Society, Culture, Thought: Related Content

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Faculty

Heather Vermeulen’s research and teaching focuses on transatlantic slavery and its afterlives, ecology, literature and arts of the African Diaspora, and gender and sexuality studies.

 

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Anna Bean is an independent scholar living in Vermont. She has taught in Performance Studies, Theater, American Studies and African-American Studies Programs at New York University, Williams College, Wesleyan University and Marlboro College. Her current work is on transperformance on stage and in television in American popular performance.

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An award-winning teacher, Ronald Cohen focuses his research in social psychology on issues of justice and silence, and takes his practice into the community with his work on reparative justice.

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Debbie Warnock's work draws upon sociology, education, and social statistics to investigate how underrepresented students access and experience higher education.

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Anne Gilman employs behavioral, big-data, and electrophysiological methods to track the impact of long-term expertise on fast-acting cognitive processes.  Her research on musical training and language expertise as influences on memory informs the design of multimedia displays.

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The Diplomat published an opinion piece by Noah Coburn about the decreasing confidence many Afghans feel for their government and the possibility of change. 

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Dr. Janoff-Bulman is a world-renowned political psychologist and the head of the graduate psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Janoff-Bulman’s research on victimization and trauma led to the groundbreaking book Shattered Assumptions: Towards a New Psychology of Trauma (1992). In recent years, Janoff-Bulman’s study focused on morality, particularly the motivational bases of different moral perspectives and the implications for an individual’s political ideology.

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Film Screening of United in Anger: The History of ACT UP followed by a conversation with co-producer, Sarah Schulman

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Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro is the Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College. She has published widely on the intersections of race, class, gender, and environmental justice with a focus on activism and policy change addressing environmental health disparities in lower-income communities. She teaches interdisciplinary courses in environmental studies and women’s and gender studies, and incorporates a community-based action research emphasis.

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Novelist, essayist, playwright, queer activist, and Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the College of Staten Island, Sarah Schulman.

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Mirka Prazak's ethnography, Making the Mark: Identity, and Genital Cutting, which weaves together a rich mosaic of the voices contributing to the debate over this life-altering ritual, has been favorably reviewed by CHOICE magazine.  

Siyamak Zabihi-Moghaddam

Faculty

Siyamak Zabihi-Moghaddam’s interest in history and the human rights situation in the Middle East arise from his first-hand experiences of revolutionary upheaval and systematic oppression in Iran. Understanding the region’s past and present conditions, he believes, is a necessary step towards addressing the challenges facing it today.

 

Kimberly Van Orman

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Kimberly Van Orman is a philosopher of the mind whose work stretches into the philosophy of science and who asks what minds are made of and how they are formed from experience.

Laura Nussbaum-Barberena

Faculty

Laura Nussbaum-Barberena is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on social movements, migration and violence.

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Alumni

Feminist writer whose work was a lightning rod for the debate on pornography and censorship in the United States

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Fourth grade students from the Village School of North Bennington visited campus during the Spring 2017 term. The group toured Crossett Library and explored a Usdan Gallery show. The visit was organized in conjunction with Eileen Scully's Explorations in Public History SCT/APA class. 

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Forward.com published an op-ed by Ella Ben Hagai, "Why BDS Debates Actually Benefit Jews." 

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Anthropology faculty member Miroslava Prazak's recently published book on female genital cutting, Making the Mark: Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting, was selected for the Washington Post's fourth annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular.

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Pop-up courses at Bennington let faculty, experts, and students to dive deep into the issues as they happen by Jeanne Bonner MFA ‘16

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The London School of Economics and Political Science featured a glowing review of Mirka Prazak's Making the Mark on their blog.  

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Society, Culture, and Thought faculty member Ella Ben Hagai has been selected as a Visiting Scholar at The Center for Right Wing Studies (CRWS) at University of California, Berkeley.

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On November 17, 2016, CounterPunch published a piece by faculty member John Hultgren on "The Working Class, Reconsidered." 

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Inside Higher Ed wrote about Bennington’s pop-up courses, highlighting the flexibility of the model, and the breadth the pop-up courses offered by faculty members across the disciplines.

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Alumni

Founder of Protravel International and Travel Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

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"Surviving a traumatic event isn’t a prerequisite for making great artworks" says K. E. Gover of Kristine Stiles' Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma, which was published in May 2016 by the University of Chicago Press. 

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Alumni

Listed among the Best CEOs of the 2016 All-America Executive Team

Eric Ramirez-Ferrero

Alumni

Public health activist tackling reproductive health issues in Tanzania and Mozambique for leading NGOs

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Bennington student Noryang Yeshi '11 will celebrate the opening of Anandwan, an exhibition of photographs taken at a leprosy clinic in central India, on Monday, April 27, from 6-10 pm in the College's Barn East Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

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Fulbright scholar Ben Underwood ’13 spoke with GoKunming, southwest China’s largest English-language website, about his current project to develop a large-scale biogas plant in Kunming. Biogas is produced through anaerobic digestion technology, which converts organic waste into fuel. His entire inverview with GoKunming has been republished (with permission) below. Photo credit: Chiara Ferraris.
 

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Faculty member Michael Cohen published a letter in the Jerusalem Post about the Democratic Platform Committee’s language on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.