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Dinner honoring senior majors

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The Life of Cheese

Professor Heather Paxson, Department of Anthropology, MIT, will be speaking on Thursday, April 23 in Griffin Hall, Room 6.  Her talk is entitled The Life of Cheese: Negotiating the Values of an Unfinished Commodity.  There will be a cheese tasting at 7:00 pm followed by the talk at 7:30. This event is sponsored by Center

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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social Please join the department faculty and majors as we celebrate our new majors at a get-together on Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 pm.  Enjoy some ice cream with your choice of toppings.  Stop on over at Hollander Hall and unwind with a big glass of root beer.  All are invited.

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New Courses for 2015-16

New Courses for FALL 2015 ANTH 232(F)  Town and Gown:  Investigating the Relationship of College and Community Team-taught by an anthropologist and a journalist, this course investigates the relationship between Williams College and the surrounding communities of Northern Berkshire County via ethnographic/journalistic research conducted by students. The course will look at several case studies centered

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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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