March 2, 2018

In the Media: Roberto Pedace Discusses Diversity in Film on NPR

On the eve of the 2018 Academy Awards, Roberto Pedace, professor of economics at Scripps College, spoke on NPR’s 1A on diversity in film and what changes in representation mean for Hollywood’s bottom line.

March 1, 2018

Spotlight on the Faculty: Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace Research Examines Gender and Racial Biases and Film Revenue

Why are female and non-white actors underrepresented in Hollywood films? Scripps Economics Professor Roberto Pedace has authored a study, “Homogeneity in Hollywood: Discrimination in Motion Pictures,” that attempts to answer this question. The study, which was aided by Scripps alumna Guadalupe De La Cruz  ’11 and Zoe Pinczower (CMC ’17), considers the role of the film […]

February 28, 2018

Awards and Honors: Michelle Decker Receives Graves Award in the Humanities

Scripps College Assistant Professor of English Michelle Decker has won the Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities. The $10,000 award will help fund a research and teaching project titled Indian South African Poetics: Politics, Aesthetics, and Form.

February 19, 2018

Sean Flynn Comments on Federal Economic Policy in U.S.News & World Report Article

Sean Flynn, associate professor of economics at Scripps College, offers warnings on how current plans for federal spending as approved by the U.S. Congress can have dire long-term future effects on education, health care, and Social Security benefits, in a recent article published in U.S.News & World Report.

February 14, 2018

Cultural Anthropology Podcast Features Conversation with Lara Deeb About “Anthropology’s Politics”

A recent podcast of the Cultural Anthropology journal reviews the findings of scholars Lara Deeb (Scripps College) and Jessica Winegar (Northwestern University) recounted in their  book Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (2015).

February 13, 2018

Ulysses J. Sofia: Weinberg Family Dean of Science of the W.M. Keck Science Department

Dr. Ulysses J. Sofia, or U. J., as he prefers to be called, is a scientist and an adventurer. During the week, his work as an astrophysicist has him probing the secrets of the universe through the study of interstellar dust. And, on weekends, he and his wife, Heidi, regularly trek to far-flung places across the globe in search of new experiences.

February 2, 2018

Roberto Pedace’s Box Office Diversity Research Featured in Inside Higher Ed’s “Academic Minute” Broadcast

Scripps College Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace is featured on the Feb. 2, 2018 episode of Inside Higher Ed's 'Academic Minute.'

January 26, 2018

Scripps College Faculty Teaching-Load Adjustment Is a Positive Change and Model for Liberal Arts Colleges

Scripps College Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall is quoted in Inside Higher Ed's article about the College's teaching-load adjustment to 2-2 as a positive step for the liberal arts college.

January 22, 2018

Gayle Greene Featured in JSTOR’s Feminist Theory Article

Scripps College Professor Emeritas Gayle Greene is cited in JSTOR article about relevance of her prescient 1991 article to today's headlines.

December 18, 2017

Scripps College History Professor Corey Tazzara Publishes Book on the Birth of Modern Free Trade

Corey Tazzara, assistant professor of history at Scripps College, recently announced his new book, The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World, has been published by Oxford University Press.