The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours. Stop by to meet with a member of the Health Education team and ask a question, find out about upcoming programs centered around student well-being, get some free resources!
Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly will be available every Friday from 11 AM-1 PM on Val Quad Tent #4 with resources, swag, and information related to a range of sexual respect topics including bystander intervention, consent & healthy communication, survivor support, and healthy relationships. Stop by and say hello!
Please join your French Language Assistants for the virtual weekly meeting of French Table. French Table is an opportunity for informal conversation in French, and is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! You are welcome to join for part or all of these sessions. If you are not currently enrolled in a French course, but would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the pre-registration link.
Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.
Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Your weekly exhale: Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m. on Zoom through Nov 20
A little bit of meditation. A little bit of conversation. A little bit of affirmation. Join us as we gather for presence, connection, and a deep exhale. Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Contact Harrison Blum, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, for more info (email@example.com).
Join the Women’s and Gender Center and Multicultural Resource Center for Women & Femmes of Color! We meet monthly to build community and solidarity between women and femmes of color at Amherst. This week we will create two spaces - one to process and the other to recharge from all things 2020 US Elections in community. Come as you are and for what you need!
An affinity hosted by the QRC that centers those who identify with the bisexual and pansexual spectrum where people can talk about the intersectionality of their sexuality, their other identities, and other aspects of their lives.
For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413.542.5964.
This reflection on the post-election picture will feature Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought; Jakina Debnam Guzman, assistant professor of economics; and Eleonora Mattiacci, assistant professor of political science. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their reflections and ask questions.
Lawrence Douglas, chair of the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, is the author of seven books, including The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust and The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial, a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” His most recent book is Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Electoral Meltdown in 2020. Douglas’ two novels are The Catastrophist, one of Kirkus' “Best Books of the Year,” and The Vices, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Prize. His commentary and essays have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times; and he is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian (U.S.). Douglas is also a recipient of major fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Institute for International Education and American Academy in Berlin, and the Carnegie Foundation.
Jakina Debnam Guzman, assistant professor of economics at Amherst, uses econometric, experimental and network methods to explore questions in behavioral economics and public policy. Guzman works to understand the impact of economic policies and events on human thriving, where human thriving is broadly defined. To do this, Guzman introduces social and psychological features into existing economic frameworks and quantify the extent to which these features matter for economic outcomes and well-being. Their current projects address three themes: 1) consumer responses to anti-soda legislation and campaigns, 2) the primary science of subjective well-being measures and 3) learning and peer effects in social networks. Throughout their work, their methodological choice is question-driven—they use text analysis, survey experiments, laboratory experiments and network analysis methods in addition to more traditional econometrics. In teaching, Guzman prioritizes constructive critical inquiry into economic knowledge and methods, and particularly enjoys teaching behavioral economics both the introductory and the advanced levels.
Eleonora Mattiacci, assistant professor of political science at Amherst, focuses on international politics, with a special emphasis on security studies. Mattiacci’s research sheds light on an unexplored puzzle: under what conditions do technological advancements influence the competition between both state and non-state actors to achieve their preferred political outcome in the international arena? Grasping the role of technological change challenges our understandings of how this competition unfolds and sheds light on the increasingly volatile nature of its outcomes. In a recent publication, Mattiacci investigated why rebel groups spend precious resources on using social media during conflict, arguing that the rapid pace of communication made possible by access to social media technology uniquely empowers these actors to reach out internationally for support against the government. Mattiacci’s research aims at elucidating one crucial aspect of the contemporary international system, namely how, in a time and place when traditional inter-state conflict is perceived as less legitimate and effective, competition for the definition of the international political landscape has shifted to the dimension of technology.