News & Events

Departmental Prize Winners for 2022

The Anthropology and Sociology Department would like to congratulate the Class of 2022 prize winners: The James Orton Prize in Anthropology was awarded to Charlotte Hanson. The Robert Friedrichs Award in Sociology was presented to Nicky Wu. Best wishes to Charlotte and Nicky! Charlotte Hanson Nicky Wu… Continue reading »

Postcards from Nowheres – Exhibit

Postcards from Nowheres, an exhibit of 42 postcards created by students in SOC 335 is now on view in Sawyer Library. The postcards investigate places that make us question the prevailing definitions of statehood, nationhood, and citizenship. The exhibit will be on display until Spring Break. Continue reading »

Departmental Prize Winners for 2021

Each year, our Department recognizes two graduating senior majors for their exemplary work in Anthropology and Sociology. This year, the recipients of the Robert Friedrichs and James Orton Awards are Nicole Chen and Andre Hui, pictured here with Prof. Antonia Foias. They are now off to, respectively, Washington, DC (Nicole)… Continue reading »

Professor Joel Lee’s Book Publication

We are excited to announce the publication of Prof. Joel Lee’s book, Deceptive Majority: Dalits, Hinduism, and Underground Religion, with Cambridge University Press! The idea that India is a Hindu majority nation rests on the assumption that the vast swath of its population stigmatized as ‘untouchable’ is,… Continue reading »

Interview with Kim Gutschow

Kim Gutschow, Williams lecturer in religion and anthropology/sociology, along with Robbie Davis-Floyd, senior research fellow in the department of anthropology at the University of Texas-Austin, and David Schwartz, Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia, look into how U.S. maternity care practices changed due to Covid-19. Continue reading »

Giebien Na interviews Professor James Nolan

My name is Giebien Na, and I graduated Williams College in June 2020. I recently talked to Chair of Anthropology and Sociology and Washington Gladden Professor of Sociology James Nolan about a subject near to his heart that has been garnering national attention. Read our conversation below! Hi Professor Nolan!… Continue reading »

2020 Advising Information

All rising juniors interested in majoring in Anthropology or Sociology should reach out to one of the Department’s members for advising between August 3 and August 13. The form for major declaration is available here. Contact information of the faculty available for advising is listed below. We look forward… Continue reading »

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