The Humanities Institute

Humanities Institute Administration

Hao Huang

Director

Dr. Hao Huang is the Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music at Scripps College. He served as a United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador on several overseas tours to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His scholarship includes the Article of the Year Award in American Music Teacher (MTNA journal) and other articles in refereed journals of Great Britain Hungary, Greece, Japan, China and the USA. His scholarly work has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Washington Post and National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition”.

Dr. Huang co-proposed and co-directed a Mellon Foundation Local Initiatives Grant for a Claremont Colleges Faculty College of Music; a Multidisciplinary Faculty Study Group on Contemporary Aesthetics; over 6 Scripps faculty delegations to PRC universities; and the Scripps Teaching and Learning Assessment program that was praised by WASC (for student-directed research and innovative methodology). In 2015-16, Dr. Huang served as Director of the Scripps Humanities Institute, a flagship co-curricular program of Scripps College; he has been reappointed to be Director of Scripps HI for 2017-18, and looks forward to addressing the fall HI topic, “The World at Our Doorsteps: Immigration and Deportation in Los Angeles”.

 

Adrian Quintanar

Assistant to the Director

Adrian Quintanar has been working for the Humanities Institute since October 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he also serves as a Poetry Reader for the graduate program’s digital literary journal. Adrian is a lifelong resident and community advocate in the city of Pomona, where he spends time co-facilitating workshops with the youth of Pomona at Pomona’s Center for Outreach and Restorative Empowerment.


Humanities Institute Directors past and present, clockwise from top left: Claire Bridge, Michael Roth, Rita Roberts, David Lloyd, Susan Rankaitis, Norton Batkin, Julia E. Liss, Nathalie Rachlin, Dion Scott-Kakures, Cheryl Walker

Humanities Institute Directors past and present, clockwise from top left: Claire Bridge, Michael S. Roth, Rita Roberts, David Lloyd, Susan Rankaitis, Norton Batkin, Julia E. Liss, Nathalie Rachlin, Dion Scott-Kakures, Cheryl Walker

 Past Directors

  • Lara Deeb: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Hao Huang: Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
  • Yuval Avnur: Spring 2015
  • Juliet Koss: Fall 2014
  • Cándida Jáquez: 2011-2014
  • T. Kim-Trang Tran: 2008-2011
  • Nathalie Rachlin: 2005-2008
  • Julia E. Liss: 2002-2005
  • David Lloyd: 1999-2002
  • Cheryl Walker: 1996-1999
  • Dion Scott-Kakures: 1995-1996
  • Rita Roberts: 1994-1995
  • Norton Batkin: 1988-Fall 1990
  • Michael S. Roth: Spring 1990-1994 and 1986-1988

Advisory Board : 2016 – 17

  • Jih-Fei Cheng; Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Wendy Cheng; Assistant Professor of American Studies
  • Hao Huang; Professor of Music, current Humanities Institute Director
  • YouYoung Kang; Associate Professor of Music; Core Director
  • Thomas Kim; Associate Professor of Politics
  • Carmen Sanjuán-Pastor; Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies