Advancement of Public Action: Related Content

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Image of Yoko Inoue

Faculty

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.

Image of Lydia Brassard

Faculty

Lydia Brassard is a public anthropologist and educator whose work grapples with public space, race, and racism in North America and the production of history.

Image of Kay Crawford Murray

Alumni

Trailblazing attorney who has spent a career working to highlight issues of gender bias in the legal profession.

Image of Andrea Dworkin; Photo: John Cavanaugh

Alumni

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

 

Photo: John Cavanaugh

Image of Michael Cohen

Faculty

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

Image of Ellen Taussig

Alumni

Founder and former head of school of the Northwest School who has been recognized as a Changemaker by Global Washington for her current work as executive director of the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia

Image of Ben Hall

Faculty

Ben Hall ’04 is a chef/activist/artist based in Detroit. Hall’s work revolves around the forms community takes. Particularly at the Russell Street Deli, a 30-year-old heritage restaurant in Detroit’s "Eastern Market", which Hall owns and operates as a long-term sited project dealing with labor structures, how capital routes itself, and hierarchical power structures.

Image of Robert Ransick

Faculty

Robert Ransick draws inspiration from the social and political world we live in, history, and the potential for a future that is better.

Image of Gale Brewer

Alumni

Borough president of the New York City borough of Manhattan who formerly served as a member of the New York City Council and as director of the Office of Federal Relations in the Dinkins administration, among her other positions in a long career of public service

Image of Spencer Cox

Alumni

Artist, performer, and AIDS activist whose work helped create the first effective drug protocols to combat the syndrome

Photograph © Walter Kurtz

Image of Jon Isherwood

Faculty

Jon Isherwood is a sculptor who has pioneered high-tech CNC technologies, led international projects, and designed opportunities to investigate the sites where the intellectual and physical become visually entangled.

Image of Ronald L. Cohen

Faculty

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.

Image of Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

Alumni

Leading American philanthropist and fierce advocate for research into the causes and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Faculty

Image of David Zicarelli

Faculty

David Zicarelli ’83, is a software designer and entrepreneur practicing in the area of artistic and organizational creativity.

Image of Eileen Scully

Faculty

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.

Image of Ahrin Mishan

Alumni

Executive director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nurse-led innovation, and a member of the board of directors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Image of Elizabeth Swados

Alumni

Composer, writer, and director who fashioned a unique style of socially engaged musical theatre

Photograph © Jack Mitchell (New York Times)

Image of Burcu Seyben

Faculty

Burcu Seyben is a theatre theorist, playwright, actress, and author of Theatre and Multimedia (Habitus, 2016). She specializes in contemporary European and Turkish performances, and directors as well as theatre and politics.

Liz Ahn Toupin

Alumni

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.

Image of Daniel Michaelson

Faculty

Daniel Michaelson is co-creator of Bennington College’s mediation curriculum, cofounder of a program to re-engage Bennington-area youth with their education, and a professional costume/set designer. He was one of a team of international collaborators in the creation of a play for peace building.

Annabel Davis-Goff

Faculty

Annabel Davis-Goff is a novelist, screenwriter, essayist, social justice advocate, and a driving force behind Bennington College’s Incarceration in America and Prison Education Initiatives.

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Image of Elizabeth Pfister

Alumni

Pilot who learned to fly during her freshman year at Bennington, graduated early to become a WASP in World War II, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2010

Image of Tatiana Abatemarco

Faculty

Tatiana Abatemarco is an interdisciplinary scholar and educator who works in environmental humanities and sustainable food systems. She uses an ecofeminist frame to explore grassroots, holistic approaches to food justice.

Image of Susan Sgorbati

Faculty

Susan Sgorbati, the director of the Elizabeth Coleman Center for the Advancement of Public Action, is a professional mediator and educator whose creative research has led to collaboration across disciplines ranging from dance improvisation to biology to visual arts, as both an artist and a driver of social change.

Ben Underwood

Alumni

Co-Founder and President of Resonant Energy, which brings solar energy to underserved communities. Fulbright scholar who studied biogas in China and recipient of Davis Projects for Peace Grant, with which he developed five urban biogas projects in Kathmandu.

Image of Judith Butler

Alumni

Author of Gender Trouble, one of the most important works of philosophy and gender theory of the postmodern era

Image of Marina Zurkow

Faculty

 

Media and participatory practice artist Marina Zurkow connects people to entrenched nature-culture tensions and environmental messes, offering humor and new ways of knowing, connecting, and feeling. 

Image of Erika Mijlin

Faculty

Erika Mijlin is a producer, editor, writer, and founding partner of the media production company Artifact Pictures.