Announcement of Professor Lara Deeb as Director of the Humanities Institute for 2016-17

Posted: December 11, 2015

Dear Scripps College Community:

I am delighted to announce that Lara Deeb, Professor of Anthropology, will be our next Director of the Humanities Institute.  She has agreed to a one-year term beginning July 1, 2016. In selecting Professor Deeb, we were impressed by her vision for the College and her interest in building on the model set forth during the 2015-16 academic year.  Her own interdisciplinarity in teaching and scholarship make her an excellent choice as the next Humanities Institute Director. The theme for fall 2016 will be “The War on Terror, 15 years later” and for spring 2017 will be “Walls, Borders, Fences.”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Hao Huang for his successful year-long program theme of Dangerous Conversations: Racial/Sexual/Classed Violence in the USA this fall and with great anticipation for the continued spring programming.  The programming has brought superb guests to our campus and had an impact at Scripps, the Claremont Colleges, our local community, and beyond. I hope you will all join me in attending next semester’s events.


Amy Marcus-Newhall

Interim President
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-3905
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