Society, Culture, Thought Faculty

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Faculty Emeritus

David Anderegg has informed and comforted millions of parents with his books and writings on children and the mind, backed by extensive research and a longtime psychotherapy practice.

email danderegg@bennington.edu
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When natural disaster strikes, its effects are not experienced outside of history: Lopamudra Banerjee’s work brings together issues of the environment and development to explore how the poor experience such events in disproportionate ways.

email lbanerjee@bennington.edu
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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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Associate Dean for Curriculum and Pedagogy

Noah Coburn is a political anthropologist who focuses on Afghanistan and South Asia, studying violence, governance, and how people negotiate the overlap of politics, power, and culture.

email ncoburn@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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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.

 

email thomasleddycecere@bennington.edu
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Carol Pal is a historian who works on the intellectual history of early modern Europe. A former auto mechanic and pastry chef, she now focuses on the histories of science, medicine, the Republic of Letters, and knowledge production—with an emphasis on how women were always part of the picture.

email cpal@bennington.edu
Prazak

Prazak teaches anthropology and African studies, specializing in economic development and cultural change in East Africa, using multidisciplinary research strategies to address globalization, inequality, culturally-based ways of knowing, gender-based violence, and politics of the body.

email mprazak@bennington.edu
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Bridging intergroup relations literature in psychology with intersectionality theory that originates in feminist studies, Özge Savaş’ scholarship examines how and when people feel they “belong” in groups, institutions, and nations.

email ozgesavas@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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Rotimi Suberu’s research on Nigerian government and politics and international relations have prompted invitations to consult for the Nigerian government, the World Bank, the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and the Forum of Federations.

email rsuberu@bennington.edu
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Paul Voice is a scholar of moral and political philosophy with interests in problems of justice, liberalism, and pluralism.

email pvoice@bennington.edu
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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.

email debbiewarnock@bennington.edu
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Emily Waterman is an applied developmental scientist who aims to improve the lives of adolescents and young adults by preventing sexual and dating violence.

email emilywaterman@bennington.edu

Visiting Faculty

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Visiting Faculty

David Eisenhauer is a geographer whose research focuses on how climate change and sea level rise are impacting coastal regions. His current project documents how historical patterns of housing and economic discrimination along the New Jersey shore have created uneven landscapes of vulnerability and resilience as well as explores how pathways for adapting to climate change can produce more sustainable and just futures.

email davideisenhauer@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Emma Kast’s work focuses on the history of political economic thought. Her recent research locates notions of deservingness in theories of capitalism.  

email emmakast@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Keisha Knight is an ex-dancer, film programmer/moving image curator, and interrogator of visual culture.

email keishaknight@bennington.edu
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Visiting Faculty

Catherine McKeen is a philosopher whose research focuses on ancient Greek thought, gender, and politics. 

email cmckeen@bennington.edu