Advancement of Public Action: Related Content
Yoko Inoue’s multidisciplinary art practice anthropologically examines complex relationships between people and objects, the commodification of culture, and the assimilation and transformation of cultural meaning and values. Using ceramic medium she explores the socio-political and economic implication of products and globalization.
Lydia Brassard is a public anthropologist and educator whose work grapples with public space, race, and racism in North America and the production of history.
Trailblazing attorney who has spent a career working to highlight issues of gender bias in the legal profession.
Feminist writer whose work was a lightning rod for the debate on pornography and censorship in the United States
Photo: John Cavanaugh
Rabbi Michael Cohen, a longtime environmental activist, has written extensively on the impact of ecological issues on the Middle East peace process.
Founder and former head of school of the Northwest School who has been recognized as a Changemaker by Global Washington for her current work as executive director of the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia
David Zicarelli ’83, is a software designer and entrepreneur practicing in the area of artistic and organizational creativity.
Robert Ransick draws inspiration from the social and political world we live in, history, and the potential for a future that is better.
Borough president of the New York City borough of Manhattan who formerly served as a member of the New York City Council and as director of the Office of Federal Relations in the Dinkins administration, among her other positions in a long career of public service
Artist, performer, and AIDS activist whose work helped create the first effective drug protocols to combat the syndrome
Photograph © Walter Kurtz
Burcu Seyben is a theatre theorist, playwright, actress, and author of Theatre and Multimedia (Habitus, 2016). She specializes in contemporary European and Turkish performances, and directors as well as theatre and politics.
Liz Ahn Toupin was one of the country's first Asian American college deans. Her career at Tufts spanned a tumultuous period of societal, educational and institutional upheaval.
Jon Isherwood is a sculptor who has pioneered high-tech CNC technologies, led international projects, and designed opportunities to investigate the sites where the intellectual and physical become visually entangled.
An award-winning teacher, Ronald Cohen focuses his research in social psychology on issues of justice and silence, and takes his practice into the community with his work on reparative justice.
Leading American philanthropist and fierce advocate for research into the causes and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Tatiana Abatemarco is an interdisciplinary scholar and educator who works in environmental humanities and sustainable food systems. She uses an ecofeminist frame to explore grassroots, holistic approaches to food justice.
Eileen Scully is an award-winning scholar of American diplomacy and international history. Her recent work explores historical understandings of human trafficking and international customary law on the coming, going, and staying of destitute, physically disabled migrants.
Executive director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nurse-led innovation, and a member of the board of directors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Composer, writer, and director who fashioned a unique style of socially engaged musical theatre
Photograph © Jack Mitchell (New York Times)
Media and participatory practice artist Marina Zurkow connects people to entrenched nature-culture tensions and environmental messes, offering humor and new ways of knowing, connecting, and feeling.
Daniel Michaelson is co-creator of Bennington College’s mediation curriculum, cofounder of a program to re-engage Bennington-area youth with their education, and a professional costume/set designer. He was one of a team of international collaborators in the creation of a play for peace building.
Alisa Del Tufo's career has been dedicated to making impact at the nexus of practice and policy; individual and community change; intellectual pursuit and activism with the goal of ending violence in the lives of women and girls addressing racism and other deep social challenges. She has founded three organizations: Sanctuary for Families, CONNECT, and Threshold Collaborative.
Annabel Davis-Goff is a novelist, screenwriter, essayist, social justice advocate, and a driving force behind Bennington College’s Incarceration in America and Prison Education Initiatives.
Mansour Farhang’s long career in international relations has included a diplomatic post and many distinguished research and teaching positions. He taught for more than 30 years at Bennington and returned as a visiting faculty member in 2017.
Pilot who learned to fly during her freshman year at Bennington, graduated early to become a WASP in World War II, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2010
Ivan Goff is an Irish traditional musician active internationally and on the New York scene. His academic research focuses on aurality and sound studies across a range of topics including film sound, music, and literature.
Judith Enck is a senior advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development. She will work with Bennington students to tackle the giant emerging issue of our time: plastic pollution.
Co-founder of Resonant Energy
Since 2016, Resonant Energy, co-founded by Ben Underwood ’13, has been on a mission: to make solar energy accessible to traditionally underserved communities and public institutions. In that time, they have brought solar energy to 45 nonprofit institutions and 27 middle-to-low-income households. They hope in the next five years to have reached 5,000 rooftops. Marking the second year since they relocated their office to Dorchester, MA in April, The Boston Globe reported on their work in and around the community, where they have become known as the group to go to if you’re a nonprofit looking for solar.