandula,” Sarah Gilman, Gordon Ober, Rhianon Rognstad, Maddy Bunnenberg-Ross, Juanita Man; Scripps College; Claremont McKenna College; Pitzer College, at the 2018 APS Comparative Physiology Conference, New Orleans, LA, October, 2018.

Added: January 25, 2019

Ken Gonzales-Day — Art

Professor Gonzales-Day presented the following talks and lectures: ·       “UnSeen: Past, Present and Future,” a program of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, through January 2019. http://kengonzalesday.com/unseen-past-present-and-future/ ·        “Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Convening,” DAMLI Convening panel on “What does it really take to diversify art museum leadership?” at the Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, November 2018. […]

Added: January 25, 2019

Charles Kamm – Music

Professor Kamm planned and led a reunion of choir members from the Joint Music Program choirs. On Sept. 29, 2018, nearly 60 alums from the classes of 1970-2016 gathered in Garrison Theater for a day of rehearsing, reminiscing, and socializing. They were joined in the afternoon by 60 singers from the current choirs.  Past conductors […]

Added: January 25, 2019

Kasper Kovitz – Art

Professor Kovitz’s work was featured in the solo exhibition “Educational Devices,” at the Denk Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 17 – Dec 22, 2018.

Added: January 25, 2019

Nancy Macko – Art

Professor Macko presented a lecture on her work “The Fragile Bee I” in conjunction with her exhibition at the Pentacrest Museum at the University of Iowa, September through December, 2018. The exhibition was reviewed in The Iowa Source, by Megan Robinson. https://www.iowasource.com/2018/09/10/the-fragile-bee/ Professor Macko’s exhibition, “The Fragile Bee II,” opened in the Reynolds Gallery at […]

Added: January 25, 2019

Sumita Pahwa – Politics

Professor Pahwa presented a paper titled “Constituting and Contesting Public Religion in India and Egypt,” as part of a set of two linked panels titled “Religion Disaggregated,” on comparative perspectives on religion in the political process, at the American Political Science Association meeting, Boston, MA, September, 2018.

Added: January 25, 2019

Katie Purvis Roberts – Chemistry and Environmental Science

Professor Purvis Roberts presented the invited talk “Solar Photovoltaics in the United States and California,” at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on the Economic and Life Cycle Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the APEC Region Towards a Low-Carbon Society (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), October, 2018.

Added: January 25, 2019

Babak Sanii – Chemistry

Professor Sanii’s research group had a manuscript accepted to the Journal of Visual Explanations, titled “Drawing and hydrophobicity-patterning long polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) silicone filaments.”  The authors are Claremont students Katherine Snell, Isabelle Lopez (SCR), Brandon Louie, and Roxanna Kiessling.

Added: January 25, 2019

Maryan Soliman – Africana Studies

Professor Soliman and her student researcher co-presented a paper on the origins of Black Studies at the Claremont Colleges at the annual symposium of Purdue’s African American Studies & Research Center, November 2018.

Added: January 25, 2019

Cheryl Walker – English

Professor Walker presented an invited lecture about her latest book, Black Freud: African American Modernism and the New Psychology for the University of Southern California American Studies/ Ethnic Studies Departments, October 2018.

Added: January 25, 2019

Rivka Weinberg – Philosophy

Professor Weinberg was a Distinguished Woman Visitor to Carleton College, MN where she gave a public lecture “The Endless Umbilical Cord: Parental Obligation to Grown Children” at the Carleton College library,” visited two classes that were reading her work, and presented her paper, “Risk, Responsibility, and Procreative Asymmetries,” to the joint Philosophy Colloquium of St. […]

Added: January 25, 2019

Gayle Blankenburg – Music

Professor Blankenburg’s performance can be heard in both piano solo and chamber music, on a newly released CD of the music of Richard Cameron-Wolfe, on the Furious Artisans label distributed by Naxos Recordings, released June 1, 2018. She performs on 8 of the 11 CD tracks. The recordings took place in New York City over […]

Added: October 4, 2018

Tia Blassingame – Book Arts

Professor Blassingame’s work is included in the following exhibits and publications: Text & Textile exhibit, Robert B. Haas Arts Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, April 9-August 6, 2018; “Rewriting the Master Narrative” exhibit, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, August 4, 2018 to September 1, 2018; Essential Knowledge: The Book: definitions, June 23, […]

Added: October 4, 2018