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Jan. 31, 2023

Scripps Magazine: The Art and Science of Empathy

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Jan. 25, 2023

Scripps Magazine: Welcome, President Keen

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Jan. 9, 2023

In the Media: Suzanne Keen Featured on The Nexus Podcast

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January 31, 2023

Scripps Magazine: The Art and Science of Empathy

By Jen A. Miller Illustrations by Saskia Keultjes Early in her research, President Suzanne Keen—a narrative empathy theorist who studies the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism—became convinced that people are key drivers of empathy. “My reading and research demonstrate that the positive effects we associate with stories as a device to make empathetic […]

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January 25, 2023

Scripps Magazine: Welcome, President Keen

Scripps College welcomes its 10th president, Suzanne Keen, an internationally known narrative empathy theorist whose work as a leader, scholar, and teacher is animated by an ethic of care.

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January 9, 2023

In the Media: Suzanne Keen Featured on The Nexus Podcast

President Suzanne Keen is featured on The Nexus Podcast as part of the podcast’s three-part series on storytelling in the workplace.

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January 5, 2023

In the Media: Suzanne Keen Article on Narrative Empathy Published in Philosophy Journal

President Suzanne Keen has published an article, “Narrative Empathy and the Challenge of the Unrelatable,” in Bollettino Filosofico, an Italian philosophy journal.

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November 14, 2022

Suzanne Keen Contributes Text to Art Book on Sarah Oppenheimer

The book examines how four of the artist’s interactive artworks “break down barriers between art, audience, and architecture.”

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October 5, 2022

Suzanne Keen Reviews Furnace Creek in Los Angeles Review of Books

Keen hails it as a “hilarious and heart-rending” recasting of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations in the Civil Rights-era South.

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July 22, 2022

President Suzanne Keen’s Empathy and Reading Now Available from Routledge

“As people, it’s in our nature to relate to one another’s stories,” Keen explains. “When we read novels with a sense of empathy, we come away with an improved sense of other people’s perspectives and experiences that are quite different from our own.”

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December 10, 2021

In the Media: Suzanne Keen Appointed President of Scripps College, Chronicle of Higher Education Reports

The Chronicle of Higher Education announced Suzanne Keen’s appointment as 10th president of Scripps College. The Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Keen on November 18, and she will step into the role on July 1, 2022.

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November 18, 2021

Announcement of Scripps College’s 10th President

Dear Scripps College Community Members, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Suzanne Keen as the 10th president of Scripps College, effective July 1, 2022. She will hold the title of the W.M. Keck Foundation Presidential Chair, established in 1980. Dr. Keen is a distinguished scholar and professor of […]

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