browsingRO O M POLITICS OF MEMORY Watson Fellow to Study Genocide Memorials Amelia Hight ’05 joins an elite group of 50 students nationwide selected to conduct independent research projects abroad on a Thomas J.Watson fellowship. Beginning this summer, Amelia will travel to Rwanda and Cambodia to study the political motives behind genocide memorials. In the processes of reconciliation and closure after experiencing mass killings, the two countries have begun constructing memorials to honor the victims of the tragic events.Visiting the countries’ public spaces of remembrance, Amelia will assess the political motivation behind the memorials and museums as well as the impact these institutions have on the collective memory of the events. Amelia, a cum laude graduate in politics and international relations from Taos, New Mexico, conceived the idea for her project while studying abroad in South Africa.While exploring museums in the region, she observed a campaign by the new democratic leadership of renovation to incorporate the voices repressed under the apartheid government. She anticipates the opportunity will be challenging.“Not only will I be traveling for a year alone in countries that I have never visited, but I will be researching a very serious and potentially depressing topic.” However, Amelia sees the project as an opportunity to help communities with the healing process of remembrance and reconciliation.
Envelope, Please… Each year, THE MARY W. JOHNSON FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS honor Scripps faculty for extraordinary achievements in teaching, research, and community service. For the 2003-04 academic year, the winners are: COMMUNITY SERVICE Thierry Boucquey Professor of French Professor Boucquey teaches a range of classes in French studies. He was the organizing committee co-chair for the 100th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), held at Scripps in 2003. COMMUNITY SERVICE Bruce Coats Professor of Art History Professor Coats focuses on the art and literature of Asia, including teaching his popular “Tale of Genji” class, as well as “History of Gardens,” and other art history classes. For one class, he requires students to produce an exhibition in the Clark Humanities Museum.
SCHOLARSHIP Marina Pérez de Mendiola Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Professor Pérez de Mendiola teaches a variety of courses, such as “Revisiting the Latin American Short Story” and “Women Writers of the Hispanic World.” COMMUNITY SERVICE Eric Haskell Professor of French and Director, Clark Humanities Museum Professor Haskell’s scholarly interest is centered on the inter-relations between literature and art, with specific reference to image-text inquiry, and on garden history. Recently, he served on a six-year project to help produce the Landscape and Architectural Blueprint for Scripps College.
TEACHING YouYoung Kang Assistant Professor of Music Theory Professor Kang teaches courses in music theory, such as “Music in East Asia and its American Diasporas,” and “Music and the Performance of Identity,” as well as independent study. COMMUNITY SERVICE Adam Landsberg Associate Professor of Physics A Scripps faculty member in the Joint Science Department, Professor Landsberg’s specific area of interest is equivariant bifurcation theory, a subfield of non-linear dynamics. During the 2003-04 academic year, he served on the Executive Committee and the Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure Committee for Joint Science, among other activities. COMMUNITY SERVICE Mary Davis MacNaughton ’70 Associate Professor of Art History and Director, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Prof. MacNaughton supervises the organization of five annual exhibitions, including the prestigious Ceramic Annual; she also teaches in the joint art history program. She oversees several internship programs and served on the Landscape and Architectural Blueprint Committee.
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