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After Fleeing Afghanistan, Law School Alumni Find Refuge at Chapman

May 13, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Fahima Amini (LLM ’16) heard the front door open and knew immediately something was wrong. Why would her husband, a physician, be home from the hospital in the middle of the day? Then she saw his face and realized their worst fears were now real. “The Taliban are in Kabul,” her husband, Dr. Mohammad Tawab

Feminist Theory Is Liberatory Practice Pop-up Exhibition in Argyros Forum

May 11, 2022 by | News

Graduating seniors of the Women’s & Gender Studies Minor Program in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recently installed a feminist (theory) pop-up exhibition, “Feminist Theory Is Liberatory Practice,” in Argyros Forum (near the Student Union Lounge). The wall celebrated a number of feminist theorists whose work as scholar-activists seeks to deepen our

Dr. Leahy Awarded a Residency Fellowship at MacDowell 

May 3, 2022 by Lauren Moyle | News

Dr. Anna Leahy (English) was recently awarded a MacDowell Fellowship after being selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants. Leahy is the director of the MFA in Creative Writing program and the director of Tabula Poetica, the Center for Poetry at Chapman University. MacDowell fellowships are fully funded writing residencies, lasting between two and

The Conference on the American Short Story

April 26, 2022 by Carolyn Holt | News

  Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently hosted the Conference on the American Short Story in celebration of the art of short fiction. The conference was composed of several events including a short fiction workshop led by four local authors, dramatic readings of the authors’ short fiction work, a Literary (Pub)lishing Crawl,

History Students Win Best Paper Awards

April 26, 2022 by Natalie Figueroa | News

Patrick Beirne (‘22, History) and Sydney Horner (‘22, History) tied for Best Undergraduate Paper and Nat Pendergraft (‘22, History, TV Writing & Production; MA War & Society ‘23) was the runner-up at the 2022 Southern California Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society) Regional Conference. The conference featured 45 student presentations and 10 participating schools, and

A Sunflower of History and Hope

March 4, 2022 by Marilyn J. Harran | News

If you research the meaning of sunflowers, you’ll find that they are a symbol of positivity and luck. They also represent peace and hope. Sunflowers happen to be the national flower of Ukraine, a country that in recent years has embraced these ideals in building an independent and democratic society. In just over a week,

Godzilla and the Imagination of Anxiety

December 14, 2021 by Amy Asmussen | News

Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice, recently welcomed Dr. Bill Tsutsui, President and CEO of Ottawa University, who presented “Godzilla and the Imagination of Anxiety, from Hiroshima to COVID-19.” Walking the audience through Godzilla’s evolution, Tsutsui explained why he became so enamored with Godzilla at a young age, and continues

FEMFEST 2021

December 13, 2021 by | News

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) interdisciplinary program in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently hosted their first ever FEMFEST, a (soon-to-be annual) event when WGST students, instructors, and friends of the program gather to celebrate feminist scholarly work and to build a stronger feminist community on campus. Wilkinson College faculty, Angelica

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