News & Events

Meet Christina Simko

The Department is thrilled to welcome Christina Simko, who will be joining us as Assistant Professor of Sociology. At the recent annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Professor Simko met with Susmita Paul ’16, and answered a couple of her questions. 1. What courses will you be teaching at Williams in the coming academic

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Panel discussion “The Nature of Environmental Justice”

March 3, 2015—A panel discussion titled “The Nature of Environmental Justice” will be held at Williams College on Thursday, March 12, in Griffin Hall, room 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Panelists include Sylvia Hood Washington, Brentin Mock, Al Huang, and Aaron Mair. David L. Smith, the college’s John W. Chandler Professor of English,

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Susmita Paul ’16 presents a paper at the ESS

Susie Paul presented her paper, entitled “Between Loyalty and Expertise: Social Therapy, Physician Preferences, and Medical Decision-making in a Bengali-American community” at the annual meeting of the Easter Sociological Society in New York City on February 27, 2015. The paper comes out of Susie’s research conducted with the support of Allison Davis Research Fellowship, a

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Television vs the Fridge: Russian Consumer Smackdown

Olga Shevchenko publishes a blog post discussing the parallels between the 1998 economic crisis in Russia and the current events on All Russias’ Blog of the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

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ANTH alum publishes a short story that originated in ANSO 402

Anthropology alum Liz Weinberg’ 11 developed the essay she wrote for the Senior Seminar (ANSO 402) for her MFA thesis. It has now been published in The Appendix, a quarterly journal that focuses on experimental and narrative history. Congratulations, Liz!  

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New Publication by Robert Jackall

Congratulations to Robert Jackall and Duffy Graham ’83 on the publication of From Joseph Bensman: Essays on Modern Society (Newfound Press, 2014), which they co-edited and provided with the Introduction!  

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ANSO Party

An informal gathering of students who did research and archaeological fieldwork in Guatemala over the summer with Professor Foias will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3:00 pm in 129 Schapiro Hall.  The students have compiled a slide show which will be running during the event.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please join us.

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Talk on Oct 30: Ten Years in the East: Photographs from Russia and Ukraine

Ten Years in the East: Photographs from Russia and Ukraine Thursday, October 30 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm Lawrence Hall, 3 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267 Sasha Rudensky, Assistant Professor of Art – Photography at Wesleyan University, will present and speak about her work, which focuses on post-communist Eastern Europe. Rudensky’s practice is concerned

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ANSO Welcomes New Faculty

  The department is thrilled to welcome Julia Kowalski, Grant Shoffstall, Natalie Bump Vena and LaShandra Sullivan, our new faculty for Academic Year 2014-15.

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India’s Identities Fall Film Series

As part of her REL 246T/ANTH246T: India’s Identities: Religion, Caste and Gender course, Professor Kim Gutschow is organizing the film series India’s Identities.The films will be screened on three nights during the Fall semester.  The dates are September 18, October 2 and November 6.  All films will be shown in Hollander 040, 8:00 pm to

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