March 23, 2018

Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert Awarded Fulbright to Conduct Genetics Research in Poland

As a first-time applicant and winner of this highly prestigious award, Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert will serve as a visiting faculty member and researcher at the University of Warsaw Institute for Genetics and Biotechnology in Poland beginning next fall.

March 22, 2018

In the Media: Corey Tazzara on the House of Medici and Free Trade

Assistant Professor of History Corey Tazzara discusses the influence of the Medici dynasty on trade policy in an article for Oxford University Press online. During the 17th century, the Medici established a port in Livorno that was open to foreign merchants and that relaxed rules governing the transit, storage, and taxation of goods.

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 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 9, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Scripps Welcomes Novelist Rachel Kushner as Mary Routt Chair in Writing

What’s the secret to becoming a great writer? According to Rachel Kushner, a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, one of the most critical, yet commonly overlooked aspects of the writing process begins even before putting pen to paper—it starts with becoming a keen observer. As Scripps’ Mary Routt Writing Chair, Kushner is teaching a course titled Looking and Listening, which will invite students to take a closer look at the spaces around them.

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

Ken Gonzales-Day’s Work Featured in KCRW’s Art Talk and Los Angeles Times Article

Ken Gonzales-Day's photographic exhibit of Los Angeles' myriad of murals is reviewed on a recent episode of KCRW's Art Talk radio show, and the photographer's work is also featured by the Los Angeles Times article in their coverage of Los Angeles-based multiartist festival, “Into Action," which ran for nine days in January 2018.