Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Ahmed AlwishahAhmed Alwishah (Philosophy)
“Dialectical Disputation in the Qur’an,” paper presented at the Contemplating the Qur’an Conference, Howard University, Washington DC, March 2013.

“Avicenna and the Sameness Thesis in Human and Divine Intellect,” paper presented at the Moody Conference in Medieval Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 2013.

“Avicenna on Immediacy, Continuity, and Self-Referentiality of Awareness,” paper presented at the Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions: Annual American Catholic Philosophical

Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 2012.

“Avicenna on Animals’ Self-Awareness,” paper presented at the Annual Joint Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP) with the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS), Fordham University, New York, NY, October 2012.

Bill AnthesBill Anthes (Art)
Panel chair, “Morrison: Native American/American Artist,” George Morrison: Art, Life, and Legacy: A Symposium to Mark the Debut of Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, National Touring Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND, June 2013.


Brent ArmendingerBrent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
Poetry reading at the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA, April 7, 2013.

Poetry reading at the Claremont Public Library, Claremont, CA, February 24, 2013.

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology, W.M. Keck Science Department)
“Investigations into the CHD1 Chromatin Remodeling Factor,” poster presentation, Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Washington DC, April 2013. With Lakshmi Bugga and Keck Science students Reed Stein ’13, Shawn Ali (CMC ’13), Michael Erb (CMC ’14), Nikhila  Janakiram (SC ’14), Alison Lerner (CMC ’13) and Kelsey Schmidt (SC ’11).

Invited participant, “Writing Beyond Borders, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, September 2012.

Invited speaker, Enhancing Biological Science Research Opportunities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs): Advancing Discovery While Training the Next Generation of Scientists Conference, sponsored by the NSF, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, July 2012.

David BachmanDavid Bachman (Mathematics)
“Normalizing Topologically Minimal Surfaces,” invited talk presented at the Spring Central Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, April 2013 and at the Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry Conference, organized by the International Center of Mathematics and Computer Science in Toulouse, Toulouse, France, June 2013.

“Parallels between Geometrically Minimal and Topologically Minimal surfaces,” invited talk presented at the Workshop on Minimal Surfaces, 3-Manifold Topology and Related Topics, Boston, MA, April 28, 2013.

Michael BallaghMichael Ballagh (International Programs/Study Abroad)
“Challenges and Solutions to Direct Assessment of Student Learning on Study Abroad Programs,” paper presented at the Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) 2013 Conference, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, February 2013.  With Mike Donahue.

Mita Banerjee (Psychology)
“Vulnerable but Resilient: Studies with AIDS Orphans in Botswana,” invited talk given to the Cross Cultural Psychology Group, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, October 1, 2012.

Timothy BergTimothy Berg (Art)
“A Studio Visit,” invited lecture at University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, March 21, 2013.

Alicia BonaparteAlicia Bonaparte (Sociology)
“Contraceptive Choices? How Chicana Teen Moms Navigate Sexual Health with Practitioners,” paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, Reno, NV, March 2013.

“The Satisfactory Midwife Bag: Midwifery Regulation in South Carolina, Past and Present Considerations,” invited lecture, Claremont Discourse Lecture Series, The Claremont Colleges Libraries, Claremont, CA, March 14, 2013.

Nigel BoyleNigel Boyle (Political Studies; Institute for Global/Local Study & Action)
“More than a Game: The Academic Study of Soccer,” speech at the Claremont American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Annual Dinner, Claremont, CA, June 30, 2013.

“Social Partnership and Austerity Shocks in Open Economies: Why Were Social Pacts Institutionalized in Ireland but not Korea?” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, CA, March 2013.

“The Anthropology of Austerity in the EU: the Irish Case,” paper presented at the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies Speaker Series on European Studies, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, March 7, 2013.

“Teaching International Studies through Soccer,” invited talk to the Claremont International Studies Education Project Institute, Claremont, CA, November 14, 2012.

Jose CalderónJose Zapata Calderón (Sociology; Chicana/o-Latina/o Transnational Studies, Emeritus)
“Platicas y Memorias: Reflections on the UFW,” Cesar Chavez Memorial Week, Riverside, CA, June 5, 2013. With United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta and artist Barbara Carrasco.

“Uniting Labor, Immigration, and Student Movements for Immigrant Rights,” panel presentation, East Los Angeles College Labor History Month, May 2013.

“Immigrant Rights and Local, State, National Strategies,” invited talk at the Forum on Humane Immigration Reform, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, May 11, 2013.

“Changing Demographics and Prospects for Immigration Reform,” Town Hall Meeting on Immigration Reform, San Bernardino, CA, March 25, 2013.

“Community Engagement as a Social Change Value,” paper presented at the Connect, Share, Build: Community Engagement as a Central Value for Today’s Liberal Arts Education conference, Pomona College and the Draper Center for Community Partnerships, Claremont, CA, February 2013.

Community-based Scholar Participant, Civic Arts: Civic Learning at the Intersections of Communities, Campuses, and Workplace research working group, led by the Kettering Foundation and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Dayton, OH, February 2013.

“Embracing Our Community, Our Children, Our Commitment,” invited presentation at the Ontario-Montclair Annual Parent Leadership Conference, Ontario, CA, February 20, 2013.

“The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” invited talk at 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Claremont, CA, January 20, 2013.

“Latinos/as and Social Movements in the Obama Years,” paper presented at the

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO, August 2012.

“Building Coalitions to Organize,” keynote address at National Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Convention, Los Angeles, CA, July 2012.

Ciara EnnisCiara Ennis (Pitzer Art Galleries)

Guest lecturer, course on Topics in Contemporary Art (ART450), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 2013.

Moderator, panel on “Alternative Curatorial Practices,” Otis Graduate Public Practice at 18th Street, Los Angeles, CA, February 2013.

Panelist, “What Can We Learn from Documenta (13)?” SOC(i)AL: Art + People Public Series of Lectures and Discussions, organized by Freewaves, Otis Graduate Public Practice at 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 2012.

Roberta EspinozaRoberta Espinoza (Sociology)
“Working-Class Minority Students’ Routes to Higher Education,” public lecture at Willamette University, Salem, OR, March 18, 2013.

“‘He Motivated Me to Want to go to College’: Student-Educator Relationships that Produce College Aspirations,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO, August 2012.

Paul FaulstichPaul Faulstich (Environmental Analysis)
“Beyond Earthworks: Ecological Restoration as a Foundational Art,” paper presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Biennial Conference, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, April 2013.

Judy GrabinerJudith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
“Lagrange, Symmetry, and Space,” invited lectures, Concordia University Civilization Program, Irvine, CA, November 12, 2012 and April 15, 2013.

“Effective Strategies for Teaching Classes for Non-Majors,” paper presented at the Mathematical Association of America National Summer Meeting, Madison, WI, August 2012.

Jill Harris (Economics)
Panel chair and presenter, “The Economics of College Sports,” the International Conference of the Western Economic Association, Seattle, WA, June 2013.

“Hot Hands in Cold Water: An Investigation into the Myth Using NCAA Water Polo,” paper presented at the International Conference of the Western Economic Association, Seattle, WA June 2013.

“Benefit-Cost Analysis in Resource Conservation: Getting The Dollars To Make Sense,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD), San Diego, CA, November 2012.

Melinda Herrold MenziesMelinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Analysis)
“Creating Community Development in Crane Reserves: The Case of Caohai in Southwestern China,” invited talk at the Intersections Colloquium Series: Border Zones in Environmental Studies/Science, Technology, and Society, Sarah Lawrence College, New York, NY, April 8, 2013.

Tessa Hicks-PetersonTessa Hicks Peterson (Community Engagement Center)
Panelist, “The Engaged Campus:  Preparing for the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification,” Campus Compact Annual Conference, Portland, OR, April 2013.

Conference co-organizer and panel moderator, Connect, Share, Build: Community Engagement as a Central Value for Today’s Liberal Arts Education, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, January 2013. With Pomona’s Draper Center Conference Planning Committee.

Melissa HidalgoMelissa Hidalgo (English and World Literature)
“Queer Mozlandia: Morrissey, Los Angeles, and Ozomatli’s ‘Gay Vatos in Love’,” invited talk, Queer Faculty Symposium, Queer Resource Center, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, April 3, 2013.

Panel organizer and discussant, “Chavela Vargas, La Bamba, and Morrissey: Mapping Queer Musical Diasporas and Desires,” American Studies Association Annual Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2012.

“Complicated Colonial Legacies: Mapping the Queer Chicano Contours of Morrissey’s Los Angeles Fanscape in ‘Gay Vatos in Love’,” paper presented at the American Studies Association Annual Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2012.

Todd HonmaTodd Honma (Asian American Studies)
“In Visibility: Race and Libraries,” invited talk at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association, Chicago, IL, June 30, 2013.

“Baliktad: A Diasporic Aesthetic,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Asian American Studies, Seattle, WA, April 19, 2013.

Carina Johnson (History)
“New Nations in the Empire: Heritable Identity Markers in the Sixteenth Century,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Studies Association, San Diego, CA, April 2013.

Panel discussant, “Forgetting Plurality: Writing Confessional Histories after the Reformation (3): Genealogies of Confessional Memory,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI, October 2012.

Ethel JorgeEthel Jorge (Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures)
“Service-Learning in Spanish: Faculty Roles and Rewards: Results from a National Survey,” paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 2012.

Alex JuhaszAlexandra Juhasz (Media Studies)
Workshop participant, “The Digital UnDivide: Everything is Between Theory and Practice Online,” Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 9, 2013.

Participant, “Unauthorized: An Unofficial Conversation about SCMA and HIV/AIDS,” Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2013.

Panelist, “Socially Networked Actuality: The Facebook Documentary,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 15, 2012.

Panelist, “Feminist Dialogues on Technology,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2012.

Panelist, “Feminism, Technology and Visuality,” Now! Visual Culture. New York University, New York, NY, June 2, 2012.

Barbara JunisbaiBarbara Junisbai (Office of the Faculty; First-Year Seminar Program)
“Exploring Politics through Literature and Film: The First Year Seminar as an Introduction to College Writing and Creative Social Inquiry,” paper presented at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Long Beach, CA, February 2013.

 “Privatization, Capitalists, and Political Contestation in the Post-Soviet Autocracies,” invited talk at the Oldenborg Learning Center, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, February 2013.

“Unpacking the ‘Competition’: Variation in Political Opposition under Competitive (and Not-So-Competitive) Post-Soviet Authoritarianism,” paper presented at the Summer International Symposium on Eurasia, Russia, China, and India, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, July 2012.

“Variations on Kazakh-ness: What Internationally Competitive Sports Tell Us about Identity and Nation-Building in Kazakhstan,” invited talk at the International Seminar on States, Nations and Secessionist Movements in Slavic Eurasia, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, July 2012.

Timothy Justus (Psychology)
“Event-related Potentials Reflect Working Memory Limitations in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder under Dual-task Conditions,” poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, April 2013. With N. Honzel and D. Swick.

“Does Damage to Broca’s Area result in a Selective Impairment for the Regular Past Tense?” invited talk at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, February 22, 2013.

Brian KeeleyBrian Keeley (Philosophy; Science, Technology and Society)
“Sense & Synesthesia,” paper presented at the Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, March 2013.

“Keeley on Bickle & Bernstein on Keeley on Conspiracy Theories,” commentary presented at the Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, March 2013.

Adam Landsberg (Physics, W.M. Keck Science Department)
Mini-Symposium co-organizer, SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT, May 2013. With Eric J. Friedman.

Jesse LernerJesse Lerner (Media Studies)
“The Absent Stone,” invited talk, Institute of the Americas, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, March 12, 2013.

“The Narco-aesthetic,” paper presented at Visible Evidence XIX Conference, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, December 2012.

“Modernismos ‘Mexicanos’ en el Sur de California,” paper presented at the III Encuentro de Investigadores de Cine, Bogotá, Colombia, November 2012.

“Resignificaciones de Arte Prehispánico,” paper presented at Geneologías de Arte Contemporaneo, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico, August 2012.

Leda MartinsLeda Martins (Anthropology)
“On Friendship and Anthropology: Reflections on Steve Rubenstein’s Work,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.

Donald McFarlane (Biology and Environmental Science, W.M. Keck Science Department)
“Integrated Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning and Autonomous Drone Surface-Photogrammetry at Gomantong Caves, Sabah, Malaysia,” paper presented at the International Congress of Speleology, Brno, Czech Republic, July 2013.

John Milton (Biology, W.M. Keck Science Department)
“Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction,” lecture presented at the Health Education Center, Western University of Health Science, Pomona, CA, June 13, 2013.

“Transient Neurodynamics and the Role of Sensory Deadzones,’ paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT, May 2013. With Tamás Insperger and Gábor Stépán.

“Clock-Driven Intermittent Controller and Model Based Predictive Controller for Human Balancing Models,” paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT, May 2013.

“Intermittent balance control with reflex delay,” paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT, May 2013. With Tamás Insperger.

David MooreDavid S. Moore (Psychology)
“What Are You Afraid of? Infant Attention to Fearful and Happy Facial Expressions in the Context of Novel Objects,” poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013. With Alison Goldstein and Patricia A. Smiley.

“Epigenetics: The Bridge between Biology and Psychology,” invited lecture to the Pomona College chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, Claremont, CA, April 11, 2013.

“Infants’ Visual-Manual Object Exploration and Mental Rotation Performance,” paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013. With Lauren E. Krogh and Scott P. Johnson.

“Epigenesis and the Epigenetics Revolution,” invited lecture at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 11, 2012.

Suyapa Portillo VilledaSuyapa Portillo-Villeda (Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies)
“Meretrices y Clandestinas: Sex Work in the Banana Towns in the North Coast of Honduras, 1929-1957,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington DC, May 2013.

“LGBTTI Resistance in Post-Coup Honduras,” invited talk, organized jointly by the Chicano Studies Department, Latin American Studies Department and the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program (MALAS), San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, April 30, 2013.

“Thinking Queer: from Bananas to Immigrant Rights,” invited talk, Queer Faculty Symposium, Queer Resource Center, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, April 24, 2013.

Roundtable presenter, “Central American Feminismos in the US and Intersectionality,” the Annual Meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Oakland, CA, November 2012.

“Pensando lo ‘Queer’: Intersecciones entre/desde el margen de Estados y America Latina,” paper presented at the Coloquio Internacional Pensando lo Queer Desde y En América Latina, Capítulo Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, October 2012.

“The 1954 Honduran Banana Strike,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch American Historical Association, San Diego, CA, August 2012.


Katie Purvis-Roberts (Chemistry, W.M. Keck Science Department)
Panel organizer and presenter, “Analysis of Heavy Metal Contamination in Urban Gardens,” the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2013.

“Aliphatic Amines as a Component of Particulate Matter Air Pollution,” invited talk at Princeton University, Department of Chemistry, Princeton, NJ, August 16, 2012; Loyola Marymount University, Department of Chemistry, Los Angeles, CA, September 7, 2012; and Reed College, Department of Chemistry, Portland, OR, October 11, 2012.

“Correlation between Formation of Alkylaminium Salts in Particulate Matter on Dairies,” the American Chemical Society Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference, Claremont, CA, April 2013. With David Cocker III, Philip Silva, Alam Hasson, Shawn Ashkan and Keck Science students Su Anne Lee (SC ’14) and Kopano Ramsay (SC ’13).

“Amine Incorporation into Particulate Matter at a California Dairy,” poster presented at the American Chemical Society Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference, Claremont, CA, April 2013. With  David Cocker III, Philip Silva, Alam Hasson, Shawn Ashkan, and Keck Science students Su Anne Lee (SC ’14) and Kopano Ramsay (SC ’13).

“The Establishment and Calibration of a Method to Analyze Heavy Metals in the Air using Wavelength-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescent Spectrometry,” poster presented at the American Chemical Society Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference, Claremont, CA, April 2013. With Keck Science student Julia Ritchie (SC ’13).

“Formation of Alkylammonium Salts in Particulate Matter,” poster presented at the American Chemical Society Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference, Claremont, CA, April 2013. With Xiaochen Tang, David Cocker III, Philip Silva, Robert Brown and Keck Science students Su Anne Lee (SC ’14) and Eric Praske ’13.

“Correlation between Formation of Alkylaminium Salts in Particulate Matter on Dairies,” poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013. With David Cocker III, Philip Silva, Alam Hasson, Shawn Ashkan, and Keck Science students Su Anne Lee (SC ’14) and Kopano Ramsay (SC ’13).

“Amine Incorporation into Particulate Matter at a California Dairy,” poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013. With David Cocker III, Philip Silva, Alam Hasson, Shawn Ashkan, and Keck Science students Su Anne Lee (SC ’14) and Kopano Ramsay (SC ’13).

Lars SchmitzLars Schmitz (Biology, W.M. Keck Science Department)
“Allometry Indicates Giant Eyes of Giant Squid Are Not Exceptional,” talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA, January 2013. With R. Motani, C.E. Oufiero, C.H. Martin, M.D. McGee, A.R. Gamarra, J.J. Lee and P.C. Wainwright.

“Comparing Disparity between Traits using the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Model: A Test of Functional Constraints on the Eyes of Labrids,” talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA, January 2013. With S.A. Price, P.S.L. Anderson, C.L. Boettiger and P.C. Wainwright.

“Reconstructing the Diel Activity Patterns of Fossil Nonmammalian Synapsids,” talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA, January 2013. With K. Angielczyk.

Symposium organizer and presenter, “Glossy Feathers and Nocturnal Activity: Inference of Microraptor Feather Colors using a Phylogenetic Framework,” the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Raleigh, NC, October 2012. With R. Motani and S. Hinic-Frlog.

“Phylogenetic Discriminant Analysis in Ecomorphology: A Case Study on the Inference of Diel Activity Patterns and Feather Color in Dinosaurs,” invited symposium talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 2012.

“Do Fish Eyes Evolve More Slowly than Fins, Teeth and Jaws? The Promises and Pitfalls of Comparing Rates of Phenotypic Evolution among Functional Systems,” talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 2012. With S.A. Price, P.S.L. Anderson and P.C. Wainwright.

Dan SegalDan Segal (Anthropology and History)

“Jane Goodall, or Tales and Performances of Chimp-Human Closeness,” keynote lecture at the Spring Symposium: Performance and Globalization, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, Champagne-Urbana, IL, April 5, 2013.

“Should We Relativize Hierarchy or Say that Democratic Aspirations are a Human Disposition?” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2012.

Susan SeymourSusan Seymour (Anthropology, Emerita)
“Women, Family, and Childcare in Bhubaneswar, India: 1965-1999,” invited keynote address to the 2012 Inter-Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India, November 27, 2012.

Strauss ClaudiaClaudia Strauss (Anthropology)
“Positive Thinking about Being out of Work: Southern California in the Great Recession,” paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the American Ethnological Society and the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, Chicago, IL, April 2013.

“Methods in Research about Cultural Models: Analysis of Conventional Discourses and Other Methods,” invited lecture, Department of Anthropology and Cognitive Studies Initiative, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, March 4, 2013.

“Narratives of the Unemployed,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.

Ruti Talmor (Media Studies)
“Queering South Africa’s Borders,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.

Laura Skandera TrombleyLaura Skandera Trombley (President; English and World Literature)
“The Human Touch,” commencement address at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Malibu, CA, May 18, 2013.

Panel moderator, “Fulbright 2.0 – e-Learning, MOOCs, OERs and the Future: What Does New Technology Mean for Global Education?” the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2013.

“Using Metrics Effectively,” paper presented at the Association of Governing Boards National Conference on Trusteeship, San Francisco, CA, April 2013. With Jason Rivera.

“Leading in a Consortium: Claremont Women’s Presidents,” panel presentation at the American Council on Education Advancing Women’s Leadership Conference, La Verne, CA, February 2013.

“Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn,” invited speaker at Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu, Bhutan, April 2013.

“Come Back to the Raft Ag’in, Michael Honey,” keynote speech at the Complicating Twain: Biography, Autobiography, and the Personal Scholar: Remembering Michael J. Kiskis Symposium, Elmira College, Elmira, NY, October 2012.

“The Scholarly Legacy of Michael Kiskis,” panel presentation at the Complicating Twain: Biography, Autobiography, and the Personal Scholar: Remembering Michael J. Kiskis Symposium, Elmira College, Elmira, NY, October 2012.

Discussant, “Egos, Money and Power: How Higher Education’s Leadership and Governance Paradigm Limits Sustainability—And How to Transform That Culture,” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2012.

Rachel VanSickle-WardRachel VanSickle-Ward (Political Studies)
“Wrestling with Conscience: Construction and Litigation of Conscience Clauses in Contraception Insurance Law,” invited talk at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA, April 5, 2013. With Amanda Hollis-Brusky.

“The Battle Over Birth Control: Gendered Dimensions of the Contraception Policy Debate,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA, March 2013. With Kevin Wallsten and Shiayana Gunasekara.

Chair, panel on “Women’s Political Leadership,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA, March 2013.

Co-founder and forum organizer, Law at the Fault Lines: Inaugural Meeting of the Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont, CA, March 1, 2013. With Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Manoj Mate, and Diana Kapieszwski.

Panelist, “Election Year Politics and Economics,” Inland Empire Forecast Conference, hosted by the Inland Empire Center at Claremont McKenna College and the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, Ontario, CA, October 2012.

Al WachtelAlbert Wachtel (Creative Studies)
“Bridging Worlds: Zulu Poet Mazisi Kunene—From Epic Authenticity to Modern Science,” invited lecture, Claremont Discourse Lecture Series, The Claremont Colleges Libraries, Claremont, CA, April 2012.

Andre WakefieldAndre Wakefield (History)
“Stasi Soccer: Sport and Society in the DDR,” invited talk at the Internationales Begegnumszentrum der Wissenschaft, Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2012.

“Leibniz in the Harz,” invited talk, the Departmental Colloquium, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, Germany, October 23, 2012.

“Cameralism: Projects and Reforms,” invited paper for Savoirs et techniques d’anticipation: Prévision et organisation du futur en Europe aux 18e et 19e siècles, Roscoff, France, August 29, 2012.

“The Conflict of the Faculties: German Cameralism as a Profession,” invited lecture at the Université Paris 1—Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France, June 12, 2012.

linus_yamaneLinus Yamane (Economics)
Panel discussant, “Race and Gender in the U.S. Economy,” Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, Seattle, WA, June 2013.

Kathy YepKathleen S. Yep (Asian American Studies)
“Social Justice Service Learning: Asian American Studies and Higher Education,” paper presented at the Connect, Share, Build: Community Engagement as a Central Value for Today’s Liberal Arts Education conference, Pomona College and the Draper Center for Community Partnerships,  Claremont, CA, January 2013.

Phil ZuckermanPhil Zuckerman (Sociology)
“Secular Life in America,” invited lecture at Georgetown University, Washington DC, February 21, 2013.

“The Rise of Irreligion in Europe and the USA: Causes and Consequences,” invited lecture, St.

Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, CA, January 25, 2013.