Politics and Society

March 16, 2018

The Missing Pictures and Sounds of Memory: A Celebration of Cambodian Film and Contemporary Classical Music

In the wake of decades of French colonization and capitalizing on the power vacuum left by years of civil war, Cambodia’s communist party, the Khmer Rouge, took full control of the city of Phnom Penh in 1975, forever redirecting the course of the country’s history.

March 7, 2018

In the Media: Scripps College Commencement Speaker Highlighted

Scripps College is highlighted in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for its “high-profile 2018 Commencement speaker,” civil rights activist and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

February 21, 2018

Scripps Presents: Krista Suh

Following the 2016 presidential election, when millions of people were seeking outlets for their political frustrations, Krista Suh had the idea to use handicrafts to mobilize the nation. As co-founder of the Pussyhat Project, Suh helped turn the 2017 Women’s Marches into a sea of pink-capped protestors.

January 23, 2018

Humanities Institute Spring 2018 Season Focuses on Global Migration and Immigration

As narratives of nationalism continue to influence both political rhetoric and public policy in the U.S. and abroad, the spring 2018 Humanities Institute program at Scripps College is offering a timely series of lectures and discussions on issues related to global migration and immigration.

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.

November 28, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: James Garrison, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

James Garrison, a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, began a one-year appointment in fall 2017 at The Claremont Colleges, with Scripps College as his home campus.

November 22, 2017

HuffPo Features Politics Professor Vanessa Tyson on Sexual Harassment in Washington, D.C.

Scripps College politics professor Vanessa Tyson is quoted in a recent Huffington Post article about why it is harder to hold lawmakers accountable for such sexual harassment than it is in Hollywood or other cultures.

November 1, 2017

Career Planning & Resources: Scripps in Residence: Students Connect with Prominent Alumnae in Politics

More women need to get involved in politics and have their voices heard. That was the prevailing message relayed to Scripps students during a conversation with alumnae California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 and POLITICO USA President Poppy MacDonald ’97 as part of this year’s Scripps in Residence program.

October 31, 2017

Lynne Thompson’s Dirge for Murdered Black Girls Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

A poem by Lynne Thompson '72, Dirge for Murdered Black Girls, was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. 

October 23, 2017

Spotlight on Staff: Sue Castagnetto, Director of The Intercollegiate Feminist Center

Sue Castagnetto, who serves as the director of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC) and is a lecturer in the philosophy department at Scripps, has led the IFC for the past 18 years. Her wealth of knowledge is reflected in the stacks of papers and books that overflow around us.