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Spotlight on Faculty Series

September 19, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Marino Forlino, Assistant Professor of Italian

Forlino graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florence, Italy, in modern foreign languages and literatures and earned his MA and PhD degrees in Italian at Rutgers University. He also speaks, and has taught, German and Arabic, and holds a graduate diploma in American studies from Smith College. He joins Scripps from California State University, Fullerton, where he served as multi-area full time lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

September 9, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Carlin Wing, Assistant Professor of Media Studies

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Assistant Professor Carlin Wing, the first full-time tenure-track professor of media studies at Scripps. Wing earned her AB in visual and environmental studies and social anthropology at Harvard University, her MFA in photography and media at California Institute of the Arts, and her PhD in media, culture, and communication at New York University. Her areas of interest include media and communication, science and technology, material culture, globalization, performance, disability, and play, games, and sport. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and has published writing in Games and Culture, Public Books, Cabinet, Art Lies, and The Bulletin of the Serving Library.

September 1, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Kevin Vennemann Assistant Professor of German

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. As part of our ongoing series on faculty, the Scripps Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Kevin Vennemann, assistant professor in the Department of German Studies. Vennemann received his BA and MA in literature and history from Free University of Berlin in 2006 and his PhD in German from New York University in 2015.

June 28, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Nathalie Rachlin Margaret McKenzie, Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages

Nathalie Rachlin, Margaret McKenzie Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages, is Professor of French at Scripps College, where she teaches French literature, culture, and cinema, as well as a variety of courses for Scripps’ Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities.

June 1, 2016

Professor Martha Gonzalez featured in The New York Times article on Fandango Fronterizo event

Martha Gonzalez, assistant professor of Chicana/o Latina/o studies at Scripps College, is among group of musicians who assembled at Friendship Park on the U.S. and Mexico border for Fandango Fronterizo event, May 29, 2016, as reported by The New York Times.

April 11, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Myriam J. A. Chancy, Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of the Humanities

Haitian-Canadian/American author and scholar Myriam J. A. Chancy was appointed in 2015 as the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of the Humanities, Scripps College’s most prestigious, external endowed professorship.

March 9, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art

Susan Rankaitis holds the Fletcher Jones Chair of Studio Art at Scripps College. An artist herself, her works are most often defined as experimental photography or combined media. She has been included in over 100 museum exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has been the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Flintridge Foundation Award in the Visual Arts and fellowships from the Avery, Borchard, Djerassi, Mellon and Graves Foundations. Rankaitis has been involved in collaborative projects with neuroscientist David Somers, dancer/choreographer John Pennington, biologist Robert Sinsheimer, poet Amy M. Wai Man and writer Paul Monette.

February 5, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Professor of Chemistry

Mary Hatcher-Skeers was appointed as the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences in 2012 in recognition of her outstanding teaching and contributions to scholarship in the natural sciences.

January 12, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Andrew Jacobs, Mary W. Johnson ’35 and J. Stanley Johnson Professorship in Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies

Andrew Jacobs was appointed to the Mary W. Johnson ’35 and J. Stanley Johnson Chair Professorship in Humanities in 2015. Established in 1995, the professorship acknowledges Jacobs as a tenured senior faculty member and recognizes his outstanding teaching and contributions to the interdisciplinary humanities.

October 29, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Jih-Fei Cheng, Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Jih-Fei Cheng joins the Scripps faculty this fall as assistant professor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Cheng completed his PhD in American studies and ethnicity, with an emphasis in visual studies, at the University of Southern California. His dissertation, AIDS and Its Afterlives: Race, Gender, and the Queer Radical Imagination, examines how experimental videos produced by AIDS activists during the 1980s until the mid-90s continue to politically intervene into contemporary popular media and social movements.