November 14, 2016
Gabriela Bacsan earned her BA in Spanish and Latin American literatures and political science at UC Berkeley. She completed her MA and PhD in literature, with a specialization in Latin American cultural studies, at UC San Diego. Her fields of interest are Caribbean studies, transnational and intersectional representations and conceptualizations of queerness in Latin America, historical memory studies, critical geographies, and tourism studies.
November 1, 2016
Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, will offer live commentary as an election-night guest in the FOX-LA news studio in Los Angeles on Nov. 8. Professor Tyson will offer non-partisan commentary on national politics, the election, and state propositions during the television station’s election night reporting, including appearances on the 5pm, 5:30pm […]
August 29, 2016
Scripps College announces the hiring of 11 new tenure-track faculty members with the start of the 2016-17 academic year. Their expertise includes a wide range of areas such as development economics, race politics, classical modernism, Cuban womanhood in Havana, the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity, and the prioritization of positivity. “This group of educators contributes wonderfully […]
June 28, 2016
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.
March 16, 2016
Scripps College recently announced the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards, honoring faculty for outstanding teaching and scholarship for the 2014–15 academic year. The awards are named in honor of Mary Wig Johnson, a 1935 alumna and philanthropist, whose support of Scripps College included serving as a trustee and emeritus trustee for 44 years until her […]
March 2, 2016
Aaron Leconte, assistant professor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a collaboration between Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, has been awarded a three-year early career grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement.
February 11, 2016
Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, participated in a panel discussion on the KPCC-FM (88.3) radio show, “Air Talk,” presented before an audience at Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater and broadcast live on February 10.
February 5, 2016
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
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
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.