The Academic Minute for 2021.02.01-2021.02.05


The Academic Minute from 02.01 – 02.05

Monday, February 1st
Hao Huang Scripps College
Tradition and Environmentalism in Bali: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Currently the endowed Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music at Scripps College, Dr. Hao Huang has served as a four-time United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has received critical acclaim in over two dozen countries in Asia, Europe, and North America. Huang was awarded grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York and Colorado Councils of the Arts, and the California Meet the Composer Series. In 2008, Dr. Huang was honored as a Fulbright Scholar in Music and American Studies at Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary; he also served on the roster of the Fulbright Specialists in American Studies from 2012-2017.

Tuesday, February 2nd
Martha Gonzalez – Scripps College
Participatory Music Practices
Martha Gonzalez is a Chicana artivista (artist/activist) musician, feminist music theorist and Assistant Professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at Scripps/Claremont College. A Fulbright (2007-2008), Ford (2012-2013) and Woodrow Wilson Fellow (206-2017) her academic interest in music has been fueled by her own musicianship as a singer/songwriter and percussionist for Grammy Award winning band Quetzal. Quetzal has made considerable impact in the Los Angeles Chicano music scene. The relevance of Quetzal’s music and lyrics have been noted in a range of publications, from dissertations to scholarly books.

Wednesday, February 3rd
Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert – Scripps College
Cell Stress Response
Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert is an Associate Professor of Biology at Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges in California. She completed her Ph.D. at the Weill Cornell Medical College and did post-doctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope in Duarte, California. Dr. Edwalds-Gilbert is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and serves as a CUR Councilor for the Biology Division. In her own molecular biology lab, she has supervised more than 60 undergraduates, many of whom are from groups underrepresented in science.

Thursday, February 4th
Yuval Avnar – Scripps College
News Echo Chambers
Yuval Avnur is Professor of Philosophy at Scripps College. He works on a broad range of issues about belief and doubt, including in contemporary epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy. He will be director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute until Spring 2021.

Friday, February 5th
Nancy Neiman – Scripps College
Markets and Social Justice
Nancy Neiman is the Mary Wig Johnson Professor of Teaching at Scripps College. She came to Scripps College in 1993, where she has been the recipient of numerous teaching, research, and community service awards, and has taught a wide range of political economy courses including Survey of Political Economy, Political Economy of Food, Markets and Politics in Latin America, the Power Elite, and Infrastructures of Justice. Professor Neiman is the author of States, Banks, and Markets: Mexico’s Path to Financial Liberalization in Comparative Perspective (Westview, 2001), and has published articles on topics such as neoliberalism, dollarization, and financial crises. Her recently published book Markets, Community and Just Infrastructures, analyzes the conditions under which markets result in just outcomes.


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