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William B. Turner Prize winner!

Congratulations Megan.  The department is so proud of you for winning this award. This last phrase struck the selection committee as powerfully descriptive of your time at Williams.  Your contributions to our campus and your classmates have been exceptional. You have been a crucial leader in the Center for Learning in Action, playing key roles in

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Our End-of-the-Year Dinner

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the faculty and majors shared a wonderful dinner at Hops & Vines.    

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Congratulations Thasin Alam

    Congratulations!   A book review written by Thasin of an edited volume on the anthropology of parenting has just been published in Student Anthropologist. Here’s the link.  A quote from Professor Joel Lee:  “I think it’s pretty exciting that one of our majors has a scholarly publication.”

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Jessica Smith “Trump Country”: Ethnography, Empathy and Political Difference

    Don’t miss Monday’s talk by Prof. Jessica Smith, selected by this year’s ANSO seniors! “Misadventures in Trump Country: Ethnography, Empathy, and Political Difference” Monday, May 8, at 7 PM in Schapiro 129

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Professor Edwards’ new book is available

Professor David Edwards’ book:  Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Excerpt: What compels a person to strap on a vest loaded with explosives and self-destruct in a crowded street? Scholars have answered this question by focusing on the pathology of the “terrorist mind” or the “brainwashing” practices of terrorist organizations. In Caravan

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL-April 25

Spring Mixer Flyer

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Congratulations, Ryan Fajardo

  Ryan Fajardo was recently selected to participate in the American Sociological Association’s Honors Program.  Ryan was selected on the basis of his paper “Working through the App: Taskrabbit and Paid Line Sitting,” which grew out the fieldwork he conducted for his Sociology Honors Thesis.  Ryan will now be presenting this paper at the ASA’s

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Spring ANSO Mixer

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THESIS COLLOQUIUM

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!

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Williams interview featuring Olga Shevchenko

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

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