Advancement of Public Action Faculty

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Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action

David Bond teaches on the environment and public action. Trained as an anthropologist, Bond studies oil spills and their imprint on environmental science and governance. His work shows how toxic disruptions can fix vital relations with new forms of knowledge and care.

email dbond@bennington.edu
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Director of Public Policy Programs in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Brian Campion facilitates all programs and initiatives connected to state and federal policy; he also serves as a Vermont State Senator.

email bcampion@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4899
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Elena Demyanenko is a Russian/American dance artist, choreographer, improviser, maker of dance films, and educator who lives and works between New York City, Vermont, and Moscow, Russia. Demyanenko has extensive professional performance and choreographic experience in a multicultural context from 30 years of touring around the world and is a former member of Stephen Petronio Company and Trisha Brown Dance Company.
email edemyanenko@bennington.edu
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Marguerite Feitlowitz is the author of the internationally acclaimed A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture and four volumes of literary translation, many essays, fiction, and criticism.

email mfeitlowitz@bennington.edu
John Hultgren

John Hultgren's work explores the theoretical and ideological foundations of environmental political struggles.

email johnhultgren@bennington.edu
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Yoko Inoue’s multidisciplinary art practice anthropologically examines complex relationships between people and objects, the commodification of culture, and the assimilation and transformation of cultural meaning and values. Using ceramic medium she explores the socio-political and economic implication of products and globalization.

email yinoue@bennington.edu
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Jonathan Pitcher is a scholar of Latin American literature, philosophy, and history whose research interests exceed any one discipline: identity, exile, film, politics, travel, art, architectural ideology, puppetry, and the aftermath of the Boom, to name a few.

email jpitcher@bennington.edu
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Eileen Scully is an award-winning scholar of American diplomacy and international history. Her recent work explores historical understandings of human trafficking and international customary law on the coming, going, and staying of destitute, physically disabled migrants.

email escully@bennington.edu
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Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action and Interim Director of the MFA in Public Action

Susan Sgorbati is a professional mediator and educator whose creative research has led to collaboration across disciplines and borders as both an artist and a driver of social change.

email sgorbati@bennington.edu

Visiting Faculty

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Visiting Faculty

Kenneth Bailey's work focuses on public-making: inviting artists, academics and activists to imagine new public infrastructures, habits and atmospheres as a strategy for social change.

email kennethbailey@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Casey Bohlen is a historian of the modern United States. His work focuses on the shifting historical relationship between religion, democratic engagement, and American public life.

email caseybohlen@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Kathy Bullock specializes in African American music and culture. A Professor Emerita of Berea College, she brings a wealth of experience, teaching and performing throughout the US, the UK and West Africa, particularly in the areas of sacred, folk and classical traditions.

email kathybullock@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Rabbi Michael Cohen, a longtime environmental activist, has written extensively on the impact of ecological issues on the Middle East peace process.

email mcohen@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Alisa Del Tufo's career has been dedicated to making impact at the nexus of practice and policy; individual and community change; intellectual pursuit and activism with the goal of ending violence in the lives of women and girls addressing racism and other deep social challenges. She has founded three organizations: Sanctuary for Families, CONNECT, and Threshold Collaborative.

email alisadeltufo@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

For over 35 years, Joe Donahue - the award-winning host of WAMC/ Northeast Public Radio’s The Roundtable - has been widely recognized for fostering insightful, thought-provoking conversation. Donahue offers his listeners some of the world's most fascinating people and subjects. He is a lifelong advocate of reading and writers and hosts the nationally syndicated, The Book Show.

email joedonahue@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Alexis Elton is an artist utilizing site-as-material forming connections with plants, soil, and other living beings. Her work is situated where art and agrarian systems meet to create ephemeral sensory encounters.

email alexiselton@bennington.edu
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President, Beyond Plastics Program

Judith Enck is senior fellow and visiting faculty member in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action. She is the President of Beyond Plastics and former EPA Regional Administrator, appointed by President Obama.

email judithenck@bennington.edu
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Guest Faculty

Andy Galindo is an international Human Rights Lawyer, working as an independent consultant. She has been teaching human rights and training human rights defenders, members of international and regional organizations and government officials from all over the world, in the use of international human rights mechanisms and strategic litigation.

email andreagalindo@bennington.edu
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Guest Faculty

Vivian Nixon is a writer and poet. She has been writing about social justice in Newsmax, USA Today, New York Times, The Hill, and San Francisco Bee and elsewhere since 2004. A Pen America Justice Writing Fellow, Nixon holds an MFA, from Columbia University School of Arts and is Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship. She recently co-edited, What We Know: Solutions from Our Experiences in the Justice System (The New Press).

email viviannixon@bennington.edu
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Guest Faculty

Vahidin Omanovic is a peacebuilder born in Bosnia and from Herzegovina.

 

 

email vahidinomanovic@bennington.edu

Instructor/Technician

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MFA Fellow

Divine Bradley is a futurist that has dedicated decades to reimagining the experience of school, communal spaces and creating transformational programming for the demographics they serve. A serial ideator and social entrepreneur that loves to dream BIG, explore the impossible and collaborate with people with prolific creativity, imagination and discipline, to produce ideas.

email divinebradley@bennington.edu
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MFA Fellow

Elæ Moss is a multimodal artist-researcher, curator, and facilitator designing speculative human, institutional and ecological systems through the iteration of open source strategies for social and structural change.

email elaemoss@bennington.edu
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MFA Fellow

Sal Randolph is an artist working between language and action, through performance, experimental publishing, and the creation of social spaces, at the intersection of attention, time, feeling, capital, and crisis.

email salrandolph@bennington.edu
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MFA Fellow

Farzana Wahidy is an award wining Afghan documentary photographer best known for her photographs of women and girls in Afghanistan. She has been documenting the life of Afghan women for over a decade and recently established the Afghanistan Photographers Association.

email farzanawahidy@bennington.edu