News & Events
On April 19, 2016, ANSO faculty and majors got together to play Cards Against Humanity with an ANSO twist. The game, brought to us by the Senior Elders Peter Cihon, Isabel Hanson and Susmita Paul, was a huge success and a great way to welcome 18 (!) new majors! Click here for some additional photos from
Meet Joel Lee, the new Assistant Professor of Anthropology in conversation with Susie Paul ’16: What courses are you teaching at Williams this semester? Anthro 101 and a seminar on Islam and Anthropology. The line-up next year, in addition to 101 (which we’ve recently renamed “How to be Human”), is Language and Power (an introduction
Join the ANSO students for the last snacks before the break! This one features Anthropology. See you on Thursday March 17 at 9pm in Mabie Room!
On March 15, 2016, Cultural Anthropologist David Bond spoke at a joint session of Environmental Justice (ANTH 332, taught by prof. Vena) and Race and the Environment (SOC 211, taught by prof. Manigault-Bryant). Bond is faculty and senior associate in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College. In preparation for class, students
Join us for a talk by Elijah Anderson, a renowned Yale sociologist who will be speaking on Black Space, White Space and the Persistence of Racial Segregation on Thursday March 3 at 7pm in Griffin 6. Students interested in joining prof. Anderson for ANSO-hosted lunch on Friday March 4 should contact prof. Foias to reserve a
Join Natalie Vena and colleagues at Images Cinema for a discussion and screening of Spike Lee’s new film Chi-Raq on March 5, 2016. Free with Williams Student ID!
Join the ANSO students for a study break on Wednesday, February 10th, 2015 in Sawyer’s Mabie Room. It’s the first Snacks of the semester! Featuring homemade cheesy garlic bread and chocolate chip cookies, as well as the typical fare of vegetables, chips, and dips.
Curious about thesis research? Considering applying for the Mellon Mays? On Tuesday, January 26th, Peter Cihon, Susie Paul and Elena Zifkin will present progress reports on their theses. If you are considering undertaking a research project in the future, join us between 4:00-6:00 p.m. in 241 Hollander Hall to hear the seniors talk about their work-in-progress.
We are thrilled and proud to congratulate Natalie Bump Vena, ’03 and Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in Anthropology and Environmental Studies, on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation in Anthropology at Northwestern University! Dr. Vena’s dissertation is entitled, “Preservation’s Loss: The Nature of Bureaucracy in the Cook County Forest Preserves” Here is Dr. Vena’s summary