News & Events
Please join the Anthropology/Sociology Department THESIS COLLOQUIUM Tuesday, January 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Paresky 112 Seniors presenting their work in progress are: Megan Maher, Ryan Fajardo, Rachel Waldman, and Joyce Lee. Refreshments will be served!
Memory and Silence Sociology professor Olga Shevchenko has been visiting with Russian families and studying their old photo albums, searching for clues about the Soviet past and knitting together a narrative about memory and silence. Shevchenko became interested in photographs and memory while working on her book Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow (Indiana
Grounded in the stories of their actual visits, What They Saw in America takes the reader through the journeys of four distinguished, yet very different foreign visitors – Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton and Sayyid Qutb – who traveled to the United States between 1830 and 1950. The comparative insights of these important outside
Prof. Simko‘s new book,The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11 (Oxford University Press, 2015), received Honorable Mention for the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, awarded annually by the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association. Prof. Simko will receive the award at the ASA’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA this August.
In 2016, the Orton Prize for excellence in Anthropology was awarded to Isabel Hanson, who will be spending the summer in the Berkshires, doing ethnographic research on the community health worker programs in North Adams, under the auspices of the Center for Learning in Action. The Friedrichs Award for excellence in Sociology went to Peter Cihon. Peter
All the best wishes to the graduates in Anthropology and Sociology this year! We miss you already! Anthropology Nicolette Caravelli Hadley DesMeules Isabel Hanson Sociology Peter Cihon Kevin Eagan Aubrey Kenefick Chaewon Kim Susmita Paul Daniel Seidita Elena Zifkin
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