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Spotlight on Faculty Series

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 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 1, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Gabriela Morales, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Professor Gabriela Morales works at the intersections of medical anthropology and indigenous studies. Her current book project is an ethnography of care practices in the context of Bolivian state-led efforts to decolonize healthcare services. She earned her BA in anthropology and English from the University of Arizona and her MPhil and PhD in anthropology from Yale University.

December 15, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Leila Mansouri, Assistant Professor of English

This fall, four new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. The Claremont Colleges also welcome one visiting assistant professor. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Leila Mansouri, who joins the College as assistant professor of English.

December 6, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ethan Van Arnam, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

This fall, five new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including Ethan Van Arnam, who is an assistant professor of chemistry at the W. M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Van Arnam grew up in southeastern Connecticut and received his BA in chemistry from Bowdoin College in 2007. He completed his PhD in chemistry at Caltech in 2013, where he studied chemical interactions between drugs and their protein targets.

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.

October 11, 2017

Scripps Magazine: Focus on the Faculty: Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art

“I don’t call it retirement, I call it downsizing from two careers to one,” says Susan Rankaitis. This past July, Rankaitis, who joined Scripps’ Art Department in fall 1990 as the Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art, began two years of phased retirement. She will no longer teach classes but will continue to write letters of recommendation for her advisees and colleagues. She will also be devoting significantly more time to her own art practice.

September 18, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ken Gonzales-Day, Professor of Art

Scripps Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s exhibitions have been described as not to be missed, and he has been commended with numerous awards and accolades over his career. This past spring, Gonzales-Day was honored with a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

July 19, 2017

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel: Two Grants for Molecular Chemistry Research Put Students to Work at W.M. Keck Science Department

Having gone weeks without receiving an email from Rick Danheiser, MIT chemistry professor and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Organic Syntheses, Scripps Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel thought she hadn’t won the grant she had applied for in early 2016. It wasn’t until Danheiser wrote to Wenzel he hadn’t heard from her that she realized she had won.

March 29, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Marina Pérez de Mendiola, Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Marina Pérez de Mendiola serves as Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages and is professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures at Scripps College.