Spotlight on Faculty Series (page 4)

March 17, 2023

Cindy Forster Discusses the Arrest of Bolivian Coup Leaders in the Jacobin

Forster discusses the arrest of Luis Fernando Camacho, who led the 2019 coup in Bolivia that deposed Evo Morales.

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heidi rhodes Receives 2023–24 Creative Capital Award for Book Project

The project, Vital Signs, “foregrounds an anti-ableist way of being, premised on relationality and interdependency, with special attention to form as part of sick/disabled practices for living differently.”

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March 16, 2023

Ellen Finkelpearl’s Collaborative Book Translated into Thai

The book, co-authored by philosopher Peter Singer, is an abridged version of Apuleius’ Golden Ass with essays about the book as a text sympathetic to the sufferings of animals.

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March 15, 2023

Spotlight on Faculty: Jean Chen Ho, Mary Routt Chair of Writing

“Writing is a solitary activity, but finding community in like-minded thinkers and readers can be so wonderful in the writing process,” Ho says. “In all my classes, I want students to gain a greater sense of themselves and their own work, to learn how to see themselves more clearly and with more careful attention.”

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March 14, 2023

Katie Purvis-Roberts Co-Authors Dynamic Urban Emission Displacement Assessment

“In reality, fossil fuel divestment is impossible due to its reliability,” the co-authors write, “but renewable technology can improve the built environment and air quality management in the city.”

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March 9, 2023

In the Media: Wendy Cheng Discusses Archival Research at the Huntington Library, Pasadena Now Reports

Cheng highlighted the archive of Lily Lee Chen, the first Chinese American woman to be elected mayor of any city in the United States.

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March 7, 2023

Julia Lum Examines Meaning of 18th-Century Belongings and Watercolors for Nuu-chah-nulth Creators and Their Ancestors

Lum’s research explores how belongings and watercolors can be read across cultures and eras, centering the perspectives of Nuu-chah-nulth creators and the descendants of those who met Cook in 1778.

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March 3, 2023

Sarah Budischak Co-Authors Paper on Parasite Life Stage Diversity

This data provide context for both host infection risk and the persistence of adult parasitic assemblages, two contexts that are useful in predicting and preventing infectious diseases.

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March 2, 2023

In the Media: Wendy Cheng Discusses Monterey Park’s Mourning and History in Zócalo Public Square

Cheng says Monterey Park is “a home for ‘immigrants and lost ones,’ where those who have been historically excluded or vilified elsewhere might come to dance with others who are not exactly like them.”

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February 22, 2023

In the Media: The Progressive Remembers Samella Lewis on Her 100th Birthday

“Lewis’s teachings, writings, curatorial efforts, film productions, political activism, and other activities reflected her tireless commitment to Black artists,” the Progressive notes.

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