Tuesday Noon

This hour-long, weekly series features thought-provoking presentations by Scripps College faculty and visiting scholars, and is open to the greater community. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the Malott Commons dining hall. Coffee and tea are provided. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45am.

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Past Noon Academy Presentations

@Noon: 21st-Century Indigenous Poets
April 20, 2021

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join Sherwin Bitsui, Santee Frazier, and this spring’s Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing, Joan Naviyuk Kane, for a reading and discussion of their work. Bitsui is originally from White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. He is Diné of the Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tl’izilani […]

@Noon: Collective Songwriting with Martha Gonzalez and Quetzal
October 20, 2020

For Martha Gonzalez, associate professor of Chicanx-Latinx Studies at Scripps, art and activism are inextricably linked. As a member of the Grammy Award-winning Quetzal, Gonzalez and her bandmates have built upon the rich history of Chicano activism in East Los Angeles that began in the 1960s, urging their community through music to go beyond resistance […]

@Noon: A Reading and Conversation with Kendra Atleework and April Dávila
October 13, 2020

“(A) powerful debut, Miracle Country, is the rare trifecta that seamlessly blends personal narrative with historical nonfiction and highly charged, activist-style rhetoric,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. The seeds for this memoir may have been sown in Kendra Atleework ’11’s hometown of Small Meadows in the Eastern Sierras, a place that’s at the center of […]

@Noon: Mindy Seu
October 12, 2020

Designer Mindy Seu discusses the Cyberfeminist Index Designer Mindy Seu has spent the past few years focused on indices. The Rutgers professor and creator of the Cyberfeminist Index, which focuses on non-Western and intersectional references from the 1990s and 2000s, will speak about the protocols and procedures that figure into the creation of archives, digitization, […]

Inventing the Future: Historian Jill Lepore in Conversation
September 22, 2020

Long before the world grew concerned about the invasive practices of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a short-lived data analytics firm sprung forth in the 1950s. The Simulmatics Corporation became the template for the now ubiquitous Google, creating a mechanism to mine every detail of human behavior for commercial and political profit. Its simulator, which was […]