The Faculty Focus series takes participants inside the classrooms of our esteemed faculty, looking at their expertise and fields of research, their campus collaboration, their students’ work and their experiences teaching at Amherst.

Supported by the Office of Advancement.

Event Videos

Learning to Jailcare: Anthropology, Medicine, and Reproduction Behind Bars

October 5, 2020

Anthropologist, obstetrician-gynecologist, and author, Carolyn Sufrin '97 talks with her long-time Amherst mentor Deborah Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology, about her path from Gewertz’s seminar room to jail clinic.
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Amherst Conversations: Will He Go?

September 10, 2020

Attorney and CNN co-anchor Laura Jarrett ’07 moderates a discussion with Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, about his book, Will He Go?: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020. Read Bios »

Teaching Through (and About) the Pandemic

August 11, 2020

Professor Austin Sarat discusses remote teaching and what students can expect from their professors this fall at Amherst College. Moderated by Chief Advancement Officer Betsy Cannon Smith ’84. Read Bios »

Attack, Defend, Steal: Student-Led Research Projects in Adversarial Machine Learning

July 28, 2020

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Scott Alfeld, discusses research on adversarial learning led by his students, including attacks against learning systems, methods of hardening learners against attackers, and stealing data from sequential learners.
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