Off-Campus Participants

Cheryl Haworth

Cheryl HaworthCheryl Haworth is an Olympic medalist, three-time Olympian, two time junior world champion, and was the US National Weightlifting Champion for 12 consecutive years, Born in 1983 in Savannah, Georgia, Haworth began weightlifting at age thirteen before medalling just four years later in the 2000 Sydney Games’ Inaugural Women’s Weightlifting team. She holds a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she currently serves as an Admissions Recruiter.

Jong Kyu

Jong KyuJong Kyu is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of Philadelphia. He has exhibited sculptures, performances and science projects at Extra Extra Gallery, Philadelphia, Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia, and the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Dave has contributed articles to FunnelPages.com and Artjaw.com, and has been interviewed by artblog radio. As an arts administrator, he volunteers for Philly STAKE (a locally sourced fundraising dinner & micro-granting program), and sits on the Advisory Board for the Art in City Hall Galleries, and the Gallery Advisory Board of the Asian Arts Initiative. He gets by with a B.F.A. in Sculpture with an Art History minor from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.  See http://jongkyu.com/

Shaun El C. Leonardo

Shaun LeonardoShaun El C. Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who blends personal narrative and pop-cultural iconography from his childhood within self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of his own masculine identity. These hybridizations take the form of cutout paintings, drawings and sculptures, while also brought to life through performance. Shaun received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives/works in Queens, New York City – the borough in which he was born and raised. He has received residencies/grants from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The New York Studio School, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Matters, New York Foundation for the Arts, McColl Center for Visual Art, Franklin Furnace and, most recently, a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant. His work has been presented internationally and is represented by Praxis International Art, New York/Miami/Buenos Aires, with recent solo exhibitions in New York City and Miami.  See http://www.elcleonardo.com/

Ted Purves

Ted PurvesTed Purves is a writer and artist based in Oakland. He works in collaboration with the artist Susanne Cockrell to create social art projects that investigate the overlay of urban and rural systems upon the lives of specific communities and ask questions about the nature of people and place as seen through social economy, history and local ecology. In 2005, he created the Masters curriculum for Social Practice at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and is currently the chair of their MFA Fine Arts program. His book: What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art, was released by SUNY Press in early 2005.  See http://fieldfaring.wordpress.com/about/

Sal Randolph

Sal RandolphSal Randolph lives in New York and makes art involving gift economies, social interactions, public spaces and publishing, including Opsound, (a commons for the exchange of copyleft music) the Free Biennial and Free Manifesta (a pair of open guerrilla “biennials”), Free Words (a book infiltrated into bookstores and libraries), and Money Actions (an ongoing series of interventions in which she gives away money to strangers). Her work has been on view recently at the Ljubljana Biennial in Slovenia, CS13 in Cincinnati, and is coming soon to Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn where she’ll be an artist in residence this winter, offering free tickets to unknown destinations. Other projects have taken place at Manifesta 4, the Live Biennale, Röda Sten, the Palais de Tokyo, Bürofriedrich, Art Interactive and Pace Digital Gallery. She is currently investigating games, recipes, algorithms, codes, and texts, playing video games, and writing about about experience, participation, and value in art.  See http://salrandolph.com/

Lee Walton

Lee WaltonLee Walton’s work takes many forms- from drawings on paper, game/system based structures, video, web-based performances, public projects, theatrical orchestrations and more. After a two-year affiliation with the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, Walton has received many accolades from Museum funded projects (Reykjavik Art Museum of Iceland, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, SECCA, ICA Boston), public commissions (Art in General, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rhizome at the New Museum of NY, national and international exhibition venues (Island #6, Shanghia, China, Clubs Project Inc., Australia, Ljubljana Museum of Art) and collections (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Martin Z. Margulies Wharehouse). Walton has also lectured extensively on his practice and related subjects. Recent lectures, panel discussions and visits include MIT, Art in General, The New School, Art Institute of Boston, Columbia, Portland State Univerisity and the University of Ulster, Belfast Ireland. Walton holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the California College of the Arts. His drawings are represented by Kraushaar Gallery in NY and his conceptual work is represented by “cwp” (Christopher West Presents). Walton is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  See http://www.leewalton.com/

Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and his MFA in photography, along with an MA in visual criticism, from California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Thomas has acted as a visiting professor at CCA and in the MFA programs at Maryland Institute College of Art and ICP/Bard and has lectured at Yale University, Princeton University, the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. His work has been featured in many publications including Reflections in Black (Norton, 2000) 25 under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers (CDS, 2003), 30 Americans (RFC, 2008). Thomas’ monograph, Pitch Blackness, was published by Aperture in 2008. He received a new media fellowship through the Tribeca Film Institute and was an artist in residence at John Hopkins University. He has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad including Galerie Anne De Villepoix in Paris, the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Thomas’ work is in numerous public collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Museum of Fine Art in Houston. His collaborative projects have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and installed publicly at the Oakland International Airport, The Oakland Museum of California and the University of California, San Francisco. Recent exhibitions include Dress Codes: The International Center for Photography’s Triennial of Photography and Video, Greater New York at P.S. 1/MoMa, Contact Toronto Photography Festival, and Houston Fotofest. Thomas was the Spring 2011 fellow at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University. Thomas is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.  See http://hankwillisthomas.com/

Julie Wyman

Julie WymanJulie Wyman is an award-winning filmmaker as well as a performer, writer, and professor. Her 2004 film, Buoyant, screened at MoMA New York, the Walker Arts Center, the La Jolla MoCA and at festivals internationally. Her full-length documentary, A Boy Named Sue (2000) aired on Showtime, the MTV’s Logo TV, and screened at festivals internationally, winning the 2001 Sappho Award for Best Documentary and receiving a nomination for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s Media Award for Best Documentary. Wyman’s writing has been published in the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest and an edited volume entitled Scholarly Acts. Wyman is also a member of the artist/activist collective BLW whose performance work, has been featured at venues including the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, Pilot Television, Chicago, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford. Wyman holds a an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Filmmaking in the Cinema and Technocultural Studies Department at UC Davis.  See http://www.itvs.org/films/strong

On-Campus Participants

Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly enters his 37th season at the helm of Haverford’s track and cross country programs.  In 2010, Haverford won the NCAA Division III cross country championship. It was the school’s first team championship. Five Fords earned All-American honors, including individual national champion Anders Hulleberg. The indoor distance medley relay team ran its way to All-American status with a third place finish at the NCAA championship. During the outdoor season, Eric Arnold and Tim Schoch were All-Americans in the 1,500 meter run. Personally, Donnelly earned seven coach of the year awards, including the 2010 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Cross Country National Coach of the Year.  Donnelly has taken Haverford to 67 Middle Atlantic and Centennial Conference championships in track and cross country, including 53 since 1992. His runners have earned 128 cross country and track & field All-America certificates since 1980, including 25 individual NCAA championships, one NCAA championship relay team and one NCAA national championship cross country team.  Individual program highlights under Donnelly’s guidance include Karl Paranya ’97—a 1996 and 2000 Olympic trials participant in the 1,500 meters—who ran the first sub-4 mile (3:57.6) in NCAA D-III history in 1997; Seamus McElligott ’91, who won NCAA Division III championships in cross country, the indoor 5,000 meter run, and the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000, and also earned an All-America certificate competing in the Division I cross country championship; J.B. Haglund ’02, who captured four NCAA titles during his senior year at Haverford; Matt Leighninger ’91, who won NCAA championships in the steeplechase and the indoor 1,500; Aaron Curry ’94, who was the NCAA champion in the indoor 1,500 and Anders Hulleberg ’11, who won the NCAA cross country title.  Donnelly was an All-American in cross country and track at Villanova University. A top college distance runner from 1966 to ’69, he helped lead the Wildcats to three consecutive NCAA cross country championships and one NCAA track title.

Vicky Funari

Vicky Funari is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and teacher.  She produced, directed, and edited the award-winning feature documentaries Maquilápolis (2006) and Paulina (1998); and she directed and edited Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000).  These award-winning, critically acclaimed films have screened in many of the world’s most respected film festivals, including Sundance, Locarno, Havana, Rotterdam, SXSW, and Tribeca.  Her films have aired nationally on PBS, Cinemax, and the Sundance Channel.  From 2006-2009, Funari also directed the Maquilápolis binational Community Outreach Campaign, using the film in conjunction with activist organizations and factory workers to promote dialogue and social change.  Funari has edited a wide range of projects, most recently the upcoming PBS documentary Strong!, directed by Julie Wyman and co-edited with Jennifer Chinlund.  Funari is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and she has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Center for the Arts and an NEA Artist-in-Residence at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.  She is currently a Visiting Filmmaker at Haverford College, where she teaches documentary production, history, and theory.  See http://www.maquilapolis.com/

Indradeep Ghosh

Indradeep Ghosh is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Haverford College. Ghosh’s research interests lie primarily in international economics, happiness economics, and new paradigmatic approaches to economics. In his published research, Deep has studied the relationship between trade and FDI in developing countries, and current account dynamics in the presence of imperfect substitutability between financial assets.  In his current work, Deep and his colleague Bish Banerjee, along with two other co-authors, are investigating an extensive dataset from Slovakia to understand the impact of central bank intervention in foreign exchange markets.  Deep is also very interested in exploring new approaches to economic thinking, especially the transdisciplinary possibilities across Economics and Sociology and Economics and Philosophy. With Haverford colleague, Mark Gould, Professor of Sociology, Deep is studying deviant behavior in social situations as part of a broader attempt to reconstruct the logic of economic theory in sociological terms. With his colleague, philosopher Joshua Ramey, Deep is studying the nature of money and its implications for political economy solutions to the current crisis of late capitalism.  At Haverford, Deep teaches courses in Money and Financial Markets, Open Economy Macro, and Introductory Macro. In Fall 2011, Deep will teach a new course on “Crises” which will introduce students to a rigorous treatment of the 2008 Financial Crisis, through a variety of different perspectives, ranging from modern macroeconomic theory, to economic history, to political economy.  See http://www.haverford.edu/faculty/ighosh

Tim Harte

Tim Harte received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2001, joining the faculty at Bryn Mawr a year later. His research interests center on 20th-century Russian literature, film, and culture. His book Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in Russian Avant-Garde Culture, 1910-1930, published in 2009 by the University of Wisconsin Press, explores the modernist “cult of speed” that emerged in Russian avant-garde painting, poetry, and cinema. Tim has also published articles on the Aleksandr Sokurov film Russian Ark, the “ferroconcrete poetry” of Vasilii Kamensky, and the treatment of modern athletics in the verse of Osip Mandelstam. His teaching interests include courses on 20th-century Russian literature (Nabokov, Chekhov), avant-garde culture, contemporary Russian culture, silent cinema, Soviet and Eastern European cinema of the 1960s, and, last but not least, the Russian language. In his spare time, Tim enjoys long distance running, watching soccer (specifically Arsenal), playing with his young son (Isaac), dog (Oliver) and cat (Thaddeus), and going to the movies.  See http://www.brynmawr.edu/russian/TimHarte.htm

Rachel Hoang

Rachel Hoang is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Haverford College. Hoang’s lab is interested in the process of morphogenesis. The lab studies how cells change their shape during development to mould an embryo into its final shape and form. They are also interested in understanding how these mechanisms have evolved, and how differences in these processes account for differences seen between the embryos of different species.  Hoang’s lab use the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to study some of the earliest cell shape changes that drive prospective mesoderm cells into the inside of the embryo during gastrulation. They are particularly interested in the pathway initiated by the signal, folded gastrulation (fog). The fog gene is unique to Drosophila but it feeds into a highly conserved pathway involving a RhoGTPase and eventual activation of myosin contractility.  Current projects in the lab involve further investigation into the fog pathway, to better understand aspects of its conservation and divergence and the origins of the unique fog gene. They are also undertaking some analysis of gastrulation in other insects to gain insight into the evolution of this fundamental embryo-shaping process.  See http://www.haverford.edu/faculty/rhoang

Jesse Shipley

Jesse Shipley is an Assistant Professor of Anthropolgy at Haverford College. An ethnographer and filmmaker, Shipley received his Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from University of Chicago. Shipley’s research focuses on Ghana and recent Africa Diasporas. His scholarly interests include African politics and religion, post-independence political economy, popular culture, critical human rights, sexuality, race, electronic mediation, film, and urban space. As an anthropologist and filmmaker, Shipley is committed to exploring creative, new media approaches to research, teaching, writing, and image production. As film and new media increasingly permeate neoliberal, publics around the world, the anthropology of media and popular culture is increasingly vital in thinking through the changing nature of political power and its opposition, public violence, and the global circulation of race and sexuality.  In 2007 Shipley released a feature documentary film Living the Hiplife, distributed by Third World Newsreel. Screening at various international film festivals in Europe, Africa, and North America, this film focuses on the economic hopes and musical dreams of young Ghanaians as they confront the realities of race, corporate sponsorship, and political change. He is currently working on a new film project that follows Ghana’s national football team on the road to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and is in postproduction on several experimental shorts and music videos.  See http://www.haverford.edu/anthropology/faculty/shipley.php

Wendy Sternberg

Wendy Sternberg is a Professor of Psychology at Haverford College. Sternberg’s primary research area is pain and its inhibition in laboratory animals and humans. In the animal work, Sternberg’s students and she study the long-term consequences of pain during early life, the effects of environmental enrichment on pain behaviors, and the bi-directional relationship between pain and social interactions. They also study sex differences in pain and analgesia processes, including hormonal modulation of adulthood sex differences. Other areas of research include the experience of pain during athletic competition, and the relationship between the social emotion of empathy and the experience of pain in humans.  See http://www.haverford.edu/psych/wsternberg/

Curators

John Muse

John MuseJohn Muse is currently a visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Exhibitions Faculty Liaison at Haverford College. He was the 2007-2009 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hurford Humanities Center. In 2006 he received a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley. His dissertation, The Rhetorical Afterlife of Photographic Evidence, co-chaired by Judith Butler and Kaja Silverman, analyzes Roland Barthes’ numerous writings on photography, an artwork by Roni Horn entitled Another Water (the River Thames, for Example), and an essay by Avital Ronell on the videotaped beating of Rodney King, “TraumaTV: Twelve Steps Beyond the Pleasure Principle.” Muse shows how these works use photographs to promulgate rather than reduce a crisis of the evident.  His single-channel videotapes and multi-media installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. In 2009 he and frequent collaborator, Jeanne C. Finley, were featured artists at the Flaherty Seminar curated by Irina Leimbacher. In 2001 Muse and Finley received a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship for their experimental documentary project, Age of Consent. In 1999 they received a Creative Capital Foundation Award. In 1995 they received Artist in Residence fellowships from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. The Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco represents his installation works, and the Video Data Bank distributes his single-channel works.  See http://www.finleymuse.com/

Matthew Seamus Callinan

Matthew Seamus CallinanMatthew Seamus Callinan is the Campus Exhibitions Coordinator for Haverford College. Over the last five years, Callinan has coordinated dozens of exhibitions for the college. In addition to acting as coordinator, Callinan curated the exhibition Problemy, featuring the work of artists Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala who have recently been included in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Collaborating with co-curators Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann, Callinan assisted in the creation of the People’s Biennial, an exhibition supported by Independent Curators International (ICI) that has toured the United States for the past two years and was on view at Haverford College January 27-March 2, 2012. The People’s Biennial 2010 book that documents the exhibition features an essay by Callinan. See http://artjaw.com/matthew-seamus-callinan