Society, Culture, Thought: Related Content

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How do social factors shape our use of language, and how does language use in turn impact our construction and perception of society? A sociolinguist, Thomas Leddy-Cecere addresses these questions through his research in Arabic and contemporary American English.

 

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Asad Malik ’19 has been named a Top 10 Filmmaker to Watch in 2018 by The Independent.

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Emily Mitchell-Eaton is a critical human geographer who studies how empires create diasporas that stretch to unexpected places. Her work focuses particularly on migration between the Pacific Islands and the U.S. South. As a geographer interested in mobility and migration, she explores how racial meanings, laws and policies, military infrastructures, and emotions travel through space and over time.

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Brian Michael Murphy is a media archaeologist, poet, and essayist. In his work, he examines how media technologies, from taxidermy to digital photography archives, represent and reshape human experience.

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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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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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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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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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Faculty member Ella Ben Hagai recently published an op-ed in Haaretz. 

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Faculty member Karen Gover recently published a guest blog post on Aesthetics for Birds about Christoph Büchel's controversial petition to designate President Trump's eight border wall prototypes as a national monument. 

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Liz Ahn Toupin was one of the country's first Asian American college deans. Her career at Tufts spanned a tumultuous period of societal, educational and institutional upheaval.

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If Picasso doodled on a napkin, contemporary art lovers and critics alike would probably scrutinize it for signs of genius.

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Nush Laywhyee ’19 initially came to Bennington excited to study medicine. After a Field Work Term (FWT) experience at a hospital, however, he realized that it wasn’t for him.

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Search engine optimization, data management, and...rapping? At first glance, selling train tickets might not seem like an artistic job, but as Zanna Huth ’20 can attest, Trainline’s innovation-friendly culture encourages creative work.

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"The next passenger should be coming in for secondary screening any moment now. You know the drill. Don’t take too long.”

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Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz published "A Tale of Survival," a review of Sergio Bitar's Prisoner of Pinochet: My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp, through ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America.

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Faculty member Ella Ben Hagai's article "'We Didn't Talk About the Conflict': The Birthright Trip's Influence on Jewish Americans' Understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" was recently published in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

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Bulleh ki jaana main kaun: Politicisation of Sufi Shrines in Pakistan

Thesis-novel by Syeda Rumana Mehdi '18

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Black Ain’t Lack, but Education Ain’t Black: A look at Black American undergraduate students and alumni of Bennington College

Thesis by Mardryka Adzick '18

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On Monday, December 11th, ten seniors presented their one-term SCT thesis. Hosted by SCT Faculty Members Lopa BanerjeeDavid Bond, and Karen Gover, this evening presentation offered an exciting vision of what SCT students have been working on this term. From the electric vehicle to ethnic violence, from the microbiome to Irish identity, these presentations showcase the breadth and depth of Advanced Work in SCT.

 

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Community, Climate and Geopolitics in the Svalbard Archipelago

Thesis by Alexander "Sandy" Curth '16

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Susan Stryker, award-winning scholar and filmmaker whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s, will be the 2018 Ruth D. Ewing Lecturer at Bennington College.

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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.