Faculty Accomplishments

Gabriela Bacsán – Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Professor Bacsán received a 2019 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, allows exceptional junior faculty to pursue scholarly research and writing during the Fellowship period.  

Added: August 9, 2019

Thierry Boucquey – French

Professor Thierry Boucquey published the article “Folie raisonnable et raison affolée: Rhétoriqueurs, farces et représentations graphiques dans les Flandres de Bruegel” for the current Musée de Flandre (Lille, France) exhibition catalogue. The exhibition entitled “Fêtes et kermesses au temps des Bruegel” runs from March 16 until July 14, 2019.

Added: August 9, 2019

Suchi Branfman – Dance

Professor Suchi Branfman presented the talk “Dancing Through Prison Walls: A Conversation With Suchi Branfman and d. Sabela grimes,” in which she shared her work with incarcerated men inside the California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security prison in Norco, California, at the ART + PRACTICE Exhibition Space, Los Angeles, CA, December 2018. http://www.ladancechronicle.com/artpractice-presents-dancing-through-prison-walls-with-suchi-branfman-and-d-sabela-grimes/  

Added: August 9, 2019

Ronnie Brosterman – Dance

Professor Brosterman collaborated with choreographer Liz Lerman to present “Wicked Bodies – A Work-in-Progress,” a culmination of a year-long partnership between Lerman and Scripps students and faculty. The performance in Balch Auditorium included six students from the Scripps Dance Department, February 2019. https://www.ladancechronicle.com/liz-lermans-work-in-progress-wicked-bodies-at-scripps-college/

Added: August 9, 2019

Myriam J. A. Chancy – Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities

Professor Chancy published the following: A solicited essay “Phantom Limbs: Kinship, Racial Performance, and Liberation in Octavia Butler’s Kindred.” Literaturas de Língua Inglesa: leituras interdisciplinares. Vol. 3 Spring 2019, Río, Brazil; Englenes Ensomhed. (Translation of Loneliness of Angels: A Novel) Tr. Iben H. Philipsen. Copenhagen, Denmark: Rebel With a Cause Press, March 2019.   Professor Chancy […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Bruce Coats – Art History

Professor Coats presented the lecture “Asian Treasures in the Scripps College Collections” which focuses on the upcoming fall 2019 Williamson Gallery exhibition, for the Asian Arts Council, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, January 2019.   His book review of Zen and Material Culture published by Oxford University Press, was published in The […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Natalia Di Pietrantonio – Art History

Professor Di Pietrantonio gave an invited talk to the Bard Graduate Center titled “Sex in Islamic Art: The Case of Wajid ‘Ali Shah,’” New York, NY, April 2019. She co-authored with Scripps student Josephine Ren ’19, “Padshahnama Denison Ivory,” which analyzes an ivory miniature from India in the collection of Scripps’ Denison Library and which […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Findley Finseth – Biology

Professor Finseth published two papers:   Muenzen KM*, Monroy J, Finseth FR.  2019.  Evolution of the highly repetitive PEVK region of titin across mammals.  G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 9:1103-1115. *Scripps undergraduate TC Nelson, PJ Monnahan, MK McIntosh, K Anderson, E MacArthur‐Waltz, FR Finseth, JK Kelly, L Fishman. 2019.  Extreme copy number variation at a tRNA ligase gene affecting phenology and fitness in […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Marino Forlino – Italian

Professor Forlino presented an invited lecture (teleconference) “Sorrentino meets Magritte: ceci n’est pas La Grande Bellezza ” for the Department of Modern Languages at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, April 2019.   He gave a conference presentation “Decameron VII.6: A Meta-Textual Reading of love triangles in Eastern and Western wor(l)ds” at the Renaissance Society of […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Mark Golub – Politics

Professor Golub’s essay “Racial Capitalism and the Rule of Law” was featured by the Social Science Research Council for their Items series, “Race and Capitalism.”   His book, Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional? (Oxford University Press, 2018) will be the subject of an “Author Meets Critics” panel at the Western Political Science Association’s annual conference, April […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Hao Huang – Music

Professor Huang received an invitation from the Global Forum on Migration and Development to participate as an academic representative in the 11th Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit Meeting in Morocco, in recognition of his International Conference on Refugee Studies and Human Rights (ICRSHR) award, December 2018.   He received an Asia EnviroLab Faculty […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Nancy Macko – Art

Professor Macko’s exhibition “The Fragile Bee” traveled nationally as two exhibitions January through April 2019. “Fragile Bee 1” was exhibited at Ferris State University Art Gallery in Big Rapids, MI, and “Fragile Bee 2” was exhibited at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, TX. She presented an invited lecture about her work in Irving TX, […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Mary MacNaughton – Art History

Professor MacNaughton’s article “Aegean Odes by Mary Schina,” will appear in the forthcoming issue of Art in Print. The article discusses Schina’s woodcut prints, which were inspired by discovered treasures excavated from an ancient Greek shipwreck off the coast of the Aegean island of Antikythera.  

Added: August 9, 2019

Susan Rankaitis – Art

Professor Rankaitis’ work was included in the following professional group exhibitions and one “collaboration”:   “A Brilliant Spectrum,” Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Preston Morton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, January-May 2019; “PHOTOLA, “Making it Up: Photographs from the Michael and Jane Wilson Trust Collection,” Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA, January-February 2019.   She was recently […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Katie Purvis Roberts – Chemistry and Environmental Science

Professor Purvis Roberts published a peer-reviewed paper in collaboration with Professors Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert and Irene Tang and student co-authors): “Comparative Genomic Analysis in Two Yeasts Reveals Conserved Pathways in the Response Network to Phenol Stress,”  Alhoch, B., Chan, E., Chen, A., Elkabti, A., Farina, S., Gilbet, C., Kang, J., King, B., Leung, K., Levy, K., […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Babak Sanii – Chemistry

Professor Sanii published an article in the Journal of Visualized Experiments with four students, including Scripps second-year student Isabelle Lopez: Drawing and Hydrophobicity-patterning Long Polydimethylsiloxane Silicone Filaments Katherine Snell1, Isabelle Lopez2, Brandon Louie1, Roxanna Kiessling1, Babak Sanii1,2,3   The article features an open-access video of students performing the technique here: https://www.jove.com/video/58826/drawing-hydrophobicity-patterning-long-polydimethylsiloxane-silicone  

Added: August 9, 2019

Maryan Soliman – Africana Studies

Professor Soliman received The Claremont Colleges Diversity Mentoring Award from the 7C Diversity Working Group, April 2019.  

Added: August 9, 2019

Corey Tazzara – History

Professor Corey Tazzara received a 2019-20 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. This highly competitive fellowship will support Professor Tazzara’s research in renaissance and early modern studies.  The winners of the Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships will be presented on the evening of April 9, 2019, during the Arthur and […]

Added: August 9, 2019

Stacy Wood – Psychology

Professor Wood received a grant from the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation’s Center for Law and Aging, for her project “Susceptibility to Mass Marketing Fraud among the Elderly.” The grant will fund Professor Wood’s research to study the role of emotional appeals in mass marketing scams which target the elderly.

Added: August 9, 2019

Rivka Weinberg – Philosophy

Rivka Weinberg gave a lecture titled “The Pointlessness of Life” at the Brooklyn Public Library. Professor Weinberg’s discussion helps make sense of the literature that frequently touches on this topic but often does so vaguely and indirectly. https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/philosophy-library-rivka-central-library-info-20190506

Added: May 6, 2019