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