Society, Culture, Thought: Related Content

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Image of Catherine McKeen

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

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In post-conflict transitions, whose visions of peace are privileged? Which structures of war are disassembled, and which are left intact? Kate Paarlberg-Kvam’s work brings together studies of peace processes and Latin American social movements to examine transitions as moments of socioeconomic reckoning.

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Students in Mirka Prazak's Fall 2018 course Studying Place by Metes and Bounds were published in a special issue of the Bennington Museum's Walloomsack Review. 

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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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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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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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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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Alumni

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

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“In the world, it’s often the case that a Deaf person is expected to read lips, have the accommodations they need, to do the work to hold a conversation, when really it’s hearing people who should be making the effort,” said Madeline Poultridge ’20.

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During Fall term 2018, Crossett Library set up a display of suggestion cards, inviting students to suggest ways to make the library more inclusive.

“Bring back the Black Library,” wrote Deja’ Haley ’20.

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

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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.

Siyamak Zabihi-Moghaddam

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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.

 

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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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Nathan Glazer, a former faculty member who taught from 1958-1960 at Bennington College, has died at age 95.

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International human rights and racial justice lawyer Gay Johnson McDougall ’69 is the 2018 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

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Jason Moon '13, a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, is the creator and host of Bear Brook, a new podcast miniseries that follows a New Hampshire cold case, the investigation of which is changing the field of forensics.

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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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Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, scheduled for October 20, 2018 after a long delay, will give a sense of how far diplomatic and military efforts in the country may—or may not—go in the future, writes faculty member Noah Coburn in The Diplomat.

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First United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues and former executive director of Global Rights

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AdWeek selected Asad Malik '19 as one of its 2018 Young Influentials, a selective group of 31 media, marketing, and tech talents who are innovating in fields from AR to Activism, Data to Diversity. 

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How can artistic and cultural displays in public places contribute to a community’s overall health? At The Trust for Public Land, Roua Sibai ’21 explored this question during her summer Field Work Term (FWT) as a creative placemaking intern.

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In September, Noah Coburn published his fourth book, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War.

Part memoir, part travelogue, and part retelling of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of workers, Under Contract unspools a complex global web of how modern wars are fought and supported, narrating war stories unlike any other. 

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For those looking for an intensive summer Field Work Term (FWT) experience, the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, hosted by the Research Institute in Sociology and Social Inequality at Texas A&M University, literally turns up the heat.

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In an editorial for The Diplomat, faculty member Noah Coburn opposed the Trump administration's consideration of an Afghanistan strategy that places greater dependence on private security contractors. 

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Brian Morrice '10 was one of 140 young leaders selected nationwide to serve as a White House intern this spring.

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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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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.