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ANSO Elders 2018-19

Gabriel Silva Collins                                                        Anna Goldelman                                                    Katie Loftus [email protected]                                                        [email protected]                              

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AES Senior Book Prize: Congratulations, David

CARAVAN of MARTYRS: SACRIFICE and SUICIDE BOMBING in AFGHANISTAN has won the Senior Book Prize of the American Ethnological Society.  It has also received honorable mention for the Gregory Bateson Book Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology. On behalf of the jury, Anne Allison writes: “Taking up the upsurge in suicide bombing following the

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Deconstructing Borders

Professor Christina Simko led a discussion on how social media has moved fro the personal to the political and now to the pedagogical.  Faculty members contributing were Maria Elena Cepeda, Latina/o Studies, VaNatta Ford, Africana Studies, Bill Jannen, Computer Science and Saadia Yacoob, Department of Religion. magazine.williams.edu-Deconstructing Borders

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The Truth about Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order

  Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm, Griffin Hall 3 Renowned anthropologists and Harvard scholars Jean and John Comaroff will speak about their latest book, The Truth about Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order in which they make a startling claim about our modern era: it is not by our arts, politics, or science that we understand

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Senior Prize Recipients

The ANSO Department held their senior dinner Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Professor Antonia Foias awarded the annual Friedrichs Award and James Orton Prize. The recipients of the James Orton Prize were: Juliet Kelso   and    Thasin Alam   Nicholas Dehn was presented with the Friedrichs Award. Congratulations to the three of you.      

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DINNER HONORING SENIORS – Class of 2018

On Tuesday, May 15, the ANSO faculty hosted a dinner for seniors.  Also attending to congratulate the graduates were junior majors and incoming sophomore majors.

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Daniel Kirsch receives the Chandler Memorial Fellowship

Daniel Kirsch ’18 has been awarded a Class of 1945 Florence Chandler Memorial Fellowship grant to support a year of independent study outside the United States. Daniel is a biology and anthropology major. Congratulations Daniel for this great achievement. Please go to the link below to read about Daniel and the Chandler Fellowship. https://communications.williams.edu/news-releases/5_7_2018_chandler/

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

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Lecture by Partha Chatterjee

    Tuesday April 17 7:00 pm Griffin 3 (not Griffin 6 as poster indicates)      

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WCMA Exhibit

Professor Antonia Foias has organized a WCMA exhibit, Seeds of Divinity, set to open Friday, January 19, 2018.  Co-curated with her students from the fall course, ANTH 281, the exhibit includes art works from five pre-Columbian civilizations of Mexico and Central America, and explores Mesoamerican concepts of divinity, and the relationship between humans, animals and

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